Sale Report: Primestock 27th June 2018

On Wednesday 27th June 2018, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 42 cattle comprising 33 cull cattle and 9 prime bulls, 1121 prime sheep including 852 spring lambs and 269 cast ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

Leading the sale in price per kilo was a smart Limousin heifer from P & A Jarman, Brow Top Farm at 202.50 pence per kilo selling to Les Fell. Top price of the day was achieved for a shapely Charolais bull from TA Byers, Ellenbank selling for £1325.87 to Les Fell.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 202.50, 199.50, 194.50 Brow Top Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 972.50, 921.38, 917.70 Brow Top Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Charolais – 201.50 Ellenbank. Limousin – 196.50 Ellenbank, 192.50, 189.50, 186.50, 185.50 Lodge Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Charolais – 1325.87 Ellenbank.  Limousin – 1265.46 Ellenbank, 1265.11, 1241.23, 1186.14, 1160.78 Lodge Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 170.50 Westnewton Hall, 167.50 Outgang Farm, 148.50, 133.50, 114.50 Terrace Farm, 142.50 Crakeplace Hall, 137.50 Burthwaite, 132.50, 114.50 Croft End. Blonde – 169.50 Westnewton Hall, 161.50 Low Godderthwaite. Charolais – 155.50, 148.50 Westnewton Hall. Simmental – 144.50, 140.50 Waterloo Farm, 134.50 Westnewton Hall. British Blue – 132.50 Westnewton Hall. Luing – 122.50, 117.50 Low Whitebanks. Holstein Friesian – 122.50 Watson Hill, 116.50, 112.50, 105.50 Croftlands.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Blonde – 1274.64 Westnewton Hall, 817.19 Low Godderthwaite. Simmental – 1087.47, 1075.08 Waterloo Farm, 758.58 Westnewton Hall. Limousin – 1082.68 Westnewton Hall, 943.25 Burthwaite, 845.35, 721.35, 605.54 Croft End, 812.25 Crakeplace Hall, 770.50 Outgang Farm, 751.61, 712.80, 703.03 Terrace Farm. Charolais – 1010.75, 853.88 Westnewton Hall. Holstein Friesian – 916.30 Watson Hill, 704.83, 693 Croftlands. British Blue – 867.88 Westnewton Hall. Luing – 677.43, 663.88 Low Whitebanks.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 191.50, 185.50 Outgang Farm. Holstein Friesian – 132.50, 124.50 Waites Farm.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 1016.28, 846.60 Waites Farm.  Limousin – 877.07, 834.75 Outgang farm.

Prime Sheep

With lamb numbers increasing the overall SQQ average was 222.30 pence per kilo. Leading the sale in price per kilo and per head was a wonderful Texel lamb from JW & VI Naylor, Hillgreen at 292.30 pence per kilo achieving £152 and purchased by W Lindsay & Sons, Butchers of Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 292.30, 287.50, 261.70, 254.50, 250(x2) Hillgreen, 271.10, 250 Croft End Farm, 264.60 Shatton Lodge Farm, 255.60 Blue Dial, 250 Home Farm, 250 High Low Hall, 250 Hill Top, 250 Woodhall Brow Farm, 250 Mill Farm. Suffolk – 247.90, 244.20, 221.10, 217 Ryhola Meadow, 230.20, 221.60, 218.40 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 224.50 Beck House, 221.60 Woodhall Brow Farm, 212 Bracken Howe, 211 Home Farm, 202.30 Fairladies Farm. Beltex – 247.80 Mayfield. Charollais – 243.50 Shatton Lodge Farm, 215 Birks Farm. Bleu du Maine – 222.70 Oughterside Mill. Jacob – 166.70 Rietfontein. Mule – 161.40 Beechcroft.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel ­– 152, 138, 123(x2) Hillgreen, 138, 130, 118 Blue Dial, 131 Riggingill, 127, 123.50, 117 Shatton Lodge Farm, 125 Beechcroft, 124 Sorrowstones, 122 Croft End Farm, 118 High Flatts. Suffolk – 122, 113, 107 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 119, 115, 105, 99.50 Ryhola Meadow, 119 Beck House, 106 Bracken Howe, 97.50 Woodhall Brow Farm, 87 Fairladies Farm, 86.50 Home Farm. Beltex – 114 Mayfield. Charollais – 112 Shatton Lodge Farm, 86 Birks Farm. Bleu du Maine – 98 Oughterside Mill. Mule – 92 Beechcroft. Jacob – 75 Rietfontein.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 119, 111, 110, 94 Moor Platt Farm, 106, 96 Seaview, 94 Salter Hall, 90 Elva Plain, 88 Terrace Farm, 83, 80 Croftside Farm, 80 Fell Barrow. Charollais – 83 Croftside Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 81, 80 Terrace Farm. Herdwick – 80 Hayes Castle, 71, 60 Fell Barrow. Mule – 77, 59 Terrace Farm, 74 Elva Plain, 70 Gate Farm, 68 Shatton Lodge Farm, 67, 65 Woodhall Brow Farm, 60 Fairfield Farm, 53 Salter Hall, 50 Hurlbarrow. Suffolk – 70 Croft House, 65 Fairfield Farm. Swaledale – 58, 46 Wythop Hall, 53 Beechcroft, 43 Fairfield Farm.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Charollais – 71 Birks Farm. Texel – 71 Birks Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 68 Askhill.

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