Primestock 18th March 2020

18th March 2020

On Wednesday 18th March 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 69 cattle comprising 52 cull cattle, 11 prime bulls and 6 clean cattle, 2,299 prime sheep including 1798 hoggs and 501 cast ewes and rams.

 

A good quality entry of Clean Cattle topped at an impressive £1509.30 for an Aberdeen Angus Steer from Messrs Crowe, Hall Santon who also sold a Limousin to £1497.33. Charolais Heifers sold to 200ppk from P&PI Walker, Beechcroft or £1330.

 

Steers (Top price per kilo)- Aberdeen Angus – 193.50 Hall Santon. Limousin – 190.50 Hall Santon.

Steers (Top price per head)- Aberdeen Angus- 1509.30 Hall Santon. Limousin- 1497.33 Hall Santon.

 

Heifers (Top price per kilo)- Charolais – 200, 197.50 Beechcroft. British Blue – 183.50, 181.50 Rose Farm.

Heifers (Top price per head)- Charolais- 1330, 1141.55 Beechcroft. British Blue- 1170.73, 1161.60 Rose Farm.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 201.50, 197.50 Uldale Hall, 197.50, 188.50 Row Hall. British Friesian – 179.50, 174.50 Seaview. Holstein Friesian – 149.50 Row Hall.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin- 1293.63, 1198.83 Uldale Hall, 1181.90, 1177.10 Row Hall, 1154.19, 1119.69 Lamplugh Hall. British Friesian- 1098.54, 1012.10 Seaview. Holstein Friesian - 914.94 Row Hall.

 

Cast Cows continue to be a tremendous trade. Top of 162.5p for a Limousin from G&T Tyson, East House which achieved the top gross of £1191.13. Friesian Cows topped at 136.5p from J Pattinson & Son, Uldale Hall. Holstein Friesians sold to £1141.03 from CW&DE Bushby, Watson Hill. Many more could have been well sold.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 162.50 East House, 140 Turner Hall, 129.50 Frizington Hall, 127.50 Woodhall Brow. Aberdeen Angus – 147.50 Turner Hall, 144.50 Croft Farm, 127.50 Askhill, 125.50 Tarn Cottage. British Blue – 145.50 East Mill House, 126.50 Fell End. British Friesian – 136.50, 128.50 Uldale Hall, 134.50 Dean Farm, 130.50 Newbiggin Farm, 127.50, 125.50(2), 119.50 Gutterby.  Holstein Friesian – 126.50, 119.50, 105 Watson Hill, 125.50, 124.50, 122.50 Barnyard, 122.50, 117.50, 112.50, 111.50 Burton House Farm. Belted Galloway – 114.50 Ashness Farm.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1191.13 East House, 1098.16 Frizington Hall, 920.28 Turner Hall, 918 Woodhall. Aberdeen Angus- 1187.79 Croft Farm, 1125.43 Turner Hall, 882.27 Tarn Cottage Askhill. Holstein Friesian – 1141.21, 831.72 Watson Hill, 1023.39, 957.57, 845.25 Barnyard, 911.40, 869.50, 850.50 Burton House Farm. British Blue – 1076.70 East Mill, 888.90 Mid Farm, 847.55 Fell End. British Friesian – 1015.29 Newbiggin Farm, 939.12, 844.25 Uldale Hall, 934.78 Dean Farm, 914.18, 843.36 Gutterby Farm. Belted Galloway – 687 Ashness Farm.

 

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs took another great leap producing amazing returns. The days top price of £186 was paid for a Beltex Hoggs from Messrs Richardson, Low Garth and purchased by Haighs Butchers, Workington. Top pence per kilo was 360ppk for a Texel Hogg from A&D Smith, Kelmore Hills and purchased by Mohamed Alam.

 

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel- 360, 335.2, 326.9, 320.8, 316.1, 300 Kelmore Hills, 337.5, 292 Risehow, 329.2 Segbushwell, 322.4 Crosshow, 318.2, 317.6, 313.2 Hollins, 312.5 East Mill, 297.9 Whitekeld. Beltex- 350.9, 328.6, 322.8, 319, 317.2, 314 Low Garth, 340, 305.8 Crosshow, 338.8, 319.6 Braithwaite Farm, 338.5, 309.1 Hillside, 331.7, 323.8, 317.1 Prospect House, 322.6, 320.8, 314.3, 310.9(2) Main St. TexXHerd- 266.7 Hollin Head. Suffolk- 251 Rook Farm. Blackface- 248.4 Low Stowbank. Herdwick- 245.9(2) Clea Hall, 245 East House, 241.3 Knott Houses, 237.8 Gatesgarth. Cheviot- 242.6 Seathwaite, 242.1 Stonecroft, 241.5 Dundraw. Swaledale- 239 Baggra Yeat.

 

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head - £):- Beltex- 186, 185, 184(3), 176 Low Garth, 181, 170 Crosshow, 176, 171(3), 170(3), 165 Main St, 176, 170, 169, 166 Hillside, 170, 166, 158 Braithwaite Farm, 159 Risehow. Texel- 181, 180, 177(2), 170(2) Kelmore Hills, 175, 166, 162 Hollins, 162 Risehow, 158 Crosshow, 158 Segbushwell. Suffolk- 128 Rook Farm, 125 Waites Farm, 120 Broom Park. Mule- 122 Hilltop, 118 Shatton Lodge. Herdwick- 116, 112 Brotherilkeld, 115 Stonecroft, 105 Cockley Beck, 103, 97.50 Gatesgarth, 100 Clea Hall, 99.50 Dale End, 99.50 Yew Tree, 99 Thornholme, 98 East House, 96.50 Knott Houses, 96 Brookfield. Cheviot- 114 Seathwaite, 113.50 Dundraw. TexXHerd- 114, 106 Dale End, 110, 109 Yew Tree, 107.50 Foxhouse, 107 Prospect House, 104 Brookfield. Swaledale- 114 Beechcroft, 113 Hilltop, 106 Baggra Yeat, 101 Low Stowbank. Blackface- 105, 99 Thornholme. 

 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):- Texel – 250, 241 Corney Hall, 204 Moor Platt, 202, 201, 196, 192, 185, 170  Terrace Farm, 200 Crosshow Farm, 198 Hill Top, 198 Bolt How, 190 Hollins Farm, 186, 176 Mayfield, 183, 173, Mid Farm, 178, 170 Green Marsh. Blue du Maine – 210 Broom Park, 186 Croftside Farm.  Beltex – 204 Croftside Farm. Suffolk – 160 East House, 150 Green Marsh. Blue Face Leicester – 151 Stockhow Hall, 146 Hill Top Farm.  Mule – 137 Mid Farm, 135 Orchard Farm, 131 Woodend, 130 Dyke Croft, 130 Terrace Farm. Hampshire – 132 Sanderhouse House. Texel X Herdwick – 117 Stool End.  Kerry Hill – 104 Ryhola Meadow. Herdwick – 103, 90 Stephney Farm, 100, 95(2) Crosbythwaite Farm, 99, 98, 89 Brookfield, 99 Easthwaite Farm, 96 Knott Houses, 92 Littletown Farm, 91 Cockley Beck Farm, 90 Seathwaite Farm. Swaledale – 100 Hill Top, 100 Peel Place, 99 High Nook, 97 Littletown Farm, 96 Seatoller Farm, 96 Beechcroft, 95 Low Stowbank.

 

Cast Rams (per head - £):- Beltex- 170, 165 Mayfield. Texel- 154 Sanderson House, 150 Causeway Foot, 148 Burnthwaite. Suffolk- 140 Causeway Foot. Herdwick- 115 Cockley Beck, 106 Rannerdale.