Primestock 14th October 2020

14th October 2020

On Wednesday 14th October 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 55 cattle comprising 39 cull cattle and 16 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2063 prime sheep including 1638 lambs and 425 cast ewes and rams.

 

A stylish Limousin heifer from I&CL Richardson, Greenlands made 250ppk and totalling £1475 which was purchased by Wilson Willis Butchers of Cleator Moor.

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 250 Greenlands.

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1475 Greenlands.

 

With a strong show of bulls today a Limousin from D&MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall made top price pence per kilo of 214p being purchased by TL Fell. Another Limousin bull from TA Byers, Ellenbank achieved top gross at £1472.90.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 214, 211 Lamplugh Hall, 206(2) Ellenbank. British Blue – 186 Hunday Farm, 182 East Mill.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1472.90, 1456.42 Ellenbank, 1344, 1039.70, 1031.70 Braithwaite Farm, 1310.08, 1290.42, 1266 Lamplugh Hall, 1048.80 Oughterside Mill. British Blue – 1232.14, 1162.72, 1142.28 East Mill Farm, 1130.88 Hunday Farm.

 

G&T Tyson, East House had a tremendous OTM Heifer selling at 209ppk and a total of £1345.96 being purchased by George Chapman. Black and whites topped at 121p for a Friesian from M Irivng & Sons, Weary Hall. Top gross of £1026.60 for a Holstein Friesian from R&M Allison, Barnyard.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 209, 149 East House, 152, 136, 133 Howes Farm, 149 East Mill, 147 North Mosses, 140 Easthwaite Farm.  British Friesian – 121 Weary Hall, 110, 107 Harrington Parks, 107 Stybeck Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 118, 117 Barnyard, 114 Waverbank. Dairy Shorthorn – 109 Ireby Hall.   

 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1345.96, 1069.82 East House, 1068.69 North Mosses, 1025.12 East Mill, 1000.16, 952 Howes Farm, 919.80 Easthwaite Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 1026.60, 892.71 Barnyard, 811.68 Waverbank, 749.70 Watson Hill. British Friesian – 815.54 Weary Hall Farm.

 

Prime Sheep

Another good entry of 1638 lambs sold to high rates with fed lambs continuing to command a premium. Messrs Fraser, High Flatts sold the top priced lamb at £130 to Wilson Butchers, Egremont. Topping the pence per kilo from A&C Park, Seaview at 268.9p purchased by Yorkshire.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 268.9, 254.3 Seaview, 241.7 Moor Platt Farm, 240 Tallentire Hill Farm, 234.7 The How, 232.1, 230.2 High Flatts, 228.6, 225.6 Sandhills Farm, 227.7 Hill Crescent, 227.4 Fieldside, 225 Woodhow Farm, 223.8 Chapel Howe. Beltex – 265.9, 257.1, 254.3, 250, 247.8, 235.7 208.9 High Moss, 258.3 Chapel Howe. Bleu Du Maine – 216.3(2) Randle Gate. Charollais – 207 East Mill Farm, 206.9 Hollin Head. Texel X Herdwick – 205.3 Rowbrow Park, 202.9 Miller Place, 200 Randle Gate, 200 East House. Suffolk – 198.3 High Flatts, 195.1 Fairfield Farm. Cheviot – 192 Strudda Bank. Mule – 191.9 Kirkland House, 190 Hill Cres, 186.1(2) Mosser Heights.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):- Texel – 130, 122, 116 High Flatts, 121, 117 Seaview, 120, 116(3) Tallentire Hill, 116 Moor Platt Farm, 115 The How, 114 Hollins Farm, 111.50 Ireby Hall. Beltex – 117(3), 115, 114, 108, 99, 98.50 High Moss, 108.50 Chapel Howe, 93 Moor Platt Farm. Suffolk – 115 High Flatts, 110, 95.50 Far End Farm, 105.5 Aldoth Farm. Charollais – 105, 101 Scalesmoor. Bleu Du Maine – 93(2) Randle Gate. Mule – 90 Wilson Park Farm, 89.50, 82.50 Kirkland House, 86 Plumbland Farm, 85 Mosser heights, 85 Hinning House, 84.50 Swinside End Farm, 82 Strudda Bank. Cheviot – 86.50, 84.50 Strudda Bank. Texel X Herdwick – 86, 85.50 Grange Grassings, 84, 82 East House, 82 Randle Gate, 80.50, 79.50 Clea Hall. Herdwick – 60.50 Stool End Farm.

 

Less ewes forward but another strong trade with flesh in demand. Top of £149 for a pair of Texel Ewes from WW&D Boow, Corney Hall. Fell ewes upto £60 from BW Hewitson, Shatton Lodge.

 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 149, 109 Corney Hall, 103, 99 Low Stowbank, 102 Far End, 101 High Low Hall, 99 Low Wreah Farmhouse. Charollais – 105 Far End. Zwartble – 99 Low Wreah Farmhouse.  Bluefaced Leicester – 93 Tortolocate.  Cheviot – 93 Lanefoot, 87 Low Wreah Farmhouse. Bleu du Maine – 91 High Low Hall.  Beltex – 90 Croft End, 86 Low Stowbank.  Suffolk – 90 Fairfield Farm.  Lleyn – 85 Lamplugh Hall.  Goat – 76 Noble Croft. Mule – 71 High Low Hall, 69 Far End Farm, 68 Fairfield Farm, 68, 67 Elva Plain.  Swaledale – 60 Shatton Lodge Farm, 56 Low Stowbank, 50 Tortolocate. Herdwick – 55 Stone Croft, 49 Hinning House, 48.50 Bell House Farm.  

 

Cast Rams (per head - £):-  Herdwick – 77, 55 Stool End Farm.