Primestock

29th January 2020

MITCHELLS AUCTION CO LTD
Market Report for Wednesday 29th January 2020
On Wednesday 29th January 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 67 cattle comprising 34 cull cattle, 18 prime bulls and 15 clean cattle, 1581 prime sheep including 1239 hoggs and 342 cast ewes and rams.

Prime Cattle continue to sell to high rates at this centre delighting vendors. Top of 195.5p for a Limousin X Dairy Heifer from Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm. Steers to 192.5p for a Beef Shorthorn from TW West, Pickett Howe. Top gross was £1372.40 for a Limousin Steer from BW Hewitson, Shatton Lodge. Heifers to £1210.32 for a Limousin from TB Stamper & Sons, Rose Farm. 

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 195.5, 194.5 Hunday Farm, 184.5 Rose Farm, 182.5 Row Hall. British Blue – 188.5, 186.5 Rose Farm. Charolais – 186.5 Rose Farm. 

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):- Limousin – 1210.32 Rose Farm, 1178.87, 1124.21 Hunday Farm. British Blue – 1210.06, 1201.06 Rose Farm. Charolais – 1204.79 Rose Farm. 

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beef Shorthorn – 192.5, 189.5 Pickett Howe. Galloway – 186.5 Pickett Howe. Limousin – 182.5 Shatton Lodge. 

Prime Steer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1372.40 Shatton Lodge.
Beef Shorthorn – 1053.62, 1020.25 Pickett Howe. Galloway – 1011.51 Pickett Howe.

A plainer show of bulls sold to recent high rates. British Blues to 208.5p from JP Lister, Oughterside Mill. Top gross of £1509.30 for a Simmental from TA Byers, Ellenbank. 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 208.5 Oughterside Mill. Limousin – 202.5 Oughterside Mill. Simmental – 193.5, 186.5 Ellenbank.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):- Simmental – 1509.30, 1346.53 Ellenbank. British Blue – 1246.83 Oughterside Mill, 1157.84, 1136.24, 1102.14, 1070.33 East Mill. Limousin – 1269.82, 1254.48 High Moss, 1239.30 Oughterside Mill, 1157.52 Row Hall. 

Cows continue to be in keen demand producing tremendous returns. A great run of fed cows from Anthony Hartley Ltd, Turner Hall topped at 171.5p or £1241.66 for a Limousin. Black and Whites to 138.5p or £1012.70 from CW&DE Bushby, Watson Hill. 
Many more can be well sold each week. 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 171.5, 156.5, 155.5, 139.5 Turner Hall, 151.5 Croft Farm, 143.5 Whinnerah, 139.5 Arkleby Hall. British Blue – 138.5 Beechcroft. Holstein Friesian – 138.5, 123.5, 114.5 Watson Hill, 122.5, 116.5, 112.5 Waites Farm, 118.5, 113.5 Barnyard.  

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1241.66, 1154.97, 1010.75, 986.27 Turner Hall Farm, 1093.83 Croft Farm, 934.65 Arkleby Hall. Holstein Friesian – 1012.70, 721.62 Watson Hill, 922.43, 799.19, 798.75 Waites Farm, 822.39, 810.39 Barnyard, 770.17 Hunday. British Blue – 965.35, 958.30 Beechcroft, 840.84 High Moss.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue- 133.5 Segbushwell.
OTM Bull (Top price per head - £):- British Blue – 1148.10 Segbushwell. 

Prime Sheep
All classes of Prime sheep were an electrifying trade being far in excess of other marketing options. The days top of £146 was paid for Texel Hoggs from Messrs Richardson, Low Garth and purchased by Haighs Butchers, Workington. Top pence per kilo was 289.7p for Beltex Hoggs from A&L Gott, Prospect House purchased by Vivers Scotlamb. 

Mule hoggs to £116 for a pen weighing 54kg from JE&A Wilson, Far End. 
Swaledale Hoggs to £89.50 for a pen weighing 41kg also from JE&A Wilson, Far End.  
Herdwicks to £88.50 from AG&KF Nicholson, Swinside End.
Hoggs continue to be a flying trade as numbers grow scarce. Sell live and thrive. 

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Beltex- 289.7 Prospect House, 266 Overcroft, 265.4 Hillside, 265.3 Hill Green, 264.1 High Moss, 261 Bolton Wood Lane, 260.4 Risehow. Texel- 269.3, 260 Hill Green, 266.7 Overcroft, 265.7 Hollin Head, 265.2, 262.8 Low Garth, 264 Prospect House. TexXHerd- 232.1 Prospect House, 230.3 Pica Cottages, 228.4 Sorrowstones, 228.2 Sherriff, 224.5 Far End, 224.4 Grange Grassings, 223.6, 221.9 Beck Farm, 223.2 Rowbrow Park. Suffolk- 227.9 Croft House, 220.8 Sorrowstones, 218.4 Scalesmoor, 218.3 Brackendene. Mule- 225.6 Swinside End, 221.1 Kirkland House, 218.5 Low Garth, 214.8 Far End. Cheviot- 223.5 Stonecroft. Swaledale- 218.3 Far End, 208.5 Swinside End, 205.7 Horsemoor Hills, 201.4 Seathwaite.  Herdwick- 217.6 Seathwaite, 211.8 Randle Gate, 205.9 Seaview, 201.1 Swinside End. Kerry Hill – 208.9 Sorrowstones. 

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head - £):-  Texel- 146, 137, 136, 132, 128 Low Garth, 134 Beckhouse, 129 Far End, 129, 127 Bridekirk Hall, 129 Risehow, 128(2) Overcroft, 124 Cherrytree House, 123 Westray, 123 Scalesmoor. Beltex- 140, 138, 136 Hillside, 138, 125 Risehow, 135 Bolton Wood Lane, 133 Overcroft, 130, 120 Hill Green, 127 Prospect House, 121 Woodhall Brow. Suffolk- 124 Meadow Farm, 123, 107 Scalesmoor, 120 Croft House, 117 Sorrowstones, 111 Far End, 104 Hollin Head. TexXHerd- 117 Sneckyeat, 110 Far End, 100.50 Sorrowstones, 97.50 Prospect House, 96.50 Grange Grassings. Mule- 116 Far End, 108 Hurlbarrow, 100.50 Low Garth, 99.50 Kirkland House, 99 Foxhouse, 97 Swinside End, 95 Woodend. Cheviot- 113, 96.50 Lanefoot, 99 Sorrowstones, 96 Stonecroft. Charollais- 111 Hurlbarrow, 100 Scalesmoor. Kerry Hill – 94 Sorrowstones. Swaledale- 89.50 Far End, 87 Sneckyeat, 85.50 Swinside End. Herdwick- 88.50 Swinside End, 80.50 Randlegate. 

A poorer show of Ewes forward however another storming trade. Heavy ewes slightly easier on the week but still fantastic returns to £140 for Texel ewes from JW&VI Naylor, Hill Green. Mule ewes to £93 for B Mansergh, Sneckyeat. Fell ewes easily maintained recent high rates to a top of £78 for Scotch Blackface ewes from TA Byers, Ellenbank. Cast Tups to £125 for 4 Texels from Mesrss Mattinson, Cragg Farm. 
Cull Ewes (per head - £):- Texel – 140 Hill Green, 109 Woodend. Beltex- 116, 112 Hill Green. Suffolk- 120 Rietfontein, 110, 102 High Flatts. Mule- 93 Sneckyeat, 92 Whins Farm, 90 Aldenstone, 90 Ellenbank, 90 Woodend, 88 Hurlbarrow, 88 Croft House. Blackface- 78 Ellenbank. Swaledale- 70, 57 Wythop Farms, 70 Sneckyeat, 64 Hurlbarrow, 62 Horsemoor Hills, 60 Cathow, 60 Low House, 58 Chapel House, 56 Birklett Mire. Herdwick- 66 Fold Head, 61 Grange Grassings, 60 Prospect House, 56 Randle Gate. 

Cast Rams (per head - £):- Texel – 125(4) Cragg Farm. Suffolk- 106 Croft House. Herdwick- 80, 79, 73, 70 Clea Hall. Swaledale- 79 Horsemoor Hills, 67 Stockbridge.