Primestock

17th July 2019

On Wednesday 17th July 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 37 cattle comprising 28 cull cattle and 9 prime bulls & cattle, 2,112 prime sheep including 1291 lambs and 821 cast ewes and rams.

F Mattocks & Son, Row Hall sold a cast Limousin bull at £1289.93 making top price per head which was purchased by G Chapman. A young Limousin bull made top price per kilo from RG & JM Smith, Lake View at 196.50ppk selling to TL Fell.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 188.50 East House. Aberdeen Angus – 174.50 Crosshow Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Aberdeen Angus – 1026.06 Crosshow Farm. Limousin – 1074.45 East House.

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Aberdeen Angus – 179.50 Crosshow Farm.

Prime Steer (Top price per head – £):- Aberdeen Angus – 1177.52 Crosshow Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 196.50 Lake View, 177.50 Lamplugh Hall. Holstein Friesian ­– 154.50 Lamplugh Hall. Swedish Red & White – 153.50 Grange Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1274.45 Lamplugh Hall, 1202.58 Lake View. Holstein Friesian – 964.08 Lamplugh Hall. Swedish Red & White – 951.70 Grange Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 143.50 Allerby Hall, 123.50, 122.50 Acrewalls. Aberdeen Angus – 126.50 Burnt House Farm. Shorthorn – 124.50 Burnt House Farm. Ayrshire – 117.50 Outgang Farm. British Friesian – 116.50, 105.50 Thornbank Farm. Holstein – 114.50, 111.50 Lowca Cottage Farm. Holstein Friesian – 107.50, 103.50 Watson Hill, 101.50 Thornbank Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1067.64 Allerby Hall. Aberdeen Angus – 1049.95 Burnt House Farm. Shorthorn – 956.16, 877.80 Burnt House Farm. Holstein – 916, 749.28 Lowca Cottage Farm. Holstein Friesian – 819.72, 680.48 Watson Hill. British Friesian – 750.26, 648.83 Thornbank Farm. Ayrshire – 737.90 Outgang Farm.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 136.50 Row Hall.

OTM Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1289.93 Row Hall.

Prime Sheep

A similar entry sold slightly easier on the week keeping in line with national trends. The leading price per kilo was a pen of smart Texel lambs from JL & BM Purdham, Low Boonwood selling for 228.90 pence per kilo to Tony Harrison, Butchers of Cockermouth. Top price per head was a tremendous Beltex lamb from Messrs Parkin, Home Farm achieving £124 and purchased by Haighs Butchers of Workington.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel 228.9, 220.2, 214.3 Low Boonwood, 228.3 Beckhouse, 222.6, 222.2 Parsonage, 220.5, 220, 210.6 Mayfield, 218.3, 212.5 Home Farm, 216.3, 211.5 Croft House, 216.3 Terrace Farm, 215.9, 215.7 Fitz, 213 Woodend, 210.6 Salter Hall. Beltex 221.4 Home Farm, 214.3 Parkhouse, 207.9 Fitz. Suffolk 191.1 Fairladies, 182.6 Croft House, 182.6 Beck House. Millennium Blue 187.5 Woodside Cottage. Cheviot 180 Todholes.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Beltex 124 Home Farm, 90 Parkhouse. Texel 110 Fitz, 108, 99 Hollins Farm, 106 Terrace Farm, 105, 99 Beckhouse, 103 Low Boonwood, 102 Home Farm, 101, 99 Salter Hall, 101 The How, 100 Parsonage, 100 Hundith Hill, 100 Briary Bank, 99(3) Mayfield, 99 Terrace. Suffolk 95, 80 Kingsway, 86 Fairladies, 84 Beck House. Millennium Blue 75 Woodside Cottage. Cheviot 75 Croft House.

A larger entry of cast ewes sold to last weeks’ high rates delighting vendors.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 111, 109, 104(2) Crosshow Farm, 111 Croftlands, 108 Terrace Farm, 105 Mosser Mains, 103 Woodside Cottage, 103 Moor Platt Farm, 101 Parkhouse Farm. Millennium Blue – 106 Parkhouse Farm, 89 Ryhola Meadlow. Bleu du Maine – 95, 91 Parkhouse Farm. Suffolk – 91 The Stable, 91 Croft House, 89 Birks Farm. Zwartble – 90 Newhouse Farm. Beltex – 88 Mandalay. Mule – 78 Parkhouse Farm, 77 Riggingill, 77 Salter Hall, 77 Birks Farm, 76 The Stable, 75 Peter House, 75 Stoney Howe, 75 Sneckyeat Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 75 Cragg House Farm. Cheviot – 69 Cragg House Farm. Herdwick – 65 Cumcrook, 51 Fell Barrow, 46, 45 Thornholme, 44 Hollin Head, 42 Strudda Bank. Kerryhill – 61 Middlegill Farm. Swaledale – 60 Sneckyeat Farm, 60 Shatton Lodge Farm, 60 Woodend, 55 Keskadale, 53.50 Peter House, 52.50, 51 Terrace Farm, 50.50 Shatton Lodge, 50 Burnside Caravan Park. Jacob – 58 Mandalay, 51 Millgate Farms.

 

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 111 Sneckyeat Farm.