Sale Report: Primestock 3rd April 2019

On Wednesday 3rd April 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 53 cattle comprising 30 cull cattle and 23 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1708 prime sheep including 1235 hoggs and 473 cast ewes and rams

With a good show of cattle forward, leading the sale in price per kilo and per head was a tremendous British Blue Bull from TA Byers, Ellenbank selling for 200 pence and £1354 purchased by TL Fell.

Cast cows were good to sell with more needed to meet buyers’ demands.  A Limousin cow from P & PI Walker & Son, Beechcroft sold for 157.50 pence per kilo achieving £1220.63.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 194.50 (x2), 191.50 Lowca Cottage Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – 1065.86, 953.05, 865.58 Lowca Cottage Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 200 Ellenbank, 187.50 Justicetown. Limousin – 198.50 Uldale Hall, 192.50 Ellenbank, 186.50 Row Hall, 186.50(x3), 185.50 Hunday Farm. British Friesian – 180 Uldale Hall, 167.50 Row Hall. Aberdeen Angus – 176.50 Justicetown. Holstein Friesian – 165.50, 143.50 Sneckyeat Farm, 158.50 Justicetown, 150.50 Row Hall.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – 1354 Ellenbank, 956.25 Justicetown. Limousin – 1298.04, 1248.42, 1221.58, 1145.11 Hunday Farm, 1240.23 Row Hall, 1181.08 Uldale Hall, 1155 Ellenbank. British Friesian – 1076.40 Uldale Hall, 988.25 Row Hall. Aberdeen Angus – 949.57 Justicetown. Holstein Friesian – 855.64 Sneckyeat Farm, 814.69 Justicetown, 797.65 Row Hall, 747 Waites Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 157.50 Beechcroft. Simmental – 142.50 Beechcroft. British Friesian – 130.50 Mayfield, 122.50, 116.50 Uldale Hall, 117.50 Harrington Parks. Holstein Friesian – 118.50, 105.50 Hunday Farm, 113.50, 105.50 Burton House Farm, 112.50(x2) Barnyard, 108.50 Grange Farm, 96.50 Row Hall, 94.50 Mayfield. Beef Shorthorn – 100 Punderland Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1220.63 Beechcroft. Simmental – 1050.23 Beechcroft. British Friesian – 1044 Mayfield, 866.76, 820.75 Uldale Hall, 854.23 Harrington Parks. Holstein Friesian – 1008, 778.50 Barnyard, 876.22, 664.65 Burton House Farm, 802.25, 749.05 Hunday Farm, 682.55 Mayfield, 680.33 Row Hall, 680.30 Grange Farm. Beef Shorthorn – 704 Punderland Farm.

Prime Sheep

With a lift of 9.7 pence on the week the SQQ average was 196.8 pence per kilo.  Hoggs in the medium weight range (39.1 – 45.5kg) were up 10.3 pence at 204.40 pence per kilo.

Leading price per kilo was a Beltex hogg from WS Jackson, Nook Farm selling for 273.9 pence purchased by W Lindsay & Sons, Butchers of Cockermouth.  Top price of the day was a Texel hogg at £128 from E Naylor, Hill Green selling to R Skelton.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex – 273.90, 256.40, 228.80 Nook Farm, 248.60 Cherrytree House. Texel – 271.40, 261, 243.90, 229.20, 227.80 Hill Green, 242.90, 235 Cherrytree House, 242.50 Wardhall Guards, 239.30 Sycamore House, 231 Dundraw Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 220, 212.20(x2) Bowscale, 215.50 Baysbrown, 213.80 Foxhouse Farm, 211.80, 211.30 Grange Grassings, 211.80 Yew Tree Farm, 211.50 Rowbrow Park, 210.70 Hollin Head. Rouge – 219.50 Rietfontein. Suffolk – 218.30 Hill Top, 210.70 Croft House, 207.10 Sycamore House, 191.40 Low Stowbank, 190.70 Bowscale, 160.70 Scalesmoor. Cheviot – 215.20(x2) Hollin Head, 211.60 Hinning House, 200 Rannerdale, 194.70 Low Stowbank, 193.80 Croft House. Herdwick – 210.30 Dale End, 202.60 Nook Farm, 200 West Head Farm. Swaledale –192.70 Millbeck Hall, 190.20 Far End Farm, 187.20 Hinning House, 181.60, 164.30 Low Whitebanks, 178.60 Rannerdale, 176.30, 174.40 Scalderskew. Mule – 197.80 Croft House Farm, 191 Low Stowbank, 185.70 Far End Farm, 173.10 Shatton Lodge Farm, 172 Hinning House. Bleu du Maine – 164.30 Rietfontein. Kerryhill – 155.80 Kirkgate Farm.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 128, 123, 114, 113, 110(x2) Hill Green, 113 Hollins Farm, 111 Dundraw Farm, 110 Overcroft, 109 Cherrytree House. Beltex – 126, 119, 100 Nook Farm, 95, 92 Cherrytree House. Mule – 93.50 Shatton Lodge Farm, 91 Far End Farm, 89 Croft House Farm, 86 Hinning House, 74.50 Low Stowbank. Bleu Du Maine – 92 Rietfontein. Cheviot – 91 Hinning House, 74 Low Stowbank, 71(x2) Hollin Head, 70 Rannerdale. Texel X Herdwick – 90.50 Baysbrown, 90.50, 84.50 Grange Grassings, 89 Riefontein, 88.50 Hollin Head, 88, 87(x2) Bowscale, 85.50 Foxhouse Farm, 84.50 Low Whitebanks. Suffolk – 90 Scalesmoor, 89.50 Hill Top, 88.50 Croft House, 87 Sycamore House, 82 Bowscale. Rouge – 90 Rietfontein. Herdwick – 86.50, 83 Yew Tree Farm, 86, 84 Nook Farm, 86 West Head Farm, 84, 83, 82 Dale End, 82 West Head Farm, 80 Hinning House. Swaledale – 79 Millbeck Hall, 78 Far End Farm, 75 Rannerdale, 75 Scalderskew, 73 Hinning House, 69(x2) Low Whitebanks.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel –170, 145, 140, 126, 120 Irton House, 137 Rietfontein, 136 Parsonage Farm, 134 Crosshow Farm, 131 Hillgreen.  Suffolk – 107, 106, 105,104, 101, 100, 98, 96, 94 Crosshow Farm, 94 Rietfontein,  93 Croft House.  Mule – 106, 81 Scalesmoor, 87, 76, 74 Fangs Brow, 81 Stoney Howe, 80 Parsonage Farm, 61 Rietfontein, 60 Terrace Farm, 57 Irton House.  Cheviot – 83 Rietfontein.  Herdwick – 68 Grange Farm, 67, 61, 60 Turner Hall, 61 Nook Farm, 60, 51 Stool End Farm, 55 Croft House Farm, 49 Hollin Head.  Dorset – 64 Rietfontein.  Texel X Herdwick – 62, 56.50 Stool End Farm.  Swaledale – 60, 55 Shatton Lodge Farm, 60, 58 Millstone Moor, 52 Turner Hall Farm, 50 Rannerdale.  Jacob – 58 Rietfontein.

Cast Rams (per head – £):-  Texel – 100, 98 Far End Farm, 98, 89, 87 Riefontein, 80 Rannerdale, 70 Fangs Brow.  Bluefaced Leicester – 88, 79 Far End Farm.  Beltex – 81 Rietfontein.  Swaledale – 66 Turner Hall Farm, 55 Rannerdale.  Herdwick – 52 Little Langdale, 45 Yew Tree Farm, 42 Turner Hall Farm.

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