Sale Report: 12th June 2019 – Primestock

On Wednesday 12th June 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 62 cattle comprising 41 cull cattle and 21 prime bulls & cattle, 859 prime sheep including 669 lambs, 35 hoggs and 155 cast ewes and rams.

Tallentire Hill Farm Ltd made top price per head with an Aberdeen Angus steer at £1340.55 selling to G Chapman. A British Blue bull from WE & DE Litt, Greengill Farm was top price per kilo making 194.5 pence selling to TL Fell.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 187.50 Hill Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – 1211.25 Hill Farm.

 Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Aberdeen Angus – 165.50 Hill Farm.

 Prime Steer (Top price per head – £):- Aberdeen Angus – 1340.55 Hill Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 194.50 Greengill Farm, 187.50, 186.50, 179.50 Lowca Cottage Farm, 178.50 Threapland Lees. Aberdeen Angus – 182.50, 177.50 Greengill Farm, 174.50 Threapland Lees. Limousin – 177.50 Lamplugh Hall, 172.50 Greengill Farm. British Friesian – 172.50, 171.50 Seaview. Holstein Friesian – 170.50, 149.50 Lamplugh Hall, 147.50 Threapland Lees.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1298.93 Greengill Farm, 981.58 Lamplugh Hall. British Blue – 1190.60 Threapland Lees, 1157.78, 1155, 988.45 Lowca Cottage Farm, 1137.83 Greengill Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 1102.30, 1086.30 Greengill Farm, 1078.41 Threapland Lees. British Friesian – 1054.73, 983.25 Seaview. Holstein Friesian – 927.52, 916.44 Lamplugh Hall, 877.63 Threapland Lees, 809.55 Waites Farm,

A good show of meaty cast cows met a great trade with more needed to fulfil buyers’ requirements.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 162.50, 140.50 Wythop Hall, 139.50, 138.50, 136.50, 134.50 Shatton Lodge Farm, 138.50 Mid Farm. British Blue – 131.50 Shatton Lodge Farm. Holstein Friesian – 126.50 Waites Farm, 123.50, 117.50 Hunday Farm, 123.50 Watson Hill, 118.50 Barnyard, 113.50 Hodgson Green. Swedish Red – 124.50 Frizington Parks. Whitebred Shorthorn – 112.50 Wha House Farm. Brown Swiss – 110.50 Frizington Parks. Holstein – 106.50 Marlborough Hall. Galloway – 94 Whinbank.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1094.15 Mid Farm, 1069.25, 969.45, 904.05 Wythop Hall, 1060.20, 900.25, 898.17 Shatton Lodge Farm, 940.17 Hinning House. Holstein Friesian – 1007.25 Barnyard, 999.35 Waites Farm, 992.94 Watson Hill, 984.30, 861.28 Hunday Farm. British Blue – 956.01 Shatton Lodge Farm. Swedish Red – 921.30 Frizington Parks. Holstein – 748.70 Marlborough Hall. Blonde – 747.89 Bolton Wood Lane Farm. Whitebred Shorthorn – 712.13 Wha House Farm. Brown Swiss – 655.27 Frizington Parks.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Brown Swiss – 134.50 Frizington Parks. Holstein Friesian – 133.50 Marlborough Hall.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 807.68 Marlborough Hall. Brown Swiss – 696.71 Frizington Parks.

Prime Sheep

The SQQ average was 220.7 pence per kilo which was in line with the national trend. Messrs Cartmel Ltd, High Low Hall made top price per head with a pen of Texel lambs selling at £127 to Haighs Butchers, Workington. Making top price per kilo was a Texel lamb at 263.9pence from G Rudd, Jenkins Cross being purchased by West Scottish Lamb.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 263.90 Jenkins Cross, 263, 260, 243.90 Beechcroft, 260.90 Burton House, 260.50 Segbushwell, 258.30, 247.60 Crosshow Farm, 255.60, 244.70 Seymour House, 252.60 Croftlands, 246.90 Salter Hall, 244.70 Moor Platt Farm, 244.70 Croft House, 243.60 Nr Branthwaite Edge. Beltex – 247.40 Croftlands. Bleu Du Maine – 228.60 Holmecroft Farm. Charollais – 220 Jenkins Cross. Suffolk – 219, 209.50 Sycamore House, 217.50 Seymour House, 211.10 Jenkins Cross.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 127 High Low Hall, 124 High Flatts, 124 Crosshow Farm, 121 Beechcroft, 121 Parsonage Farm, 121 Salter Hall, 120 Burton House, 119 Seafield, 115(2) Seymour House, 115 Croft House, 115 Moor Platt Farm, 112 Scalesmoor, 111 Willows Farm. Suffolk – 105 Jenkins Cross, 92, 88 Sycamore House, 91.50 Croft House, 88 Greenbank Close, 87 Fairladies Farm, 87 Seymour House. Bleu Du Maine – 96 Holmecroft Farm. Beltex – 94 Croftlands. Charollais – 88 Jenkins Cross.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 115, 108(2) Crosshow Farm, 110 Seafield House, 110 Croftlands, 107, 94 Sycamore House, 96 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 96 Aldoth Farm, 92 Rigg House. Millennium Bleu ­– 104 Croftlands. Bluefaced Leicester – 90 Segbushwell. Suffolk – 83 Croft House, 81 Aldoth Farm, 79 Beck House. Blue Texel – 82 Isel Old Parks. Mule – 70 Elva Plain, 67 Rigg House, 66 Grange Farm, 65 Beechcroft, 65 Isel Old Parks. Herdwick – 67, 63 West Head Farm, 50 Croft House, 48 Stone Croft. Swaledale – 57, 47 Jenkin Cross.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 111 (2) Parsonage Farm, 87 Bailey Ground Farm, 83, 70 Tenters Lane. Herdwick – 64, 58, 53 West Head Farm, 54 Gatesgarth.

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