Prime Stock

4th September 2019

MITCHELLS AUCTION CO LTD

Market Report for Wednesday 4the September 2019

On Wednesday 4th September 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 49 cattle comprising 33 cull cattle and 16 prime bulls, 2639 prime sheep including 2009 lambs and 630 cast ewes and rams.

Leading the sale in price per kilo was a smart Limousin bull from P & PI Walker & Son, Beechcroft, Mockerkin selling at 193.50 pence per kilo to Les Fell.  Top price per head in this section was a shapely Charolais bull again from P & PI Walker & Son, Beechcroft which achieved £1434.50 purchased by Les Fell.

Cows were again good to sell to a top of 135.5p or £878.04 for a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Greening Ltd, Waverbank, Bolton Low Houses.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 193.50, 189.50 Beechcroft, 179.50 Lamplugh Hall, 179.50, 172.50 Hunday Farm.  Charolais – 190 Beechcroft.  British Friesian – 168.50 Uldale Hall.  Beef Shorthorn – 168.50, 162.50 Woodhow Farm.  Aberdeen Angus – 163.50 Threapland Lees.  Holstein Friesian – 152.50 Lamplugh Hall, 139.50 Threapland Lees. 

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Charolais – 1434.50 Beechcroft.  Limousin – 1358.72, 1335.15 Beechcroft, 1166.75, 1110.90 Hunday Farm, 1152.39, 1145.70 Lamplugh Hall.  Beef Shorthorn – 1135.69, 1088.75 Woodhow Farm.  Aberdeen Angus – 1106.90 Threapland Lees.  British Friesian – 1040.73 Uldale Hall.  Holstein Friesian – 960.75 Lamplugh Hall, 828.63 Threapland Lees.   

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Holstein Friesian – 135.50, 111.50 Waverbank, 123.50 Woodend, 113.50, 107.50 Annfield, 109.50 Fairladies Farm, 109.50 Tallentire Hill.  British Friesian – 126.50 Harrington Parks, 107.50 Uldale Hall.  British Blue – 117.50 Croft House.  Holstein – 117.50 Jenkin Cross, 105.50 Hill Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Holstein Friesian- 878.04, 764.89 Waverbank, 842.17, 840.65 Annfield, 838.77 Tallentire Hill, 755.55 Threapland Lees, 714.15 Fairladies, 795.34, 712.17 Woodend. British Friesian- 847.55, 627.30 Harrington Parks, 660.05 Uldale Hall. Holstein - 732.17 Tallentire Hill. British Blue- 759.05 Croft House. 

Prime Sheep

A large entry sold to an increased ringside of buyers with a huge emphasis placed upon lambs carrying plenty of flesh and buyers indicating that many lambs are now requiring additional feed. Top of £109 or 213.7p for a pair of Texel lambs from RJ & AY Armstrong, Terrace Farm, Lorton selling to Lindsay’s Butchers, Station St, Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Texel – 213.70 Terrace Farm, 212.80, 207.70 Summerhill, 210.60, 204.10, 202 Hollins Farm, 197.60, 189.30 Green Farm, 192.20 Briary Bank, 189.10 Parsonage Farm.  Suffolk – 175 Bolton Wood Lane, 166.30 Frizington Parks, 165.60 West Moor End Farm.  Charollais – 170.70 Sandhills Farm.  Texel X Herdwick – 166.70 Orthwaite Hall, 164.10 Coach and Horses.  Mule – 152.30 Tortolocate, 152.30 High Side Farm, 152.10 Wilson Parks.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):-  Texel – 109 Terrace Farm, 108, 100 Summerhill, 100, 99(2) Hollins Farm, 98, 91 Briary Bank, 93 Willows Farm,   Suffolk – 84 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 81.50 Frizington Parks, 80.50 Scalesmoor, 79.50 West Moor End Farm.  Mule – 71.50 Wilson Parks, 67 High Side Farm, 65.50 Tortolocate.  Charollais – 70 Sandhills Farm.  Texel X Herdwick – 65 Low Hall Farm, 62 Whitebanks, 62 Cockley Gill, 60 Skinner Street, 60 Row Brow Park.  Cheviot – 60 Cragg House Farm.     

A good entry of 630 ewes sold to an extended ringside of buyers ensuring a strong trade. Top of £119 for a Beltex Ewe from A Ashburner, Summerhill, Sandwith. Mules topped at £79 from Messrs Palmer, East Town End, Workington. Fell Ewes to £55 for Swaledales from RJ & AY Armstrong, Terrace Farm, Lorton and Herdwicks from RC & PE Beard, Rannerdale, Buttermere.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Beltex- 119 Summerhill.  Texel- 101, 92 The Croft, 96 Croftside, 96 Green Farm, 95 Terrace Farm, 95(6) Bothel Craggs, 92 Oughterside Mill, 91 Fern Close, 90 Nook Farm. Mule – 79 East Town End, 72 Terrace, 71 Oughterside Mill, 69 The Mount, 67 Summerhill. Suffolk- 73 Greenbank Close, 71 Fairfield.  Cheviot- 70 Cragg House, 69 Stonecroft, 58 Randle Gate. Swaledale – 55 Terrace Farm, 43 Rannerdale, 41 Burblethwaite, 40 Welcome Nook Bungalow.  Herdwick – 55, 42 Rannerdale, 48 Welcome Nook Bungalow, 42 Knott Houses, 41 Nook Farm.

Cast Rams (per head - £):-  Texel – 100 The Heads, 95 Row End Farm, 88 West Moor End Farm.   Beltex – 76, 72 The Heads.  Cheviot – 66 Crossings.  Herdwick – 49 Crossings, 49 Knott Houses, 46 Nook Farm, 46 West Head Farm.  Swaledale – 36 Lane Foot.