Sale Report: Primestock 31st October 2018

On Wednesday 31st October 2018 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 53 cattle comprising 34 cull cattle and 19 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2238 prime sheep including 1379 lambs and 859 cast ewes and rams.

Topping the sale in price per kilo were two tremendous Limousin Bulls selling for 213.5p per kg from A & L Gott, Prospect House Farm and from Messrs P & PI Walker & son, Beechcroft. Leading the sale in price per head was a Limousin Bull achieving £1675.98 from Messrs P & PI Walker & Son, Beechcroft purchased by Les Fell.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 213.5, 209.5 Prospect House Farm, 213.5 Beech Croft, 210.5 Lake View, 204.5, 200.5 Cathow Farm. British Blue – 190.5, 188.5, 185.5, 170.5, 160.0 Greengill Farm. Holstein Friesian – 158.5, 148.5, 140.5, 131.5 Threapland Lees. Holstein – 110.0 South View

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1675.98 Beechcroft, 1573.93, 1439.68 Cathow, 1497.93, 1345.05 Prospect House Farm, 1425.09 Lake View. British Blue – 1354.46, 1343.54, 1296.65, 1245.99, 1204.80 Greengill Farm. Holstein Friesian – 979.53, 917.47, 899.91, 816.31, 805.07, 778.48, 760.07 Threapland Lees. Holstein – 744.70 South View.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 149.5, 126.5 Low Kinmont. Limousin – 139.5 129.5 Elva Plain, 135.5 Low Kinmont, 113.5 Overcroft, 104.5 Baggra Yeat. Brown Swiss – 137.5 Frizington Parks. Holstein Friesian – 125.5 Frizington Parks, 101.5 Watson Hill, 97.5 Croft House Farm, 95.5 Barnyard. British Friesian – 124.5 Aldoth Farm. Shorthorn – 98.5 Ireby Hall. Aberdeen Angus – 98.5, 94.5 Brook Cottage. Holstein – 92.5 Hunday Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – 1122.75, 888.03 Low Kinmont. Limousin – 990.45, 906.50 Elva Plain, 940.37 Low Kinmont, 721.05 Baggra Yeat, 681 Overcroft. Holstein Friesian – 935.90 Barnyard, 884.07 Watson Hill, 813.24 Frizington Parks, 745.88 Croft House Farm. Brown Swiss – 783.75 Frizington Parks. Aberdeen Angus – 765.45, 728.90 Brook Cottage. British Friesian – 718.37 Aldoth Farm. Shorthorn – 671.77 Ireby Hall. Holstein – 653.05 Hunday Farm.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin –103.5 Corn How

OTM Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 909.77 Corn How.

Prime Sheep

With a lift on the week of 6.5pence the SQQ average was 174 pence per kilo which was in line with the national trend. Medium weight lambs averaged 175.6 pence per kilo.

Leading the sale in price per kilo and per head was a pen of shapely lambs from WS Jackson, Nook Farm selling for 250 pence per kilo and £115 each to Tony Harrison, Butcher of Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 250, 228.60, 215.90, 215.90 Nook Farm, 230, 223.80 Green Marsh, 220.90 Salter Hall, 216.70 Greenbank Close, 216.30, 210.90, 205.90 Overcroft, 215.90 Rietfontien, 215 Home Farm, 210.70(x2) Parkhouse Farm, 209.30 Nook Farm, 207.30 Sycamore House, 206 Randle Gate, 205.10 Rose Farm, 204.50 Manesty View, 204.30 Swiss Cottage. Beltex – 223.70, 223.10 Green Marsh. Charollais – 209.60 Sandhills Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 168.80 Stone Croft, 158.10 Grange Grassings, 151.10 Rowbrow Park, 147.70 Low Hall Farm. Mule – 166.70 SwinsideEnd Farm, 153.40 High Side Farm, 142.20 Swiss Cottage. Shetland – 165.70 Dalzell St. Badgerface – 165.30 Rietfontein. Herdwick – 160.80 Swinside End Farm, 156.90, 150 Nook Farm, 150 Barfield. Suffolk – 159.30 Hilltop, 152.90 Causeway Foot, 148.90 Home Farm, 145.80 Westray Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 152 Buckle Ave. Swaledale – 148.60 High Bewaldeth, 141.40 Westerham.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 115, 96(x2) Nook Farm, 105, 97, 93 Overcroft, 104 Lamplugh Hall, 103, 94.50 Randle Gate, 103 Parkhouse Farm, 101 Westray Farm, 96 Swinside End Farm, 96 Swiss Cottage, 95, 94 Rietfontein, 95 Salter Hall, 94, 92 Green Marsh, 94 The How, 92 High Flatts. Charollais – 109 Sandhills Farm. Beltex – 87, 85 Green Marsh. Suffolk – 86 Hilltop, 78 Causeway Foot, 70 Westray Farm, 70 Home Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 74.50 Buckle Av. Mule – 74 Brow Foot, 70 Swinside End Farm, 67.50 High Side Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 68 Rowbrow Park, 68 Grange Grassings, 67.50 Stone Croft, 65 Low Hall Farm. Herdwick – 61.50 Barfield, 59.50 Swinside End Farm, 55.50(x2) Nook Farm. Badgerface – 59.50 Rietfontein. Shetland – 58 Dalzell St. Swaledale – 53.50 High Bewaldeth, 41 Westerham.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 104 Grange Farm, 98, 78 Green Marsh, 90 Stargill Farm, 88 Park House Farm, 87 Stargill Farm, 82 Sycamore House, 80 Lamplugh Hall, 78 Mid Farm, 78, 77 Home Farm, 76 Keskadale, 74 Stargill, 72 Corney Hall. Suffolk – 71 Stockbridge, 66 Corney Hall, 51 Hollin Head, 50 Causeway Foot. Bluefaced Leicester – 50 Hinning House. Mule – 67 Briery Moss, 63 Stockbridge, 61 Mid Farm, 60 Brow Foot, 57.50 East House, 57.00 Grange Farm, 53.00 Causeway Foot. 53 Foxhouses Farm, 52, 51, 50 Lowther Park, 50 Littletown Farm. Gritstone – 61 Byresteads. Swaledale – 38 Briery Moss, 36 East House, 30 Highside, 30 Far End Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 38, 21.50 Hollin Head. Cheviot – 33 Hinning House, 30 Hollins. Herdwick – 30, 26 East House, 28 Nook Farm, 26.50 Wha House, 24.50 Hinning House, 24 Rietfontien. Rough Fell – 29 Stockbridge. Goat – 63 Westerham.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 90, 80, Westerham, 70 Robin Hood. Swaledale – 64, 41 Westerham. Zwartble – 60 Keskadale. Herdwick – 52 Yew Tree Farm 50 Brotherilkeld. Jacob – 40 Rietfontien.

 

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