Sale Report: Primestock 21st December 2016

On Wednesday 21st December 2016, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 58 cattle comprising 46 cull cattle and 12 prime bulls and heifer, 1632 prime sheep including 1371 lambs and 261 ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

Top price per head and per kilo went to Limousin bull from D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall £1342.05 (194.5ppk) purchased by TL Fell. With a strong demand for cows at the moment, we had a Limousin cow from R Maxwell, Howside top the pence per kilo at 137.5 selling to G Chapman. Top price per head also went to a Limousin cow at £964.78 from BW Hewitson, Shatton Lodge Farm also being purchased by G Chapman.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 194.50 Lamplugh Hall, 185.50 Row Hall, 169.50 Bowness Farms. Holstein Friesian – 179.50, 160.50 Bowness Farms, 177.50 Row Hall, 165.50 Lamplugh Hall. Aberdeen Angus – 173.50 Bowness Farms, 160.50 Wasdale Head Hall Farm. Holstein – 169.50, 165.50 Low Scaw Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1342.05 Lamplugh Hall, 1224.30 Row Hall, 1050.90 Bowness Farms. Holstein Friesian – 1194.91 Lamplugh Hall, 1105.83, 988.90 Row Hall, 1094.95, 982.26 Bowness Farms. Aberdeen Angus – 1091.40 Wasdale Head Hall Farm, 1046.21 Bowness Farms. Holstein – 979.71, 966.52 Low Scaw Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 137.50, 136.50 Howside, 129.50, 119.50 Shatton Lodge, 118.50, 112.50 Oughterside Mill. British Blue – 132.50 Howside, 110.50 Oughterside Mill. British Blue – 110.50 Braithwaite Farm. Holstein Friesain – 109.50, 104.50 Lamplugh Hall, 106.50 Bowness Farms, 100.50 Waverbank.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 964.78, 858.01 Shatton Lodge, 884.01 Oughterside Mill, 836.25 Braithwaite Farm, 821.73 Howside, 794.25 Cathow. British Blue – 856.38 Oughterside Mill, 751.28 Howside. Holstein Friesain – 813.01 Lamplugh Hall, 774.26 Bowness Farms, 758.78 Waverbank, 748.80 Dearham Hall. British Blue – 760.24 Braithwaite Farm.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian – 121.50 Watson Hill.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 763.02 Watson Hill.

Prime Sheep

SQQ was up on the week by 15p on the average of 178.08ppk. A Texel lamb from  JA & CM Brown, Parkhouse Farm topped the pence per kilo 225.6ppk being bought by R Vivers. Top price per head also went to a Texel lamb from TB Stamper & Son Farm, Harrot Hill Farm £110 being sold to T Harrison Butchers, Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 225.60, 215.80 Park House Farm, 224.30 Sycamore House, 223.20, 213.60 Milstone Moor, 218.40 Seathwaite Farm, 217.90 Swinside End Farm, 214.30 Woodside Cottage, 212.20 Hollins Farm. Rouge – 203.70 Harrot Hill Farm. Charollais – 200 Woodside Cottage, 192.50 Byresteads. Texel x Herdwick – 188.10 Burnthwaite Farm, 186.60 Millbeck Hall, 183.80 Rowbrow Park. Cheviot – 183, 171.80 Seathwaite Farm, 179.10 West Head Farm. Mule – 181, 167.10 Swinside End Farm, 170.70 Segbushwell, 168.80 Croft House Farm, 164.40, 160 Milstone Moor. Swaledale – 178.80, 171.20 Smaithwaite, 176.30, 164.20 Swinside End Farm, 170 Thornholme. Herdwick – 165.30 Smaithwaite, 160.80 Thornholme. Suffolk – 163.30, 152 Waverbank, 156.90 Bridekirk Hall.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Rouge – 110, 101, 88 Harrot Hill Farm. Texel – 95, 94, 93.50, 91.50 Rook Farm, 94, 91.50 Millstone Moor, 92.50 Hundith Hill Farm, 90.50 Park House Farm, 90 Woodside Cottage, 90 Beechcroft. Charollais – 84 Woodside Cottage, 77 Byresteads, 75 Rigg House. Texel x Herdwick – 81.50 Gill Brow, 80, 77.50 Seafield House, 79, 75.50 Burnthwaite Farm, 76.50 Millbeck Hall, 75.50 Grange Grassings. Suffolk – 81.50 Seafield House, 80 Waverbank, 80 Bridekirk Hall. Mule – 80 Bridekirk Hall, 77 Langhorn, 76 Swinside End Farm, 75 Waverbank, 74 Millstone Moor, 72 Brimmer Head. Cheviot – 78.50 Waverbank, 78.50 Seathwaite Farm, 77 West Head Farm. Swaledale – 69.50, 67 Swinside End Farm, 69 Segbushwell, 59.50 Thornholme, 59 Smaithwaite, 58.50 Seathwaite Farm, 58 Terrace Farm. Herdwick – 62.50 Millbeck Hall, 59.50 Smaithwaite, 59.50 Thornholme.

Cull Ewes (per head – £) :- Texel – 98.50, 89.50 Harrot Hill Farm, 95.50, 95, 87.50 Woodend Farm, 83.50 Bridekirk Hall. Suffolk – 80 Woodside Farm, 78.50 High Flatts, 75.50 Westray Farm. Mule – 79 Harrot Hill Farm, 70 Bridekirk Hall, 68.50 Hill Top, 66 Harrot Hill Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 72.50 Newsham Farm. Beltex – 67.50 Swinside End Farm. Swaledale – 58 Far End Farm, 50.50 Hill Top, 49.50 Shatton Lodge. Herdwick – 45.50 Far End Farm, 44.50 Prospect House, 43.50 Harley Croft.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Bluefaced Leicester – 101.50 Swinside End Farm, 76.50 Shatton Lodge. Texel – 90.50 Far End Farm. Suffolk – 80, 75.50 Newsham Farm. Herdwick – 60.50 Burnthwaite Farm.

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