Primestock 30th September 2020

30th September 2020

On Wednesday 30th September 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 67 cattle comprising 51 cull cattle and 16 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2420 prime sheep including 1852 lambs and 568 cast ewes and rams.

Leading the sale in price per kilo was a smart Limousin heifer from Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm achieving 220 pence (£1232) selling to G Moor. Top price per head went to a shapely Limousin bull from TA Byers, Ellenbank selling for £1539 again purchased by G Moor.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 220 Hunday Farm.  

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1232 Hunday Farm, 1150.52 East Mill.  

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Galloway – 177, 176, 174 Taw House.

Prime Steer (Top price per head - £):-  Galloway – 1083.24, 1064.80, 1009.20 Taw House.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 218, 190 Ellenbank, 200 Outgang Farm. British Blue – 188 Low Cottage, 187 Hunday Farm. Holstein – 164 Lowca Cottage.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1539, 1504.20 Ellenbank, 1200 Outgang Farm, 1186.92 Hunday Farm.  British Blue – 1108.91 Hunday Farm.

Cast cows still good to sell being in keen demand. Top of 175ppk for a Limousin Cow from A&L Gott, Prospect House. Top gross was £1263.52 from J&E Scott, Mid Farm. Black and Whites upto 122p or £990.64 from R&M Allison, Barnyard.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 175, 140 Prospect House Farm, 167 East Mill, 159 Crakeplace Hall, 153 Wythop Hall, 149 Mid Farm.  British Blue – 166, 144 Wythop Hall, 148, 140 Oughterside Mill.  Hereford – 143 Sorrowstones. Galloway – 129 Gill Brow.  Holstein Friesian – 122 Barnyard, 118 Yew Tree Farm, 115 East Farm, 112 Waverbank. Holstein – 117 Blue Dial.  Blue Grey – 108 Burnthwaite Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1263.52 Mid Farm, 1134, 1067.50 Prospect House, 1083.24, 1054.32 Wythop Mill, 1047.09 East Mill, 1041.45 Crakeplace Hall, 1029.52 Oughterside Mill. British Blue – 1145.40, 1008 Wythop Hall, 1097.60, 1077.44 Oughterside Mill. Holstein Friesian – 990.64 Barnyard, 908.50 East Farm, 804.16 Waverbank. Hereford – 936.65 Sorrowstones.  Holstein – 831.60 Blue Dial. Galloway – 764.97 Gill Brow.

Prime Sheep

Lambs would be slightly easier on the week in line with national trends, however well fed and finished lambs seeing little difference with buyers looking for troughed lambs.

The days’ top of £137 was paid for an exceptionally well bred Texel Lamb from J&JK Spedding, Salter Hall and purchased by Tony Harrison, Butcher, Main Street, Cockermouth. Pence per kilo honours went to JM Muncaster, Stonecroft, Bootle with a Beltex at 279.4p. 

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Beltex- 279.4 Stonecroft, 244.2 Bolton Wood Lane, 243.2 Parkhouse. Texel- 263, 246.9 Low Boonwood, 258.3, 234.4 Lane Head, 255.6 Chapel Howe, 253.6 Grange Farm, 247.7 Riggingill, 247.6, 234.1 High Bewaldeth, 244.2 Crakeplace Hall, 240.4 Salter Hall, 238 Overcroft, 235.3 Beckhouse, 235.3 High Moss, 234.8 Parsonage, 234.5 Hollins. Suffolk- 210 High Bewaldeth. Millenium Blue- 210 Woodside Cottage. Mule- 205.7 Askhill. Badgerface- 203.1 Randle Gate.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):-  Texel- 137 Salter Hall, 129, 126, 118 Hollins, 127, 123 High Flatts, 126, 125, 120, 115 Beckhouse, 121(2) Low Boonwood, 120, 118 High Moss, 119 Overcroft, 117 Meadow Farm, 116 Bolton Wood Lane, 115 Chapel Howe, 115 Lane Head. Beltex- 107 Park House, 105 Bolton Wood Lane. Suffolk- 100 Bolton Wood Lane, 97 Scalesmoor, 93.50 High Flatts. Charollais- 95 Near Branthwaite Edge, 92 Plumbland. Mule- 89, 85 Stockhow Hall, 84.50 Kirkland House, 84.50 Moorside, 84(2) Orchard Drive. TexXHerd- 87.50, 84.50 Grange Grassings.

Ewes continue to be another strong trade upto £135 for a Texel Ewe from AH Ritson, Ireby Hall, Ireby, Fell ewes topped at £69 for a pen of Swaledales from JW&VI Naylor, Hill Green, Drigg with others to £68 from JR&JA Wharton, Segbushwell.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 135 Ireby Hall, 120 Bothel Craggs, 116, 112, 106 Briary Bank, 115, 110 Hill Green, 115 Brimmer Head, 114 Cherrytree House, 112, 109 Riggingill, 110 Grange Farm, 106 Croft End, 106 Greenlands.  Bluefaced Leicester – 107, 89 High Bewaldeth. Mule – 82 Newhouse Farm, 81 Ireby Hall, 81 Isel Old Parks, 76 Greenlands, 76 Kirkland House. Kerryhill – 81 The Steading.  Swaledale – 69 Hill Green, 68, 66 Segbushwell, 59 Woodhow Farm, 58 Kirkland House, 56 Whinnerah. Herdwick – 56 Whinnerah, 53 Greenlands.

Cast Rams (per head - £):-  Texel – 102 Corney Hall, 93 Ireby Hall.