Sale Report: Primestock 24th October 2018

On Wednesday 24th October 2018 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock sale with 45 cattle comprising 33 cull cattle and 12 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2150 prime sheep including 1485 lambs and 665 cast ewes and rams

Topping the sale were 2 tremendous Limousin bulls from A & L Gott, Prospect House Farm, one bull achieved 208.50ppk and the other bull the leading price at £1312.89 both being purchased by TL Fell.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 208.50, 204.50, 193.50 Prospect House Farm, 197.50(x2), 186.50 Acrewalls. British Blue – 189.50, 174.50 Crooklands. Aberdeen Angus – 176.50 Crooklands. Holstein – 155.50, 139.50, 131.50 Crooklands.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1312.89, 1228.73, 1161.35 Prospect House Farm, 1174.95, 983.55, 1157.35 Acrewalls. British Blue – 1061.20, 879.48 Crooklands. Aberdeen Angus – 995.46 Crooklands. Holstein – 870.48, 821.04, 757.44 Crooklands.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin ­– 130.50, 129.50, 125.50 Oughterside Mill, 129.50, 109.50 Baggra Yeat, 127.50 Wardhall Guard, 118.50 Row Farm. British Blue – 129.50, 125.50, 107.50 Oughterside Mill, 128.50 Braithwaite Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 115.50 Nr Branthwaite Edge. Holstein – 103.50, 98.50, 94.50(x2), 88.50 Crooklands. Holstein Friesian ­– 97.50, 95.50 Burton House Farm, 96.50, 95.50, 91.50 Row Hall, 96.50, 95.50, 94.50 Threapland Lees, 93.50 Waites Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – 1022.86 Braithwaite Farm, 980.32, 836.35, 830.81 Oughterside Mill. Limousin – 1017.87, 1011.38, 883.52 Oughterside Mill, 873.35 Row Farm, 849.52, 731.46 Baggra Yeat, 824.93 Wardhall Guards. Holstein Friesian ­– 825.93, 623.62, 605.06 Threapland Lees, 782.93, 721.98 Burton House Farm, 710.60 Waites Farm, 626.78, 594.01, 579 Row Hall. Aberdeen Angus – 798.53 Brook Cottage. Holstein – 747.27, 723.87, 684.58, 650.16, 575.25 Crooklands.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian – 113.50 Row Hall.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 758.18 Row Hall.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 100.50 Gill Brow.

OTM Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 842.19 Gill Brow.

Prime Sheep

The SQQ average this week was 167.5 pence per kilo in keeping with the national trend. Leading the sale in pence per kilo was a Texel lamb from AJ Brown, Parkhouse Farm selling for 229.70 pence. Top price of the day were two Texel lambs from G West, Stargill Farm selling for £105 to Tony Harrison, Butcher of Cockermouth and Haighs Butchers of Workington.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 229.70, 210, 208.10, 197.80 Parkhouse Farm, 221.30 Lamplugh Hall, 218.80, 218.60 Stargill Farm, 211, 202.40, 200 Sandhills Farm, 209.80 Braithwaite Farm, 208.50 Sally Hill, 208.30 High Flatts, 206.40, 200 Beckhouse Farm, 201.20 Lake View, 200 Chapel Howe, 200 Fieldside. Beltex – 204.50 Swinside End Farm, 196.50 Hillgreen. Bleu du Maine – 182.60(x2) Parkhouse Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 174.40, 159 Bellhouse Farm, 167.10, 159.50 Low Waterside Cottage, 163.60 Crookdake Cottages. Suffolk – 168.80 StoneCroft. Swaledale – 140.30 Swinside End Farm. Herdwick – 139.50 Winscales Farm.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 105(2), 94 Stargill Farm, 104 Lamplugh Hall, 99 Braithwaite Farm, 98, 95 Sally Hill, 98, 97 Beckhouse Farm, 97 Briary Bank, 97, 95 High Flatts, 96 Salter Hall, 95 High Moss, 94 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 94 Fieldside, 91 Parkhouse Farm, 90 High Seaton. Beltex – 95, 84.50 Hillgreen, 90, 81(2) Swinside End Farm. Bleu du Maine – 84(2) Parkhouse Farm. Suffolk – 75 Fieldside, 74 Clappers, 70 Scalesmoor, 70 Frizington Parks, 68.50 Westray Farm, 67.50 Croft House, 67.50 Stone Croft. Mule – 72, 67 Far End Farm, 67 Swinside End Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 71.50 Bellhouse Farm, 67, 66, 64, 63.50 Low Waterside Cottage, 66 Grange Grassings, 65.50(2), 64 Sneckyeat Farm, 63.50 Windhall. Herdwick – 60 Winscales. Swaledale – 43.50 Swinside End Farm.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 129, 107 Shepherds Hotel, 116 Uldale Mill Barn, 114 Midtown, 99 Summerhill, 90, 85, 80 Green Marsh, 86 Sneck Yeat, 70 Rose Farm. Cheviot – 92 Stonecroft 70, 63 Windhall, 67 West Head Farm. Suffolk –  77 Rose Farm. Charollais – 50 Birks Farm. Mule – 64.20, 54.50 Red Brow, 54 Sneck Yeat, 50 Far End Farm, 50 East Townend, 43 Stockhow Hall. Texel x Herdwick – 41 Dalton Street. Swaledale – 39 Sneck Yeat, 34 Far End Farm, 30 Rannerdale. Herdwick – 36 Fold Head Farm, 33 Crookdake Cottages, 29 Far End Farm, 26, 24.50 Skelsceugh Farm, 22.50 Windhall.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Ryeland – 65 Sycamore Cottage. Texel – 42 West Head Farm. Herdwick – 37, 30 West Head Farm, 30 Randle Gate.

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