Sale Report: Primestock 15th May 2018

On Wednesday 15th May 2018, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 49 cattle comprising 32 cull cattle and 17 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1350 prime sheep including 982 spring lambs and hoggs and 368 cast ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

With a good show of cattle forward leading the sale in price per kilo and per head was a tremendous Limousin bull from A & L Gptt, Prospect House weighing in at 606kg he sold for 224.50 pence per kilo (£1360.47) to Les Fell.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Aberdeen Angus – 181.50 Hunday Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):-   Aberdeen Angus – 1034.55 Hunday Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 224.50, 219.50, 180.50 Prospect House Farm, 207.50 Hunday Farm. British Blue – 207.50 Hunday Farm, 205.50, 203.50 East Mill Farm, 192.50 Grange Farm. British Friesian – 190.50 Harrington Parks. Swedish Red – 183.50, 169.50 Grange Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 179.50 Crosshow Farm. Holstein Friesian – 166.50 Prospect House Farm, 154.50 Sneckyeat Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):-  Limousin – 1360.47, 1335.70, 1317 Prospect House Farm, 1068.63 Hunday Farm. British Blue – 1360.41, 1159.95 East Mill Farm, 1215.95 Hunday Farm, 954.80 Grange Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 1285.22, 1206.66 Crosshow Farm. British Friesian – 1110.62 Harrington Parks. Holstein Friesian – 979.02 Prospect House Farm, 749.33 Sneckyeat Farm. Swedish Red – 978.06, 891.57 Grange Farm.

Cast cows were also in demand with more needed to meet buyers’ requirements.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Montbeliarde – 153.50 Pelutho Grange, 104.50 Outgang Farm. British Blue – 153.50 East Townend, 110.50 Overcroft. British Friesian – 147.50 Harrington Parks, 131.50 Hodgson Green. Limousin – 145.50, 143.50 Elva Plain, 137.50 Rpw End Farm, 106.50 Outgang Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 140.50 Sneckyeat Farm. Holstein Friesian – 136.50 Pelutho Grange, 133.50 Hodgson Green, 122.50, 113.50 Lamplugh Hall, 117.50 Waverbank, 110.50 Hunday Farm, 106.50 Waverbank. Holstein – 133.50, 132.50, 117.50 Threapthwaite Farm, 111.50 Hodgson Green. Swedish Red – 107.50 Barnyard.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):-  Montbeliarde – 1197.30 Pelutho Grange. Aberdeen Angus – 1032.68 Sneckyeat Farm. British Friesian – 1005.95 Harrington Parks, 744.29 Hodgson Green. Holstein Friesian – 953.19 Hodgson Green, 911.82 Pelutho Grange, 867.30, 705.97 Lamplugh Hall, 848.35 Waverbank, 727.09 Hunday Farm, Holstein – 947.38, 890.45, 754.35, 726.15 Threapthwaite Farm. Limousin – 852.63, 784.95 Elva Plain, 844.25 Row End Farm, British Blue –  813.55 East Townend, 699.47 Overcroft. British Holstein – 676.65 Langhorn. Swedish Red – 651.45 Barnyard.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 159.50 Outgang Farm. Holstein Friesian – 143.50 Waverbank.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 858.13 Waverbank. Limousin – 698.61 Outgang Farm.

Prime Sheep

A good show of spring lambs with an SQQ average of 290.3 pence per kilo. Leading the sale in price per kilo was a Texel lamb from G Butler, Moor Platt Farm selling for 351.10 pence per kilo. Top price per head was a Berrichon lamb selling for £165 from Messrs Fraser, High Flatts purchased by W Lindsay & Sons, Butchers of Cockermouth.

Prime hoggs sold well with a pen of Texel hoggs from G Gate, Hollins Farm selling for 298.70 pence per kilo and leading price a Texel hogg from J & K Meadley, High Bewaldeth achieving £148.

Prime Lamb (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 351.10, 343.50, 315.40, 315, 307.50, 300 Moor Platt Farm, 320.90, 309.50, 302.50, 300 Greensyke, 320.50, 302.30 High Flatts, 313.20 High Seaton, 307.30 The How, 303 High Seaton, 300 Birks Farm. Millennium Bleu – 347.70, 304.70, 302.40, 300 Birks Farm. Berrichon – 317.30, 289.80 High Flatts. Suffolk – 310.40 Oughterside Mill, 290.50, 275.60 Greensyke, 281.80 The Stable, 274.50 Hemplands Farm, 268, 264 Croft House, 267.50 Acrewalls, 250 Hemplands Farm.

Prime Lamb (Top price per head – £):- Berrichon – 165, 142 High Flatts. Texel – 158 (x2), 136, 129, 126 Moor Platt Farm, 150, 138, 130 Greensyke, 142 Bleabank, 141, 130 High Flatts, 126 The How, 125 Oughterside Mill, 123 Birks Farm. Millennium Bleu – 153, 131, 127, 123, 120 Birks Farm. Suffolk – 151, 129, 120 Hemplands Farm, 149 Oughterside Mill, 134, 132 Croft House, 124 The Stable, 124, 122 Greensyke, 107 Acrewalls.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 298.70, 282.10 Hollins, 297.40 Blake Hills, 293, 274 High Bewaldeth, 285.40, 270 East Mill Farm, 284 Crakeplace Hall, 268.30 Plumbland Farm, 264.80 Bent Ash Farm. Suffolk – 291.90, 238.10 Newton Field, 222.70 Byresteads, 221.40 Hollin Head. Cheviot – 266.70, 217.40 Newtonfield, 239.20 Hollin Head, 202.60 Plumbland Farm. Scotch Black Face – 250, 237.70 Ellenbank, 227.90 Hollin Head. Herdwick – 248.70, 234.70 East House, 220.50 Hollin Head, 216.20, 205.20 Plumbland Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 229.50 Bent Ash Farm, 228.60, 226.20 Row Head, 221.60 Simonscales Lane, 215.90 Armaside Farm, 207.10 Stone Croft. Swaledale – 215 Low Stowbank, 211.40 Stonecroft, 203.10 High Bewaldeth. Mule – 212.80 High Bewaldeth, 189.80 Shatton Lodge.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 148, 137, 126 High Bewaldeth, 145, 126 Ellenbank, 133 Plumbland Farm, 131 Beechcroft, 129 Outgang, 117 East Mill Farm, 116.50 Bent Ash Farm. Scotch Black Face – 126, 117.50, 106 Ellenbank. Suffolk – 125.50, 100 Newtonfield, 98 Byresteads. Cheviot – 104, 100 Newtonfield, 88.50 Hollin Head. Texel x Herdwick – 103, 95 Row Head, 101 Bent Ash Farm, 100 Plumbland Farm, 95 Armaside Farm. Mule – 100 High Bewaldeth, 93 Shatton Lodge. Herdwick – 94.50 East House, 93.50 Row Head, 92 West Head, 91 Row Head. Swaledale – 86 Low Stowbank, 75 Hollin Head, 74 Stone Croft, 71 Horsemoor Hills.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 151, 140, 134 Stone House Farm, 123 Ellenbank, 120, 118, 117 East Farm, 119 Home Farm, 117 Sycamore House, 116 The Stable. Suffolk – 121 High Flatts, 90, 75 Birk Farm. Berrichon – 120 High Flatts. Mule – 102 Ellenbank, 100 High Flatts, 92 Newhouse Farm, 87 Hollins Farm, 84, 80 East Townend, 84 Ullock Mains, 80 Shepherd’s Hotel, 80 Home Farm, 79 Birks Farm. Cheviot – 96 Blake Hills, 89 Strudda Bank, 87 Seathwaite Farm, 84, 81 Simonscales Mill, 68 Stonecroft, 65 Blake Hills. Zwartble – 94 Newhouse Farm. Scotch Blackface – 88, 85 Ellenbank. Swaledale – 79, 67 Beechcroft, 69 Horsemoor Hills, 63 Row Farm, 60 Low Stowbank, 59 Strudda Bank. Jacob – 78 High Seaton. Charollais – 72 Birks Farm, 72 The Stable. Bluefaced Leicester – 70 High Bewaldeth. Texel X Herdwick – 63 Bowderdale. Herdwick – 70 Howside, 64, 54, 51 Bowderdale, 63 Outgang Farm, 58 Row Farm, 57 Bent Ash Farm, 56 Plumbland Farm, 51, Ponsonby Old Hall, 50 Crookdake Cottage. Beltex – 50 Hollin Head.,

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 117 Hollins Farm, 101 Stubbs Ghyll. Herdwick – 81, 77, 70 West Head Farm, 64 Bowderdale, 61 Stubbs Ghyll,

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