Sale Report: Primestock 18th April 2018

On Wednesday 18th April 2018, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 54 cattle comprising 35 cull cattle and 19 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1040 prime sheep including 758 spring lambs and hoggs and 282 cast ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

Leading the sale in price per kilo was a smart Limousin bull from A & L Gott, Prospect House Farm selling for 217.50 pence (£1339.80) purchased by Les Fell. Top price was again a Limousin bull from A & L Gott, Prospect House Farm achieving £1428.75.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 217.50, 190.50 Prospect House Farm, 207.50 Uldale Hall, 198.50 Stybeck Farm, 194.50 Oughterside Mill, 194.50 Row Hall, 186.50 Threapland Lees. Simmental – 213.50 Stybeck Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 192.50 Stybeck Farm. British Friesian – 189.50 Uldale Hall. Swedish Red – 185.50, 179.50 Grange Farm. Holstein Friesian – 181.50 Prospect House Farm, 180.50 Row Hall, 176.50, 159.50 Threapland Lees.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1428.75, 1339.80 Prospect House Farm, 1274.37 Stybeck Farm, 1194.23 Oughterside Mill, 1174.45 Uldale Hall, 1167.49 Threapland Lees, 1050.30 Row Hall. Simmental – 1251.11 Stybeck Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1201.53 Prospect House Farm, 1110.08 Row Hall, 1014.88 Threapland Lees, 971.75 South View. Aberdeen Angus – 1078 Stybeck Farm. Swedish Red – 1068.48, 1023.15 Grange Farm.  British Friesian – 1023.30 Uldale Hall.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 153.50, 147.50 Elva Plain, 141.50, 139.50 Terrace Farm, 127.50, 122.50 Ullock Farm. Holstein Friesian – 131.50, 128.50 Hunday Farm, 117.50 Croftlands, 116.50 Frizington Parks, 116.50 Watson Hill, 108.50 Outgang Farm. Charolais – 129.50, 119.50 Penny Hill. Holstein – 127.50, 119.50 Lodge Farm. British Friesian – 112.50 Croftlands.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1082.18, 1032.50 Elva Plain, 800.89, 795.15 Terrace Farm, 739.50 Ullock Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1045.50, 879.36 Waverbank, 1023.07, 890.51 Hunday Farm, 803.85 Watson Hill, 801.52 Frizington Parks. Holstein – 1025.10, 915.37 Lodge Farm. Charolais – 984.20, 841.28 Penny Hill. British Friesian – 578.25 Croftlands.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Brown Swiss – 155.50 Frizington Parks. Holstein Friesian – 138.50 Croftlands.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Brown Swiss – 1010.75 Frizington Parks. Holstein Friesian – 919.64 Croftlands.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin –169.50 Outgang Farm, 139.50 Elva Plain.

OTM Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1200.06 Outgang Farm, 1116 Elva Plain.

Prime Sheep

Our weekly sale of prime hoggets was conducted with buyers being very selective. Notable prices were a pen of 34 Cheviot hoggs 39kg at £115. A pen of 30 Texel cross hoggs 44kg selling for £121. Leading the sale in price per kilo was a tremendous pen of Texel x Herdwick hoggs from K Holliday, Strudda Bank achieving 298.80 pence selling to Dunbia Preston. Top price per head were a pen of Texel hoggs from B Hewitson, Shatton Lodge at £129 purchased by Tony Harrison, Butcher of Cockermouth.

Prime lambs were good to sell with a Texel lamb from I Atkinson, Brayton Road achieving leading price per head and per kilo at 300 pence (£135) purchased by Haighs, Butchers of Workington.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 300, 285.70, 276.20 Brayton Road, 278.70, 273.80 Seaview. Suffolk – 279.50 Seaview, 263.60 Brayton Road. Dorset – 258, 245.70 Low Tarns.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 135, 120, 116 Brayton Road, 131, 115 Seaview. Dorset – 129, 113 Low Tarns. Suffolk – 123 Seaview, 116 Brayton Road.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel x Herdwick – 298.80 Strudda Bank, 229.70 Outgang Farm, 220.80 Stone Croft, 212.10 Hollin Head. Cheviot – 294.90, 276.90 Newtonfield, 225 Greenbank Farm, 217.40 Hollin Head. Beltex – 285, 268.40, 267.60, 264.70 Green Marsh, 282 Cherrytree House, 215.40 Crooklands. Texel – 285, 261 Hole Beck, 278 Park House, 278, 275 Lowsay Farm, 275 Mossergate Farm, 269.30 Homerigg, 267 Lamplugh Hall, 257.90 Risehow Farm, 253 Croft House. Suffolk – 276.20 Hole Beck, 250 Far End Farm, 230 Croft House, 226 Birks Farm, 215 Highfield Farm. Mule – 272.50 Hole Beck, 250 Shatton Lodge Farm, 220 Park House Farm. 220 Willows Farm, 209 Mossergate Farm. Bleu du Maine – 260 Far End Farm, 251 Croft Side Farm. Charollais – 256.40 Aldoth Farm, 198 Scalesmoor. Swaledale – 248.60 Far End Farm, 227 Shatton Lodge Farm, 200 Stone Croft. Herdwick – 248.60 Far End Farm, 220.30 Stone Croft, 205.40 Howes Farm, 205 Hollin Head. Rouge – 222.20 Birks Farm.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 129, 124 Shatton Lodge Farm, 127 Aldoth Farm, 126 Cherrytree House, 125, 121 Lowsay Farm, 122 Willows Farm, 120 Hole Beck, 120 Mossergate Farm, 120 Lamplugh Hall. Beltex – 127 Cherrytree House, 114, 102, 91, 90 Green Marsh, 90, 84 Crooklands. Mule – 120 Shatton Lodge Farm, 109 Hole Beck Farm, 108, 106 Willows Farm, 97 Park House Farm, 90 Mossergate, 86 Bridge End Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 119.50 Strudda Bank, 85 Outgang Farm, 79.50 Stone Croft. Suffolk – 116 Hole Beck, 110, 108 Croft House, 106 Birks Farm, 100 Far End Farm. Cheviot – 115, 108 Newtonfield, 100 Hollin Head. Charollais – 111 Birks Farm, 100 Aldoth Farm, 95 Scalesmoor. Bleu du Maine – 108 Croftside Farm, 104 Far End Farm. Swaledale – 100 Shatton Lodge Farm, 92 Far End Farm, 78 Hollin Head. Herdwick – 92 Far End Farm, 82 Hollin Head, 81.50 Stone Croft. Rouge – 80 Birks Farm. 

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 137 Brow Top Farm, 119 Meadow Farm, 114 Grange Farm, 113, 98 Elva Plain, 102 Croftside Farm, 101 Outgang Farm, 100 Lamplugh Hall, 98 Oughterside Mill, 97 Parsonage Farm. Suffolk – 100 Woodhall Brow Farm, 82 Meadow Farm, 82 Penny Hill. Mule – 98 Elva Plain, 82 Park House Farm, 79 Oughterside Mill, 76 Parsonage, 74 Thornholme, 74 Birks Farm, 70 Lowther Street, 62 Stockbridge. Bluefaced Leicester – 92 Dyke Croft, 80 Stockhow Hall. Swaledale – 58 Thornholme, 56 Low Snab, 47 Seatoller Farm, 46 Gillhead Farm, 46, 44 Uldale Hall. Texel x Herdwick – 50 Stockbridge. Herdwick – 42 Easthwaite Farm.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Bluefaced Leicester – 98 Low Snab, 70 Gillhead Farm. Texel – 82 Grange Farm. Herdwick – 78 West Head Farm. Jacob – 62 Easthwaite Farm.

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