Primestock

5th February 2020

On Wednesday 5th February 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 38 cattle comprising 26 cull cattle and 12 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1654 prime sheep including 1322 hoggs and 332 cast ewes and rams.

 

A smaller entry of clean however another great trade upto 194.5p for a Limousin Heifer from Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm. Top gross was £1261.40 for a Limousin Heifer from G Gate, Hollins Farm. Steers to 177.5p twice for Galloway Steers from R Maxwell, Howside and grossing at £1136. Bull top gross was £1391.47 for a Simmental from TA Byers, Ellenbank.

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 194.50, 188.50 Hunday Farm, 191.50 Uldale Hall, 185.50 Hollins Farm.  

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1261.40 Hollins Farm, 1160.49 Uldale Hall, 1155.51, 1128.10 Hunday Farm.

 

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 180.50 Swinside End.  Galloway – 177.50(2) Howside.

 

Prime Steer (Top price per head - £):-  Galloway – 1136, 1127.13 Howside.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-   Limousin -  195.50(2) Lake View.  Simmental – 189.50 Ellenbank.  British Friesian – 169.50 Uldale Hall.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Simmental – 1391.47, 1277.23 Ellenbank.  Limousin – 1171.05 Lake View.  British Friesian – 898.35 Uldale Hall.

 

Cast Cows continue to be a flying trade topping at 163.5p or £1324.35 for an outstanding Charolais Cow from Messrs JJ Fell, Stanger Hill. Black and whites sold to 144.5p or £1060.74 for a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Charolais – 163.50 Stanger Hill, 148.50 Isel Old Parks.  Limousin – 148.50 Arkleby Hall, 137.50 East Mill, 136.50, 132.50 Stanger Hill, 129.50 Bolton Wood Lane.  Holstein Friesian – 144.50 Burton House Farm, 128.50, 127.50 Barnyard, 127.50 Lodge Farm, 124.50 Hunday Farm, 119.50 Threapland Lees, 116.50 Waverbank.  Norwegian Red – 125.50 Burton House Farm.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Charolais – 1324.35 Stanger Hill, 1137.51 Isel Old Parks.  Holstein Friesian – 1060.74 Hunday Farm, 986.88, 923.10 Barnyard, 928.20 Lodge Farm, 899.84, 769.35 Threapland Lees, 750.26 Waverbank.  Limousin – 1045 East Mill, 962.28 Arkleby Hall, 917.28, 853.30 Stanger Hill, 819.74 Bolton Wood Lane.  Norwegian Red – 887.29 Burton House.

 

Prime Sheep

Prime Hogg trade up another gear resulting in fantastic returns. Top price of £141 was paid for Texels from AE&VJ Errington, Beckhouse and purchased by Mohamed Alam. Top pence per kilo was 330ppk paid for Beltex Hoggs from I Powley, Green Marsh.

 

Mule hoggs sold to 244.2p from Messrs Fearon, Kirkland House. Upto £120 from A&D Smith, Kelmore Hills.

 

Fell hoggs topped at £99 for Herdwicks from GS&B Barwise, Bellhouse. Top pence per kilo 228.8 for Herdwicks from W Rawling & Son, Hollins.

 

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex- 330, 323.7, 300 Green Marsh, 293.6 Mid Farm, 293.3, 282.6, 279.6, 274.5 The Wreay, 270 Croftside. Texel- 268.1, 256.1 Crakeplace Hall, 268 Hollins Farm, 265.2 Beckhouse, 259.1 Croftside.

Suffolk- 245 High Farm. Mule- 244.2 Kirkland House, 234.8 Kelmore Hills, 234.8, 233.3 Beechcroft, 233.3 Swinside End. TexXHerd- 243.8 Micklam Cottages, 238.5 Low Hall, 236.9 Grange Grassings, 235.9 Row Brow Park, 235.7 Sorrowstones, 235 Plumbland. Charollais- 242.9 Plumbland, 238.5 Croftside. Herdwick- 228.8 Hollins, 222, 210.6 Bellhouse, 217.1 Grange Farm, 214.3 Knott Houses, 213.3 Baggra Yeat.  Cheviot- 228.5 Seathwaite. Swaledale- 219.8 Baggra Yeat, 211.3 Knott Houses.

 

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head - £):-  Texel- 141, 130, 122 Beck House, 136 Woodhow, 136 Kelmore Hills, 134, 133, 128, 126 Hollins Farm, 131, 129 High Flatts, 130 The How, 129 Sally Hill, 126 Crakeplace Hall, 123 Cherrytree House. Beltex- 137, 132, 130, 129, 124 The Wreay, 132, 130, 129, 124, 123 Green Marsh, 127, 115 Seafield House, 121.50 Croft Side, 118, 116 Cherrytree House. Suffolk – 130 High Flatts, 110 Frizington Hall. Mule- 120, 115.50, 108 Kelmore Hills, 110 Shatton Lodge, 110 Swinside End, 109 Mossergate, 108, 105 Beechcroft, 105 Kirkland House, 103.50 Sorrowstones, 102.50 Frizington Hall, 101 Low House, 100 Baggra Yeat. TexXHerd- 110.50, 107, 98.50 Plumbland, 99.50 Grange Grassings, 99 Seafield House, 98 Frizington Hall, 98 Micklam Cottages, 98 Bouch House. Charollais- 109, 104 Croftside, 102 Plumbland. Blue Faced Leicester- 99 Brackendene, 99 Stockhow Hall.  Herdwick – 99, 91 Bellhouse, 96 Baggra Yeat, 91.50 Hollins, 90 Knott Houses, 89 Grange Farm. Blue Texel- 95 Swinside End. Bleu Du Maine- 95 Wardhall Guards. Swaledale- 94.50 Baggra Yeat, 84.50 Knott Houses, 80 Hinning House. Cheviot- 93.50(2), 89.50 Plumbland, 88 Stonecroft. Berrichon- 92 High Flatts. Dorset- 86 Springfield Road.

 

Cast ewes remain very dear. Top price of £157 for Texels from Woodhow Farm, Wasdale. Mule ewes to £99 for C Hartley, Stoney Howe, Drigg. Fell ewes to £78 for Herdwicks from Hinning House Farms, Bootle. Many more could have been well sold.

 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 157 Woodhow Farm, 139 Stoney Howe, 122, 113 Sandhills, 115, 111, 105 Croftside Farm, 111 Mayfield, 110 High Flatts.  Charollais – 120 Home Farm, 119 Croftside Farm. Beltex – 115 Seafield House.  Mule – 99 Stoney Howe, 98 Sandhills, 98 High Low Hall, 96 Ireby Hall, 96 Overcroft, 92 Seafield House, 91 Croftlands. Cheviot – 98, 84 Woodhow Farm.  Herdwick – 78, 51 Hinning House, 63 Seathwaite Farm, 63, 58 Seaview, 60 Croftlands, 58 Hollins, 57 Clea Hall, 56 Low Hall Farm. Swaledale - 67, 63 Seafield House, 63 Swinside End, 63 Bridge End, 62 Beechcroft, 60 Frizington Hall.

 

Cast Rams (per head - £):- Texel – 115 Low Priorscales, 111 Stoney Howe, 110 High Low Hall.  Herdwick – 69 Yew Tree Farm, 63 Littletown Farm, 59 Hinning House. Swaledale – 65 Bridge End Farm, 55 Baggra Yeat.