Primestock

27th December 2019

On Friday 27th December 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of prime sheep with 1057 forward including 930 lambs and 127 cast ewes and rams.

 

Vendors forward were rewarded with a tremendous festive trade with all classes well bid for. Lambs topped at £124.50 for Texel Lambs from A&J Clark, Cherrytree House. Top pence per kilo was 257.7p for Beltex Lambs from I Powley, Green Marsh. Fell Lambs sold to £80.50 for Herdwicks from AG&KF Nicholson, Swinside End; or 198.5ppk for Swaledales from J Ireland & Son, Stockhow Hall.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Beltex 257.7, 250, 242, 234.1 Green Marsh, 240.7, 229.3 Prospect House Texel 251.3 Segbushwell, 246.6, 242.7 Rose Farm, 237.5, 231.3 Cherrytree House, 232.1 Mossergate, 231.4 Winscales West, 231.3 Smaithwaite, 231.1 Swinside End.  Suffolk 225.6 Croft House, 224.4 Westray, 214.4 Croft House. TexXHerd 223.3 East House, 219.7, 205.8 South View, 217.6 Winscales West, 211.8 Wescoe, 206.1 Outgang. Mule 213.3 Outgang, 210.5 Langhorn, 203.1 Far End, 197.8 Beechcroft, 195.7 Frizington Hall. Swaledale 198.5 Stockhow Hall, 180.6 Gill Brow, 180.2 Swinside End. Herdwick 191.7 Swinside End, 191.7 Anns Cottage, 185.7 East House.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):-  Texel £124.50, £111(2) Cherrytree House, £113 Prospect House, £112.50, £110 Far End, £109.50, £108.50 Rose Farm, £109 High Flatts, £105.50 Bolton Wood Lane. Suffolk £109 Frizington Hall, £101.50, £96.50 Croft House, £96.50 Westray, £94.50 Brackendene, £90 Strawberry How. Charollais £107.50 Far End. Beltex £106.50, £102.50(2), £100.50 Green Marsh, £105.50, £103.50 Prospect House.  Mule £99.50, £97.50 Far End, £93.50 Sherriff, £92 Frizington Hall, £91 Beechcroft, £90.50 Langhorn. TexXHerd £98 Frizington, £96 East House, £94.50 Frizington Hall, £88.50 South View, £86.50 Grange Grassings, £85, £84.50 Outgang. Herdwick £80.50 Swinside End, £78 East House. Swaledale £79.50 Forge Farm, £77.50, £73 Swinside End.

 

A smaller entry of cast ewes maintained recent high rates topping at £96 for Suffolks from RB Jackson, Croft House. Mules to £89 from GS Scott, Bleabank and Fell ewes to £56 for Swaledales from P&PI Walker, Beechcroft.

 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):- Suffolk – 96 Croft House. Mule – 89 Bleabank,72 Brackendene. Texel – 86.50 Lake View, 83, 80 High Flatts. Swaledale – 56 Beechcroft,53 Moorside Parks,49 Forge Farm. Herdwick – 50 Frizington Hall, 46.50, 44 Clea Hall,42 Grange Grassings.

 

Cast Rams (per head - £):- Swaledale – 72,65 Baggra Yeat.