Sale Report: Primestock 8 Aug 2018

On Wednesday 8th August 2018, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 27 cattle comprising 13 cull cattle and 12 prime bulls and 2 clean cattle, 2896 prime sheep including 1322 lambs and 574 cast ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

The sale was well supported with the cattle section much dearer on the week.

A Limousin heifer from Messrs Bowe, Hunday achieved the leading price per kilo at 235.5 pence, purchased by Haighs Butchers, Workington. Top price of the day, £1501, was paid for a Simmental bull from TA Byers, Ellenbank by TL Fell.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 235.50, 204.50 Hunday. 

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1342.35, 1173.83 Hunday. 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 214.50 Lake View, 206.50, 192.50 Lamplugh Hall, 205.50 Ellenbank. Swedish Red & White – 203.50, 187.50 Grange Farm. British Blue – 199.50, 193.50 Lodge Farm, 198.50, 193.50 Lowca Cottage Farm. Simmental – 197.50 Ellenbank, 191.50 Seaview. Charolais – 180.50 South View. Holstein Friesian – 149.50 Streetgate. 

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Simmental – 1501 Ellenbank, 1097.30 Seaview. Limousin – 1346.38, 1270.50 Lamplugh Hall, 1346.03 Ellenbank, 1295.98 Lake View. British Blue – 1212.96, 1203.57 Lodge Farm, 1161.00, 1061.98 Lowca Cottage Farm. Swedish Red & White – 1068.75, 1045.99 Grange Farm. Charolais – 1021.63 South View. Holstein Friesian – 774.41 Streetgate. 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 31.50 Quarry Bank, 129.50 Wythop Hall, 127.50 High Bewaldeth. Holstein Friesian – 123.50 (2) Grange Farm, 119.50 Lodge Farm. 

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1225.07 Wythop Hall, 846.60 High Bewaldeth, 744.29 Quarry Bank. Holstein Friesian – 852.15, 773.11 Grange Farm, 824.55 Lodge Farm

 

Prime Sheep

Cast ewes and rams sold to the usual ringside of active buyers, with stronger type, well fleshed ewes very dear.

Prime lambs averaged an outstanding 202.78ppk, + 18p on the week.

All weights are needed to fulfill the needs of the festival later this month 

Top price per kilo was 231.6 pence for a Texel lambs from B & J Hodgson, Woodend, sold to R Skelton. Top price per head, of £119, was paid by Cockermouth Butchers W Lindsay & Sons, for a Suffolk lamb from GW Hird, Westray. 

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 231.60, 228.60 Woodend, 225 Croft House, 223.20 East Mill, 222.20 Rook Farm, 220 High Moss, 217.60 Blue Dial, 216.30 Mid Farm, 215.80 Park House. Beltex – 220, 209.30, 207 Greenlands, 219.20, 212.80 Prospect House , 216.70, 213.40 Burton House. Suffolk – 212.50 Westray, 207.10 Burton House, 207.10 Loughhead, 198.90 Fairladies. Charollais – 206.80, 205.10 Byresteads, 181.60 Ullock Mains. Berrichon – 196.20 Shatton Lodge. Dorset – 193.20 Wasdale Head Hall. Cheviot – 183.80 Strudda Bank, 175.60 Cragg House. Bleu du Maine – 184.20 Asby Farm. 

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Suffolk – 119, 93.50 Westray, 95, 90.50 Hemplands, 90 Woodhall Brow. Texel – 111, 108, 105 Blue Dial, 108 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 107 Lamplugh Hall, 107 Briary Bank, 106 Salter Hall, 105 Langrigg Hall. Bleu du Maine – 105 Asby Farm. Berrichon – 102 Shatton Lodge. Beltex – 100 Prospect House Farm, 90, 89, 88 Greenlands, 87.50 Burton House Farm. Charollais – 89 Ullock Mains, 80 Byresteads. Cheviot –73.50 Strudda Bank, 72 Cragg House. 

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 110 Riggingill, 100 Fangs Brow, 98 Bellhouse, 98 Mid Farm, 96 Taw House, 95 Greenlands, 92 Green Farm, 92, 90 Briary Bank. Suffolk – 99 Nr Branthwaite Edge. Beltex – 91, 81, 80 Nook Farm. Zwartble – 83, 76 Blue Dial. Cheviot – 83 Taw House. Mule – 80 Hemplands, 76 Mid Farm, 70 Briary Bank, 65 Acrewalls, 62 Riggingill, 60 Parsonage, 60 Hundith Hill, 60 High Fog Close. Bluefaced Leicester – 80 Swallow Heights. Swaledale – 77 Swallowheights, 51, 46 Muncaster Head, 47 Taw House, 45 Whinnerah, 45 Stockhow Hall, 40 Wythop Farms. Kerryhill – 65 Kirkgate Farm. Herdwick – 63 East House, 50, 38 Bridge End, 37 Wasdale Head Hall. Charollais – 58 Birks Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 51 Fangs Brow, 47, 44 Burnthwaite Farm. Dorset – 50, 45 Wasdale Head Hall. 

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Bluefaced Leicester – 84 Muncaster Head. Texel – 80 The How, 70 Parsonage. Suffolk – 75 Hemplands.

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