Sale Report: Primestock 30th May 2018

On Wednesday 30th May 2018, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 45 cattle comprising 26 cull cattle and 19 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1266 prime sheep including 825 spring lambs and hoggs and 441 cast ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

Leading the sale in price per kilo was a smart Limousin heifer from P & PI Walker & Son, Beechcroft selling for 249.50 pence per kilo (£1250) purchased by W Lindsay & Sons, Butchers of Cockermouth. Top price of the day was a tremendous Limousin bull from A & L Gott, Prospect House Farm at 678kg it sold for £1522.11 (224.50ppk) to Les Fell.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 249.50 Beechcroft. British Friesian – 193.50, 182.50 Thornbank.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):-   Limousin – 1250 Beechcroft. British Friesian – 1126.17, 958.13 Thornbank.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 224.50 Prospect House. British Blue – 195.50 Grange Farm, 194.50 Ellenbank. British Friesian – 190.50 Seaview, 170.50 Row Hall. Holstein Friesian – 187.50, 179.50 Prospect House Farm, 164.50 Streetgate, 163.50 Row Hall.   Swedish Red – 176.50, 155.50 Grange Farm. Galloway – 173.50 Ellenbank.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):-  Limousin – 1522.11 Prospect House Farm, 1285.16 Row Hall. British Friesian – 1312.85 Row Hall, 1242.06 Seaview. Holstein Friesian – 1288.81, 1211.25, 1019.03 Prospect House Farm, 1029.77 Streetgate, 981 Row Hall. British Blue – 1242.86 Ellenbank, 983.37 Grange Farm. Swedish Red – 1089.01, 903.46 Grange Farm.   Galloway – 910.88 Ellenbank.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 168.50 Beechcroft, 139.50 Muncaster Head Farm. Charolais – 163.50 Ehenside Farm. Holstein Friesian – 151.50, 127.50 Barnyard, 136.50, 126.50 Brackenbarrow, 126.50 Threapland Lees, 117.50 Waites Farm. Shorthorn – 145.50 Howes Farm. British Blue – 144.50 Riggingill. Aberdeen Angus – 141.50 Ehenside Farm. British Friesian – 141.50 Harrington Parks. Luing – 127.50 Bridge End, 127.50, 111.50 Muncaster Head Farm. Hereford – 117.50 Bridge End.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 1378.65, 816 Barnyard, 907.01 Threapland Lees, 848.82, 831.29 Brackenbarrow, 717.93 Waites Farm.   Charolais – 1357.05 Ehenside Farm. Limousin – 1172.76 Beechcroft, 894.20 Muncaster Head Farm. British Blue – 1093.87 Riggingill. Aberdeen Angus – 1031.54 Ehenside Farm. British Friesian – 1003.24 Harrington Parks. Luing – 919.28 Bridge End, 826.20 Muncaster Head Farm. Shorthorn – 843.90 Howes Farm. Hereford – 752 Bridge End.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 147.50 Bent Ash Farm.

OTM Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1182.95 Bent Ash Farm.

Prime Sheep

The new season lamb ring saw an increase in buyers and outlets forward at Mitchells for an outstanding show of top quality lambs. The sale average was 261.79 pence per kilo with the leading price per head and per kilo for a Texel lamb from JD Hetherington & Son, Blue Dial which sold for £166 (354.80 ppk) to Haighs Butchers of Workington.

The Annual show & sale of Prime Spring lambs was kindly sponsored by Tynedale 4 Tags and saw a great entry where more than 25 lambs were put before the judge Mr Tommy Bradley. Taking the Championship rosette was a Texel lamb bred by JD Hetherington & Son, Blue Dial. This 48kg lamb later topped the sale at £166 (354.80ppk). The Reserve Champion was Miss Molly Park, Seaview with her 47kg Texel lamb which sold for £146.

Prime Lambs Show results:

Open Class

1st              JD Hetherington & Son, Blue Dial                           £166

2nd              Julie Wilson, Meadow Farm                                     £146

3rd              G Gate, Hollins Farm                                                  £134

Primary School Class

1st              Miss Rosie McMullen, Moor Platt Farm               £135

2nd              Master Freddie & Rory, Grange Grassings           £120

3rd              Master Matthew Clark, Fangs Brow                      £103

Secondary School Class

1st              Miss Molly Park, Seaview                                         £146

2nd              Master Jack Scott, Bleabank                                    £132

Champion: JD Hetherington & Son, Blue Dial

Reserve Champion: Miss Molly Park, Seaview.

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Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence:-  Texel- 345.8, 296.3 Blue Dial, 328.9, 292.1, 289.5 Holmecroft, 321.4 Moor Platt, 310.6 Meadow Farm, 310.6, 302.2 Seaview, 297.8 Hollins, 288.5 Mid Farm. Charollais – 261.5 Birks Farm. Suffolk –  284 Greenbank Close, 260 Woodend, 257.1 Branthwaite Edge, 252.2 Croft House, 250 Ryhola Meadow.  Suffolk – 284 Greenbank Close, 260 Woodend, 257.1 Branthwaite Edge, 252.2 Croft House, 250 Ryhola Meadow.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 166, 160, 138, 132, 131 Blue Dial, 150 Croftfield House, 146, 136 Seaview, 146 Meadow Farm, 140 West Farm, 135 Moor Platt, 134 Hollins, 134 Branthwaite Edge, 132 Bleabank. Suffolk – 142 Greenbank Close, 114, 113 Hemplands, 113.50 Croft House. Charollais – 103.50 Birksfarm.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Texel – 225.9, 223.1, 212.8 Stephney, 215 Stonecroft, 210.3 Cockley Gill, 206.7 Pica Cottages, 205.1, 200 Crakeplace Hall. TexelxHerdwick – 197.5 Stubbsghyll, 181.3 Stonecroft. Scotch Blackface – 190.4, 181.4 Ellenbank. Herdwick – 189.5 Woodend, 178.1 East House. Swaledale – 182.5 Cockley Gill.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 122, 100 Stephney. Suffolk – 91 Beck House. Herdwick – 88 Brotherilkeld. Mule – 83 Cockley Gill. TexelxHerdwick – 79 Stubbs Ghyll Swaledale – 73 Cockley Gill.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 142, 123, 114 Seaview, 129 The Croft, 126 Gate Farm, 125, 117 Stephney Farm, 124, 118 Hill Top, 118 Burthwaite. Suffolk – 130 Penny Hill, 126, 118 Seaview, 125 Croft House, 124 Branthwaite Edge. Zwartble – 118 Holmecroft. Bluefaced Leicester – 103 Low Priorscales, 93 Askhill. Bleu du Maine – 101 Woodside Cottage. Charollais – 95, 91 Sycamore House. Mule – 91, 87 Gate Farm, 87 Broom Farm, 80 Causeway Foot, 79 Askhill, 77 Dyke Croft, 72 Stoney Howe, 71 Riggingill, 71 Mosser Heights. Cheviot – 90 Cragg House, 70 Wilkinsyke. Swaledale – 79 Low Priorscales, 72 Low House, 69 Low Priorscales, 58 Kirkland House, 57 Mosser Heights, 56 Askhill, 56 Gate Farm, 55 Beck Grange. Herdwick – 76, 61, 50 Brotherilkeld, 73 Pica Cottages, 62 Crosbythwaite, 61 Bleawath, 58 Wallend, 54 Croft House, 51 Fell Foot. Scotch Blackface – 71 Ellenbank.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Bluefaced Leicester – 127 Beck Grange. Texel – 123 Wallend, 114 Crosbythwaite, 103 Stephney. Beltex – 119 Stephney. Herdwick – 61 Stonecroft, 60 Fell Foot

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