Sale Report: Primestock 9th May 2018

On Wednesday 9th May 2018, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 29 cattle comprising 17 cull cattle and 8 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1501 prime sheep including 939 spring lambs and hoggs and 562 cast ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

Leading the sale in pence per kilo was a smart Limousin steer from Messrs Armstrong, Midtown Farm selling for 206.50 pence (£1100.65). The top price of the day was achieved for a 680kg Limousin bull from Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm selling for £1309 to H Birkbeck.

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 206.50 Midtown Farm.

Prime Steer (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1100.65 Midtown Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 192.50 Hunday Farm. Holstein Friesian – 178.50, 149.50 Brow Top Farm, 177.50, 169.50 Lamplugh Hall, 148.50 South View.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1309.00 Hunday Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1178.60, 1110.23 Lamplugh Hall, 965.25 South View, 963.90, 762.45 Brow Top Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 138.50 Bolton Wood Lane. Aberdeen Angus – 134.50 Brook Cottage, 127.50 Crosshow Farm. Holstein Friesian – 121.50, 117.50, 105.50, 104.50 Watson Hill, 117.50 Lodge Farm, 112.50 Langhorn, 101.50 Brow Top Farm.  Brown Swiss – 99.50 Langhorn.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Aberdeen Angus – 1211.25 Crosshow Farm, 901.15 Brook Cottage. Holstein Friesian – 832.50 Langhorn, 775.50 Lodge Farm, 750.87, 749.65, 671.94, 601.35 Watson Hill, 539.29 Brow Top Farm. Limousin – 821.31 Bolton Wood Lane. Brown Swiss – 487.55 Langhorn.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein – 151.50 Lowca Cottage Farm. British Friesian – 149.50, 132.50 Harrington Parks.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Holstein – 996.87 Lowca Cottage Farm. British Friesian – 917.93, 683.70 Harrington Parks.

Prime Sheep

With a good show of new season lambs the overall average was 294.2 pence per kilo. Leading the sale in pence per kilo was a Texel lamb from Messrs Sharp, Holmecroft Farm at 326.80 pence. Top price in this section was a Texel lamb from J & M Osborn & Son, Bolt How achieving £142 and purchased by Haighs, Butchers of Workington.

A lift on the week in the prime hogg trade saw the SQQ average at 231.6 pence per kilo with the medium weight hoggs (39-45.5kg) at 263.5 pence per kilo. A & J Clark, Cherrytree House had a great run of Texel hoggs which achieved the top price per kilo at 323.80 pence and price per head at £148.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 326.80, 325, 319 Holmecroft, 325.60 Bolt How, 317.10, 313.60, 313.30, 306.50 Parkhouse Farm, 307.30, 305, 302.30 Birks Farm, 304.90, 304.80, 302.60 Bolt How. Charollais – 307.50, 300, 282.50 Birks Farm.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 142 Bolt How, 141 (x2), 138, 130, 128 Parkhouse Farm, 134 (x2), 130, 126 Holmecroft Farm, 130, 126 Birks Farm, 128, 127 Bolt How. Charollais – 123, 117, 113 Birks Farm.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 323.80, 291.30, 289.50 Cherrytree House, 318 Newtonfield, 306.70, 284.20 Ghyll House, 294 Hollins Farm, 289.40, 285.40 Crosshow Farm, 289.10 East Mill, 288.80 Stone Croft, 288.60 Lowsay Farm, 287.80 Plumbland Farm, 287.50 Shatton Lodge Farm, 287.20 Grange Farm. Cheviot – 300 Hollins Farm, 290, 257.80 Hinning House, 290 Newtonfield, 287.20 Ghyll House, 285 Grange Farm, 280.80 Greenbank Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 271.10 Sherriff, 258.30 Stone Croft, 252.80 Sorrowstones, 248.50, 205 Hinning House, 244.20 Row Brow Park, 230.80, 212.10 Windhall, 221.60 Plumbland, 209.40 Low Whitebanks. Herdwick – 270.70, 247.20, 243.80 Far End Farm, 244.40, 243.30 Littletown Farm, 237.50 Sorrowstones, 236.10 Grange Farm, 236.10 Stone Croft, 233.30 Hollin Head, 232.60 Mandalay, 230.90 Kidburngill. Beltex – 268.60, 263.60, 257.10 Mandalay. Mule – 263 Baysbrown Farm, 253.30 Shatton Lodge Farm, 246.30 Aldenstone, 243.20 Hinning House, 242.90 Littletown Farm, 202.50 Gate Farm. Charollais – 255.80, 241.70 Byresteads, 185.50 Row Brow Park. Suffolk – 238.80 Hollin Head, 209.30 Causeway Foot. Swaledale – 237.80, 202.50 Far End Farm, 233.30 Cockley Beck Farm, 205.40 Stone Croft, 204.70 Shatton Lodge Farm, 192.90 Seatoller Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 210, 190.90 Segbushwell, 169.20 Shatton Lodge Farm. Hampshire – 200 Row Brow Park.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 148, 136, 134 Cherrytree House, 147 Aldenstone, 138 Ghyll House, 137, 136 Crosshow Farm, 134 Gate Farm, 133 East Mill Farm, 132 Main St, 131 Shatton Lodge Farm, 130, 129 Lowther Park, 127 Lowsay Farm, 127 Newtonfield. Mule 133 Aldenstone , 121 Baysbrown Farm, 116.50 Shatton Lodge Farm, 107 Hinning House, 90 Hunday Farm, 85 Littletown Farm. Cheviot – 123.50 Ghyll House, 121, 114 Hollins Farm, 117, 109.50 Greenbank Farm,116 Newtonfield, 116 Hinning House, 114 Grange Farm. Suffolk – 117 Hollin Head, 90 Causeway Foot. Charollais – 116, 110 Byresteads, 102 Row Brow Park. Texel X Herdwick – 113 Plumbland Farm, 105 Row Brow Park, 103 Sherriff, 93 Stone Croft, 91 Sorrowstones, 90, 70 (x2) Windhall, 82 (x2) Hinning House. Herdwick – 111, 89 Far End Farm, 100 Mandalay, 98 Hollin Head, 97 West Head Farm, 94 Chapel Farm, 90 Plumbland, 88 Littletown Farm, 85.50 Sorrowstones, 85 Grange Farm, 85 Stone Croft. Bluefaced Leicester – 110 Shatton Lodge Farm, 105 (x2) Segbushwell. Beltex – 94, 90, 87 Mandalay. Swaledale – 88, 82, 81 Far End Farm, 88 Shatton Lodge Farm, 77 Cockley Beck Farm, 76 Stone Croft. Hampshire – 80 Row Brow Park.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 133 Hollins Farm, 130 Westray Farm, 129, 124, 122 Cherrytree House, 126, 117 Bolton Wood Lane, 123 Sycamore House, 122 Grange Farm, 119 Mid Farm. Beltex – 124 Brow Top Farm. Berrichon – 124 High Flatts. Bluefaced Leicester – 118 Tortolocate, 95, 80 Wilson Parks, 76 Bell Mount, 74, 72 Mosser Mains. Suffolk – 117 Frizington Parks, 104 Brow Top Farm, 100, 90 Birks Farm, 78 Stockbridge. Charollais – 102 Byresteads. Mule – 101, 92 Westray Farm, 99 Grange Farm, 95 Mid Farm, 95 Bolton Wood Farm, 82 Grange Farm, 81 Mosser Mains Farm, 80 Aldenstone, 80 Far End Farm, 77 Rigg House Farm. Cheviot – 90 Croft House, 85 Windhall, 77 Greenbank Farm, 57 Chapel Farm, 56 Croft House Farm, 56 Grange Farm, 51 Hollins. Hampshire – 86 Byresteads. Zwartble – 80 Grange Farm. Swaledale – 77 Swinside End Farm, 75 Horsemoor Hills, 73 Far End Farm, 71 Kirkland House, 70 East House, 69 Gate Farm, 68 Whinnerah, 65 Bell Mount, 65 Segbushwell, 62 Low Priorscales. Texel X Herdwick – 74, 50 Punderland Farm, 56 Winscales Farm West. Herdwick – 73, 52, 50 Yew Tree Farm, 61 East House, 50, 47 Plumbland Farm, 49 Brimmer Head, 44 Mosser Mains, 43 East House. Scotch Blackface – 70, 55 Stockbridge. Badger Face – 55, 40 Brimmer Head.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 141 Sale Fell, 121 Frizington Parks, 90, 80 Grange Farm. Cheviot – 137 Baysbrown Farm. Charollais – 132 Bolton Wood Lane Farm. Berrichon – 121 High Flatts. Swaledale – 93 Gate Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 91, 80 Wilson Parks. Herdwick – 44 Baysbrown Farm.

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