Sale Report: Primestock 4th July 2018

On Wednesday 4th July 2018, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 64 cattle comprising 36 cull cattle and 28 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1603 prime sheep including 1119 spring lambs and 484 cast 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 was a smart Limousin bull at 209.5 pence per kilo from Messrs Teasdale, Lowside Farm purchased by Harold Birkbeck. Top price of the day was achieved for a tremendous Limousin bull from A & L Gott, Prospect House Farm selling for £1446.72 to Les Fell.

Cast cows were good to sell with prices up to £1428.30 for a Limousin cow from Messrs Lawson, Hundith Hill. More are needed each week to supply buyer’s demands.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Aberdeen Angus – 162.50 Bracken Howe.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Aberdeen Angus – 828.75 Bracken Howe.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 209.50 Lowside, 205.50 Prospect House Farm, 203.50 Lodge Farm, 191.50, 186.50, 178.50 East Mill Farm, 189.50 Hunday Farm, 181.50 Streetgate. Simmental – 204.50 Ellenbank, 201.50 South View. British Blue – 199.50, 187.50, 189.50 Lodge Farm, 196.50, 194.50, 186.50 Hunday Farm, 191.50 Lowside Farm. Holstein Friesian – 170.50, 163.50, 139.50 Prospect House Farm, 169.50 Waites Farm, 168.50, 164.50, 147.50 Streetgate. Charolais – 169.50 Ellenbank. Galloway – 163.50 Ellenbank. Holstein – 156.50 South View.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1446.72 Prospect House Farm, 1301.77, 1118.36, 1062.08 East Mill Farm, 1290.52 Lowside Farm, 1180.59 Hunday Farm, 1138.01 Streetgate, 1115.18 Lodge Farm. British Blue – 1252.41 Lowside Farm, 1117.20, 1104.79, 967.50 Lodge Farm, 1104.33, 1083.37, 1051.86 Hunday Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1179.86, 1103.63, 839.79 Prospect House Farm, 1077.48, 1034.59, 799.45 Streetgate, 949.20 Waites Farm. Simmental – 1124.75 Ellenbank, 1027.65 South View. Charolais – 993.27 Ellenbank. Holstein – 917.09 South View. Galloway – 810.96 Ellenbank.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 192.50, 133.50 Lowthwaite, 167.50, 124.50 Armaside Farm. Limousin – 172.50, 160.50 Hundith Hill, 158.50, 138.50(x2) Brackenhowe, 156.50, 150.50, 139.50 Mid Farm, 139.50 Stoney Howe. Holstein Friesian – 142.50 Waites Farm, 134.50, 124.50, 116.50, 115.50 Waverbank, 112.50, 103.50 Woodend. Aberdeen Angus – 133.50, 127.50, 120.50, 115.50 Armaside Farm, 132.50 Fangs Brow. Hereford – 125.50 Armaside Farm. Charolais – 124.50 Fangs Brow. Beef Shorthorn – 123.50 Frizington Parks.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1428.30, 1101.03 Hundith Hill, 1301.83, 1079.73, 1064.20 Mid Farm, 970.92 Stoney Howe, 855.90, 807.46, 761.75 Bracken Howe. Holstein Friesian – 1187.03 Waites Farm, 961.68, 926.28, 872.03, 834.14 Waverbank, 708.75 Woodend, 669.06 Croft House Farm. British Blue – 1035.15 Bracken Howe, 885.50, 680.85 Lowthwaite, 724.59 Armaside. Hereford – 896.07 Armaside Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 884.85, 831.45, 821.03, 750.75 Armaside Farm, 710.20 Fangs Brow. Beef Shorthorn – 787.93 Frizington Parks. Charolais – 747 Fangs Brow.

Prime Sheep

The SQQ average was 201.6 pence per kilo in keeping with the national average. Leading the sale in pence per kilo was a shapely Texel lamb from JA Mounsey & Son, Grange Farm selling for 263.6 pence per kilo to Wilson Butchers of Egremont. Top price of the day was achieved twice over for Texel lambs from Messrs Fraser High Flatts and Messrs Cottam, Wardwarrow selling for £119 to Tony Harrison, Butchers of Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 263.60, 248.90, 225, 222.10 Grange Farm, 260 Burton House, 248.90 Scalesmoor, 244.40, 228 Meadow Farm, 243.90, 227.70 High Moss, 229.80, 219 East Mill Farm, 228.80, 218.20 Wardwarrow, 226.70 Seafield House, 226.30 Brow Top Farm, 226, 225.50, 225 Hollins Farm, 218 Blue Dial. Beltex – 256.80 East Mill Farm, 246.80, 214.50, 211 Seafield House, 223.30 Burton House. Charollais – 217.60, 207.40(x2), 195.30 Far End Farm, 206.30 Scalesmoor. Suffolk – 210.20 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 206.40 Scalesmoor, 205.30 Far End Farm, 204.70 Frizington Parks, 204.50 The Stable, 200, 194.90 Aldoth Farm, 197.80 Croft House, 184.50 Ryhola, 182.20 Greenbank Close, 181.80 Sheepfields, 181.30 Fairladies Farm.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 119 Wardwarrow, 119 High Flatts, 118, 109 Blue Dial, 117, 111 Scalesmoor, 117 Burton House, 116, 112 Grange Farm, 115 Parsonage Farm, 114, 110 Meadow Farm, 113, 108 Hollins Farm, 111 Croftfield House, 109 Greenbank Close, 109 Aldoth Farm, 108 Swinside End Farm, 107 High Moss. Beltex – 116, 86.50, 81.50 Seafield House, 96 Burton House, 95 East Mill Farm. Charollais – 111, 97.50(x2), 84 Far End Farm, 99 Scalesmoor. Suffolk – 103 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 97 Scalesmoor, 96.50 Far End Farm, 95.50, 88 Aldoth Farm, 90 The Stable, 89 Croft House, 88 Frizington Parks, 87 Fairladies Farm, 82 Greenbank Close, 80 Sheepfields, 77.50 Ryhola.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 110 Meadow Farm, 106, 91, 89(x2) Brow Top Farm, 98, 90(x2) Broomhills, 97, 90 Rook Farm, 96 Mid Farm, 94 The Stable, 92.50 The How, 89 Loughhead Farm. Suffolk – 97, 84 Broomhills, 94 Ryhola, 90, 86, 83 Brow Top Farm, 89 Loughhead Farm, 82 (x2) Mill Farm, 74 Birks Farm. Rouge – 77, 51 Birks Farm. Zwartables – 76 Brackendene. Swaledale – 60, 48 Beechcroft, 60 Pasture House, 60, 50.50, 37 Shatton Lodge Farm, 42, 35 Eirinntalla, 37 Pasture House, 35 Wythop Hall. Herdwick – 32 Pasture House.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 80 Stonecroft. Bluefaced Leicester – 63 The Globe.

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