Primestock 3rd June 2020

3rd June 2020

On Wednesday 3rd June 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 122 cattle comprising 110 cull cattle and 12 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1081 prime sheep including 669 spring lambs, 157 hoggs and 255 cast ewes and rams.

A bumper entry of cattle was forward being the largest number forward on a Wednesday in this centre for many a year. The large entry was rewarded with a rip-roaring trade delighting vendors. Clean Cattle sold to 212p for a Limousin Heifer from RA Rawling, Overcroft. 

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 212 Overcroft, 196, 190 Hunday Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1136.32 Overcroft, 1105.80, 1083.88 Hunday Farm.

More Bulls could have been well sold and topped at 194p or £1517 for a Limousin from J Brown & Sons, Crakeplace Hall.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 194 Crakeplace Hall, 187, 186 Uldale Hall, 180 Lake View.  British Blue – 187, 182 Lowca Cottage.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1517.08 Crakeplace Hall, 1269.82 Ellenbank, 1108.56, 1015.41 Uldale Hall.  Aberdeen Angus – 1210.88 Ellenbank.    British Blue – 1110.20, 1021.02 Lowca Cottage Farm.  

Cast cows continue to be in extreme demand producing fantastic returns. The days’ top price of 176p or £1337.60 was achieved for a British Blue Cow from first time vendor DA Harrison, Hill House, Wigton. The tremendous run of fed cows averaged 169.4ppk or £1217.71. Limousin Cows sold to 170p from T Scott, Hilltop and 169p from J Brown & Sons, Crakeplace Hall. Dairy Cows sold to 171p for a British Friesian over thirty months Heifer from J Pattinson & Son, Uldale Hall. Holstein Friesian Cows to 145p or £1131 from GA&D Whitfield, Pelutho Grange.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue – 176 Hill House, 156, 145 Hayborough, 135 Grange Farm, 134 Bolton Wood Lane.  British Friesian – 171 Uldale Hall, 137, 124 Gutterby Farm, 137 Uldale Hall, 126 Sneckyeat Farm. Limousin – 170 Hill Top, 169, 160 Crakeplace Hall, 168, 164 Hill House, 161 Grange Farm, 160 Lane Head, 159 Easthwaite Farm, 158 Shatton Lodge, 157 Eastlands.  Simmental – 160 Mosser Mains.  Shorthorn – 147 Mosser Mains.  Holstein Friesian – 145 Pelutho Grange, 140, 125 Barnyard, 131, 125 East Farm, 127 Threapland Lees, 122 Waverbank.   Saler – 140 Hall Waberthwaite.  Holstein – 138, 129, 128, 124 Crooklands, 131 Marlborough Hall, 131 Pelutho Grange, 130 Threapthwaite Farm. Blonde – 135 Low Godderthwaite.  Hereford – 128 Low Godderthwaite.

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  British Blue – 1337.60 Hill House, 1070.16, 942.50 Hayborough, 1053 Grange Farm.  Limousin – 1220.16, 1095.36 Hill House, 1210.28 Shatton Lodge, 1189.76, 1099.20 Crakeplace Hall, 1180.80 Lane Head, 1170.24 Easthwaite Farm, 1092.08 Elva Plain, 1048.76 Eastlands, 1030.20 Hill Top.  Holstein Friesian – 1131 Pelutho Grange, 1031.80 Barnyard, 1016.26 Waverbank, 970.42 Burton House Farm, 949.75 East Farm, 937.72 Tallentire Hill, 916.94 Threapland Lees. Holstein – 1087.30 Marlborough Hall, 1085.44, 1070.70, 954.80 Crooklands, 1027.04 Pelutho Grange, 1003.60 Threapthwaite Farm.  British Friesian – 1036.26, 1004.21 Uldale Hall, 893.24 Gutterby Farm.    Shorthorn – 999.60 Mosser Mains.  Simmental – 969.60 Mosser Mains Farm, 736 Newhouse Farm.  Hereford – 908.80 Low Godderthwaite.    Blonde – 888.30 Low Godderthwaite.  Beef Shorthorn – 816.57 Hollin Head.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 135 Marlborough Hall.  Holstein – 111 Brackenbarrow Farm

OTM Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Holstein – 1298.70 Brackenbarrow Farm.  Limousin – 1193.40 Marlborough Hall .

Prime Sheep

A quality entry of prime lambs sold much sharper on the week with an increased ringside of buyers in attendance. The days’ top price of £132 was paid twice once for a Suffolk Lamb from G Butler, Moor Platt, Egremont purchased by Wilson Butchers, Main St, Egremont and for a Texel lamb from G Gate, Hollins Farm. Top pence per kilo was 307.3p for a 41kg (£126) for a Texel Lamb from Messrs Hodgson & Son, Croft End, Beckermet purchased by West Scottish Lamb.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Texel – 307.3, 295 Croft End, 305.4, 295.8, 286.1, 281.6 Segbushwell, 300, 287.2 Horse Gill, 285.7 Corney Hall, 283.8, 280 Woodside Cottage, 283.3, 278 Wood Farm.  Bleu du Maine – 300 Oughterside Mill, 273.1, 257.1 Brow Top.  Suffolk – 261.9 Wood Farm, 260 Ryhola Meadow, 249.1 Moor Platt, 246.8 High Flatts, 246.5 Woodside Farm, 245.8 Croftfield House, 244.3 Croft House, 244.2 Crosshow Farm.  

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):-  Suffolk – 132 Moor Platt, 127 Crosshow Farm, 124, 110 Woodhall Brow, 118 Croftfield Farm, 116.50, 108.50 Scalesmoor, 116 High Flatts, 110 Wood Farm,  107.50 Croft House, 106.50 Greenbank Close, 106 Woodside Farm.  Texel – 132, 130, 127 Hollins Farm, 130 Fairladies Farm, 129, 128, 125, 124 Fieldside Farm, 128, 126 Hill Top, 126 Woodside Cottage, 126, 124 Croft End, 125 Wood Farm, 120 Corney Hall.  Bleu du Maine – 120 Oughterside Mill, 108, 106.50 Brow Top.   

An improved entry of ewes sold to a top of £133 for a Texel ewe from T&S Wilson, Scales Farm, Embleton. Fell ewes to £63 for a pen of Swaledales from J Stobart, Howbeck Lodge, Hesket New Market.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 133 Scales Farm, 129 Ireby Hall, 123 Beck Farm, 120 Chapel House, 103 Wardhall Guards, 102 Westwinds.  Suffolk – 88 High Flatts, 84 Croft House, 84 Beck Farm, 81 Bridge End.  Bleu du Maine – 87 Corrow Farm.  Bluefaced Leicester – 83 Chapel House, 76 Howbeck Lodge. Mule – 69 East Townend, 69 Acrewalls, 68 The Muslins, 65 Ryhola Meadow.  Cheviot – 65 High Bewaldeth, 58 Croft House.  Swaledale – 63 Howbeck Lodge, 60 Millbeck Hall, 57, 56 Chapel House.  Jacob – 57 Easthwaite Farm. Herdwick – 55 Sword House, 52 Howbeck Lodge, 51 Grange Grassings, 51 Easthwaite Farm, 51 Hollin Head.     

Cast Rams (per head - £):-  Texel – 95 Millbeck Hall, 93, 85 Beck Farm, 93 Chapel House, 86 Ireby Hall.  Bluefaced Leicester – 95 Baggra Yeat.  Cheviot – 83 High Bewaldeth.  Herdwick – 59 Millbeck Hall, 53 Bowderdale.