Sale Report: Primestock 19th December 2018

On Wednesday 19th December 2018 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 43 cattle comprising 28 cull cattle and 15 prime bulls, 1951 prime sheep including 1620 lambs and 331 cast ewes and rams

D & MA Wilson Son, Lamplugh Hall topped both the pence per kilo and per head with 2 tremendous Lmousin bulls, 1 making 217.5ppk and the other making £1340.78 both were purchased by TL Fell.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 217.5, 213.5 Lamplugh Hall, 190.5 Ellen Bank 189.5, 188.5, 184.5, 182.5 Row Hall, 184.5 East Mill. British Blue – 199.5 Ellen Bank, 199.5, 197.5 East Mill, 179.5 Threapland Lees. Simmental – 199.5 Ellen Bank. Holstein Friesian – 153.5, 150.5 Threapland Lees.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1340.78, 1294.13 Lamplugh Hall, 1206.63 East Mill, 1149.85, 1140.79, 1014.70 Row Hall. Simmental – 1284.78 Ellen Bank. British Blue – 1218.58, 1173.06 East Mill, 1209.83 Threapland Lees. Holstein Friesian – 877.42, 844.25 Threapland Lees.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 132.5 Setmabanning, 126.5 Oughterside Mill. British Blue – 132.5, 130.5 Oughterside Mill. Swedish Red & White – 100 Grange Farm. Holstein Friesian – 95.5, 89.5 Threapthwaite Farm, 90.5 Aikbank, 85.5 Grange Farm, 82.5 Watson Hill. Montbeliarde – 93.5 Green Acres

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – 1012.30, 900.45 Oughterside Mill. Limousin – 996.82 Oughterside Mill, 947.38 Setmabanning. Holstein Friesian – 708.61, 634.12, 624.71 Threapthwaite Farm, 639.38, 635.25 Watson Hill, 629.88 Aikbank, 629.28 Grange Farm. Montbeliarde – 689.10 Green Acres.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Friesian – 105.5 Weary Hall Farm.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- British Friesian – 717.40 Weary Hall Farm.

Prime Sheep

Lambs were good to sell with a lift of 8.03 pence on the week with the SQQ average 194.73 pence per kilo. Medium weight lambs 39.1 – 45.5kg took the same lift with an average of 198.37 pence per kilo.

Leading price per kilo was a pen of Texel lambs at 250 pence from A & L Gott, Prospect House Farm purchased by R Vivers. A & D Smith, Kelmore Hills was top price per head with a Texel lamb achieving £124 selling to T Harrison Butchers of Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 250, 234.10 Prospect House Farm, 247.70, 234.80 Aspatria Hall, 243.60, 231.40 Seathwaite Farm, 240.80, 226.20 Green Marsh, 240 Stephney Farm, 230 Woodside Cottage, 227.60 Burthwaite, 227.50 Sycamore House, 227.10 Segbushwell, 226.90 Strawberry How, 226.80 Croft End. Beltex – 231 Green Marsh, 230.20, 202, 183 Wood Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 212.90 Hollins Farm, 201.20 Grange Grassings, 200 East House, 198.60 Foxhouse Farm, 194.90 Rowbrow Park, 194.70 Stone Croft, 194.40 Micklam Cottages, 192.50 Braithwaite Farm, 192.50 Prospect House Farm. Cheviot – 208.10 Stybeck Farm, 194.70 Seathwaite Farm, 194.40 Hollows Farm, 193.40 Stone Croft. Suffolk – 197.40, 192.50 Strawberry How, 196.20 Stone Croft, 194.40 Feildside, 186.70 Woodside Cottage, 177.10 Westray Farm. Herdwick – 185.70, 178.40 Millbeck Hall, 179.70 Hollows Farm, 178.60 Seathwaite Farm. Mule – 184.40 Braithwaite Farm, 183.30, 181 Langhorn, 179.30 Stone Croft, 173.30, 172 Kelmore Hills, 172.70 Segbushwell. Swaledale – 180.30 Wythop Hall, 180 Eirinntalla, 179.40 Millbeck Hall, 177 Stone Croft.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 124 Kelmore Hills, 120, 108 Stephney Farm, 114, 103 High Flatts, 113 Prospect House Farm, 109, 108(x2), 105 Aspatria Hall, 103 Crossfield Farm, 103 Bridekirk Hall, 102 Segbushwell, 101 East Lodge, 101 Ellenbank. Beltex – 99(x2), 97 Wood Farm, 97 Green Marsh. Mule – 90, 86, 78 Kelmore Hills, 89.50 Beechcroft, 83, 78 Braithwaite Farm, 77, 76 Langhorn, 76 Segbushwell, 75 Wood Farm. Suffolk ­– 87.50 Fieldside, 85 Westray Farm, 84 Woodside Cottage, 77(x2) Strawberry How, 76.50 Stone Croft. Texel X Herdwick – 82.50 Grange Grassings, 82 East House, 77 Braithwaite Farm, 77 Prospect House Farm, 77 Low Hall Farm, 76 Rowbrow Park, 74.50 Hollins Farm, 74 Stone Croft, 71.50 Foxhouse Farm. Cheviot – 79.50, 77.50, 76 West Head Farm, 77 Stybeck Farm. Swaledale – 69 Easthwaite Farm, 69 Meadowbank, 65.50 Stone Croft, 64.50 Hollows Farm. Herdwick – 66.50 Hollows Farm, 66, 65 Millbeck Hall, 62.50 Seathwaite Farm.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 121, 111, 105 Stephney Farm, 99 East Lodge, 98 Prospect House Farm, 95 Loughhead Farm, 91 Greenlands, 90, 87Holmerigg, 87 Risehow. Suffolk – 99 High Flatts. Beltex – 92 East Lodge, 88 Mosser Heights, 74 Prospect House Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 90, 88 Swinside End Farm, 69 Segbushwell. Cheviot – 63 Stonecroft. Mule – 60 East Lodge, 58 Swinside End Farm, 50 Loughhead Farm, 40.50(x2) Low Stowbank. Texel X Herdwick – 57 Grange Grassings. Herdwick – 44 Rowbrow Park, 38 Stybeck Farm, 33 Greenlands, 31 Grange Grassings. Goats – 40 Low Stowbank. Jacob – 40 Swinside End Farm. eiHeSwaledale – 37 Sneckyeat Farm, 30(x2) Rannerdale, 30 Swinside End Farm.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 90 Risehow Farm, 84 Shatton Lodge Farm, 82 Greenlands. Cheviot – 89, 82 Stonecroft. Bluefaced Leicester – 84 Dalzell St, 60 Stockhow Hall.

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