Sale Report: Primestock 23rd May 2018

On Wednesday 23rd May 2018, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 50 cattle comprising 33 cull cattle and 17 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1101 prime sheep including 632 spring lambs and hoggs and 469 cast ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

With a strong show of cattle forward leading the sale in price per kilo was a smart Limousin bull from A & L Gott, Prospect House Farm selling for 229.50 pence per kilo (£1441.26). Top price of the day was tremendous Simmental bull from TA Byers, Ellenbank which achieved £1478.64 selling to Les Fell.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 229.50 Prospect House Farm, 224.50 High Moss, 202.50 Hunday Farm, 193.50 Lamplugh Hall. Blonde – 218.50 High Moss. British Blue – 205.50 Ellenbank, 200.50 Hunday Farm. Simmental – 202 Ellenbank. Holstein Friesian – 188.50, 178.50 Prospect House Farm, 179.50 Lamplugh Hall, 176.50 Seaview. British Friesian – 186.50 Seaview. Aberdeen Angus – 185.50 Crosshow Farm. Galloway – 169.50 Ellenbank. Holstein – 159.50, 149.50 SouthView.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):-  Simmental – 1478.64 Ellenbank. Limousin – 1441.26 Prospect House Farm, 1250.01 Lamplugh Hall, 1215 Hunday Farm, 1203.32 High Moss. British Blue – 1397.40 Ellenbank, 1122.80 Hunday Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 1272.53 Crosshow Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1270.49 1101.35 Prospect House Farm, 1140.19 Seaview, 1077 Lamplugh Hall. Blonde – 1206.12 High Moss. British Friesian – 1068.65 Seaview. Galloway – 800.04. Holstein – 882.05, 778.36 South View.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 172.50 Crakeplace Hall, 163.50 Lamplugh Hall, 157.50 Grange Grassings, 139.50 Bolton Wood Lane, 138.50, 120.50 Wasdale Head Hall, 128.50 Outgang Farm, 114.50 Kelmore Hills.   Aberdeen Angus – 158.50 Stone Croft. Holstein Friesian – 151.50 Waites Farm, 130.50 Prospect House Farm, 122.50, 115.50 Hunday Farm, 113.50 Fairladies Farm, 108.50 Outgang Farm, 100.50 Grange Farm. British Friesian – 148.50, 143.50, 142.50, 138.50 Stainburn Hall, 120.50 Fairladies Farm, 118.50, 111.50 Outgang Farm. Blonde – 138.50 Low Godderthwaite. Charolais – 138.50 Acrewalls. Simmental – 128.50 Kelmore Hills. Holstein – 121.50 Home Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1176.53 Grange Grassings, 1167.83 Crakeplace Hall, 974.46 Lamplugh Hall, 861.47 Wasdale Head Hall, 792.36 Bolton Wood Lane Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1151.40 Waites Farm, 765.77, 704.38 Hunday Farm, 673.38 Prospect House Farm. British Friesian – 1039.50, 963.96, 904.88, 840.91 Stainburn Hall, 723 Fairladies. Aberdeen Angus – 960.51 Stone Croft. Blonde – 919.64 Low Godderthwaite. Charolais – 819.92 Acrewalls. Simmental – 764.58 Kelmore Hills. Holstein – 716.85 Home Farm.

Prime Sheep

With a wonderful show of prime spring lambs the overall average was 269.2 pence per kilo. Leading the sale in price per kilo was a wonderful Texel lamb from J & M Wilson, Meadow Farm weighing in at 46kg and achieving 391.20 pence per kilo (£180) selling to W Lindsay & Sons, Butchers of Cockermouth. Top price of the day was a Texel lamb from JA Mounsey & Son, Grange Farm which sold for £185 to Haighs, Butchers of Workington.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 391.30, 281 Meadow Farm, 366.70 Hollins Farm, 362.70, 290 Grange Farm, 344.40 Greenbank Close, 338.80 Forrester Fold, 327.70 Brow Top Farm, 327.10, 281 Seymour House, 326.50, 318.60, 297.90, 282.90 Beechcroft, 323.40, 321.70, 310.20, 302.20, 295.30 Seafield House, 319.10 Mosser Mains Farm, 300 Parkhouse Farm, 295.20 Willows Farm, 285.70, 280.50 The How, 285.70 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 280 Greensyke. Suffolk – 338, 288.90 Seymour House, 331.90 Brow Top Farm, 329.50, 273.20, 272.50 The Stable, 290.20 Birks Farm, 260, 251.20 Greensyke, 258.50 Birks Grange, 258, 251, 246.20, 235.30 Croft House, 255.30 Forrester Fold. Charollais – 276.20 Nr Branthwaite Edge.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 185 Grange Farm, 180 Meadow Farm, 166 Forrester Fold, 165 Hollins Farm, 160, 140, 137 Beechcroft, 157 Seymour House, 155 Greenbank, 154 Brow Top Farm, 152(x2), 148, 136, 127, 123 Seafield, 150 Mosser Mains Farm, 140 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 129 Croft House, 128(x2) Greensyke, 126 Parkhouse Farm, 124 Willows Farm. Suffolk – 169, 130 Seymour House, 156 Brow Top Farm, 145, 112, 109 The Stable, 129, 128(x2), 120 Croft House, 120 Forrester Fold, 119, 106 Birks Farm, 117, 103 Greensyke. Charollais – 116 Nr Branthwaite Edge.

The prime hogg SQQ average was 198.1 pence per kilo with hoggs in the medium weight range 39-45.5kg at 213.1 pence per kilo. Leading the sale in price per kilo was a pen of hoggs from G Renney, Bridge End Farm selling for 284.60 pence per kilo. Top price of the day was a Texel hogg from Dancing Gate Farm which sold for £141.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 284.60, 280, 264.30, 263.20 Bridge End Farm, 261.50, 247.20, 242.50, 238.50 Cherrytree House, 234.50, 232.60 Wardhall Guards, 232.50 Dancing Gate, 232.40 Home Farm, 230.50 Crakeplace Hall, 230.40 Sycamore House. Texel X Herdwick – 258.50 Bridge End Farm, 228.60, 200 Outgang Farm, 209.80, 208.30 Greenbank Farm, 208.50, 200 Wha House Farm, 197.60 Foxhouse Farm, 196.30 Plumbland Farm. Bleu du Maine – 234.90 Sycamore House. Charollais – 211.30 Scalesmoor. Cheviot ­– 206.80 Plumbland Farm. Beltex – 205.90 Sycamore House. Mule – 202.90 East End Farm, 181.80 Croft House, 170.20 Kelmore Hills. Herdwick – 202.80 Wha House Farm, 197.20 Grange Farm, 188.90, 180.90 Barfield, 176.50 Stone Croft. Suffolk – 189.70 Highfield Farm. Swaledale – 186.10 Wha House Farm, 174.20 Outgang Farm.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 141, 101 Dancing Gate Farm, 131, 102 Cherrytree House, 129, 119 Wardhall Guards, 119 Gote Mill House, 112, 111(x2) Bridge End Farm, 110 Plumbland Farm, 110 Scalesmoor, 106 Sycamore House, 103 Willows Farm. Charollais ­– 112 Scalesmoor. Texel X Herdwick – 106 Plumbland Farm, 106 Bridge End Farm, 96, 74 Outgang Farm, 86, 75 Greenbank Farm, 85.50 Wha House Farm, 81, 72 Foxhouse Farm. Herdwick – 102, 85 Barfield, 74, 73 Wha House Farm. Bleu d Maine –101 Sycamore House. Cheviot – 91 Plumbland Farm. Mule – 80 Croft House, 80 Kelmore Hills, 71 East End Farm. Suffolk – 74 Highfield Farm. Beltex – 70 Sycamore House. Swaledale – 67 Wha House Farm, 54 Outgang Farm.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 146, 137, 128 High Low Hall, 143 Summerhill, 127 Crooklands Farm, 125, 121, 119 Parkhouse Farm, 124 Gote Mill House, 119 Meadow Farm. Suffolk – 116 Meadow Farm, 113 Brow Top Farm, 111 Parkhouse Farm, 99, 94 Ryhola Meadow, 92 Row Farm, 91 Birks Farm, 84 The Stable, 70 Birks Farm. Rouge – 111 Peter House Farm. Bleu du Maine – 110 Croftside Farm. Zwartable – 109 Newhouse Farm. Berrichon – 103 High Flatts. Bluefaced Leicester – 103 Wescoe Farm, 88 Low Kinmont, 81 Peter House Farm. Beltex – 94 Bridge End Farm. Mule – 86 Rose Farm, 85 Summerhill, 83 Gote Mill House, 83 Ashley Grove, 81 Outgang Farm, 79 Bridge End Farm, 76, 75 Parkhouse Farm, 75 Broom Farm. Cheviot – 82 Hollins, 79 Grange Farm, 68 Mireside, 62 Whitekeld Farm. Millenium Blue – 80 Croftside Farm. Swaledale – 74, 51(x2) Peterhouse Farm, 66, 60 How Hall, 64 Millbeck Hall, 55 Kelmore Hills, 54 High Bewaldeth, 51 Lowthwaite, 51 Low Kinmont. Texel X Herdwick – 73, 68 Armaside Farm, 64 Kelmore Hills. Herdwick – 72, 64 Millbeck Hall, 66 Gote Mill House, 58, 53 Barfield, 56 Forbesfield, 53 Grange Grassings, 51 Kelmore Hills, 49 Low Kinmont. Charollais – 50 Row Farm.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Black Texel – 149, 137, 114 Forbesfield. Berrichon ­– 114 Row Farm. Beltex – 110 Cherry Bank, 86 Crooklands Farm. Texel – 91 Seafield, 57 Row Farm. Swaledale – 80 Kelmore Hills, 71, 60, 56 Lowthwaite.

 

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