Primestock 10th June 2020

10th June 2020

On Wednesday 10th June 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 65 cattle comprising 46 cull cattle and 19 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1272 prime sheep 1075 prime lambs and 197 cast ewes and rams.

All classes of cattle continue to be well sold. Clean Cattle sold to 208p for a Blonde Heifer from AJ Wood, Woodhall Brow who also sold the top gross with a Blonde Steer making £1271.60.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Blonde – 208 Woodhall Brow.  Limousin – 200(2) Hunday Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  Blonde – 1168.96 Woodhall Brow.  Limousin – 1104, 1040 Hunday Farm.  

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Blonde – 187 Woodhall Brow.

Prime Steer (Top price per head - £):-  Blonde – 1271.60 Woodhall Brow.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue – 187 Beechcroft.  Aberdeen Angus – 184 Crosshow Farm. Holstein Friesian – 164(2) Row Hall.  Holstein – 150 East Mill.   

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  British Blue – 1262.25 Beechcroft.  Aberdeen Angus – 1232.80 Crosshow Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 1095.52, 1082.40 Row Hall, 996.04 East Mill.  Holstein – 921, 856.80 East Mill. Galloway – 820.44 Ellenbank. 

Cast Cows continue to produce fantastic returns leaving vendors delighted. Top price of 170ppk for a Limousin Cow from GA Stamper, Row Brow Park. Another Limousin cow from this good home achieved the top gross of £1230.66. Dairy cows sold to 150p for a Fleckvieh from JW Graves, Home Farm or £1081 for a Holstein Friesian from B Burrough, Waites Farm. More cows could have been sold to vendor advantage.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 170, 159, 156 Rowbrow Park, 148, 145 Terrace Farm, 144 East House, 140 Langley Farm.  Simmental – 156 Rakefoot.  Fleckvieh – 150 Home Farm.  British Blue – 147 Parkhouse Farm, 145 Rowbrow Park. Hereford – 140 Langley Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 134 Waites Farm, 132, 118 Springfield Farm, 121 Barnyard, 118 Watson Hill, 117 Hillgreen, 111 Mayfield.  British Friesian – 133 Harrington Parks, 126 Uldale Hall.  Cross Breed – 123 Barnyard.

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1230.66, 1198.50, 1021.80  Rowbrow Park, 1059.84, 945.30 East House, 1053.62 Hollins Farm, 925.10, 892.44 Terrace Farm.  British Blue – 1147.50, 972.82 Kirkgate Farm, 1004.01 Parkhouse Farm, 925.10 Rowbrow Park, 897.60 Aldoth Farm.  Simmental – 1143.48 Rakefoot.  Holstein Friesian – 1081.38 Waites Farm, 926.86 Barnyard.  British Friesian – 1006.81 Harrington Parks.

Prime Sheep

 A good entry of 1075 lambs being nearly double the number of the corresponding week last year and remaining in front of last year’s rates. The days top price of £134 was paid for a Texel Lamb from JD Hetherington & Son, Blue Dial purchased by Wilson Willis Butchers, Cleator Moor. Pence per kilo honours went to J&M Wilson, Meadow Farm, Camerton with Texel Lambs at 276ppk.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Texel – 276, 263, 252 Meadow Farm, 266 Woodhall Brow, 265, 253 Wood Farm, 262.70, 255.80, 251.90 Blue Dial, 252.20 Parsonage Farm, 251 High Blaithwaite.  Beltex – 256, 250 Low Boonwood, 255.30 Green Marsh, 255 Mechi Farm, 250 Beck Farm, 248 Wood Farm.  Suffolk – 238.60 Mechi Farm, 235 Wood Farm, 234.70 Broom Park, 229, 228 Greenbank Close, 225.60 Stangrah Farm, 225 Ellenbank.  Bleu du Maine – 230.80 Oughterside Mill.   

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):-  Texel – 134, 133, 131, 116 Blue Dial, 125 Hollins Farm, 124, 121, 116 Meadow Farm, 119 Rose Farm, 117 Woodhall Brow, 116 Parsonage Farm, 115 Frizington Parks, 115 High Flatts.  Beltex – 125, 105 Mechi Farm, 120 Green Marsh, 120, 100, 98.50 Low Boonwood, 115 Seafield House, 97 Wood Farm.  Suffolk – 115, 108 Broom Park, 107, 106, 97 Stangrah Farm, 105 Mechi Farm, 97 Green Marsh, 96 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 95.50 Croft House, 95.50 Fairladies Farm, 95 Outgang Farm.

A poor entry of cast ewes maintained recent rates. Top of £125 achieved three times; each time for Texels firstly from BJ Harrison, Beck Farm, Wigton; again from FA&J Stockdale, Crosshow, Maryport and finally from R&E Richardson, Burnt House, Wasdale. Fell ewes remain better to sell and topped at £63 for Swaledales from Wythop Farms, Embleton and £63 for Herdwicks from JW&EL Lowery, Stangrah Farm, Millom.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 125 Crosshow Farm, 125 Burnt House, 125, 120, 116, 99 Beck Farm, 114, 100 Seafield House, 97 Stockhill, 97 Woodside Cottage.  Beltex – 106 Beck Farm. Suffolk – 102 Beck Farm, 93, 90, 87, 85 Stangrah Farm, 85 Meadow Farm. Cheviot – 68, 65 Whitekeld Farm, 65 Cragg House.  Swaledale – 63 Wythop Farms, 62 High Side Farm. Herdwick – 63 Stangrah Farm, 59 Smaithwaite, 57 Millbeck Hall. Mule – 62 Asby Farm, 60 Crosshow Farm, 59 Nr Branthwaite Edge.