Sale Report: Primestock 24th January 2018

On Wednesday 24th January 2018, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 63 cattle comprising 56 cull cattle and 7 prime bulls and heifer, 1596 prime sheep including 1282 hoggs and 314 ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

Leading the sale in price per kilo and per head was a smart Limousin bull from TA Byers, Ellenbank selling for 208.50 pence (£1380.27) selling to Les Fell.

Cast cows were good to sell with a Limousin cow from D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall achieving £1101.03 (160.50 pence per kilo) selling to Dawn Meats.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 208.50 Ellenbank. Simmental – 201.50 Ellenbank. Holstein Friesian – 180.50, 178.50, 163.50 Grange Farm, 170.50, 160.50 South View.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1380.27 Ellenbank. Simmental – 1297.66 Ellenbank. Holstein Friesian – 1071, 1043.29 Grange Farm 1033.23, 950.16 South View.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 160.50, 159.50, 148.50 Lamplugh Hall, 150.50 Crakeplace Hall, 119.50, 117.50 Whitestones. Holstein Friesian – 129.50 Barnyard, 124.50, 119.50 Annfield, 119.50 Brackenbarrow Farm, 118.50 Watson Hill, 115.50 Sorrowstones, 114.50 Arkleby House. British Blue – 125.50, Brow Top Farm, 133.50, 126.50 East House, 119.50 Ehenside Farm. British Friesian – 124.50 Fairladies Farm, 101.50 Arkleby House. Holstein – 111.50, 85.50 Lowca Cottage Farm, 98.50, 92.50 Marlborough Hall, 84.50 Outgang Farm, 82.50 Fairladies Farm. Ayrshire – 107.50 Outgang Farm. Hereford – 79.50 Gatra Farm. Montbeliarde – 78.50 Outgang Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1101.03, 1065.46, 1009.80 Lamplugh Hall, 969.22 Crakeplace Hall, 822.16, 752 Whitestones. British Blue – 943.85, 822.25 East House, 933.72 Brow Top Farm, 676.37 Ehenside Farm.   Holstein Friesian – 925.03, 870.24 Barnyard, 919.56 Watson Hill, 888.93, 862.79 Annfield, 827.75 Mayfield, 769.58 Brackenbarrow.   British Friesian – 890.18 Fairladies Farm, 634.38 Arkleby House. Holstein – 783.85 Lowca Cottage Farm, 683.59, 582.75 Marlborough Hall, 498.55 Outgang Farm, 491.70 Fairladies Farm. Ayrshire – 602 Outgang Farm. Montbeliarde – 414.48 Outgang Farm. Hereford – 361.73 Gatra Farm.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 124.50 Ehenside Farm, 107.50 Arkleby House. Hereford – 112.50 Gatehouse. Aberdeen Angus – 108.50 Wasdale Head Hall.

OTM Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1045.80 Ehenside Farm, 908.38 Arkleby House. Hereford – 1046.25 Gatehouse. Aberdeen Angus – 878.85 Wasdale Head Hall.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian – 137.50, 125.50, 111.50 Waverbank.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 924, 916.15, 673.46 Waverbank.

Prime Sheep

With a lift in price on the previous week the SQQ average was 191.36 pence per kilo up 9.16 pence on the week. Hoggs in the 39-45.5kg section saw the best trade averaging 205.61 pence per kilo.

Topping the sale in price per kilo were a wonderful pen of Texel hoggs from A & J Clark, Cherrytree House selling for 250 pence per kilo to Vivers Scotlamb. Leading price per head was a Texel hogg from Messrs Cottam, Wardwarrow achieving £114 and purchased by Tony Harrison, Butchers of Cockermouth.

Prime Hoggs  (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 250 Cherrytree House, 243.90, 240, 237.80, 237.20 Mayfield, 243.90, 243.80, 237.20 Blake Hills, 243.20 Grange Farm, 242.70 Hollins Farm, 241.50, 230.50 Prospect House Farm, 232.90 High Flatts, 230.30 Home Farm, 228.60 Swinside End Farm. Beltex – 244.90 Holmecroft Farm, 238.60, 214.60 Cherrytree House, 222.20 Tarn Bank, 208.70, 201.90 Risehow Farm. Suffolk – 200 Blake Hills, 197.90, 184.50 Brow Top Farm, 197.50, 189.70, 184.40 Strudda Bank, 195.70 Bridge End Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 200 Grange Grassings, 193.60 Rowbrow Park,188.20 Hinning House, 187.10 Prospect House Farm, 184.20, 178.60 Micklam Cottages, 183.30, 172.90 Row Head, 174.40 Winscales Farm, 172.20 (x2) Stybeck Farm. Mule – 199, 197.70 Kirkland House, 190.20 Shatton Lodge Farm, 184.50 Swinside End Farm, 177.30 Strudda Bank, 175.60 Hinning House, 170.70 Blake Hills. Charollais – 195.10 Birks Farm. Swaledale – 187.50 Strudda Bank, 174.40, 154.70 Hinning House, 154.30 Smaithwaite, 148.60 Low Waterside Cottage. Herdwick – 177.10 Penny Hill, 171.40 Fell Foot Farm, 167.10 Stone Ends, 154.80, 154.10 Row Head, 148.60, 136.40 Hinning House, 141.90 Wallend Farm, 137.90 Wasdale Head Hall Farm.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 114, 112, 109, 105.50, 105 Wardwarrow, 112 Woodhow Farm, 111 High Flatts, 111, 104.50 Risehow Farm, 110 Prospect House Farm, 109, 105 Cherrytree House, 107.50 Hollins Farm, 107 East Townend, 105 The Mount. Beltex – 107, 96 Risehow Farm, 103, 83.50 Cherrytree House, 95.50 Holmecroft Farm, 80 Tarn Bank. Suffolk – 107, 93 Brow Top Farm, 92 Blake Hills, 90 Bridge End Farm, 83, 79, 74 Strudda Bank.  .  Mule – 99.50, 87 Kirkland House, 97 Shatton Lodge, 78 Strudda Bank, 77.50 Swinside End. Texel X Herdwick – 82 Grange Grassings, 77, 72 Row Head, 75.50 Rowbrow Park, 75, 70 Micklam Cottages, 71.50 Hinning House, 68 Winscales Farm, 65.50 Prospect House Farm, 62 (x2) Stybeck Farm. Charollais – 80 Birks Farm. Swaledale – 75 Strudda Bank, 68, 49.50 Hinning House, 54 Smaithwaite, 52 Low Waterside Cottage. Herdwick – 65, 57 Row Head, 62 Penny Hill, 60 Fell Foot Farm, 58.50 Stone Ends, 55, 45 Hinning House, 44 Wallend Farm,44 Prospect House Farm.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 130, 117 Elva Plain, 121, 100 Parkhouse Farm, 120, 110, 100, 99 Brow Top Farm, 119 Mayfield, 104 Rietfontein, 98 Woodhow, 98, 97 Beckhouse Farm. Suffolk – 124, 112, 107 Brow Top Farm, 111 Swallow Heights, 81 Birks Farm. Charollais – 108 Swallow Heights, 79 Brow Top Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 100 Swallow Heights, 63 Cathow. Beltex – 96 Holmecroft Farm, 82 Tarn Bank, 71 Calvo Farm. Mule – 75 Parkhouse Farm, 73 Muncaster Home Farm, 71 Aldenstone, 71, 70 Birks Farm, 70 East Townend, 70 Beckhouse Farm, 67 Elva Plain, 64 Calvo Farm, 53 Brow Top Farm. Cheviot – 74 Crosbythwaite. Rouge – 69 Birks Farm. Dorset – 55, 51 Wasdale Head Hall, 55 Rietfontein. Ryeland – 51 Swallow Heights. Texel X Herdwick – 44 Dockray Nook. Herdwick – 43.50 Rietfontien, 32 Stybeck, 28 Prospect House Farm. Swaledale – 43 Chapel House Farm, 41, 38, 25 Hartsop Hall, 30 Cathow.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Cheviot – 119, 103 Lanefoot. Dorset – 68 Springfield Road. Herdwick – 57 Yew Tree Farm, 37 Wallend Farm. Swaledale – 36 Wallend Farm.

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