Primestock 9th September 2020

9th September 2020

On Wednesday 9th September 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 61 cattle comprising 37 cull cattle and 24 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2208 prime sheep including 1790 lambs and 418 cast ewes and rams.

A wonderful heifer from Messrs I&CL Richardson topped the cattle section today. Weighing in at 590kg she realised 254ppk grossing £1498.60 purchased by WilsonWillis Quality Butchers, High Street, Cleator Moor.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 254 Greenlands, 210 Hayborough.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1498.60 Greenlands, 1186.50 Hayborough.

Bulls continued in the same good trade upto 216p for a Limousin from P&PI Walker, Beechcroft. Top gross was £1462 for a Limousin from D&MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 216, 212 Beechcroft, 215, 209 Lamplugh Hall, 207 Ellenbank.  British Blue – 190, 184 East Mill, 186 Greengill Farm.  Aberdeen Angus – 170 Greengill Farm.  Holstein – 152 Lowca Cottage.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1462, 1410.75 Lamplugh Hall, 1421.20, 1351.71 Ellenbank, 1339.20, 1197.80 Beechcroft, 1334.52, 1225.50 Hunday Farm, 1274 Hayborough. British Blue – 1254, 1208.97, 1151.84 East Mill Farm, 1138.32 Greengill Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 1126.68, 1008.10 Greengill Farm.  Holstein – 846.64 Lowca Cottage Farm. Holstein Friesian – 809.28, 762.54 Threapland Lees.

Cast cows very good to sell topping at 190p for a Limousin Cow from Messrs Miller, Allerby Hall. The top gross of £1292.34 was achieved for a Limousin from RJ&AY Armstrong, Terrace Farm. Dairy cows topped at 159p for a Friesian from J&AG Nicholson, Causewayfoot. Holstein Friesians to £1063.40 from CW&DE Bushby, Watson Hill.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 190, 164 Allerby Hall, 181 Terrace Farm, 149 Frizington Hall, 135 Parkhouse, 132 Croft House.  British Friesian – 159 Causeway Foot, 136 Weary Hall, 133 Frizington Hall, 132, 130, 129 Gutterby Farm, 117 Harrington Parks. Holstein – 140 Lowca Cottage, 125 Lodge Farm. Stabiliser – 135 Hayborough.  Holstein Friesian – 134, 127, 120 Home Farm, 130 Watson Hill, 125 Barnyard, 111 Lodge Farm.  Brown Swiss – 122 Home Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1292.34 Terrace Farm, 1177.10 Frizington Hall, 1168.50, 1003.68 Allerby Hall.  Holstein Friesian – 1063.40 Watson Hill, 925 Barnyard, 916.94, 832.80, 830.80 Home Farm.  British Friesian – 1022.72 Weary Hall, 1004.15 Frizington Hall, 952.90, 868.56 Gutterby Farm, 887.22 Causeway Foot.  Holstein – 908.75 Lodge Farm, 812 Lowca Cottage Farm.  Stabiliser – 845.10 Hayborough.

Prime Sheep

1790 prime lambs forward with a greater proportion of fell type lambs coming forward. The days top price of £125 for a Texel lamb from Holliday & Graham, Bolton Wood Lane and purchased by Haighs Butchers, Workington. Suffolks to £124.50 also from Messrs Holliday & Graham. Top pence per kilo was 264.4p for a pair of Texels from Messrs Cartmel, High Low Hall purchased by Mohamed Alam.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Texel – 264.40 High Low Hall, 251.10, 240.40 Bolton Wood Lane, 242.70 Parkhouse Farm, 242.30 Moor Farm, 242.20 Fieldside Farm, 239.80 High Flatts, 237.50 Corney Hall, 234.70 Lamplugh Hall Farm, 233.30 Corney Hall. Cheviot – 236.70 Bell House, 212.20 Moor Farm.  Beltex – 231.10 Rietfontein, 227.30 Bolton Wood Lane, 220.80 Stonecroft.  Suffolk – 227, 222.50, 217.30 Redhouse Farm, 225.50, 223.90 High Flatts, 213.30 Croft House, 209.60 Clappers, 208.80 Frizington Parks.  Mule – 201.20 Swinside End, 201 Beechcroft, 200 Low Kinmont, 198.90 Baggra Yeat.  Herdwick- 190.6 Crosbythwaite.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):-  Texel – 125 Bolton Wood Lane, 121 Terrace Farm, 120 Hollins Farm, 119.50, 119 Redhouse Farm, 119 High Low Hall, 118 Hollins Farm, 117.50 High Flatts, 115 Seafield House, 115 Blue Dial, 115 Lamplugh Hall.  Suffolk – 124.50 Bolton Wood Lane, 115 High Flatts, 114, 110.50, 109 Clappers, 113.50, 113 Redhouse Farm, 112.50 Blue Dial, 106.50 Frizington Parks, 103 High Flatts.  Cheviot – 116 Bell House.  Beltex – 100 Bolton Wood Lane.  Mule – 96.50 Beechcroft, 95.50 Shatton Lodge, 93.50 Baggra Yeat, 93, 87 Fairfield Farm, 87 Mossergate Farm, 86.50 Swinside End, 86 Low Kinmont, 85 Orchard Drive.  Texel X Herdwick – 95 Fairfield Farm, 91.50 Seafield House, 91.50, 90 Hayes Castle, 90.50 Grange Grassings, 87 Foxhouse Farm. Charollais – 82 Low Kinmont.  Herdwick – 70, 67 Clea Hall, 66 Nook Farm, 63.50, 61 Crosbythwaite Farm.

A smaller and lesser quality entry but the same good trade with all types wanted. Top of £121 for a pen of Continental ewes from RJ&AY Armstrong, Terrace Farm. Fell ewes upto £66 for Herdwicks from JW Bland, Clea Hall, Wigton.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 121, 113 Terrace Farm, 113 Dockray Nook, 111, 107, 105 High Flatts, 111 Millbeck Hall, 107 Rietfontein, 103 Frizington Parks.  Suffolk – 117 Hollins Farm, 114 High Flatts, 106 Croft House.  Charollais – 108 Crooklands Farm.  Cheviot – 89, 88 Stonecroft.  Mule – 84 Westray Farm, 81 Riefontein, 79 Briery Moss. Herdwick – 66, 63 Clea Hall, 60 Rietfontein, 55 Bell House Farm, 51, 50 Hayes Castle. Swaledale – 65, 57 Beechcroft, 64, 52 Briery Moss, 58 Gill Brow, 54 Bell House.  Jacob – 60 Rietfontein.

Cast Rams (per head - £):-  Texel – 112 Wasdale Head Hall, 110 Baggra Yeat.  Herdwick – 60 Seaview, 54 Wasdale Head Hall.