Primestock 11th November 2020

11th November 2020

On Wednesday 11th November 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 52 cattle comprising 35 cull cattle and 17 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2068 prime sheep including 1707 lambs and 361 cast ewes and rams.

Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm had a Limousin Heifer making both the top pence per kilo and per head at 209ppk £1228.92 being purchased by James Birkbeck.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 209 Hunday Farm, 202, 182 Springfield Farm.  British Blue – 196 Hunday Farm, 189 Springfield Farm.  

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1228.92 Hunday Farm, 1127.16, 1061.06 Springfield Farm.  British Blue – 1156.40 Hunday Farm, 1058.40 Springfield Farm.  

A tremendous Limousin bull from J Brown & Sons, Crakeplace Hall made top price per kilo of 215ppk which was purchased by TL Fell. Another Limousin bull also made top price per head £1446.64 from TA Byers, Ellenbank that was also bought by TL Fell.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 215, 214 Crakeplace Hall, 214, 210 Ellenbank, 200, 199 Willows, 198 Hunday Farm.  British Blue – 190 Hunday Farm, 186 Lowca Cottage Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 186, 150 Lodge Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1446.64, 1386 Ellenbank, 1412, 1257.68 Willows Farm, 1397.50, 1320.38 Crakeplace Hall, 1188 Hunday Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 1199.70 Lodge Farm.  Aberdeen Angus – 1032.52 Low Stanger Farm.  British Blue – 1134.60 Lowca Cottage Farm, 1003.20 Hunday Farm.

TI Mitchell, Croft Farm had shapely Limousin cow making 140 pence per kilo and totalling £1031.80 to Granvil Moor.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 140 Croft Farm, 125, 116 Mid Farm, 105 Woodside Farm.  Holstein – 136 Lowca Cottage Farm.  British Blue – 125 Woodside Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 121, 106 Row Hall, 110 (x2) Lamplugh Hall, 109 Waverbank, 108 Barnyard, 106, 104 Threapland Lees.  British Friesian – 116, 104 Harrington Parks.  Dairy Shorthorn – 115 Ireby Hall.  Blonde – 113 Woodside Farm.  Aberdeen Angus – 112, 105, 102 Croft Farm.  Montbeliarde – 105 Outgang Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1031.80 Croft Farm, 1010 Mid Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 926.86 Row Hall, 913.68 Barnyard, 901.20, 786.50 Lamplugh Hall, 821.60, 787.80 Threapland Lees, 806.60 Waverbank.  Holstein – 924.80 Lowca Cottage Farm.  British Friesian – 817.80 Harrington Parks. British Blue – 812.50 Woodside Farm.  Blonde – 741.28 Woodside Farm.  Dairy Shorthorn – 710.70 Ireby Hall.  Aberdeen Angus – 703.36 Croft Farm.

Prime Sheep

Todays’ sale had a SQQ average of 203.02ppk with a very strong show of lambs.  Buyers were paying particular attention to lambs which had been fed and well covered.  Messrs Knight of Stephney Farm topped with two lots of Beltex lambs. The first one topping the price per head at £140 to Jimmy Blenkhorn and the second lamb topping the pence per kilo 330.8ppk to David Walker.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex – 330.8, 317.5, 312.8, 269.2 Stephney Farm, 311.3, 307.3, 307.1, 280 Green Marsh, 307.1 High Moss, 290.9 Moorside, 278.8 Seafield House, 262.5 Woodside Cottage. Texel – 264.4 Braithwaite Farm, 253.6, 243.5 High Moss, 247.6, 227.4 Sandhills Farm, 246.5 Grange Farm, 242.2 Riefontein, 235.7 Bellhouse Farm, 234.4 Greenbank Close, 233.7, 227.8 Parsonage Farm, 229.1 Salter Hall, 228.3 Briary Bank, 227.4 Brimmer Head. Texel X Herdwick – 216.2 Stephney Farm, 202.9 Howbeck Lodge, 202.7(2) Seafield House, 195.2 Rowbrow Park, 195 Woodside Cottage, 194.4 Low Hall Farm. Cheviot – 215.8 Stone Croft. Rouge – 212.8 Chapel Farm. Charollais – 210.5 Fairfield Farm, 207.9, 202.7 Stone Croft. Suffolk – 209.5 Fairfield Farm. Lleyn – 208.3, 193.3 Streetgate. Mule – 197.8 Fairfield Farm, 194.7 Kirkland House, 192.4 Shatton Lodge, 191.1 Low House, 190 Plumbland Farm. Herdwick – 189.5, 188.2, 188.2 Nook Farm, 188.2(2) Cockley Beck Farm, 187.8 Knott Houses.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):- Beltex – 140, 129, 127, 122 Stephney Farm, 129, 122 High Moss, 129, 126(2), 124.50 Green Marsh, 128 Moorside, 118 Greenbank Close, 115.50 Woodside Cottage, 115 Seafield House. Texel – 119 Braithwaite Farm, 112, 106.50 High Moss, 112, 105 High Flatts, 109 Rietfontein, 109 Brimmer Head, 107.50, 102.50 Parsonage, 106 Grange Farm, 105.50 Greenbank Close, 105 Briary Bank, 104 Sandhills Farm, 104 Moorside. Rouge – 100, 96 Chapel Farm. Bleu Du Maine – 96 Chapel Farm. Suffolk – 96 High Flatts, 95 Scalesmoor, 90 Stephney Farm, 88 Fairfield Farm. Charollais – 96 Scalesmoor, 93 Rietfontein, 92.50 Far End Farm, 90.50 Fairfield Farm. Lleyn – 92.50 Lamplugh Hall, 87.50, 87 Streetgate. Mule – 92.50, 91.50 Kirkland House, 92 Orchard Drive, 92 Beechcroft, 89 Fairfield Farm, 89 Bellmount, 88.50 Shatton Lodge, 88 Rook Farm. Blue Texel – 92 Scalesmoor. Texel X Herdwick – 87.50 Low Hall, 85 Miller Place, 84, 82 Nook Farm, 82 Rowbrow Park, 82 Grange Grassings, 82, 80 Woodside Cottage, 81 Bouch House, 80 Stephney Farm, 80 Bell House. Jacob – 84.50 Croftfield House. Cheviot – 82, 80 Stonecroft, 80 Row Head. Zwartble – 78 Croftfield House, 75(2) Briery Moss. Herdwick – 75, 73, 72 Nook Farm, 72, 69.50(2) Knott Houses. Swaledale – 71, 62 Stockhow Hall, 64 Cockley Beck Farm.

Cast ewes were a strong trade throughout with many sellers returning and experiencing a trade which they were more than happy with and realising extra milage doesn’t always pay.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 148, 108, 95 Wardwarrow, 136, 118, 93 Wardhall Guards, 107 Beckhouse Farm, 100 Shatton Lodge Farm, 97 Whins Farm, 92 Willows Farm.  Beltex – 129, 119, 110, 81 Stephney Farm, 73 Low Place Farm.  Lleyn – 95, 83.50, 80 Streetgate.  Bleu du Maine – 72 Wardhall Guards.  Suffolk – 94 Lake View, 65.50 Low Wreah Farmhouse, 57 Wardhall Guards.  Mule – 78 Wardwarrow, 78 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 76.50 Hill Top, 76 Eirinntalla, 75.50 Far End Farm, 74.50 Willows Farm, 73.50 Shatton Lodge Farm, 69.50 Ullock Mains, 68 High Side, 65.50 Riggingill.  Texel X Herdwick – 66 Lowther Street, 56 Armaside Farm, 45 Stone Croft.  Charolais – 65 Ullock Mains.  Swaledale – 57 Shatton Lodge Farm, 55.50 Rook Farm, 45 Thornholme.  Cheviot – 55.50 Outgang Farm.  Herdwick – 51 Miller Place Farm, 50 Thornholme, 48 Knott Houses, 46, 42 Stool End Farm, 40 Ponsonby Old Hall.  

Cast Rams (per head - £):-  Texel – 130 Summerhill, 100 Fairfield Farm.  Bluefaced Leicester – 89 Glencoyne Farm.  Swaledale – 77 Glencoyne Farm.  Cheviot – 56 Row Head.  Herdwick – 55 Howbeck Lodge.