Sale Report: Primestock 22nd August 2018

On Wednesday 22nd August 2018, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with   56 cattle comprising 36 cull cattle and 16 prime bulls and 4 clean cattle, 1181 prime sheep including 858 lambs and 323 cast ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

A smart Limousin steer, from G & T Tyson, East House, topped the sale per kilo, selling at 224.5ppk to TL Fell. Leading the sale in price per head was a Limousin bull from TA Byers, Ellenbank, at £1487.78, also bought by TL Fell.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 204.5 Lamplugh Hall

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1067.49 916.94 Lamplugh Hall

Prime Steers (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin 224.5 East House

Prime Steers (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1268.43 East House

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin -214.5, 212.5, 211.5, 207.5 East House, 207.5 Ellen Bank, 190.5 Lodge Farm. Simmental – 204.5 Ellen Bank. British Blue – 199.5 Grange Farm, 192.5, 190.5 Lodge Farm. Swedish Red –182.5 177.5 Grange Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1487.78 Ellen Bank, 1455.12, 1381.25, 1302.02 East House. Simmental – 1390.60 Ellen Bank. British Blue –1121.19, Grange Farm, 1091.57, 1016.40 Lodge Farm Swedish Red – 976.25, 919.80 Grange Farm. Holstein Friesian –675.91 Waites Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 167.5, 146.5. Shatton Lodge, 154.5, 153.5, 133.5 Swinside End Farm, 126.5 Rietfontien. Charolais – 146.5 132.5 Penny Hill. Holstein Friesian 130.5 East Farm, 129.5, 123.5 Moorland Close, 115.5 Croft House, 113.5 Croftlands, 108.5 Green Acres, 107.5, 105.5 Woodend. Angus – 128.5, 126.5, 123.5, 120.5, 117.5, 116.5 Thomsen Est. Montbeliarde – 87.5 Green Acres.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin 1195.95, 1073.85 Shatton Lodge, 899.51, 818.85, 811.68 Swinside End. Charolais – 1089.96, 901.00 Penny Hill. Angus – 936.48, 827.54, 760.76 Thomsen Est. Holstein Friesian – 971.25, 829.92, Moorland Close, 965.70 East Farm, 825.83 Croft House, 768.40 Croftlands House

Cast Bulls (Top price per kilo – pence):-    Limousin- 139.5 East House

Cast Bulls (Top price per head – £)Limousin – 1213.65 East House

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein –137.5 Lowca Cottage

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Holstein – 990.00 Lowca Cottage

Prime Sheep

Lambs sold dearer on the week pleasing vendors. The SQQ was 182.6ppk, with the medium weight lambs 39-45kg at 185ppk.  Top today of £120 was paid for a Texel Lamb from RA Rawling, Overcroft, purchased by Lindsay’s Butchers, Cockermouth. Top price per kilo was 238.6p achieved for a Texel Lamb sold by P & PI Walker, Beechcroft, also purchased by Lindsay’s Butchers, Cockermouth.

 

Today we also had the prime lamb show for Mules of 10 Bonny Boys.  Judging was professionally carried out by Joe Marrs, Blindcrake who awarded First Prize, Champion and the NEMSA rosette to BW Hewitson, Shatton Lodge Farm. These lambs later sold for £86. 2nd prize went to lambs from A Fearon, Kirkland House and sold for £76, and the 3rd prize lambs, from Mrs M Brough, Chapel House Farm sold for £73.

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Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 238.6, 206 Beechcroft, 222.2 Overcroft, 220.0 Thomsen Est, 217.6 Ladywath, 214.9, 210.6 Shatton Lodge, 214.60 Woodhall Brow, 212.20 High Moss, 211.10, 206 Lamplugh Hall, 211.0 Jenkin Cross, 209.10, 205.80 High Flatts, 204.90 Greenlands. Suffolk –217.4, 178.9 Westray, 212.7, 193.0, 190.9 East House, 209.10 Ryhola Meadow, 177.3 Woodhall Brow. Rouge – 206.5, 182.60 Woodhall Brow. Mule – 179.20 Shatton Lodge, 172.70 Kirkland House,169.80 Chapel House. Bleu du Maine – 172.2 Oughterside Mill Texel X Herdwick 171.90 Burnthwaite Farm

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 120 Overcroft, 111 Ladywath, 110 Thomsen Est, 105 Beech Croft, 103, 95 Lamplugh Hall, 101, 99 Shatton Lodge, 100, 93.50 High Moss, 94 East View, 93.50 Jenkin Cross, 92 High Flatts, 92 Robin Hood. Suffolk – 117, 105 East House, 100 Westray, 92 Ryhola Meadow. Rouge – 95, 84 Woodhall Brow. Mule – 86 Shatton Lodge, 76 Kirkland House, 73 Chapel House. Bluefaced Leicester – 78 Buckle Avenue.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Suffolk – 88 Thomsen Est, 85 High Flatts. Texel –83 Greenlands, 74, 73 Thomsen Est.  Bluefaced Leicester  -79 Dyke Croft. Mule 70 Thomsen Est, 66 Fairladies. Swaledale – 27 Glencoyne. Zwartble – 50 Thomsen Est. Herdwick – 28 Fold Head

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 80, 71 Brow Top, 69 Asby Farm. Herdwick – 40 Glencoyne,38 Burnthwaite. Swaledale – 37 Glencoyne.

 

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