Sale Report: Primestock 25 Apr 2018

On Wednesday 25th April 2018, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 65 cattle comprising 39 cull cattle and 26 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1187 prime sheep including 859 spring lambs and hoggs and 328 cast ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

Leading the sale in pence per kilo was a smart Limousin heifer from GL Hutton, Setmabanning selling for 234.50 pence per kilo (£1449.21) to Haighs Butchers of Workington.

With some tremendous cattle in the bull section leading price per kilo was a Limousin bull from A & L Gott, Prospect House Farm selling for 220.50 pence per kilo whilst top price per head was a Charolais bull from T Byers, Ellenbank achieving £1462.05.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 234.50 Setmabanning.

 Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1449.21 Setmabanning.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 220.50 Prospect House Farm. Charolais – 202.50 Ellenbank. British Blue – 196.50 Threapland Lees. Holstein Friesian – 195.50 Prospect House Farm, 181.50, 173.50 Lamplugh Hall, 180.50 Greengill Farm, 180.50 Streetgate, 179.50, 178.50 Greengill Farm, 171.50 Acrewalls, 163.50 Threapland Lees. Holstein – 181.50 Acrewalls, 177.50 Greengill Farm. British Friesian – 180.50 South View. Galloway – 180.50 Ellenbank.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Charolais – 1462.05 Ellenbank. Limousin – 1323 Prospect House Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1399.78 Prospect House Farm, 1117.34, 1070.85 Lamplugh Hall, 1114.26 Threapland Lees, 1113.69, 1093.65, 1011 Streetgate, 1055.46, 1048.28, 1037.88 Greengill Farm. British Blue – 1243.85, 1234.02 Threapland Lees. Holstein – 1065, 1043.70 Greengill Farm, 1049.07 Acrewalls. British Friesian – 870.01 South View. Holstein Friesian – 831.78 Acrewalls, 830.58 Threapland Lees. Galloway – 812.25 Ellenbank.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 146.50, 137.50 Lake View, 128.50, 127.50 Charles Ground, 120.50 Moor Platt Farm. Holstein Friesian – 134.50 West Moor End Farm, 128.50, 116.50 Watson Hill, 119.50 Hunday Farm, 119.50 Marlborough Hall, 114.50 Midtown Farm. Holstein – 131.50 West Moor End Farm, 119.50 Waites Farm. British Friesian – 129.50 Dubbs Farm. Galloway – 129.50 Charles Ground. Belted Galloway – 117.50 Charles Ground. British Blue – 104.50 Overcroft.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Holstein – 1154.57 West Moor End Farm. British Friesian – 1091.69 Dubbs Farm. Limousin – 1034.29, 943.25 Lake View, 755.58, 722.93 Charles Gound. Holstein Friesian – 947.05 Watson Hill, 932.09 West Moor End Farm, 860.40 Hunday Farm, 809.02 Marlborough Hall, 776.25 Frizington Parks. Galloway – 787.36 Charles Ground. British Blue – 614.46 Overcroft. Belted Galloway – 552.25 Charles Ground.

 

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Parthenaise – 128.50 Outgang Farm.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):-  Parthenaise – 508.86 Outgang Farm.

 

Prime Sheep

The pence per kilo average for spring lambs was 289.71 with leading price per kilo and per head a Dorset lamb from J Wise, Low Tarns at 325.50 pence (£153) purchased by Tony Harrison, Butcher of Cockermouth.

In the hogg section the average was 230.01 pence per kilo with hoggs in the 39-45kg range 247.03 pence per kilo. Leading the sale in price per kilo were a pen of smart Beltex hoggs from A & J Clark, Cherrytree House selling for 289.20 pence per kilo. Top price per head was achieved twice at £154 for a Texel hogg from JA Mounsey, Grange Farm and pen of Rouge hoggs from DS & H Fell, Midtown Farm.

Prime Lamb (Top price per kilo – pence):- Dorset – 325.50, 317.80, 289.10 Low Tarns, 300, 270.70 High Farm. Charollais – 263, 260.50 Kirkhouse.

Prime Lamb (Top price per head – £):- Dorset – 153, 143, 133 Low Tarns, 120, 111 High Farm. Charollais – 142, 99 Kirkhouse.

 

 

 

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex – 289.20, 280, 272.70 Cherrytree House, 258.30 Sycamore House. Texel – 285.40 Whinnerah, 277 Shatton Lodge, 274.40 Kidburngill, 273.70 Newtonfield, 270.60 Hollin Head, 270 Lowsay Farm, 270 Wardhall Guards, 270 Croft End, 267 Plumbland Farm. Cheviot – 275.60, 261.10 Newtonfield, 235 Kidburngill, 202.50 Grange Farm, 200 Greenbank Farm. Suffolk – 274 Newtonfield, 242 Plumbland Farm, 200 Hollin Head. Texel – 256, 250, 249 Plumbland Farm, 251.20, 250 Bent Ash Farm, 248.80 Grange Grassings, 242 Foxhouse Farm, 240 Windhall, 237.20 Langhorn, 225 Stone Croft. Mule – 243, 238 Shatton Lodge Farm, 234 Mossergate Farm, 210 Hill Top, 207.90 Bent Ash Farm, 204.70 Windhall, 202.60 Strudda Bank. Herdwick – 237.20 Langhorn, 223.60 Strudda Bank, 213.50 Stone Croft, 211.90 Windhall, 209.10 Row Head, 205.60 Kidburngill, 203.10 wha House Farm. Bleu du Maine – 231.40 Wardhall Guards. Swaledale – 216 Shatton Lodge Farm, 211.10 Strudda Bank, 195 Stone Croft, 192.10 Mossergate Farm, 180.30 Lowthwaite, 180 Hill Top. Charollais – 214, 200 Kirkhouse. Rouge – 211 Midtown Farm. Scotch Blackface – 208.10 Stone Croft.

 

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 154 Grange Farm, 145 Shaton Lodge Farm, 141, 137, 135 Wardhall Guards, 141 Plumbland Farm, 137 Whinnerah, 135 Croft End. Rouge – 154 Midtown Farm. Charollais – 128, 107, 97 Kirkhouse. Suffolk – 121 Plumbland Farm, 118 Newtonfield, 102 Hollin Head. Mule – 119, 116.50 Shatton Lodge Farm, 109, 103 Mossergate Farm, 101 Hill Top, 88 Windhall, 79 Bent Ash Farm, 77 Strudda Bank. Cheviot – 113, 94 Newtonfield, 104 Plumbland Farm, 94 Kidburngill, 81 Grange Farm, 74 Greenbank Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 113, 103 Bent Ash Farm, 110, 102, 100 Plumbland Farm, 107.50 Bent Ash Farm, 104 Foxhouse Farm, 102 Langhorn, 99.50 Grange Grassings. Beltex – 107, 98, 90 Cherrytree House, 93 Sycamore House. Herdwick – 102 Langhorn, 89 Windhall, 80.50 Strudda Bank, 80 Millbeck Hall, 79 Stone Croft, 74 Kidburngill, 74 Grange Farm, 72 Bent Ash Farm, 70 Sorrowstones. Swaledale – 95 Shatton Lodge Farm, 80 Lowthwaite, 78 Stone Croft, 76 Strudda Bank, 73 Mossergate Farm, 63 Hill Top. Bleu du Maine – 81 Wardhall Guards.

Scotch Blackface – 77 Stone Croft.

 

Cast Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 119 Croft End, 118 High Moss and Terrace, 112 High Farm, 105 Greenlands.  Suffolk –  112 Far End, 101 The How, 100, 91 Aldoth, 99 Greenlands. Mule – 104 Foxhouse, 95 High Farm, 87 Windhall, 82 Swinside End, High Moss and Greenlands. Dorset – 96, 85 Low Tarns, 90 Springfield, 85 Low Tarns. Zwartble – 94 Whinnerah. Cheviot – 85 Setmabanning, 65 Seathwaite. Swaledale – 77 Far End, 69 Fangs Brow, 67 Setmabanning, 66 Terrace and Burblethwaite. Herdwick – 70 Row Head, 64 Syke Farm, 63 Yew Tree, 60 Grange Grassings. Kerry Hill – 63 Noble Croft. Texel X Herdwick – 41 Windhall. Scotch Blackface – 41 Fairfield

 

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Bluefaced Leicester – 135 Bent Ash. Charolais – 135 Far End. Suffolk – 126 Far End. Texel – 125 Far End, 111 Grange Grassings, 107 Wha House. Cheviot – 125 Millbeck Hall, 109 Setmabanning. Swaledale – 101 Far End. Herdwick – 90 Millbeck Hall, 80 Far End, 73 Seathwaite. Kerry Hill – 61 Noble Croft

 

 

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