Sale Report: Primestock 6th December 2017

On Wednesday 6th December 2017, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 67 cattle comprising 53 cull cattle and 14 prime bulls and heifer, 2210 prime sheep including 1913 lambs and 297 ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

Leading price of the day was a smart Limousin heifer from Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm at 237.50 pence per kilo (£1391.75) purchased by Haighs, Butchers of Workington.  Top price of the day was a wonderful Limousin bull from Messrs Teasdale, Lowside Farm selling for £1544.40 to Les Fell.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 237.50 Hunday Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1391.75 Hunday Farm.

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 226.50 Hunday Farm.

 Prime Steer (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1200.45 Hunday Farm.

 Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 214.50, 212.50 Lowside Farm, 202.50 Lamplugh Hall. Simmental – 213.50 Ellenbank, British Blue – 188.50 Ellenbank, 184.50 Plaskett Lands. Limousin – 178.50 Plaskett Lands. Holstein Friesian – 177.50 Seaview, 170.50 South View, 167.50, 164.50 Lamplugh Hall. British Friesian – 168.50 Seaview.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1544.40, 1419.50 Lowside Farm, 1409.40 Lamplugh Hall. Simmental – 1366.40 Ellenbank. British Blue – 1328.93 Ellenbank. 1001.84 Plaskett Lands. Holstein Friesian – 1195.95, 993.58 Lamplugh Hall, 994 Seaview, 954.80 South View. British Friesian – 994.15 Seaview.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 168.50 Shatton Lodge Farm, 156.50, 142.50 Beechcroft, 144.50 Broom Farm, 134.50 Howside, 129.50 Oughterside Mill, 129.50 Baggra Yeat, 115.50 Ellenbank, 114.50 Low Snab. Limousin – 148.50, 127.50 Oughterside Mill, 144.50 Broom Farm, 139.50 Shatton Lodge Farm, 131.50 Gatesgarth, 127.50 Parkhouse Farm, 127.50 Howside, 124.50 Baggra Yeat.   Simmental – 129.50 Ellenbank. British Friesian – 125.50 Harrington Parks, British Shorthorn – 115.50 Frizington Parks. Holstein Friesian – 113.50 Frizington Parks, 109.50 High House Farm, 108.50 Threapland Lees, 108.50 Midtown Farm, 107.50 Watson Hill. Hereford – 100.50, 96.50 Stood End Farm. Ayrshire – 73.50 Hill Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – 1254, 1223.83 Beechcroft, 1128.95 Shatton Lodge Farm, 1066.41 Broom Farm, 1046.36 Oughterside Mill, 971.25 Baggra Yeat, 827.18 Howside, 783.18 Low Snab. Limousin – 1054.35 Oughterside Mill, 982.60 Broom Farm, 980.69 Shatton Lodge Farm, 962.63 Parkhouse Farm, 959.95 Gatesgarth, 844.11 Baggra Yeat. Simmental – 890.96 Ellenbank. British Friesian – 878.50 Harrington Parks. British Shorthorn – 875.49 Frizington Parks. Holstein Friesian – 849.25, 719.05 Watson Hill, 813.75 Midtown Farm, 788.40 High House Farm, 771.80 Frizington Parks, 762.96 East Farm, 692.23 Threapland Lees. Hereford – 592.95, 544.26 Stool End Farm. Ayrshire – 404.25 Hill Farm.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Simmental – 149.50 Muncaster Head Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 144.50 East Farm.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 1127.10 East Farm. Simmental – 953.81 Muncaster Head Farm.

OTM Bull – (Top price per head – £):- Shorthorn – 938.53 Ehenside.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Shorthorn – 108.50 Ehenside.

Prime Sheep

The overall average was 181.70 pence per kilo however lambs in the 39kg to 45kg range were a similar average as last week at 186.94 pence per kilo. Leading the sale in price per kilo were E & M Teasdale, Blake Hills with a Beltex lamb at 237.50 pence per kilo purchased by Robert Skelton. Top price of the day was from FA & J Stockdale with a Texel lamb selling for £111 to Tony Harrison, Butchers of Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex – 237.50, 228.20 Blake Hills, 198 Crosshow Farm, 192.60 Overcroft, 184.20 Burthwaite. Texel – 228.20 Greensyke, 227.50, 218.80 Blake Hills, 226.30, 223.10 Prospect House Farm, 220.60 Parkhouse Farm, 220 Sycamore House, 218.60 Brow Top Farm. Blue Texel – 216.30 Parsonage Farm, 189.20 Brimmer Head, 187.80 Brow Top Farm. Suffolk – 206 Burton House, 191.30 Brow Top Farm, 185 Greenbank Close, 183 Home Farm, 182 Frizington Parks, 181.70 Hemplands, 181.10 Stone Croft, 176.90 Burton House. Texel x Herdwick – 187.50 Rowbrow Park, 185 Fell Barrow, 184.80 Fell Foot Farm, 180.50 East House, 180 Blake Hills, 174.30 Bothel Craggs, 174 Far End Farm, 173.90 Fell Barrow. Mule – 186, 181 Swinside End Farm, 180 Kirkland House, 179, Rowbrow Park, 179 High Side Farm, 179, 177 Langhorn, 176.30 Low Stowbank, 173.90 Wythop Hall. Cheviot – 183.80, 180.80 West Head Farm, 180.90 Hill Green, 175, 169.70 Stonecroft. Swaledale – 176 Swinside End Farm, 175.80 Stockhow Hall, 166.70 Wythop Hall. Kerryhill – 167, 161.10 Hundith Hill Farm. Herdwick – 164.30 Howside, 154.70 Gill Brow, 151.40 Farlam Hill Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 147.60 Burthwaite, 139.30 Baggra Yeat.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 111, 100, 98(x2) Crosshow Farm, 105 Far End Farm, 105 High Flatts, 100, 94, 93 Hillgreen, 100 Lake View, 98, 93 Riggingill, 96, 94(x2) Hollins Farm. Suffolk – 99, 94.50 Hemplands Farm, 93 Far End Farm, 93 Crosshow Farm, 92, 86.50 Burton House, 91 Frizington Parks, 78.50 Home Farm, 76.50 Brow Top Farm, 75 Birks Farm, 74 Greenbank Close, 72 Westray Farm. Beltex – 97 Crosshow Farm, 95, 89 Blake Hills, 90.50 Overcroft, 70 Burthwaite. Blue Texel – 93 Parsonage Farm, 70 Brimmer Head, 69.50 Brow Top Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 90.50 Far End Farm, 80 Fell Barrow, 74 Blake Hills, 74 East House, 74 Fell Barrow, 71, 70 Grange Grassings, 67.50 Rowbrow Park, 65.50 Farlam Hill Farm. Cheviot – 85 Hillgreen, 76.50, 73.50 Stonecroft, 73.50, 70.50 West Head Farm. Mule – 82 Swinside End Farm, 81, 75.50 Kirkland House, 81 Baggra Yeat, 76.50 Wythop Hall, 74 Strawberry How, 73 Parkhouse Farm. Swaledale – 79, 74 Swinside End Farm, 70 Wythop Hall, 58 Stockhow Hall, 53.50 Low Priorscales, 51 Eirinntalla. Bluefaced Leicester – 78 Baggra Yeat, 73 Wythop Hall, 62 Burthwaite. Kerryhill – 72, 58 Hundith Hill Farm. Herdwick – 54.50 Farlam Hill Farm, 49.50 Gill Brow, 46 Howside.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 133, 125, 94 High Low Hall, 112 Home Farm, 104, 100, 93, 90, 84 Risehow Farm, 89 Holmerigg, 85 Mill Farm. Bleu Du Maine – 115 High Low Hall. Suffolk – 93, 73 Mill Farm, 78 Burton House, 56 Ryhola Meadow. Mule – 76 Home Farm, 72 High Low Hall, 72 Grange Farm, 66 Birks Farm, 64 Hunters Place. Charollais – 70 Birks Farm. Zwartables – 59 Home Farm. Herdwick – 43.50 Farlam Hill Farm, 34, 26.50 Stool End Farm, 31 Acrewalls, 27 Howside, 23 Stone Croft. Swaledale – 37 Burnside. Texel X Herdwick – 37 Gill Farm, 34.50 Baysbrown Farm. Scottish Blackfaced – 22 Middlegill Farm.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 105 The How, 82 Mill Farm, 76 Baggra Yeat. Bluefaced Leicester – 80 Hollows Farm, 79, 76 Wythop Hall. Swaledale – 45 Burnside. Herdwick – 32 Howside.

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