Sale Report: Primestock 8th May 2019

On Wednesday 8th May 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 32 cattle comprising 28 cull cattle and 4 prime bulls, 832 prime sheep including 52 lambs, 530 hoggs and 250 cast ewes and rams.

P Bland & J Barnes, Knott Houses topped the price per head with a Limousin OTM bull selling for £1408.95 to G Chapman. A Limousin cow from RM & ER Jackson, Scalesmoor sold for 193.5 pence per kilo also selling to G Chapman.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 192.50, 177.50 Lamplugh Hall. Holstein Friesian – 169.50, 168.50 South View.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1303.23, 1274.45 Lamplugh Hall. Holstein Friesian – 1017, 968.88 South View.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 193.50 Scalesmoor, 150.50 Outgang Farm, 149.50 Overcroft, 131.50, 128.50 Acrewalls. Charolais – 139.50 Acrewalls. Holstein Friesian – 135.50 Sorrowstones, 123.50, 112.50, 106.50(x2) Watson Hill, 115.50 Barnyard. British Friesian – 124.50 Harrington Parks. Holstein – 110.50 Blue Dial, 105.50 Marlborough Hall. British Blue – 100.50 Overcroft.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin ­– 1377.72 Scalesmoor, 1118.26 Overcroft, 939.12 Outgang Farm. Holstein Friesian – 947.25, 893.25, 686.93, 668.82 Watson Hill, 831.60 Barnyard, 813 Sorrowstones. Charolais – 867.69 Acrewalls. British Friesian – 859.05 Harrington Parks. Holstein – 711.07 Marlborough Hall, 657.48 Blue Dial. British Blue – 606.02 Overcroft.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 139.50 Knott Houses.

OTM Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1408.95 Knott Houses.

Prime Sheep

With a lift on the week and more lambs forward the SQQ average was 245.10 pence per kilo which was in line with national trends.  Leading the sale in pence per kilo was a Texel lamb from JR & RJ Harrison, Swiss Cottage which was purchased by W Lindsay & Sons, Butchers of Cockermouth for 279.10 pence.  P & A Jarman, Brow Top Farm had a pen of Texel lambs achieving the top price at £127 purchased by Wilson Butchers, Egremont.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 279.10, 266.70, 263.40, 256, 245.70 Swiss Cottage, 277.80, 250 Moor Platt Farm, 260, 250, 249, 241.90, 228.30 Parkhouse Farm, 259.20, 227.30 Brow Top Farm, 234.80, 208.90 Croft House, 232.60, 200 Broom Farm. Suffolk – 253.70, 219.30, 210.90 Swiss Cottage, 204.10 Croft House.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 127, 125 Brow Top Farm, 125, 110 Moor Platt Farm, 122, 117, 114, 105(x2), 104 Parkhouse Farm, 120(x2), 113, 108, 107.50 Swiss Cottage, 108, 103 Croft House, 100 Broom Farm. Suffolk – 104, 97, 96.50 Swiss Cottage, 100 Croft House.

The SQQ average in the hogg section was also up on the week at 205.60 pence per kilo.  Messrs I Powley, Green Marsh topped both the pence per kilo and price per head with two separate lots, 3 Beltex hoggs made top pence per kilo at 248.80 pence and a single Texel hogg made £110 both lots purchased by J Blenkhorn.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex – 248.80 Green Marsh. Texel – 236.60, 220.50, 218.90, 216.70 East Mill Farm, 231.70, 227.70, 207.70, 207.50 Green Marsh, 224.40 Kidburngill, 223.10 Bowscale, 220.50 Rigg House, 220, 212.10 Wardhall Guards, 218.60 Croft House, 218.40 Sycamore House, 213 Blue Dial, 212.20 Whinnerah, 209.70 Newhouse Farm. Scotch Blackface – 225 Hollin Head. Herdwick – 221.40(x2) Hollin Head, 221.40 Langhorn, 216.70 Knott Houses, 216.10, 215.30, 200 Whinnerah, 214.70 Yew Tree Farm, 211.70 Hollins, 211.30 Kidburngill, 209.70 Brimmer Head, 208 Mowbray Farm207.90 Wood End Farm, 205.70 Outgang Farm, 202.50 Bowscale, 198.30 Burnthwaite Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 218.20 Hollin Head, 211.40 Bowscale, 208.10, 192.90 Bleawath Farm, 203.40 Sorrowstones. Cheviot – 216.70 Wood End Farm, 209.80 Sorrowstones, 190.30 Seathwaite Farm. Suffolk – 215, 203.80 Bowscale, 195.60 Croft House, 186 Sycamore House. Swaledale – 195, 161.80 Horsemoor Hills, 194.40, 180.50 Whinnerah, 184.40 Seathwaite Farm, 171.20 Wythop Hall Farm, 167.60(x2) Mowbray Farm, 166.70 Knott Houses. Mule – 177.10, 159.30 Town End, 160 Wythop Hall.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 110, 107 Green Marsh, 107 Sycamore House, 106, 99 Langhorn, 104(x3), 103(x3), 99 Hollins Farm, 104 Cockley Gill, 103.50, 100 Wardhall Guards, 98.50 East Mill Farm, 98(x2) Blue Dial. Beltex – 102 Green Marsh. Suffolk – 94 Green Marsh, 94, 93 Sycamore House, 88 Croft House. Mule – 94, 85 Town End, 80 Wythop Hall. Texel X Herdwick – 93 Bowscale, 89.50 Sorrowstones, 87, 77 Bleawath Farm, 72 Hollin Head. Cheviot – 86 Sorrowstones, 78 Wood End Farm, 78 Seathwaite Farm. Herdwick – 85 Yew Tree Farm, 81 Bowscale, 80(x2), 77.50 Whinnerah, 79 Wood End Farm, 79, 77.50(x2), 77 Hollin Head, 78 Knott Houses, 77.50 Langhorn, 77(x2) Sorrowstones, 75 Low Whitebanks, 75 Mowbray Farm. Scotch Blackface – 76.50 Hollin Head. Swaledale ­– 74, 70 Whinnerah, 65 Knott Houses, 62(x2) Mowbray Farm, 61.50(x2), 58.50 Horsemoor Hills, 59 Seathwaite Farm.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Beltex – 140 Calva Farm, 112 Parkhouse Farm. Texel – 126 Swiss Cottage, 121 Blue Dial, 120 The How, 118 Calva Farm, 115, 112, 101 Sycamore House, 111 Old Kiln Farm, 111 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 110 Brow Top Farm, 110 High Bewaldeth, 101 Beeches, 100 Newhouse Farm. Suffolk – 116 Blue Dial, 100 Brow Top Farm, 95 Croft House. Bleu Du Maine – 99 Swiss Cottage. Mule – 72 Broom Farm, 70 Newhouse Farm, 67(x2) Rigg House, 65 High Bewaldeth, 65 Swiss Cottage. Bluefaced Leicester – 70 East House. Herdwick – 70, 66 The Oaks, 69 South View, 66, 58 Low Whitebanks, 64, 63 Yew Tree Farm, 59 Stone Croft, 56 Knott Houses, 56 Newhouse Farm, 54 Outgang Farm, 54 Whinnerah. Swaledale – 69, 60 Town End, 67 Hollows Farm, 67, 61 Peter House Farm, 67 Horsemoor Hills, 64, 61 Muncaster Head Farm, 61 Forge Farm. Cheviot ­– 60 Seathwaite Farm, 59 Hollins.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 118, 114 Moor Platt Farm, 102 high Bewaldeth, 71 Low Whitebanks. Swaledale – 54 Low Whitebanks. Badger Face – 52 Bleawath Farm. Herdwick – 51 Brimmer Head.

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