11th March 2020

11th March 2020

On Wednesday 11th March 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 63 cattle comprising 45 cull cattle and 18 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1663 prime sheep including 1177 hoggs and 428 cast ewes and rams.

 

Clean Cattle sold to 192.5p for a Limousin Heifer from Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm. Steers to £1241.46 for a British Blue from TB Stamper & Sons, Rose Farm.

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 192.50 Hunday Farm.  British Blue – 188.50 Hunday Farm, 185.50 Rose Farm.

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  British Blue – 1127.84 Rose Farm, 1066.91 Hunday Farm.

 

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue – 181.50, 175.50 Rose Farm.

 

Prime Steer (Top price per head - £):-  British Blue – 1241.46, 1184.63 Rose Farm.

 

Prime Bulls to 203.5p or £1486.35 for a Limousin from TA Byers, Ellenbank.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 203.50, 202.50 Ellenbank, 193.50, 191.50 Lamplugh Hall, 189.50, 186.50 Lodge Farm.  British Blue – 190.50 Ellenbank, 186.50 Hunday Farm.  Simmental – 176.50 Ellenbank. 

 

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1486.35, 1391.94 Ellenbank, 1251.95, 1248.58 Lamplugh Hall, 1203.33, 1133.92Lodge Farm.  British Blue – 1251.59 Ellenbank, 1249.55 Hunday Farm.  Simmental – 1249.62 Ellenbank.

 

Cows an absolute flyer producing great returns. Top of 162.5p for an Aberdeen Angus from Messrs Clark, Fangs Brow. Dairy types to 159.5p for a Swedish Red from J Jackson & Son, Frizington Parks. Top gross of £1157.20 for a Holstein Friesian from F Mattocks & Son, Row Hall.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Aberdeen Angus – 162.50 Fangs Brow.  Swedish Red – 159.50 Frizington Parks.  Holstein Friesian – 158.50 Home Farm, 132.50 Tallentire Hill, 131.50 Row Farm, 128.50, 126.50 Woodside Farm, 127.50 Lodge Farm, 123.50 Lodge Farm, 121.50 Frizington Parks.   Montbeliarde – 156.50, 124.50, 122.50 Outgang Farm.  Limousin – 147.50, 144.50 Charles Ground.  Brown Swiss – 141.50 Frizington Parks.  British Friesian – 137.50, 123.50 Uldale Hall, 119.50 Stainburn Hall.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Holstein Friesian – 1157.20 Row Hall, 1019.59, 972.75 Woodside Farm, 1002.38 Frizington Parks, 977.85 Tallentire Hill, 938.40 Lodge Farm, 931.98 Home Farm.  Swedish Red – 961.79 Frizington Parks.  British Friesian – 912.98, 830.53 Stainburn Hall, 904.75, 836.10 Uldale Hall.    Aberdeen Angus – 897 Fangs Brow.  Limousin – 894.46, 862.88 Charles Ground.  Brown Swiss – 840.51 Frizington Parks.  Montbeliarde – 821.63 Outgang Farm.

 

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Aberdeen Angus – 112.50 Weary Hall.

OTM Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Aberdeen Angus – 1356.75 Weary Hall.

 

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs took another lift in the trade being the dearest of the season so far. The days top price of £159 was paid for a Beltex Hoggs from Messrs Bell, Main Street and purchased by W Lindsay & Sons, Butchers, Cockermouth. Top pence per kilo was 358.5ppk for Beltex Hoggs from Messrs J Sewell, Mayfield (41kg £147).

 

A tremendous run of Beltex Hoggs from Messrs Bell, Main Street averaged a staggering £149.57. Another quality run of Beltex Hoggs from Messrs J Sewell , Mayfield averaged 329.23ppk or £138.93.

 

Fell Hoggs sold much sharper to a top of 251.6ppk (32kg £80.50) for Herdwicks from RB Benn & Sons, Smaithwaite. Swaledales to £109.50 for G&A Crayston & Son, Thornholme.

 

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex- 358.5, 350, 347.5, 321.4 Mayfield, 351, 347.5, 337.2, 325, 312.5, 307.9 Nook Farm, 332.6, 320.5 Prospect House, 303.9 Cherrytree House. Texel- 312, 286.3 Hollins, 286.2 Smaithwaite, 280 Woodside Cottage, 273.6 Rose Farm. Charollais- 270.6, 267.3 Far End. TexXHerd- 259.5 Langhorn, 253.3 Far End, 248.9 Grange Grassings, 247.6 Woodside Cottage, 247.2 Charles Ground, 246.3 Church Stile, 245.5 Hollins. Cheviot- 255.4 Hollin Head, 250 Dundraw, 250, 243.2 Thornholme, 240.8 Stone Croft. Herdwick- 251.6, 237.8 Smaithwaite, 247.1 Seathwaite, 245.2 Langhorn, 241.9 Hinning House, 239.5 Church Stile, 237.5 Hollin Head. Suffolk- 251.1 Fairfield, 242.7 Far End. Mule- 245.7 Low House, 243.2 Fairfield, 240 Howbeck Lodge. Swaledale- 241.1 Far End, 231.4 Thornholme.  

 

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head - £):- Beltex- 159, 156, 155, 148, 144(2) Main Street, 156, 151, 150, 145 Nook Farm, 155, 145 Cherrytree House, 147 Prospect House, 147(2) Mayfield, Texel- 156, 146 Hollins, 147, 144, 139 Overcroft, 145 Rose Farm, 141 Howbeck Lodge, 140 Woodside Cottage, 140, 137 Hollins, 138 Howbeck Lodge, 137.50 Shatton Lodge. Charollais- 147, 138 Far End, 139 Hinning House. Suffolk- 136 Croft House, 118 Fairfield, 116.50 Far End, 116 Hilltop. Cheviot- 132, 128, 110, 107.50, 107 Thornholme, 117.50 Dundraw, 104 Plumbland. Mule- 130, 121.50 Shatton Lodge, 125 Howbeck Lodge, 120 Far End, 116.50 Beechcroft, 115 Croft House. TexXHerd- 118 Prospect House, 116.50 Far End, 109.50 Grange Grassings, 109 Langhorn, 104 Woodside Cottage. Swaledale- 109.50, 99.50 Thornholme, 108.50 Far End, 108(2) Hinning House, 100 Eirintalla. BFL- 107 Eirinntalla. Blackface- 106, 96 Thornholme. Herdwick- 103 Langhorn, 103 Church Stile, 103, 101, 95(2) Thornholme, 98 Burnthwaite, 97 Hollin Head, 94 Stone Croft, 93 Penny Hill, 92 Seathwaite.

 

Cast Ewes maintaining record levels. Vendors are encouraged to take advantage of the current extreme demand. Top of £166 for Charollais Ewes from Messrs Rawling, Overcroft. Mules to £130 from Seafield House and Fell sheep topping at £88 for Swaledales from P&PI Walker, Beechcroft. Herdwicks to £85 from A Branthwaite, The Oaks.

 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):- Charollais – 166 Overcroft. Texel – 160 Woodhall Brow, 145 Brow Top. Beltex – 144, 139 Brow Top, 138 Bothel Craggs. Suffolk – 140 Croft House, 136 Seafield House, 134 Blue Dial, 131 Brow Top. Mule – 130 Seafield House, 119 Highfield Farm. Romney – 110, 95 Castlemilk Estate. Texel X Herdwick – 109 Millbeck Hall. Swaledale – 88 Beechcroft, 83 Chapel House Farm, 83 How Hall, 82, 79 Charles Ground, 79 Rannerdale, 78 Fairfield. Herdwick – 85 The Oaks, 85 Prospect, 84 Seathwaite Farm, 82 Scalderskew, 80 Church Stile.

 

Cast Rams (per head - £):- Texel – 145 West House, 126 Carlisle Gate.  Beltex – 120 The Close. Herdwick – 84 How Hall, 80 Skinner Street, 75 Glencoyne Farm.