Sale Report: Primestock 16th January 2019

On Wednesday 16th January 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 46 cattle comprising 28 cull cattle and 18 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1554 prime sheep including 1136 hoggs and 418 cast ewes and rams

Topping the sale in price per kilo was a smart Limousin heifer from Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm at 225.5 pence purchased by Haighs Butchers of Workington.  Leading the sale in price per head was a Holstein Friesian bull from Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm, Workington selling for £1368.51.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 225.5 Hunday Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – £1348.49 Hunday Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 189.5 Acrewalls, 189.5 ( x 2) Ellen Bank. Holstein Friesian – 188.5 Hunday Farm, 178.5 177.5 Prospect House Farm, 166.5, 161.5 Lamplugh Hall. British Blue – 189.5 Hunday Farm 172.5 Ellen Bank, 165.5 Lowca Cottage Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 1368.51 Hunday Farm, 1231.65, 1160.85 Prospect House Farm, 1141.88 Lowca Cottage Farm, 1045.62, 1027.14, Lamplugh Hall. Limousin – 1314.83 Hunday Farm, 1271.97, 1193.85 Lamplugh Hall, 1148.37 Ellen Bank. British Blue – 1212.80 Hunday Farm

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 136.5 Cathow Farm, 117.5 East House. British Blue 124.5 East House 116.5 Mid Farm. Holstein Friesian – 105.5, 101.5 Waverbank, 104.5 Barnyard, 103.5 Grange Farm, 103.5 Woodend. Blonde d’Aquitaine – 87.5 Low Godderthwaite

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 939.12 Cathow. Holstein Friesian – 867.21, 842.45 Waverbank, 855.95 Woodend, 832.80 Burton House Farm, 801.09 Grange Farm, 744.04 Barnyard. British Blue – 851.58 East House, 846.96 Mid Farm. Hereford – 839.63 832.35 Springs Farm. Blonde d’Aquitaine – 504.88 Low Godderthwaite.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 124.5 Mid Farm.

OTM Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1103.07 Mid Farm.

Prime Sheep

The SQQ average was 194.6 pence per kilo being the same as the week before and in keeping with the national trend. Leading the sale in price per kilo was a tremendous Texel hogg from Holliday & Graham, Bolton Wood Lane Farm selling for 271.70 pence. The top price per head was a shapely Beltex hogg from Messrs Richardson, Low Garth achieving £130 purchased by Haighs Butchers of Workington.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 271.70, 242.10 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 261.90, 256.40, 245.50, 242.50, 238.10, 236.80 Woodhall Brow Farm, 260.40, 256.10, 252.60, 248.80, 235.30 Wardwarrow, 257.50, 235.90 High Farm, 250, 247.30, 235.40 Sycamore House, 250 Low Pow, 243.90, 238.80 Low Garth, 243.40 Riggingill, 242.90 Hill Top, 241.30 Hillgreen, 238.10 High Bewaldeth, 238.10 Lamplugh Hall, 235.30 High Flatts, 235 Parsonage Farm, 234.60 Sherriff. Beltex – 260 Low Garth. Texel X Herdwick – 208.30 Burthwaite, 200, 181.60 Stonecroft, 197.40 Low Garth, 194.90 Rowbrow Park, 193.60 Foxhouse Farm, 192.70 Seafield House, 188.70 Acrewalls, 188.10 Grange Grassings, 181.40 Low Hall Farm. Cheviot – 202.70 Stybeck Farm, 200 Stonecroft. Mule – 192.30 Segbushwell, 186.10, 159.10 Hinning House, 180.50 Burthwaite, 178 Fangs Brow, 176.30 Hill Top, 175.60 Sherriff, 171.70 Low Garth, 168.90 High Bewaldeth, 166.70 Wardwarrow, 165.90, 160.90 Howbeck Lodge, 159.80 Far End Farm, 157.10 Kirkland House, 154.90 Shatton Lodge Farm. Herdwick – 183.80(x2) Fell Foot Farm, 176.50 Stone Ends. Swaledale – 178.90 Eirinntalla, 175 Branthwaite Farm, 167.60 Stonecroft, 162.20 High Bewaldeth, 155.60 Swinside End Farm. Suffolk – 173.90 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 148.10 Fieldside. Charollais – 168 Hinning House. Bluefaced Leicester – 149 High Bewaldeth. Zwartable – 148.90 Crooklands Farm.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Beltex – 130 Low Garth. Texel – 127, 122, 120, 115(x2) Hollins Farm, 125, 113, 106 Sycamore House, 125, 114, 106 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 125, 120, 105 Wardwarrow, 120, 119 High Flatts, 119, 112 Low Garth, 115, 111, 105 Hillgreen, 110 Lamplugh Hall, 110, 108, 105.50 Wodhall Brow Farm, 109 High Bewaldeth, 108, 104 Burton House, 104 Beckhouse Farm, 104 Grange Farm. Charollais – 84 Hinning House. Suffolk – 80 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 77 Fieldside. Texel X Herdwick – 79.50, 76 Rowbrow Park, 79 Grange Grassings, 79 Seafield House, 78 Low Hall Farm, 77 Low Garth, 75.50Foxhouse Farm, 75 Burthwaite, 74.50 Far End Farm, 74 Stonecroft. Mule – 79 Low Garth, 79 Shatton Lodge Farm, 77 Kirkland House, 76 High Bewaldeth, 75.50, 73.50 Far End Farm, 75 Wardwarrow, 75 Segbushwell, 74 Burthwaite, 74, 73, 72 Howbeck Lodge, 73 Fangs Brow, 72 Sherriff, 70.50 Hill Top. Cheviot – 76 Stonecroft, 75 Stybeck Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 76 High Bewaldeth. Zwartable – 70 Crooklands Farm. Swaledale – 68 Eirinntalla, 66.50 Branthwaite Farm, 60 High Bewaldeth, 57 Stonecroft, 56 Swinside End Farm. Herdwick – 65 Stone Ends, 62.50(x2) Fell Foot Farm.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 136 Dyke Croft, 128, 108 Lambground, 121, 109 Brow Top Farm, 107 Corn How, 106 Burton House, 103 Well Head, 100 Hill Top, 99 Holmecroft, 98 Braithwaite Farm, 96 New Monkwray Farm. Beltex – 100 Fieldside, 100 Holmecroft Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 74 Tortolocate, 70 Dyke Croft, 55 Howbeck Lodge. Suffolk – 106 Burton House, 90, 84, 82 Brow Top, 80 Woodside Cottage, 75 Woodhall Brow. Charollais 80 Brow Top Farm. Cheviot – 70, 59 Woodside Farm. Mule – 57 Dyke Croft, 56 Town Head, 56 Seafield House, 55 Ullock Mains, 54 Elva Plain, 54 Parsonage Farm, 53 Braithwaite Farm, 52 Woodhall Brow, 50 Corn How, 50 Riggingill, 50 Foulsyke Farm, 50 Shatton Lodge Farm. Zwartble – 55 Crooklands Farm. Berrichon – 61, 47 Ashcroft. Swaledale – 45, 40 Swinside End Farm, 42 Horsemoor Hills, 41 Segbushwell, 40 Howbeck Lodge. Herdwick – 40 Row Head.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 150 Horsemoor Hills, 80 Deanscales, 71 Swallowdene, 63 Slatefell. Suffolk 72 Westray Farm. Blue Leicester 61 Low Priorscales, 45 Tortolocate. Swaledale – 53 Horsemoor Hills, 47 Glencoyne Farm. Herdwick – 58, 55 Brotherikeld, 56 Glencoyne Farm.

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