Primestock

21st August 2019

On Wednesday 21st August 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 55 cattle comprising 43 cull cattle and 12 prime bulls, 2,168 prime sheep including 1,687 lambs and 482 cast ewes and rams.

Prime Bulls were well bid for to a top of 194.5p from D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall, Lamplugh. Top gross was £1331.61 paid for a Limousin Bull from P & PI Walker, Beechcroft, Mockerkin. Cast Cows sold to a top of 152.5p for a Holstein Friesian from D&J Errington, Annfield, Cockermouth. Top gross for Cows was £1064.75 for a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Greening, Kilndale, Mockerkin.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 194.50 Lamplugh Hall, 179.50(2) Row Hall, 178.50(2) Beechcroft. Holstein Friesian – 145.50 Row Hall, 136.50 Kilndale, 132.50 Grange Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1331.61, 1285.20 Beechcroft, 1231.19, 1181.11 Lamplugh Hall, 1030.33 Row Hall. Holstein Friesian – 846.30, 645.07 Kilndale, 826.80, 790.40 Grange Farm, 739.14 Row Hall.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian – 152.50, 150.50 Annfield, 148.50, 118.50, 115.50 Kilndale, 128.50 Threapthwaite Lees, 117.50 Barnyard. British Blue – 134.50 Broom Farm. Limousin – 116.50 Outgang Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 125.50, 118.50 Fangs Brow, 118.50 Burnt House Farm, 114.50 Armaside Farm. Beef Shorthorn – 125.50 Church Stile Farm. British Friesian – 121.50 Aldoth Farm, 114.50 Weary Hall Farm. Holstein – 116.50 Lowca Cottage Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 1064.75, 995.61, 921.93 Kilndale, 1018.89, 902.80 Annfield, 836.60 Barnyard. Limousin – 948.31 Outgang Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 894.68 Burnt House, 822.39 Fangs Brow, 778.60 Armaside Farm. Beef Shorthorn – 865.95 Church Stile Farm. British Blue – 851.39 Broom Farm. British Friesian – 829.85 Aldoth Farm, 721.35 Weary Hall Farm. Holstein – 710.65 Lowca Cottage Farm.

 

Prime Sheep

A good entry of 1687 lambs sold to an overall average of 179p. The top price of £113 was paid for a Texel from GJ Olley, Woodbank, Workington. Top pence per kilo was 226.7p for Texel lambs from TG & MP O’Fee, Nook Farm, Lamplugh.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-

Texel – 226.7 Nook Farm, 225, 216.3 Hollins Farm, 220.5, 210.6 Aspatria Hall, 220.4 High Flatts, 216.7 Bolton Wood Lane, 216.7 Briary Bank, 213.2 Woodbank, 210 Highside. Beltex – 217.4 High Moss, 204.7, 203.6 Fell End. Suffolk – 195.1 Croft End, 181.8, 180.8 Westray Farm. Cheviot – 189.7 Orthwaite Hall.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 113 Woodbank, 108, 106 Hollins Farm, 108 High Flatts, 104 Briary Bank, 102 Nook Farm, 102, 101 East View, 99 Aspatria Hall, 99 Robin Hood. Beltex – 100 High Moss. Suffolk – 94, 80(2) Westray Farm, 83 Bellhouse, 80 Croft End. TexelxHerdwick – 85 Low Hall. Mule – 76 Grange Grassings, 75 Shatton Lodge, 71 Swinside End, 70 Highside, 69 Low House. Cheviot – 74 Orthwaite Hall.

Cast Ewes sold slightly in advance of last weeks high rates delighting vendors. Top of £109 for Texel Ewes from M Brough, Chapel House, Uldale. Fell ewes topped at £48 for Swaledales from GD Strawson, Muncaster Head Farm, Eskdale.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 109, 98 Chapel House, 108 Springhill Farm, 95 Mid Farm, 94 Parsonage Farm, 91.50 Salter Hall, 90 Robin Hood, 90 Eirinntalla, 90 Rose Farm, 89.50 High Moss. Suffolk – 97, 93(2) Hards Cottage, 94, 92 Ryhola Meadow. Beltex – 76 Eirintalla. Bluefaced Leicester – 74 Eirinntalla, 65 Chapel House. Mule – 70 East View, 70, 68 Far End Farm, 69.50 Fairladies Farm, 67 Parsonage Farm, 67 Ryhola Meadow. Cheviot – 58 Croft End. Swaledale – 48 Muncaster Head Farm, 47 Seat House, 45 Eirintalla, 45 Swinside End Farm, 44 Chapel House. Herdwick – 46 West Head Farm, 40.50 Randle Gate.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 138, 96 Summerhill. Herdwick – 44 Taw House, 40 Yew Tree Farm. Swaledale – 43 Orthwaite Hall. Welsh – 42 Kirkhouse.