Sale Report: Primestock 6th February 2019

On Wednesday 6th February 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 58 cattle comprising 42 cull cattle and 16 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1843 prime sheep including 1178 hoggs and 665 cast ewes and rams

A & L Gott, Prospect House Farm had a tremendous Limousin bull topping the sale at 210.5 pence per kilo achieving £1395.62 purchased by TL Fell.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 203.50, 202.50 Lowside Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):-  Limousin – 1241.33, 986.98 Lowside Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 210.50, 200 Prospect House Farm, 188.50, 182.50 Hunday Farm, 184.50 East Mill Farm.  British Blue – 184.50 Threapland Lees, 175.50 East Mill Farm.  British Friesian – 181.50, 174.50 Uldale Hall.  Holstein Friesian – 167.50  Waites Farm, 151.50, 149.50, 137.50, 119.50 Threapland Lees.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1395.62, 1386 Prospect House Farm, 1217.71, 1168 Hunday Farm, 996.30 East Mill Farm. British Blue – 1210.95 East Mill Farm, 1112.54 Threapland Lees. British Friesian – 1165.66, 1114.41 Uldale Hall. Holstein Friesian – 983.23, Waites Farm, 898.40, 892.52, 797.50, 570.02 Threapland Lees.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue – 146.50, 116.50 Wythop Hall. Saler – 130.50, 110.50 Hall Waberthwaite. Limousin – 128.50 Sandhill Farm, 128.50, 126.50, 112.50 Hill Top, 118.50, 107.50 Windergill, 114.50 Elva Plain, 114.50, 108.50 Muncaster Head Farm, 114.50 Hall Waberthwaite. Holstein Friesian – 121.50, 105.50 Brackenbarrow Farms, 113.50 Waites Farm, 109.50, 104.50 Springfield Farm, 108.50 Hill Farm, 104.50 Lamplugh Hall, 100.50 Croft House Farm. British Friesian – 100.50, 86.50 Harrington Parks, 80.50 Croft House Farm. Hereford – 92.50 Springs Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Saler – 1049.22, 923.78 Hall Waberthwaite. Holstein Friesian – 998.80 Waites Farm, 965.65 Hill Farm, 937.32 Springfield Farm, 797.97 Croft House Farm, 784.06 Croft House Farm, 780.03, 721.62 Croftlands, 778.53 Lamplugh Hall, 727.70 Dubbs Farm. British Blue – 943.46, 737.45 Wythop Hall. Limousin – 899.50, 853.88, 762.75 Hill Top, 881.65 Hall Waberthwaite, 822.40 Sandhills Farm, 790.05 Muncster Head Farm, 767.15 Elva Plain, 663.60 Windergill, 647.75 Muncaster Head Farm. Hereford – 882.45 Springs Farm. British Friesian – 630.14, 536.30 Harrington Parks, 569.14 Croft House Farm.

OTM Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 152.50 Annaside Farm.

OTM Steer (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1018.70 Annaside Farm.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 98.50 Acrewalls.

OTM Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 929.84 Acrewalls.

Prime Sheep

With a good show of hoggs forward the SQQ average was 197.3 pence per kilo up 6 pence on the week.  The medium weight hoggs (39.1 – 45.5kg) came in at 206.28 pence up 13 pence on the week with many more needed to fulfil buyers’ requirements.

Leading price per kilo was a smart pen of Texel hoggs at 282.10 pence per kilo from A & J Clark, Cherrytree House purchased by M Alam.  The top price per head was a shapely Texel hogg at £130 from Messrs Richardson, Low Garth selling to Haighs Butchers of Workington.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 282.10, 248.80 Cherrytree House, 275 Crakeplace Hall, 266.30, 257.80 Low Garth, 262.50, 251.30 Sandhills Farm, 261.80 Brackendene, 261, 243.20 East Farm, 255.30 High Low Hall, 251.30 Sycamore House, 251.30 High Flatts, 250 East Mill Farm, 242.90 Woodhall Brow Farm. Beltex – 267.60, 263.20, 253.80 Green Marsh, 243.40, 236.40, 212.50 Low Garth, 234.70 Risehow Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 208.30 Stybeck Farm, 205.60 Brookfield, 198.80 Grange Grassings, 197.60 Low Hall Farm, 197.50 East House, 196 Plumbland Farm, 195.10 Woodhall Brow Farm, 194.40 Outgang Farm, 191.90 Foxhouse Farm. Cheviot – 200 West Head Farm. Suffolk – 190.50Strawberry How, 190(x2) Westray Farm, 186 Scalesmoor, 182.40 Langfauld, 167.40 Beckhouse Farm. Swaledale – 186.80, 173.70 Eirinntalla, 176.40 Muncaster Head Farm, 175 Gatesgarth, 172.70 Swinside End Farm, 171.30 Stone Croft. Herdwick – 184.30 Stone Croft, 180.60 Stybeck Farm, 180.60 West Head Farm, 175 Hinning House, 171.80 Fell Foot Farm. Mule – 179.50 Low Garth, 178.90 Askhill, 175.60 Bridge End Farm, 174.50 Shatton Lodge Farm, 173.80 Westerham, 173.20 Hinning House, 170.70 Wythop Hall, 170.20 Kirkland House. Charollais – 170.20, 128.30 Kirkhouse. Bluefaced Leicester – 150 Low Kinmont.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Beltex – 130, 129, 119 Low Garth, 115 Risehow Farm, 100, 99(x2) Green Marsh. Texel – 116 Wardhall Guards, 116, 115(x2), 107 Risehow Farm, 116, 107 Low Garth, 115 Langfauld, 113 East Mill Farm, 110 Cherrytree House, 110 East Mill Farm,110 Meadow Farm, 110 Crakeplace Hall, 107(x2) East Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 98, 92.50, 83.50 Plumbland Farm, 83.50 Grange Grassings, 83 Low Hall Farm, 80 Low Garth, 80 Woodhall Brow Farm, 79 East House, 75 Stybeck Farm. Mule – 98, 92.50 Shatton Lodge Farm, 85 Orchard Farm, 80 Kirkland House, 79 Low Garth, 73 Westerham, 72 Bridge End Farm, 71 Hinning House. Suffolk – 93 Langfauld, 85.50(x2) Westray Farm, 80 Scalesmoor, 80 Strawberry How, 80 Woodhall Brow Farm. Charollais – 88.50(x2) Kirkhouse. Cheviot – 73 West Head Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 72 Low Knimont. Swaledale – 71, 66 Eirinntalla, 68.50 Stone Croft, 63.50 Muncaster Head Farm, 59.50 Wythop Hall, 59.50 Gatesgarth. Herdwick – 67 Fell Foot Farm, 65 Stybeck Farm, 65 West Head Farm, 64.50 Stone Croft, 63 Wha House Farm.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 122 The How, 106 Riggingill, 103, 97 Langfauld, 100, 95 Overcroft, 95, 88 Seaview, 94 Greenbank Close, 94 Sycamore House, 89 Sandhills Farm. Berrichon – 90 High Flatts. Suffolk – 82, 51 Greenbank Close, 80 High Flatts, 72, 66, 55 Low Stowbank, 70 Fairfield Farm, 54 Stockbridge. Zwartble – 81 Sheepfields. Charollais – 80, 76 Fairfield Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 62 Eirinntalla. Mule – 62 Sheepfields, 60 Wythop Hall, 60 High Flatts, 58 Riggingill, 58 Croft House, 57 Fairfield, 57 Westerham, 54 Sandhills Farm, 52 Fern Close, 50 Mosser Heights, 50 Stockbridge, 50 Low Stowbank, 50 Muncaster Head Farm. Herdwick – 61 Hinning House, 45.50(x2) Stool End Farm, 45 Swinside End Farm, 40 Seaview, 39.50 Crosbythwaite Farm, 39 Baysbrown Farm, 37 Stonecroft. Cheviot – 52 Cragg House Farm. Swaledale – 46, 39.50, 38 Swinside End Farm, 42, 41 Hinning House, 40 Hartsop Hall, 40 Eirinntalla, 39.50 Cathow, 38 Askhill, 38 Low Kinmont. Jacob – 45 Wha House Farm.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 106 Stockbridge, 92 Hollows Farm, 85 Sycamore House, 80 Orchard Farm, 74 Gatesgarth, 74 Seaview. Charollais – 90 Hollows Farm, 50 Stockbridge. Zwartbles ­­– 81 Sheepfields. Bluefaced Leicester – 81 Wythop Hall Farm, 70, 60 Swinside End Farm, 51 Askhill, 51 Hollows Farm. Beltex – 75 Langfauld. Suffolk – 70 Langfauld. Berrichon – 69 Sheepfields. Cheviot – 52 Stool End Farm. Swaledale – 48 Hartsop Hall, 39 Westerham. Herdwick – 45.50 Stool End Farm, 40(x2) Skinner St, 40 Hollows Farm.

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