Primestock

27th November 2019

On Wednesday 27th November 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 69 cattle comprising 49 cull cattle, 14 prime bulls and 6 clean cattle, 2163 prime sheep including 1725 lambs and 438 cast ewes and rams.

 

Top price of 194.5p was achieved for a Charolais Heifer from TB Stamper & Sons, Rose Farm. Clean to £1174 for another also from TB Stamper & Sons. Prime Bulls topped at 188.5p for a Limousin from TA Byers, Ellenbank. Top gross was £1329 for a Simmental Bull also from TA Byers, Ellenbank. Cast Cows topped at 139.5p for a Blonde Cow from Messrs JN&A Woodend, Hyton Farm. Top gross was £995.44 for a British Blue from Messrs Scott, Mid Farm. Dairy cows sold to 137.5p for a Swedish Red & White from JA Mounsey & Son, Grange Farm. Holstein Friesians to £962.29 from B Burrough, Waites Farm.

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Charolais – 194.50,187.50,185.50 Rose Farm. British Blue – 188.50 Rose Farm, 181.50,179.50 Hunday Farm.

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):- Charolais – 1174.22,1081.42 Rose Farm. British Blue – 1105.72,1061.78 Hunday Farm, 1051.83 Rose Farm.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 188.50 Ellenbank, 181.50, 179.5, 178.5 South View,.  Simmental – 170.50 Ellenbank. British Blue - 177.50 Threapland lees, 177.50 Lowca Cottage Farm.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Simmental – 1329.90 Ellenbank. Limousin – 1244.10 Ellenbank, 1038.18 South View.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Blonde – 139.5, 110.50 Hyton Farm. Swedish Red & White – 137.5, 120.5 Grange Farm, 106.50 Pelutho Grange. British Blue – 119.50 Mid Farm. Limousin – 116.50 Baggra Yeat. Holstein Friesian – 116.50 Waites Farm, 99.50 High House, 97.50 Tallentire Hill Farm, 94.50 Croft House Farm. Beef Shorthorn – 109.50,104.50 High Bewaldeth. British Friesian – 107.50 Harrington Parks, 105.5 Weary Hall Farm. Brown Swiss – 105.50 Hodgson Green. Holstein – 105.5 Lowca Cottage.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):- British Blue – 995.44 Mid Farm. Beef Shorthorn – 897.90 High Bewaldeth. Holstein Friesian – 962.29 Waites Farm, 864.83 Tallentire Hill, 798.99,727.43 High House. Swedish Red & White – 881.82 Pelutho Grange, 877.25 Grange Farm. Blonde – 850.95, 800.02 Hyton Farm. Limousin – 753.36 Muncaster Head Farm. British Friesian – 751.16 Weary Hall Farm, 735.30 Harrington Parks. Brown Swiss – 727.95 Hodgson Green. Holstein – 756.15 Lowca Cottage.

 

Prime Sheep

A good entry of 1725 lambs sold to another great trade pleasing vendors. Top price of £105 was paid on two occasions, firstly for a Texel from Messrs Crozier & Langcake, High Moss; and then again for a Suffolk from Messrs Fraser, High Flatts. Top pence per kilo was 256.4p for a Beltex lamb from Messrs I Powley, Green Marsh.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Beltex 256.4, 247.4, 236.6 Green Marsh, 220 Woodhall Brow. Texel 247.5, 216.7 Park House, 228 High Moss, 227.5 Stargill, 226.8 Parsonage, 225.6 Woodhall Brow, 220 Fold Head, 216.3 Croftside. Suffolk 201.2 Croft House, 191.3 Clea Hall, 187.8, 184.4 Strawberry How, 187.5 High Flatts, 183.8 Hollin Head. Tex X Herd 198.6, 191.7 Orthwaite Hall, 187.5 Branthwaite Rigg, 185.7 Row Brow Park, 184.9 Grange Grassings, 184.2 Hollin Head. Cheviot 197.3 Clea Hall, 185.3 Stonecroft.  Mule 185.2 Segbushwell, 184.9 Swinside End, 184.4 Frizington Hall, 183.3 Low House, 181.7 Carlisle Gate, 180.2 Burthwaite. Swaledale 173.9 Sneckyeat.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):-  Texel  105, 93.50, 91  High Moss, 99 Park House, 98, 97, 95 Wardwarrow, 96 Quarry Bank, 93 Salter Hall,  93 Parsonage, 93, 90 Croftside, 92.50 Woodhall Brow, 92 High Flatts, 92 Far End Farm,  91 The How, 91 Stargill, 90.50 Beck House, 90.50 Fairladies, 90 Woodhall Brow, 90 Woodend, 90 Quarry Bank. Suffolk  105 High Flatts, 90 Fairladies Farm, 90 Beech Croft, 88, Clea Hall, 88, 85.50 Ryhola Meadows, 86.50 Croft House (Jackson) 85.50 Woodhall Brow. Beltex 100, 97, 96.50 Green Marsh, 94.50 Beck House. Mule 87, 85 Beechcroft, 84 Kirkland House, 83 Sneckyeat, 83 Frizington Hall, 82.50 Low House, 81.50 Whinnerah, 81.50 Segbushwell, 81 Brackendene. Cheviot 83 Stonecroft. Texel x Herdwick 79.50 Grange Grassings, 78 Row Brow Park. Swaledale 76.50 Sneckyeat. Herdwick 66 Barfield.

 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-   Texel – 107 Rietfontein, 99,96,93 Holmerigg, 93 Shatton Lodge, 93 Frizington Hall. Beltex – 103,81 Rietfontein.  Cheviot – 85,55 Whitekeld, 60 Stybeck Farm, 57 Cragg House, 55 Hollins, 55 Strudda Bank. Lleyn – 83 Rietfontein.  Mule – 70 Frizington Hall, 69 Shatton Lodge, 66 Beechcroft.  Bluefaced Leicester – 66 Bell Mount.  Herdwick – 58 Hollin Head, 54 Seathwaite Farm, 51 Mireside, 47 East Townend, 45.50 Sneckyeat Farm, 45.50 Grange Grassings, 45 Stybeck Farm, 44 Easthwaite Farm. Texel X Herwick – 57 Hollins. Swaledale – 53,51 Shatton Lodge, 50 Beechcroft, 50 Hollin Head, 48 Newsham, 48 Frizington Hall, 45 Wythop Hall, 44 Brackendene.

 

Cast Rams (per head - £):- Texel – 121,114,111,94 Salter Hall. Beltex – 111,91 Parkhouse Farm, 94 Green Marsh. Bluefaced Leicester – 109 Bell Mount, 78 Wythop Hall. Swaledale – 60,54 Fell End. Herdwick – 57 Wha House Farm, 50 Miller Place Farm.