Sale Report: Primestock 6th March 2019

On Wednesday 6th March 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 43 cattle comprising 24 cull cattle and 19 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1515 prime sheep including 1208 hoggs and 307 cast ewes and rams

Topping the sale in price per kilo was a tremendous Limousin heifer selling for 210.50 pence from GL Hutton, Setmabanning and purchased by Wilson Willis Butchers, Cleator Moor. Leading the sale in price per head was a Limousin bull at £1339.34 from Messrs Teasdale, Lowside Farm selling to TL Fell. Many more cattle could have been sold to meet buyers’ demands.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 210.50, 209.50 Setmabanning.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1309.38, 1279.84 Setmabanning.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 207.50, 200.50 Lowside Farm, 203.50 Langhorn Farm, 199.50 Uldale Hall, 190.50, 188.50, 159.50 Lodge Farm, 188.50 Randle Gate. British Friesian – 183.50 Uldale Hall. Holstein Friesian – 154.50 Sneckyeat Farm, 149.50, 139.50 Waites Farm, 146.50, 140.50 Acrewalls. Swedish Red & White – 139.50, 129.50 Grange Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1339.34, 1265.75 Lowside Farm, 1326.82 Langhorn, 1296.75 Uldale Hall, 1264.92, 1097.36, 1059.37 Lodge Farm, 1196.98 Randle Gate. British Friesian – 1123.02 Uldale Hall. Holstein Friesian – 937.37, 802.13 Waites Farm, 840.48 Sneckyeat Farm, 834.57, 805.60, 780.85 Acrewalls. Swedish Red & White – 815.85, 789.57 Grange Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 159.50, 130.50 Hyton Farm. Limousin – 149.50, 146.50 Randle Gate, 113.50 Holmecroft Farm. Holstein Friesian – 117.50, 108.50, 107.50 Barnyard, 114.50 Sneckyeat Farm, 104.50, 102.50 Watson Hill. MRI – 114.50, 104.50 Sneckyeat Farm. Beef Shorthorn –112.50 Sneckyeat Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1151.15, 1148.56 Randle Gate. Holstein Friesian – 904.75, 864.75, 812.70 Barnyard, 735.68, 692.90 Watson Hill, 687 Sneckyeat Farm. British Blue – 893.93, 882.04 Hyton Farm. Beef Shorthorn – 886.50 Sneckyeat Farm. MRI – 828.98, 679.25 Sneckyeat Farm.

Prime Sheep

With a good show of hoggs forward the SQQ average was up 4 pence on the week at 185.3 pence per kilo. The medium weight hoggs (39.1 – 45.5kg) averaged 197.3 pence which was a 14.2 pence lift on the week.

Leading the sale in price per kilo were a shapely pen of Texel hoggs from R Percival, Risehow selling for 273.80 pence to M Alam. Top price per head were a tremendous pen of Texel hoggs from WS Jackson, Nook Farm achieving £121 purchased by R Skelton.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 273.80, 261.40, 227.30 Risehow Farm, 270.70(2), 251.20, 225.60 Blake Hills, 256.70(2) Aspatria Hall, 254.70, 245.70, 232.70(2) Nook Farm, 239.10 Wardwarrow, 239.10 Beckhouse Farm, 234.70 Parkhouse Farm, 228 Swiss Cottage, 226 Fieldside. Beltex – 235.40 Low Garth. Suffolk – 210 Woodhall Brow 201.20 Fieldside. Cheviot – 189.50, 175.60 Stonecroft. Texel X Herdwick – 188.10 Grange Grassings, 180.20, 170.80, 164.70 Randle Gate, 175.60 Outgang Farm, 170.60 Fell Foot Farm, 168.50, 166.70, 165.60 Plumbland Farm, 167 Far End Farm. Herdwick – 181.10 Stonecroft, 171.30 Easthwaite Farm. Swaledale – 179.7 Eirinntalla, 173.80 Wythop Hall. Mule – 178.80 Woodhall Brow, 177.30 Kirkland House, 175 Wythop Hall, 172.50 Mossergate Farm, 170.70 Bridge End Farm, 170.50 Low House.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 121, 118, 114, 113 Nook Farm, 115.5 Aspatria Hall, 115 Park House, 115, 112, 110 Rise How, 113 Fieldside, 111 Blake Hills, 110 Grange Farm, 110 Wardwarrow, 110 Beckhouse. Beltex – 114, 113 Low Garth. Suffolk – 90, 82.50 Fieldside, 85 Grange Farm, 85 The Stable, 84 Woodhall Brow. Mule – 88 Kirkland House, 87.50 Blue Dial, 85.50, 83 Shatton Lodge. Texel x Herdwick – 86, 80, 79.50 Plumbland Farm, 83.50 Nook Farm, 79 Grange Grassings. Cheviot – 85.50 Wardwarrow, 84 Grange Farm. Swaledale – 71.50, 66.50 Eirinntalla, 69.50 Wythop Hall. Herdwick – 68.50 Easthwaite Farm, 67 Stone Croft, 65 Randle Gate.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Beltex – 123 Parkhouse Farm, 117, 91 Swiss Cottage. Texel – 113, 111, 109, 104, 99(2), 95, 89 Allerby Hall, 101 Well Head, 97 Blake Hills, 97 Rannerdale, 94, 88(2) Parkhouse Farm. Blue Texel – 77 Isel Old Parks. Badger Face – 75 Outgang Farm. Suffolk – 74 Allerby Hall. Mule – 66 Westray Farm, 57 Isel Old Parks. Herdwick – 61 Outgang Farm, 46 Cockley Gill, 45 Randle Gate, 44(2) How Hall, 43.50 Rannerdale, 40 Nook Farm, 40 Burnthwaite Farm. Cheviot – 56 Stonecroft. Texel X Herdwick – 55, 52 Cockley Gill. Swaledale – 50 Askhill, 48 Plumbland Farm, 47 Rannerdale, 47(2) Outgang Farm, 46 Hollows Farm, 46 Wythop Hall, 46 Mosser Heights, 45, 44, 42 Knott Houses.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 90(2) Swiss Cottage, 87 Outgang Farm. Blue Texel – 86 Swiss Cottage. Berrichon – 69 Mosser Heights. Suffolk – 67 Westray Farm. Cheviot – 57 Hollows Farm. Swaledale – 56, 40 Hollows Farm. Herdwick – 55 Burnthwaite Farm.

 

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