Sale Report: Primestock 27th December 2017

On Wednesday 27th December 2017, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 13 cattle comprising 4 cull cattle and 9 prime bulls and heifer, 1874 prime sheep including 1656 lambs and 218 ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

A tremendous Limousin bull from Messrs Taylor & Gill, Fell End topped the market in price per kilo at 219.50 pence (£1492.60) purchased by Harold Birkbeck. Another outstanding Limousin bull at 760kg from Messrs Teasdale, Lowside Farm achieved the leading price at £1569.40 (206.50 pence per kilo) selling to Les Fell.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 219.50, 206.50 Fell End, 206.50, 192.50, 191.50 Lowside Farm, 184.50 Ellenbank. British Blue – 211.50 Ellenbank. Holstein – 165.50, 159.50 South View.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1569.40, 1512.85, 1337.88 Lowside Farm, 1492.60, 1239 Fell End, 1291.50 Ellenbank. British Blue – 1431.86 Ellenbank. Holstein – 976.45, 909.15 South View.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Swedish Red & White – 103.50 Frizington Parks. Norweigen Red – 83.50 Frizington Parks.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Swedish Red & White – 662.40 Frizington Parks. Norweigen Red – 576.15 Frizington Parks. Simmental – 415.40 High Beckcote.

Prime Sheep

A good show of lambs forward saw an SQQ average of 192.6 pence per kilo being 7.7 pence up on the week. The medium weight section 39-45kg lambs had an average of 196.5 pence per kilo. Leading the sale in price per kilo was a Beltex lamb from JW & VI Naylor, Hill Green at 244.40 pence per kilo selling to W Lindsay & Sons, Butchers of Cockermouth. Top price in this section was again from JW & VI Naylor, Hill Green which was achieved twice for a Beltex and a Texel Lamb at £110 and both purchased by W Lindsay & Sons, Butchers of Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex – 244.40, 235 Hill Green, 230, 222.50 Blake Hills, 227.40 Prospect House Farm, 224.40 Fieldside, 222.20 Swinside End Farm, 222.20 Segbushwell, 221.10 Green Marsh, 219.70 Chapel Howe. Texel – 231.30 Prospect House Farm, 230, 222.10 Hill Green, 225.50 Fieldside, 225 Hollins Farm, 221.80 Blake Hills, 220.90 East House, 220.30 Fieldside, 218.80 Ellenbank, 216.20 Rose Farm, 215.10 Swiss Cottage. Suffolk – 210.80 Hollins Farm, 199, 196.60 Strudda Bank, 197.70 Stoneraise, 197.40 Loughhead Farm, 195.50 Harley Croft, 194.40, 192.30 Frizington Hall, 194 Blake Hills, 193.80 Calvo Farm. Bleu Du Maine – 205.10, 192.10 Sanderson House. Texel X Herdwick – 200 Rowbrow Park, 200 Prospect House Farm, 197.50 Sorrowstones, 197 South View, 195.20, 193.20 Grange Grassings. Half Bred – 188 Strudda Bank. Charollais – 198.60 Stonecroft, 188 Birks Farm, 186.10 South View. Mule – 194.80 Frizington Hall, 194. 30, 191.70 Kelmore Hills, 192.50 Swinside End Farm, 192 Kirkland House, 191 The Faulds, 188.80 Hollins Farm, 188.20 Low Stowbank, 187.80 Bell Mount, 187 Segbushwell. Cheviot – 193 Sorrowstones. Herdwick – 190 Scales Farm, 181.90 Fell Foot Farm, 174.20 Wasdale Head Hall, 157.40 The Wreay. Swaledale – 189.50 Swinside End Farm, 179.70 Stockhow Hall, 174.20 Eirinntalla, 172.70 Forge Farm. Dorset – 188.10, 173.90 Springhill. Shetland – 177.50 The Wreay. Bluefaced Leicester – 172.30 Segbushwell. Teeswater – 159.30 Sorrowstones.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Beltex – 110, 107, 103, 94 Hill Green, 100 Millstone Moor, 95.50 Prospect House Farm, 93.50, 91 Green Marsh, 92.50 Aspatria Hall, 92 Fieldside, 92 Blake Hills.   Texel – 110, 103 Hill Green, 108 Aspatria Hall, 108, 99 Hollins Farm, 106.50 Sorrowstones, 106 Stoneraise, 106 Fieldside, 100.50 Shatton Lodge. Suffolk – 100, 87.50 Frizington Hall, 97 Blake Hills, 86.50, 81.50 Strudda Bank, 86 Harley Croft, 85 Stoneraise, 78 Hollins Farm, 77.50 Calvo Farm, 77 The Wreay. Mule – 96.50, 92, 85.50 Kelmore Hills, 93.50, 85 Frizington Hall, 90 Harley Croft, 89 Howbeck Lodge, 86 Beechcroft, 86 Kirkland House, 83 Rowbrow Park, 83 Sherriff. Bluefaced Leicester – 89.50 Kelmore Hills, 81 Segbushwell, 77 Millstone Moor. Texel X Herdwick – 86.50 South View, 85, 82 Grange Grassings, 79 Sorrowstones, 76 Rowbrow Park, 74 Prospect House Farm.   Half bred – 86.50 Strudda Bank. Bleu Du Maine – 80, 73 Sanderson House. Dorset – 80, 79 Springhill Farm. Charollais – 79 Birks Farm, 73.50 Stonecroft. Cheviot – 79 Sorrowstones. Swaledale – 76 Forge Farm, 76 Stockhow Hall, 72, Swinside End Farm. Shetland – 71 The Wreay. Teeswater – 68.50 Sorrowstones. Herdwick – 65.50 Fell Foot Farm, 57 Scales Farm, 54 Wasdale Head Hall.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 124 Blake Hills, 102 Croftlands, 94 Sherriff.  Bluefaced Leicester – 96, 93 Millstone Moor. Suffolk – 93 Millstone Moor.  Beltex – 88, 79 Millstone Moor. Mule – 85, 81 Rose Farm, 79, 78, 77, 71 Millstone Moor, 76 Ellenbank. Cheviot – 66 Strudda Bank. Swaledale – 58.50 Shatton Lodge Farm, 55.50 Beechcroft, 51 Millstone Moor, 49, 46 Kelmore Hills. Scotch Blackface – 56 Ellenbank. Herdwick – 45, 36 Oxhey Cottages, 43, 36 Cragg House, 42, 32.50 Strudda Bank, 32.50 Crookdake Cottages.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Bluefaced Leicester – 86 Cragg House Farm, 85 Millstone Moor. Beltex – 86 Millstone Moor. Texel – 77 Cragg House Farm.  Swaledale – 59 Forge Farm. Herdwick – 52 Forge Farm.

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