Primestock

16th October 2019

On Wednesday 16th October 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 47 cattle comprising 39 cull cattle and 8 prime bulls, 2388 prime sheep including 1925 lambs and 463 cast ewes and rams.

Leading the sale in price per kilo and per head was a shapely Charolais cast cow from DA & SM Miller, Crookdake Mill selling for 129.50 pence and achieving £1105.93 purchased by G Moor.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue – 158.50, 152.50 East Mill.  Holstein Friesian - 134.50, 132.50, 128.50 Row Hall.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  British Blue – 1004.89, 927.20 East Mill.  Holstein Friesian – 793.55, 777.43, 715.50 Row Hall.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Charolais – 129.50 Crookdake Mill.  British Blue – 120.50, 110.50 Isel Old Parks.  Simmental – 111.50 Hollins.  Holstein Friesian – 108.50, 102.50 Threapland Lees, 106.50, 100.50 Barnyard.  Limousin – 106.50 Hollins.   British Friesian – 103.50 Weary Hall Farm.  Belted Galloway – 92.50, 89.50 Fold Head Farm.  

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Charolais – 1105.93 Crookdale Mill.  Holstein Friesian – 932.64, 855.20 Barnyard, 835.45, 734.93 Threapland Lees.  British Blue – 919.42, 758.03 Isel Old Parks.  Simmental – 797.23 Hollins.  Limousin – 758.28 Hollins.  British Friesian – 728.64 Weary Hall Farm.  Belted Galloway – 563.85, 538.35 Fold Head Farm .   

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Simmental – 108.50 Brow Top Farm.

OTM Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Simmental – 1171.80 Brow Top Farm.

Prime Sheep

Leading the sale in price per kilo was a smart Texel lamb from Messrs Lamb, The How selling for 231.30 pence per kilo to Vivers Scotlamb.  Top price per head was a shapely Beltex lamb from AE & VJ Errington, Beckhouse Farm achieving £116 and purchased by Tony Harrison, Butchers of Cockermouth.  It was notable that all buyers were handling lambs making more effort to purchase fed and well finished sorts.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Texel – 231.30, 214, 209.80 The How, 225 Swinside End Farm, 217 high Low Hall, 215.50 Stargill Farm, 213.30 Prospect House Farm, 211.40 Dockray Nook, 207.50 HighFlatts, 207.30 Beckhouse Farm.    Beltex – 225, 210.90, 206.50, 204.50, 204.30, 193.30 Green Marsh, 213 Far End Farm, 202 Braithwaite Farm, 193.30 Beckhouse Farm.  Texel x Herdwick – 170.60 Winscales West Farm, 161.40, 16.80 Armaside Farm. Bleu du Maine – 168.30 Woodside Cottage.  Cheviot – 167.60 Stonecroft.  Charollais – 167.40 Byresteads, 165.10 Armaside Farm, 163.90 West Ghyll End Farm.  Suffolk-  164.40 Burton House, 160.40 East House.  Mule – 154, 147.70 Segbushwell, 148 Hudson Place, 144.40 Swinside End Farm.  

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):- Beltex- 116 Beckhouse, 101 Braithwaite Farm, 98 Far End, 97, 95, 94.50, 94, 90, 87, 84 Green Marsh. Texel- 114 Beckhouse, 111, 107 The How, 111 Far End, 110, 105 High Flatts, 109 Hollins Farm,  106, 105 Burton House, 105 High Moss. Suffolk- 85.50 Burton House, 77 East House, 72.50 Scalesmoor, 72.50 Swiss Cottage. Charollais- 79, 78 Scalesmoor, 73, 71 Armaside, 72 Byresteads. Texel x Herdwick- 70, 62x2 Row Brow, 69.50 Whinnerah, 69 Low Hall, 66.50 Smneakyeat, 62 Grange Grassings. Blue du Maine- 69 Woodside Cottage. Mule- 68 Ellenbank, 65 Swinside End, 64.50 Sneakyeat, 64.50 Bell Mount. Bluefaced Leicester- 67 Shatton Lodge. Scotch Blackface- 67 Ellenbank.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-   Texel – 96 Stargill Farm, 88 High Bewaldeth, 88 Isel Old Parks, 86 Shatton Lodge Farm, 84, 83 High Flatts, 84 Rose Farm, 82 Sneckyeat Farm.  Berrichon – 78 High Flatts.  Suffolk – 69 Fell Barrow, 60 East Farm, 58 Low Garth.  Mule – 67 Shatton Lodge Farm, 64 Isel Old Parks, 62 Sneckyeat Farm, 60 High Bewaldeth, 59 Low Stowbank, 56 Hurlbarrow.  Swaledale – 60 Segbushwell, 47 Sneckyeat Farm, 46 Meadowbank, 44 Kirkland House.  Bluefaced Leicester – 59 Lowthwaite.  Herdwick – 48 Sneckyeat Farm, 47 Skelsceugh Farm, 46 Grange Grassings, 44 Micklam Cottages.  Cheviot – 41 Cragg House Farm.  Scotch Blackface – 35, 33 Low Stowbank. 

Cast Rams (per head - £):-  Bleu du Maine – 100 Byresteads.  Texel – 99, 95 Greenlands, 95, 72 Isel Old Parks, 93 Millbeck Hall.  Bluefaced Leicester – 50 Hudson Place.  Herdwick – 40 The Oaks, 40 Skinner Street.