Primestock

24th August 2019

On Wednesday 24th July 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 53 cattle comprising 36 cull cattle and 17 prime bulls, 1637 prime sheep including 1112 lambs and 525 cast ewes and rams.

Leading the sale in price per kilo was a dairy bred Limousin bull achieving 184.50 pence selling to Les Fell. Top price in this section was a dairy bred Limousin bull from Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm selling for £1178.67 again to Les Fell.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 183.50 Hunday Farm.  Limousin – 182.50, 170 Hunday Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – 1174.40 Hunday Farm. Limousin – 1105.95, 1076.10 Hunday Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 184.50, 180.50 Lamplugh Hall, 180.50(2), 177.50 Hunday Farm, 180.50, 177.50 Uldale Hall. Holstein Friesian – 135.50, 134.50(2) Waverbank.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1178.67, 1158.30, 1111.88 Hunday Farm, 1140.21, 1108.27 Lamplugh Hall, 1122.71 Uldale Hall. Holstein Friesian – 910.35, 891.74, 875.33 Waverbank.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Charolais – 140.50 Acrewalls, 138.50 Mosser Heights. Limousin – 139.50 How Hall, 129.50 Robinson Place, 126.50 Mosser Heights, 123.50 Acrewalls. Holstein – 137.50 Segbushwell, 107.50 Threapthwaite Farm. Holstein Friesian – 125.50, 113.50 Brow Top Farm, 117.50, 109.50 Watson Hill, 115.50, 113.50 Barnyard. Aberdeen Angus – 114.50 Robinson Place, 107.50 Mosser Heights, 104.50 Acrewalls.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 1116.95 Brow Top, 887.13 Watson Hill, 839.22, 808.12 Barnyard. Charolais – 1024.90 Mosser Heights, 969.45 Acrewalls. Holstein – 1013.38 Segbushwell, 713.80 Threapthwaite Farm. Limousin – 898.15 Mosser Heights, 890.01 How Hall, 800.28 Acrewalls, 795.13 Robinson Place. Aberdeen Angus – 696.16 Robinson Place, 668.65 Mosser Heights.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 111.50 Low Godderthwaite.

OTM Bull (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – 981.20 Low Godderthwaite.

Prime Sheep

Lambs sold to average 182.5p SQQ 184p which was far in advance of previous sales in the week. More could have been well sold. The days top price of £111 or 226.5ppk was achieved for a Texel Lamb from Messrs Walker and Hunter, Fieldside, Dovenby purchased by W Lindsay & Sons, Butcher, Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-   Texel – 226.5 Fieldside, 225.5, 210.6 Overcroft, 225, 212.8 Salter Hall, 221.6 Bolton Wood Lane, 218.3 Sandhills, 215.9 High Farm, 215.7 Hollins, 213.8 Croft End, 212.5 High Moss, 211.3 Prospect House, 210.7 Green Farm, 210.3 Burthwaite. Beltex – 218.6 Lamplugh Hall, 215.4, 200 Green Marsh. Suffolk – 184.8 Ryhola Meadow, 179.3 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 177.8 East House, 177.5 Bolton Wood Lane.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):-  Texel – 111 Fieldside, 110, 101, 100 Hollins, 108, 100 Salter Hall, 107, 97.50 Bolton Wood Lane, 106, 99 Overcroft, 99(2) Wardhall Guards, 99 High Flatts.  Beltex – 94 Lamplugh Hall, 93, 90 Green Marsh.  Suffolk – 85 Ryhola Meadow, 82 Far End, 80 West Ghyll End, 80 East House, 80 Nr Branthwaite Edge.  Mule – 69 Uldale Hall.

Ewes continue to be in keen demand although slightly easier on the week. Top of £100 for Texel Ewes from Matt Stockdale, Crosshow, Dearham. Fell ewes to £53 for Swaledales from J Pattinson & Son, UJldale Hall, Uldale.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 100 Crosshow, 98 Hundith Hill, 95 High Seaton, 92 High Bewaldeth. Suffolk – 89 Brow Top, 87 Meadow Farm, 86, 83, 82 High Flatts, 83 Birks Farm. Zwartble – 81 Braithwaite Farm. Charollais – 80 Birks Farm. Mule – 79 High Bewaldeth, 79 Stargill, 73 Rose Farm, 72 Riggingill, 71 High Seaton, 70 Hundith Hill, 70 Hunday. TexXHerd – 64 Cragg House, 63 Beck Farm, 57 Grange Grassings. Swaledale – 53, 37 Uldale Hall, 43 Low Priorscales, 38 Carlisle Gate. Herdwick – 52 Grange Grassings, 52 Beck Farm, 49, 40 Coach and Horses.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 115 Fieldside, 109 Summerhill. Beltex – 97 Crosshow.