Sale Report: Primestock 14th December 2016

On Wednesday 14th December 2016, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 85 cattle comprising 55 cull cattle and 30 prime bulls and heifer, 1454 prime sheep including 1289 lambs and 165 ewes and rams, presented for sael to a full ring of buyers.

Top price per kilo went to a Limousin heifer 231.50ppk (£1376.19) sold by Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm purchased by Haighs Butchers, Workington. P & PI Walker & Son, Beechcroft gained top price with a Limousin bull £1410.65 (222.5ppk) selling to TL Fell. Cows were making good trade with a Limousin Cow topping at £1087.68 (154.50ppk) selling to G Chapman.

Cows and bulls are in high demand.

Prime Heifers (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 231.50, 224.50 Hunday Farm.

Prime Heifers (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1376.19, 1312.61 Hunday Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 222.50 Beechcroft, 219.50 Hunday Farm, 199.50 Row Hall, 193.50 Lamplugh Hall. British Blue – 212.50 Grange Farm. Charolais – 206.50 Brow Top Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 192.50, 189.50 Stybeck Farm. British Friesian – 186.50 Grange Farm. Holstein Friesian – 179.50, 176.50 Grange Farm, 178.50 Threapland Lees, 170.50 Row Hall. Holstein – 177.50, 174.50, 172.50 Low Scaw Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1410.65 Beechcroft, 1368.05 Lamplugh Hall, 1350, 1336.65 Row Hall, 1273.10 Hunday Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1207.38 Lamplugh Hall, 1148.80, 1011.35 Grange Farm, 1116.78 Row Hall, 1056.72 Threapland Lees. Charolais – 1193.57 Brow Top. Aberdeen Angus – 1160.78, 1099.10 Stybeck Farm. British Blue – 1156 Grange Farm. Holstein – 1040.15, 966.73, 910.80 Low Scaw Farm. British Friesain – 1072.38 Grange Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 154.50, 136.50 Sandhills Farm, 122.50 Beechcroft, 119.50 Hill Top, 116.50 Oughterside Mill, 116.50 Lake View. British Blue – 147.850 Hill Top, 139.50 Woodend, 115.50 Oughterside Mill. Belgian Blue – 129.50 Oughterside Mill. Holstein – 118.50 Marlborough Hall, 109.50 Brow Top Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 112.50 Scalderskew. Holstein Friesian – 109.50 Hodgson Green, 104.50 Grange Farm, 101.50 Lamplugh Hall.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1087.68, 990.99 Sandhills Farm, 911.79 Hill Top, 908.95 Beechcroft, 838.80 Lake View. British Blue – 973.50 Hill Top. Holstein – 867.42 Marlborough Hall, 865.05 Brow Top Farm, 810.93 Lowca Cottage Farm. Belgian Blue – 833.98 Oughterside Mill. Simmental – 829.33 Muncaster Head. Holstein Friesain – 802.64 Hodgson Green, 729.41 Grange Farm, 682 Lamplugh Hall.

Prime Steer (Top price per Kilo – Pence):- Aberdeen Angus – 185.50, 171.50 Sneckyeat Farm.

Prime Steer (Top Price Per Head – £):- Aberdeen Angus – 1335.60, 1203.93, 1030.40 Sneckyeat Farm.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Aberdeen Angus – 86.50 Sneckyeat Farm.

OTM Bull (Top price per head – £):- Aberdeen Angus – 1041.46 Sneckyeat Farm

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Longhorn – 139.50 Camomile Cottage.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Longhorn – 820.26 Camomile Cottage.

Prime Sheep

Texel lamb was top price at £100 from Holliday & Graham, Bolton Wood Lane Farm selling to T Harrison Butchers, Cockermouth. J Sewell, Mayfield topped the pence per kilo with a Texel lamb at 231ppk nought by R Skelton. SQQ average was up at 163.69 ppk.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 231, 226.20 Mayfield, 222.50 Moor Platt Farm, 217.90 Sycamore House, 213.80 Sycamore House, 212.20 Sandhills Farm, 209.80 Grange Farm. Beltex – 227.80 Swinside End Farm, 215.70, 208.10 Park House Farm. Charollais – 176.80 Bolton Wood Lane Farm. Cheviot – 171.30 Stonecroft. Herdwick – 163.20 Thornholme, 151.50 Hazel Head Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 162.20 Outgang Farm, 158.10 Grange Grassings, 157.90 Whinnah Lodge, 154.30 The Mount, 153 Oak Hill, 152.50 Byresteads. Suffolk – 160 Westray Farm, 158.70 Blake Hills, 156.70 Byrestrads, 155.30 Grange Farm, 153.50 Nr Branthwaite Edge. Mule – 153.80 Mosser Mains Farm, 152.30 Swinside End Farm. Swaledale – 147.10 Thornholme, 141.20 WCG Holdings.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 100 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 99, 97, 95 Mayfield, 89, 88 Moor Platt Farm, 87.50 Grange Farm. Charollais – 99 Bolton Wood Lane Farm. Beltex – 88 Rose Farm, 82 Swinside End Farm, 81.50 Home Farm, 80, 77 Park House Farm. Suffolk – 73 Grange Farm, 73 Blake Hills, 72 Fairladies. Mule – 69.50 WCG Holdings, 66.50 Far End Farm,67 Swinside End Farm, 66 High House Farm. Cheviot – 69 West Head Farm, 68.50 Stone Croft. Texel x Herdwick – 68 Grange Grassings, 66.50 Far End Farm. Herdwick – 55.50 Thornholme, 54.50 West Head Farm. Swaledale – 51.50 Thronholme, 50.50 Hazel Head Farm.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Beltex – 80.50 Mayfield. Texel – 76.50 Mayfield, 76, 75.50 Sandhills, 73 High Low Hall. Cheviot – 65.50 Stonecroft. Mule – 65 Bleabank, 61.50 Fairladies Farm, 57.50 Causeway Foot. LLeyn – 60 Sale Fell House. Swaledale – 47.50, 40.50 Cotland Farm, 40.50 Segbushwell. Herdwick – 43.50 Stybeck Farm, 40 Sneckyeat Farm.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 73.50 Riggingill. Bluefaced Leicester – 54.50 Mosser Mains. Herdwick – 52 West Head Fm.

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