Sale Report: Primestock 31st January 2018

On Wednesday 31st January 2018, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 63 cattle comprising 44 cull cattle and 19 prime bulls and heifer, 1639 prime sheep including 1347 hoggs and 292 ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

With a good show of cattle forward leading the sale in price per kilo and per head was a Limousin bull from TA Byers, Ellenbank selling for 208.50 pence and £1203.05 purchased by Mr Les Fell.

Cast cows were good to sell with Limousin cows from A & L Gott, Prospect House Farm and P & PI Walker, Beechcroft achieving 159.50 pence per kilo. More numbers required to meet buyers’ demands.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 208.50 Ellenbank, 207.50 Prospect House Farm, 195.50, 190.50, 185.50 Lodge Farm, 191.50 Uldale Hall. Simmental – 207.50 Ellenbank. British Blue – 193.50 Grange Farm. British Friesian – 186.50 Uldale Hall. Holstein Friesian – 185.50, 179.50, 177.50, 173.50, 171.50 Greengill Farm, 170.50 Prospect House Farm. Fleckvieh – 181.50 Greengill Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1203.05 Ellenbank, 1172.38 Prospect House Farm, 1171.98 Uldale Hall, 1163.23, 1116.33, 1100.02 Lodge Farm. Simmental – 1128.80 Ellenbank. British Blue – 1064.25 Grange Farm. British Friesian – 1036.94 Uldale Hall. Holstein Friesian – 1138.94 Prospect House Farm, 1068.48, 1039.29, 999.82, 976.25, 966.15, 957.72 Greengill Farm, 1031.07, 941.85 Grange Farm. Fleckvieh – 1063.59 Greengill Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 159.50 Prospect House Farm, 159.50 Beechcroft, 143.50 Hill Top. British Blue – 144.50 Hill Top. Aberdeen Angus – 136.50 Mill House, 129.50, 118.50 Rietfontien, 108.50 Smaithwaite. Holstein Friesian – 135.50 Barnyard, 130.50 Hunday Farm, 126.50 Waites Farm, 124.50, 123.50 Lamplugh Hall, 123.50, 122.50, 121.50 Waverbank, 123.50 Aikbank, 118.50 Watson Hill. British Friesian – 128.50 Harrington Parks. Holstein – 124.50, 115.50 Threapthwaite Farm, 118.50 Lowca Cottage Farm. Saler – 123.50 Mill House.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1250.48 Prospect House Farm, 1247.29 Beechcroft, 1076.25 Hill Top. Holstein Friesian – 1056.90 Barnyard, 1036.17 Hunday Farm, 945.27, 901.60, 889.20 Waverbank, 877.73, 839.80 Lamplugh Hall, 870.32 Waites Farm, 862.60 Burton House Farm, 834.24 Watson Hill. British Blue – 953.70 Hill Top, 872.62 Parkhouse Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 941.85 Mill House, 865.06, 699.15 Rietfontien, 604.35 Smaithwaite. Holstein – 921.30, 643.34, 517.99 Threapthwaite Farm, 741.81 Lowca Cottage Farm. Saler – 886.73 Mill House. British Friesian – 809.55 Harrington Parks.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian – 118.50 Threapland Lees, 104.50 Watson Hill.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 721.05 Watson Hill, 661.23 Threapland Lees.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian – 100.50 Watson Hill.

OTM Bull (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 964.80 Watson Hill.

Prime Sheep

Prime hogg SQQ average was 2 pence up on the week at 191.2 pence. Hoggs in the 39-45.5kg range averaged 197.3 pence.

Leading the sale in price per kilo were a pen of shapely Beltex hoggs from JW & VI Naylor, Hillgreen at 266.70 pence selling to Mr R Skelton. Top price per head was achieved for a Beltex hogg from RP & VE Graham, Sherriff at £110 and purchased by Tony Harrison, Butchers of Cockermouth.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex – 266.70, 262.50, 253.80 Hillgreen, 242.70, 214.30 Sherriff, 236.40 Thistleton Farm, 225.70, 216.20 Home Farm, 217.50 Slatefell Drive. Texel – 240.50, 229.70 Tallentire Hill, 230.80, 226.80 Sycamore House, 228.80 Sherriff, 227.60 Woodhall Brow Farm, 227.40 Hollins Farm, 224.40 Rook Farm, 223.20 Greenbank Close. Suffolk – 216.30 Newtonfield, 193, 189.60 Far End Farm, 191 Strawberry How, 188.90 Stone Croft, 187.50 Grange Farm. Cheviot – 204.30 Hinning House, 203.80 Seathwaite Farm, 192.20 West Head Farm, 187.20 Stone Croft, 181.30 Lanefoot. Texel x Herdwick – 202, 200 Langhorn, 201.60 Hinning House, 200 Plumbland Farm, 200, 198.80 Sorrowstones. Mule – 197 Low House, 192.90 Langhorn, 192.90 Shatton Lodge, 192.90 Kelmore Hills, 192.20 Strawberry How. Swaledale – 191, 183.30 Westerham, 186 Far End Farm, 185.90 Whinnerah. Charollais – 190 Far End Farm, 189.30 Mill Farm. Herdwick – 175.70 Whinnerah, 168.80 Far End Farm, 167.60 Hollins.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Beltex – 110, 105, 99.50, 97 Sherriff, 105, 104, 99 Hillgreen, 98.50 Risehow Farm, 96.50 Hollins, 91 Slatefell Drive. Texel – 109, 108, 105, 104 Kelmore Hills, 108 Rook Farm, 107 High Flatts, 106, 105 Risehow Farm, 105 Swallowdene, 105 Beckhouse Farm. Charollais – 106, 97 Mill Farm, 95 Far End Farm. Suffolk – 100.50, 89 Far End Farm, 86.50 Newtonfield, 75 Grange Farm. Mule – 94.50 Shatton Lodge, 94.50, 93 Kelmore Hills, 93.50 Far End Farm, 92.550 Mill Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 90, 83.50 Sorrowstones, 86 Plumbland, 83 Langhorn. Swaledale – 88, 80 Far End Farm, 74.50 Westerham. Cheviot – 88 Stonecroft, 79.50 Seathwaite Farm, 75 West Head Farm. Herdwick – 81 Far End Farm, 67 Hollins, 65 Whinnerah.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel- 131, 110 Grange Farm, 126, 99 Corney Hall, 114, 108, 90 x2 Hillgreen,92, 89, 88 Woodhall Brow. Suffolk – 129, 85 Hyton Farm, 110 Row Brow Park, 85 High Flatts, 80 Woodhall Brow Farm. Cheviot- 82, 64 Blake Hills. Mule- 78.50, 78 Bleabank, 77 Alderstone, 76 Grange Farm, 76 Town End, 75, 61 Woodhall, 74 Croft House, 74 Sorrowstones, 60 Cockley Gill. Beltex- 75 Woodhall Brow, 62, 55 Slatefell, 51 Mill Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 75 Eirinntalla. Charollais- 55 Blake Hills. Texel x Herdwick- 53 Thistleton, 48 Outgang, 35 Cockley Gill. Swaledale­- 51 Far End, 48, 39 Kelmore Hills, 47 Holding Settlements, 45, 36 Smaithwaite, 42 Burblethwaite, 37 Blake Hills. Zwartble- 48 Grange Farm, 32 Main Street. Herdwick- 46, 43.50, 43 West Head, 41.50, 37 Wood End, 38 Thistleton, 37 Woodhall, 35 Outgang, 33 Main Street. Lleyn – 37 Smaithwaite.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Suffolk- 129 Hyton Farm. Texel- 93 Row Brow, 80, 77, 64 Cragg Farm, 78 Risehow, 75 Row Brow, 61, 51 Burblethwaite. Cheviot-74, 71, 64, 60 Seathwaite. Swaledale- 59 Farm End, 52 Smaithwaite, 48 Bridge End, 40 Kelmore Hills, 39, 33, 32 Burblethwaite. Herdwick- 59 Far End, 39 Winscales Farm.  Beltex- 53 Newtonfield.

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