Primestock 19th August 2020

19th August 2020

On Wednesday 19th August 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 61 cattle comprising 45 cull cattle and 16 prime bulls, 1919 prime sheep including 1390 lambs and 529 cast ewes and rams.

All classes of Cattle continue to be good to sell and in keen demand. Top price of 216p for a Limousin Bull from D&MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall. Top gross of £1499.40 for a Limousin Bull from D&MLP Woolhouse, Staveley Wold.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 216, 189 Lamplugh Hall, 196 Staveley Wold.  British Blue – 199 East Mill.  Holstein Friesian – 170, 160 Row Hall.  Holstein – 164, 152 Crooklands.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1499.40 Staveley Wold, 1328.40, 1147.23 Lamplugh Hall.  British Blue – 1229.82, 1142.02, 1071.56 East Mill.  Holstein Friesian – 1128.80, 985.60 Row Hall.

Cast Cows another rattling good trade upto 168p or £1231.44 for a Limousin from G Gate, Hollins Farm. Angus Cows to 149p or £1171.14 from B Mansergh, Sneckyeat. Black and Whites topped at 159p or £1096.20 for a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Greening, Waverbank. Many more could be well sold each week.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 168 Hollins Farm, 152 Oughterside Mill, 140 Outgang Farm, 137 Eastlands, 134 Croft House.  Blonde – 161 Oughterside Mill.  Holstein Friesian – 159, 140, 135 Waverbank, 149 Threapland Lees, 142 Frizington Hall.  Aberdeen Angus – 149, 145 Sneckyeat Farm, 139 Hollins.  Holstein – 142 Lowca Cottage, 135 Frizington Hall.  Welsh Black – 136 Moor End Farm.  British Friesian – 135 Frizington Hall, 133 Hill Top Farm.   Montbeliarde – 135 Pelutho Grange.

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1231.44 Hollins Farm, 1170.40 Oughterside Mill.  Aberdeen Angus – 1171.14, 1131 Sneckyeat Farm, 922.96 Hollins.  Holstein Friesian – 1096.20, 977.85, 929.60 Waverbank, 877.56 Frizington Hall, 871.65 Threapland Lees.  Blonde – 1054.55 Oughterside Mill.  Montbeliarde – 1035.45 Pelutho Grange.  Holstein – 927.45 Frizington Hall, 925.84 Lowca Cottage.  British Friesian – 922.05 Frizington Hall, 827.26 Hill Top Farm.  Welsh Black – 788.80 West Moor End.  

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Aberdeen Angus – 127 Low Thorny.  Luing – 118 Whitekeld Farm.

  OTM Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Aberdeen Angus – 1158.24 Low Thorny.  Luing – 1071.44 Whitekeld Farm.

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs again way in excess of last years prices albeit slightly easier on the week. The days top of £130 was paid twice; firstly for a Texel lamb from Lawsons Haulage, Gote Mill House purchased by Mohamed Alam and then again for a Texel from G Gate, Hollins again purchased by Mohamed Alam.  Top pence per kilo was 273.9p for a Texel from AE&VJ Errington, Beckhouse. Beltex to 271.7p from TA Jefferson, Aspatria Hall.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Texel- 273.9 Beck House, 256.5 High Flatts, 255.6 Ullock Mains, 252.2 Summer Hill, 252.1 Crooklands, 251.1 Brow Top, 250, 244.2, 239.6 Hollins, 247.9 Beck Farm, 245.3 Gote Mill House, 241.5 Scalesmoor, 240.8 Lake View, 240.2 Hill Green, 239.1 High Bewaldeth, 237.7 Plumbland, 237.7 Bell House. Beltex- 271.7, 242, 241.7 Aspatria Hall, 257.4 Braithwaite, 247.4 High Moss, 242.1 Fold Head, 239.2 Scales Farm. Dutch Spotted- 243.6 Hill Green. TexXHerd- 216.7 High Bewaldeth. Suffolk- 216.3 Scalesmoor, 210.4, 207.4 Frizington Parks, 205.6 Fairfield.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):-  Texel- 130, 115 Gote Mill House, 130 Hollins, 128, 115, 112 Ullock Mains, 128 Scalesmoor, 127(2) Hollins, 126 Plumbland, 126 Bell House, 126, 111 Beckhouse, 124, 121 Crooklands, 120 Overcroft, 119 Beck Farm, 118 High Flatts, 118 Brow Top, 118 Lake View, 116, 114 Summerhill, 116 Moor Farm, 110.50 Hill Green. Beltex- 125, 121, 116 Aspatria Hall, 121 Braithwaite Farm. Dutch Spotted- 114.50 Hill Green. Suffolk- 110, 101 Frizington Parks, 106 Scalesmoor. Mule- 85.50 Swinside End. Cheviot- 84 Strudda Bank.

Cast Ewes sold to the same good trade as last week surpassing expectations and bucking the national trend. Texel ewes to £131 from A Ashburner, Summerhill. Mule ewes to £88 from TM&BA Place, Strawberry How. Herdwick ewes upto £76 from Messrs Eilbeck, Plumbland Farm whilst Swales to £64. 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 131 Summerhill, 125 Salter Hall, 121 Parsonage Farm, 120, 118 Brow Top, 119 Newhouse Farm, 113 Eirinntalla, 112 Stargill Farm, 111 High Flatts, 110 Mid Farm, 110 Greenbank Close.  Bleu du Maine – 121 Summerhill.  Suffolk – 110 Ryhola Meadow, 98 High Flatts.  Bluefaced Leicester – 93 Hundith Hill.  Mule – 88, 84 Strawberry How, 85 Frizington Parks, 85 Syke Beck, 84 Ryhola Meadow, 79 Summerhill, 78 Hundith Hill.  Cheviot – 88, 70, 68 High Side Farm, 66 Mill House.  Herdwick – 76, 62 Plumbland Farm, 62 High Side, 60 Craggs Farm, 60 Stone Croft, 52 Hollins.  Berrichon – 76 High Flatts.  Texel X Herdwick – 69, 60 Beck Farm.  Swaledale – 64 Strawberry How, 63 Eirinntalla, 58 Syke Beck, 56 High Side Farm.

   Cast Rams (per head - £):-  Texel – 106 The How. Beltex- 98 Aspatria Hall.