Wigton Mart: January 7

Hopes Auction Co Primestock sale had an entry of 192 cattle, 52 bulls, and 1201 prime sheep. An increased entry met another flying trade

WIGTON

January 7

Hopes Auction Co held their weekly sale of Primestock when there was an entry of 192 Cattle, 52 Bulls, and 1201 Prime Sheep including Ewes. An increased entry met another flying trade

The top price of 263.5p per kg was paid for a Limousin Heifer shown by D Anderson, Crosby House Farm and was purchased by M J Wharton, Wholesale Meats, Wigton. The top price per head for heifers was £1683.60 for a Limousin which shown by JJ & J Benson & Sons, Kirkland Hall and was purchased by RJ Harrison, Butcher, King St, Wigton.

Steers sold to a top price of 247.5p paid for a Limousin which was shown by Ashburner Ltd, High House, Sandwith. Top price of £1648.54 was paid for a British Blue Steer shown by JE Brockbank & Sons, Westward Parks.

Bulls sold to 233.5p and was paid to JG & M Little, Greenhill Farm for a Limousin. The top price per head was £1556.28 paid for a Limousin Bull shown by J Pattinson & Son, Uldale Hall, Wigton and purchased by G Riley, Burnley.

Over Thirty Months cattle sold to 249.5 p per kg paid for a Limousin Heifer shown by RE Miller, West Farm, Aspatria

Averages: Steers LW 235.50 (227.00) MW 247.50 (223.33) HW 239.50 (209.66) Heifers LW 251.50 (201.69) MW 263.50 (231.34) HW 257.50 (225.81) Bulls LW 227.50 (175.85) MW 233.50 (184.09) HW 216.50 (201.67) Heifers - Limousin 263.5 260.5 252.5 Crosby House Farm 259.5 252.5 Low House Farm 258.5 257.5 Greenhill Farm 257.5 254.5 253.5 251.5 The Old Vicarage 254.5 Loughrigg 251.5 249.5 West Farm 246.5 Grassknop Farm 246.5 Kirkland Hall British Blue 247.5 Low House Farm 243.5 Crosby House Farm 240.5 Low Whinnow Farm 235.5 225.5 Westward Parks 233.5 Kirkland Green 229.5 The Old Vicarage 225.5 Oughterside Mill Charolais 238.5 222.5 217.5 Clea Mire Blonde 233.5 Loughrigg 214.5 209.5 Westnewton Hall Simmental 198.5 Westnewton Hall Marchigana 197.5 190.5 Bank House Farm

Steers - Limousin 247.5 High House (Ashburner) 241.5 Mid Farm (Scott) 239.5 Grapes Barn 237.5 The Old Vicarage 235.5 234.5 Kirkland Green 235.5 Low Whinnow Farm 232.5 Westward Parks British Blue 237.5 High House (Ashburner) 234.5 228.5 Westward Parks 231.5 Kirkland Guards 224.5 East Mill Charolais 223.5 The Old Vicarage Blonde 200.5 Grassknop Farm Montbeliarde 192.5 Croft Farm (Hodgson)

Bulls - Limousin 233.5 Greenhill Farm 227.5 Ellenbank 221.5 Lake View 219.5 218.5 216.5 The Old Vicarage 217.5 High Moss British Blue 220.5 214.5 The Old Vicarage 211.5 Whitelees

Blonde 223.5 The Old Vicarage 223.5 High Moss Charolais 209.5 The Old Vicarage Friesian 185.5 176.5 175.5 Auldby Farm 157.5 Uldale Hall Holstein 162.5 Tarnrigg Moor 160.5 155.5 154.5 Wragmire Bank 153.5 Down Hall 151.5 Oughterside Mill Angus 155.5 Home Farm (Parkin)

Overage cattle - Limousin Heifer 249.5 West Farm Limousin Steer 225.5 Mid Town (Gray) 219.5 The Thwaites

Hoggs - A useful show for the start of the year and a super trade. The top price per head was £142 and 356.40 paid to Messrs Knight, Low Broadleys Farm, Calderbridge for Texels.

Averages SW 356.40 (229.79) MW 338.10 (201.92) HW 278.70 (184.78) OW 233.30 (195.18)

Per Head - Texel £142 £139 £120 Low Broadleys £135 £130 £115 West Farm £131 £120 £119 £114 Keskadale £129 £115 The Old Vicarage £121 Haltcliffe Bridge £113 £112 Cunningarth £112 Hillside Beltex £128 £118 £109 Shap Abbey £120 £111 The Wreay £118 £111 Parkgate Hall £113 West Micklethwaite Charollais £126 £112 Greenah Hall £98 Lessonhall Rouge £95 £89 £86 Chapel Farm Millenium Bleu £91 £79.5 Chapel Farm Suffolk £86 Park House £84.5 Mechi £78 Ellenbank Mule £76 Baggra Yeat £75 £73 Carlisle Gate £73 £72 Fellside House Farm £63 Manor Farm Per Kg - Texel 356.4 338.1 324.3 301.9 Low Broadleys 346.2 West Farm 294.7 Hillside 293.2 The Old Vicarage 291.6 Haltcliffe Bridge 289.2 Mechi Beltex 320 Shap Abbey 305.4 West Micklethwaite 302.9 Inglewood Edge 285.7 284.6 The Wreay 283.2 Parkgate Hall Millenium Bleu 245.9 Chapel Farm Rouge 234.6 222.5 222.4 Chapel Farm Charollais 233.3 224 Greenah Villa Mule 182.5 170 Fellside House Farm 178.6 178 Carlisle Gate 171.8 Baggra Yeat 165.4 Manor Farm Suffolk 171 Ellenbank 157.9 Mechi 155 Park House

Prime ewes -

Texel £126 £119 £115 £112 Bothel Parks £118 £115 £109 Nealhouse Farm £114 Grange Farm £109 Low Broadleys Beltex £121 £119 £115 Inglewood Edge Leicester £92 Baggra Yeat Mule £60 Calvo £56 Fellside House Farm Lleyn £60 Norman Farm Swaledale £51 Baggra Yeat

Rams - Texel £88 Norman Farm Lleyn £81 Norman Farm Swaledale £49 Fellside House Farm.

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