Sale Report: Primestock 20th December 2017

On Wednesday 20th December 2017, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 26 cattle comprising 14 cull cattle and 12 prime bulls and heifer, 1648 prime sheep including 1502 lambs and 146 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 Messrs Teasdale, Lowside Farm at 216.50 pence (£1387.75) purchased by Mr Les Fell. Top price of the day was a Limousin bull from D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall at 660kg selling for £1415.70 again to Mr Les Fell.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 216.5, 213.5 Lowside Farm, 214.5, 209.5, 208.5(x2) Lamplugh Hall, 208 Ellenbank. Simmental – 199.5 Ellenbank. Holstein Friesian – 173.5 Row Hall.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1415.70, 1382.70, 1257.26, 1234.32 Lamplugh Hall, 1387.75, 1376.94 Lowside Farm, 1268.80 Ellenbank, 1225.35 Row Hall. Simmental – 1208.97 Ellenbank. Holstein Friesian – 988.95 Row Hall.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 207.5, 199.5 Wythop Hall. Holstein Friesian – 117.5 Waites Farm, 114.5 Tallentire Hill. Limousin – 113.5 Muncaster Head Farm. Beef Shorthorn – 89.5 Hinning House. Ayrshire – 79.5 Hill Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – 1392.51, 1390.25 Wythop Hall. Holstein Friesian – 932.95, 707.25 Waites Farm, 848.22, 847.30 Hill Farm. Limousin – 698.03, 575.10 Muncaster Head Farm. Beef Shorthorn – 554.90, 469.05 Hinning House. Ayrshire – 437.25 Hill Farm.

Prime Sheep

The SQQ average at 185.10 pence per kilo was similar on the week and in keeping with the national average. The average for lambs in the 39-45kg weight was 188.30 pence per kilo. Leading the sale in price per kilo was a wonderful Beltex lamb from JA & CM Brown, Parkhouse Farm selling for 233.30 pence per kilo to Vivers Scotlamb. Top price in this section was a Texel lamb from Holliday & Graham, Bolton Wood Lane at £115 purchased by Wilson Butchers of Egremont.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex – 233.30 Parkhouse Farm, 229.70, 225.70 Grange Farm, 228.60 Swinside End Farm, 224.40, 220.70, 217.90, 215.90 Wood Farm, 223.10, 220.90 Green Marsh. Texel – 214.30, 212.80 Stargill Farm, 214.30, 210 Hollins Farm, 214.10 Croftside Farm, 210.50 Mid Farm, 209.70 Bridekirk Hall, 208.30 High Flatts, 205.40 Nook Farm, 205 Sale Fell House. Charollais – 198.50 Stybeck Farm, 185 Bridekirk Hall. Bleu Du Maine – 195.10 Woodwide Cottage. Cheviot – 187.80 Lake View, Suffolk –186 Causeway Foot, 183.30 Stone Croft, 183 Seafield House, 181.60 Causeway Foot, 181.10 Clappers, 180.40 Grange Farm, 177.40 Birks Farm, 176.30 Westray Farm, 172 Braithwaite Farm. Mule – 186 Kirkland House, 185, 183, 180 Wood Farm, 184 Swinside End Farm, 179 High Bewaldeth, 176 Kirkland House, 175 Wythop Hall Farm, 173.80 Hollins Farm, 172.90 Beechcroft. Texel X Herdwick – 183, 182.50 Grange Grassings, 180.50 Greenbank Close, 180.30 Rowbrow Park, 169.70 Wha House Farm. Swaledale – 178.90, 172, 168.80 Swinside End Farm, 171.40 Eirinntalla, 170 Thornholme, 169.10, 166.70 Wythop Hall, 168.10 Terrace Farm. Herdwick – 168.60, 166.70 Anns Cottage, 163 Thornholme. Bluefaced Leicester – 117.50 Wythop Hall.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 115, 107 Bolton Wood Farm, 110, 105 High Flatts, 109 Grange Farm, 108 Riggingill, 107 Lake View, 105 Hollins Farm. Beltex – 108, 101 Swallowdene, 108 Seafield House, 103 Hollins Farm, 96, 95, 94 Green Marsh, 92, 91.50, 90.50 Wood Farm. Charollais – 95.50 Moor Platt Farm, 74 Bridekirk Hall, 67.50 Stybeck Farm. Cheviot – 84.50 Lake View. Suffolk – 83 Grange Farm, 81.50 Clappers, 79 Braithwaite Farm, 75 Seafield House, 74.50 Birks Farm, 74.50, 69 Causeway Foot, 67 Westray Farm, 66 Stone Croft. Mule – 84.50, 80 Kirkland House, 83 Beechcroft, 81.50, 80.50, 75.50 Wood Farm, 80.50 High Bewaldeth, 75.50 Swinside End Farm, 70 Wythop Hall, 69.50 Hollins Farm. Bleu Du Maine – 80 Woodside Cottage. Texel X Herdwick – 77, 73 Grange Grassings, 74 Greenbank Close, 68.50 Rowbrow Park, 56 Wha House Farm.   Swaledale – 75.50, 68 Swinside End Farm, 68 Thornholme, 67 Newlands Farm, 65 Wythop Hall, 60.50 High Bewaldeth, 60.50 Terrace Farm.   Bluefaced Leicester – 74 Wythop Hall. Herdwick – 70 Thornholme, 65, 59 Anns Cottage, 43 Hollins Farm.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 115 Lake View, 110, 97, 83 The Croft, 108 High Flatts, 89 Sycamore House, 87 Gote Mill House. Suffolk – 114, 99 High Flatts, 92, 82 Birks Farm. Berrichon – 110 High Flatts. Lleyn – 77 Sale Fell. Texel X Herdwick – 75 Gote Mill House. Mule – 69 Gote Mill House, 62 Causeway Foot. Herdwick – 42 Stybeck Farm, 37 Wha House Farm. Swaledale – 38 Lonscale Farm, 37 Wescoe Farm, 37 Askhill, 34 Burnside Caravan Park, 28 Millbeck Hall.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Bluefaced Leicester – 81, 73 Wythop Hall, 66 Lonscale Farm. Beltex – 72 Seafield House, 56, 52 Mandalay.  Texel – 70 Stone Croft, 65 Sycamore House. Charollais – 40 Rigg House Farm. Herdwick – 39 Yew Tree Farm. Swaledale – 30 Swinside End Farm.

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