Primestock Sale 20th May 2020

20th May 2020

On Wednesday 20th May 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 66 cattle comprising 40 cull cattle and 26 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1332 prime sheep including 441 spring lambs, 508 hoggs and 382 cast ewes and rams.

With a tremendous show of cattle forward leading the sale in price per kilo was a smart Limousin heifer from Messrs Teasdale, Lowside Farm selling for 208 pence.  Top price of the day was a shapely Limousin bull achieving £1416.16 from WE Callion & Son, Lodge Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 208 Lowside Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1139.84 Lowside Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 212 Lodge Farm, 190, 187 Hunday Farm, 188, 186 Lamplugh Hall, 186 Ellenbank.  Charolais – 204 Ellenbank.  Limousin – 196 Uldale Hall.  British Friesian – 175 Uldale Hall,  165, 164 Greengill Farm.  British Blue – 187, 185 Threapland Lees.  Holstein Friesian – 170, 160 Row Hall, 168 Lamplugh Hall, 158 Threapland Lees, 148 Lodge Farm.  Norweign Red – 170 Greengill Farm.  Aberdeen Angus – 162 Braithwaite Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1416.16 Lodge Farm, 1395 Ellenbank, 1295.80, 1228.59 Hunday Farm, 1268.52, 1191.92 Lamplugh Hall, 1083.88 Uldale Hall.  Charolais – 1403.52 Ellenbank.  Aberdeen Angus – 1187.46 Braithwaite Farm.  British Blue – 1150.05, 1117.40, 1065.90 Threapland Lees. Holstein Friesian – 1142.40 Lamplugh Hall, 1036.48 Threapland Lees, 1033.60, 1024 Row Hall.  British Friesian – 1071 Uldale Hall, 1023 Greengill Farm.  Norweign Red – 1094.80 Greengill Farm.

Cast cows were forward in greater numbers and a larger ring side of buyers, a stronger trade again was witnessed with more required to fulfill buyers’ requirements. Leading the sale price per kilo with 203ppk for a shapely type Limousin cow from Thrimby Farms. Leading price per head was a straight well fed British Blue cross cow from Stanger Hill.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 203, 165, 164 Thrimby Grange, 159, 148 Oughterside Mill, 158 Hill Top, 155 Terrace Farm, 131 Aldoth Farm.  British Blue – 158 Stanger Hill, 143 Hill Top, 129 Hill Top, 129 Grange Farm.  Aberdeen Angus – 138 Sneckyeat Farm.  Holstein – 134, 113 Lowca Cottage Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 126, 119, 117 Watson Hill, 121 Barnyard, 118 Threapland Lees, 114 Segbushwell.  British Friesian – 124, 122 Uldale Hall.  Meuse Rhine – 110 Sneckyeat Farm.  

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  British Blue – 1164.46 Stanger Hill, 1092.52 Hill Top.  Limousin – 1110.74 Hill Top, 1097.10, 1015.28 Oughterside Mill, 1096 Allerby Hall, 1086.05, 1041.40 Thrimby Grange, 1004.40 Terrace Farm, 982.41 Grange Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 1038.40 Threapland Lees, 935.33 Barnyard, 931.77, 912.24 Watson Hill.  Holstein – 1031.80 Lowca Cottage Farm.  Aberdeen Angus – 975.66 Sneckyeat Farm.  British Friesian – 911.40 Uldale Hall.  Meuse Rhine – Sneckyeat Farm.

Prime Sheep

More new season lambs were forward with an SQQ of 268.32 trade was electric with a premium for 36-42kg given throughout the day. Leading price ppk was 325.7 for a pen of 10 Beltex x lambs weighing 36kg from Segbushwell. Leading the top price per head was £138 for a cracking Texel butchers lamb from Bridgewater. Lambs are now required in greater numbers with all abattoirs switching over to new season lambs.  

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Texel – 325.70, 316.70 Segbushwell, 325.60 Bridgewater, 300, 297.50, 295 Seafield House, 290.20, 285, 283.30, 280.50 Hill House, 282.50 Rook Farm, 281.80 Wood Farm, 280 Croftside Farm, 279.80 High Blaithwaite, 277.60 East Mill Farm.  Suffolk – 276.20 Segbushwell, 272.40 Broomhills, 262.80 Hill House, 262.20, 250 Green Marsh, 261.90 Lynwood, 253.50 Loughhead Farm, 250 Wood Farm, 247.80 Moor Platt Farm, 240.80 Seymour House.  Charollais – 254.40 Outgang Farm.  Cheviot – 240.40 Wood Farm, 214 The Muslins.  Dorset – 206.50 Sanderson House.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):-  Texel – 138, 134 Bridgewater, 136, 134 Wood Farm, 136 Aspatria Hall, 136 Croftlands, 135 High Blaithwaite, 135, 130 Blue Dial, 134 Seafield House, 132 Croftside Farm, 130 Seymour House, 128 Green Marsh, 128 Hill House.    Suffolk – 118, 114 Seymour House, 116 Segbushwell, 115 Broomhills, 115 Wood Farm, 114 Moor Platt Farm, 113 Hill House, 110 Lynwood, 109 Loughhead Farm, 107.50 Green Marsh.  Charollais – 114.50 Outgang Farm.  Cheviot – 113 Wood Farm, 92 The Muslins.  Dorset – 111.50 Sanderson House.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Beltex – 245.70 Aspatria Hall.  Cheviot – 229.70 The Wreay, 207 Lowfields Farm, 191.90 Millbeck Hall.  Texel – 223.80, 204.10 Cherrytree House, 214.30, 212.50 Aspatria Hall, 210, 206.40 Rainors Farm, 205.70, 200 Mossergate Farm, 200 Hollin Head.  Texel X Herdwick – 214.30 Crakeplace Hall, 212.20 Stone Croft, 208.10 Mossergate Farm, 204.90 Bent Ash Farm.  Herdwick – 213.20, 204.10 Stone Croft, 207.70 Brookfield, 204.90 East House, 204.20 Clea Hall, 202.50 Brookfield.   Badger Face – 208 Rainors Farm.  Swaledale – 197.20 Stone Croft, 183.80 Millbeck Hall, 175 Hollin Head.  Mule – 190.90, 180.40 Ellenbank, 181.10 Stone Croft.      

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head - £):-  Texel – 110, 101, 97 High House, 101, 95 Aspatria Hall, 100 Cherrytree House, 99 Hole Beck, 97 Rainors Farm, 95.50 Wright Green Farm.   Texel X Herdwick – 90, 86 Crakeplace Hall, 89.50 Mossergate Farm, 84 Bent Ash Farm, 79 Hollin Head, 78.50 Stone Croft.  Cheviot – 89, 82, 81 Lowfields Farm, 73.50 The Wreay, 71 Millbeck Hall.  Badger Face – 87.50 Rainors Farm.  Beltex – 86 Aspatria Hall.  Mule – 85, 84, 83 Ellenbank, 80.50 Mossergate Farm, 75 Cherrytree House, 67 Stone Croft.  Herdwick – 85 Hole Beck, 84, 80 East House, 81 Brookfield, 81 Knott Houses, 78 Stone Croft, 76 Millbeck Hall, 75.50 Stone Croft.  Bluefaced Leicester – 81 Bell Mount.  Dorset – 73.50, 72, 71.50 Thornbank Farm.  Swaledale – 72 Mossergate Farm, 71 Stone Croft, 68 Millbeck Hall, 66.50 Hollin Head, 66 How Hall.   

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 162, 150, 148, 139, 135, 127 Corney Hall, 126, 119 Braithwaite Farm, 120 Newhouse Farm.  Beltex – 125, 124, 110, 101, 99 Stephney Farm.  Bleu du Maine – 117 Moor Platt Farm, 94 Croftside Farm.  Bluefaced Leicester – 100, 94 Baggra Yeat.  Suffolk – 90, 89, 85 Woodside Cottage, 74 Loughhead.  Scotch Blackface – 80, 69 Ellenbank.  Cheviot – 75 Braithwaite Farm, 68 Corney Hall, 62 Fold Head Farm, 53 Hollows Farm.  Mule – 74 Corney Hall, 76 Bridgewater, 72 Newhouse Farm, 69 Kirkland House, 67 Brow Foot, 67 Beechcroft.  Swaledale – 68 Baggra Yeat, 64 Meadow Bank, 59 Millbeck Hall, 57 Kirkland House, 49 Aspatria Hall.  Herdwick – 60, 57 Clea Hall, 52 Stephney Farm, 51 Millbeck Hall, 51 How Hall, 49 Fold Head Farm.  Texel X Herdwick – 54 Hollin Head, 45 Stone Croft.  

Cast Rams (per head - £):-  Texel – 125, 103 Cragg Farm, 65 Crakeplace Hall.  Bluefaced Leicester – 88, 82, 74 High Side Farm.  Herdwick – 51 Hollin Head, 50 The Square, 49 Thirlspot.