Sale Report: Primestock 21 March 2018

On Wednesday 21st March 2018, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of Primestock. Forward were 63 Cattle comprising 31 cull cattle and 32 prime Bulls, 1878 Prime Sheep consisting of 1559 hoggs and 319 cast ewes and rams.

All classes of Cattle maintained recent high rates delighting vendors. Prime Bulls sold to a top of 210.5p twice, both times for TA Byers, Ellenbank, Wigton. Top price per head in the Bull section was £1392.51 paid for a Limousin from WE Callion & Sons, Lodge Farm, Workington.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Simmental – 210.50(2), 206.50 Ellenbank.  Limousin – 209.50, 205.50, 187.50 Willows Farm, 205.50, 201.50 Uldale Hall, 202.50 Ellenbank, 200.50, 199.50, 197.50 Lodge Farm, 193.50 Hunday Farm.  British Blue – 194.50 Grange Farm, 190.50 Hunday Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 178.50, 170.50 Acrewalls, 178.50, 171.50, 167.50, 166.50(2), Greengill Farm.  Aberdeen Angus – 173.50 Acrewalls.  Swedish Red & White – 173.50 Grange Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1392.51, 1295.23, 1181.05 Lodge Farm, 1189.65, 1081.99, 1060.38 Hunday Farm, 1163.13, 1116.31 Uldale Hall, 1160.33 Ellenbank, 1152.25, 1093.26, 1088.16 Willows Farm, 1079.10 Grange Farm.  Simmental – 1326.15, 1300.89, 1230.74 Ellenbank.  British Blue – 1059.32, 1034.42 Hunday Farm, 1046.41 Grange Farm.  Swedish Red & White – 1034.06 Grange Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 1031.73, 998.13, 959.04, 943.03, 929.07 Greengill Farm, 978.67, 956.76 Acrewalls.  Aberdeen Angus – 968.13 Acrewalls.

 

Cast Cows sold to a top of 144.5p for a British Friesian from M Irving & Sons, Weary Hall, Mealsgate. Top price per head for Cast Cows was £1108.65 paid for a Friesian from IR & JM Fearon, Frizington Hall, Frizington.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Friesian – 144.50, 135.50 Weary Hall Farm, 142.50 Frizington Hall, 134.50 Sorrowstones, 118.50 Well Head.  Limousin – 143.50 Croftside Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 135.50 High House Farm, 130.50, 129.50, Waites Farm, 128.50, 123.50 Sorrowstones, 124.50, 111.50 Dearham Hall, 122.50 Barnyard, 115.50 Watson Hill.  Holstein – 128.50, 123.50 Marlborough Hall, 128.50, 107.50 Bouch House Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 121.50 Holmecroft Farm.  Ayrshire – 103.50 Hill Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- British Friesian – 1108.65 Frizington Hall, 934.95, 872.78 Weary Hall Farm, 817.76 Sorrowstones.  Holstein Friesian – 1059.31, 985.28, 776.86 Waites Farm, 982.38 High House, 921.30, 767.12 Dearham Hall, 916.30 Barnyard, 829.92, 790.28 Sorrowstones, 821.25 Watson Hill.  Holstein – 975.65, 925.20 Marlborough Hall, 764.58 Bouch House.  Limousin – 924.14 Croftside Farm.  Aberdeen Angus – 917.33 Holmecroft.

 

Prime Sheep

Another significant lift in trade on the week produced fantastic returns and an overall average of 233p with half of Hoggs sold being fell bred. The 39-45kg hoggs averaged 243.76ppk.  Top price per head and per kilo went to WS Jackson, Nook Farm, Borrowdale with Beltex Hoggs selling at £140 and 324.4ppk. Fell Hoggs sold to 250p per kilo (£107.50ph) for Herdwicks from M/s Bland & Barnes, Knott Houses, Grasmere and a top price per head of £108 for Swaledales from B Mansergh, Sneckyeat, Cockermouth.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex– 324.4, 314.3, 313.6, 300, 295.7, 269.2 Nook Farm, 307.5, 271.4, 253.8 Croftside, 293.6 Hollins, 284.7 Chapel Howe, 274.2, 251.4 Sycamore House, 273.7 Bridekirk Hall. Texel– 313.6, 309.3 Nook Farm 310, 275 Hollins, , 288.9, 286.8, 274.4, 272.7, 270.8, 270.2 Cherry Tree House, 281.7 Hunters Place, 279.1 Millbeck Hall, 274 Seafield House, 272.5 Grange Farm, 272.3 Chapel Howe, 269, 266.7 Lowsay. Suffolk – 268.8 Newtonfield, 248 Far End, 236.3 Seafield House, 228.4 Stonecroft.  Texel x Herdwick– 267.5, 252.9 Orthwaite Hall, 264.1 Strudda Bank, 259.8 Grange Grassings, 250 Fold Head, 243 Plumbland, 242.5 Croftside, 241, 240 Sorrowstones. Cheviot– 261.5, 253.9 Newton Field, 259, 245 Kidburngill, 252.3 Sorrowstones, 247.9 Fold Head, 244 Plumbland.   Herdwick – 250 Knott Houses, 242 West Head, 232, 229.2 Millbeck Hall, 228.2 Far End, 225.7 Far End, 224.3 Low Whitebanks, 224.2 Cockley Beck, 221.4 Brimmer Head. Mule – 243, 231.4 Shatton Lodge, 238.1 High Bewaldeth, 233 Hunday. Swaledale – 233.3 High Bewaldeth, 229 Baggra Yeat, 218.1 Stone Croft, 217.1 Millbeck Hall, 216.2 Thornholme, 214 Shatton Lodge, 213 Wythop Farms. Swaledale – 233.3 High Bewaldeth, 229 Baggra Yeat, 218.1 Stonecroft. Charollais – 223 Stonecroft.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Beltex- £140, £136, £133, £132(2) Nook Farm, £123, £114(2) Croftside, £114.50 Hollins, £104 Bridekirk Hall, £102.50 Chapel Howe. Texel- £138, £133 Nook Farm, £137 Seafield House, £134 Sneckyeat, £131, £126, £123 Beck House, £131 Rietfontein, £130 , £127, £120 Cherrytree House, £129, £126 Shatton Lodge, £128 Lowsay, £128 Chapel Howe, £124 Hunday, £124 Hollins, £120 Millbeck Hall. Texel x Herdwick- £129, £127, £107 Orthwaite Hall, £107.50 Plumbland, £106.50 Grange Grassings, £105 Fold Head, £103 Strudda Bank. Cheviot- £119 Fold Head, £111 Sorrowstones, £106, £100.50 Kidburngill, £102 Newtonfield.  Mule- £118, £114 Shatton Lodge, £116.50 Hunday, £115 Sneckyeat, £100 High Bewaldeth. Swaledale- £108 Sneckyeat, £105 Shatton Lodge, £98 High Bewaldeth, £94 Baggra Yeat, £90 Far End.  Suffolk- £107.50 Newton Field, £104 Far End, £95 Causeway Foot, £94.50 Seafield House. Herdwick- £107.50 Knott Houses, £92 Brotherilkeld, £90.50 Millbeck Hall, £90 Yew Tree, £89.50 West Head, £89 Far End, £89 Brimmer Head, £88 Cockley Beck.

Cull ewes sold to an electric trade and a top of £137 for Suffolks from T Hird, Westray Farm, Cockermouth and also for Texel Ewes from Messrs Beaty, Newton Field, Allonby. Cast Rams to £150 for a pair of Texels from BW Hewitson, Shatton Lodge, Cockermouth. Fell ewes topped at £70 for a pen full of 36 Herdwicks from Mrs H Naylor-Lopez, Row Head, Wasdale Head.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 137 Newtonfield, 133 Rook Farm, 133, 132 Scales Farm, 119 Low Stowbank, 115 Cherrytree House, 114, 104 Woodhall Brow Farm, 111 Frizington Hall, 110 Croftside, 104 Langfauld, 101 Stockhill, 100 Seafield. Suffolk – 137 Westray Farm, 106 Woodhall Brow, 98 Scales Farm, 93 Quarry Bank. Bluefaced Leicester ­– 124 Hollins Farm. Mule – 110 Frizington Hall, 101 Row Brow Park, 100 Croft House, 96 Fairfield Farm. Cheviot – 107, 105 Fold Head Farm. Charollais – 101, 84, 83 Kirkhouse, 99 Fairfield Farm. Zwartbles – 100 Smaithwaite Cottage. Rouge- 78 Birks Farm. Herdwick – 70, 67 Row Head, 50 Strudda Bank, 47 Brimmer Head. Texel X Herdwick – 67 Causeway Foot. Swaledale – 61, 52, 46 Low Stowbank, 49 Strudda Bank, 49 Frizington Hall, 44 Hollins Farm, 42 Fairfield.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 150, 118 Shatton Lodge Farm, 122, 98 Seaview, 110 Sale Fell House, 101 Wha House Farm. Cheviot – 91 Row Head.

 

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