Sale Report: Primestock 14th February 2018

On Wednesday 14th February 2018, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 60 cattle comprising 43 cull cattle and 17 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2034 prime sheep including 1614 hoggs and 420 ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

With a great show of cattle forward leading the sale in price per kilo and per head was a tremendous Limousin bull from GL Hutton, Setmabanning at 658kg it sold for 224.50 pence (£1477.21) to Les Fell.

Cast cows were good to sell with a Limousin cow from BW Hewitson, Shatton Lodge Farm selling to 159.50 pence per kilo and leading price achieved in this section was a Limousin cow from J & HD Langcake, Sandhills at £1389.53.

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Simmental – 212.50, 202.50 Ellenbank, Galloway – 176.50 Ellenbank.

Prime Steer (Top price per head – £):- Simmental – 1202.75, 1089.45 Ellenbank. Galloway – 984.87 Ellenbank.

Prime Heifers (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 194.50 Overcroft.

Prime Heifers (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1159.22 Overcroft.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 224.50 Setmabanning, 199.50 (x3), 197.50, 194.50 Row Hall, 195.50, 194.50 Willow Farm, 190.50 Hunday Farm. Montbeliarde – 190.50 Outgang Farm. British Friesian – 184.50 Seaview. Hereford – 184.50 Seaview.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- . Limousin – 1477.21 Setmabanning, 1232.91, 1221.46, 1212.96, 1139.83, 1121.19 Row Hall, 1202.78, 1176.73, 1075.25 Willows Farm, 1171.58 Hunday Farm. Montbeliarde – 1143 Outgang Farm. Hereford – 1130.99 Seaview

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 159.50 Shatton Lodge Farm, 156.50 Terrace Farm, 146.50, 145.50, 129.50 Hill Top, 145.50 Sandhills Farm, 123.50 Wasdale Head Hall. Aberdeen Angus – 153.50 Terrace Farm, 109.50 Wasdale Head Hall. British Friesian – 141.50 Shatton Lodge Farm, 134.50, 116.50 Stainburn Hall Farm, 133.50 Weary Hall Farm, 129.50, 118.50 Frizington Hall. Holstein Friesian – 138.50, 133.50 East Farm, 133.50 Hunday Farm, 133.50, 123.50 Lamplugh Hall, 133.50 Hill Farm, 125.50, 112.50 Frizington Parks. Brown Swiss – 136.50 Frizington Parks. Holstein – 133.50, 129.50, Threapthwaite Farm, 109.50 Lodge Farm. Swedish Red – 113.50 Frizington Parks. Ayrshire – 94.50 Hill Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1389.53 Sandhills Farm, 1212.20 Shatton Lodge Farm, 1175.64, 1054.80, 967.37 Hill Top, 995.34 Terrace Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1092.03 Hunday Farm, 1027.95, 778.05 Lamplugh Hall, 1006.59 Hill Farm, 965.35, 925.16 East Farm, 763.25 Green Acres, 710.33 Frizington Parks, 617.18 Annaside Farm. Holstein – 1062.66, 932.40 Threapthwaite Farm, 689.85 Lodge Farm. British Friesian – 1035.78 Shatton Lodge Farm, 993.96, 763.08 Stainburn Hall Farm, 961.20 Weary Hall Farm, 821.21, 787.36 Frizington Hall. Brown Swiss – 980.07 Frizington Parks. Aberden Angus – 963.98 Terrace Farm, 596.78 Wasdale Head Hall. Swedish Red – 667.38 Frizington Parks. Ayrshire – 488.52 Hill Farm.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian – 136.50 Hill Farm, 133.50 Grange Farm.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 927.83 Grange Farm, 887.25 Hill Farm.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Montbeliarde – 126.50 Green Acres.

OTM Bull (Top price per head – £):- Montbeliarde – 1287.77 Green Acres.

Prime Sheep

In keeping with the national trend this week hoggs were a great trade with an SQQ average of 214.87 pence per kilo. Hoggs in the 39-45.5kg range came in at 220.41 pence per kilo.

Leading the sale in price per kilo was a pen of wonderful Texel hoggs from A & L Gott, Prospect House Farm at 38kg they sold for 289.50 pence per kilo to Robert Skelton. A tremendous pure Texel hogg from CP Nixon, Seafield House achieved the leading price of £130 purchased by Robert Skelton.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 289.50, 275, 265.80 Prospect House Farm, 287.90 Parsonage Farm, 278.90 High Bewaldeth, 277.80, 268.80, 257.10 Hollins Farm, 263.80, 256.40 Rook Farm, 261.90 Low Garth, 260, 259.20 Seafield House, 256.80 Keskadale. Bleu du Maine – 287.50, 268.80 Holmecroft Farm. Beltex – 252.90, 238 Sycamore House. Texel X Herdwick – 229.30 Grange Grassings, 228.80, 225 Orthwaite Hall, 222.60 Plumbland Farm, 220 Strudda Bank, 220 Glencoyne Farm, 216.70 Bridge End Farm, 214.50 Rowbrow Park, 214 Plumbland Farm, Charollais – 222 Birks Farm, 173.20 Stybeck Farm. Berrichon – 221.20 Shatton Lodge Farm. Suffolk – 218 Strudda Bank, 216, 210 Far End Farm, 211.80, 188.90, 185.10, 180.30 Clappers, 200 Seafield House, 190.20 Bridge End Farm, 186.50 Stone Croft. Mule – 217.40 Kirkland House, 216, 209.40 Howbeck Lodge, 214.30 Shatton Lodge Farm, 211 Keskadale, 208.90 High Side Farm, 208.80 Far End Farm, 208.30 Wythop Hall Farm, 208 Holmecroft Farm, 207.10 Swinside End Farm. Herdwick – 216.30 Far End Farm, 212.80 Stybeck Farm, 209.80, 200 Stool End Farm, 206.30, 191.10 Baysbrown Farm, 198.70 Fell Foot Farm, 196.50, 193.10 Anns Cottage. Half Bred – 215.40 Strudda Bank. Swaledale – 212.80 Far End Farm, 202.40 Wythop Hall Farm, 201.20 Setmabanning, 197.60 Baggra Yeat, 197.10 Thornholme, 194.60 Low Priorscales, 186 Orthwaite Hall, 184.70 Horsemoor Hills, 184.10 Eirinntalla. Cheviot – 205 Strudda Bank, 190.20, 180, 169.70 Stonecroft. Zwartble – 200 Sorrowstones. Bluefaced Leicester – 191.50 High Bewaldeth, 159.60 Baggra Yeat. Scotch Blackface – 183.30 Stone Croft.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 130, 127 Seafield House, 122 Far End Farm, 122 Risehow Farm, 120 The How, 120 (x2) Beckhouse Farm, 118.50 Burton House, 118, 116 High Bewaldeth, 117 Beckhouse Farm, 116 Risehow Farm, 116 The How, 116 High Flatts. Berrichon – 115 Shatton Lodge Farm. Mule – 115 Far End Farm, 111 High Bewaldeth, 106.50 Far End Farm, 105 Shatton Lodge Farm, 100.50, 97 Howbeck Lodge, 97, 93.50 Kirkland House, 94 High Side Farm, 93.50 Holmecroft Farm, 93 Keskadale. Bluefaced Leicester – 113 High Bewaldeth, 91 Baggra Yeat. Suffolk – 111, 108, 87, 85 Clappers, 101.50, 88 Far End Farm, 96 Strudda Bank, 87.50 Bridge End Farm, 80 Sella Farm, 78 Seafield House. Texel X Herdwick – 111, 94.50, 91.50 Orthwaite Hall, 95 Prospect House Farm, 94 Grange Grassings, 93.50, 92, 90 Plumbland Farm, 88 Strudda Bank, 87 Foxhouse Farm, 84.50 Bridge End Farm, 81.50 Rowbrow Park. Swaledale – 109 Low Priorscales, 86.50 Setmabanning, 86 Rannerdale, 85 Wythop Hall Farm, 83 Far End Farm, 81 (x2) Eirinntalla, 81 Baggra Yeat, 80 Orthwaite Hall.   Bleu du Maine – 107.50, 103.50 Holmecroft Farm. Beltex – 93, 88.50 Sycamore House. Charollais – 91 Birks Farm, 71 Stybeck Farm. Cheviot – 88 Strudda Bank, 87.50, 72 Stonecroft. Herdwick – 86.50 Far End Farm, 86, 82.50 Baysbrown Farm, 86 Stool End Farm, 85 Sherriff, 84.50 Anns Cottage, 84 Swinside End Farm, 83 Stybeck Farm, 75.50 Fell Foot Farm. Half Bred – 84 Strudda Bank. Zwartble – 78 Sorrowstones. Scotch Blackface – 66 Stone Croft.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 116, 110 Wilson Park, 108 Croftfield House, 105 Greensyke, 92 High Bewaldeth, 92 Brayshaw Farm, 91, 85 Stoney Howe, 90 Greensyke, 82 Irton House. Suffolk – 118 Clappers, 87 Birks Farm, 80 Ryhola Meadow. Rouge – 87 Birks Farm. Mule – 83 Corn How, 80 Seat House, 79 Greensyke, 78 Strawberry How, 77 Brayshaw Farm, 62 Howbeck Lodge, 50 Brayshaw Farm, 47 Irton House. Bluefaced Leicester – 79 Howbeck Lodge. Bleu du Maine – 77 Holmecroft Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 76 Scalderskew, 42 Cragg House Farm, 33 Low Waterside Cottage. Swaledale – 61, 47 Beechcroft, 54 Low Snab, 48 Lane Foot, 45 Horsemoor Hills, 43 Terrace Farm, 43 Howbeck Lodge, 39 Ghyll Farm. Cheviot – 57 Croft House Farm, 37 Stybeck Farm. Herdwick – 56 Beechcroft, 37 Knott Houses, 37 Sword House, 36 Howes Farm, 35 Ponsonby Old Hall, 31 Ghyll Farm. Roughfell – 54 Ghyll Farm. Jacob – 45 Croftfield House.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Bluefaced Leicester – 126 High Bewaldeth, 102, 85 wilson Parks, 50 Terrace Farm. Cheviot – 97 Setmabanning, 67 Howes Farm. Texel – 79, 60 High Seaton, 75, 54 Thornholme, 42 Oak Hill. Rouge – 75 Birks Farm. Scotch Blackface – 72 Scalderskew. Beltex – 68 Terrace Farm. Herdwick – 62 Thornholme, 32 Howes Farm. Berrichon – 60 Stybeck Farm. Jacob – 55 Scalderskew. Swaledale – 55 Low Snab, 48 Thornholme, 45 Terrace Farm, 45 Scalderskew. Bleu du Maine – 48 Seat House. Texel X Herdwick – 42 Oak Hill.

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