Sale Report: Primestock 7th December 2016

On Wednesday 7th December 2016, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 52 cattle comprising 37 cull cattle and 15 prime bulls and heifer, 1677 prime sheep including 1261 lambs and 416 ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

Top price per kilo and per head went to a Limousin bull from Messrs P & PI Walker & Son, Beechcroft at 222.50ppk (£1503.58) purchased by TL Fell. Cows were a good trade, with a British Blue cow making 148.50 pence per kilo from JP Lister, Oughterside Mill selling to H Birkbeck. RG & JM Smith, Lake View made £1095.31 for a Blonde d’Aquitaine  cow purchased by Dawn Meats.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 222.50, 219.50 Beechcroft, 207.50, 192.50 Lamplugh Hall, 172.50 Brow Top Farm. British Blue – 198.50 Grange Farm. British Friesian – 183.50, 179.50 Grange Farm. Holstein Friesain – 177.50 Brow Top Farm, 169.50 Grange Farm, 169.50, 167.50 Prospect House Farm. Holstein Friesian – 171.50 Brow Top Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):-          Limousin – 1503.58, 1352.80 Beechcroft, 1382.42, 1372.53 Lamplugh Hall. British Blue – 1214.82 Grange Farm. British Friesian – 1116.49, 1045.95 Grange Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1078.02, 1075.35 Prospect House, 1049.21 Grange Farm, 1046.40 Lamplugh Hall.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 148.50, 123.50 Oughterside Mill. Blonde d’Aquitaine – 144.50 Lake View. Limousin – 126.50, 122.50 Swinside End Farm, 126.50 Low Waterside Cottage, 123.50 East House. Holstein Friesian – 119.50 Jenkin Cross, 109.50 Lamplugh Hall, 108.50 East Farm, 108.50, 107.50 Watson Hill, 107.50 Woodend. Holstein – 104.50 Blue Dial, 100.50 Ribton House.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Blonde d’Aquitaine – 1095.31 Lake View. British Blue – 946.01, 935.55 Oughterside Mill. Limousin – 943.54 East House, 841.23 Swinside End Farm, 787.71 Oughterside Mill. Holstein – 757.77 Ribton House, 640 Blue Dial. Holstein Friesain – 920.08, 789.14 Watson Hill, 808.40 Woodend.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein – 112.50, 102.50 Ribton House.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Holstein – 801, 673.43 Ribton House.

Prime Sheep

Texel lamb was top price at £93 from P Edmondson, Seathwaite Farm selling to T Harrison Butchers, Cockermouth. WS Jackson, Nook Farm topped the pence per kilo with a Texel lamb at 197.7ppk bought by R Skelton. SQQ average at 157.2ppk.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 197.70 Nook Farm, 194.90 Sycamore House, 194.20 Prospect House Farm, 190 Parsonage Farm, 186.40 Whinnerah. Beltex – 195.60, 189 Brow Top Farm.  Suffolk – 169.20 Westray Farm, 160.20 Rook Farm, 156.80 Brow Top Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 169.50 Foxhouse Farm, 160.60, 158.30 Rakefoot, 159 East House. Charollais – 168.60 Far End Farm, 159.50 Birks Farm. Mule – 162.20 Whinnerah, 160.90 Swinside End Farm, 156.10 Nr Branthwaite Edge. Swaledale – 151.60 Lanefoot, 144.40 Smaithwaite. Herdwick – 126.70 Howside.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 93 Seathwaite Farm, 87 Frizington Parks, 85 Nook Farm, 83.50, 82.50 Prospect House Farm, 82 Whinnerah, 81 Low Garth. Beltex – 88, 77.50 Brow Top Farm. Suffolk – 74 Far End Farm, 70.50 Rook Farm70.50 Nr Branthwaite Edge. Mule – 74 Swinside End Farm, 66.50 Whinnerah, 65.50 Strawberry How, 64.50 Waverbank. Charollais – 73.50 Dearham Hall, 73 Robin Hood, 73, 72.50 Far End Farm, 67 Birks Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 72 WoodBank, 70 East House, 69.50 Foxhouse Farm, 67 Grange Grassings. Herdwick – 60 Bent Ash Farm. Swaledale – 52.50 Rakefoot, 52 Mossergate Farm, 52 Smaithwaite, 48.50 Lanefoot.

Cull Ewes (per head – £) :- Texel – 89 East Farm, 81.50 Greenbank Close, 80 Woodhow Farm, 80, 77 Brow Top Farm, 77 Tallentire Hill. Suffolk – 65.50 Birks Farm, 63 Brow Top Farm, 60.50 Woodbank, 60 Sycamore House. Cheviot – 62.50, 44.50 Stybeck Farm. Mule – 61.50 Bridge End Farm, 60.50 Town Head, 55.50 Blake Hills, 55.50 Greenbank Close. Texel x Herdwick – 50 Greenbank Close, 41.50 Wildhall. Herdwick – 42 Charles Ground, 40.50 Stybeck Farm. Swaledale – 39.50 Rakefoot, 34.50 Low Kinmont, 33.50 Brow Top Farm, 33.50 Blake Hills.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Bluefaced Leicester – 71.50 Wythop Hall, 66 Whinnerah. Texel – 69.50, 69 Brow Top Farm.

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