Sale Report: Primestock 27 March 2019

On Wednesday 27th March 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 40 cattle comprising 25 cull cattle and 15 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1178 prime sheep including 786 hoggs and 392 cast ewes and rams

Topping the sale in price per kilo and per head was a tremendous British Blue Bull selling for 213.5p,  £1419.78,  from P & PI Walker & Son, Beech Croft to TL Fell. 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 213.5 Beech Croft, 185.5, 183.5 Justicetown. Limousin – 209.5, 203.5 Lowside Farm, 192.5 Uldale Hall, 182.5, 165.5 Lodge Farm. Angus – 180.5 Justicetown. British Friesian – 179.5 Uldale Hall 

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – 1419.78 Beech Croft, 1000.08, 946.05 Justicetown. Limousin – 1370.60 Uldale Hall, 1182.60, 933.42 Lodge Farm, 1149.78, 1139.68 Lowside Farm. British Friesian – 1084.18 Uldale Hall. Angus – 976.51, 730.23 Justicetown 

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 174.50 Overcroft.

Prime Steer (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 893.44 Overcroft. 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Brown Swiss – 154.50 Frizington Parks. British Friesian – 148.50 Harrington Parks, 124.50(x2), 108.50 Gutterby Farm. Holstein Friesian – 145.50, 139.50, 127.50, 104.50 Waverbank, 125.50, 108.50, 100 Watson Hill, 109.50 Blue Dial. Simmental – 141.50 Muncaster Head Farm. Holstein – 126.50 Blue Dial, 94.50 Threapthwaite Farm. Swedish Red & White – 127.50 Frizington Parks. 

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 1011.38, 989.40, 870.97, 807.08, 744.04 Waverbank, 905.52 Barnyard, 834.58, 724.79, 720.44, 714 Watson Hill, 781.83 Blue Dial. Brown Swiss – 1004.25 Frizington Parks. British Friesian – 938.52 Harrington Parks, 821.70, 816.72, 634.73 Gutterby Farm. Swedish Red & White – 934.58 Frizington Parks. Simmental – 933.90 Muncaster Head Farm. Holstein – 917.13 Blue Dial, 568.89 Threapthwaite Farm. 

 

Prime Sheep

SQQ was 187.10  pence per kilo. Messrs I Powley, Green Marsh got top price per kilo with a Beltex at 268.4ppk purchased James Blenkhorn. Top price per head was a Texel selling at £130 from  Messrs Richardson, Low Garth to Haighs Butchers, Workington.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex – 268.40, 252.30, 202.10 Green Marsh. Texel – 261.20, 214.50, 214.30, 213.10 Low Garth, 252.10, 229.20 Overcroft, 251.20 Home Farm, 250 Hollin Head, 247.90, 222.20 East Farm, 237.80 Green Marsh, 227.50, 222.10, 219.20 Hollins Farm, 225.60 East Mill, 225 Stargill Farm, 220 Grange Farm, 212.50 Frizington Parks, 212.50 Shatton Lodge Farm, 211.30 Swallowdene. Cheviot – 214.70 Hollin Head, 209.80 Sorrowstones, 201.20 Newtonfield, 195.50 West Head Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 202.40 Bowscale, 195.60, 194.90 Yew Tree Farm, 193.90 Outgang Farm. Charollais ­- 193.60 Byresteads. Herdwick – 191.70 Hollin Head, 189.20, 185.40, 181.30, 178.90, 178.60, 174.40, 172.20, 170.30 Yew Tree Farm, 187.80 Sorrowstones, 186.70 Hollins, 183.30 Gill Bank, 176.10 West Head Farm. Bleu du Maine – 184 Overcroft. Mule – 182.90 Swinside End Farm, 173.80 Gill Bank, 167 Ghyll Farm, 164.80 Shatton Lodge Farm. Suffolk – 181.80 Bowscale, 180, 168.50(x2) Frizington Parks. Swaledale – 181.30 Eirinntalla, 177.90 Low Snab, 175 Outgang Farm, 171.40 Wythop Hall Farm, 171 Cathow, 170.70 Hollin Head, 156.80 Swinside End Farm. 

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 130, 128, 118(x2) Low Garth, 121, 110, 101 Overcroft, 120, 119, 100 East Farm, 119, 116, 114, 112, 105, 100 Hollins Farm, 112 Swallowdene, 107 Green Marsh, 103 Home Farm, 102 Frizington Parks. Beltex – 111, 102, 97 Green Marsh. Suffolk – 99, 91(x2) Frizington Parks, 80 Bowscale. Cheviot – 93, 86 West Head Farm, 89 Baysbrown Farm, 86 Sorrowstones. Bleu du Maine – 92 Overcroft. Charollais – 91 Byresteads. Mule – 89 Shatton Lodge Farm, 75 Swinside End Farm, 70 Ghyll Farm, 69.50 Gill Bank. Texel X Herdwick – 88, 87, 76 Yew Tree Farm, 85 Bowscale. Herdwick – 84 Barfield, 80.50, 76, 75, 72.50, 70, 68 Yew Tree Farm, 77.50 West Head Farm, 77 Hollin Head, 70 Thistleton Farm, 69.50 Sorrowstones, 69 Hollin Head, 66 Gill Bank. Swaledale – 74, 70 Hollin Head, 72.50 Eirinntalla, 70 Outgang Farm, 60.50 Low Snab, 60 Cathow, 60 Wythop Hall Farm. 

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 125, 100, 95 Home Farm, 120, 114, 106 High Low Hall, 108 Mosser Mains, 103 Beech Croft, 102, 87, 80 The How, 102 Lake View, 95, 92, 80 Croft End Farm, 85 Broom Farm, 85 Hunters Place. Charollais – 112 Low Garth, 97 High Low Hall. Mule – 82 Broom Farm, 78 Beechcroft, 70 Lake View, 65 Outgang Farm, 60, 55(x2) Hunters Place, 60 Mosser Mains Farm, 56 Middlegill Farm, 50 Riggingill. Cheviot – 80 Home Farm, 73, 61 Watergate Farm, 60 Thistleton Farm. Swaledale – 68.50, 63.50, 54.50 Beechcroft, 64 Outgang Farm, 60 Hill Top Farm, 56.50 Eirinntalla, 55 Mosser Mains Farm, 50 Middlegill Farm, 48 Glencoyne Farm, 48(x2) High Nook. Texel X Herdwick – 68, 60 Bowderdale, 67 Outgang Farm, 67, 57 Newhouse Farm, 56 Riggingill. Suffolk – 70 Home Farm, 67 Mosser Mains, 61, 57, Middlegill Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 60 Wythop Hall Farm. Herdwick – 57 Barfield, 56 Mosser Mains Farm, 54 Outgang Farm, 52.50, 51.50 Thistleton Farm, 52.50 Newhouse Farm, 50 Baysbrown Farm, 49 Bowderdale, 49 Glencoyne Farm. 

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 94 Hollins, 80 Broom Farm, 70, 60 High Low Hall, 62 Bowderdale. Bluefaced Leicester – 88 Beechcroft, 88 Glencoyne Farm, 88, 77 Muncaster Head Farm. Beltex 78 Frizington Parks. Herdwick – 60 Thistleton Farm. Swaledale – 57 Eirinntalla.

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