Sale Report: Primestock 7th March 2018

On Wednesday 7th March 2018, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 89 cattle comprising 55 cull cattle and 34 prime bulls and heifer, 2602 prime sheep including 2149 hoggs and 453 cast ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

A smart Limousin heifer from G & T Tyson, East House achieved the leading price per kilo at 217.50 pence selling to Haighs Butchers of Workington. The top price of the day was a Hereford bull from NP Fish, Crossrigg Farm selling for £1357.05. Leading price per kilo in the bull section was a shapely Limousin bull from RG & JM Smith, Lake View selling for 213.50 pence purchased by Les Fell.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 217.50 East House.  Simmental – 190.50 Ellenbank.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1213.65 East House.

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 216.50 East House.

Prime Steer (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1277.35 East House

 Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 213.50, 211.50 Lake View, 208.50, 204.50 Willows Farm, 198.50 Hunday Farm. Holstein Friesian – 189.50, 182.50, 179.50(2), 178.50 Greengill Farm, 164.50 Prospect House, 160.50 Hunday Farm. British Blue – 184.50(2) Threapland Lees,180.50 Seaview. Holstein – 179.50, 175.50 Crooklands. Aberdeen Angus – 173.50 Crooklands. Hereford – 163.50 Crossrigg Farm. Galloway – 150.50 Ellenbank. Swedish Red & White – 149.50 Grange Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Hereford – 1357.05 Crossrigg. Limousin – 1319.43, 1281.69 Lake View, 1310.10 Hunday, 1264.25 Ellenbank, 1246.83, 1183.88, 1165.65 Willows. British Blue – 1173.42, 1055.34 Bowness Farms. Holstein Friesian – 1108.58, 1073.10, 1041.10 Greengill, 1088.19 Hunday, 1079.39, 1074.19, 1037.40, 1029.95 Prospect House. Aberdeen Angus – 1067.03 Crooklands. Holstein – 1044.23, 980 Crooklands, 963.69 Greengill. Swedish Red – 907.47 Grange Farm. Galloway – 654.68 Ellenbank.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 157.50, 132.50 Stoneyhowe, 149.50 Sandhills, 147.50 Prospect House, 136.50 Lake View, 132.50 Seat House, 127.50 Ellenbank. Holstein Friesian – 139.50, 116.50 East Farm, 129.50, 114.50 Julianholme, 129.50 Grange Farm, 127.50, 126.50 Crooklands, 125.50 Row Hall, 137.50, 136.50, 125.50 Jenkins Cross, 124.50, 109.50 Hunday Farm, 115.50 Waverbank, 113.50 Croft House Farm. Simmental – 138.50, 127.50 Ellenbank. British Friesian – 137.50 Harrington Parks, 129.50, 125.50 Uldale Hall. British Blue – 135.50 Sandhills. Holstein – 134.50, 133.50 Lowca Cottages, 125.50, 112.50 Crooklands, 113.50 Croft House Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 124.50 Stool End Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):-  Limousin – 1168.65 Stoney Howe, 1064.70 Lake View, 1054.63 Prospect House, 1016.60 Sandhills. Holstein Friesian – 1088.10 East Farm, 990.68 Julianholme, 955.71 Grange Farm, 909.88 Jenkins Cross, 906.11 Row Hall. British Blue – 1035.22 Sandhills. Holstein – 1014.60, 924.02 Lowca Cottage, 828.30 Crooklands. Simmental – 958.42 Ellenbank. British Friesian – 921.25 Harrington Parks, 890.96 Uldale Hall.

OTM Bulls (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 151.50 East House.  British Blue – 136.50 Wood End.   Aberdeen Angus – 114.50 Weary Hall, 112.50 Barnyard.

OTM Bulls (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1348.35 East House. Aberdeen Angus – 1335.07 Weary Hall, 1192.50 Barnyard. British Blue – 1221.68 Woodend

Prime Sheep

In keeping with the national trend the SQQ average was 218 pence per kilo with the breakdown of hoggs on show being 1348 Continental hoggs and 801 Fell Bred hoggs. Hoggs in the 39-45.5kg range were 229 pence per kilo.

Leading the sale in price per kilo and per head was a tremendous Beltex hogg from Messrs Knight, Stephney Farm this 42kg hogg sold for 309.5 pence per kilo achieving £130 and purchased by West Scottish Lamb.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Beltex – 309.5, 267.6 Stephney, 293.8, 285.7, 280.5, 278.2 Keskadale, 290.2, 289.7 Wood Farm, 273 Swallowdene, 264.1 Sherriff, 259.5 Risehow. Texel – 282.9 Hollin Head, 280.5, 263.6 Tallentire Hill, 278.8, 265.4 Chapel Howe, 276.3 Evening Hill, 268.3 Seatoller, 264.4 Sherriff, 261.8 Hollins. Suffolk – 245.1 Chapel Howe, 236.6 Newton Field, 221.3 Far End, 217.9 Grange Farm, 216.2 Stone Croft. TexelxHerdwick- 231.7 Grange Grassings, 229.5 Strudda Bank, 228.8 Outgang, 224.4 Plumbland. Mule – 230, 220.2 Keskadale, 226.1 Langhorn, 223 Commongate, 216.3 Shatton Lodge, 214 Wood Farm. Bleu Du Maine – 229.7 Wardhall Guards. Cheviot – 229.5 Seathwaite, 228.8 Newton Field, 228.4, 224.4 Seathwaite, 221.7 Rannerdale, 220.5(2) Kidburngill. Charollais – 229.1 Bridge End. Jacob – 217.9 Dockray Nook. Herdwick – 216 Easthwaite, 212.2 West Head, 210 Stephney, 209 Baggra Yeat, 207.9 East House, 207.7 Langhorn, 205.4 Stybeck. Swaledale – 214 Baggra Yeat, 212 Far End, 200 Horsemoor Hills.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Beltex – 130, 129 Stephney, 123, 122 Wood Farm, 120, 119 Keskadale, 103 Sherriff, Texel – 127 Commongate, 127, 124, 123 Stargill, 126, 125, 123 Tallentire Hill, 125 Keskadale, 125 Grange Farm, 124, 121 Beck House, 120 Risehow, 120 Seatoller. Suffolk – 129(2) Commongate, 122 Grange Farm, 104 Far End, 103 Frizington Hall, 100.50 Chapel Howe. Mule – 108 Rannerdale, 106 Shatton Lodge, 103.50 Keskadale, 100.50 Commongate, 99.50 Langhorn. Charollais – 104 Rannerdale, 98.50 Bridge End Cheviot – 102 Rannerdale, 101, 100.50 Seathwaite, 97(2) Kidburngill, 91.50 Newtonfield, 90 Stybeck. TexelxHerdwick – 95 Grange Grassings, 94 Rannerdale, 92 Plumbland, 91.50 Outgang, 89.50 Strudda Bank. Herdwick – 90 Baggra Yeat, 90 Stone Ends, 88.50 Seathwaite, 84 Stephney, 82 West Head, 81 Langhorn, 80 Seatoller. Swaledale – 90 Baggra Yeat, 87 Far End, 81 Eirintalla. Jacob – 85 Dockray Nook.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 127, 121, 110 High Hall,111, 109 Bothel Parks, 110 Braithwaite Farm, 110 Seat House, 108, 106 Lamplugh Hall. Suffolk – 107 Woodside Farm. Mule – 105 Briary Bank, 103, 98 Broom Farm, 91 Seat House. Bluefaced Leicester – 85, 82 Low House. Swaledale – 69 Horsemoor Hills, 59, 47 Swinside End Farm, 56 Sherriff, 50 Woodhow Farm, 50 Ghyll Farm, 47 Bridge End, 47 Low Stowbank, 45 Frizington Hall. Herdwick – 60 Row Head, 54 Rowbrow Park, 48 Stephney Farm, 44 Sneckyeat Farm, 40 Seatoller Farm, 38 Outgang Farm, 37 Cockley Gill, 35 Stone Croft. Scotch Blackface – 55, 47 Stockbridge, 50 Ghyll Farm. Cheviot – 50 Mireside.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 126, Horsemoor Hills, 100 Shatton Lodge, 97 Sneckyeat. Cheviot – 100 Row Head. Berrichon – 100 Shatton Lodge. Herdwick – 49 Hollin Head.

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