Sale Report: Primestock Wednesday 22nd May 2019

On Wednesday 22 May 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 46 cattle comprising 28 cull cattle and 18 prime bulls, 956 prime sheep including 355 lambs, 266 hoggs and 335 cast ewes and rams.

Topping the sale in the cattle section was an OTM British Blue bull from JN & A Woodend, Hyton Farm achieving £1338.86 selling to G Chapman. A Limousin bull from S Winthrop, Lamport St sold for the leading price per kilo at 200.50 pence to TL Fell.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 200.50, 197.50 Lamport Street, 190.50 Uldale Hall, 187.50 Lamplugh Hall.  British Blue – 192.50, 188.50 Hunday Farm, 155 Grange Farm.  British Shorthorn – 179.50 Sneckyeat Farm.  Aberdeen Angus – 177.50 Ellenbank.  British Friesian – 175.50 Uldale Hall.  Simmental – 165.50 Ellenbank.  Limousin – 161.50, 132.50 Croft House.  Holstein Friesian – 157.50, 140.50 South View, 156.50, 146.50 Lamplugh Hall, 133.50 Grange Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Aberdeen Angus – 1278 Ellenbank. British Blue – 1166.55, 1134.77 Hunday Farm, 1035.40 Grange Farm.    Holstein Friesian – 1001.60, 849.70 Lamplugh Hall, 941.85, 854.24 South View, 907.80 Grange Farm.  Limousin – 1271.17, 1258.08 Lamport Street, 1243.13 Lamplugh Hall, 1114.43 Uldale Hall.  Simmental – 1188.29 Ellenbank.  British Shorthorn – 987.25 Sneckyeat Farm.  British Friesian – 886.28 Uldale Hall.  Limousin – 810.73, 636 Croft House.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 147.50 Sandhills Farm, 145.50 Allerby Hall, 122.50, 117.50 Crakeplace Hall.  British Friesian – 143.50 Bowscale.  Montbeliarde – 136.50 Pelutho Grange.  Luing – 135.50, 132.50 Fold Head Farm.  Simmental – 133.50 Bowscale.  Holstein Friesian – 131.50 Kiskin Farm, 124.50, 116.50 Barnyard, 124.50 Pelutho Grange, 116.50, 113.50 Mayfield.  British Blue – 130.50 Eskett View, 126.50 Swinside End Farm.  Meuse Rhine – 127.50, 121.50 Sneckyeat Farm.  Hereford – 125.50 Hayes Castle.  Swedish Red – 124.50 Frizington Parks, 123.50 Pelutho Grange.  Aberdeen Angus – 114.50 Burnt House Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):-  Montbeliarde – 1160.25 Pelutho Grange.  Limousin – 1125.43 Sandhills Farm, 887.55 Allerby Hall, 722.75, 712.05 Crakeplace Hall.  British Friesian – 1061.90 Bowscale.  Holstein Friesian – 988.53 Pelutho Grange, 946.80 Kiskin Farm, 856.56, 694.34 Barnyard, 835.31, 669.65 Mayfield.  Swedish Red – 963.30 Pelutho Grange, 921.30 Frizington Parks.  Luing – 962.05, 936.78 Fold Head Farm.  Hereford – 938.74 Hayes Castle.  British Blue – 923.94 Eskett View, 834.90 Swinside End Farm.  Meuse Rhine – 843.21, 838.95 Sneckyeat Farm.  Aberdeen Angus – 785.47 Burnt House.  Simmental – 754.28 Bowscale.

 OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 143.50 Hyton Farm.

OTM Bull (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – 1338.86 Hyton Farm.

 Prime Sheep

The new season lamb ring was very well supported with an outstanding show of top quality lambs.  The Annual show & sale of Prime Spring lambs was kindly sponsored by Tynedale 4 Tags and saw a great entry where more than 50 lambs were put before the judge Mr Tommy Bradley. Taking the Championship rosette was a Texel lamb bred by E Cranston, Croftlands.  This 50kg lamb later topped the sale at £134 purchased by Wilson Butchers, Egremont.  The Reserve Champion was a Suffolk lamb from J & M Wilson, Meadow View selling for £129 to Haighs, Butchers of Workington.  Leading price per kilo was a Texel lamb shown by Messrs Lamb, The How and selling to J Blenkhorn for 277.4 pence.

 

Texel Lamb
1st E Cranston, Croftlands  £134
2nd G Butler, Moor Platt Farm  £126

 

Beltex Lamb
1st Messrs Parkin, Home Farm  £104
2nd JA Mounsey & Son, Grange Farm  116
3rd JA & CM Brown, Parkhouse Farm  £128

 

Any other breed
1st J&M Wilson, Meadow Farm  £129
2nd Messrs Parkin, Grange Farm  £128
3rd Messrs Hunt, Croft House  £130

 

Champion E Cranston, Croftlands  £134
Reserve Champion J&M Wilson, Meadow Farm  £129

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Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel –277.40 The How, 268 Croftlands, 261.20, 257.80 Seymour House, 260, 257.80, 256.10, 251.30 Grange Farm, 253.70 Home Farm, 250 Croft End. Suffolk – 243.40 Meadow Farm, 241.50, 222.70 Seymour House, 240 Ryhola Meadow, 239.60, 221.40 Frizington Parks, 236.60 Grange Farm, 231.80 High Flatts, 227.40 Croft House, 214.30 Swiss Cottage.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 134, 126 Croftlands, 130, 125 Croft House, 128 Parkhouse Farm, 128 Seymour House, 128, 122 Home Farm, 126 Moor Platt Farm, 120 Meadow Farm. Suffolk – 129 Meadow Farm, 115 Frizington Parks, 102 High Flatts, 99.50 Swiss Cottage, 99, 98 Seymour House, 97 Grange Farm, 96 Ryhola Meadow.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 192.70 East Mill Farm, 187.80 Green Marsh, 185, 180.50 Crakeplace Hall. Texel X Herdwick – 181.80, 177.80 Far End Farm, 157.10 Mossergate Farm. Herdwick – 181.80, 175.60 The Square, 172.10 Langhorn. Cheviot – 173.30 Hollows Farm. Swaledale ­– 155.60 Far End Farm, 134.80 Hartsop Hall. Mule – 153.80 Hollows Farm. Suffolk – 137.30 Far End Farm.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 94 Byresteads, 88 Mossergate Farm, 88 Far End Farm, 85 Crakeplace Hall. Suffolk – 89 Far End Farm. Texel X Herdwick ­– 84.50, 80(x2) Far End Farm. Mule – 80 Hollows Farm. Herdwick – 80, 72 The Square, 68.50 Far End Farm. Cheviot – 74.50 Hollows Farm. Swaledale – 70, 68 Far End Farm.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):-  Texel – 135 (x3) Mayfield, 124 Sally Hill, 120, 107 Holmecroft Farm, 107, 89 Meadow Farm, 99 Sycamore House, 98 Parkhouse Farm, 96 East Mill Farm, 94 Cherrytree House, 91 Allerby Hall, 90 Outgang Farm, 89 Crakeplace Hall, 89 East Mill Farm.  Berrichon – 97 High Flatts.  Suffolk – 95 Holmecroft Farm, 89 Meadow Farm, 85, 79 Row Brow Park, 72 Croft House.  Charollais – 94, 91, 70 Kirkhouse, 70, 68 Byresteads.  Bluefaced Leicester – 90 Cathow.  Cheviot – 79 Lanefoot, 75, 67 Hollows Farm.  Scotch Blackface – 74, 73, 69 Ellenbank. Mule – 71 Broom Farm, 69 Swiss Cottage, 68, 61 Lowther Street, 68 Parkside Road, 63 Sherriff, 61 Mossergate Farm.  Texel X Herdwick – 70 Hollins.  Herdwick – 69 The Square, 69, 59 Hayes Castle, 69 Hollows Farm, 69 Sword House, 68 Winscales Farm West, 65 Howside, 62 Whinnerah, 58 Hollins, 58 Penny Hill.  Swaledale – 67, 54 High Nook, 60 Whinnerah, 59 Mossergate Farm, 54 Lowther Street, 54 Cathow.  Zwartble – 64 Newhouse Farm.

Cast Rams (per head – £):-  Texel – 126, 121 Mayfield, 120, 110 High Farm, 100 Holmecroft, 96 High Side Farm, 79 Lanefoot, 73 East Mill Farm.  Bluefaced Leicester – 91 High Side Farm.

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