Sale Report: Primestock 6th June 2018

On Wednesday 6th June 2018, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 58 cattle comprising 39 cull cattle and 19 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1246 prime sheep including 718 spring lambs and hoggs and 528 cast ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

With a great show of cattle forward leading the sale in price per kilo was a tremendous Limousin bull from P & PI Walker & Son, Beechcroft selling for 226.50 pence per kilo (£1526.61) to Les Fell. Top price of the day was another outstanding Limousin bull from Messrs Teasdale, Lowside Farm achieving £1621.38 and again purchased by Les Fell.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 226.50 Beechcroft, 221.50, 214.50 Lowside Farm, 213.50 Ellenbank, 202.50 Uldale Hall, 202.50 Lamplugh Hall. Simmental – 208.50 Ellenbank. British Friesian – 193.50 Uldale Hall. Holstein Friesian – 188.50, 170.50 Lamplugh Hall, 187.50, 179.50, 178.50 174.50 Acrewalls, 178.50 Prospect House. Holstein – 149.50 Lowca Cottage Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1621.38, 1604.46 Lowside Farm, 1526.61 Beechcroft, 1316.25 Lamplugh Hall, 1221.22 Ellenbank, 1200.83 Uldale Hall. Simmental – 1342.74 Ellenbank. Holstein Friesian – 1220.63, 1163.47, 1131.69 Prospect House Farm, 1196.98, 1019.59 Lamplugh Hall, 1052.24, 1034.79, 965.71, 965.69 Acrewalls. British Friesian – 1029.42 Uldale Hall. Holstein – 973.25, 844.34 Lowca Cottage Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 175.50, 171.50, 146.50 Terrace Farm, 169.50 Beechcroft, 166.50 Outgang, 162.50 Willows Farm, 159.50 Grange Grassings, 159.50 Gatesgarth, 158.50 Parkhouse Farm, 145.50 Elva Plain. Aberdeen Angus – 147.50 Hollins Farm, 145.50 Stool End Farm. British Friesian – 146.50 Outgang Farm. Holstein Friesian – 145.50, 135.50 Barnyard, 139.50 Frizington Hall, 136.50 East Farm, 112.50 Willows Farm. Shorthorn – 137.50 Ireby Hall. Holstein – 124.50, 103.50 Threapthwaite Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1322.26 Grange Grassings, 1239.95, 1084.59, 962.51, 817.95 Terrace Farm, 1147.52 Beechcroft, 1027 Willow Farm, 1012.83 Gatesgarth, 985.04 Elva Plain, 892.36 Parkhouse Farm,   Holstein Friesian – 1201.83, 962.05 Barnyard, 1055.15 East Farm, 853.74 Frizington Hall, 673.88 Willows Farm, 640.01, 636.87 Aikbank, 585.53 Grange Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 1160.83 Hollins Farm, 921.02 Stool End Farm. British Friesian – 899.68 Frizington Hall, 739.83 Outgang Farm. Shorthorn – 866.25 Ireby Hall. Holstein – 763.19 Threapthwaite Farm.

Prime Sheep

Spring lambs were up on last week with an SQQ average of 263.8 pence per kilo. Leading the sale in price per kilo was a Texel lamb from J & M Wilson, Meadow Farm selling for 320.50 pence per kilo to W Lindsay & Sons, Butchers of Cockermouth. Top price spring lamb was a Texel from JD Hetherington & Son, Blue Dial selling for £164 again to W Lindsay & Sons.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 320.50 Meadow Farm, 315.40, 305.30 Holmecroft, 310.40, 309.10, 295 Moor Platt Farm, 306.70, 300 Woodside Farm, 303.70 Blue Dial, 292.70 Elva Plain. Suffolk – 293.30, 261.70 High Flatts, 276.20, 275 Woodside Farm, 270 Birks Farm, 269 Ryhola Meadow, 251.90 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 251.20 Woodhall Brow Farm, 249 Croft House.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 164, 136, 132 Blue Dial, 149, 136 Moor Platt Farm, 141 Meadow Farm, 138 Woodside Farm, 137 Greensyke. Suffolk – 132, 123 High Flatts, 131 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 122 Croft House, 116, 110 Woodside Farm, 113 Woodhall Brow Farm, 113 Ryhola Meadow.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 241.30 Crooklands, 226.50, 225, 214.60 Cherrytree House, 193.60 Moricambe Park, 180 Stone Croft, 176.70 Far End Farm, 171.70 Joann Bungalow, 169.10 Mossergate Farm. Cheviot – 227 Grange Farm, 160, 141 Cragg Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 210.50 Strudda Bank, 191.20 Moorside, 144.60 Hole Beck. Herdwick – 191.70, 161.10 Far End Farm, 170.70 Stool End Farm, 169.20 Row Head, 152.30 Hole Beck. Mule – 180.40 Hole Beck, 163.40 Moorside. Swaledale – 155 Far End Farm, 148.50 Mossergate Farm, 145 Cragg House Farm. Suffolk – 149 Ryhola Meadow.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 111, 80 Crooklands Farm, 103, 90 Cherrytree House, 96 Boonwood Farm, 93 Mossergate Farm, 91 Moricambe Park, 88 Chapel Howe. Cheviot – 84 Grange Farm, 65, 55 Cragg House Farm. Mule – 83 Hole Beck, 67 Moorside. Texel x Herdwick – 81 Hole Beck, 80 Strudda Bank, 65 Moorside. Suffolk – 76, 70 Ryhola Meadow. Herdwick – 70 Stool End Farm, 69 Far End Farm, 67 Hole Beck, 66 Row Head, 58 Far End Farm. Swaledale – 62 Far End Farm, 58 Cragg House Farm, 50 Welcome Nook Bungalow.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 141, 127, 121 Beechcroft, 128 Skalderskew, 128 Meadow Farm, 124 Chapel Howe, 122 The Stable, 121 Isel Old Parks, 120, 119 Croftside Farm. Charollais – 131 Moorside, 105 Croftside Farm, 75 Birks Farm. Suffolk – 130 Woodside Farm, 129 Rook Farm, 121, 117 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 118 Moor Platt Farm, 118 Croftfield House, 110 Far End Farm, 100 Fangs Brow. Zwartble – 116 Newhouse Farm, 108 Crooklands Farm.Bleu du Maine – 114 Holmecroft, 113 Croftside Farm. Cheviot – 110, 100 Scalderskew, 103 Moorside, 90 Grange Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 104 Wesco Farm, 92 Muncaster Head Farm, 90 Eirinntalla. Mule – 104, 90 Gate Farm, 100, 89 Beechcroft, 99 Newhouse Farm, 98 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 94 Ullock Mains, 87 Mossergate Farm. Swaledale – 86 Forge Farm, 82 Muncaster Head Farm, 77 Eirinntalla, 73 Scalderskew, 68 Cockley Beck. Herdwick – 79 Foxhouse Farm, 70 Dalzell Street, 57, 56 Cockley Beck.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Charollais – 132 Rook Farm, 114 Baysbrown Farm. Texel – 119, 117, 106 Salter Hall, 112 Thistleton Farm, 105 Foxhouse Farm, 89 Rowbrow Park. Herdwick – 66 Thistleton Farm.

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