Sale Report: Primestock 28th December 2016

On Wednesday 28th December 2016, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 14 cattle comprising 9 cull cattle and 5 prime bulls, 1248 prime sheep including 1145 lambs and 103 ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

There was a small show with a vast array of cattle on offer. Making top price per head and per kilo went to a Limousin bull from Messrs Taylor, Fell End £1370.25 (217.50ppk) being purchased by TL Fell. All sections of cattle are in demand to meet buyer’s needs.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 217.5, 214.5, 212.5 Fell End.  Holstein Friesian – 165.5, 148.5 South View.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):-          Limousin – 1370.25, 1334.5, 1304.16 Fell End.  Holstein Friesian – 1062.51, 969.71 South View.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian – 98.5, 95.5 Barnyard, 78.5 Frizington Parks.  British Friesian – 85.5 Outgang Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 882.56, 731.53 Barnyard, 438.03 Frizington Parks.  British Friesian – 487.35 Outgang Farm.

Prime Sheep

SQQ was above average on most marts at 168.82ppk. Top price per kilo went a Beltex Lamb from JA & CM Brown, Parkhouse Farm 231.60ppk purchased by R Vivers. 3 Lots gained top price per head at £95 all being purchased by West Scottish Lamb from CM Brown, Parkhouse Farm, A&L Gott, Prospect House Farm and W&M Nixon, Bridekirk Hall.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex – 231.60, 226.50 (x2), 223.10, 216.10, 189.20 Parkhouse Farm, 211.80, 205.10 Home Farm, 204.80 Prospect House Farm, 191, 187.90 Gate Farm, 189.40 Burton House. Texel – 215.90 Parkhouse Farm, 215.90, 208.30, 194.30(x2) Prospect House Farm, 213.80 Seathwaite Farm, 209.80 Sycamore House, 206.50 Bridekirk Hall, 206.10 Chapel Howe, 198.80 Mid Farm, 195.60 Calvo Farm. Charollais – 204.30, 157.10, 136.20 Frizington Hall. Texel X Herdwick – 176.80, 168.90 Strudda Bank, 172.60 Prospect House Farm, 172.50 Foxhouse Farm, 170 East House, 169.40, 162.20 Byresteads, 169.20 Calvo Farm, 169.20 Strawberry How, 167.10 Rowbrow Park, 163 Grange Grassings. Cheviot – 175 Greenbank Farm, 174.40, 170, 165.20, 164.30 Seathwaite Farm, 162.20 Stonecroft. Mule – 169 Swinside End Farm, 169 Hill Top, 163.30 Langhorn, 160 Frizington Hall, 160 Gill Brow, 157.60 Bent Ash Farm, 157.10 Mossergate Farm, 157 Calvo Farm. Herdwick – 168.30, 163.20, 163.10 Anns Cottage, 165 Swinside End Farm. Suffolk – 167 Rook Farm, 164.60, 157.40 Dalton Street, 164.60 Cockley Gill, 162.50 Westray Farm, 159.10 Bellhouse Farm, 153 Far End Farm. Swaledale – 159.20 Swinside End Farm, 150 Bellhouse Farm, 140.50 Mossergate Farm, 130.30 Low waterside Cottage. Bluefaced Leicester – 144.70 Wythop Hall.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 95 Parkhouse Farm, 95, 87.50 Prospect House Farm, 95, 86.50 Bridekirk Hall, 91 Wardhall Guards, 90 Rietfontein, 89 Mid Farm, 88 Calvo Farm, 87 Burton House, 86 Sycamore House, 86 Station House. Charollais – 94, 79, 77 Frizington Hall. Suffolk – 89 Strawberry How, 81 (x2) Frizington Parks, 72, 69 Far End Farm, 72 Dalton Street, 72 Bridekirk Hall, 70 Bellhouse Farm, 68.50 Rook Farm. Beltex – 89 Burton House, 88, 87, 77 (x2), 70 Parkhouse Farm, 86 Prospect House Farm, 80.50, 80 Home Farm, 77, 70 Bellhouse Farm, 74.50 Gate Farm. Cheviot – 77.50, 76, 71.50, 69, 68 Seathwaite Farm, 70 Greenbank Farm. Mule – 73.50 Langhorn, 72.50 Bent Ash Farm, 71 Bridekirk Hall, 71 Swinside End Farm, 71 Hill Top, 70.50 Gill Brow, 69 Byresteads, 68 Far End Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 72.50, 67 Prospect House Farm, 69.50 Bent Ash Farm, 69 Foxhouse Farm, 68.50 Grange Grassings, 68 East House, 66.50 Byresteads, 66 Calvo Farm, 66 Strawberry How, 63.50 Outgang Farm, 63.50 Rowbrow Park. Herdwick – 71, 69, 68.50 Anns Cottage, 66 Swinside End Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 68 Wythop Hall. Swaledale – 66 Gill Brow, 60.50 Swinside End Farm, 60 Bellhouse Farm, 52 Mossergate Farm.

Cull Ewes (per head – £) :- Texel – 76, 56.50 Rietfontein, 73.50 Shatton Lodge Farm, 70, 68.50 Thistleton Farm, 65 Pasture House. Suffolk – 73 Greenbank Farm.  Mule – 71 Shatton Lodge Farm, 69 Mid Farm, 50 Mossergate Farm, 47 Bent Ash Farm.  Lleyn – 65 Sale Fell House.  Cheviot – 48 Greenbank Farm.  Herdwick – 43 Bellhouse Farm, 37 Wha House Farm.  Swaledale – 42 Far End Farm, 41.50 Bent Ash Farm, 36 Outgang Farm.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Bluefaced Leicester – 63 Wythop Hall.  Swaledale – 47.50 Far End Farm.  Herdwick – 47 Howside.

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