Primestock

9th October 2019

On Wednesday 9th October 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 72 cattle comprising 53 cull cattle and 19 prime bulls, 2285 prime sheep including 1415 lambs and 870 cast ewes and rams.

Prime Bulls topped at 190.5p for a Limousin from Messrs Bowe, Mechi Farm. Top gross was £1324.93 for a Simmental from TA Byers, Ellenbank.  Cast Cows to 147.5p for a Limousin from G&T Tyson, East House or £1076.75 from W Gray & Sons, East Mill.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 190.50, 189.50 Mechi Farm, 172.50, 169.50 Uldale Hall, 170.50, 169.50(2) Hunday Farm.  Simmental – 167.50, 165.50 Ellenbank.  British Blue – 166.50, 159.50 Justicetown, 157.50 South View, 152.50 East Mill.  Aberdeen Angus – 152.50 Justicetown, British Friesian – 135.50 South View.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Simmental – 1324.93 Ellenbank.  Limousin – 1309.45, 1192.53 Mechi Farm, 1117.01, 1091.20, 1050.90 Hunday Farm, 959.10 Uldale Hall.  British Blue – 1075.59, 947.43 Justicetown, 989.73 East Mill Farm, 937.13 South View.  Aberdeen Angus – 899.75 Justicetown.  British Friesian – 811.65 South View.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue – 147.50 East Mill.  Limousin – 144.50, 126.50 East House, 113.50 East Mill.  British Friesian – 109.50 Weary Hall Farm, 107.50, 104.50 Gutterby Farm, 107.50 Weary Hall Farm.  Brown Swiss – 104.50 Frizington Parks.  Holstein Friesian – 97.50 Barnyard, 96.50 East Farm.  Holstein – 81.50 Threapthwaite Farm.  Jersey – 79.50 Causeway Foot.

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  British Blue – 1076.75 East Mill.  Limousin – 1014.39, 912.07 East House, 772.13 Shatton Lodge Farm, 741.16 East Mill Farm.  British Friesian – 926.37, 836.35 Weary Hall Farm, 752.40, 671.88 Gutterby Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 736.30, 649.56 East Farm, 711.75 Barnyard.  Holstein – 607.18, 506.42 Threapthwaite Farm.  Brown Swiss – 602.97 Frizington Parks.  Jersey – 500.06 Causeway Foo

Prime Sheep

A decent entry of 1415 lambs sold sharper on the week to an SQQ average of 172 pence per kilo. The days’ top price of £113 or 230.5ppk was paid for a Texel Lamb from A Ashburner, Summerhill and purchased by Mohamed Alam.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 230.6, 210.6 Summerhill, 230.4, 229.8, 229.1 Low Garth, 225.5, 219.5 Overcroft, 219.3, 214.4, 211.9 Parkhouse, 217.4 Woodhall Brow, 213.3 The Stable, 212.8 Briary Bank, 210.5 Braithwaite Farm. Beltex- 222.5, 218.3 Parkhouse, 222.5 Rietfontein, 222, 218, 214.1, 204.4 Hill Green, 216.7, 212.8 Wood Farm, 214.4, 205.6 Low Boonwood, 200 Braithwaite Farm. Charollais- 192.3, 192 Scalesmoor. Texel x Herdwick- 188.9 Croft House, 179.4 Fell Foot, 179.2 Winscales West, 176.5 Knott Houses, 175.7 Woodend Farm. Suffolk- 180 Bolton Wood Lane Herdwick – 155.6, 140.6 Ulcatrow. Swaledale – 143.2 Muncaster Head.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):- Texel- 113, 99 Summerhill, 110, 106 Beckhouse, 110 Hollins, 110, 108, 106, 100 Low Garth, 106 Overcroft, 105 Hundith Hill, 105 Rietfontein, 100, 99 Briary Bank, 101 Woodhall Brow. Beltex- 111,109, 98.50, 92, 90, 86 Hill Green, 96.50, 92.50 Low Boon Wood, 91.50, 91 Wood Farm, 89.50, 85 Park House, 89 Rietfontain, 88 Braithwaite Farm, 85 Braithwaite Farm. Charollais- 100 Scalesmoor, 96, 84, 73.50 Scalesmoor. Suffolk- 88 Fellside, 87, 79, 77 Frizington Hall, 84 Scalesmoor, 82.50, 77 Hemplands, 75.50 Woodhall Brow, 75 Greenbank Close, 74, 70 Stonecroft, 72 Bolton Wood Lane. Cheviot- 80 Fox Houses. Texel x Herdwick- 71.50 Woodhow, 69.50 Tenters Lane, 68.50 Rowbrow, 68 Croft House, 65 Yew Tree, 65 Wood End, 64.50 Winscales, 62.50 Ulcatrow, 62.50 Rietfontain. Mule- 70 Shatton Lodge, 67.50 Swinside End, 67 Burthwaite, 65 Brow Foot. Herdwick- 56 Ulcatrow. Swaledale- 53 Muncaster Head.

A larger entry sold to improved rates and a top of £115 for Texels from A Ashburner, Summerhill.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 115 Summerhill, 109, 98 High Hall, 105 Low Boonwood, 104 Greenbank Close, 103, 100 Parkhouse Farm, 101, 99 Hill Green, 100 High Low Hall.  Beltex – 108, 101, 85 Parkhouse Farm, 82 Woodhall Brow Farm.  Berrichon – 95 High Flatts.  Bleu du Maine – 88 High Low Hall.  Suffolk – 84 East House, 80 Brow Top Farm, 76 High Farm, 75 Pica Cottages, 73 High Farm.  Mule – 66 Salter Hall, 65 Briary Bank, 62 Summerhill, 60 Parkhouse Farm, 59 Hemplands Farm, 58 Brackendene.  Kerryhill – 60 Rietfontein.  Cheviot – 57 Corney Hall, 54 Watergate Farm Cottage, 48 Seathwaite Farm.  Wensleydale – 55 Byresteads.  Texel x Herdwick – 47 Low Boonwood.  Herdwick – 42 Low Hall Farm, 42 East House, 38 Fold Head Farm, 36 Seathwaite Farm.  Swaledale – 42 Eirinntalla, 39 Brackendene, 38 Muncaster Head Farm, 36 Taw House.     

Cast Rams (per head - £):-  Texel – 95 High Low Hall, 95 Fieldside, 91 Parkhouse Farm.  Swaledale – 61 Taw House.  Herdwick – 60 Taw House, 54, 49 Little Cross, 45 Fold Head Farm.