Sale Report: Primestock 30th January 2019

On Wednesday 30th January 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 54 cattle comprising 29 cull cattle and 25 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1519 prime sheep including 1352 hoggs and 167 cast ewes and rams.

Topping the sale in price per kilo was a tremendous Limousin Heifer selling for 215.5 pence from Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm purchased by G Chapman. Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm also achieved top price per head with a Limousin bull at £1392.11 selling to TL Fell.

Prime Heifers (pence per kg):- Limousin – 215.5 Hunday Farm, 204.5, 196.5 Lowside Farm

Prime Heifers (£ per head):- Limousin – 1336.10 Hunday Farm, 1243.36, 1237.95 Lowside Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 193.5, 192.5, 181.5 Hunday Farm, 187.5 Ellen Bank. British Blue – 187.5, 185.5, 183.5,179.5 Threapland Lees, 173.5, 168.5 Ellen Bank. British Friesian – 178.5, 176.5 Uldale Hall, 151.5 Sea View. Aberdeen Angus – 159.5 South View.  Holstein Friesian – 152.50, 151.5 South View, 150, 144.50 Prospect House Farm, 145.50 Threapland Lees.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1392.11, 1327.41, 1305.15 Hunday Farm, 1102.50 Ellen Bank. British Blue – 1233.58, 1177.50, 1142.68, 1042.28, 1035.72 Threapland Lees, 1090.20, 1023.65 Ellen Bank. British Friesian – 1168.43, 1029.95 Uldale Hall, 915.06 Sea View. Aberdeen Angus – 936.27 South View.  Holstein Friesian – 927.00, 846.77 Prospect House Farm, 863.15, 839.54 Threapland Lees, 848.40, 838.75 South View.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 127.5 Sandhills, 110.50 Outgang, 100.0 Swinside End Farm. Holstein Friesian – 111.5 Lamplugh Hall, 108.5 Burton House Farm, 107.5 Waverbank, 106.5 Mayfield, 104.5 Barnyard. British Friesian – 85.5 Mayfield, 84.5 Outgang Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 958.90 Waverbank, 947.03 Watson Hill, 895.35, 706.88 Lamplugh Hall, 868.00 Burton House Farm, 813.66 Mayfield, 712.69 Barnyard. British Blue – 867.93 Sandhills Farm. Limousin – 760.24 Outgang Farm, 729.30 Sandhills Farm.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian – 149.5 Burton House Farm

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 1000.16 Burton House Farm

Prime Sheep

The SQQ average this week was slightly down at 192.38 pence per kilo. Leading the sale in pence per kilo were Messrs Parkin, Home Farm selling a shapely pen of Texel hoggs at 260.5 pence to R Vivers. Wilson Willis Butchers of Cleator Moor bought the top price per head Texel hogg at £120 from G Gate, Hollins Farm.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 260.50, 248.70, 245.10 Home Farm, 259.20, 255.10 Cherrytree House, 257.50, 251.40 Sherriff, 256.80 Ewanrigg Farm, 255.40 Riggingill, 254.80, 247.40 Sycamore House, 251.20, 250 Chapel Howe, 250 Eirinntalla, 247.50 Woodhall Brow Farm, 245.20 Swinside End Farm, 245.10 Stargill Farm. Beltex – 258.80, 258.50, 256.10, 246.70, 223.40, 214.40 Green Marsh, 254.90 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 253.80 Home Farm. Cheviot – 201.50 South View, 189.50 Stybeck Farm, 181.60 Weary Hall Style, 181.30 Rannerdale, 178.40 Lanefoot, 177 Seathwaite Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 195.90 Rowbrow Park, 194.90 Prospect House Farm, 193.10, 183.30 Bellhouse Farm, 192.30 South View, 188.10, 182.20 Orthwaite Hall, 188.10 Sneckyeat Farm, 186.90 Grange Grassings, 185.70 Frizington Hall. Suffolk – 192.50 Ewanrigg Farm, 182.20, 176.50 Fieldside, 164 Hole Beck. Herdwick – 187.10 Hinning House, 185 Flagstaff, 182.40 Millbeck Hall. Swaledale – 186.50 Far End Farm, 181.10, 173.80 Eirinntalla, 180.60 Branthwaite Farm, 177.50 Seathwaite Farm, 176.70 Sneckyeat Farm, 175.70 Millbeck Hall, 173.60(x2) Beck Grange, 173.30 Baggra Yeat, 171.40 Swinside End Farm. Mule – 185.90 Hinning House, 176.70 Swinside End Farm, 174.40 Shatton Lodge.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 120, 116, 115, 114, 112 Hollins Farm, 109 Sorrowstones, 108, 101 Prospect House Farm, 108 Chapel Howe, 107 Sycamore House, 107 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 105 High Flatts, 103 Sherriff, 101 Riggingill, 100.50 Home Farm, 100.50 Fieldside, 100.50 Stargill Farm. Beltex – 111, 106, 105(x2), 103.50 Green Marsh, 104.50, 100 Bolton Wood Lane, 103 Woodhall Brow Farm. Suffolk – 99, 82 Fieldside, 90 Hards Cottage, 88 Waites Farm, 82 Hole Beck. Mule – 90, 81 Far End Farm, 88, 87 Shatton Lodge Farm, 83, 80.50 Frizington Hall, 82.50 Weary Hall Style, 78.50 Kirkland House. Cheviot – 89 Weary Hall Style, 85 Lanefoot, 82, 80, 77 Sorrowstones, 75 Hinning House. Bluefaced Leicester – 87 Low Priorscales. Texel X Herdwick – 82, 79 Orthwaite Hall, 80 Sorrowstones, 79 Sneckyeat Farm, 78.50 Grange Grassings, 78 Frizington Hall, 77 Rowbrow Park, 76 Prospect House Farm, 75 South View, 75 Rannerdale. Swaledale – 76, 74.50 Baggra Yeat, 76 Sneckyeat Farm, 71 Seathwaite Farm, 70, 69 Far End Farm, 69.50, 67 Eirinntalla, 65 Branthwaite Farm, 62.50(x2) Beck Grange. Herdwick – 74 Flagstaff Farm, 70.50 Millbeck Hall, 69.50 Stybeck Farm.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Suffolk – 112, 94 Hards Cottage, 71 Waites Farm. Texel – 108, 97 Fieldside, 100 Prospect House Farm, 98, 82 Fairfield Farm, 85 Frizington Hall, 84.50 Lake View, 84 Sneckyeat Farm, 80 Charles Ground. Goats – 81 Setmabanning. Swaledale – 79.50 Frizington Hall, 48 Howbeck Lodge, 47 Hinning House. Mule – 77 Frizington Hall, 71, 69 Fairfield Farm, 70 Riggingill, 69.50 Grange Farm. Cheviot – 75 Stonecroft. Kerryhill – 47 Middlegill Farm. Herdwick – 44 Far End Farm, 44 Frizington Hall, 44 Charles Ground, 43 Hollins, 42 Sneckyeat.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 94 Cockley Gill, 90 Middlegill Farm, 83, 78 Hill Crescent, 71 Hollins. Bluefaced Leicester – 87 Bridge End Farm. Swaledale – 61.50, 55.50 How Hall, 59 Charles Ground, 50 Hudson Place. Herdwick – 60 How Hall, 56 Charles Ground, 47 Hollins.

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