Primestock

11th December 2019

On Wednesday 11th December 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 69 cattle comprising 56 cull cattle, 5 prime bulls and 8 clean cattle, 1729 prime sheep including 1321 lambs and 408 cast ewes and rams.

 

Prime cattle sold to a top of 205.5p or £1417.95 for a Limousin Bull from D&MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall and purchased by Mr L Fell. Clean Cattle topped at 188.5p or £1222.73 for a dairy bred British Blue Steer from W Gray & Sons, East Mill purchased by Mr G Chapman.

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 187.50, 181.50 Hunday Farm.  British Blue – 175.50 Whinbank.

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1099.89, 1076.25 Hunday Farm.  British Blue – 1000.35 Whinbank.

 

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue – 188.50, 180.50, 178.50 East Mill Farm.  Limousin – 181.50 East Mill Farm.

 

Prime Steer (Top price per head - £):-  British Blue – 1222.73, 1217.71, 1208.45 East Mill Farm.  Limousin – 1107.15 East Mill Farm.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 205.50, 193.50 Lamplugh Hall.  Simmental – 200 Ellenbank.  British Blue – 194.50 Ellenbank.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1417.95, 1238.40, 1226.79 Lamplugh Hall.  Simmental – 1330 Ellenbank.  British Blue – 1250.64

 

An improved entry of Cast Cows met a good trade topping at 148.5p twice; firstly for a Limousin from JP Lister, Oughterside Mill which was top gross at £1150.88. And then again for another Limousin from AG&KF Nicholson, Swinside End. Black and Whites topped at 130.5p from Messrs Cook, High House. Top gross for Black and Whites was £880.38 from CW&DE Bushby, Watson Hill.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 148.50, 129.50, 117.50, 116.50 Oughterside Mill, 148.50 Swinside End, 120.50 Stockbridge, 117.50 Corn How.   Holstein Friesian – 130.50, 107.50 High House, 109.50 Watson Hill, 109.50, 102.50 Threapland Lees, 108.50, 102.50 Barnyard, 106.50 Hodgson Green.  British Blue – 124.50 Oughterside Mill.  Aberdeen Angus – 120.50 Stockbridge.  Luing – 119.50 Muncaster Head.  Simmental – 117.50 Muncaster Head.  Holstein – 106.50 Bouch House Farm, 104.50 Marlborough Hall.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1150.88, 1013.99, 897.05 Oughterside Mill, 974.16 Swinside End, 815.79 Stockbridge, 814.28 Corn How.  British Blue – 937.49 Oughterside Mill.  Holstein Friesian – 880.38 Watson Hill, 807.24 Barnyard, 785.40 East Farm, 782.08, 777.45 Threapland Lees.  Holstein – 815.79 Bouch House, 758.67 Marlborough Hall.  Simmental – 813.10 Muncaster Head.  Luing – 788.70 Muncaster Head.  Aberdeen Angus – 771.20 Stockbridge.

 

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 111.50 Hall Waberthwaite. 

  

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs sold to another great trade topping at £125 for a Texel Lamb from Messrs Fraser, High Flatts. Top pence per kilo was 256.8p for Beltex Lambs from AC Gott, Burton House Farm. Mule Lambs good to sell topping at £96 (52kg) for a pen from JE&A Wilson, Far End. Light Lambs and Fell Lambs again in demand upto 181.5p for Swaledales from WCG Holdings, Eirinntalla and 180.6p for Herdwicks from P Bland & J Barnes, Knott Houses.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex- 256.8 Burton House, 237.8 Bolton Wood Lane, 235.3 Overcroft, 231.6, 225 Green Marsh, 225.6, 222 Cherry Tree House. Texel- 230.6, 227.5 High Low Hall, 220.8, 215.7 Bolton Wood Lane, 219.3 High Flatts, 208.3 Beechcroft. TexXHerd- 201 Brimmer Head, 196.5 Row Brow Park, 192.6 Burnthwaite, 189.8 Low Hall Farm, 187.8 Mosser Mains, 186 Bellhouse, 185.2 Sneckyeat, 185.1 Outgang. Charollais- 198.8 Fairfield, 195.6 Bolton Wood Lane. Cheviot- 195.9 Clea Hall. Suffolk- 192.9 Scales Farm, 192.2 Brackendene, 187.7 Far End, 186.7 High Flatts, 186.4 Strawberry How. Mule- 186.4 Langhorn, 185 Kirkland House, 184.9 Sneckyeat, 184.7 Beechcroft, 184.6, 182.6 Far End, 184.1 Mosser Mains, 183 Swinside End, 182 Frizington Hall.  Swaledale- 181.50 Eirinntalla, 173.4 Swinside End, 168.1 Seathwaite.

Herdwick- 180.6, 177 Knott Houses, 171.6, 171.3 Nook Farm.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):-  Texel – 125, 116, 109 High Flatts, 116, 113 High Low Hall, 110, 106(2) Bolton Wood Lane, 108, 105, 99 Hollins, 101 Far End, 100, 98 Beechcroft, 98 Tarn Bank. Beltex – 120, 100 Overcroft, 118 Burton House, 107, 93 Bolton Wood Lane, 102 Burton House, 99 Swinside End, 94, 93 Green Marsh, 92 Greengill, 92 Rose Farm. Suffolk- 99 Far End, 98.50 Frizington Hall, 97, 92 Bolton Wood Lane, 93 Waites Farm, 91.50 High Flatts, 91 Sale Fell House. Mule- 96 Far End, 92.50 Kirkland House, 91 Frizington Hall, 90.50 Beechcroft. Charollais- 88 Bolton Wood Lane.  Texel X Herdwick- 84.50 Row Brow Park, 83.50 Low Hall Farm, 81.50 Sneckyeat, 80 Micklam Cottages, 80 Bell House. Cheviot – 72.50 Clea Hall, 71.50 Strudda Bank. Herdwick- 68.50, 63.50 Nook Farm, 65.50, 65 Knott Houses, 60.50 Clea Hall. Swaledale- 64.50 Strudda Bank, 60.50 Seathwaite, 60 Eirinntalla.

 

Cast ewes another strong trade upto £121 for Texels from R Barnes, Whitekeld. Fell sheep upto £68 for Herdwicks from S Palmer, Winscales. Herdwick Ewes averaged a staggering £50.70.

 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 121, 90 Robin Hood, 107 Brimmer Head, 103 Parsonage Farm, 96, 93, 92 Beckhouse Farm, 95 Corn How, 94 Boonwood Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 93 Mosser Mains, 91 Cherrytree House.   Mule – 75 Parsonage Farm, 74 Beckhouse Farm, 70 Summerhill, 69 Boonwood Farm.  Herdwick – 68 Tarn Bank, 57 Low Hall Farm, 54.50 Nook Farm, 54 Frizington Hall, 54 Wha House, 54, 53 Clea Hall, 53 Grange Grassings, 51.50 Plumbland Farm.  Cheviot – 63.50, 61, 60, 57.50 Low Stowbank.  Swaledale – 60.50, 57 Uldale Hall, 55 Sneckyeat Farm, 54 Frizington Hall, 49.50 Horsemoor Hills.

 

Cast Rams (per head - £):-  Texel – 121 Summerhill, 104 Fitz Farm, 96 Muncaster Home Farm.  Bluefaced Leicester – 115 Beechcroft, 80 Burblethwaite.  Beltex – 87 Burthwaite, 80 Low Stowbank. Suffolk – 79 Wilkinsyke Farm.