Primestock 16th September 2020

16th September 2020

On Wednesday 16th September 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 69 cattle comprising 53 cull cattle and 16 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2470 prime sheep including 1753 lambs and 717 cast ewes and rams.

All cattle continue to be good to sell. Leading the sale in price per kilo was a smart Limousin heifer from WB & SA Steele, Easthwaite Farm achieving 213 pence (£1256.70) selling to George Chapman.  Top price per head was an outstanding Limousin bull from TA Byers, Ellenbank at £1526.56 purchased by Granville Moor.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 213 Easthwaite Farm. Beef Shorthorn – 190 Easthwaite Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1256.70 Easthwaite Farm.  Shorthorn – 1060.20 Easthwaite Farm.

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 194, 185 Hall Santon.

Prime Steer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1439.30, 1410.38 Hall Santon.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 212, 203 Ellenbank, 205, 200 Oughterside Mill, 192 Hunday Farm.  Saler – 192 Oughterside Mill.  Holstein Friesian – 169, 162(2), 160 Row Hall.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1526.56, 1314.40 Ellenbank, 1244.35, 1232 Oughterside Mill, 1182.72, 1160.64 Hunday Farm.  Saler – 1267.20 Oughterside Mill.  Holstein Friesian – 1029.21, 972, 944 Row Hall.

A super 16 year old Limousin Cow from A&L Gott, Prospect House topped the cow trade at 179p or £1340.71. Black and Whites topped at 136p for a Holstein Friesian from RJ&JM Sewell, Woodside. Top gross was £1111.50 for a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Greening, Waverbank.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 179 Prospect House Farm, 159, 153 Overcroft, 157 Mid Farm, 155 Easthwaite Farm, 146 Muncaster Head.  Charolais – 147 Newhouse Farm.  British Blue – 139 Prospect House Farm. Holstein Friesian – 136 Woodside Farm, 133 Waites Farm, 132, 130 Barnyard, 130, 128, 126, 125 Waverbank, 126 Annfield, 126 Lamplugh Hall. Beef Shorthorn – 135 Sneckyeat Farm.  Ayrshire – 135 Outgang Farm, 117 Woodside Farm.  Montbeliarde – 133 Outgang Farm.  Hereford – 126 Annfield.  Brown Swiss – 111 Frizington Parks.  Holstein – 110 Woodside Farm. 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1340.71 Prospect House Farm, 1332.42 Overcroft, 1158.66 Mid Farm, 1029.20 Easthwaite Farm, 1007.40 Muncaster Head Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1111.50, 1081.08, 1078.75, 1007.36 Waverbank, 1040, 1016.40 Barnyard, 978.88 Waites Farm, 929.88 Annfield, 911.20 Woodside Farm.  Charolais – 1036.35 Newhouse Farm.  Beef Shorthorn – 950.40 Sneckyeat Farm.  Hereford – 897.12 Annfield.  Ayrshire – 822.51 Woodside Farm, 766.80 Outgang Farm.  Brown Swiss – 751.47 Frizington Parks.

Prime Sheep

Another good number of lambs forward with the same good trade being witnessed. Overall average of 210p per kilo including more fell lambs starting to come forward.

Top price of £131 paid for a 55kg Texel Lamb from J&M Wilson, Meadow Farm purchased by Haighs Butchers, Workington. Others to £128 from G Gate, Hollins Farm purchased by Wilson Willis Butchers, Cleator Moor. Top pence per kilo was 269.6p for a pair of Texel Lambs from RM&ER Jackson, Scalesmoor again purchased by Haighs Butchers, Workington. 

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Texel – 269.60, 238.80 Scalesmoor, 267.40, 263.30 Salter Hall, 262.50 High Low Hall, 252.20 Grange Grassings, 251.10 Parsonage Farm, 251.10 Riggingill, 239.60 Beckhouse Farm, 239.60 Hollins Farm, 238.20 Meadow Farm, 238.10 Kirkgate Farm.  Beltex – 259.20 Croft End, 247.70 Lake View, 237.20 Woodhall Brow. Suffolk – 243.10 Meadow Farm, 240.40 Scalesmoor, 213.50 Fairfield Farm, 208 Scalesmoor, 207.30 Woodhall Brow. Texel x Herdwick – 225 Beck Farm, 210.30 Burnthwaite Farm, 208.90 Low Hall, 208.50 Rowbrow Park, 207.80 Grange Grassings, 206.10 Buckle Avenue, 205 Beck Farm. Cheviot – 216 Taw House. Bleu du Maine – 204.50 Oughterside Mill. Mule – 203.50 Stockhow Hall, 201.10 Sneckyeat Farm, 198.90 Kirkland House. Herdwick – 193.10 Skelsceugh.  

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):-  Texel – 131 Meadow Farm, 129, 123, 119 Salter Hall, 128, 121 Hollins Farm, 127 Beckhouse Farm, 126 High Low Hall, 124 Summerhill, 124 Scalesmoor, 122 Far Reach, 120 Overcroft, 119 Beckhouse Farm. Suffolk – 129, 124 Meadow Farm, 125, 104 Scalesmoor, 105 High Flatts, 105, 95.50 Sneckyeat Farm, 95 Fairfield Farm. Beltex – 127 Croft End, 109 Lake View, 92.50 Woodhall Brow. Texel x Herdwick – 100, 90 High Stowbank, 94 Low Hall, 93.50 Grange Grassings. Cheviot – 94, 82.50 Taw House. Mule – 93 Whinnerah, 89.50 Kirkland House, 88.50 Sneckyeat Farm, 87.50 Stockhow Hall, 84.50 Fairfield Farm. Bleu du Maine – 90 Oughterside Mill. Kerry Hill – 77 Kirkgate Farm.  Herdwick – 69.50 Skelsceugh Farm.  

Cast ewes remained at recent pleasing rates with good fleshed ewes especially in keen demand. Top of £129 for Texels from A Ashburner, Summerhill. Herdwick ewes topped at a whopping £81 for AD&T Harrison, Brotherilkeld with others to £79 and £77 from the same good home.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 129 Summerhill, 115 Rose Farm, 114 Rietfontein, 113 Oughterside Mill, 112 Far Reach, 109 Shatton Lodge, 109 Parsonage Farm, 108 Salter Hall, 108 Rietfontein. Bleu du Maine – 110 Rose Farm.  Suffolk – 101 Greenbank Close. Charollais – 90 Lucy Close.  Mule – 85 Strawberry How, 84 Salter Hall, 79 Shatton Lodge, 78 High Bewaldeth, 78 East Townend, 75 Mid Farm, 71 Parsonage Farm, 71 Riggingill, 71 Fieldside Farm. Herdwick – 81, 79, 77, 74 Brotherilkeld, 75, 73 Low Whitebanks, 68 Seathwaite Farm.  Cheviot – 75 Stonecroft, 70 Wood End. Swaledale – 60 Strawberry How, 55 Kirkgate Farm, 54 Horsemoor Hills. Kerry Hill – 52 Lanefoot.

Cast Rams (per head - £):-  Texel – 119 Mayfield, 108 Lucy Close. Herdwick – 55 Skelsceugh Farm, 55 East House, 53 Skinner Street, 51 Hollin Head.