Primestock 7th October 2020

7th October 2020

On Wednesday 7th October 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 76 cattle comprising 60 cull cattle and 16 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2300 prime sheep including 1521 lambs and 779 cast ewes and rams.

Prime Cattle good to sell producing pleasing returns. Top of 216ppk for a Limousin Bull from TA Byers, Ellenbank who also sold the days top gross; another Limousin Bull at £1625.65.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 196 Hunday Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1072.12 Hunday Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 216, 205 Ellenbank, 193 , 190 Oughterside Mill, 187(2) Hunday Farm, 172 Row Hall.  Saler – 197 Oughterside Mill.  British Blue – 195 Uldale Hall.  Holstein Friesian – 178, 176(2) Lamplugh Hall.  British Friesian – 177 Uldale Hall.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1625.65, 1598.40 Ellenbank, 1194.93, 1159.40 Hunday Farm, 1185.02, 1128.60 Oughterside Mill.  British Blue – 1177.80 Uldale Hall.  Saler – 1142.60 Ougherside Mill.  Holstein Friesian – 1116 Row Hall, 1087.68, 1059.10, 1020.80 Lamplugh Hall.  British Friesian – 1026.60 Uldale Farm.

A larger show of cast cows easily handled with another super trade. Top of 177ppk for a Hereford Cow from Mosser Mains Farm. Limousin’s sold to 171ppk and 167ppk from WB&SA Steele, Easthwaite who also sold the top gross of £1285.90 and £1272.24. Black and Whites topped at 144ppk from Messrs Carruthers, East Farm or £983.94 from JP Lister, Oughterside Mill.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Hereford – 177 Mosser Mains. Limousin – 171, 167, 147 Easthwaite Farm, 156 Stoney Howe, 154 Woodhall Brow, 133 Wythop Farms. Simmental – 153, 135 Lanefoot.  Holstein Friesian – 144, 106 East Farm, 141, 112 Threapland Lees, 138 Oughterside Mill, 135, 104 Waverbank 128 Frizington Hall, 119, 114 Barnyard, 117 Home Farm, 113 Lodge Farm. Charolais – 142 Woodhall Brow.  Aberdeen Angus – 140 Howes Farm. Norweign Red – 138 Threapthwaite. British Friesian – 136 Harrington Parks.  Fleckvieh – 136 Home Farm. 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1285.90, 1272.24, 1011.36 Easthwaite Farm, 1111.88, 941.22 Woodhall Brow, 959.40 Stoney Howe. Hereford – 1203.60 Mosser Mains. Simmental – 1009.80 Lanefoot. Holstein Friesian – 983.94 Oughterside Mill, 969, 817.53 Barnyard, 967.68 East Farm, 901.12 Frizington Hall, 831.90 Threapland Lees. Aberdeen Angus – 924 Howes Farm. Charolais – 937.20 Woodhall Brow. British Friesian – 863.60 Harrington Parks. Fleckvieh – 860.88 Home Farm.

Prime Sheep

Lambs a great trade being dearer than many had anticipated producing an average of 200ppk. Top price of £135 was paid for a Texel lamb from A Ashburner, Summerhill purchased by W Lindsay & Sons, Butchers, Station Street, Cockermouth. Others to £134 for Messrs Lamb, The How also purchased by Lindsays Butchers, Cockermouth. Top pence per kilo was 269.6p for Texel Lambs from J Hunter, Fieldside again purchased by W Lindsay & Sons, Butchers.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 269.6 Fieldside, 259.6 Summerhill, 256 Salter Hall, 255.6 Rose Farm, 250 Scalesmoor, 248.1 The How, 248 Westray Farm, 241.5 Hollins Farm, 240.20(2) Parkhouse Farm, 237.3 High Low Hall. Beltex – 251.1 Croft House, 227.5 Corney Hall, 225.7 Rietfontein. Suffolk – 211.9 Far End, 204.7, 187 Sneckyeat Farm, 192.3 Greengill Farm, 190.9 Clappers. Texel X Herdwick – 206.1, 198.7 Stone Ends, 200 Crosbythwaite, 190.5 Rowbrow Park, 190.5 Burnthwaite. Cheviot – 197.1 Stonecroft. Mule ­– 188.9 Sneckyeat Farm, 185.2 Mosser Mains, 185 Low Stowbank, 183.3 Swinside End, 180.2 High Farm. Herdwick – 188.6 Crosbythwaite, 184.20 Howside, 180.6 Mosser Mains.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):- Texel – 135, 120 Summerhill, 134, 126 The How, 128 Beckhouse Farm, 128, 122 Hollins Farm, 128 Salter Hall, 126, 120 Meadow Farm, 125, 124 Scalesmoor, 125 Briary Bank, 124 Westray Farm, 124 Fielside, 121 High Low Hall. Suffolk – 125 Far End Farm, 100 Greengill Farm, 90 Scalesmoor, 90 Clappers. Beltex – 113 Croft House, 91 Corney Hall. Mule – 86 East Townend, 85 Sneckyeat Farm, 82.50 Swinside End, 81.50 Mosser Mains Farm, 81 Muncaster Head. Cheviot – 80 Stonecroft. Texel X Herdwick – 80 Rowbrow Park, 80 Burnthwaite. Swaledale – 72 Sneckyeat. Herdwick – 70 Howside, 66, 61 Crosbythwaite, 65 Mosser Mains.

Cast ewes upholding recent rates topping at £150 for Texel ewes from WW&D Boow, Corney Hall, Bootle. Others to £142 from A Ashburner, Summerhill. Fell ewes topped at £62 for Swaledales from RM&J Clark, Mossergate.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):- Texel- 150 Corney Hall, 142 Summerhill, 139 Briary Bank, 126, 113 Scales Farm, 117(2) Parkhouse, 110 High Flatts, 109, 106 Hundith Hill. Beltex- 116 Parkhouse. Suffolk- 105 Holebeck House. Mule- 78 Rose Farm, 75 Parkhouse, 71 Scales Farm. Swaledale- 62, 54 Mossergate Farm, 55 Rannerdale. Herdwick- 55 Stonecroft, 48 East House, 48 Crosbythwaite.

Cast Rams (per head - £):- Suffolk – 107, 88, 79 Thistlegarth.  Herdwick – 61 Byre Cottage, 59 Whinnerah, 55 Stonecroft. Swaledale – 56 Mossergate.