Sale Report: Primestock 2nd January 2019

On Wednesday 2nd January 2019, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 23 cattle comprising 9 cull cattle and 14 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2127 prime sheep including 1621 lambs and 506 cast ewes and rams

Leading top pence per kilo went to a British Blue heifer at 201ppk from Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm selling to TL Fell. A Limousin bull from D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall made £1308.72 per head and was also purchased by TL Fell.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 199.50(x2) Lamplugh Hall, 198.50, 195.50 Hunday Farm. Holstein – 173.50, 151.50 Acrewalls. British Friesian – 169.50, 166.50 South View. Holstein Friesian – 160.50 Lamplugh Hall.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1308.72, 1246.88 Lamplugh Hall, 1246.58, 1206.24 Hunday Farm. British Friesian – 1032.30, 1027.17 South View. Holstein Friesian – 1027.20, 822.25 Lamplugh Hall. Holstein – 1011.51, 830.22 Acrewalls.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 201 Hunday Farm, 194.50 Grange Grassings. Limousin – 186.50 Lamplugh Hall, 185.50 Hunday Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – 1306.50 Hunday Farm, 805.23 Grange Grassings. Limousin – 1135.26 Hunday Farm, 969.80 Lamplugh Hall.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 137.50 Mid Farm, 123.50 Grange Grassings. British Friesian – 87.50 Outgang Farm, 79.50 Pelutho Grange. Holstein Friesian – 83.50, 78.50 Outgang Farm. Montbeliarde – 82.50 Outgang Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1150.88 Mid Farm, 975.65 Grange Grassings. Holstein Friesian – 461.58, 430.03 Outgang Farm. Montbeliarde ­– 447.15 Outgang Farm. British Friesian – 442.02 Pelutho Grange, 441.88 Outgang Farm.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian – 119.50 Lamplugh Hall.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 756.44 Lamplugh Hall.

Prime Sheep

The opening sale of cast ewes and prime hoggets was met with great enthusiasm with the SQQ average over £2 per kilo at 201.47 pence per kilo. Hoggs in the 39.1 – 45.5kg range came in at 203.85 pence per kilo.

Leading price per kilo was 255.6 pence for a pen of Texel hoggs from E Clark & Son, Braithwaite Farm purchased by Jimmy Blenkhorn. The top price per head was £125 for a Texel hogg from Messrs Richardson, Low Garth, bought by Haighs Butchers, Workington

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 255.60 Braithwaite Farm, 246.50, 242, 239.60 Tarn Bank, 246.30, 232.90 Low Garth, 244.70 Segbushwell, 241.90 Sycamore House, 238.80, 233 Tallentire Hill Farm, 237.80, 232.50 High Moss, 237.50 Crosshow Farm, 237 Sherriff, 235 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 233.30 Croftside Farm, 233.30 Parkhouse Farm, 232 Hillgreen. Beltex – 254.30, 251.40, 251.30, 240.30, 234.50 Green Marsh, 233.30, 203.70 Tarn Bank, 232.60, 217.60 Nook Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 210.30, 206.90 Micklam Cottages, 206.30 Foxhouse Farm, 204.30, 192.30 Fell Foot Farm, 202.70 Stonecroft, 201.20 Eirinntalla, 195.50 Manor Farm, 195.10 Grange Grassings, 195.10 East House. Suffolk – 208.50, 176 Scalesmoor, 202.60 Glasgow St, 192.50 Strawberry How, 190.70, 179.20 Fieldside, 185.40 High Moss, 184.60, 179.80, 176 Westray Farm, 180.40 Crosshow Farm, 178.60 Langhorn, 178.60 Frizington Hall. Cheviot – 205.30 West Head Farm, 185 Stonecroft. Charollais – 204.70 Fairfield Farm, 182.70 Scalesmoor. Herdwick – 194.40, 175 Fell Foot Farm, 185.70 Stonecroft, 175 West Head Farm. Mule – 194.30 Manor Farm, 190.20 Eirinntalla, 186.90 Segbushwell, 185.40 Low Garth, 183.30 Carlisle Gate, 181.80, 181.10, 180.60 Howbeck Lodge, 180.50 Strawberry How, 175 Mosser Heights, 174.50 Beechcroft, 173.90 Sherriff, 171.90 Fairfield, 171.10 Wythop Hall. Swaledale – 184.80, 165.60 Outgang Farm, 180 Wythop Hall. Kerryhill – 181.60 Hundith Hill Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 172.30 Dalzell St.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 125 Low Garth, 116, 113 Hillgreen, 116, 115 Tarn Bank, 115, 112, 108 Braithwaite Farm, 115, 109(x3) Wardwarrow, 112, 108 Crosshow Farm, 110 Beckhouse Farm, 109 Sherriff, 108 High Moss, 108 High Flatts. Beltex – 119, 110 Tarn Bank, 111, 100 Nook Farm, 100.50, 98.50, 93, 89, 86.50 Green Marsh. Suffolk – 100 Frizington Hall, 95, 82 Fieldside, 94, 90 Langfauld, 92 Crosshow Farm, 89 High Moss, 88, 85.50 Scalesmoor, 87.50 Langhorn, 84.50(x2) Westray Farm, 81 Acrewalls. Charollais –95 Scalesmoor, 88 Fairfield Farm. Mule – 94, 89(x2) Beechcroft, 90 Frizington Hall, 88.50, 81.50, 80 Howbeck Lodge, 82.50 Fairfield Farm, 81, 78 Eirinntalla, 80 Sherriff, 78.50 Segbushwell, 77 Wythop Hall, 77 Carlisle Gate. Texel X Herdwick – 84.50 Eirinntalla, 82.50 Foxhouse Farm, 80 Grange Grassings, 80, 76 East House, 77 Greenbank Close, 75 Fell Foot Farm, 75 Stone Croft, 74.50 Micklam Cottage. Bluefaced Leicester – 81 Dalzell St. Cheviot – 78 West Head Farm, 74 Stonecroft. Kerryhill – 77 Hundith Hill Farm. Swaledale – 76 Eirinntalla, 72 Wythop Hall, 61 Outgang Farm. Herdwick – 70(x2) Fell Foot Farm, 66 Crosshow Farm, 65 Stone Croft.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 138, 135, 129, 112 Fieldside, 126(x2), 114, 109, 106, 99 The Croft, 115 Tarn Bank, 102, 100, 97, 90 Parkhouse Farm, 101 Brow Top Farm, 101 Croftside Farm, 97 Hundith Hill Farm, 94 Hillgreen, 94 Holmerigg. Beltex – 131 Fieldside, 102 Parkhouse Farm, 82 Woodend Farm. Suffolk – 94 Woodend Farm, 88, 74 High Flatts, 80, 70 The Croft, 76 Ellenbank, 74 Brow Top Farm. Mule – 89 West House, 64 Frizington Hall, 61, 59 Acrewalls, 60 Parkhouse Farm, 59 Parsonage Farm, 58 Isel Old Parks, 58 Howbeck Lodge, 56 Fairfield Farm, 55 Ellenbank, 55 High Flatts. Bluefaced Leicester – 70, 60 Shatton Lodge Farm. Zwartables – 65 Parsonage Farm, 50 Low Stowbank. Berrichon – 60 High Flatts. Scottish Blackface – 52, 32 Ellenbank. Cheviot – 50 Stonecroft. Swaledale – 48 Howbeck Lodge, 46 Wilson Parks. Herdwick – 46, 39 Stephney Farm, 45 Randle Gate, 37 Rowbrow Park, 36 Brookfield. Goat – 30 Woodend Farm.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Bluefaced Leicester – 121 Kirkland House, 117, 86, 50 Hole House. Texel ­– 91, 50 Fieldside, 75 Kirkland House. Cheviot – 60(x2) Croft House, 50 Mireside. Herdwick – 57 Gatesgarth, 50 Brookfield, 40 Nook Farm, 36 Croft House.

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