Sale Report: Primestock 17th April 2019

On Wednesday 17th April 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 52 cattle comprising 36 cull cattle and 16 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1218 prime sheep including 891 hoggs and 327 cast ewes and rams

Topping the sale in price per kilo was a smart Limousin heifer from Messrs Teasdale, Lowside Farm, selling for 219.5 pence to Haighs Butchers, Workington.  Leading the sale in price per head at £1355.73 was a shapely Limousin bull from RG & JM Smith, Lake View bought by T Birkbeck.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 219.5, 217.5  Lowside.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Limousin –  1185.30, 1170.15 Lowside.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 213.5, 208.5 Lake View, 190.5, 181.50 Hunday Farm. British Blue – 175.50 Threapland Lees. Holstein Friesian – 159.50 Acrewalls, 155.50, 149.50 Threapland Lees. Holstein – 159.50, 154.50, 148.50 Acrewalls.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1355.73, 1125.90 Lake View, 1173.48, 1078.11 Hunday Farm. British Blue – 1305.72 Threapland Lees. Holstein – 1041.33, 1027.18, 905.85 Acrewalls. Holstein Friesian – 1014.42 Acrewalls, 914.34, 874.58 Threapland Lees.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 135.50 Stargill Farm. British Friesian – 134.50, 127.50, 116.50 Gutterby Farm, 127.50, 124.50 Uldale Hall, 111.50, 109.50 Wellington Farm. Holstein Friesian – 132.50, 130.50 Threapland Lees, 128.50 Waites Farm, 125.50 Watson Hill, 124.50, 123.50 Waites Farm, 120.50 Burton House Farm, 120.50 Waverbank, 119.50 Barnyard, 118.50 Watson Hill.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 1103.73, 852.17 Threapland Lees, 961.18, 938.60, 898.89 Waites Farm, 888.54, 847.28 Watson Hill, 861.28 Burton House Farm, 840.09 Barnyard, 804.94 Waverbank. British Friesian – 1076, 812.18, 796.86 Gutterby Farm, 831.30, 815.48 Uldale Hall, 618.68, 588.72 Wellington Farm. Limousin – 887.53 Stargill Farm.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian – 130.50 Kilndale, 121.50 Waverbank, 107.50 High House Farm.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 802.58 Kilndale, 795.83 Waverbank, 634.25 High House Farm.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian – 115.50 Brow Top Farm. 

OTM Bull (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 1247.40 Brow Top Farm. 

Prime Sheep

The SQQ average was 191.40 pence per kilo. Topping the pence per kilo section was a tremendous Texel hogg from P Law, Noble Croft achieving 230.40 pence  purchased by West Scottish Lamb.  WS Jackson, Nook Farm made top price per head with a shapely Beltex hogg selling for £120  to T Harrison Butchers, Cockermouth.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Texel – 230.40 Noble Croft, 223.80, 206.80(2) Grange Farm, 221.10, 213.60 Blue Dial, 220.70 Crakeplace Hall, 218.60 Wardhall Guards, 218.30 Sorrowstones, 218.30 Fieldside, 217.10, 205.60 Bowscale, 215.10 Home Farm, 214.70, 205.10 Dawn View, 204.80 Wha House. Millennium Blue – 226.20 Wardhall Guards. Bleu Du Maine – 220 Dawn View. Beltex – 218.20, 201.80 Nook Farm, 216.30 Noble Croft, 200 Beckhouse Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 212.20 Bowscale, 197.40 Pica Cottages. Herdwick – 208.80 Stybeck Farm, 200, 197.30, 185.90 Hollin Head, 200 Wha House Farm, 200 Coniston Hall, 198.60 Sorrowstones, 191.40 Grange Farm, 191, 190.90 Wilkinsyke Farm, 190.80 Langhorn, 189.70 Rannerdale, 188.50 Thistleton Farm, 188.20 Randle Gate, 187.80 Far End Farm. Cheviot – 207 Sorrowstones, 204.40, 203.60 Hollin Head. Suffolk – 206 Bowscale, 191.50 Fieldside. Scottish Blackface – 204.40, 175.60 Hollin Head, 185.40 Wilkinsyke Farm. Swaledale – 190.50, 184.2 Coniston Hall Farm, 184.40 Low Stowbank.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Beltex – 120, 113 Nook Farm, 106 Noble Croft, 92 Beckhouse Farm. Texel – 110, 94 Whinnerah, 106 Noble Croft, 106, 99, 95 Kilndale, 105 Fieldside, 105, 103, 96, 95, 94 Wardhall Guards, 100, 94 Grange Farm, 94.50 Crakeplace Hall, 94 Blue Dial. Millennium Blue – 95 Wardhall Guards. Suffolk – 90(x2) Fieldside, 86.50 Bowscale. Cheviot – 89 Sorrowstones, 72.50 Rannerdale, 69.50 Hollin Head. Bleu Du Maine – 88 Dawn View. Texel X Herdwick – 87 Bowscale, 77 Pica Cottage, 77 Outgang Farm, 64 Croft House Farm. Herdwick – 76.50, 75, 73.50, 73 Thistleton Farm, 76.50 Skelsceugh Farm, 74.50 Wilkinsyke Farm, 73 Hollin Head, 72.50 Langhorn, 72, 70 Coniston Hall Farm, 72 Wha House Farm, 71 Stybeck Farm, 70 Rannerdale, 69.50 Sorrowstones, 69.50 Far End Farm. Scottish Blackface – 76 Wilkinsyke Farm, 72, 69.50 Hollin Head.  Mule – 73 Row Farm. Swaledale ­– 72.50, 70 Far End Farm, 72, 70.50, 70 Coniston Hall Farm, 71 Outgang Farm, 69 Rannerdale, 59 Low Stowbank.

Goats (Price per kilo – pence):- 258.60 Stybeck Farm.

Goats (Price per head – £):- 75 Stybeck Farm.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 117 Riggingill, 112 Lake View, 110 Bell Mount, 109, 105 Fieldside, 107(x2) Braithwaite Farm, 102 Brow Top Farm, 100 Grange Farm, 100, 96 Stargill Farm, 98(x2) Burton House.Suffolk – 110 Low House, 108, 90 Burton House, 102, 96(x2) High Farm, 97 Brow Top Farm, 94 Beck House. Cheviot – 90 Stonewalls, 74 Strudda Bank, 58 Fold Head Far. Mule – 83 Fieldside, 82 Stonewalls, 82 Hunters Place, 82 Riggingill, 81 Kilndale, 81 Seaview, 80 Stargill Farm, 78 Outgang Farm, 78 Broomhills, 78 Briathwaite Farm, 76 Lake View, 73 Uldale Hall, 72 Muncaster Home Farm, 72 Briery Moss. Beltex – 80 Braithwaite Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 75 Bell Mount. Swaledale – 65, 60, 58, 56 Howbeck Lodge, 64, 55 Segbushwell, 63 Fangs Brow, 62 Bell Mount, 61 Uldale Hall, 60 Pica Cottage, 59 Wha House Farm, 57 Burnside, 55 Briery Moss. Herdwick – 59, 58 Skelsceugh Farm, 50 Strudda Bank, 50 Stybeck Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 56 Fold Head Farm.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Suffolk – 102 Beck House. Bluefaced Leicester – 97 Bell Mount, 60 Hollows Farm. Texel – 80 Low Stowbank, 70 Stonewalls. Charollais – 79 Stybeck Farm. Herdwick – 50 Middle Fell Farm. Swaledale – 42 Bell Mount.

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