Primestock 21st October 2020

21st October 2020

On Wednesday 21st October 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 75 cattle comprising 62 cull cattle and 13 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2523 prime sheep including 1813 lambs and 710 cast ewes and rams.

Bulls sold to the same strong trade topping at 213p twice, both times for Limousins from D&MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall. Top gross was £1536.12 for a Limousin from TA Byers, Ellenabnk.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 213(2), 206 Lamplugh Hall, 204, 196 Ellenbank, 197 Lowside Farm. Charolais – 195 Brow Top Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-   Limousin – 1536.12, 1405.32 Ellenbank, 1314.21, 1297.80, 1199.19 Lamplugh Hall, 1158.36 Lowside farm.

 British Blue – 1189.04, 970.12 East Mill. Charolais – 1062.75 Brow Top Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 197, 196 Hunday Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):- Limousin – 1097.29, 1058.40 Hunday Farm.

Cows topped at 169p for a Limousin from G Fearon, Hollows Farm, Borrowdale. Top gross was £1136.96 for a Limousin from Anthony Hartley, Turner Hall, Broughton in Furness. Black and Whites upto 119p for a Holstein Friesian from R&M Allison, Barnyard, Greysouthen. Holstein Friesians upto £953.44 for CW&DE Bushby, Watson Hill, St Bees. 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 169, 139 Hollows Farm, 159 How Hall, 152 Turner Hall, 150, 145 Crakeplace Hall, 140 Elva Plain, 139 East House, 137 Howes Farm, 135 Oxenriggs, 135 Rigging Gill. British Blue – 151 Oughterside Mill. Beef Shorthorn – 144 Sneckyeat. Luing – 128 Hollows Farm. Shorthorn – 120 Moor Platt Farm. Holstein Friesian – 119 Barnyard, 118, 112 Watson Hill. Aberdeen Angus – 119 Howes Farm. Galloway – 118, 103 Howside. British Friesian – 117, 112 Harrington Parks, 107 Outgang. Fleckvieh – 110 Home Farm. Holstein – 103 Threapthwaite.

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):- Limousin – 1136.96, 897.80 Turner Hall, 1125.72 How Hall, 1123.85, 942.42 Hollows Farm, 1005, 925.68, 901.74 Crakeplace Hall, 940.95 Oxenriggs, 903.50 East House. Beef Shorthorn – 1003.68 Sneckyeat, 1002 Moor Platt Farm. Holstein Friesian – 953.44, 845.60 Watson Hill, 904.40 Barnyard. British Blue – 899.96 Oughterside Mill, 890 Rigging Gill. Luing – 860.16 Hollows Farm. Galloway – 798.86, 618 Howside. Holstein – 754.99 Threapthwaite. British Friesian – 753.76, 748.80 Harrington Parks, 744.72 Outgang.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Aberdeen Angus – 105 Threapwaite.

OTM Bull (Top price per head - £):- Aberdeen Angus – 1039.50 Threapthwaite.

OTM Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Norwegian Red – 151 Threapthwaite.

OTM Steer (Top price per head - £):- Norwegian Red – 866.74 Threapthwaite.

Prime Sheep

Leading the sale in price per kilo was a smart Beltex lamb from Messrs Powley, Green Marsh selling for 280 pence.  The consignment of lambs from Messrs Powley also produced top price per head for a Beltex lamb which achieved £129.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex- 280, 268.8 266.7, 261.9 Green Marsh, 258.6 Jenkin Cross, 246.3, 239.7 Parkhouse, 242 Hillside, 237.5, 236.9, 235.9 Highmoss. Texel- 263.8 The Wreay, 257.1, 250, 246.5, 236.7 Kirkland Guards, 254.8 Bolton Wood Lane, 248.8, 245.3 Parkhouse, 241.3, 237.8 Summerhill, 241 East Mill, 240 Stargill, 238.8 Beckhouse, 238.8 Woodside Cottage. TexXHerd- 215.8, 200 Easthwaite, 212.6 Stonecroft, 202.6 Randle Gate, 196 Rowbrow Park, 195.1 The Wreay. Cheviot- 210.6 Stonecroft. Suffolk- 192.9 Causeway Foot. Mule- 180.9 Kirkland House, 180.7 Bell House. Herdwick- 171.4 Millbeck Hall, 170.7 Clea Hall.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):-  Beltex- 129, 120, 112, 110 Green Marsh, 121, 114, 107 Hillside, 108.50, 108, 104.50 High Moss, 98.50 Parkhouse. Texel- 126, 114, 107.50, 106.50, 106 Kirkland Guards, 125 High Flatts, 124, 122 The Wreay, 117(2) Beckhouse, 116 Sally Hill, 115(2), 113 Briary Bank, 114 Parkhouse, 113, 111, 107 Bolton Wood Lane, 111, 107 Summerhill, 106 Flimby Hall. Suffolk- 110 Meadow Farm. TexXHerd- 85, 83.50, 82, 80 Easthwaite, 84 Bell House, 83.50 Grange Grassings, 80 The Wreay. Mule- 85, 82 Kirkland House, 80 Low House. Kerry Hill- 79 Jenkin Cross. Herdwick- 70 Clea Hall.

More ewes about a similar trade topping at £131 and £128 for a super run of Beltex Ewes from Messrs Knight, Stephany Farm, Calderbridge. Texels to £128 from AE&VJ Errington, Beckhouse, Embleton. Fell ewes topped at £63 for a pen of Swaledales from JA Ritson, Baggra Yeat, Uldale.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):- Beltex – 131, 128, 120, 118, 116(2), 110, 106, 104 Stephney, 109 Bolton Wood Lane. Texel – 128, 116 Beckhouse Farm, 108, 105, 95 Bolton Wood Lane, 99 Swallowdene, 99 Rigg House, 98 Grange Farm. Blue Texel- 108 Overcroft. Bluefaced Leicester – 101 Baggra Yeat, 95 Muncaster Head. Suffolk – 97 Bolton Wood. Charollais – 97 Parkhouse. Mule- 77 Mid Farm, 72.50 Salter Hall, 70 Cotland, 70 Baggra Yeat, 69 Summerhill. Goat- 72 Cotland. Swaledale- 63 Baggra Yeat, 57 Rose Barn, 55.50 Muncaster Head, 55 Cathow, 51 Town End, 50 High Bewaldeth. Herdwick- 51.50 Gatesgarth, 47.50 Easthwaite, 47, 45 Howes Farm, 46 Cotland, 46 Rowbrow Park, 46 Rainors Farm, 45 High Bewaldeth. Blackface- 51 Foxfield Road. Jacob- 50 Rainors Farm.

Cast Rams (per head - £):- Blackface- 88 Rannerdale. Swaledale- 64 Rannerdale, 60 Littletown. Herdwick- 56 Littletown.