Sale Report: Primestock 15th August 2018

On Wednesday 15th  August  2018, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 64 cattle comprising 29 cull cattle and 27 prime bulls and 8 clean cattle, 3504 prime sheep including 2231 lambs and 1273 cast ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

The weekly sale of primestock attracted some outstanding cows and bulls from all vendors.  Cast cows were much sharper on the week with East House leading the way at 170.5p for a Limousin.

An outstanding selection of prime Bulls were forward leading this section was a Limousin Bull from A & L Gott, Prospect House Farm selling for 207.5 pence.  Top price per head was £1520.70 from S Hardisty & Son, How Hall, Ennerdale.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin 229.5, 207.5 Prospect House Farm, 219.5, 207.5 Hunday Farm,  206.5 Lamplugh Hall.  Hereford 176.5 Branthwaite Edge Holstein Friesian 153.5 Lamplugh Hall

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):-  Limousin – 1265.75, 1163.57 Prospect House Farm, 1222.48 Lamplugh Hall, 1220.10, 1191.89, 1135.88 Hunday Farm, Hereford – 1023.70 Nr Branthwaite Edge.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 207.5, 204.5, 203.5 Prospect House, 206.5, 204.5, 202.5 East House, 205.5 How Hall, 202.5, 190.5 Acrewalls, 190.5 Uldale Hall, 190.5 Ellen Bank, 188.5 Grange Farm.  Simmental – 204.5 Harrington Parks, 202.5 Ellen Bank.  British Blue – 204.5 Harrington Parks, 195.5, 194.5 Lodge Farm.  Hereford 189.5 Harrington Parks.  Beef Shorthorn – 184.5, 170.5 Woodhow Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 188.5 Uldale Hall, 149.5, 136.5 Lodge Farm, 149.5 Prospect House Farm, 141.5 Grange Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):-  Limousin – 1520.70 How Hall, 1419.23 Ellenbank, 1387.68, 1316.25, 1302.67 East House, 1294.26, 255.63 Prospect House Farm, 1287.78 Uldale Hall, 1261.58 Acrewalls,  Simmental – 1409.40 Ellenbank, 1112.48 Harrington Parks.  British Shorthorn – 1324.71, 1248.06 Woodhow Farm.   British Blue – 1219.92 Lodge Farm, 1042.95 Harrington Parks, 1032.98 Grange Farm.  British Friesian – 1055.60 Uldale Hall.  Limousin – 1000.13 Acrewalls, 922.08 Grange Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 976.35 Grange Farm, 852.15 Prospect House Farm, 831.22 Lodge Farm.  Hereford – 975.93 Harrington Parks.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 170.5, 168.5, 164.5, 149.5 East House.  Holstein Friesian –  134.5 Waverbank, 129.5 East Farm, 114.5, 100.5 Watson Hill, 113.5, 112.5 East Farm, 107.5 Outgang Farm, 107.5 Threapthwaite Farm, 106.5 Croftlands.  Ayrshire – 109.5, 107.5 Rosewain Farm.  British Blue 104.5 Newlands Avenue.  Montbeliarde – 84.5 Outgang.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):-  Limousin – 1208.15, 1099.73, 1046.22 1001.65 East House, 1032.98 Grange Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 1057.73, 1004.17 Watson Hill  967.37 819.00 East Farm 901.15 Waverbank  Ayrshire – 707.35 637 Rosewain.  Holstein – 609.53 Threapthwaite Farm

Prime Sheep 

Prime lambs SQQ was 179p taking national numbers into consideration well fleshed lambs were reasonably bid for obtaining the 180p per kg mark.  Leading the sale in price per kilo were a pen of smart Texel lambs from JA Mounsey, Grange Farm which sold for 222.20 pence to West Scottish Lamb.  Top price of the day went to M & K Palmer, Grange Farm at £115 for a Texel lamb purchased by Tony Harrison, Butcher of Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Texel – 222.20 Grange Farm 219.5 Briary Bank 218.9, 214.60 209.80, 207.10 Hill House, 215.70, 211.90 Lamplugh Hall, 210.70 Greensyke, 210.60 Willows Farm, 210.20 Sneckyeat Farm.  Beltex – 220.20 High Blaithwaite, 215.40 Hill House, 213.00 Braithwaite Farm 210.80 Croft End Farm.  Bleu du Maine – 197.70 Holmecroft Farm, 171.40 Byresteads.  Texel X Herdwick – 181.4, 176.4 Crosbythwaite Farm, 170.70 Grange Grassings.  Mule – 172.10 Hill Top, 162.50 Hollins Farm.  Charollais – 170.0 The Muslins, 141.70 Byresteads.  Bluefaced Leicester – 163.0 Segbushwell.  Zwartble – 159.0 Sheepfields.  Jacob – 118.40 Sheepfields

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):-  Texel – 115, 101 Grange Farm 111, 98 Croftends Farm 111, 96,95 Fieldside, 110 Lamplugh Hall, 103 Sneckyeat Farm, 100 Grange Farm, 99 Willows Farm, 98 Braithwaite Farm, 97 Beck House, 96.50 Summer Hill, 95 Chapel House Farm.  Suffolk –  109 High Flatts, 105 Scalesmoor, 76.50 High Farm, 74 Sycamore House, 73 Fell Barrow, 72 Westray Farm, 70 Greensyke.  Bleu du Maine – 87 Holmecroft Farm.  Beltex – 98 Braithwaite Farm, 94, 84 Hill House, 92.50 High Blaithwaite.  Bluefaced Leicester – 75 Segbushwell.  Mule – 74 Hill Top, 65 Hollins Farm.  Texel X Herdwick-  70 Grange Grassings 63.50 Crosbythwaite Farm.  Charollais – 68 The Muslins.  Zwartble – 62 Sheepfields.  Jacob – 45 Sheepfields.

Leading up to the festival the demand was evident for well fleshed stronger type ewes, those being the ones all buyers bid strongly for maintaining last weeks’ high prices.  Smaller types and leaner ewes were hard to cash.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):-  Texel – 128 Whitemoss 122, 105  Far End Farm 121,102 101 Mayfield,  120, 101 Beck Farm, 113 Home Farm, 112 Frizington Parks, 109 Holmecroft, 108 Burton House, 104 Ghyll House, 103 Meadow Farm, 102 Westwinds, 102 Wardhall Guards, 100 Moor Platt, 100 Sneckyeat Farm.  Suffolk – 112 Brow Top Farm, 111 Burton House, 83 Sheepfields, 83 Parkside, 80, 74 Meadow Farm, 77 Woodside Cottage, 74 Croft House, 73 Greensyke, 72 Far End Farm.  Bleu du Maine – 112 Row Farm, 108 Kirkland Guards.  Beltex – 92 Braithwaite Farm, 90 Keskadale.  Mule – 87 Wardhall Guards,76 Syke Beck, 75 Parsonage Farm, 75 Salter Hall, 74 Rose Farm, 73 Near Branthwaite Edge, 72 Summer Hill, 72 Far End Farm, 71.50 Brow Top Farm, 71 Sorrowstones, 70 Calvo, 70 Braithwaite Hall,  70 Hurlbarrow.  Zwartble – 68 Brow Top Farm, 53 Whinnerah, 49 Sheepfields.  Swaledale – 42 Beech Croft, 39 Taw House, 36 Keskadale, 34 Swinside End Farm.  Kerry – 34 Brow Top Farm.  Herdwick – 46 Hollin Head, 31 Swinside End Farm, 30 Sword House, 30 Parkside, 29 Forbesfeld.  Jacob – 30 Hollin Head, 25 Keskadale.

Cast Rams (per head – £):-  Texel – 112, 110, 102, 100 Irton House.  Herdwick – 46 Hollin Head.  Swaledale – 42 Syke Beck.

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