Primestock

13th November 2019

On Wednesday 13th November 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 47 cattle comprising 33 cull cattle, 10 prime bulls and 4 clean cattle, 2500 prime sheep including 1905 lambs and 595 cast ewes and rams.

 

All classes well bid for providing pleasing returns. Top price of 197.5p or £1425.95 for a Charolais Bull from P&PI Walker & Son, Beechcroft. Cows sold to 144.5p for a Limousin from Messrs Miller, Allerby Hall. Top gross for cows was £953.79 for a Charolais from T&D Langcake, Isel Old Parks.

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 183.50, 180.50 Hunday Farm.

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1043.29, 1027.60 Hunday Farm.

 

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue – 175.50 Overcroft.  Limousin – 170.50 Strawberry How.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Charolais – 197.50 Beechcroft.  Simmental – 187.50, 173.50 Ellenbank.  British Blue – 187.50 Lowca Cottage, 185.50, 181.50, 180.50 East Mill, 184.50 Uldale Hall.  Holstein – 144.50 Lowca Cottage.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Charolais – 1425.95 Beechcroft.  Simmental – 1327.50, 1214.50 Ellenbank.  British Blue – 1188.18 Uldale Hall, 1052.70, 1025.82, 1014.41 East Mill, 1025.63 Lowca Cottage. Holstein – 816.43 Lowca Cottage.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 144.50, 126.50 Allerby Hall.  British Blue – 127.50, 126.50 Gibbtarn Farm.  British Friesian – 116.50, 108.50 Weary Hall.  Simmental – 115.50 Lanefoot.  Charolais – 114.50 Isel Old Parks.  Aberdeen Angus – 114.50 Row End.  Holstein – 113.50 Lowca Cottage, 112.50 Gibbtarn.  Swedish Red – 111.50, 105.50 Grange Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 97.50 Grange Farm, 92.50 Hill Green.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Charolais – 953.79 Isel Old Parks.  Limousin – 953.70, 817.74, 766.59 Allerby Hall, 775.26 Eastlands, 723.48 Whitestones. Aberdeen Angus – 938.95 Row Head.  British Blue – 934.58, 862.73 Gibbtarn Farm.  Holstein – 903.38 Gibbtarn, 848.98 Lowca Cottage.  British Friesian – 788.71, 711.76 Weary Hall.  Swedish Red – 767.12, 657.27 Grange Farm.  Simmental – 765.77 Lanefoot.  Holstein Friesian – 658.60 Hill Green, 633.75 Grange Farm.

 

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Aberdeen Angus – 109.50 Aikbank.

OTM Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Aberdeen Angus – 1029.30 Aikbank.

 

Prime Sheep

All classes were a flying trade with the national lift in demand certainly being felt here at Cockermouth ensuring all vendors went home delighted. Top pence per kilo was 255.3p for a pen of Beltex Lambs from AJ Wood, Woodhall Brow. Top price per head was £123 for a shapely Texel lamb from F Gate, Sally Hill. Butchers lambs in extreme demand with many pens selling in excess of £110. Light lambs also keenly sought after with pen after pen selling at 190-200ppk.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Beltex- 255.3 Woodhall Brow, 232.6, 227 Green Marsh, 222.2 Braithwaite Farm, 218.6 High Moss.  Texel- 239.6, 221.7 Braithwaite Farm, 234, 230, 225, 220.5 Fieldside Farm, 229.8 Rietfontein, 229.2 Robin Hood, 226.4 Overcroft, 225, 221.6 Greenhill, 222.2 Smaithwaite, 221.3 Seafield House, 221.3 Scales Farm, 220.9 Asby Farm, 220.4 High Flatts, 219.5 Brackendene.  Texel X Herdwick- 206.9 Knott Houses, 197.3 Branthwaite Rigg, 196.9 Howside, 193.1 Fell Barrow, 190 Winscales West, 188.4 Grange Grassings.

Charollais- 202.7 Stybeck, 202.2 Drigg Moorside.  Suffolk- 195.7 Scales Farm, 192 Croft House.  Mule- 189.4 Whinnah Lodge, 186.1 Low Waterside Cottage, 181.1 Knott Houses, 175.5 Kirkland House, 175 Mosser Heights.  Herdwick- 171.7 Howside.  Swaledale- 160.5 Knott Houses, 158.6 Birkett Mire, 155.9 Gill Brow, 155.9 Flimby Hall.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):-  Texel- 123 Sally Hill, 121, 120 Hollins, 120 Overcroft, 119 High Flatts, 117 Upmanby, 116 East Mill, 115 Greengill, 115 Braithwaite Farm, 115 Fieldside, 113 Crfot End, 110 Fieldside, 110 Robin Hood.

Beltex- 120 Woodhall Brow, 100, 90 Green Marsh, 94 High Moss.  Suffolk- 94, 90.50 Hemplands, 92 Scales Farm, 84.50 Croft House.  Charollais- 93 Drigg Moorside.  Mule- 93 Rietfontein, 82.50 Hilltop, 82.50 Kirkland House, 81 Shatton Lodge, 81 Frizington Hall, 78.50 Burthwaite, 78.50 Swinside End, 77 Low House, 77 Mosser Heights.  Texel X Herdwick- 87.50 Foxhouse, 81 Grange Grassings, 76 Seafield House, 74.50 Knott Houses, 74.50 Low Hall, 73.50 Low Waterside Cottage, 73 Rowbrow Park, 73 Branthwaite Rigg.  Blue du Maine- 85 Wardhall Guards.  Kerry Hill- 85 Low Hall.  Cheviot- 78 Stonecroft.  Swaledale- 61 Knott Houses, 59, 55.50 Birkett Mire, 53 Gill Brow, 53 Flimby Hall, 52.50 Muncaster Head.  Herdwick- 53 Swinside End, 51.50 Howside.

 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Beltex -130, 119, 118, 115, 103, 100, 95 Stephney Farm.  Texel- 104,93 Sycamore House, 101 Bothel Craggs, 99 Blue Dial, 99 Walkhurst Cottage, 95,93 Sandhills Farm, 95 Seafeild House, 94 Eirintalla, 91 Hundith Hill Farm.  Charollais- 100,99 Walkhurst Cottage.  Suffolk – 94 Blue Dial.  Bluefaced Leicester – 78 Shatton Lodge.  Cheviot- 75 Sherriff, 58 Bridge End, 57 Cragg House,54 Simonscales, 54 Stonecroft.  Mule- 68 Eirintalla, 67,66 Clappers, 66.50 Shatton Lodge,65,62 Far End, 62 Station House.  Texel X Herdwick- 59 WCG Holdings Setlements.  Swaledale- 50 Stockhow Hall, 49 Shatton Lodge,47 Eirintalla, 47,46 Seafeild House, 47 Muncaster Head, 45 Cathow.  Herdwick- 47 Stephney Farm,46,43 Sunley,45 Low Hall,44 Sneckyeat,43.50 East House,42.50 Grange Grassings.  Scottish Blackface- 46,37 Low Stowbank.

 

Cast Rams (per head - £):-  Texel- 111,95 Blue Dial,103 Simonscales, 99 Croftfield House.  Charollais- 68 Woodend.  Herdwick- 53 Seatoller Farm, 47.50 Simonscales Mill.