Sale Report: Primestock 13th June 2018

On Wednesday 13th June 2018, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 68 cattle comprising 42 cull cattle and 26 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1298 prime sheep including 756 spring lambs and hoggs and 542 cast ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

Leading the sale in price per kilo was a smart Limousin bull from TA Byers, Ellenbank selling for 208.50 pence per kilo purchased by Les Fell. Top price of the day was a shapely Limousin bull consigned by J & HD Langcake, Sandhills Farm achieving £1349.21 selling to Les Fell.

Cast cows were good to sell with more needed to meet buyers’ requirements.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 208.50 Ellenbank, 205.50 Prospect House Farm, 205.50 Lamplugh Hall, 203.50 Hunday Farm, 203.50 Sandhills Farm. Simmental – 205.50, 203.50 South View. Charolais – 204.50 Ellenbank. British Blue – 202.50 Hunday Farm, 193.50 Grange Farm. Holstein Friesian – 186.50, 179.50 Lamplugh Hall, 173.50 Grange Farm, 167.50, 159.50 Streetgate, 165.50 Arkleby Hall, 156.50 Propect House Farm. British Friesian – 181.50 SouthView.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1349.21 Sandhills Farm, 1208.79 Hunday Farm, 1175.46 Prospect House Farm, 1161.08 Lamplugh Hall. Charolais – 1325.16 Ellenbank. British Blue – 1188.68 Hunday Farm, 1166.81 Grange Farm. Limousin – 1138.41 Ellenbank. Simmental – 1133.50, 1117.92 South View. Holstein Friesian – 1108.53 Streetgate, 1101.44, 1029.41, 1025.57 Arkleby Hall, 1091.36, 1085.43 Lamplugh Hall, 1061.07, 1054.35 Prospect House Farm, 1037.53 Grange Farm. British Friesian – 889.35 South View.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Aberdeen Angus – 170 Hunday Farm. Holstein Friesian – 134.50, 119.50 Streetgate.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Aberdeen Angus – 892.50 Hunday Farm. Holstein Friesian – 739.75, 561.65 Streetgate.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 174.50 Terrace Farm, 174.50, 159.50 Beechcroft, 174.50, 169.50 Prospect House Farm, 163.50, 134.50 Outgang Farm, 144.50 Baggra Yeat, 129.50 Sandhills. Holstein Friesian – 153.50, 128.50 Barnyard, 140.50 Grange Farm, 139.50 Row Hall, 128.50, 125.50, 121.50 Watson Hill, 125.50 Frizington Parks. Aberdeen Angus – 139.50 Sandhills Farm, 124.50 Hunday Farm, 113.50 Hollins Farm. Holstein – 125.50, 118.50, 105.50 Bouch House Farm. Ayrshire – 121.50 Outgang Farm, 105.50, 98.50 Hill Farm. British Friesian – 120 Harrington Parks, 99.50 Aldoth Farm.  Brown Swiss – 115.50 Frizington Parks. Hereford – 98.50 Millbeck Hall.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1336.67, 1084.60 Beechcroft, 1204.05 Terrace Farm, 1197.07, 1059.38 Prospect House Farm, 777 Sandhills Farm, 775.97 Baggra Yeat. Holstein Friesian – 1270.98, 809.55 Barnyard, 1263.87 Row Hall, 979.29 Grange Farm, 911.25, 873.80, 800.28 Watson Hill, 878.50 Frizington Parks. Aberdeen Angus – 1026.72 Sandhills Farm, 721.86 Hollins Farm, 641.18 Hunday Farm. Holstein – 800.69, 741.81, 622.45 Bouch House Farm. British Friesian – 796.80 Harrington Parks, 463.67 Aldoth Farm. Brown Swiss – 713.79 Frizington Parks. Hereford – 579.18 Millbeck Hall. Ayrshire – 566.19 Outgang Farm, 535.94, 505.05 Hill Farm.

Prime Sheep

With a lift in lamb numbers this week the SQQ average was 253.8 pence per kilo. Leading the sale in price per kilo was a 41kg Texel lamb from Mrs J Marrs, Elva Plain at 307.30 pence per kilo. Top price of the day was a Texel lamb from J Walker & J Hunter, Fieldside achieving £127 selling to Tony Harrison, Butchers of Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 307.30 Elva Plain, 292.50, 290.70, 268.10 Fieldside, 284.10, 267.50 Grange Farm, 281 Willows Farm, 279.50 Hollins Farm, 276.90, 268.80 Oughterside Mill, 276.20, 265.80 Woodhall Brow Farm, 273.80 Birks Farm, 273.80 Asby Farm, 273.80 Salter Hall, 273.20, 269.60 Home Farm, 272.50 High Seaton, 270 The How, 267.50 Seafield House, 266.70 Greenlands, 265.90 Croftside, 265.50 Mid Farm, 264.70 Briary Bank. Suffolk – 262.90 Briary Bank, 259.80 Birks Farm, 256.50, 236.70, 212.50 Home Farm, 245.80, 237.50, 232, 215.80 Clappers, 242.50, 226.80 Bracken Howe, 238.80 Fairladies Farm, 236.70 Croft House, 221.40 Elva Plain, 216.70, 200 Millstone Moor.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 127, 126, 125, 119, 117 Fieldside, 126, 119, 116 Corrow Farm, 126 Elva Plain, 125, 124 Grange Farm, 124 Home Farm, 123, 116 Hollins Farm, 123 Swallowdene, 122 High Flatts, 121, 120, 118 Beechcroft, 120 Parsonage Farm, 120 Greenlands, 118 Willows Farm, 116 Mosser Mains Farm, 116 Woodhall Brow Farm, 115 Asby Farm. Suffolk – 119, 118, 106.50 Home Farm, 116, 104.50 Clappers, 106.50 Croft House, 106.50 Birks Farm, 104, 100, 94 Millstone Moor, 97, 93 Bracken Howe, 95.50 Fairladies Farm, 93 Elva Plain, 92 Briary Bank.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 147.70, 144.40, 140 Woodhall Brow Farm, 134.60 Croft End. Herdwick ­– 141.70, 128.60 Charles Ground, 125, 120.70 Stool End Farm. Cheviot – 131.60 Orchard Farm. Mule – 122.50 Orchard Farm.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 70, 50 Row Farm, 70, 60 Croft End, 70, 65 Woodhall Brow Farm. Herdwick – 54, 51 Charles Ground, 51 Row Farm. Cheviot – 50 Orchard Farm. Mule – 49 Orchard Farm.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 131, 113 Fieldside, 115, 114, 111, 110 Beech House, 111 Beechcroft, 111 Woodhall Brow Farm.   Beltex – 124, 98 Nook Farm, 87 Stonethwaite Farm, 83 Beech House. Suffolk – 108, 90 Croft House, 95 Wardhall Guards, 95 Gate Farm, 85 Fieldside. Cheviot – 106 Crakeplace Hall. Bleu du Maine – 99, 90 Croftside Farm. Zwartble – 94 Parsonage Farm, 82 Row Brow Park. Bluefaced Leicester – 92 Mosser Mains Farm. Mule – 92, 78 Mosser Mains Farm, 84 Cleamire, 83, 80 Clappers, 81 Greenlands, 79 Ellenbank.   Millenium Blue – 89 Crakeplace Hall.  Swaledale – 73 Beechcroft, 53 Mossergate Farm, 50 Scalderskew, 46, 40 Lowthwaite. Texel X Herdwick – 65 Baysbrown Farm, 50 High Seaton. Herdwick – 49 Baysbrown Farm, 44.50 Rannderdale, 40 Nook Farm, 39 Row Brow Park.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Bluefaced Leicester – 108, 70 Mosser Mains Farm. Zwartble – 102 Brackendene. Texel – 85 Woodhall Brow Farm, 80 Littletown Farm, 76 Croftside Farm, 70 Low Garth, 70 Mosser Mains Farm. Cheviot – 76 Wood End Farm. Charollais – 70 Fell End. Herdwick – 55 Wood End Farm, 47 Nook Farm. Swaledale – 46 Lowthwaite, 45 Bridge End, 42 Fell End, 40 Scalderskew.

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