Sale Report: Primestock 17th January 2018

On Wednesday 17th January 2018, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 62 cattle comprising 46 cull cattle and 16 prime bulls and heifer, 2258 prime sheep including 1942 hoggs and 316 ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

Topping the sale in price per kilo and per head was a tremendous Simmental bull from TA Byers, Ellenbank at 210 pence per kilo selling for £1428 to Les Fell.

Cast cows were again good to sell with more required to meet buyers’ demands.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Simmental – 210, 200 Ellenbank.  Limousin – 209.50, 199.50 Lake View, 205.50 Prospect House Farm. British Friesian – 190.50, 186.50 Uldale Hall, 172.50 Prospect House Farm. Holstein Friesian – 180.50 Prospect House Farm, 169.50, 162.50, 144.50 Greensyke, 162.50 Grange Farm, 159.50, 158.50 Seaview. Swedish Red – 177.50 Grange Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Simmental – 1428, 1170 Ellenbank. Limousin – 1403.65, 1240.89 Lake View, 1233 Prospect House Farm. British Friesian – 1221.30 Prospect House Farm, 1114.43, 1025.75 Uldale Hall. Holstein Friesian – 1187.69 Prospect House Farm, 1121.25, 1064.46 Greensyke, 1064.38 Grange Farm, 1014.40, 920.32 Seaview. Swedish Red – 1153.75 Grange Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 165.50, 138, 134.50 East House, 138.50, 132.50, 128.50, 117.50 Parkhouse Farm, 118.50 Mill House. British Blue – 136.50 Beechcroft, 135.50 Row End Farm, 129.50 Mid Farm. British Friesian – 131.50, 121.50, 117.50 Gutterby Farm. Saler – 129.50 Mill House. Montbeliarde – 126.50 Pelutho. Aberdeen Angus – 125.50 Mill House. Simmental – 124.50 East House. Holstein Friesian – 113.50, 109.50, 105.50 Croft House Farm, 112.50, 111.50, 103.50 East Farm, 111.50 Watson Hill, 100.50 Mayfield.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – 1187.55 Beechcroft, 906.50 Mid Farm, 781.84 Row End Farm. Limousin – 1148.57, 1080.54, 965.71 East House, 1004.13, 980.50, 838.95, 818.55 Parkhouse Farm, 758.40 Mill House.  Montbeliarde – 1087.90 Pelutho Grange, Aberdeen Angus – 863.44 Mill House. British Friesian – 852.12, 759.05, 720.50 Gutterby Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 904.50, 762.80, 706.91 East Farm, 837.67, 819.47, 766.50 Croft House Farm, 706.52 Mayfield, 691.30, 658.72 Watson Hill. Saler – 852.11 Mill House. Simmental – 883.95 East House.   

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian – 136.50, 127.50, 107.50 Waverbank.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 1000.88, 947.31 Waverbank.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 139.50 Woodhall Brow Farm, 125.50 Green Close.

OTM Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1367.10 Woodhall Brow Farm, 1004 Green Close.

Prime Sheep

The overall average this week was 183.41 pence per kilo with hoggs in the 39-45.5kg section achieving 188 pence per kilo. Leading the sale in price per kilo was Texel hogg from W & M Nixon, Bridekirk Hall selling for 237.50 pence to Vivers Scotlamb. Top price was a Texel hogg from Messrs Richardson, Low Garth at £111 purchased by Haighs Butches of Workington.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 237.50 Bridekirk Hall, 228.20, 226.40 Cherrytree House, 220 Low Garth, 219.50 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 218.60, 214.30 Grange Farm, 217.10 Sherriff, 216.30 Sandhills Farm, 214.30 Grange Farm, 214.30 Rook Farm, 214.30 Burton House. Beltex – 234.10, 217.90, 215.20 Keskadale, 232.90 Sandhills Farm, 229.40, 228.60 Sycamore House, 224.30, 219.50 Prospect House Farm, 220, 215.80 Green Marsh, 219.60 Risehow Farm. Berrichon – 208.50, 190, 186.30 Shatton Lodge Farm. Charollais – 202.50 Sandhills Farm, 202.40 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 173.70 Keskadale. Texel X Herdwick – 189 East House, 188.40 Langfauld, 186.50 Rowbrow Park, 184.20 Prospect House Farm, 184.10, 180.30 Grange Grassings, 182.10 Skelsceugh Farm, 179.10 Frizington Hall, 178.20 Baggra Yeat, 176.40 Cotland Farm, 175.70 Millbeck Hall, 175 Fell Foot Farm. Suffolk – 188 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 187.30, 183.30 Far End Farm, 183 Croft House, 183 Langfauld, 180.90 Scalesmoor, 180.70 Grange Farm, 179.40 Strawberry How, 178.30 Frizington Hall, 175 Stone Croft. Rouge – 185 Birks Farm. Mule – 184, 181, 171.20 Howbeck Lodge, 182.70 Shatton Lodge Farm, 182.40 Far End Farm, 180.20 Keskadale, 177.90 Millstone Moor, 176 Low Garth, 173.80 High Side Farm. Swaledale – 177.50 Baggra Yeat, 160.80 Thornholme, 148.60 Hill Top, 140 Millbeck Hall, 138.90 High Side Farm. Cheviot – 176 West Head Farm, 174.30 (x2) Stybeck Farm. Herdwick – 172.20 Fell Foot Farm, 165 West Head Farm, 162 East House, 150 Stybeck. Bluefaced Leicester – 141.50 Eirinntalla.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 111, 110, 109, 108 Low Garth, 102, 99.50, 99 Risehow Farm, 100 Grange Farm, 99 High Flatts, 97.50 Far End Farm, 97 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 97 Willows Farm. Suffolk – 103 Grange Farm, 95.50, 88, 87 Far End Farm, 94 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 91.50 Langfauld, 85 Scalesmoor, 82 Frizington Hall, 80.50 Croft House, 74 Nr Branthwaite. Beltex – 101 (x2) Risehow Farm, 99, 98 (x2) Green Marsh, 99, 96, 91.50, 90 Keskadale, 90 Prospect House Farm. Charollais – 99 keskadale, 85 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 81 Sandhills Farm. Berrichon – 98, 95, 88, 85.50 Shatton Lodge Farm. Mule – 93 Far End Farm, 89.50 Shatton Lodge Farm, 89, 84.50, 76 Howbeck Lodge, 77.50 Keskadale, 76.50 Millstone Moor, 75.50 Low Garth, 74.50 Parkhouse Farm, 73 High side Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 83.50 Eirinntalla. Texel X Herdwick – 81 Langfauld, 79.50 East House, 77 Frizington Hall, 75.50, 68.50 Grange Grassings, 71 Skelsceugh Farm, 70 Prospect House Farm, 69.50 Baggra Yeat, 69 Rowbrow Park, 68 Scalesmoor. Cheviot – 74 West Head Farm, 64.50 (x2) Stybeck Farm. Rouge – 74 Birks Farm. Swaledale – 71 Baggra Yeat, 59.50 Thornholme, 53.50 Hill Top, 50 High Side Farm, 49 Millbeck Hall. Herdwick – 66 West Head Farm, 62 Fell Foot Farm, 60 Stybeck Farm, 60 East House.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 121 High Low Hall, 120, 93 Sandlands Farm, 100, 97 Greenlands, 96, 95, 92 Cherrytree House, 94 Orchard House, 91 Langfauld. Suffolk – 96 Scales Farm, 86 Grange Farm. Zwartble – 83 Woodend, 60 Orchard House, 50 Greenlands. Bluefaced Leicester – 76 Segbushwell. Mule – 72 Woodend, 69 Langfauld, 68, 67 Bracken Howe, 65 Scales Farm, 63 Greenlands, 61 Strawberry How.   Rouge – 70 Birks Farm. Beltex – 70 Parkhouse Farm. Bleu du Maine – 67 Stephney Farm. Cheviot – 56, 44 Crakeplace Hall, 37 Greenbank Farm. Jacob – 51 Langfauld. Herdwick – 49 Scalderskew, 44 Taw House, 42 Greenlands, 40, 35 Stephney Farm, 38 Armaside, 36.50 Stybeck Farm, 34 Fell Foot Farm, 34 Hollins. Swaledale – 37 Scalderskew, 35, 30 Segbushwell, 33.50 Low House, 33 Frizington Hall, 30 Scales Farm, 30 Strawberry How. Kerryhill – 34 Scales Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 32 Woodside Cottage, 30 Scalderskew.

Cast Rams (per head – £):-  Bluefaced Leicester – 112, 80 Lonscale Farm. Beltex – 100 Stephney Farm. Texel – 98 Bracken Howe, 78 Parkhouse Farm. Charollais – 94 Bracken Howe, 62 Fell Foot Farm. Bleu du Maine – 71 Parkhouse Farm. Swaledale – 51 Taw House, 40 Lonscale Farm, 36 Scalderskew. Herdwick – 47, 34 Taw House.

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