Primestock

15th January 2020

On Wednesday 15th January 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 70 cattle comprising 38 cull cattle, 17 prime bulls and 15 clean cattle, 1678 prime sheep including 1147 hoggs and 531 cast ewes and rams.

 

Another improved show of clean cattle sold to a fast trade producing great returns. D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall made top price per kilo with a tremendous Limousin steer selling at 210.50ppk to G Chapman. Top gross for clean was £1397.40 for a Limousin Heifer from Messrs Bowe, Mechi.

 

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 210.50, 203.50 Lamplugh Hall.  Galloway – 184.50, 180.50 Howside.

 

Prime Steer (Top price per head - £):- Limousin – 1347.20, 1123.32 Lamplugh Hall. Galloway – 1083, 1057.19 Howside.

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 205.50, 192.50 Mechi Farm, 193.50, 190.50 Hunday Farm, 192.50, 182.50 Row Hall.  Aberdeen Angus – 188.50 Pickett Howe. British Blue – 186.50 Hunday Farm.

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):- Limousin – 1397.40, 1360.98 Mechi Farm, 1155.20, 1095.38 Hunday Farm, 1135.75 Row Hall. British Blue – 1167.49 Hunday Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 1002.58 Low Thorny. Holstein Friesian – 922.71 Hunday Farm.

 

Bulls were a strong trade topping at 207.5ppk for a Limousin from D&MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall. Top gross was £1466.27 for a Simmental from TA Byers, Ellenbank.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 207.50, 197.50, 194.50, 187.50 Lamplugh Hall.  Simmental – 204.50 Ellenbank. British Blue – 195.50 Ellenbank, 182.50 East Mill. British Friesian – 175.50 Seaview. Holstein – 170.50 Seaview. Holstein Friesian - 155.50,154.50 Row Hall.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):- Simmental – 1466.27 Ellenbank. Limousin – 1303.10, 1218.58, 1211.25, 1196.18 Lamplugh Hall. Holstein Friesian – 1116.05 Grange Farm, 954.81 Row Hall. British Blue – 1231.65 Ellenbank, 1102.30 East Mill Farm. British Friesian – 1135.49 Seaview. Holstein – 954.80 Seaview.

 

Cast cows were good to cash with more needed to supply buyers’ demands. Top price of 142.5p for a Limousin from G&T Tyson, East House. Top gross was £1240.80 for a Limousin from M Phillips, Mains of Minnydow, Castle Douglas. A good show of Black and Whites met strong returns to 130.5p or £1067.49 for a British Friesian from JN&FC Walker, Harrington Parks. Holstein Friesians to 127.5p or £1027.52 from R&M Allison, Barnyard.  

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 142.50, 134.50 East House, 141 Mains of Minnydow, 140.50, 137.50 Woodhall Brow, 138.50 Mid Farm. British Friesian – 130.50 Harrington Parks, 122.50, 121.50 Gutterby Farm. Holstein Friesian – 127.50, 124.50, 123.50 Barnyard, 125.50 Waites Farm, 124.50 Lodge Farm, 123.50, 115.50 Hill Farm, 122.50 Woodend, 118.50, 117.50 Watson Hill. Brown Swiss – 114.50 Harrington Parks. Holstein – 108.50 Blue Dial.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):- Limousin – 1240.80 Mains of Minnydow,  1105.23 Mid Farm, 1081.85, 972.13 Woodhall Brow, 964.37 East House, 908.96 Stoney Howe. British Friesian – 1067.49 Harrington Parks, 987.35, 835.92 Gutterby Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1027.52, 1013.43, 1004.70 Barnyard, 1019.20 Woodend, 1000.24 Waites Farm, 995.41 Hill Farm, 954.10 Watson Hill, 926.28 Lodge Farm. Brown Swiss – 1009.89 Harrington Parks.

 

Prime Sheep

A mixed entry and another strong trade producing an overall average of 207.6 pence per kilo.  An outstanding Beltex hogg from Messrs Knight, Stephney Farm sold to the leading price per kilo at 342.1 pence purchased by West Scottish Lamb.  Messrs Richardson, Low Garth made top price per head with a shapely Beltex hogg selling for £141 to Haighs Butchers, Workington.

 

Lightweight fell hoggs sold to 212.1ppk for 29kg Herdwicks from J&SD Hope, Orthwaite Hall.

 

Many more hoggs are required and could be sold to vendors advantage. All classes in keen demand.

 

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex- 342.1, 277.4 Stephney, 289.7, 282.9, 263.6 Green Marsh, 264.7 Risehow, 264.7 Orthwaite Hall, 264.2, 261.1 Low Garth, 255.8 Grange Farm, 250 Woodhall Brow. Texel- 272.9 Orthwaite Hall, 272.3 Scales Farm, 269.3 Fieldside, 268.4 Dockray Nook, 265.3 Overcroft, 263.1 Low Garth, 262.5 Bolton Wood Lane, 260.9 Grange Farm, 254 Wardwarrow. Suffolk- 227.1 Overcroft, 220.9 Woodhall Brow, 210.6 Dawn View, 209.5 Brackendene, 208.3 Westray. TexXHerd- 213.9 Sorrowstones. Herdwick- 212.1 Orthwaite Hall, 202.8 Thistleton. Mule- 210.2 Kirkland House, 210 Hill House, 206.7 Beechcroft, 204.9, 202.2 Low Garth, 204.8 Kelmore Hills, 202, 201 Far End. Swaledale- 208 Far End.

 

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head - £):- Beltex- 141, 140, 130 Low Garth, 135 Risehow Farm, 135 Orthwaite Hall, 130 Stephney Farm, 125 Woodhall Brow Farm, 116(x2), 113 Green Marsh. Texel- 134, 132 Grange Farm, 132 Fieldside, 132, 131 Orthwaite Hall, 130 Overcroft, 128 Scales Farm, 128 Low Garth, 128 High Flatts. Suffolk- 134 Overcroft, 114, 112 Frizington Hall, 105 Hollins, 105 Beckhouse, 103, 100.50 Causeway Foot. Cheviot- 115.50 Riefontein. Mule- 106.50 Kelmore Hills, 104.50, 93 Low Garth, 103, 102.50 Far End Farm, 95, 93 Beechcroft, 94.50 Hill House. TexXHerd- 89.50 Grange Grassings. Swaledale- 83 Far End Farm. Herdwick- 73 Thistleton Farm, 73 Smaithwaite.

 

Cull ewes continue to sell at extreme rates delighting vendors. Top of £171 for Texels from Messrs Walker & Hunter, Fieldside who also sold ewes to £166. Messrs Cottam, Wardwarrow sold Texels to £161 and topped the Mules at £100. Fell ewes topped at £79 for a pen of 30 from Messrs Knight, Stephney. Swaledales to £75 for a pen of 11 from IR&JM Fearon, Frizington Hall. More could have been well sold.

 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):- Texel - 171, 166, 141, 140 Fieldside, 161, 151, 150, 146 Wardwarrow, 145 Moor Platt. Suffolk – 128 Moor Platt, 124, 116, 115 Fieldside, 108 High Flatts. Blue Faced Leicester – 101 Dyke Croft, 100, 95 Wythop Hall. Mule – 100, 93 Wardwarrow, 99, 97 Feildside,98 Frizington Hall, 98 Rigging Gill, 98 Swallowdene, 95 Strawberry How, 93 Robin Hood, 91 Gubbergill. Berrichon – 99 High Flats. Herdwick – 79, 66, 64, 61, 58 Stephney Farm, 63 Taw House, 59 Frizington Hall, 58 Thistleton Farm, 57 Strudda Bank, 56 Howside. Swaledale – 75 Frizington Hall, 61 Millgate Farm. Rough Fell – 70 Ghyll Farm.

 

Cast Rams (per head - £):- Texel – 125, 121 Strudda Bank, 111 Whinnerah, 111 Swallowdene, 111 Thistleton Farm, 109 Beck Farm, 106 Orthwaite Hall. Beltex – 105 Whinnerah, 101 Dawn View. Blue Faced Leicester – 101, 96 Strudda Bank, 90 Tortolocate. Cheviot – 98, 85 Stonecroft. Teeswater – 86 Kemplerigg. Swaledale – 76 Taw House, 73 Strudda Bank, 66 Whinnerah. Rough Fell – 70 Ghyll Farm.   Herdwick – 70 Taw House, 64, 61 Brotherilkeld, 61 Howside.