Primestock

30th October 2019

On Wednesday 30th October 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 45 cattle comprising 31 cull cattle and 14 prime bulls, 1525 prime sheep including 1202 lambs and cast 323 ewes and rams.

The top price for bulls was 193.5p paid twice for Limousins from Messrs Bowe, Mechi Farm, Blennerhasset and purchased by TL Fell.
The top price per head was £1594.58 paid to P & PI Walker & Son, Beech Croft for a Charolais cross bull.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin 193.5(2) Mechi, 180.5, 179.5 Hunday Farm, Charolais 186.5, 184.5 Beech Croft Simmental 183.5, 177.5 Ellen Bank  British Blue 176.5 Hunday Farm, 169.5, 168.5 Threapland Lees.  Angus 172.5 Threapland Lees Holstein Friesian 149.5, 139.5 Row Hall.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Charolais 1594.58, 1472.31 Beech Croft.  Limousin 1455.12, 1331.28 Mechi Farm, 1177.52, 1110.08 Hunday Farm.  Simmental 1278, 1269.82 Ellen Bank British Blue 1179.02, 1019.43 Threapland Lees. Angus 1040.18 Threapland Lees Holstein Friesian 905.97, 842.58 Row Hall.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-   British Blue 132.5 Waites Farm Limousin 125.5, 116.5 Stoney Howe. Angus 122.5, 121.5 Low Priorscales Holstein Friesian 116.5, 111.5 Waites Farm, 114.5, 110.5 Barnyard, 111.5 Threapland Lees, 109.5 Brackenbarrow, 104.5 Grange Farm, 104.5 Fairladies Farm. British Friesian 113.5, 107.5 Weary Hall Farm. Swedish Red 110.5 Fairladies Farm, 108.5, 107.5 Grange Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  British Blue 918.23 Waites Farm.  Holstein Friesian 963.46, 807.26 Waites Farm, 886.95 Brackenbarrow, 873.64, 850.85 Barnyard, 841.23 Fairladies Farm, 834.02 Threapland Lees, 815.10 Grange Farm.
Limousin 924.94, 838.80 Stoney Howe, 789.96 Elva Plain. Angus 957.42, 884.45 Low Priorscales.  Swedish Red 872.90, 768.18 Grange Farm, 744.77 Fairladies Farm.  British Friesian 806.25, 787.69 Weary Hall Farm. Holstein 692.25 Threapland Lees 

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs sold to a sharper trade and a top of £107 for Texels from G Gate, Hollins Farm, Eaglesfield. Top pence per kilo was 231.7p for Beltex Lambs from Messrs Powley, Green Marsh, Brisco.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):- Texel- 107, 103, 98 Hollins Farm, 106, 104.50, 100 High Moss, 105 Far End, 104, 100 High Low Hall, 100 Woodhall Brow, 100 High Flatts, 100 Punderland, 99 Overcroft.  Beltex- 105 Dockray Nook, 101, 95, 92 Green Marsh, 98 Braithwaite, 96 Dockray Nook. Suffolk- 84, 80 Scalesmoor, 79(2), 76 Frizington Hall, 77 Moor Platt. Mule- 85, 80.50 Beechcroft, 74 Sneckyeat, 73 Shatton Lodge. TexXHerd- 67.50 Grange Grassings, 67 Low Hall, 66.50 Row Brow Park, 66, 65.50 Brimmer Head, 64, 63.50 Winscales West. BFL- 87 Green Marsh. Rouge- 87 Crosshow. Kerry Hill- 65.50 Jenkins Cross. Badger Face – 63 Brimmer Head. 

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel- 223.4 Far End, 219.5 Braithwaite Farm, 217.4, 208 High Low Hall, 215.9 Green Marsh, 212.8 Woodhall Brow, 211,1 Lamplugh Hall, 200 High Moss, 200 Mayfield, 198.1 Hollins. Beltex- 231.7, 210.4 209.1 Green Marsh, 223.4 Dockray Nook, 192,2 Braithwaite Farm. Suffolk - 164.7 Scalesmoor, 164.1 Brackendene. Mule- 178.6 Ulcatrow, 154.8, 154.5 Beechcroft, 154.7 Jenkins Cross, 153.3 Kirkland House. TexXHerd- 188.6, 181.9 Brimmer Head, 186.8, 173 Winscales Farm West. Badger Face- 180 Brimmer Head.

A smaller entry maintained recent rates to a high of £139 for Texel Ewes from Messrs Stockdale, Crosshow, Maryport.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):- Texel 139 Crosshow Farm, 101 Stargill Farm, 100 Brimmer Head, 97 Mayfield, 96 Parsonage Farm, 94 Far End Farm, 91(2) Low Stowbank, 90 Little Moor. Cheviot 66 Lanefoot. Mule 59 Stargill, 57 Frizington Hall, 57 Riggingill, 57 Far End Farm, 57 Park House, 57 Sneck Yeat, 56 Whins Farm, 56 Rose Farm, 54 Row End Farm. Kerry 41 Kirkgate Farm.  Herdwick 36 Sneck Yeat, 35 Row Brow, 35 Grange Grassings, 34 Lanefoot, 34 Gatesgarth.  Swaledale 33 Frizington Hall, 31 Chapel House Farm.   

Cast Rams (per head - £):- Charollais 111 Kirkhouse.  Texel 90 Elva Plain.  Cheviot 61 Lanefoot.  Herdwick 48 Millbeck Hall.