Sale Report: Primestock 28th November 2018

On Wednesday 28th November Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 53 cattle comprising 37 cull cattle and 16 prime bulls, 2277 prime sheep including 1515 lambs and 762 cast ewes and rams

Topping the sale in price per kilo were two tremendous Limousin Bulls selling for 213.5 pence. One shown by A & L Gott, Prospect House, Isel and the other shown by P & PI Walker & Son, Beech Croft, Mockerkin both purchased by Les Fell. Leading the sale in price per head was a Limousin Bull achieving £1473.25 and shown by A & L Gott, Prospect House Farm. Fleshy bulls were good to sell with more needed to meet buyers’ demands.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 213.5 207.5 Prospect House Farm, 213.5 Beech Croft, 190.5 Baggrow Farm. British Blue – 209.5 Beech Croft, 195.5 Sea View, 186.5 Threapland Lees. Charolais – 200.5 Beech Croft.  Aberdeen Angus – 183.5 Sea View.  Holstein Friesian – 167.5, 139.5 Brow Top Farm, 142.5, 134.5 Threapland Lees.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1473.25, 1317.30 Prospect House Farm, 1289.54 Beech Croft, 1234.44 Baggrow Farm.   Charolais – 1443.60 Beech Croft. British Blue – 1441.36 Beech Croft, 1109.68 Threapland Lees, 1106.53 Sea View. Aberdeen Angus – 1033.11 Sea View.   Holstein Friesian – 912.88 Brow Top Farm, 783.75 Threapland Lees.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 151.5 High Nook, 137.5 Gatesgarth, 114.5 Lane Head.  British Blue – 122.5 High Nook. Holstein Friesian – 99.5, 93.5, 86.5 Gutterby Farm, 98.5, 91.5, 83.5 Watson Hill, 96.5, 92.5, 88.5 Baggrow Farm, 95.5, 94.5 Grange Farm, 92.5 Brow Top Farm, , 85.5 East Farm. British Friesian – 87.5 Weary Hall Style.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1023.00 Gatesgarth, 921.12 High Nook, 759.14 Lane Head. British Blue – 915.08 High Nook. Holstein Friesian – 760.35, 728.58 Baggrow Farm, 725.95, 722.85 Watson Hill, 698.38 Brow Top Farm, 684.00 East Farm. British Friesian – 765.63 Weary Hall Farm.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 115.50 Brow Top Farm.

OTM Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1055.67 Brow Top Farm.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein – 109.5, 107.5, 103.5 Lowca Cottage Farm. British Friesian – 90.5 Causeway Foot

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Holstein – 771.85, 736.94 Lowca Cottage Farm.

Prime Sheep

With a good show of sheep forward the SQQ average was up 9.8 pence on the week to 187.2 pence in keeping with the national trend. Competition in the ring paramount to vendors reaping the benefit of a flying trade. Leading price per kilo was a shapely Beltex lamb from Messers Powely, Green Marsh at 238.50 pence purchased by Robert Skelton. Top price per head was a wonderful Beltex lamb from JA & CM Brown, Park House Farm at £116 selling to Tony Harrison, Butchers of Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex – 238.50, 237.50, 235.10 Green Marsh, 235.10, 231.60 Park House Farm, 232.50, 226.30 Swiss Cottage, 231 Prospect House Farm, 266.80 Cherrytree. Texel – 223.40 High Moss, 221.30, 217.90, 216.70 Sandhills Farm, 219.80 The Croft, 218.80 Willows Farm, 215 Swiss Cottage, 214.30 Mid Farm, 212.20 Brow Top Farm, 211.60 Bolton Wood Lane Farm. Cheviot – 198.60 Stybeck Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 189.50 East House, 188.60 Fell Foot Farm, 187.20 Swiss Cottage, 183.30 Rowbrow Park, 178.90 Knott Houses, 178.90 Winscales Farm West. Suffolk – 189.40 Fell Foot Farm, 183 Far End Farm, 174.40 Stonecroft, 173.80 Fairfield Farm, 170.50 Woodside Cottage, 168.20 Westray Farm. Charollais – 184.10, 179.80, 171.40 Fairfield Farm. Mule – 174.40 High Side Farm, 173.80 Swinside End Farm, 172.60 Frizington Hall, 170.90 Howbeck Lodge, 170.50 Low House. Herdwick – 171.70 Howside, 158.80 Swinside End Farm. Dorset – 171.40 Sycamore Cottage. Swaledale – 170.50 High Side Farm, 145.50 Wythop Hall.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Beltex 116, 94 Park House Farm, 114, 97 Prospect House Farm, 103, 97 Burton House, 96 Cherrytree House, 95, 94 Green Marsh, 94 Ghyll House. Texel 107 Crosshow Farm, 105 High Moss, 102 Willows Farm, 100.50, 98 Hollins Farm, 97 Lamplugh Hall, 96.50 Briary Bank, 95.50 Brow Top, 95 Beech House. Suffolk 97 Far End Farm, 93, 81.50 Crosshow Farm, 75.50, 75 Woodside Cottage, 74.50 Sycamore House, 74 Westray Farm, 74 Scalesmoor. Charollais – 81.50 Scalesmoor, 75.50, 72 Fairfield Farm. Mule – 75 Low House, 73.50 Howbeck Lodge, 73 Swinside End Farm, 72.50 Frizington Hall, 71.50 High Side Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 73 Swiss Cottage, 72.50, 72 East House, 72.50 Grange Grassings, 72 Winscales Farm West, 70.50 Gatesgarth. Cheviot – 71.50 Stybeck Farm. Dorset – 70 Low Tarns, 60 Sycamore Cottage. Swaledale – 66.50 High Side Farm, 62 Gatesgarth. Herdwick – 58.50 Stone Ends, 54 Swinside End.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Bleu du Maine – 111, 80 Oughterside Mill. Suffolk – 105 Oughterside Mill, 67, 61 Low Stowbank. Beltex – 86, 80, 60 Park House Farm, 64 Green Marsh. Bluefaced Leicester – 62 Wythop Hall. Texel – 91 Riggingill, 90 Moor Platt Farm, 86, 74, 72 Sandhills Farm, 74 Dalzell Street, 70 Terrace Farm, 66 Brow Top Farm, 65 Rose Farm. 64 Low Stowbank, 64 Lake View, 60 Outgang Farm 60 Croftlands.  Dorset – 77 Low Stowbank.   Zwartble – 66 Middlegill.  Mule-  63 Howbeck Lodge, 63 Lake View, 62 Shatton Lodge Farm, 62 Bridge End Farm, 60 Bolton Wood Lane, 60 Clappers Farm. Herdwick – 61 Plumbland Farm, 57 Grange Grassings, 50 East House.   Swaledale – 51.50 Uldale Hall, 43 Howbeck Lodge, 41 Plumbland Farm. Cheviot – 50 Low Stowbank, 48 Plumbland Farm.  Texel X Herdwick – 41 Cockley Gill. Scotch Blackface – 36 Low Stowbank.   Jacob – 30 Middlegill Farm.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 137, 123 Terrace Farm, 121, 100 Parsonage Farm, 101 Burblethwaite, 90 Bolton Wood Lane.  Bluefaced Leicester – 109 Wythop Hall, 100, 96 Terrace Farm, 61 Burblethwaite .  Swaledale – 56 Terrace Farm.

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