Sale Report: Primestock 28th February 2018

On Wednesday 28th February 2018, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with low cattle numbers due to adverse weather conditions. 1447 prime sheep including 1203 hoggs and 244 ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

Prime Sheep

With adverse weather conditions affecting the numbers of stock, the SQQ average was 218.3 pence per kilo. Hoggs in the 39-45.5kg weight were 224 pence per kilo.

Leading the sale in price per kilo was a wonderful Texel hogg from WS Jackson, Nook Farm weighing 35kg selling for 305.70 pence to Robert Skelton. The leading price of £125 was achieved 3 times from WS Jackson, Nook Farm, AE & VJ Errington, Beckhouse Farm and J Mattinson, Green Farm for Texel hoggs with one selling to W Lindsay & Son, Butchers of Cockermouth and two selling Tony Harrison, Butchers of Cockermouth.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 305.70, 300, 286.80, 282.90 Nook Farm, 302.50, 296.10, 287.20 Cherrytree House, 289 Grange Farm, 287.20, 283.80, 278.60 Hollins Farm. Beltex – 296.30, 290, 241.50 Prospect House Farm, 272.70, 230.80 Sycamore House, 259.70, 240.50 Home Farm, 229.40, 212 Croft End. Texel X Herdwick – 285.10, 237.20 Orthwaite Hall, 237.80 Nook Farm, 230.50 Plumbland Farm, 230 Baggra Yeat, 225.60 East House, 223.80 Grange Grassings, 220.30 Windhall, 219 Plumbland Farm, 215.90 Hinning House, 215.30 Stone Croft. Suffolk – 234.10 Newtonfield, 225.60 Croft House, 218.60, 206.10 Langfauld, 209.20 Stone Croft, 203.80 Grange Farm, 197.10 Low Stowbank, 191.70 Low House, 189.50 Seafield House. Herdwick – 223, 213.50, 212.20 Whinnerah, 220.30 Stybeck Farm, 216.70 East House, 211.30 West Head Farm, 207.10 Hinning House, 197 Pasture House, 189.70 Stone Croft. Cheviot – 222.20 Hinning House. Swaledale – 219.50, 210 Orthwaite Hall, 212.80 Baggra Yeat, 212.20, 207.30 Whinnerah, 198.80 Wythop Farms, 197.60 Setmabanning, 196.60 How Hall. Mule – 213 Shatton Lodge Farm, 206.40, 204.50 Low Stowbank, 205.60 Low House, 201.30 Mossergate Farm, 197.70 Strawberry How, 197.70 Hinning House, 197.40 Hollins Farm, 192.50 Setmabanning. Charollais – 206.50 Beckhouse Farm. Scotch Blackface – 201.50 Pasture House. Bluefaced Leicester – 196.40 Baggra Yeat, 187.20 Hollins Farm.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 125, 124 Nook Farm, 125, 122, 117 Beckhouse Farm, 125, 116 Green Farm, 124 Langfauld, 121, 117 Cherrytree House, 117 Hollins Farm, 115 Low Stowbank. Beltex – 118.50, 116, 99 Prospect House Farm, 117, 106 Croft End, 93.50, 89 Home Farm, 90 Sycamore House. Suffolk – 108 Grange Farm, 97 Croft House, 96 Newtonfield, 94 Langfauld, 92 Low House, 83, 72 Seafield House, 79.50 Stone Croft, 69 Low Stowbank. Mule – 106.50 Shatton Lodge Farm, 92.50 Low House, 90, 80.50 Low Stowbank, 87 Strawberry How, 87 Hinning House, 80.50 Mossergate Farm, 77 Setmabanning, 75 Hollins Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 105.50, 92.50 Orthwaite Hall, 95 Hinning House, 94.50, 92 Plumbland Farm, 94 Grange Grassings, 92 Baggra Yeat, 88 Prospect House Farm, 88 East House, 88 Nook Farm. Charollais – 95 Beckhouse Farm. Swaledale – 91.50 Baggra Yeat, 90, 85 Whinnerah, 90, 84, 82 Orthwaite Hall, 86.50 How Hall, 84 Setmabanning, 81 Hinning House. Herdwick – 87 Hinning House, 87, 82.50, 79 Whinnerah, 84.50, 75 West Head Farm, 84.50 East House, 81.50 Stybeck Farm, 74 Stone Croft Bluefaced Leicester – 82.50 Baggra Yeat, 73 Hollins Farm. Cheviot – 80 Hinning House. Scotch Blackface – 66.50 Pasture House.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 107, 104, 100, 94, 93 Meadow Farm, 106, 95 Beechcroft, 99, 96 Willows Farm, 94 Low Stowbank.   Suffolk – 100, 55 Meadow Bank, 78 Croft House. Beltex – 95, 84, 80, 76, 75 Low Stowbank. Herdwick – 79 Hinning House, 45 Nook Farm, 33.50 Seathwaite Farm. Mule – 75 Langfauld, 67 Croft House, 59 Bridge End Farm, 54 High Side Farm. Charollais – 58 Bridge End Farm. Cheviot – 53 Stybeck Farm, 50, 44 Simonscales Lane, 32 Greenbank Farm. Swaledale – 51 Willows Farm, 48 Low Stowbank, 36, 25.50 High side Farm.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 82, 77, 70 Mill House, 68 Cherrytree House, 67 Willows Farm. Charollais – 77 Mill House.

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