Primestock 4th November 2020

4th November 2020

On Wednesday 4th November 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 81 cattle comprising 67 cull cattle and 14 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2652 prime sheep, comprising  2312 lambs and 340 cast ewes and rams.

Clean cattle

An outstanding heifer from I & CL Richardson, Greenlands achieved top price per kilo and per head selling for 250ppk and £1545 to Wilson Willis, Butchers of High Street, Cleator Moor. Prime Bulls topped at 220p or £1522.40 for a Limousin from TA Byers, Ellenbank.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 250 Greenlands, 221 Lowside Farm, 202 Overcroft.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1545 Greenlands, 1113.84 Lowside Farm, 1098.88 Overcroft.

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 180 Overcroft.

Prime Steer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1247.40 Overcroft.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 220, 215 Ellenbank, 195 Hunday Farm, 194, 193, 190 Lamplugh Hall.  

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1522.40, 1429.75 Ellenbank, 1254, 1210.11, 1189.22, 1096.20 Lamplugh Hall, 1111.50 Hunday Farm

Cast Cows topped at 184p for a British Blue from W Ireland, Acrewalls. Top gross was £1190.80 for a Limousin from IR&JM Fearon, Frizington Hall. Others to £1177.14 for a Limousin from Lane Head, Plumbland. A Hereford Cow from BW Hewitson, Shatton Lodge sold to £1154.34. Black and Whites topped at 145p or £962.80 for a Holstein Friesian from Brackenbarrow Farm. Friesians to £948.88 from M Irving & Sons, Weary Hall.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 184 Acre Walls, 148 Low House Farm, 138 Lane Head, 132 Oughterside Mill. Charolais – 145 Oughterside Mill, 130 Crooklands Farm. Holstein Friesian – 145, 105, 102 Brackenbarrow Farm, 114, 100 Watson Hill. Aberdeen Angus – 140 Mire House, 112 Shatton Lodge Farm. Limousin – 138(2) Lane Head, 136 Woodhall Brow, 135, 133 Kirkland House, 134 Lowside Farm, 130 Frizington Hall. Hereford – 131, 130 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 121 Shatton Lodge Farm. Saler – 130 Woodhall Brow.  Beef Shorthorn – 127 Mosser Mains Farm.  British Friesian – 116 Weary Hall Farm, 111, 109 Newbiggin Farm. Holstein – 106 Middleton Place.  

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):- Limousin – 1190.80, 1022.50 Frizington Hall, 1177.14, 1062.60 Lane Head, 918 Kirkland House. Hereford – 1154.34 Shatton Lodge, 991.67, 936 Nr Branthwaite Edge. British Blue – 1124.80 Low House, 1017.06 Lane Head, 920 Acre Walls, 889.68 Oughterside Mill. Holstein Friesian – 962.80, 792.75 Brackenbarrow Farm, 889.20 Watson Hill. British Friesian – 948.88 Weary Hall Farm, 834.94 Newbiggin Farm. Charolais – 913.50 Oughterside Mill.  Aberdeen Angus – 896 Shatton Lodge Farm. Saler – 800.80 Woodhall Brow.  Beef Shorthorn – 803.91 Mosser Mains Farm.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Montbeliarde – 102 Green Acres.

OTM Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Montbeliarde – 1071 Green Acres.

Prime Sheep

A wonderful show of 2311 lambs were keenly sought after producing a super trade being dearer on the week and far in excess of other marketing options.

The days top price of £135 was achieved for a Beltex Lamb from Mr J Blackburn, Greenbank Close and purchased by Wilson Butchers, Main Street, Egremont. At £134 and top price per kilo of 273.5p was TA Jefferson, Aspatria Hall with a Beltex lamb purchased by W Lindsay & Sons, Butcher, Station St, Cockermouth.

A good show of 535 Mule lambs averaged an impressive £90.67 topping at 209.8 ppk for a pen of 28 from WE&DE Litt, Greengill. Top price per head was  £97 for a pen of 16 from P&PI Walker, Beechcroft.

Herdwick lambs coming forward in greater numbers and proving very good to sell topping at 206.9p from AE&LK Harrison, Taw House or £78 from Messrs Bland, Clea Hall.  

49 pens of lambs sold in excess of £110. Overall average of 207ppk.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex – 273.5 Aspatria Hall, 267.9 Overcroft, 267.5 Woodhall Brow, 262.8, 256, 248.6 Parkhouse Farm, 257 Far End, 255.3 High Bewaldeth, 254.9, 246.9 Swinside End, 252 The Wreay, 251.1 Bolton Wood Lane, 246.8 Parsonage, 246.7 Mayfield. Texel – 263.1, 256.3, 241.2 Summerhill, 255.1, 233.3, 226.9 The Wreay, 252.3 High Moss, 243.9 Parkhouse, 239.2 Green Close, 230, 225.6 Braithwaite, 226.3 Scales, 225 Greengill, 225 High Bewaldeth, 225 Greenbank Close. Suffolk – 231.5, 203.9 High Flatts, 208.7 Bolton Wood Lane, 202.4 Strudda Bank. Texel X Herdwick – 225.8, 219.7, 209 Randle Gate, 216.2 Foxfield Road, 212.8, 206 Amazon House, 211.6, 211.3 Howbeck Lodge, 209.5 Hayes Castle, 208.5, 207 Clea Hall, 207.5 Grange Grassings, 206.7 Low Hall, 206 East House, 205.3 Mosser Mains, 205.1 Rowbrow Park, 205.1 Stonecroft. Charollais – 218.8 Bolton Wood Lane, 215.6 Greengill, 214.8 Far End. Blue Texel – 212.2 Rowbrow Park. Cheviot – 211.3, 207.9, 206.5 Clea Hall, 202.4 East Townend, 200 Strudda Bank. Mule – 209.8 Greengill, 206.5 Far End, 201.4 Mosser Heights, 201.3 Orchard, 201.2 Strudda Bank, 201 High Side, 200 Mosser Mains, 200 Muncaster Head, 199 Frizington Hall,198.9 Swinside End, 198.8 Hill Crescent. Herdwick – 206.9 Taw House, 205.4 Stonecroft, 203.1 Burnthwaite, 200 Clea Hall, 198.5 Crosbythwaite. Lleyn - 200, 194.8 Lamplugh Hall.   Swaledale – 197 Low Stowbank, 191.3 High Side. Jacob – 192, 191.7 Croftfield House.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):- Beltex – 135 Greenbank Close, 134, 128, 125 Aspatria Hall, 130, 121 Swinside End, 128, 118 Parkhouse, 126, 119 The Wreay, 118 Overcroft, 116 Parsonage, 113.50 Mayfield, 113 Bolton Wood Lane. Texel – 126, 125, 118(2) The Wreay, 125, 124, 116 Aspatria Hall, 124 High Flatts, 123(2) Summerhill, 120 Far End, 119 Hill Crescent, 115 Crosshow, 114 Bolton Wood Lane, 114 Hollins Farm, 114 High Low Hall. Suffolk – 125, 104 High Flatts, 102 Greengill, 96 Bolton Wood Lane. Charollais – 114 Beckhouse, 105, 102 Bolton Wood Lane, 97 Greengill, 97 Home Farm, 94.50 Far End. Texel X Herdwick – 110, 92 Grange Grassings, 93 Low Hall, 92 Greengill, 91, 84.50 Howbeck Lodge, 90 Burnside, 89, 88, 86.50, 85.50, 84 Clea Hall, 88 Hayes Castle, 86.50 East House, 86.50 Amazon House, 84.50 East Townend. Blue Texel – 100 Rowbrow Park. Mule – 97, 95.50 Beechcroft, 96.50, 95 Far End, 96.50 High Side, 96.50 Greengill, 96, 93.50 Wilson Park, 95.50, 93.50 Frizington Hall, 94.50 Eirinntalla, 94.50 Kelmore Hills. Jacob – 96, 92 Croftfield House. Berrichon – 95 Croftfield House. Cheviot – 95, 84.50 Clea Hall, 85.50(2) East Townend, 84 Strudda Bank.  Lleyn - 93.50, 93 Lamplugh Hall. S waledale – 78 Sneckyeat, 76.50 High Side, 75.50 Low Stowbank, 74 Muncaster Head. Herdwick – 78 Clea Hall, 76 Stonecroft, 74.50 Taw House.

Cast ewes dearer on the week and a strong trade topping at £140 from A Ashburner, Summerhill. Fell ewes topped at £61 for a pen from Messrs Bland, Clea Hall. Rams to £142 from E Cranston, Croftlands.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 140, 104 Summerhill, 118, 117, 101 High Low Hall, 116 Crosshow Farm, 110 Green Close, 108, 105 High Bewaldeth, 104 Croftfield House.  Bleu du Maine – 128 Crosshow Farm.  Zwartble – 103 Home Farm, 95 Croftfield House. Suffolk – 100 Home Farm, 92 Fairfield Farm.  Charollais – 98 Mid Farm. Lleyn – 89, 86 Lamplugh Hall, 88 Parkhouse Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 89 High Bewaldeth. Mule – 85 The Buildings, 77 Fairfield Farm, 75 Summerhill. Cheviot – 65 Home Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 62 Burblethwaite.  Herdwick – 61 Clea Hall, 48.50 Rowbrow Park, 44.50 Outgang Farm, 44 East House. Swaledale – 59 Beechcroft, 58 Low Kinmont, 56.50 Low House.     

Cast Rams (per head - £):-  Texel – 142 Croftlands, 135 High Moss. Charollais – 138 Wilson Park Farm. Herdwick – 81, 79.50 Little Cross.