Primestock 19th February 2020

19th February 2020

On Wednesday 19th February 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 56 cattle comprising 39 cull cattle, 13 prime bulls and 4 clean cattle, 1615 prime sheep including 1124 hoggs, 1 Lamb and 490 cast ewes and rams.

A smaller show of Clean Cattle topped at 192.5p for a Charolais Heifer from TB Stamper & Sons, Rose Farm. Limousins to £1222.38 also from Messrs Stamper. 

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Charolais – 190.50, 188.50 Rose Farm. 

Prime Steer (Top price per head - £):-  Charolais – 1172.47, 1085.85 Rose Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 192.50 Rose Farm. British Blue – 187.50 Rose Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):- Limousin – 1222.38 Rose Farm. British Blue – 1181.25 Rose Farm.

Bulls good to sell to 201.5p or £1339.80 for a Limousin from Messrs Teasdale, Lowside.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 201.50, 192.50 Lowside Farm, 186.50, 184.50 Lodge Farm. British Blue – 198.50, 188.50 Ellenbank. British Friesian – 174.50, 169.50 Seaview. Holstein Friesian – 169.50, 148.50 Lamplugh Hall.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):- Limousin – 1339.80, 1225.12 Lowside Farm, 1283.12, 1190.03 Lodge Farm. British Blue – 1191, 1161.16 Ellenbank, 1164.23 South View. Holstein Friesian – 1122.09, 1069.20 Lamplugh Hall, 914.10 South View. British Friesian – 985.93, 949.20 Seaview.

Cows producing fantastic returns with another strong trade. Top price of 179.5p or £1148.80for a Blonde Cow from AJ Wood, Woodhall Brow. Black and Whites topped at 137.5p for a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Carruthers, East Farm. Top gross was £1128.27 from Tallentire Hill Farm Ltd.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Blonde – 179.50 Woodhall Brow.  Limousin – 149.50 Mid Farm. British Blue – 148.50 Woodhall Brow, 146.50 Waites Farm, 138.50 Uldale Hall. Swedish Red – 149.50, 136.50 Grange Farm. Holstein Friesian – 137.50, 135.50 East Farm, 131.50, 128.50 Tallentire Hill, 128.50, 125.50 Lamplugh Hall, 117.50 Row Hall.  Holstein – 134.50, 127.50, 116.50 Lowca Cottage, 113.50 Blue Dial. British Friesian – 129.50 Uldale Hall. Montbeliarde – 124.50 Outgang Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):- Blonde – 1148.80 Woodhall Brow. Holstein Friesian – 1128.27, 935.48 Tallentire Hill, 1017.72, 869.72 Lamplugh Hall, 911.92, 838.75 East Farm, 881.25 Row Hall. Holstein – 1097.52, 1001.90,879.75 Lowca Cottage. British Blue – 1066.23 Woodhall Brow, 941.80 Uldale Hall, 939.58 Overcroft, 933.21 Waites Farm. Limousin – 1036.04 Mid Farm, 988.94 Overcroft. British Friesian – 997.15 Uldale Hall. Swedish Red – 974.74, 894.08 Grange Farm.   Montbeliarde – 705.92 Outgang Farm.

Prime Sheep

Hoggs continue to sell to a flying trade leaving all vendors delighted. Top price of £154 was paid for Beltex Hoggs from Messrs Richardson, Low Garth purchased by Haighs Butchers, Workington. Top pence per kilo was 351.3p paid twice, both times for Beltex Hoggs from I Powley, Green Marsh.

Mule Hoggs topped at £121 for a pen of 21 from J Stobart, Howbeck Lodge. Fell Hoggs topped at £99.50 for a pen of Swaledales from JA Ritson, Baggra Yeat. Top per kilo for fell hoggs was 242.9p for Herdwicks from BK&J Rowand, Stool End.  

Prime Lamb (Top price per kilo – pence):- Dorset – 232.10 Sanderson House.

Prime Lamb (Top price per head - £):- Dorset – 130 Sanderson House.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Beltex- 351.3(2), 336.3 Green Marsh, 313.9 Prospect House, 310.5, 310 Well Head, 294.9, 280.8 Low Garth, 294.7, 289.3 Well Head. Texel- 329.8 Green Marsh, 295.9 Burton House, 293.1 Prospect House, 280 Hollins, 273.5 Bolton Wood Lane, 273.2 High Farm, 271.7 High Flatts. Suffolk- 250, 240.4 Westray, 240.2 Ullock Mains, 235 Brackendene. TexXHerd- 248.6 Woodside Cottage, 243.4 Micklam Cottages, 242.7 Sorrowstones, 241.9 Woodside Cottages. Herdwick- 242.9 Stool End, 234.1 East House, 230.5 Whinnerah. Cheviot- 238.2 Sorrowstones. Mule- 233 Low Garth, 230.4 Low House, 226.7 Terrace Farm, 225.6 Swinside End, 225 Lowther Street, 225 Segbushwell. Swaledale- 232.9 Horsemoor Hills, 226.9 Whinnerah, 226.1 Baggra Yeat, 225 Hilltop.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head - £):-  Beltex- 154, 146(2), 144 Low Garth, 138, 137(2) Green Marsh, 135.50 Terrace Farm, 134 Hill Crescent, 124, 121.50 Well Head, 121 Bolton Wood Lane. Texel- 145, 140 Burton House, 145, 143 Crooklands, 144 High Flatts, 141 The Stable, 140 Hollins, 140, 137 Terrace Farm, 139, 137.50, 136(2) Kelmore Hills, 138.50 Green Marsh, 137 Overcroft, 137 Aldenstone. Suffolk- 125.50 Sale Fell House, 125 Bolton Wood Lane, 125, 122 Westray, 122 Frizington Hall, 114 Hurlbarrow, 112 East Townend. Mule- 121 Howbeck Lodge, 113 Shatton Lodge, 111 Frizington Hall, 106 Low House, 106 Hurlbarrow. BFL- 108 Segbushwell, 104 Baggra Yeat.  TexXHerd- 106 Micklam Cottages, 105.50, 100.50 Frizington Hall, 104(2) Low Waterside Cottage, 102 Burton House, 99.50 Sorrowstones. Cheviot- 102 Stonecroft, 100 Sorrowstones. Swaledale- 99.50 Baggra Yeat, 99 Hilltop, 97 Whinnerah, 91.50 Swinside End. Herdwick- 96 East House, 94.50 Whinnerah, 89 Stool End, 89 Swinside End. 

Cast Ewes another seriously dear trade topping at £163 for Texel ewes from A&CH Watson, Sanderson House. Fell ewes topped at £75 twice; both times for Swaledales firstly from AG&KF Nicholson, Swinside End and then again for a pen from J Stobart, Howbeck Lodge. Herdwicks to £74 from J Coulthard, Howbeck Lodge.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):- Texel – 163, 140 Sanderson House, 157, 151, 135, 127 Irton House. Beltex - 110 Sea field House. Suffolk – 110 Woodside. Bluefaced Leicester – 94 Whinnerah. Mule - 94 Ryhola Meadow, 94 Irton House, 93 Riggingill, 92 Summer Hill, 92 Sanderson House, 90 Branthwaite Edge. Goats ­- 88, 86 Branthwaite Edge, 79 Low Stowbank. Swaledale – 75, 70 Howbeck lodge, 75, 71 Swinside End Farm, 70 Taw House, 69 Mosser Heights, 68 Stockhow Hall, 67 Segbushwell, 67 Hollows Farm, 64 Whinnerah. Herdwick – 74 Howbeck Lodge (Coulthard), 73, 60 Brotherilkeld, 71, 60 Wha House, 69 Nook Farm, 65 Hollins, 64 Howbeck Lodge, 62 Woodside, 61 East Townend, 61 Frizington Hall. Texel X Herdwick – 73 Stone Croft. Scottish Blackface – 69 Low Cockhow, 66 Croft House Farm.

Cast Rams (per head - £):- Texel – 100 Station Road. Suffolk – 98 Clappers. Swaledale – 67 Terrace Farm. Herdwick- 61 Millbeck Hall.