Primestock

22nd January 2020

On Wednesday 22nd January 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 51 cattle comprising 27 cull cattle, 10 prime bulls and 14 clean cattle, 1441 prime sheep including 1144 hoggs and 297 cast ewes and rams.

 

Another good show of Clean Cattle maintained recent high rates. Top of 198.5p for a Limousin Heifer from Messrs Taylor & Gill, Fell End purchased by Mr G Chapman. Top gross for Clean was £1230.90 for a British Blue Heifer from Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm bought by Mr Les Fell.

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 198.50, 191.50 Fell End, 193.50, 189.50(2), 187.50 Hunday Farm. British Blue – 186.50 Hunday Farm.  Aberdeen Angus – 182.50 Pickett Howe. Fleckvieh – 167.50 Pelutho Grange. 

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):- British Blue – 1230.90 Hunday Farm. Limousin – 1132.50, 1099.10, 1089.41, 1055.52 Hunday Farm, 1002.43 Fell End. Fleckvieh – 1055.25 Pelutho Grange. Aberdeen Angus – 883.30 Pickett Howe.

 

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Galloway – 176.50, 170.50 Howside.

 

Prime Steer (Top price per head - £):- Galloway – 1023.70, 1014.48 Howside.

 

Prime Bulls another strong trade to 207.5p or £1307.25 for a Limousin from RG&JM Smith, Lake View purchased by Mr Les Fell.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 207.50, 203.50 Lake View, 190.50, 189.50 Uldale Hall. British Blue – 185.50 Threapland Lees. Holstein – 157.50 Seaview.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):- Limousin – 1307.25, 1174.20 Lake View, 1193.77 East House, 1121.84, 1097.28 Uldale Hall. Simmental – 1228.20 Seaview. British Blue – 1059.05, 1048.28, 1023.96 Threapland Lees. Holstein ­– 905.63 Seaview.

 

 

All classes of cast cows good to sell and optimum prices achieved. Top of 165.5p twice; firstly for a Limousin Cow from AG&KF Nicholson, Swinside End and then again for a Limousin from D&MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall. Top gross of £1120.44 from D&MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall. Dairy Cows sold to 146.5p for a Brown Swiss from GA&D Whitfield, Pelutho Grange. Top gross for black and whites was £1022.66 from CW&RW Gott, Burton House. Many more could have been well sold and are required on a weekly basis.   

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 165.50 Swinside End Farm, 165.50, 161.50, 151.50 Lamplugh Hall, 146.50 Brookfield. Brown Swiss – 146.50 Pelutho Grange. Holstein Friesian - 128.50 Pelutho Grange, 128.50, 121.50(2), 119.50 Watson Hill, 120.50 Barnyard, 118.50 Burton House, 118.50, 113.50, 111.50 Threapland Lees, 117.50 Lamplugh Hall.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):- Limousin – 1120.44, 1114.35, 1099.89 Lamplugh Hall, 1106.08 Brookfeild, 1084.03 Swinside End. Holstein Friesian – 1022.66, 836.28 Burton House, 944.70 Lamplugh Hall, 944.05, 913.68, 889.22, 838.35 Watson Hill, 921.62, 834.24 Threapland Lees, 870.01 Barnyard, 869.95 Pelutho Grange. Brown Swiss – 824.80 Pelutho Grange.

 

Prime Sheep

With the SQQ average up on the week at 211.89 pence per kilo, prime sheep continue to sell to high rates pleasing vendors. Top of 282.9ppk for Beltex Lambs from I Powley, Green Marsh purchased by Vivers Scotlamb. Top price per head was £137 for a Beltex Hogg from M Stockdale, Crosshow purchased by Mr R Skelton.

 

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Beltex – 282.90, 272, 259.50 Green Marsh, 273.20, 249.10 Crosshow Farm, 256.30, 245.70 Risehow Farm, 253.10, 245.70 East Mill Farm, 245.20, 245 Swinside End Farm. Texel- 246.3, 242.7 Cherry Tree House, 245.5, 241 High Farm, 242.2 Hundith Hill, 240.6 Corney Hall, 240.4 High Flatts, 239.6 Hollins, 238.5 Langhorn. TexXHerd- 223.8 Strudda Bank, 218.3 Prospect House, 215 Langhorn, 212.9 Micklam Cottages, 211.8 Beck Farm, 211.1 Baysbrown. Herdwick- 217.7 Hinning House, 206.8 Stool End, 203.2 Cockley Beck. Blackface- 215.3 Hinning House. Suffolk – 209.50 Brackendene, 205.60 Hollins Farm, 204.70 Strudda Bank, 200 Baysbrown Farm. Mule- 208.9 Low House, 206.5, 200 Beechcroft, 202.1 Shatton Lodge, 201.1 Brackendene, 200 Peter House. Bluefaced Leicester – 202.80 Hinning House. Swaledale- 191 Hinning House.

 

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head - £):- Beltex- 137, 120, 112 Crosshow, 123, 120, 113 Risehow, 116, 111.50, 109 Green Marsh. Texel- 133, 129(2) Corney Hall, 129, 128, 124 Fieldside, 124 Oughterside Mill, 122 Hollins, 120 Cherrytree House, 120 Beck House, 120 Hundith Hill, 119 High Flatts, 119 Risehow. Suffolk- 117 Woodhall Brow, 111 Hollins Farm, 102 Grange Farm, 102 Stool End. Mule- 98.50 East House, 98 Kirkland House, 96 Peter House, 95, 92 Beechcroft, 95 Shatton Lodge, 94 Low House, 90.50 Hinning House. Cheviot- 98 Stonecroft. TexXHerd- 94 Strudda Bank, 93 Micklam Cottages, 92.50 Burton House, 91 Baysbrown, 89.50 Woodside Cottage, 89.50 Prospect House. Herdwick- 85, 77, 76.50 Stool End, 81, 75 Crosshow, 78 Hinning House. Swaledale- 76.50, 74.50 Hinning House.

 

A smaller show of ewes selling to a serious trade and a top of £149 for Texel Ewes from AJ Wood, Woodhall Brow. Mules to £102 from J&JK Spedding, Salter Hall. Fell ewes to £77 for Swaledales from P&PI Walker, Beechcroft. More wanted.

 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 149 ,142 ,137 ,129 ,120 Woodhall Brow, 139, 121 Rietfontein, 136 Nook Farm, 134 Robin Hood, 121 Corney Hall. Beltex - 117 Prospect House Farm. Suffolk – 109 Woodside Farm, 109 Segbushwell, 107 Crosshow Farm. Blue Faced Leicester – 105 Cherrytree House, 101 Segbushwell, 100 Beechcroft, 95 Cathow, 91 Holme Barn. Mule – 102, 94 Salter Hall, 99 Robin Hood, 95 The Steading, 92 Bolton Wood, 92 Strawberry How, 91 Segbushwell, 90 Highfield Farm, 89 Beechcroft, 89 Mosser Heights. Cheviot – 89 Corney Hall, 82 Grange Farm. Swaledale – 77, 64 Beechcroft, 66 Cathow. Herdwick – 67, 64, 62, 55 Nook Farm, 67 Fold Head Farm, 60 Rietfontein, 60 Grange Grassings, 57, 54 Plumbland Farm, 50 Sherriff.

 

Cast Rams (per head - £):- Texel - 120 Rietfontein, 111 Fold Head, 111 Fieldside. Blue Faced Leicester – 118, 109, 101 Wilson Park. Charollais - 111 Woodside Cottage. Swaledale – 70 Scalderskew. Herdwick – 70 Scalderkew, 67, 66, 65 Stool End Farm.