Sale Report: Primestock 29th November 2017

On Wednesday 29th November 2017, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 126 cattle comprising 85 cull cattle and 41 prime bulls and heifer, 2013 prime sheep including 1649 lambs and 364 ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

The day included the annual Christmas show of prime bulls and cull cows which was well supported in all categories with some fantastic cattle and was ably judged by Mr J Hodgson.

The Championship rosette was awarded to an outstanding Limousin prime bull shown by A & L Gott, Prospect House which sold for 230 pence per kilo (£1449) purchased by Les Fell.  The Reserve Champion honours went to a British Blue cast cow shown by KD Harryman, Keskadale which later sold for 217.50 pence per kilo (£1500.75) purchased again by Les Fell.  The sale was kindly sponsored by Armstrong Watson Accountants, Bluefin Insurance, Carrs Billington, Cockermouth and Lloyd Volvo.

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Leading price per kilo was a tremendous Limousin bull from J Roe, Coulbeck Farm selling for 237.50 pence (£1318.13) purchased by Les Fell.  Top price of the day was £1589.46 for a 708kg Limousin bull from D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall purchased by Les Fell.

Prize Classes

Dairy Bred Cow

1st               W Callion & Sons, Lodge Farm                 840kg           121.5p

2nd               D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall                675kg           119.5p

3rd               CW Gott, Burton House Farm                   774kg           85.5p

Continental Cow

1st               KD Harryman, Keskadale                          690kg           217.5p

2nd               KD Harryman, Keskadale                          640kg            206.5p

3rd               KD Harryman, Keskadale                          735kg            198.5p

Dairy Bred Prime Bull

1st               P & A Jarman, Brow Top                           583kg            189.5p

2nd               A & L Gott, Prospect House Farm             654kg            194.5p

3rd               G & I Carruthers, Lowca Cottage             570kg            157.5p

Continental Prime Bull

1st               A & L Gott, Prospect House Farm             630kg            230p

2nd               D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall                646kg            229.5p

3rd               D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall                708kg            224.5p

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 217.50 Hunday Farm. Limousin – 192.50 Hunday Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – 1139.70 Hunday Farm. Limousin – 1028.70 Hunday Farm.

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 150.50 Orchard Farm.

Prime Steer (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1300.32 Orchard Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 237.50, 231.50, 223.50 Coulbeck Farm, 230.00 Prospect House Farm, 229.50, 224.50, 213.50 Lamplugh Hall, 219.850 Cathow, 216.50 Hollows Farm, 212.50 Brow Top Farm. British Blue – 215.50, 209.50 Brow Top Farm, 205.50 Ellenbank, 192.50 Hunday Farm. Simmental – 200.50 Ellenbank. Aberdeen Angus – 197.50, 168.50 Stybeck Farm, 173.50 Crooklands. Holstein Friesian – 194.50 Prospect House Farm, 189.50 Brow Top Farm. Hereford – 193.50 Brow Top Farm. Holstein – 159.50 Crooklands, 157.50 Lowca Cottage.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1589.46, 1515.85, 1482.57 Lamplugh Hall, 1575.68, 1453.82, 1439.93, 1318.13 Coulbeck Farm, 1558.80 Hollows Farm, 1449 Prospect House Farm, 1419.50 Brow Top Farm, 1312.61 Cathow. Simmental – 1483.70 Ellenbank. British Blue – 1346.03 Ellenbank, 1236.05 Brow Top Farm, 1160.78 Hunday Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1272.03 Prospect House Farm, 1104.79 Brow Top Farm. Hereford – 1203.57 Brow Top Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 1175.13, 1128.95 Stybeck Farm. Holstein – 913.50 Lowca Cottage Farm, 909.15 Crooklands.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 217.50, 198.50 Keskadale, 149.50 West Moor End Farm. Limousin – 208.50, 206.50 Keskadale, 173.50 Brow Top Farm, 164.50 Sandhills Farm, 158.50 Howside. Blonde – 146.50 Eirinntalla. British Friesian – 141.50 Harrington Parks, 115.50 Sneckyeat Farm. Simmental – 136.50 Muncaster Head Farm. MRI – 122.50, 113.50 Sneckyeat. Holstein Friesian – 121.50 Lodge Farm, 120.50 Waites Farm, 119.50, 116.50 Lamplugh Hall, 115.50 Burton House Farm, 114.50 West Moor End Farm. Charolais – 119.50 Terrace Farm. Holstein – 118.50 Crooklands, 116.50 Lowca Cottage Farm, 115.50 Threapthwaite Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – 1500.75, 1458.98 Keskadale, 1018.88 Low Kinmont. Limousin – 1321.60, 1208.03, 1146.75 Keskadale, 1223.88 Sandhills Farm, 1160.30 Grange Grassings, 1109.31 Terrace Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1020.60 Lodge Farm, 925.44 Waites Farm, 920.35 Lamplugh Hall, 898.92 Grange Farm. Simmental – 1019.66 Muncaster Head Farm. Blonde – 1004.99 Eirinntalla. Holstein – 958.65 Threapthwaite Farm, 849.29 Lowca Cottage Farm, 782.10 Crooklands. MRI – 862.40, 778.61 Sneckyeat Farm. Charolais – 836.50 Terrace Farm.

Prime Sheep

With the prime lamb trade lifting over 6.5 pence on the week the SQQ average was 186.06 pence per kilo. Leading the sale were a wonderful pen of 41kg Texel lambs from J & E Scott, Mid Farm which sold for 231.70 pence per kilo to Robert Skelton. Top price of the day went to E & P Skelton, Sycamore House for a 47 kg Texel lamb selling for £102 and again purchased by Robert Skelton.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 231.70 Mid Farm, 288.40 Sycamore House, 226.30 East Mill Farm, 226.30, 219.80 Wood Farm, 225.60 Rose Farm, 225 Mossergate Farm, 220.50 Cherrytree House, 220 Sandhills, 217.90 Swinside End Farm. Charollais – 197.50, 193.80 Birks Farm. Suffolk – 190.70 Croft House, 188.80 Braithwaite Farm, 187.50 Hunters Place, 185.60 Frizington Hall, 184 Westray Farm, 179.70 Calvo Farm. Beltex – 186.80 Burthwaite Farm. Texel x Herwick – 187.50 Langhorn, 186.90, 185.90 Grange Grassings, 183.30 Fox House Farm, 182.90 Swinside End Farm,181.10 Rowbrow Park. Mule – 179.10 Swinside End Farm, 179.10 Low Garth, 176.70 Keskadale, 175 Pasture House, 174.40 Low Stowbank, 173.80 Burthwaite Farm. Herdwick – 160 Burnthwaite Farm, 152.90 Nook Farm.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 102, 94 Sycamore House, 99 High Moss, 99, 93 Mayfield, 96, 94.50 Wood Farm, 95 Keskadale, 95 Mid Farm. Suffolk – 84 Station House, 83.50, 78.50 Frizington Hall, 82 Croft House, 80 Westray Farm, 75.50 Braithwaite Farm. Mule – 79.50 Baggra Yeat, 79.50 Keskadale, 79 Waverbank, 78.50, 77.50 Wood Farm, 77 Swinside End Farm, 77 Low Garth, 75 Low Stowbank. Texel x Herdwick – 79.50, 78.50 East House, 78.50, 72.50 Grange Grassings, 75, 73.50 Langhorn, 71.50 Foxhouse Farm. Charollais – 79 Birks Farm. Beltex – 71 Burthwaite. Herdwick – 53.50 Nook Farm, 48 Burnthwaite Farm.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 127, 102 Nook Farm, 114 Greenbank Close, 111, 98, 94 Stephney Farm, 97 Greensyke, 97 Calvo Farm, 95 Braithwaite Farm, 93 Woodhall Brow Farm. Beltex – 122, 113, 75 Stephney Farm. Bleu Du Maine – 106 Park House Farm. Suffolk – 96 High Flatts, 94 Woodbank, 90 Woodhall Brow Farm, 84 Cotland Farm. Berrichon – 93 High Flatts. Bluefaced Leicester – 92 Peter House Farm, 86 Cotland Farm, 76 Cherrytree House. Mule – 75 Woodhall Brow Farm, 74 Croft House, 71 High Flatts, 70 Whins Farm, 69 Peter House, 68 Braithwaite Farm, 68 Easthwaite Farm. Zwartble – 70 Rowbrow Park. Herdwick – 63 Cotland Farm, 50 Grange Grassings, 49 Howside, 47 Fell Foot Farm, 44 Rowbrow Park. Cheviot – 59 Woodhall Brow Farm, 40 Stybeck Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 54 Woodhall Brow Farm. Swaledale – 48 Peter House Farm, 41.50 Hole House, 40 Stubbs Ghyll.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Beltex – 105 Nook Farm, 93 Cotland Farm. Texel – 92 Cragg Farm. Cheviot – 79 Hollows Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 60 Hollows Farm.

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