Primestock

20th November 2019

On Wednesday 20th November 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 48 cattle comprising 39 cull cattle and 9 prime bulls and prime cattle, 2013 prime sheep including 1539 lambs and 474 cast ewes and rams.

 

Prime Bulls sold to recent rates topping at £1516 for a Limousin Bull from G&AE Marrs, Cathow. Top pence per kilo was 194.5p for a Simmental Bull from TA Byers, Ellenbank. Cast Cows sold slightly dearer on the week to a top of £1098 or 129.5p for a South Devon from JD&H Wilson, Whitestones. A good run of fed cows from JP Lister, Oughterside Mill topped at £1092 or 128.5p. Black and Whites topped at 111.5p for a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Greening, Waverbank.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Simmental – 194.50 Ellenbank.  Limousin – 189.50 Cathow.  Highland – 173.50 Howbeck Lodge. Holstein Friesian – 141.50 Brow Top Farm.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):- Limousin – 1516 Cathow, 1024.48 Todhills.  Simmental – 1322.60 Ellenbank.  Highland – 1167.66 Howbeck Lodge.  British Blue – 1139.20 Ellenbank. Holstein Friesian – 843.68 Todhills.

 

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue – 178.50, 172.50 East Mill.

 

Prime Steer (Top price per head - £):- British Blue – 1155.75,1138.83 East Mill.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  South Devon- 129.50 Whitestones.

 Limousin – 128.50, 121.50 Oughterside Mill, 121.50 Terrace Farm.  British Blue- 127.50,126.50 Oughterside Mill, 124.50,114.50 Wythop Hall.  Blonde – 117.50 Woodside Farm.  Simmental – 116.50 Croftside, 116.50 Muncaster Head. Luing – 114.50 Muncaster Head. Holstein Friesian – 111.50 Waverbank, 110.50 Grange Farm, 105.50 Burton House, 105.50 Watson Hill, 104.50 Barnyard.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):- South Devon – 1098.16 Whitestones. Limousin – 1092.25, 877.23 Oughterside Mill, 828.80 Muncaster Head, 792.18 Terrace Farm. British Blue – 1053.75, 1017.45 Oughterside Mill, 930.02 Wythop Hall. Simmental – 928.51 Croft Side, 908.70 Muncaster Head. Holstein Friesian – 871.53 Barnyard, 854.09 Waverbank, 801.80, 723.87 Watson Hill, 803.34 Burton House, 781.24 Grange Farm. Blonde – 840.13 Woodside farm. Luing – 828.98 Muncaster Head Farm. Swedish Red & White – 796.70 Grange Farm. British Friesian – 758.03 Weary Hall.

 

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin - 115.50 Waverbank.

OTM Bull (Top price per head - £):- Limousin – 1041.81 Waverbank.

 

Prime Sheep

A decent entry sold to another flying trade resulting in an overall average of 190ppk. All classes in keen demand to a top of £124 for a pair of Beltex Lambs from Messrs Richardson, Low Garth. Top pence per kilo was 268.6p for Beltex Lambs from Messrs I Powley, Green Marsh.

Light Lambs sold dearer again on the week with pen after pen 200ppk+.

Many more lambs of all classes could have been well sold.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex – 268.60, 253.50, 237.20, 226.20 Green Marsh, 228, 224.40 Hillgreen, 223.10 High Side. Texel – 258.30, 254.20, 245.80, 236.70 Low Garth, 242.20, 225, 223.70, 219 Fieldside, 228.60 Hollins Farm, 227.30 Prospect House, 222 Brackendene, 219.50 High Moss. Bleu Du Maine – 211 Woodside Cottage. Charollais – 206 Scalesmoor, 195.30 High Bewaldeth, 190 Fairfield Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 205.90, 205.70 Branthwaite Rigg Barn, 203 Orthwaite Hall, 202.90 Miller Place, 202.90 East House, 197 Pica Cottages, 195.10 Woodside Cottage, 194.70 Beck Farm. Cheviot – 194.30 Stone Ends, 189.70 Hinning House. Suffolk – 194.30, 190.20, 189.10, 188.90 Fairfield Farm, 192.10 Bolton Wood Lan, 192 Causeway Foot, 190.20 High Flatts, 190 Brackendene. Scotch Blackface – 194.10 Hinning House. Mule – 189.30, 183.30 Fairfield Farm, 188.40 Swinside End, 182.20 Mosser Mains, 180.50 High Side, 180.20 High Bewaldeth. Bluefaced Leicester – 187 Hinning House. Herdwick – 183.80 Seathwaite Farm, 171.40 Miller Place Farm. Swaledale – 171.10 High Side, 162.50 Hinning House. Lincoln Longwool – 159.80, 159.20 Kemplerigg.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):- Texel – 124, 122, 118, 116 Low Garth, 115, 109 Overcroft, 114, 112, 111 Hollins, 113 Robin Hood, 110 High Moss, 109 Fieldside. Beltex ­– 109, 100, 95, 94, 92.50 Green Marsh, 101, 93.50 Hill Green. Bluefaced Leicester – 101 Hinning House. Suffolk – 97 High Flatts, 94, 86.50 Frizington Hall, 90 Scalesmoor, 87(2), 85.50 Fairfield Farm, 85.50 Brackendene. Bleu Du Maine – 86.50 Woodside Cottage. Charollais – 86.50 Scalesmoor, 85 Fairfield Farm, 84 High Bewaldeth. Texel X Herdwick – 84 Plumbland Farm, 81 Grange Grassings, 80 Woodside Cottage, 78.50 Rowbrow Park, 77(2) Micklam Cottages, 75 East House, 74 Beck Farm. Mule – 83.50 Hill Top, 82.50, 79.50 Fairfield Farm, 82 Mosser Mains, 81 Swinside End, 79 Hinning House. Lincoln Longwool – 81.50, 78 Kemplerigg. Cheviot – 74.50 Thornholme, 74 Hinning House, 73.50 Stonecroft. Scotch Blackface – 67 Thornholme, 66 Hinning House. Swaledale – 65 High Side, 65 Hinning House. Herdwick – 62.50 Seathwaite Farm, 60 Miller Place Farm, 60 Thornholme.

 

Cast Ewes continue to sell at pleasing rates with all classes in demand. Top of £120 for a pair of Texel Ewes from A Ashburner, Summerhill. Fell ewes to £53 for  a pen of 29 Herdwicks from P Edmondson, Seathwaite Farm.

 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):- Texel- 120, 105 Summerhill, 104 Wardhall, 96 Burton House, 96 Wardhall Guards, 92 Prospect House, 90 Braithwaith Farm, 90 Sunley Mill, 90 Cherrytree House. Suffolk- 86 Scalesmoor, 85 Burton House. 

Blue Faced Leicester- 80 High Bewaldeth. Zwartble- 69 High Side.  Mule- 67 Low Waterside Cottage, 64 Mid Farm.   Herdwick- 53 Seathwaite Farm, 46 Glencoyne Farm, 45.50 Ponsonby Old Hall, 45 Miller Place Farm, 44 Sunley Mill house.   Swaledale – 49 Kirkland House, 48 Askhill, 47 Low Kinmont, 47 High Side, 44 Thornholme, 44 Glencoyne Farm, 40 Low House.  Scottish Black Face- 47.50 Low Stowbank.

 

Cast Rams (per head - £):-   Texel- 105, 101 Muncaster Home Farm.