Primestock 13th May 2020

13th May 2020

On Wednesday 13th May 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 63 cattle comprising 44 cull cattle and 19 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1112 prime sheep including 204 spring lambs, 567 prime hoggs and 341 cast ewes and rams.

Prime cattle ring was well supported with extra buyers this in turn made the trade on fire.  With the drop and go system working well there is no reason for anyone to travel further mileage than needed with what we have to offer at Mitchells Auction.

Leading the clean section was a smart Limousin heifer from Messrs Teasdale, Lowside Farm selling for 205 pence per kilo to WilsonWillis Butchers, Cleator Moor.   Top price achieved was £1322.19 for a Limousin bull from TA Byers, Ellenbank. 

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 205 Lowside Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1154.15 Lowside Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 198, 188 Fell End, 192 Uldale Hall, 179, 178 Hunday Farm, 177 Ellenbank.  Simmental – 183 Ellenbank.  British Friesian – 176 Uldale Hall.  Aberdeen Angus – 163 Seaview.  Holstein Friesian – 159, 158, 153 Row Hall, 152 East Mill Farm.  Holstein – 144, 133 Seaview, 141 East Mill Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1322.19 Ellenbank, 1235.10, 1217.52 Hunday Farm, 1188, 1139.28 Fell End, 1157.76 Uldale Hall.  Holstein Friesian – 1089.15, 1064.92, 1060.29 Row Hall, 1010.80 East Mill Farm.  Simmental – 1076.04 Ellenbank.  Holstein – 832.32 Seaview, 817.80 East Mill Farm.  British Friesian – 957.44 Uldale Hall, Aberdeen Angus – 903.02 Seaview.

Leading price per kilo was a shapely Limousin cow from Messrs Knight, Stephney Farm at 165 pence (£1435.50).  Dairy bred cast cows topped at 134 pence per kilo from J Pattinson & Son, Uldale Hall.  Top price per head was £1008.64 from G & I  Carruthers & Son, Lowca Cottage Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 165, 164, 158 Stephney Farm, 155 Beechcroft, 138 Hyton Farm, 129 Muncaster Head Farm.  British Blue – 159 Stephney Farm, 131 Hyton Farm.  Aberdeen Angus – 142.50 Lowside Farm.  British Friesian – 134 Uldale Hall, 130 Harrington Parks, 125 Stainburn Hall.  Simmental – 129 Muncaster Head Farm.  Holstein – 128, 127 Lowca Cottage Farm, 115, 110, 106 Threapthwaite Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 125 Barnyard, 122 Lodge Farm, 119 Waverbank, 118 Hill Farm, 117 Mayfield, 117 Watson Hill. 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1435.50, 1245.04, 1095.52 Stephney Farm, 1283.40 Beechcroft, 914.94 Hyton Farm.  British Blue – 1224.30 Stephney Farm, 890.80 Hyton Farm.  Holstein – 1008.64, 949.96 Lowca Cottage Farm, 856.75, 696.30 Threapthwaite Farm.  Aberdeen Angus – 959.03 Lowside Farm.  British Friesian – 954.72, 815 Stainburn Hall Farm, 881.72 Uldale Hall, 800.80 Harrington Parks.  Holstein Friesian – 950 Barnyard, 886.55 Waverbank, 879.10 Hill Farm, 856.44 Mayfield, 841.80 Lodge Farm.  Simmental – 928.80 Muncaster Head Farm. 

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Hereford – 128 Waterloo Farm.

OTM Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Hereford – 1198.08 Waterloo Farm.

Prime Sheep

New season lambs are now coming forward in greater numbers with the grand spell of weather.  A very strong trade was witnessed with all sellers delighted with their trade the full sale average was 272.58 pence per kilo.  Leading the sale in price per kilo was a tremendous Texel lamb from G Butler, Moor Platt Farm at 302.30 pence per kilo.  Leading the sale per head was a wonderful Texel lamb from Emma Skelton & Kids, Low House Farm achieving £135.  This was closely followed by a smart Texel lamb from S Bell, Loughhead Farm at £132.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Texel – 302.30 Moor Platt Farm, 300, 280.40 Seafield House, 300, 294.70, 289.50 Woodend Farm, 300, 285 Loughhead Farm, 290 Woodside Farm, 284.10 Blue Dial, 278.60 Woodside Farm, 275 Baggrow Farm, 275 Woodside Cottage, 273.80 Bleabank.  Charollais – 277.50, 276.30, 270.50 The Stable.  Suffolk – 272.70, 264, 260, 234 Croft House, 248.90, 240.40 Woodside Farm, 248.80 Baggrow Farm, 226 High Flatts, 214.80 Croft House, 201.80 Green Marsh.     

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):-  Texel – 135, 130, 126, 125 Low House Farm, 132, 124, 122 Loughhead Farm, 130, 125 Moor Platt Farm, 130, 129, 126 Seafield House, 125, 124 (x2), 123 Blue Dial, 121 Croft House, 120 Woodend Farm.  Suffolk – 120, 119, 117 Croft House, 116 Croft House, 113 Woodside Farm, 113 High Flatts, 112 Woodside Farm, 111 Green Marsh, 102 Baggrow Farm.  Charollais – 119, 111 The Stable.  

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Texel – 223.30 Croft House, 215.80 East Townend, 215.40, 209.80 Eskett View, 214.30, 209.30 Chapel Howe, 212.20 Rainors Farm, 211.40 Plumbland Farm, 209.50 Sorrowstones, 208.70 Hollins Farm.  Herdwick – 216.20, 214.90 Clea Hall, 215, 213.40, 212.90 Knott Houses, 214.10 Stone Croft, 213.50 Church Stile Farm, 212.80 Row Brow Park, 212.80 Brimmer Head.  Texel X Herdwick – 214.10 Plumbland Farm, 213.90 Stone Croft, 210.30, 207.30 Outgang Farm, 206.10 Croft House.  Scotch Blackface – 213.20, 203.10 Far Bank Farm.  Cheviot – 210.80 Wilkinsyke, 202.10 Plumbland Farm.  Swaledale – 208.10 Stone Croft, 207.30 Far End Farm, 205.30 Far Bank Farm, 202.40 Stockhow Hall.  Beltex – 207.40, 200 Hill Green.  Suffolk – 203.60 Rigg House Farm.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head - £):-  Beltex – 112, 108 Hill Green.  Texel – 105, 97 Chapel Howe, 96, 94 Croft House, 96 Hollins Farm, 95.50 Rainors Farm, 94 Elva Plain, 94 The Stable, 93 Plumbland Farm.  Cheviot – 95 Plumbland Farm.  Texel X Herdwick – 93.50, 93 Plumbland Farm, 87 Kirkhouse, 85 Outgang Farm, 85 The Square.  Suffolk – 90 Woodend, 88 Croft House, 85.50 Rigg House Farm.  Herdwick – 87.50, 86 Knott Houses, 83.50 The Square, 83.50 Stone Croft, 83 Brimmer Head, 83 Row Brow Park, 80 Clea Hall.  Dorset – 87 Park Head Farm.  Swaledale – 85 Far End Farm, 85 Stockhow Hall, 79 Whinnerah, 78 Far Bank Farm, 77 Stone Croft, 72.50 Wilkinsyke Farm.  Scotch Blackface – 81 Far Bank Farm.   

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 149, 143, 137, 104 Woodhall Brow Farm, 145, 141 Riggingill, 141 Hill Green, 109 Peter House Farm, 104 Ullock Mains, 100 High Moss.  Suffolk – 110 High Flatts, 104 Mosser Mains Farm, 97 Outgang Farm, 93 Croft House, 80 Segbushwell.  Charollais – 103 Far End Farm, 63 Kirkhouse.  Bluefaced Leicester – 95 Stockhow Hall, 86 Burnside Caravan Park, 84 Burblethwaite, 70 Stockhow Hall.  Mule – 80, 79 Outgang Farm, 79 Eskett View, 77 Far End Farm, 76 Rose Farm, 75 Bleabank, 74 Ullock Mains.  Cheviot – 78, 74 Hollins, 77, 73 Croft House, 72 Chapel Farm.  Dorset – 75, 70 Park Head Farm, 68, 66 Thornbank Farms.  Swaledale – 71 Burblethwaite, 70 Peter House Farm, 66 Far End Farm, 65 Muncaster Head Farm, 63 East House, 60 Segbushwell.  Herdwick – 65 Row Brow Park, 65 Knott Houses, 65 Far End Farm, 64 Brotherilkeld, 63 Clea Hall, 62 Hollins.  Texel X Herdwick – 65 Stockbridge Farm, 57 Burblethwaite.  Jacob – 55 The Stable.  

Cast Rams (per head - £):-  Texel – 114 Far End Farm, 110 Rose Farm, 90 Hurlbarrow, 80 Stockbridge Farm.  Charollais – 101 Hurlbarrow, 70 Ullock Mains.