Sale Report: Primestock 3rd January 2018

On Wednesday 3rd January 2018, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 50 cattle comprising 29 cull cattle and 21 prime bulls and heifer, 1993 prime sheep including 1601 lambs and 392 ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

Leading the sale in price per kilo and per head was a smart Limousin bull from D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall weighing 660kg and selling for 212.50 pence per kilo (£1402.50) purchased by Les Fell.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 212.5, 203.5 Lamplugh Hall, 209.5, 208.5 Willows Farm, 203.5 Brow Top Farm. British Blue – 212.5 Ellenbank, 192.5, 191.5 Hunday Farm. Hereford – 201.5 Brow Top Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 188.5 Willows Farm, 181.5 Stybeck Farm. Friesian – 188.5 Stybeck Farm. Holstein Friesian – 167.5, 160.5 Lamplugh Hall, 157.50 Threapland Lees.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1402.50, 1139.60 Lamplugh Hall, 1298.04, 1236.41, 1189.96 Willows Farm. British Blue – 1381.25 Ellenbank, 1206.40 Threapland Lees, 1130.63 Hunday Farm. Hereford – 1305.72 Brow Top Farm. Friesian – 1183.78 Stybeck Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 1179.75 Stybeck Farm, 1098.96 Willows Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1021.75, 934.11 Lamplugh Hall, 967.05 Threapland Lees

Opening sale of cast cows saw trade very dear especially for the plainer/leaner cows. Full ringside of buyers will be in attendance as of next week.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian – 138.5 Burton House Farm, 104.5 Hunday Farm, 103.5 Grange Farm. Limousin – 128.5 Muncaster Head Farm, 128.5, 117.5 Kirkland House, 128.5 Overcroft, 120.5 Woodhall Brow Farm. British Blue – 111.5 Overcroft. Aberdeen Angus – 110.5 Brook Cottage. Galloway – 103.5 Crossings. Brown Swiss – 97.5 Hodgson Green.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1015.15 Kirkland House, 806.98 Overcroft. Holstein Friesian – 958.42 Burton House Farm, 765.99 Hunday Farm, 703.80 Grange Farm. British Blue – 854.09 Overcroft. Aberdeen Angus – 781.24 Brook Cottage. Galloway – 643.77 Crossings. Brown Swiss– 530.40 Hodgson Green.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian – 114.5 Burton House Farm.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 703.03 Burton House Farm.

Prime Sheep

The SQQ average at 178.9 pence per kilo was in keeping with the national average this week. Hoggs in the 39-45kg range were 188.3 pence per kilo. Leading the sale in price per kilo was a shapely Beltex hogg from JA Mounsey & Son, Grange Farm at 251.40 pence per kilo purchased by Robert Skelton. Top price of the day in this section was a Texel hogg from W Fraser, High Flatts selling for £109 to Tony Harrison Butchers of Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex – 251.40 Grange Farm, 239.20 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 230.50, 226.30, 215.90 Cherrytree House, 228 Wood Farm, 225 Sherriff, 224.40 Rosemount, 222.20 Home Farm. Texel – 237.80 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 226.90, 225 Stockhill, 224.40, 219.10 Low Garth, 222 Rook Farm, 219.20 Parsonage Farm, 218.30, 215.40 Beck Farm, 218 High Flatts, 217.10 Fieldside, 216.70 Sycamore House, 215 Ellenbank. Charollais – 220.30 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 201.40 Bellhouse Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 197.10 Swinside End Farm, 194.40 Chapel House Farm, 192.10, 190 East House, 188 Far End Farm, 187.50 Baggra Yeat, 186.60 Grange Grassings, 186.10 Rowbrow Park, 181.80 Newhouse Farm. Suffolk – 193 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 186.10 Stone Croft, 185.60 Croft House, 184 Far End Farm. Cheviot – 186.90, 183 Seathwaite Farm, 181.40 West Head Farm. Mule – 186, 183 Low Garth, 182 Tortolocate, 180 Wythop hall, 180 Baggra Yeat, 177.60 Far End Farm, 177(x2) Wood Farm. Swaledale – 185 Bellhouse Farm, 179 Baggra Yeat, 171 Wytho Hall. Herdwick – 169.40 Stone Croft, 162.10, 158.30 Seathwaite Farm, 157 Rowbrow Park. Zwartbles – 157 Grange Farm. Dorset – 142.90 Daleside. Bluefaced Leicester – 121.60 Dalzell St.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 109, 107 High Flatts, 107, 106 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 105, 97 Beck Farm, 103 Low Garth, 98 Chapel House Farm, 97 Mossergate Farm, 96, 95 Hollins Farm, 95 Whitekeld Farm. Beltex – 94.50, 90.50, 88.50 Cherrytree House, 93.50 Wood Farm, 93, 87.50 Rosemount, 88.50 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 88 Grange Farm, 85.50 Sherriff. Mule – 87 Far End Farm, 84, 78 Low Garth, 77.50 Mossergate Farm, 75.50 Baggra Yeat. Suffolk – 86 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 85 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 874 Low House, 83.50, 77 Croft House, 83 Far End Farm, 82 Frizington Parks, 80 Grange Farm, 75 Clappers. Cheviot – 84, 78.50 Seathwaite Farm, 78 West Head Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 82.50 Far End Farm, 82.50 Baggra Yeat, 80, 73 East House, 76.50 Grange Grassings, 70 Chapel House Farm. Charollais – 81.50 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 78.50 Bellhouse Farm. Zwartbles – 78.50 Grange Farm. Swaledale – 72 Bellhouse Farm, 70 Baggra Yeat, 68.50 Wythop Hall. Dorset – 70 Daleside. Herdwick – 61 Stone Croft, 53.50 Seathwaite Farm, 50.50 Fell Foot Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 45 Dalzell St.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 125, 118, 114 Moor Platts Farm, 125, 118 Terrace Farm, 115 Hill Top, 110 Parsonage Farm, 108 Hundith Hill Farm. Suffolk – 114 Frizington Parks, 110 Clappers, 104 High Flatts. Bluefaced Leicester – 99 Swinside End. Berrichon – 98 High Flatts. Charollais – 92 Seaview. Mule – 81, 77 Clappers, 79 Wythop Hall, 77 Lake View, 76 Hill Top, 76 Parsonage Farm, 75 Oughterside Mill, 75 Kelmore Hills. Herdwick – 70, 64 Nook Farm. Swaledale – 47, 35.50 Uldale Hall, 47, 30 Kelmore Hills, 36 Bent Ash 33 Town End, 33 Chapel House.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Bluefaced Leicester – 134, 100 Lonscale Farm, 101 Swinside End. Texel – 119 Farlam Hill Farm, 96 Cockley Gill. Suffolk – 113, 103 Clappers. Charollais – 99 Midtown Farm. Herdwick – 70 Millbeck Hall, 66 Brotherilkeld, 65, 61 West Head Farm, 60 Burnside. Swaledale – 69 Millbeck Hall, 68 Farlam Hill Farm, 64 Wythop Hall. Cheviot – 56 Mireside.

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