Sale Report: Primestock 17th October 2018

On Wednesday 17th October Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 57 cattle comprising 48 cull cattle and 9 prime bulls, 2816 prime sheep including 1741 lambs and 1075 cast ewes and rams.

RG & JM Smith, Lakeview topped both pence per kilo and price per head with a tremendous Limousin bull at 207.50ppk £1313.48 and purchased by TL Fell.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 207.5 Lake View, 168.5 East Mill. British Blue – 178.5 East Mill Farm, 168.5 Grange Farm, 167.5 Park House Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 171.5 Sea View. Holstein Friesian – 148.5 Grange Farm, 135.5, 129.5 Waites Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1313.48 Lake View, 1000.89 East Mill. British Blue – 1145.70 Park House Farm, 1083.50 East Mill. 839.13 Grange Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 908.95 Sea View. Holstein Friesian – 808.94 764.05 Waites Farm, 784.08 Grange Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 141.5 125.5, 115.5 Crakeplace Hall, 122.5, 118.5 Hill Top, 109.5 Rose Farm. British Blue – 122.5 Rose Farm, 122.5, 112.5, 104.5 Woodside Farm. Holstein Friesian – 117.5 Waites Farm, 115.5, 113.5, 110.5, 105.5 Stainburn Hall Farm, 105.5, 103.5 Frizington Hall, 105.5 Burton House Farm, 100.5 Dean Farm, 96.5, 88.5 Harrington Parks, 96.5 Pelutho Grange, 94.5 Tallentire Hill, 94.5 Croftlands, 94.5 Kiln Dale. Hereford – 95.5 Bracken How. Aberdeen Angus – 82.5 Rose Farm,

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1004.65,840.85, 735.74 Crakeplace Hall, 904.16, 874.65 Hill Top, 728.18 Rose Farm. Holstein Friesian – 864.80 Waites Farm, 837.63, 812.35, 796.95, 786.76 Stainburn Hall Farm, 835.56 Burton House Farm, 792.81, 743.78 Frizington Hall, 677.57 Croftlands, 650.41 Pelutho Grange. British Blue – 771.75 Rose Farm, 706.83 677.16 Woodside Farm.  Hereford – 620.75 Bracken Howe.

Prime Sheep

In keeping with the national trend this week the SQQ market average was £169.36 pence per kilo.

Leading price per kilo achieved was 228.9 pence for a shapely Texel lamb from ES Harryman, Keskadale purchased by West Scottish Lamb. Top price per head was a Texel lamb from Messrs Fraser, High Flatts selling for £110 to Tony Harrison Butchers of Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 228.90 Keskadale, 220.50 Swinside End Farm, 217.10 Summerhill, 215.70 High Flatts, 214.60, 211.60, 209.20 Holmecroft Farm, 210.70 High Moss, 210.70, 207.10(x2) Parkhouse Farm, 210 Sycamore House, 209.10 Burton House, 208.80 Croft End Farm, 208.30 Crooklands Farm, 207.30 Crosshow Farm, 206.40 Braithwaite Farm. Kerryhill – 170.60, 150(x2) Jenkins Cross. Texel X Herdwick – 169.80 Dalzell St, 166.70 South View, 161.90 Grange Grassings, 151.20 Rowbrow Park, 148, 147.70 Holmecroft Farm, 147.80 Baggra Yeat. Mule – 167.10, 163.90 Mosser Heights, 160.30 Askhill, 156.30 Baggra Yeat, 147.50 Low Stowbank, 146.70 Swinside End Farm, 145.70 High Side Farm. Herdwick – 156.30 Taw House. Suffolk – 156.10 Ryhola Meadow, 154.80 Blake Hills, 154.10 Westray Farm, 149 Fairfield Farm. Swaledale – 155.90 Mosser Heights. Charollais – 154.10 Frizington Hall.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 110 High Flatts, 108 Far End Farm, 106 Sally Hill, 106 High Low Hall, 104, 96 High Moss, 98 Parsonage Farm, 97 Braithwaite Farm, 96 Salter Hall, 96, 91 Holmecroft Farm, 95 Lamplugh Hall, 93 Swinside End Farm,92, 91 Burton House, 92 Crooklands Farm, 92 The Croft. Kerryhill – 87, 72(x2) Jenkins Cross. Suffolk – 80.50 Scalesmoor, 75.50, 72 Westray Farm, 73 Fairfield Farm. Charollais – 75.50 Frizington Hall. Mule – 75 Baggra Yeat, 70 Jenkins Cross, 67.50 Swinside End Farm, 67 High Side Farm, 63.50, 61, Mosser Heights. Texel X Herdwick – 73 Dalzell St, 68 Grange Grassings, 68 Baggra Yeat, 65(x2) Holmecroft, 65 South View, 65 Foxhouse Farm, 65 Rowbrow Park. Swaledale – 53 Mosser Heights. Herdwick – 50 Taw House.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 131, 108, 96, 90, 77 Stephney Farm, 98 Rietfontein, 91, 90, 85, 81, 74 Parkhouse Farm, 89 Dalzell St, 86 High Bewaldeth, 85, 80 Buckle Ave, 84 Kirkland House, 80 Elva Plain, 72 Greenlands,. Beltex – 96, 91, 77.50 Stephney Farm, 87, 66(x2) Parkhouse Farm, 66 Braithwaite Farm. Mule – 59, 54 Parkhouse Farm, 57 Mandalay, 56 Summerhill, 53, 50.50 Lowther Park Estate, 53 Stephney Farm, 51 Row End Farm, 50 Robin Hood, 50 Ladywath, 50 Eskett View. Herdwick – 43 Ladywath, 40 East Townend, 30 Holmecroft Farm, 30 The Mount. Swaledale – 33 High Side Farm, 32 Kirkland House, 30 Wythop Hall, 28.50 Hollins Farm.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 62, 60 Elva Plain, 50 Summerhill. Herdwick – 46 Harrow Head, 42 Swinside End Farm.

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