Sale Report: Primestock 29th August 2018

On Wednesday 29th August  2018, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 47 cattle comprising 29 cull cattle and 18 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1249 prime sheep including 1037 lambs and 212 cast ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

With a good show of cattle forward leading the sale in pence per kilo were two smart Limousin heifers from A & L Gott, Prospect House selling for 215.50 pence per kilo each.  Top price of the day went to a shapely Limousin bull from Messrs Teasdale, Lowside Farm which was purchased by Les Fell for £1448.37.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 215.5 ( x 2)  Prospect House Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):-  Limousin –  £1180.94 £1163.70 Prospect House Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 205.5 200.5 Acrewalls, 200.5, 199.5 Lowside Farm, 188.5 Uldale Hall.  Simmental – 198.5,193.5 Ellen Bank.  British Friesian – 189.5 Uldale Hall, 180.5, 175.5  Grange Farm, 176.5, 169.5 Threapland Lees.  Jersey – 140.0 Threapland Lees

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):-  Limousin – £1448.37, £1251.12 Lowside, £1431.50 Ellen Bank, £1206.40 Uldale Hall, £1154.91, £1126.14, £1008.52 Acrewalls. Simmental – £1250.55, £1207.44 Ellen Bank. British Friesian – £1140.79 Uldale Hall.  Holstein Friesian – £1091.61 Grange Farm, £1029.00, 1010.80 Threapland Lees.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 173.50, 168.50 Allerby Hall, 155.50, 152.50 Grange Grassings, 132.50 Mid Farm, 131.50 Low Godderthwaite. British Friesian – 142.50, 136.50, 115.50 Gutterby Farm, 116.50 Causeway Foot. Blonde – 142.50, 112.50 Low Godderthwaite. British Blue – 135.50 Mid Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 139.50, 107.50 Mosser Heights. Simmental – 129.50 Low Godderthwaite. Holstein Friesian – 129.50 Midtown, 123.50 Waites Farm, 107.50 Willows Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1162.45, 1140.75 Allerby Hall, 1079.17, 979.05 Grange Grassings, 1003.35 Low Godderthwaite, 969.90 Mid Farm. British Friesian – 940.50, 879.06 Gutterby Farm, 623.28 Causeway Foot. British Blue – 934.95 Mid Farm. Blonde – 892.05 Low Godderthwaite. Aberdeen Angus – 862.11, 684.78 Mosser Heights. Holstein Friesian – 810.16 Waites Farm, 690.24 Midtown, 668.65 Willows Farm. Simmental – 777 Low Godderthwaite.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue – 185.5 Grange Grassings

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – £934.92 Grange Grassings.

Prime Sheep

With a lift on the week of 7 pence the overall SQQ average was 189.6 pence per kilo for prime lambs.  With a ring full of buyers actively bidding the lambs were good to sell.  Leading the sale in price per kilo was a Texel lamb from G Gate, Hollins selling for 238 pence to Haighs, Butchers of Workington.  The top price per head was £122 for a shapely Charollais lamb from TG & MP O’Fee, Nook Farm purchased by W Lindsay & Sons, Butchers of Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-Texel – 238.00, 224.50, 223.10 Hollins, 234.80 Crosshow Farm, 234 Stargill Farm, 223.40 Riggingill, 222.20 Croft House, 222 Orthwaite Hall, 221.60 Greenbank Cloce, 220 Grange Grassings. Charollais – 230.20, 205.70 Nook Farm. Beltex – 227.30 Croftlands, 219.50 Park House Farm. Suffolk – 193.50, 187.80 Aldoth Farm, 184 Westray Farm, 183.30 Greenbank Close, 177.50 Crosshow Farm, 168.60 Ryhola Meadow. Texel x Herdwick – 187.20 Croft House, 181.90 Orthwaite Hall, 175.80 Daleside. Mule – 170.70 Shatton Lodge, 170.20 High Side Farm, 156.50 Sneckyeat Farm.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Charollais – 122, 109 Nook Farm. Texel – 119, 116, 115, 110 Hollins Farm, 119, 110 Stargill Farm, 113 Greenbank Close, 110 Far End Farm, 108 Croftlands, 108 Crosshow. Beltex – 100 Croftlands, 90 Park House Farm. Suffolk – 92, 89 Aldoth Farm, 90.50 Crosshow Farm, 82.50 Greenbank Close, 79 Westray Farm. Mule – 78.50 Shatton Lodge Farm, 72 Sneckyeat Farm, 71.50 High Side Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 73, 71 Croft House, 66 Hayes Castle.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 121, 94, 88, 80 Fieldside, 97 High Moss, 97, 90 Summer Hill, 90 Peter House, 87, 80 Parsonage Farm. Beltex – 87 Fieldside. Mule – 83, 76, 68 Fieldside, 70 Swinside End Farm, 69 Parsonage Farm, 69, 67 Far End Farm, 68 Quarry Bank, 62 Sneckyeat. Suffolk – 80, 60 Far End Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 66, 32 Bellmount. Swaledale – 55 Sneckyeat, 46, 44 Peter House, 32 Bell Mount. Cheviot – 42 Cragg House Farm.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 75 Bell Mount. Bluefaced Leicester – 42 Bell Mount.

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