Primestock

25th September 2019

On Wednesday 25th September 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 49 cattle comprising 31 cull cattle and 18 prime bulls, 1998 prime sheep including 1458 lambs and 539 cast ewes and rams.

Today we had a tremendous show of cattle. Messrs Bowe, Mechi Farm were top price per head with a shapely Limousin bull selling for £1354.50 and being purchased by TL Fell. Also purchased by TL Fell was top price per kilo coming from D&MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall at 199.50ppk with a Limousin bull.

Cast Cows sold to a top of 147.5p for a Limousin from Messsrs Brown, Crakeplace Hall. Top gross was £1127.49 for a British Blue from P&PI Walker & Son, Beechcroft.  Many more could have been sold to meet buyers requirements.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 199.50, 197.50, 177.50 Lamplugh Hall, 197.50, 193.50 Beechcroft, 193.50 (x2) Mechi Farm, 187.50, 181.50 Lowside Farm, 174.50 Lodge Farm. Simmental – 181.50 Ellenbank. British Friesian – 176.50, 168.50 Uldale Hall. Aberdeen Angus – 164.50 Ellenbank. Hereford – 149.50 East Townend. Holstein Friesian – 137.50 Brow Top Farm, 120 Lodge Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):- Limousin – 1354.50, 1339.02 Mechi Farm, 1327.20, 1315.80 Beechcroft, 1317.33, 1284.78 Lamplugh Hall, 1125.30, 1044.38 Lowside Farm, 1085.39, 1029.82 Lodge Farm. Simmental – 1275.95 Ellenbank. Hereford – 1297.66 East Townend. Aberdeen Angus – 1184.40 Ellenbank. British Friesian – 988.40, 923.38 Uldale Hall. Holstein Friesian – 803 Brow Top Farm. 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 147.50, 144.50, 128.50 Crakeplace Hall, 104.50 Kirkgate Farm. British Blue – 136.50 Beechcroft, 111.50 Gill Brow, 117.50 Hinning House. Simmental – 124.50 Grange Farm. British Friesian – 123.50, 115.50 Gutterby Farm, 115.50 Causeway Foot. Aberdeen Angus – 117.50, 98.50 Burnt House Farm. Swedish Red – 114.50 Frizington Parks. Beef Shorthorn – 113.50 Frizington Parks. Holstein Friesian – 111.50, 105.50 Hill Farm, 108.50 Barnyard, 97.50 Dearham Hall, 83.50 Frizington Parks.   

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):- British Blue – 1127.49 Beechcroft, 861.28 Hinning House. Aberdeen Angus – 947.05, 620.55 Burnt House Farm. Limousin – 949.90, 924.80, 866.09 Crakeplace Hall, 679.25 Kirkgate Farm. Beef Shorthorn – 860.33. Simmental – 854.07 Grange Farm. British Friesian – 843.15 Causeway Foot, 802.75, 734.58 Gutterby Farm. Holstein Friesian – 832.20 Barnyard, 797.23, 768.04 Hill Farm, 686.40 Dearham Hall, 635.25 Frizington Parks. Swedish Red – 826.69 Frizington Parks. 

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 131.50 Hinning House. Hereford – 109.50 East Townend. Aberdeen Angus – 105.50 Waverton House.  Holstein – 95.50 Midtown.   

OTM Bull (Top price per head - £):- Hereford – 1132.23 East Townend. Limousin – 1091.45 Hinning House. Aberdeen Angus – 1023.35 Waverton House. Holstein – 815.57 Midtown. 

Prime Sheep

A Texel Lamb from JD Hetherington & Son, Blue Dial made top price per head & per kilo at £106 and 220.8 pence per kilo being purchased by Messrs Wilson Willis Butcher, Cleator Moor.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 220.80, 179.20 Blue Dial, 200, 179.60 Far End Farm, 191.50 High Moss, 190, 181.30 Lamplugh Hall, 189 Sandhills Farm, 188.20 Riggingill, 185.70, 184.80 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 183.80 High Bewaldeth, 181.50 Willows Farm, 180.40 Beeches, 179.60 Robin Hood, 179.30 Rose Farm, 178.70, 177.40 Briary Bank. Beltex – 198, 176.70 Overcroft, 186.40 High Side Farm, 184.40, 179.10 Nook Farm. Millennium Blue – 166.70 Woodside Cottage. Suffolk – 158.70 Far End Farm, 153.10 High Side Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 152.30 Rowbrow Park, 152.30 Grange Grassings.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):- Texel – 106, 95 Blue Dial, 100, 97 Far End Farm, 97 Robin Hood, 96 Riggingill, 95, 87 Lamplugh Hall, 94, 92(2), 84 Briary Bank, 87 Meadow Farm, 85 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 85 Sycamore Cottage, 84 The How, 83.50 Willows Farm, 83.50 Beeches. Beltex – 97, 76 Overcroft, 83, 77 Nook Farm, 82 High Side Farm. Suffolk- 82.50 Far End Farm, 75 Scalesmoor, 74 Low House, 73.50 High Side Farm. Millennium Blue – 72 Birks Farm, 70 Woddside Cottage. Texel X Herdwick – 67 Grange Grassings, 67 Rowbrow Park, 64 East Townend. Mule – 65 Shatton Lodge Farm, 61 Swinside End Farm.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 106, 105, 96, 88 Irton House, 93 East House, 92, 86 Wardhall Guards, 90 Elva Plain, 89 Meadow Farm, 89 Far End Farm.  Suffolk – 82 Meadow Farm, 79 Fairfield Farm, 77 Woodhall Brow Farm, 76, 69 Brow Top Farm.  Bleu du Maine – 70 Far End Farm.  Mule – 57 Elva Plain, 55 Blake Hills, 53 Dockray Nook.  Herdwick – 40 Grange Grassings, 37 Millbeck Hall, 37 Seatoller Farm, 37 Low Hall Farm, 36 East House.  Swaledale – 39 Town End, 38.50 High Side Farm, 38 Swinside End Farm, 38 Millbeck Hall, 38 Blake Hills. 

Cast Rams (per head - £):-  Suffolk – 99 Hyton Farm.  Texel – 98 Corney Hall, 76 Wardhall Guards, 70 Brow Foot.  Herdwick – 54, 46 Easthwaite Farm, 50 Stool End Farm, 40 Skinner Street.  Swaledale – 40 Blake Hills.