Sale Report: Primestock 24th April 2019

On Wednesday 24th April 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 60 cattle comprising 42 cull cattle and 18 prime bulls and clean cattle, 844 prime sheep including 631 hoggs and 213 cast ewes and rams

With a quality show of cattle forward leading the sale in price per kilo was a smart Limousin heifer from Messrs Teasdale, Lowside Farm selling for 213.50 pence per kilo purchased by H Birkbeck.  Topping the sale in price per head was a tremendous Limousin bull from J Pattinson & Son, Uldale Hall bought by L Fell.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 213.50, 206.50 Lowside Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1137.96, 1044.89 Lowside Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 207.50 Uldale Hall, 196.50 Lamplugh Hall, 190.50, 183.50 Row Hall.  British Friesian – 183.50 Uldale Hall, 179.50, 177.50 Seaview.  Holstein Friesian – 178.50, 173.50 Lamplugh Hall.  Aberdeen Angus – 177.50 Brook Cottage.  Swedish Red – 161.50 Grange Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1336.30 Uldale Hall, 1296.90 Lamplugh Hall, 1078.98, 1021.08 Row Hall. Aberdeen Angus – 1180.38 Brook Cottage. Holstein Friesian – 1158.98, 1156.68, 1036.93 Lamplugh Hall, 956.34 Acrewalls. British Friesian ­– 1064.44, 986.90 Seaview, 1040.45 Uldale Hall. Swedish Red & White – 952.85 Grange Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-Aberdeen Angus – 169.50 Mosser Heights. Limousin – 143.50 Beechcroft, 135.5 Mosser Heights. British Blue – 140.50 Eirinntalla. Blonde – 137.50 Eirinntalla. Holstein Friesian – 124.50, 123.50, 112.50 Barnyard, 124.50, 114.50 Streetgate, 120.50 Grange Farm, 115.50 Hunday Farm. British Friesian – 139.50 Frizington Hall, 131.50, 129.50 Uldale Hall. Belted Galloway – 119.50 Branthwaite Rigg Farm. Holstein – 124.50 Frizington Hall, 113.50 Hodgson Green.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £): British Blue – 1177.39 Eirinntalla, 897.33 Broom Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 1169.55 Mosser Heights. Limousin – 1165.22 Beechcroft, 1018.96 Mosser Heights. Blonde  – 973.50 Eirinntalla.  Belted Galloway ­– 728.95 Branthwaite Rigg Farm. British Friesian – 1149.48 Frizington Hall, 919.45, 861.33 Uldale Hall. Holstein – 933.75 Frizington Hall, 830.01 Lowca Cottage, 791.10 Hodgson Green. Holstein Friesian – 916.88, 846.60 Barnyard, 857.09 Lamplugh Hall, 739.87 Grange Farm, 728.22, 722.10 Streetgate.

Prime Sheep

With a lift on the week of 11.2 pence the SQQ average was 202.60 pence, medium weight Hoggs in the 39.1 – 45.5kg range came in at 211.9 pence up some 15.8 pence.  Many more hoggs could have been sold to meet buyers’ demands.

Leading the sale in pence per kilo was a shapely Texel hogg from Messrs Sharp, Holmecroft at 42kg achieving 254.80 pence selling to J Blenkhorn.  Top price of the day was a tremendous Texel hogg from Messrs Mounsey, Wardhall Guards selling for £118 to Tony Harrison, Butchers of Cockermouth.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 254.8 Holmecroft, 242.7, 242.6 Croftside, 240.3, 232.6 Dawn View, 237.5(2) Crakeplace Hall, 233.8 Beckhouse, 230.2 Prospect House. Beltex – 238.1 Croft End. Texel X Herdwick – 228 Bowscale, 223.6, 220.2 Grange Grassings, 216.7 Outgang, 215.9 Manesty View, 215 Prospect House. Suffolk – 227.3 East Mill. Herdwick – 217.6 Millbeck Hall, 211.8 Coniston Hall, 205.4 Burnthwaite. Swaledale – 195.3 Hinning House, 192.9 Hilltop. Mule – 191.5 Low House, 191.4 Outgang, 190.4 Kirkland House. Cheviot – 191 Hollows Farm.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 118 Wardhall Guards, 115, 114, 109, 108 Hollins, 113 Wilson Parks, 109.50 Croft End, 108 Prospect House. Suffolk – 101 Scalesmoor. Beltex – 100 Holmecroft. Cheviot – 95.50 Hollows Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 93.50, 88 Bowscale, 93 Scalesmoor, 92.50 Grange Grassings, 89 Outgang, 88.50 Manesty View, 86 Prospect House, 84.50, 82.50 Beckhouse.  Mule – 90.50 Hinning House, 90 Kirkland House, 90 Low House, 89.50, 88.50 Manesty View, 89.50 Kirkland House. Herdwick – 86, 76 Burnthwaite, 76, 72 Coniston Hall, 75, 74 Millbeck hall, 73.50 Kidburngill. Swaledale – 82 Eirinntalla, 81 Hilltop, 76 Hinning House.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel (Avg. 96.39) 130 Rietfontein, 130 Woodhow, 129, 108 Summerhill, 109 Holmecroft, 108 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 106 Beckhouse, 105 Prospect House.  Berrichon – 104, 91, 85 High Flatts. Bluefaced Leicester – 102 Wilson Parks. Bleu Du Maine – 100 Croftside, 98 Holmecroft. Suffolk (Avg. 94.67)96 Croft House, 92 Scalesmoor. Cheviot (Avg. 73.07) 90, 78 Stonecroft, 86 Hilltop, 77, 71 Greenbank, 76 Hollows.  Mule – 82 Mid Farm, 82 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 82 Hilltop, 82 The Muslins, 81 Croft House, 80 Summerhill, 80 Frizington Hall, 80 Foxhouse, 79 Scalesmoor. Texel X Herdwick – 80 Crosbythwaite, 68 The Fitz. Kerry Hill – 72 Rietfontein. Jacob – 60 Rietfontein. Herdwick (Avg. 59.79) 70 Greenbank Farm, 66 Hollows Farm, 65, 64 Grange Grassings, 64, 60 Woodhow, 64 East House, 63 The Oaks, 62 Easthwaite, 60 Prospect House. Swaledale (Avg. 59.73 ) 69, 67, 60 Beechcroft, 68, 57 Shatton Lodge, 67 Hilltop, 65 Frizington Hall, 65, 60 Wilson Parks. Badgerface – 58 Rietfontein.

Cast Rams (per head – £):-  Texel – 120 Shatton Lodge, 112 Hilltop. Bluefaced Leicester – 101 Wilson Parks.  Herdwick – 60 The Oaks, 56 East House.

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