Sale Report: Primestock 14th November 2018

On Wednesday 14th November Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 58 cattle comprising 40 cull cattle and 18 prime bulls, 1797 prime sheep including 1406 lambs and 391 cast ewes and rams.

Topping the sale in price per kilo and per head was a tremendous Limousin Bull selling for 210.50 pence and £1351.41  from A & L Gott, Prospect House Farm purchased by T L Fell.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 210.5 Prospect House Farm, 194.5 Uldale Hall, 194.5 Acrewalls, 188.5 East Mill, 187.5 Ellen Bank. Simmental – 202.5 Ellen Bank. British Blue – 193.5 Grange Farm, 179.5 East Mill. British Friesian – 186.5, 180.5 Uldale Hall, 178.5, 165.5, 156.5 Prospect House Farm, 155.5 South View. Swedish Red and White – 173.5, 154.5 Grange Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1351.41 Prospect House Farm, 1192.50 Ellen Bank, 1190.34 Acrewalls, 1176.24 East Mill, 1151.44 Uldale Hall. Simmental – 1312.20 Ellen Bank. British Blue – 1098.54 East Mill, 1071.99, 1048.77 Grange Farm.  British Friesian – 1115.27, 1108.27 Uldale Hall, 1025.08, 984.73 Prospect House Farm, 981.75 Grange Farm, 844.37 South View.  Swedish Red and White – 975.07, 800.31 Grange Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 140.5, 132.5 Sandhills Farm, 117.5 Cockley Gill, 109.5 Shatton Lodge Farm, 104.5, 92.5 Ullock Farm. Simmental – 123.5 Shatton Lodge Farm. British Blue 100.5, 100, Ullock Farm, 94.5 Knott Houses. Beef Shorthorn  – 104.5 Blake Hills. Holstein Friesian – 100, 80.5 Hill Farm, 97.5 Waites Farm, 89.5, 79.5 Bouch House, 89.5 Burton House Farm, 82.5 Lamplugh Hall.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1060.78, 964.60 Sandhills Farm, 834.39 Shatton Lodge Farm, 721.45 Cockley Gill. Simmental 921.31 Shatton Lodge Farm.   British Blue – 637.00 625.53 Ullock Farm, 608.58 Knott Houses.   Beef Shorthorn – 852.72 Blake Hills.  Holstein Friesian – 818.00, 609.39 Hill Farm, 731.25 Waites Farm, 597.86 Burton House Farm.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 105.5 Swinside House Farm

OTM Bull (£ per head):- Limousin – 848.22 Swinside End Farm.

Prime Sheep

With a good show of lambs forward and a lift on the week of 4 pence the SQQ average was 178.1 pence per kilo. Leading price per kilo was 219.5 pence achieved for a 41kg Beltex lambs from Messrs Powley, Green Marsh. The top price per head was £99 paid for 46 kg Texel lambs from G Rudd, Jenkin Cross.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex – 219.5 215.5, 191.8, 188.6 Green Marsh, 209.7, 206 Randle Gate. Texel – 215.40 Sherriff, 215.20 Jenkin Cross, 215 Sycamore House, 214.50 Stawberry How, 209.80, 207.7, 200.0 Bothel Craggs, 208.5 High Flatts, 208.3 Crofthouse Farm, 203.6 Croftside Farm, 201.2 Moor Platt Farm. Cheviot – 183.8 Fell Foot Farm. Bleu du Maine – 179.5 Crooklands Farm. Suffolk – 173.10, 159.5, 154.4 Strawberry How, 166.3 Stone Croft 164.4 Moor Platt Farm, 153.2 Westray Farm, 150.0 Scalesmoor.  Mule – 168.20 Swaledale Watch, 162.2 Jenkin Cross, 152.2 Far End Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 184.7, 178.8 Fell Foot Farm, 182.9 Randle Gate, 171.3 Fell Barrow, 171.10 South View, 168.3 Bellhouse Farm. Herdwick – 167.10 Stone Ends.  Swaledale – 156.3 Low Priorscales, 152.5 Meadowbank. Dorset – 153.3, 147.6 Springhill Farm.  Kerry – 143.3 Jenkin Cross.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 99, 97.50, 97, 92 Jenkin Cross, 98 High Flatts, 98, 97, 95 Hollins Farm, 95, 89 Far End Farm, 93 High Moss, 88 Moor Platt Farm, 87.50 Croftside Farm, 87.00 Overcroft, 87 Fieldside, 86.50 Hill Farm, 86 Sycamore House.  Beltex  – 94, 90.50, 90, 83 Green Marsh, 86.50 Randle Gate. Suffolk – 84, 83.50 Hemplands Farm, 74, 72 Moor Platt Farm, 73.50 Scalesmoor, 72 Westray Farm, 71 Fieldside, 70.50 Fairladies Farm. Mule – 75, 66.50 Jenkin Cross, 68.50 Far End Farm. Kerry – 74.50 Jenkin Cross. Texel X Herdwick – 71.50 Fell Foot Farm, 70, 69 Bellhouse Farm, 69.50 Randle Gate, 68.50 Fell Barrow, 66.50 Fell Foot Farm, 66 Micklam Cottages, 65 Row Brow Park, 65 South View. Bleu du Maine – 70 Crooklands Farm . Dorset – 69, 62 Springhill Farm. Cheviot – 68 Fell Foot Farm, 67 Simonscales Mill.  Herdwick – 63.50 Stone Ends. Swaledale – 61 Meadowbank, 50 Low Priorscales. Jacob – 60 Stonecroft.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 117, 110, 98, 92 Hill Farm, 110 Croftfield House, 99 Greenlands, 95 Cotland, 87, 80 Greenlands. Suffolk – 88 Sycamore House, 62 Loughhead Farm.  Teeswater – 70 Cotland . Bluefaced Leicester – 70 Cotland, 68 Segbushwell.   Mule – 59.50, 59, 50 High Bewaldeth, 58 Croft End Farm, 58 Loughhead Farm, 57 Fairladies Farm, 55 Riggingill, 55 Cotland Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 54 South View, 40 Manesty View.  Swaledale – 47 Bell House Farm, 37 Low Stowbank, 36.50 Low House, 36 Taw House, 34.50 High Bewaldeth. Cheviot – 44 Low Stowbank.   Herdwick – 36 Outgang Farm, 34 Taw House, 30 Fell Foot Farm. 29.50 Knott Houses, 29 Mickland Cottages.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 112 Segbushwell, 105, 74 Mid Farm, 88, 74, 72 Green Marsh, 87 Greenlands.  Swaledale – 62, 54 Stockhow Hall, 50 Smaithwaite. Herdwick – 44, 40 Low Whitebanks, 39 Simonscales Mill.

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