Sale Report: Primestock 20 June 2018

On Wednesday 20th June 2018, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 65 cattle comprising 45 cull cattle and 20 prime bulls, 957 prime sheep including  754 spring lambs and 203 cast ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

Leading the sale in price per kilo were two Limousin bulls from RG & JM Smith, Lake View, selling for 209.50 pence per kilo and to Les Fell and Harold Birkbeck.  Top price of the day was another Limousin bull this time consigned by D & MA Wilson Lamplugh Hall, achieving £1310.64 and selling to Les Fell.

Cast cows are still needed in greater numbers to meet buyers’ requirements. 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin  – 209.50(x2) Lake View, 190.50 Lamplugh Hall, 181.50, 179.50 Row Hall. Charolais – 205.50, 203.50 Ellenbank. British Blue – 194.50, 186.50 East Mill, 193.50 Hunday Farm, 185.50 Grange Farm. Holstein Friesian – 179.50, 152.50 Lamplugh Hall, 179.50 Row Hall, 176.50, 166.50, 163.50 Prospect House, 170.50 Grange Farm. British Friesian – 162.50 Seaview.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1310.64 Lamplugh Hall, 1257, 1183.68 Lake View, 1231.37, 1206.98 Row Hall. Charollais – 1273.91, 1226.84 Ellenbank. British Blue – 1201.06, 1167 East Mill, 1191.96 Hunday Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 1161.37 Lamplugh Hall, 1147.77, 1089.01, 1080.59 Prospect House Farm, 1145.21 Row Hall. 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 188.50 Tallentire Hill, 126.50 Broom. Limousin – 164.50 Shatton Lodge, 147.50 Grange Grassings, 146.50 Bracken Howe, 143.50 Prospect House, 140.50, 126.50, 114.50 Westray, 129.50 Hall Waberthwaite, 111.50 Wasdale Head Hall. British Friesian – 134.50, 118.50 Harrington Parks, 108.50 Outgang Farm. Holstein Friesian – 130.50 Tallentire Hill, 130.50, 114.50, 111.50 Watson Hill, 118.50, 116.50 Barnyard,115.50 Green Acres, 114.50 Aikbank, 112.50 Dubbs Farm. Holstein – 129.50 Lowca Cottage Farm. 

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1271.59 Shatton Lodge, 1103.30 Grange Grassings, 927.01 Prospect House, 905.37 Bracken Howe, 791.02 Westray, 738.15 Hall Waberthwaite. British Blue – 1112.15 Tallentire Hill, 860.20 Broom Farm. Holstein Friesian – 976.14 Tallentire Hill, 952.65, 744.82 Watson Hill, 805.80 Barnyard, 775.17 Aikbank, 729 Dubbs Farm. Holstein – 893.55 Lowca Cottage Farm. British Friesian – 868.87, 613.83 Harrington Parks. 

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 190.50, 170.50, 164.50 Outgang Farm. British Blue – 173.50 Broom Farm. 

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – 1068.76 Broom Farm. Limousin – 853.44, 842.24 Outgang.

 

Prime Sheep

JA Mounsey, Grange Farm topped the prime lamb market with a £140 (311.1ppk) Texel lamb bought by Haighs Butchers, Workington.

Nationally lamb numbers are increasing and prices reflect this.  The SQQ for our prime lambs was 244.5ppk this week.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 311.10 Grange Farm, 300 East Mill, 297.40, 290, 288.80 Holmecroft, 294.60 Rook Farm, 289.60 Blue Dial, 289.40 Greensyke, 287.50 Woodside Cottage, 287.50 Burton House. Beltex – 287.50 Holmecroft. Bleu du Main – 287 Grange Farm, 261.30 Woodside Cottage. Suffolk – 257.70 Greensyke, 253.70 Loughead, 241.70 Frizington Parks, 234.10, 226.10 Croft House, 228.90 Woodside Cottage. Charollais – 235, 234.10 Birks Farm. Dorset – 200 Wasdale Head Hall. 

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 140 Grange Farm, 139, 125 Blue Dial, 136 Greensyke, 135 East Mill, 132 Parsonage, 130, 126 Fieldside, 130 Brow Top, 126 High Flatts. Suffolk – 134 Greensyke, 117 Croft House, 113 Newtonfield, 104 Loughhead, 104 East Mill, 101.50 Frizington Parks, 99.50 Croft House. Bleu du Maine – 132 Grange Farm, 104.50 Woodside Cottage. Beltex – 115 Holmecroft. Charollais – 96, 94 Birks Farm. Dorset – 90 Wasdale Head Hall. 

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 110, 100, 93, 88, 86 Terrace, 110, 86 Brow Top, 100 Bellhouse, 90 Croft End, 84 Seafield House. Bleu du Maine – 94, 93 Croft End. Suffolk – 94, 92, 82 Brow Top, 79 Bellhouse. Bluefaced Leicester – 74 Wythop Hall. Mule – 62 Wythop Hall, 60 Brow Top, 58 Seafield House, 56 Outgang.  Cheviot – 53 Chapel Farm. Swaledale – 50 Willows, 47, 40 Wythop Hall, 38 Bellhouse. Herdwick – 41 Grange Grassings, 40 Stone Croft. 

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Suffolk – 73 Fairladies. Texel – 73 Fairladies. Herdwick – 63, 57 Chapel Farm.

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