Sale Report: Primestock 21st February 2018

On Wednesday 21st February 2018, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 42 cattle comprising 31 cull cattle and 11 prime bulls and heifer, 2239 prime sheep including 1684 hoggs and 555 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 Bowe, Hunday Farm selling for 210.50 pence (£1231.43) to Les Fell. Top price of the day was a shapely British Blue bull from Bowness Farms, Threapland Lees achieving £1386.45 purchased by Les Fell.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin:- 210.5, 205.50 Hunday Farm, 207.50, 206.50, 191.50 Row Hall. British Blue:- 197.50 Threapland Lees, 191.50 Grange Farm, 182.50 Grange Farm. Aberdeen Angus:- 178.50 Hunday Farm. Holstein Friesian:- 151.50 Threapland Lees.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- British Blue:- 1386.45 Threapland Lees, 1100.48, 1045.59 Grange Farm. Limousin:- 1346.03, 1231.43 Hunday Farm, 1294.80, 1290.63, 986.23 Row Hall. Aberdeen Angus:- 1315.55 Hunday Farm. Holstein Friesian:- 924.89, 884.76 Threapland Lees.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Fleckvieh:- 149.50 Pelutho Grange. Holstein Friesian:- 135.50, 125.50 Lamplugh Hall, 129.50 Burton House Farm, 125.50 Home Farm, 124.50 Watson Hill, 122.50, 120.50 Woodend, 121.50 Threapland Lees. British Friesian:- 133.50, 127.50 Stainburn Hall Farm, 133.50 Uldale Hall, 114.50 Home Farm. Swedish Red & White:- 128.50 Burton House Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 114.50 Mill House. Saler – 110.50 Mill House. Charolais – 109.50 Mill House.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Swedish Red & White:- 1045.99 Burton House Farm. Holstein Friesian:- 1030.86 Watson Hill, 1002.70 Lamplugh Hall, 927.22 Burton House Farm, 845.64 Threapland Lees, 828.30 Home Farm, 809.76, 806.05 Woodend. British Friesian:- 971.88 Uldale Hall, 939.84, 854.25 Stainburn Hall Farm, 767.15 Home Farm. Fleckvieh:- 916.44 Pelutho Grange. Saler – 738.14 Mill House. Aberdeen Angus – 725.93 Mill House.

Cast Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- 106.50 Knott Houses.

Cast Bull (Top price per head – £):- 915.90 Knott Houses.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- 144.50 Barnyard.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- 852.55 Barnyard.

Prime Sheep

A good show of prime hoggs with the SQQ average 222.25 pence per kilo up 7.38 pence on the week. Hoggs in the 39-45.5kg range were 225.90 pence per kilo with an average price of £94.28.

A wonderful shapely pen of Beltex hoggs from A & J Clark, Cherrytree House achieved the leading price per kilo of 297.50 pence selling to Robert Skelton. Top price of the day was a Beltex hogg from Messrs Lamb, The How selling for £126 to Tony Harrison, Butchers of Cockermouth.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex – 297.5 280.6 280 Cherrytree House, 295 286.8 272.7 Mayfield, 286.3 Blakehills, 284.2 273.7 Risehow, 273.9 The How. Texel – 294.9 287.8 268.8 267.1 Hollins Farm, 281.6 Low Garth, 278.8 Mayfield, 278.2 267.4 Bridekirk Hall, 273.8 Swiss Cottage, 269.5 Cherrytree House. TexelxHerdwick – 244.4 231.7 High Flatts, 239 Plumbland, 231.7 East House, 221.8 Low Kinmont. Charollais – 243.9 231.4 Ghyll House, 226.9, 220 Birks Farm. Cheviot – 228.8 Blake Hills, 225.6 West Head, 220 Bridge End, 219.7 Naddle Farm. Suffolk – 225 Blakehills, 213 East House. Mule – 217.4 Howbeck Lodge, 214.3 214 211.5 Stoneraise, 213 Low Kinmont, 211.5 Low Garth Herdwick – 213.8 East House, 210 Strudda Bank, 208.8 208.1 206 Knott Houses, 207.3 West Head, 205.9 Naddle, 204 203.7 Burnthwaite. Swaledale – 206.9 203.8 Strudda Bank, 205.3 Glencoyne, 203.8 Knott Houses, 200 Wythop Farms Badgerface – 200 Brimmer Head. Scotch Blackface – 208.6 Hollin Head, 205 East House. Shetland – 177.50 Hollin Head.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Beltex – 126, 110, 109.50 The How, 120, 118, 109 Mayfield, 119 Cherrytree House, 114.50 Blake Hills, 108 Rise How, 108 Green Marsh. Texel – 121, 120, 119 Beckhouse, 120 Green Marsh, 120 The How, 120 Charrytree House, 120, 119 Crosshow, 119 Bolton Wood Lane, 118 Hollins. Texel x Herdwick – 110, 95 High Flatts, 96.50 Plumbland, 95 East House, 87 Hollin Head, 87 Outgang Farm, 87 Knott Houses. Suffolk – 102.50 Shatton Lodge, 96 East House, 94.50 Blake Hills, 89 Hurlbarrow, 86 Hollins Head. Mule – 102.50 Shatton Lodge, 101.50, 92 Stoneraise, 101 Risehow, 93.50 Howbeck Lodge, 92.50 Gillbarrow, 91.50 Low Kinmont. Charollais – 100, 99.50 Ghyll House, 97, 88.50 Birks Farm. Herdwick – 98, 91, 90, 88.50 Knott Houses, 92 Burnthwaite, 89 West Head, 85.50 East House. Cheviot – 92.50 West Head, 91.50 Blake Hills, 86 Stonecroft, 83.50 Bridge End. Swaledale – 81.50, 74.50 Strudda Bank, 80 Wythop Farms, 79.50 Knott Houses, 78 Glencoyne. Scotch Blackface – 73, 71 Hollin Head, 72 Stone Croft, 61.50 East House, 61 The Faulds. Shetland – 71 Hollin Head. Badgerface – 66 Brimmer Head.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel:- 130, 125, 109 Corney Hall, 123, 113 Crosshow Farm, 119, 104 Risehow Farm, 113 Grange Farm, 110 Rietfontein, 109 Moor Platt Farm, 109, 102 Home Farm, 107 The Croft, 103 Green Marsh, 100 Shatton Lodge Farm. Bluefaced Leicester:- 105 Gill Brow, 93 Lonscale Farm, 91 Peter House Farm, 83 Ghyll Farm. Suffolk:- 103 Blake Hills, 88 Home Farm, 81, 78 Scalehill Farm. Berrichon:- 91, 84 High Flatts. Mule:- 88 Clappers, 84 East Lane Gate, 84 Scalehill Farm, 83 Castlemilk Farms, 82 Crosshow Farm, 78(x2) Swiss Cottage, 78 South View. Beltex:- 84 Corney hall, 81 East Lane Gate, 78 Green Marsh. Charollais:- 84 East Lane Gate. Cheviot:- 81 Rietfontein, 70 Naddle Farm, 66 East Lane Gate. Zwartable:- 70 Hurlbarrow, 60 South View. Herdwick:- 60 Seatoller Farm, 60, 38 Burnthwaite Farm, 58 Low Garth, 41 Stone Croft, 38 Low Kinmont. Swaledale:- 58, 48 Peter House Farm, 50 Bridge End, 44.50 Hole House, 44 Shatton Lodge Farm, 40 Naddle Farm. Texel X Herdwick:- 56 Hollins. Jacob:- 50 Riefontein. Badgerface:- 50 Rietfontein. Scottish Blackface:- 45 Castlemilk Farms.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 114 Home Farm, 112, 93 Green Marsh, 95 Outgang. Beltex – 108 Peter House Farm. Herdwick – 60 Burnthwaite Farm, 56 Scalderskew, 49 Low Kinmont. Swaledale – 52 Wythop Farms, 49 Low Kinmont.

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