Primestock

6th November 2019

On Wednesday 6th November 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 67 cattle comprising 42 cull cattle and 25 prime bulls, 2136 prime sheep including 1702 lambs and 434 cast ewes and rams.

 

Messrs P & PI Walker & Son, Beechcroft made top price per head with a superb Charolais bull selling at £1524 and being purchased by TL Fell. A Limousin bull from D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall made top price per kilo at 201.50ppk also being purchased by TL Fell.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 201.50, 188.50 Lamplugh Hall, 180.50 (x2), 178.50 Hunday Farm. Charolais – 200, 189.50 Beechcroft.  British Blue – 195.50 Ellenbank, 185.50 (x2), 182.50 Threapland Lees.  Holstein Friesian – 172.50 Threapland Lees, 162.50 Lamplugh Hall, 167.50 East Mill, 153.50 Lodge Farm.  Simmental – 168.50 Ellenbank.  Swedish Red – 149.50 South View.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Charolais – 1524, 1383.35 Beechcroft.  .  Limousin – 1315.80, 1187.55 Lamplugh Hall, 1022.81, 985.53, 913.33 Hunday Farm.    Simmental – 1272.18 Ellenbank.  British Blue – 1145.63 Ellenbank, 1043.29, 1018.40 East Mill, 1020.25, 972.73 Threapland Lees.  Swedish Red – 920.92 South View.  Holstein Friesian – 918.13 Lamplugh Hall, 917.70 Threapland Lees, 851.50 South View, 805.88 Lodge Farm.    

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 120.50 Croft End, 117.50, 114.50, 109.50 Crakeplace Hall, 108.50 Windergill, 100.50 Fold Head Farm.  British Friesian – 120.50, 113.50 Weary Hall Farm, 95.50 Causeway Foot.  Swedish Red – 120.50, 118.50 Grange Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 115.50 Grange Farm, 106.50 Hunday Farm, 103.50, 98.50 Waites Farm, 96.50, 94.50 Burton House Farm, 90.50 Woodend.  Holstein 103.50, 84.50 Park House, 95.50, 72.50 Threapthwaite Farm.  Montbeliarde – 108.50 Outgang Farm.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  British Friesian – 879.65, 708.24 Weary hall Farm, 588.28 Causeway Foot.  Limousin – 876.04 Croft End, 808.40, 772.88 Crakeplace Hall.  Holstein Friesian – 841.35 Hunday Farm, 809.37, 805.73 Waites Farm, 770.39 Grange Farm, 676.62, 661.03 Burton House Farm, 672.42 Woodend. Swedish Red – 782.10, 762.77 Grange Farm.  Holstein – 698.63 Park House, 658.95 Threapthwaite Farm.  Montbeliarde – 651 Outgang Farm. 

 

Prime Sheep

With an improved show of numbers and quality all classes proved much better to sell resulting in an average of 180ppk. All vendors went home delighted and more could have been well sold. Leading price per kilo was achieved by Messrs I Powley, Green Marsh with a shapely Beltex lamb at 238.8ppk purchased by Vivers. Top price per head was accomplished by 3 vendors at £115 JA Nanson & Son, Sorrowstones, G Gate, Hollins Farm & A Ashburner, Summerhill.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex – 238.80, 213.50, 209.10 Green Marsh, 215.70 High Flatts. Texel – 235.40 Green Marsh, 224.40, 213.60 Prospect House Farm, 222.10 Swinside End, 221.20, 220, 213, 209.10 Summerhill, 220.90 Hillgreen, 220.40 Birkett Mire, 215.90 Grange Farm, 215.10, 210.50 Wood Farm, 212.50 Riggingill, 211 Scales Farm, 209.80 High Moss,209.50 Thrang Cragg. Suffolk – 211.80 Bolton Wood Lane, 184 Thrang Cragg, 178.40 Strawberry How, 174.50 Scales Farm. Bleu Du Maine – 194.70 Croftside Farm. Cheviot – 193 Croft House. Texel X Herdwick – 189.50 Hollins, 186.50 Branthwaite Rigg Barn, 186 Low Hall Farm, 182.90 Fell Barrow, 180.60 Eirinntalla, 177.40 Hayes Castle. Mule – 188.10 Wood Farm, 176.20 Carlisle Gate, 175.50 Mosser Mains Farm, 173.30 Segbushwell, 172.40 Kirkland House. Bluefaced Leicester – 181 Mosser Mains Farm. Herdwick – 171.70, 169.40 Howside. Swaledale – 153.60 Birkett Mire.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):- Texel – 115, 112 Hollins Farm, 115, 110 Summerhill, 115, 108(2) Sorrowstones, 109, 101 High Moss, 108, 104(2) Birkett Mire, 105, 102 High Flatts, 104 Midtown Farm, 104 Grange Farm, 102 Beckhouse Farm, 101 Bolton Wood Lane. Beltex – 111, 95.50, 92 Green Marsh, 110 High Flatts. Suffolk – 108 Bolton Wood Lane, 90 Midtown Farm, 86.50 Thrang Cragg, 85 Scalesmoor, 85 Sorrowstones, 82 Scales Farm, 80.50 Waites Farm. Dutch Texel – 96, 90 Corney Hall. Bleu Du Maine – 91.50 Croftside Farm. Mule – 86 Mosser Mains, 85, 82 Beechcroft, 84.50 Kirkland House, 79 Wood Farm. Charollais – 83.50 Hillgreen. Cheviot – 83 Croft House. Texel X Herdwick – 80, 77 Low Hall Farm, 76.50, 73 Grange Grassings, 75 Bouch House, 74.50 Hayes Castle, 74, 70 Beck Farm, 72 Hollins. Bluefaced Leicester – 76 Mosser Mains Farm. Swaledale – 64.50 Birkett Mire. Herdwick – 52.50, 51.50 Howside.

 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):- Texel – 106 Croftlands, 100 Hill Green, 100 Summerhill, 100, 95 Sycamore House, 93 Woodside Cottage, 92, 91 Prospect House Farm, 88 High Moss, 86 Chapel Howe.  Mule – 77 Bleabank, 68, 61 Strawberry How, 67 Corney Hall, 63 High Moss, 63 Riggingill.  Suffolk – 63 East House.  Texel X Herdwick – 59, 50 Sorrowstones, 50 Stool End, 47 Row Farm, 46 Burblethwaite. Cheviot – 56(2) Corney Hall, 54, 52 Low Stowbank, 53 Yew Tree Farm.  Swaledale – 54 Low House, 52 Strawberry How, 46 Low Priorscales, 46 Low Stowbank.  Herdwick – 50 Low Hall, 49 East House, 44 Stool End, 42 Nook Farm, 41 Foxhouse Farm. Jacob – 45 Wha House Farm.  

 

Cast Rams (per head - £):- Bluefaced Leicester – 100, 91 Mosser Mains Farm. Texel – 94 Blue Dial. Herdwick – 53 Clea Hall, 49 Glencoyne Farm. Badgerfaced – 51 Bleawath Farm. Kerryhill – 49 Middlegill Farm. Jacob – 44 Bleawath Farm. Swaledale – 44 Scalderskew.