Primestock

2nd October 2019

On Wednesday 2nd October 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 50 cattle comprising 41 cull cattle and 9 prime bulls, 1827 prime sheep including 1142 lambs and 685 cast ewes and rams.

Messrs Bowe, Mechi Farm made both top price per kilo and per head with 2 shapely bulls. Making top price per kilo was a Limousin bull at 191.50ppk selling to TL Fell. A Blonde d’Aquitaine bull went and made top price per head at £1361.45 and also purchased by TL Fell.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 191.50 Mechi Farm, 170.50 Hunday Farm.  Blonde – 186.50 Mechi Farm.  Simmental – 172.50 Ellenbank.  Aberdeen Angus – 165.50 Ellenbank.  British Blue – 160.50 East Mill.  Holstein Friesian – 139.50 Hunday Farm.  Holstein – 130.50 Lowca Cottage Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Blonde – 1361.45 Mechi Farm.  Limousin – 1286.88 Mechi Farm, 1128.71 Hunday Farm.  Simmental – 1279.95 Ellenbank.  Aberdeen Angus – 1067.48 Ellenbank.  British Blue – 975.84 East Mill.  Holstein Friesian – 926.28 Hunday Farm.  Holstein – 769.95 Lowca Cottage Farm.   

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue – 132.50, 124.50  Beechcroft, 125.50 Riggingill, 106.50 Hundith Hill, 105.50 Home Farm.  Limousin – 124.50 Hundith Hill.  Aberdeen Angus – 121.50 Sneckyeat Farm, 110.50, 105.50 Low Priorscales, 93.50 Hollins Farm.  Beef Shorthorn – 119.50 Sneckyeat Farm.  Holstein – 113.50 Lowca Cottage Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 108.50, 106.50, 105.50 Watson Hill, 104.50 Lodge Farm, 103.50 Fairladies Farm, 101.50 Hunday Farm.   British Friesian – 91.50 Dean Farm.  British Holstein – 74.50 Outgang Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  British Blue – 976.53, 908.85 Beechcroft, 840.85 Riggingill, 832.83 Hundith Hill, 664.65 Home Farm.  Aberdeen Angus – 890.60 Sneckyeat Farm, 850.85 Low Priorscales.  Beef Shorthorn – 872.35 Sneckyeat Farm.  Limousin – 831.66 Hundith Hill.  Holstein Friesian – 808.83 Lodge Farm, 784.92, 741.24, 729.12 Watson Hill, 710.50 Hunday Farm, 699.66 Fairladies.   Holstein – 783.15 Lowca Cottage Farm.  British Friesian – 576.45 Dean Farm. 

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 109.50 Riggingill.  Charolais – 100 Askhill.

OTM Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Charolais – 1098 Askhill.  Limousin – 884.76 Riggingill.

Prime Sheep

The overall average was 166.31 pence per kilo being up 10 pence on the week. Messrs Ashburner, Summerhill made both top price per kilo and per head with a tremendous Texel lamb achieving 236ppk and £118 selling to Wilson Butchers, Egremont.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 236 Summerhill, 225.50 Scalesmoor, 217 High Low Hall, 214.90, 206.40, 204.30 Overcroft, 211.50 Fitz Farm, 209.60 Greenbank, 208.50, 202.10 High Flatts, 207.70, 205.60 Beckhouse Farm, 204.10 Parsonage Farm, 202.40 Salter Hall. Beltex – 216 High Moss. Texel X Herdwick – 177.80 Rowbrow Park, 171.20, 161.50 Stone Ends, 169.20 Nook Farm, 162.50 Randle Gate. Suffolk – 173.50, 153.10 Woodhall Brow Farm, 169.60 Croft House, 162, 160.90 Causeway Foot, 156.40 Tarn Bank. Charollais – 165.40 Byresteads, 153.30 Bellhouse Farm. Herdwick – 150, 133.90 Nook Farm, 127.80 Randle Gate. Bluefaced Leicester – 148.90 Scalderskew. Mule – 143.80 Sneckyeat Farm.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):- Texel – 118 Summerhill, 115 Scalesmoor, 111 Beckhouse Farm, 110(x2) Fitz Farm, 108, 104 Beckhouse Farm, 104 Tarn Bank, 102 High Low Hall, 101 Overcroft, 100 Parsonage Farm, 99 Whinnerah, 98.50 Greenbank, 98 High Flatts. Beltex – 108 High Moss. Suffolk – 86 Tarn Bank, 85, 75 Woodhall Brow Farm, 81 Causeway Foot, 78 Croft House, 76.50 Scalesmoor. Texel X Herdwick – 80, 70 Rowbrow Park, 76 Low Waterside Cottage, 68.50 Grange Grassings, 66 Nook Farm. Charollais – 70.50 Bellhouse Farm, 64.50 Byresteads. Bluefaced Leicester – 70 Scalderskew. Mule – 69 Sneckyeat Farm. Herdwick – 52.50, 41.50 Nook Farm, 46 Randle Gate.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 130, 96 (x2) Summerhill, 120, 115, 109 High Farm, 100 Tarn Bank, 99 Salter Hall, 96 Terrace Farm, 92 Hundith Hill.  Suffolk – 85 West Ghyll End Farm, 83 Byresteads, 81 Corney Hall, 77 Frizington Parks, 77 High Farm, 76 Croft House.  Mule – 68 Salter Hall, 61 West Ghyll End Farm, 60 Tarn Bank, 60 Hundith Hill, 58 Sneckyeat Farm, 57 Outgang Farm, 56 Summerhill, 55 High Farm, 54 Lake View, 52 Acrewalls.  Swaledale – 59 Low House, 45 How Hall, 40 Rowbrow Park, 36 How Hall, 35 Kirkland House.  Cheviot – 55, 54 Woodside Cottage, 46, 44 Low Stowbank, 42 Crakeplace Hall.  Texel X Herdwick – 48, 45, 42 Woodside Cottage, 46 Lake View.  Herdwick – 38 Fell Barrow, 36 Sneckyeat Farm, 35 (x2) Rowbrow Park, 34 Thornholme.  Scotch Blackface – 37, 35 Low Stowbank.  

Cast Rams (per head - £):-  Texel – 102, 99 Corney Hall.  Bluefaced Leicester – 88 High Bewaldeth.  Swaledale – 56 Scalderskew, 48 Whinnerah.  Herdwick – 48 Whinnerah.