Primestock 17th June 2020

17th June 2020

On Wednesday 17th June 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 83 cattle comprising 72 cull cattle and 11 prime bulls and clean cattle, 943 prime sheep including 698 spring lambs and 245 cast ewes and rams.

Cast cows on fire once again in Mitchells Auction Mart with an outstanding run of cows and again more buyers attending due to the quality forward.  An outstanding sale average of 133.73 pence per kilo.

The leading price per head was £1326 for a British Blue cow consigned by Hill House.  Closely followed by £1304.74 from Stephney Farm. 

Reading down the report most will see the strong trade we had.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 203 Woodhall Brow Farm, 188 Hunday Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1161.16 Woodhall Brow Farm, 1015.20 Hunday Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 206 Fell End.  British Friesian – 178, 177 Seaview.  Holstein – 150 East Mill.  Holstein Friesian – 150 East Mill Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1277.20 Fell End.  British Friesian – 1076.16, 1071.56 Seaview.  Holstein Friesian – 900 East Mill, 753.20 Waites Farm.  Holstein – 870 East Mill .    Hereford – 785.40 Croft Farm.  Galloway – 732.64 Ellenbank.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 179 Swinside End Farm, 175, 167, 164, 160 Stephney Farm, 164, 155 Hill House, 163, 154 Crakeplace Hall, 159 Woodhall Brow Farm.  British Blue – 178 Stephney Farm, 170, 161, 158 Hill House, 135 Langfauld, 132 Bothel Craggs.  Hereford – 170 Croft Farm.  Holstein – 145, 126 Lowca Cottage Farm, 113 Marlborough Hall.  Blonde – 144 Lake View.  Holstein Friesian – 140, 126 Lodge Farm, 126 Row Hall, 119 Watson Hill, 118 Marlborough Hall, 115 Waverbank, 108 Midtown, 104 Waites Farm, 104 Hunday Farm.  Simmental – 139 Croft Farm.  British Friesian – 138, 115 Newbiggin Farm, 128 Frizington Hall, 128 Harrington Parks.  Aberdeen Angus – 128 Hill House, 128 Riggingill.  Montbeliarde – 110 Pelutho Grange.

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  British Blue – 1326, 1138.27 Hill House, 1304.74 Stephney Farm, 945 Langfauld, 850.08 Bothel Craggs.  Limousin – 1106.76 Frizington Hall, 1102.64 Swinside End Farm, 1099, 1047.09, 1033.60, 1031.56 Stephney Farm, 1080.35, 1013.52 Hill House, 1056.24 Crakeplace Hall, 1033.50 Woodhall Brow Farm.    Blonde – 1082.88 Lake View.  Aberdeen Angus – 1013.76 Hill House, 704 Riggingill.  Holstein Friesian – 982.80, 890.40 Lodge Farm, 859.18 Watson Hill, 840.32 Waites Farm, 837.20 Waverbank, 774.36 Midtown, 719.80 Marlborough Hall, 714.42 Row Hall.  Holstein – 995.40, 925.10 Lowca Cottage Farm, 793.26 Marlborough Hall.  British Friesian – 949.44 Newbiggin Farm, 906.24 Frizington Hall, 832 Harrington Parks.  Hereford – 785.40 Croft Farm.  Simmental – 747.82 Croft Farm.  Montbeliarde – 709.50 Pelutho Grange.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 162 Allerby Hall.  Hereford – 120 Croft Farm.  British Friesian – 118 Outgang Farm.

OTM Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1203.30 Strawberry How.   Hereford – 1116 Croft Farm.  British Friesian – 1050.20 Outgang Farm.   

Prime Sheep

Prime lambs averaged 220 pence per kilo.  Heavy weight lambs were the order of the day with 45 – 52 kilo lambs averaging 244.49 pence per kilo.  All buyers are now in full attendance as we require more number of fulfil their requirements.

Leading the sale in price per kilo were two shapely lambs from JD Hetherington & Son, Blue Dial selling for 282.6 pence per kilo (£130) purchased by Haighs, Butchers of Workington.  Top price per head of £133 (277.10 ppk) was also achieved from JD Hetherington & Son, Blue Dial selling to W Lindsay & Son, Butchers of Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Texel – 282.6, 277.1, 264.6 Blue Dial, 266 High Low Hall, 263.8 Meadow Farm, 256.5 Riggingill, 256.5 Parsonage Farm, 255.3 High Moss, 254.5 Salter Hall.  Beltex – 269.6 Blue Dial, 253.5, 234.1 Jenkins Cross, 240.3 Corney Hall, 238.6 Segbushwell, 237.8 Parsonage Farm, 223.1, 216.2 Corney Hall.  Suffolk – 259.1, 233.3 Scalesmoor, 243.1 High Flatts, 214.3 Croft House, 212.8, 209.3 Ryhola Meadow.  Mule – 223.2 Cathow.  Charollais – 215.9 Outgang Farm.  Bleu du Maine – 209.3 Brow Top Farm.     

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):-  Texel – 133, 130, 127 Blue Dial, 131, 125 Fieldside Farm, 130, 127 Hollins Farm, 127 High Flatts, 126 Riggingill, 125 High Low Hall, 124 Meadow Farm, 122 Beechcroft, 120 High Moss.  Charollais – 95 Outgang Farm.  Beltex – 124 Blue Dial, 109, 96 Jenkins Cross, 107 Parsonage Farm, 87, 86.50, 84 Corney Hall, 83.50 Segbushwell.   Suffolk – 124 High Flatts, 114, 112 Scalesmoor, 91.50, 90 Ryhola Meadow, 90 Croft House.  Bleu du Maine – 90 Brow Top Farm. 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 120 Jenkins Cross, 105 Ryhola Meadow, 101, 95 Home Farm, 97, 91 Bell House Farm, 92 Woodhall Brow Farm, 91 Cockley Gill Farm.  Beltex – 93 Jenkins Cross, 91 Flimby Hall.  Suffolk – 90 Fieldside Farm, 88, 86 Old Hyton Farm, 88, 85 Croft House, 84 Bothel Craggs, 78 Orchard Farm, 74 Waites Farm.  Bleu du Maine – 86 Croftlands.  Charollais – 85 Woodhall Brow Farm.  Mule – 66 Orchard Farm, 66 Old Hyton Farm, 65 Waites Farm, 65, 64 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 65 Ryhola Meadow, 64 Cockley Gill, 64 Jenkins Cross, 63 Orchard Farm, 62 Oughterside Mill.  Swaledale – 64 Frizington Hall.  Dorset – 61 Springfield Road.  Herdwick – 60, 55 Yew Tree Farm, 56 Seaview, 54 Frizington Hall, 53 Rowbrow Park, 47 Pica Cottages.  Scotch Blackface – 59 Low Stowbank.  

Cast Rams (per head - £):-  Texel – 101 Woodhall Brow Farm, 100 Salter Hall, 91 Seaview.  Herdwick – 52 Skelsceugh Farm