Sale Report: Primestock 3rd October 2018

On Wednesday 3rd October 2018 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 47 cattle comprising 25 cull cattle and 22 prime bulls, 2016 prime sheep including 1614 lambs and 402 cast ewes and rams.

Topping the sale in price per kilo was a tremendous Limousin Bull selling for 212.5p per kg from D & MA Wilson & Son, Lamplugh Hall, Workington which realised the top price per head of £1413.13. Young bulls continue to be easily sold in Mitchells Auction meeting sellers’ expectations.

Cull cows sold to 170.5p for a Limousin from A & L Gott, Prospect House Farm. Many more could have been sold to meet buyers’ demands.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 212.5, 192.5 Lamplugh Hall, 206.5 199.5 Prospect House Farm, 199.5 Ellen Bank. British Blue – 185.5 182.5, 180.5 Greengill Farm, 184.5 Grange Farm, 184.5 Ellen Bank. Holstein Friesian – 174.5, 169.5 Lamplugh Hall. Swedish Red and White – 170.5 Grange Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1413.13, 1160.78 Lamplugh Hall, 1288.77, 1284.43 Prospect House Farm, 1129.17 Ellen Bank. British Blue – 1292.10, 1268.92, 1254.93, 1224.75, 1220.18, 1213.42, 1209.46 Greengill Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1091.58, 1012.10 Lamplugh Hall. Swedish Red and White – 980.38 Grange Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 170.5 Prospect House Farm, 126.5 Mid Farm, 119.5 Ellen Bank. Holstein Friesian – 124.5 123.5 Stainburn Hall Farm, 101.5 99.5 Waites Farm, 93.5 Dubbs Farm, 90.5 Fairladies Farm, 90.5 84.5 East Farm, 87.5 Grange Farm, 83.5 Stybeck Farm, 85.5, 82.5 80.5 Lowca Cottage Farm, 82.5 Hunday Farm 80.5 Hill Farm. Simmental – 115.5 Ellen Bank.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 943.69 Mid Farm, 927.52 Prospect House Farm, 750.46 Ellen Bank. Simmental – 704.55 Ellen Bank. Holstein Friesian – 938.73, 899.08 Stainburn Hall Farm, 748.06, 740.28 Waites Farm, 701.38 East Farm.

Cast Bulls (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 125.5 Low Priorscales.

Cast Bulls (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – £1037.89 Low Priorscales.

Prime Sheep

With a good show of lambs forward, the SQQ average being up on the previous week at 174.6 pence per kilo and more competitive than anticipated with the two previous days prices. Lambs in the 39kg to 45.5kg range averaged 175.7 pence.

Leading the sale in price per kilo was Texel lamb from JA & CM Brown, Parkhouse selling for 234.9 pence to W Lindsay & Sons, Butchers of Cockermouth. Top price per head was again a Texel lamb from TG & MP O’Fee, Nook Farm achieving £107 and purchased by W Lindsay & Son, Butchers of Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 234.90, 226.20, 216.30, 212.80 Parkhouse Farm, 217, 200 High Moss, 215.10, 213.60, 209.10, 206.40, 204.30, 202.40 Green Marsh, 214, 211.10, 210 Nook Farm, 206.50, 206 Braithwaite Farm, 206.30 Hillgreen, 202.40 Croft End Farm, 202, 200 Whinnerah, 201.30 Home Farm, 201.20 Prospect House Farm, 200 Fieldside, 200(x2) Parsonage Farm, 200 Foxhouse Farm, 200 Woodend. Suffolk – 202, 173 Westray Farm, 182.10 Ryhola Meadow, 162.50 Stone Croft, 155.10 Low House. Charollais – 190.20, 156.30 Far End Farm, 161.80 Scalesmoor. Texel X Herdwick – 177.80 Orthwaite Hall, 160.70 South View, 160.70 Grange Grassings, 157.50 Fell Barrow, 157.30 Plough House. Bleu du Maine – 162.80 Oughterside Mill, 175 Home Farm. Mule – 152 Whinnerah, 151.20 Hudson Place, 148.80, 139.40, 133.30 Brow Foot, 144.70 Low House, 140.60 Woodend, 135.50 Askhill.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 107, 105, 95 Nook Farm, 106, 102 High Moss, 105, 99, 96 Hollins Farm, 104 Prospect House Farm, 103, 99, 97, 95 Hillgreen, 103 Whinnerah, 101, 100, 95, 93 Parkhouse Farm, 98 Holme Lea, 98 Fieldside, 97, 96, 94, 92.50 Green Marsh, 96 Parsonage Farm, 95 Braithwaite Farm, 94 Scalesmoor, 93 Lake View. Suffolk – 99, 76 Westray Farm, 77.50 Scalesmoor, 76.50 Ryhola Meadow, 76 Low House. Charollais – 89 Scalesmoor, 87.50, 75 Far End Farm. Bleu du Maine – 78.50 Oughterside Mill, 77 Home Farm.  Texel X Herdwick – 75.50, 71.50 Plough House, 67.50 Grange Grassings, 67.50 South View, 64 Orthwaite Hall.  Mule – 68 Low House, 67.50 Woodend, 65.50 Brow Foot, 65.50 Whinnerah.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Suffolk – 82 Far End Farm 72 High Farm. Texel – 107 87 Summer Hill, 99 High Farm, 92 85 80 Far End Farm, 91 Prospect House Farm, 85 Green Farm, 84 81 Hill Green, 83 Sycamore House, 83 Lamplugh Hall. Beltex – 52 Corney Hall. Hampshire – 51, 49 Byresteads. Cheviot – 51 Hill Green, 47 The How. Mule – 64 Far End Farm, 61 Riggingill, 54 Corney Hall, 53 Skelsceugh Farm, 52 Highfield Farm, 51 The Buildings, 50 Robin Hood. Texel X Herdwick – 39 Whitekeld Farm, 36 Fell Barrow.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 103, 76 Corney Hall. Bluefaced Leicester – 50 Whinnerah

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