Primestock

18th December 2019

On Wednesday 18th December 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 49 cattle comprising 32 cull cattle and 17 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2686 prime sheep including 1993 prime lambs, 509 cast ewes and rams and 184 Store Lambs.

 

Another decent entry of prime cattle topped at 204.5p or £1521.48 for a Limousin Bull from D&MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall. Prime Steers to 190.5p for an Aberdeen Angus from TW West, Whinbank. Cast Cows topped at 148.5p or £1157.35 for a Limousin from R&S Purdham, Low Boonwood. Black and whites to 109.5p from Messrs Greening, Waverbank. Top gross for Black and Whites was £856.90 for a Friesian from W&EV Walker & Son, Newbiggin.

 

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Aberdeen Angus – 190.50 Whinbank.  British Blue – 185.50, 180.50 East Mill.

 

Prime Steer (Top price per head - £):-  British Blue – 1149.79, 1124.13 East Mill.  Aberdeen Angus – 948.69 Whinbank.

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Shorthorn – 174.50 Whinbank.

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  British Shorthorn – 898.68 Whinbank.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 204.50, 195.50, 194.50 Lamplugh Hall.  British Blue – 182.50, 180.5 Threapland Lees.  Holstein Friesian – 158.50 Row Hall.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1521.48, 1196.46, 1178.67 Lamplugh Hall, 1041.10 Row Hall.  British Blue – 1155.23, 1005.20 Threapland Lees.  Holstein Friesian – 924.06 Row Hall.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 146.50 Low Boonwood, 118.50 Oughterside Mill.  British Blue – 121.50 Oughterside Mill.  Holstein Friesian – 109.50 Waverbank, 105.50 Barnyard.  Belted Galloway – 107.50 Brackenridge.  British Friesian – 104.50, 103.50 Newbiggin Farm, 100 Dean Farm.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1157.35, 1060.27 Low Boonwood.  British Friesian – 856.90, 790.74 Newbiggin Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 854.55 Barnyard, 716.21, 711.75 Waverbank.  Simmental – 830.96, 814.39 Rakefoot.  British Blue – 810.41 Oughterside Mill.  Belted Galloway – 580.50 Brackenridge.

 

Prime Sheep

A good entry of 1993 prime lambs sold to a fast trade delighting vendors. The overall average was 200ppk with a large volume of fell lambs forward meeting keen demand.  The days’ top price of £131 per head was paid for Beltex Lambs from TA Jefferson, Aspatria Hall purchased by regular supporter W Lindsay & Sons Butchers, Cockermouth. Top pence per kilo was 282.9 for Texel Lambs from A&M Roberts, Riggingill. Fell lambs topped at 191ppk for a pen of Swaledales from G&AE Marrs & Son, Cathow.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Texel - 282.9. 255.3, 236.2 Riggingill, 250, 238.6, 236.2, 236 Hollins, 238.1 Arlecdon Hill, 237.5 Sorrowstones, 233.3 Greenbank Close, 232.4 East Mill, 232.4 Beechcroft. Beltex - 282.2, 267.5, 259.5, 258.5, 250 Green Marsh, 257.1, 242.2 Low Garth, 254.9, 254.3, 250 Aspatria Hall, 250 High Moss, 245, 242.1 Woodhall Brow, 243.6 Hill House, 242.3 Blakehills. Bleu du Maine - 228.6 Woodside Cottage. Charollais - 219.7 Stybeck. Texel X Herdwick - 208.8 Beck Farm, 208.6 Pica Cottages, 204.5 Grange Grassings, 204.5 Yeathouse, 204.2 Outgang, 204.1 Armaside, 202.2 Baggra Yeat, 200 Cathow. Cheviot - 208.3 Stonecroft, 208.1 Clea Hall. Jacob - 206.1 Hollin Head.

Suffolk - 203.4 Causewayfoot, 197.8 Brackendene. Mule - 199 Kelmore Hills, 198.9 Howbeck Lodge, 196.4 Swinside End, 196.4 Hill House, 195.7 Baggra Yeat, 193.3 Low House, 190.2 Beechcroft, 190.2 Gate Farm. Swaledale - 191 Cathow, 183.3 Gillbrow, 181.8 Hinning House. Herdwick - 189.1, 188.9, 183.3(2), 182.1 Nook Farm, 179.7 Cockley Beck, 177.3 Hinning House. Bluefaced Leicester - 184.4 Brackendene.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):-  Beltex - 131, 130(2), 120, 117 Aspatria Hall, 126, 123, 122, 109 Low Garth, 118 Hill House, 116 High Moss, 110 Green Marsh, 109 Risehow. Texel - 128 High Flatts, 126, 120 Kelmore Hills, 126 Beckhouse, 125, 120, 116 Aspatria Hall, 120, 118, 117 Hollins, 120, 119(2) Risehow, 119 High Moss, 116 Riggingill. Charollais - 109 Woodhall Brow. Bleu du Maine - 96 Woodside Cottage. Mule - 95 Swinside End, 93.50 Kelmore Hills, 92 Gill Brow, 92 Howbeck Lodge, 91 Beechcroft, 90.50 Shatton Lodge, 90 Baggra Yeat. Bluefaced Leicester - 94 Hinning House. Texel X Herdwick - 93 Baggra Yeat, 90 Grange Grassings, 86 Yeathouse. Suffolk 92.50, 92 Sale Fell House, 90 Low House, 90, 89.50 Causeway Foot, 89 Brackendene. Cheviot - 90.50 Sorrowstones, 85 Stonecroft. Swaledale - 81 Low Priorscales, 77.50 Meadowbank, 73 Thornholme, 70 Hinning House. Jacob - 77.50 Outgang. Herdwick - 77 Hinning House, 71, 68 Nook Farm. Blackface - 70 Hinning House.

 

A good entry of Cast Ewes sold to another electric trade. Texel cross ewes to £125 for R Percival, Risehow. Mule ewes to £96 for Mules from DJ Lister, Woodend. Swaledale ewes topped at £64 from GD Strawson, Muncaster Head Farm and averaged £52.47 overall. Herdwick Ewes topped at £59.50 for a pen from I Knight, Stephney Farm and averaged £51.55 for 226 sold.

 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):- Texel – 125, 120, 116, 104, 99 Risehow Farm, 115 Shatton Lodge, 109 Quarry Bank, 100 Greenlands, 99 Woodend. Suffolk – 105 High Flatts, 105 Scales Farm, 102, 94 Greeenbank. Mule – 96, 80 Woodend, 82 Ullock Mains, 81 Bleabank, 80 Scales Farm, 80 Riggingill.  Charollais – 95 Woodside Cottage, 92 High Flatts. Bluefaced Leicester - 84 Muncaster Head.  Swaledale – 64, 60 Muncaster Head, 60, 53.50 Uldale Hall, 60, 58.50, 51.50 Low Stow Bank, 59 Blake Hills, 58 John Colligan Drive, 55 Baggra Yeat.  Herdwick – 59.50, 57.50, 56.50, 53.50(2) Stephney Farm, 58.50, 53 East House, 58 Greenlands, 56.50 Grange Grassings, 56 Rannerdale, 55 Stone Croft, 54 Seathwaite Farm, 53 Woodside Cottage, 52.50 Armaside, 52 Ponsonby Old Hall.

 

Cast Rams (per head - £):- Bluefaced Leicester  - 123 Shatton Lodge,95 Cragg House Farm, 94 Wythop Hall. Texel – 120, 101 Parsonage Farm, 116 Rowbrow Park, 113 Baggra Yeat. Charollais – 110 Braithwaite Farm.  Herdwick – 69, 66 Knott Houses. Swaledale – 60, 51 Lane Foot.