Primestock 24th June 2020

24th June 2020

On Wednesday 24th June 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 71 cattle comprising 54 cull cattle and 17 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1048 prime sheep including 715 prime lambs and 333 cast ewes.

Leading the sale in price per kilo was a smart Limousin heifer from RA Rawling, Overcroft selling for 201 pence per kilo purchased by George Chapman.  Top price of the day was a Limousin cow from J Walker, Oxenriggs achieving £1333.50 selling to Les Fell.

CAST COWS AND BULLS

With the resurgence of the live ring at Cockermouth for cast cows the trade was exceptionally strong throughout for all types, meaty well fleshed dairy bred cows were 120 – 135 pence per kilo, plain lean types all 90 pence per kilo plus.  Continental fleshy types we have an abundance of buyers looking to further feed or slaughter.  Do not hesitate to support this sale ring.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 201 Overcroft.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1025.10 Overcroft.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 190 Uldale Hall.  British Blue – 189 Drigg Moorside, 188 Uldale Hall, 181, 178 East Mill Farm.  British Friesian – 175 Uldale Hall, 175 Seaview, 169, 168, 167 Greengill Farm.  

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  British Blue – 1082.24, 1078.76, 1006.20 East Mill Farm, 1020.60 Drigg Moorside, 981.36 Uldale Hall.   British Friesian – 1078 Seaview, 1057.94, 1017.58, 1013.04 Greengill Farm.  Limousin – 972.80 Uldale Hall.  British Friesian – 892.50 Uldale Hall.  

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 163 Croft End, 150 Oxenriggs, 144 Charles Ground, 141, 139, 131 Ellenbank, 134 Hall Waberthwaite.    British Blue – 159 Corn How, 149 Charles Ground, 145 Waites Farm, 145 Overcroft.  Holstein Friesian – 147, 130 Woodend, 139 Barnyard, 128 Lodge Farm, 126, 119 Row Hall, 119 Watson Hill.  Aberdeen Angus – 145, 142, 136 Hollins, 125 Hall Waberthwaite.  Simmental – 138, 137, 134, 124 WaterlooFarm.  Galloway – 136 Charles Ground.  Swedish Red – 120 Barnyard. 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1333.50 Oxenriggs, 1092.10 Croft End, 943.20 Charles Ground, 897.94, 813.57, 775.52 Ellenbank, 755.76 Hall Waberthwaite.  British Blue – 1132.08 Corn How, 1068.65 Overcroft, 1006.30 Waites Farm, 911.88 Charles Ground.  Holstein Friesian – 1083.39, 975 Woodend, 966.40 Lodge Farm, 947.52 Row Hall, 928.52 Barnyard, 844.20, 825.86 Row Hall, 766.36 Watson Hill.  Simmental – 943.92, 826.11, 804 Waterloo Farm.  Aberdeen Angus – 942.50, 802.40, 799.46 Hollins, 734.16 Armaside Farm.  Swedish Red – 902.40 Barnyard.  Galloway – 860.88 Charles Ground.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Charolais – 136 Rakefoot.

OTM Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Charolais – 1425.28 Rakefoot.

Prime Sheep

Prime lambs were very easily sold with all weights from 32kg to 55kg in demand.  The SQQ of 236 pence per kilo was achieved, the competitive edge which pleases you the seller was certainly back.

Leading the sale in price per kilo was a shapely Texel lamb from FA & J Stockdale, Crosshow Farm achieving 265.20 pence and purchased by Wilson Butchers of Egremont.  Top price per head of £133 was paid for a wonderful Texel lamb from Rosie Walker, Fieldside Farm also purchased by Wilson Butchers of Egremont. 

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Texel – 265.20 Crosshow Farm, 261.20, 258.30, 253.50 Fieldside Farm, 261.10, 254.50, 248.90 Meadow Farm, 256 High Low Hall, 254.40, 250 Parsonage Farm, 254.10 Whinnerah, 252.60 Beck Farm, 248.10 Aldoth Farm, 246.50 Moor Platt Farm.  Suffolk – 262.50, 237.50 Scalesmoor, 260.40, 234.80, 230.20 High Flatts, 238.60 Meadow Farm, 236 Croft House, 234.80, 225.50 Aldoth Farm, 233.80, 225.60, 224.50 Clappers, 230.40 Redhouse Farm, 228 Outgang Farm, 222.40 Moor Platt Farm.  Beltex – 257.80, 256.50 Woodhall Brow Farm, 250 Rook Farm, 240.20 Whinnerah, 235.40 Oughterside Mill.  Bleu du Maine – 241.30 Oughterside Mill.  Charollais – 240, 209.30, 208.30 Kirkhouse.  Texel X Herdwick – 223.90 Croft House.  Cheviot – 214.60 Outgang Farm.      

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):- Texel – 133, 128, 124 Fieldside Farm, 131 Croft House, 129 Aldoth Farm, 128, 124 High Low Hall, 127, 126, 125 Hollins Farm, 122 Crosshow Farm, 121.50 Redhouse Farm, 117.50 Meadow Farm.  Suffolk – 129 Moor Platt Farm, 126, 114 Scalesmoor, 125, 122, 108 High Flatts, 115, 108 Aldoth Farm, 106 Redhouse Farm, 105.50 Clappers, 105 Meadow Farm, 101.50 Croft House, 101 Crosshow Farm.  Beltex – 118, 116 Woodhall Brow Farm, 98.50 Whinnerah, 96.50 Ougherside Mill, 95 Rook Farm.  Texel X Herdwick – 103 Croft House.  Charollais – 100, 96, 90 Kirkhouse.  Bleu du Maine – 96.50 Oughterside Mill.  Cheviot – 88 Outgang Farm.     

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 127, 108 Eirinntalla, 122 The Steading, 120 Summerhill, 114, 113, 108 Allerby Hall, 109 Crosshow Farm, 105 Beck Farm, 103 Whinnerah.  Beltex – 112 Crosshow Farm, 110 Eirinntalla, 103 Woodhall Brow, 97 Seaview, 85 Moor Platt Farm.  Suffolk – 100, 96 Beck Farm, 88 Salter Hall, 86 High Flatts, 86, 81 Redhouse Farm, 85 Croft House, 82 Crosshow Farm, 77 Fell Barrow, 75 Broomhills.  Bleu du Maine – 98, 85 Seaview. Cheviot – 77 Moor Platt Farm, 67 High Bewaldeth.  Mule – 76 Salter Hall, 74 Beck Farm, 73, 69 Redhouse Farm, 71 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 70 Croft House, 69 Shatton Lodge Farm, 69 Ellenbank, 68 Whinnerah, 67 Broomhills.  Swaledale – 69 High Bewaldeth, 65 Eirinntalla, 62 Horsemoor Hills, 56 Wythop Hall Farm.  Herdwick – 60, 53 Row Head, 47 Langhorn, 45 Hinning House.  Texel X Herdwick – 59 Hinning House.  Bluefaced Leicester – 59 Hinning House.