Primestock

4th December 2019

On Wednesday 4th December 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 40 cattle comprising 27 cull cattle and 13 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1996 prime sheep including 1677 lambs and 319 cast ewes and rams.

 

D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall had a tremendous Limousin bull making top price per head and per kilo at £1284.38, 205.50ppk which went on to be purchased by TL Fell. Cows sold to 148.5p or £1084 for a Limousin from BW Hewitson, Shatton Lodge.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 205.50, 185.50 Lamplugh Hall, 193.50 Uldale Hall. Simmental – 189.50 Ellenbank.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):- Limousin – 1284.38, 1224.30 Lamplugh Hall. British Blue – 1281.55 Ellenbank, 1069.69 East Mill Farm. Simmental – 1269.65 Ellenbank.

 

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

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):- Limousin – 1053, 1044.23 Hunday Farm.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 148.50 Shatton Lodge, 129.50 Cumblands Farm, 127.50 Rowbrow Park. Saler – 111.50, 107.50 Wythop Hall Farm. Holstein Friesian – 105.50 Croft House, 105.50 Burton House, 101.50. Norwegian Red – 95.50 Burton House. Belted Galloway – 90.50 Low Waterside Cottage.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):- Limousin – 1084.05 Shatton Lodge, 958.30, Cumblands Farm, 810.90 Rowbrow Park. Holstein Friesian – 773.32 Croft House Farm, 749.05 Burton House Farm. British Blue – 766.82 Rowbrow Park. Norwegian Red – 722.94 Burton House Farm. Saler – 704.68 Wythop Hall.

 

Prime Sheep

 

Prime Lambs sold dearer on the week to average 190p overall. A & L Gott, Prospect House Farm made top price per kilo with a pen of Beltex lambs at 250ppk being purchased by West Scottish Lamb. A Texel lamb made top price per head at £121 from E Clark & Son Ltd, Braithwaite Farm and sold to M Alam.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex – 250, 207 Prospect House Farm, 238.10 Green Marsh, 211.10 Wood Farm, 207.50 Croft End, 205.40 East Mill Farm. Texel – 239.50, 227.30 Green Marsh, 228.30 Braithwaite Farm, 222.70 Mayfield, 222.60, 222.40 Fieldside, 220.50, 219.20, 213.60 Greenbank Close, 220 Swinside End, 215.10 High Flatts, 214.60, 213.40 High Moss, 213.40 Crakeplace Hall. Mule – 213.90, 184.60 High Side Farm, 203.70 Hundith Hill Farm, 186.70 Beechcroft, 184.10 Swinside End, 183.30 Kirkland House. Suffolk – 209.10, 206.10, 190.60 Hill House, 204.30 Westray Farm, 191.30(2), 189.60 Hemplands Farm. Charollais – 202 Fairfield Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 200, 191.90 Armaside Farm, 200 Wescoe Farm, 192.20 Askhill, 190.90, 188 Sorrowstones, 189.80 Drigg Moorside, 187.50 Seathwaite Farm. Cheviot – 192 Seathwaite Farm. Herdwick – 175, 170 Knott Houses. Swaledale – 172.1 Beck Grange, 167.60 High Side Farm, 167.10 Swinside End Farm.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):- Texel – 121 Braithwaite Farm, 119, 111 Overcroft, 118, 109 Fieldside, 114 Greenbank Close, 114, 110 High Flatts, 113 Briary Bank, 109, 108 Hollins Farm, 108 High Moss, 108 Waverbank, 107 Hill Crescent. Suffolk – 111 High Flatts, 106 Greenbank Close, 100, 92 Hemplands Farm, 98 Grange Farm, 94 Westray Farm, 93 Sorrowstones, 92 Hill House. Beltex – 105, 100 Prospect House, 100 Green Marsh, 97, 92, 90 Croft End, 95 Crooklands Farm, 95 Wood Farm. Charollais – 96.50 High Bewaldeth. Cheviot – 94, 84.50 Seathwaite Farm, 81 Clea Hall. Mule – 91.50 Beechcroft, 88 Kirkland House, 83.50 Hundith Hill Farm, 83 Foxhouse Farm, 81 Swinside End. Texel X Herdwick – 87.50, 86.50, 84 Sorrowstones, 83.50 Drigg Moorside, 83 Prospect House, 82 Knott Houses, 75 Grange Grassings, 75 Seathwaite Farm. Herdwick- 77.50 Seathwaite. Swaledale ­– 74 Beck Grange, 68.50 Knott Houses.

 

A smaller show of ewes sold to an electric trade delighting vendors to a top of £141 for Texels from M Stockdale, Crosshow Farm. All classes much dearer on the week with fell ewes to £60 for Swaledales from P&PI Walker, Beechcroft. Swale Ewes averaged £45.33. Herdwick Ewes averaged £43.92 to a top of £59 from Skiddaw Crescent. Many more could have been well sold.

 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):- Texel – 141, 117 Crosshow Farm, 119, 104 Mayfield, 118 High Low Hall, 115 Croftfield House, 111 Grange Farm, 108 Woodhall, 107 East Mill, 105 High Low Hall. Suffolk – 102, 94 Cosshow Farm.  Zwartble – 84 Charolais. Mule – 77 High Low Hall, 71 Lake View. Swaledale – 60, 54 Beechcroft, 58 Far End Farm. Herdwick – 59 Skiddaw Crescent, 58 East House, 56 Seathwaite Farm, 56 Nook Farm, 53, 51 Far End.

 

Cast Rams (per head - £):- Texel – 121,105 ,101 NR Branthwaite Edge, 101 Woodhall Brow, 91 High Low Hall. Herdwick – 60 Knott Houses.