Primestock

23rd October 2019

On Wednesday 23rd October 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 77 cattle comprising 68 cull cattle and 9 prime bulls, 1744 prime sheep including 1216 lambs and 528 cast ewes and rams.

A larger entry of cows met a brisk trade from the usual ring of buyers, the resulting trade was satisfactory, in line with the recent market trend. Bulls were forward in small numbers, well fleshed bulls were sought after with more required to meet buying demand.

A Limousin bull from J Pattinson & Son, Uldale Hall made top price per kilo at 182.5ppk selling to TL Fell. TA Byers, Ellenbank had a Simmental bull make top price per head at £1386.51 and also selling to TL Fell.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 182.50, 178.50 Uldale Hall. British Blue – 175.50 Ellenbank, 175.50, 171.50 East Mill Farm. Simmental – 169.50 Ellenbank British Friesian – 149.50 Uldale Hall.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Simmental – 1386.51 Ellenbank. British Blue – 1131.98 Ellenbank. 1081.08, 1078.74 East Mill. Limousin – 1069.22, 1065.80 Uldale Hall. Holstein Friesian – 857.67, 851.96 Grange Farm. British Friesian – 847.67 Uldale Hall. 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian – 129.50, 109.50 Burton House Farm, 119.50 Grange Farm, 101.50 Barnyard. British Blue – 118.50 Riggingill. Aberdeen Angus – 115.50 Low Godderthwaite, 112.50 Low Priorscales. Swedish Red – 112.50 Grange Farm. Simmental – 110.50 Baggra Yeat. Hereford – 107.50 Annfield. British Friesian – 104.50, 103.50 Weary Hall Farm. 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):- British Blue – 914.82 Riggingill, 785.84 Elva Plain. Simmental – 878.48 Baggra Yeat. Aberdeen Angus – 876.65 Low Godderthwaite, 822.38, 764.93 Low Priorscales.  Holstein Friesian – 872.83, 740.22 Burton House Farm, 755.62 Grange Farm, 762.03 Mayfield Farm, 747.04 Barnyard. British Friesian – 755.54, 736.92 Weary Hall Farm. Hereford – 747.13 Annfield. Swedish Red – 729 Grange Farm. 

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Holstein – 77.50 Mayfield. 
OTM Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Holstein – 861.03 Mayfield. 

Prime Sheep

Messrs Richardson, Low Garth made top price per kilo and per head with two separate lots, a single Beltex lamb made top per kilo 268.90ppk and also a pair of Beltex lambs making £128. Both have been purchased by Haighs Butchers, Workington. Overall average today of 160ppk a pleasing result for a mixed entry forward. Buyers looking to source well fleshed lambs. 

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex – 268.9, 264.4, 261.4, 261.2 Low Garth, 217.1 Prospect House Farm, 215.2, 214.5, 211.1, 207, 204.5 Green Marsh, 210.2 Eirinntalla, 208.7 Parkhouse Farm. Texel – 250 Row Brow Park, 240.9 Low Garth, 226.1 Eskett View, 222.2, 205.7, 192.2 Summerhill, 214.60 Burthwaite, 212.80, 205.4 Briary Bank, 205.8(2) Hollins Farm, 201.8 High Flatts, 200 Wardhall Guards, 194.4 Parkhouse Farm, 193.5 Swinside End Farm. Suffolk – 193 High Flatts. Texel X Herdwick – 180 Hollins, 178.40 Stone Ends, 174.30 Armaside Farm, 166, 164.30 Howbeck Lodge. Mule – 158 Howbeck Lodge, 153.30 Swinside End Farm.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):- Beltex – 128, 121, 119, 115 Low Garth, 103 Eirinntalla, 99, 95(2), 90, 89 Green Marsh, 96 Parkhouse Farm, 89 Prospect House Farm. Texel – 120 Wardhall Guards, 115, 100 Briary Bank, 113, 104 High Flatts, 110 Row Brow Park, 109, 100, 98 Summerhill, 107(2), 104 Hollins Farm, 106 Low Garth, 104 Eskett View, 103 Burthwaite. Suffolk – 108, 77 High Flatts, 86 Green Marsh, 81 Parkhouse Farm, 77 Scalesmoor, 74 Low House. Charollais – 82 Scalesmoor, 73 Corney Hall, 72 Causeway Foot. Mule – 76 Kirkland House, 72, 69.50 Howbeck Lodge, 70.50 Swinside End Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 74.50, 69 Howbeck Lodge, 70, 64.50 Armaside Farm, 67.50 Rowbrow Park, 66 Stone Ends, 65.50 Low Hall Farm, 65 Hinning House, 65 Grange Grassings.  

Cull Ewes (per head - £):- Texel – 125, 103, 97 Bolton Wood Lane, 124 Westwinds, 118, 116 Summerhill, 112 Strawberry How, 104 Hill Crescent, 92 Croft End. Beltex – 98 Green Marsh. Suffolk – 88 Croft House, 86 Stockbridge. Mule – 72 Salter Hall, 64 Bolton Wood Lane Farm. Herdwick – 42 Rowbrow Park, 39 Woodside Cottage, 38 East House. Swaledale – 40 How Hall, 40 Chapel House, 40 Low Stowbank, 39 Stockbridge.

Cast Rams (per head - £):- Beltex – 89, 82, 81, 78 Stephney Farm. Texel – 87, 84 Wardhall Guards, 87, 76 Parkhouse Farm, 83 Lane Foot, 82 Chapel House Farm, 74 Croft House Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 70 Tortolocate. Herdwick – 54(3) How Hall.