Primestock 18th November 2020

18th November 2020

On Wednesday 18th November 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 67 cattle comprising 45 cull cattle and 23 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1964 prime sheep including 1630 lambs and 336 cast ewes and rams.

More prime cattle forward topped at 244p or £1507.92 for a super Blonde Heifer from RE Miller, West Farm, Aspatria purchased by regular supporter Wilson Willis Butchers, High Street, Cleator Moor.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Blonde – 244 West Farm.  Limousin – 230 Crakeplace Hall. British Blue – 209 Overcroft. Beef Shorthorn – 195 Sneckyeat Farm. 

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  Blonde – 1507.92 West Farm. British Blue – 1285.35 Overcroft. Beef Shorthorn – 1131 Sneckyeat Farm. Limousin – 1127 Crakeplace Hall.

Prime Bulls a strong trade topping at 225p or £1657.60 for a pair of Limousins both from J Brown & Sons, Crakeplace Hall. Other Limousin Bulls to £1609.20 from TA Byers, Ellenbank.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 225, 224 Crakeplace Hall, 220, 216 Ellenbank, 199, 194 Uldale Hall, 195, 194 Row Hall. British Blue – 196 Uldale Hall, 196 Hunday Farm. British Friesian – 181 Uldale Hall. Holstein Friesian – 174 Row Hall.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):- Limousin – 1657.60, 1327.50 Crakeplace Hall, 1609.20, 1575.20 Ellenbank, 1228.02 Row Hall, 1140.72, 1134.30 Uldale Hall. British Blue – 1203.44 Uldale Hall, 1111.32 Threapland Lees. Holstein Friesian – 1078.80 Row Hall. British Blue – 1058.40 Hunday Farm, 1039.64 Threapland Lees.  British Friesian – 937.58 Uldale Hall.

A seasonal entry of cows topped at 158p or £1189.74 for a young Hereford Cow from SW&J Wilson, Millstead who sold another to £1059.84. Limousins to £1086.24 from JP Lister, Oughterside Mill. Dairy Cows topped at 136p for a Holstein Friesian from CW&DE Bushby, Watson Hill. Friesian Cows from W&EV Walker & Son, Newbiggin sold to an impressive £1049.20.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Hereford – 158, 128 Millstead.  Limousin – 149, 130 Corn How, 146 Oughterside Mill.  Saler – 139(2) Woodhall Brow.  Beef Shorthorn – 139 Sneckyeat Farm. Simmental – 137 Muncaster Head.  Holstein Friesian – 136 Watson Hill, 126 Waverbank, 117, 110 Lamplugh Hall, 116, 110 Burton House Farm, 115 Woodside Farm, 113 Barnyard, 110 East Farm. British Friesian – 122, 112, 100 Newbiggin Farm, 104, 102 Harrington Parks.

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Hereford – 1189.74, 1059.84 Millstead. Limousin – 1086.24 Oughterside Mill, 1063.86, 857.86 Corn How, 864.36 Muncaster Head.  Simmental – 1074.08 Muncaster Head. British Friesian – 1049.20, 744.80 Newbiggin Farm, 707.20 Harrington Parks. Holstein Friesian – 997.92 Waverbank, 904.80, 839.30 Burton House, 889.20, 864.60 Lamplugh Hall, 851 Woodside Farm, 839.30 East Farm, 832.32 Watson Hill, 779.70 Barnyard.  Saler – 953.54, 875.70 Woodhall Brow. Beef Shorthorn – 834 Sneckyeat Farm. 

Prime Sheep

A bumper trade was witnessed with all lambs considerably dearer on the week producing an average of 214ppk.

The days top price of 328.9p was achieved for Beltex Lambs from I Powley, Green Marsh, Carlisle. Top price per head of £138 was achieved for a Texel Lamb from A&D Smith, Kelmore Hills, Workington purchased by T Harrison, Butcher, Main Street, Cockermouth. Others to £136 from Messrs Crozier & Langcake, High Moss, Bassenthwaite and £130 for AG&KF Nicholson, Swinside End, Lorton again both lots purchased by T Harrison Butchers, Cockermouth.

A consignment of Beltex Lambs from I Powley, Green Marsh sold to average £118.75 or 301ppk.

A consignment of Texel Lambs from Messrs Fraser, High Flatts sold to average £113.16 for 49.4kg.

Mule lambs proved in keen demand topping at £101 from BW Hewitson, Shatton Lodge. Top per kilo was 214p for a pen of 38 from WE&DE Litt, Greengill.

A pen of 30 Herdwick lambs from CI Hartley, Barfield sold to £80 for 41kg. 

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-

Beltex- 328.9, 312.3, 260 Green Marsh, 286.8 Wood Farm, 277.6, 274.4, 263.1 Orchard Drive, 256.3 High Moss, 255.4, 250 Whinnerah. Texel- 267.9, 249 The How, 261.5 Woodend, 259.1 Randle Gate, 258.1 Chapel Howe, 256.5 Blue Dial, 254.9, 247.7 Greengill, 254.8 Beck Farm, 254.7 Parsonage, 251.4 West Moor End, 251.3, 250 Braithwaite, 247.7 Woodhall Brow, 247.7 Swallow Croft. Suffolk- 214.6 Westray, 211.4 West Moor End, 210.8(2) High Flatts, 210.6 Fairfield. Mule- 214, 209.8 Greengill, 210.7 Sneckyeat, 208.3 Fairfield, 207.6 Kelmore Hills, 206.7 Frizington Hall, 205.4 Swinside End. TexXHerd- 211.6 East House, 211.1 Low Hall, 210.5 Whinnerah, 210 Randle Gate. Cheviot Mule- 207 Beck Farm. Herdwick- 189.2, 186.8 Knott Houses, 186 Barfield.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):-

Texel- 138 Kelmore Hills, 130 Swinside End, 122, 115, 112.50 The How, 119, 118, 115(2), 114, 112.50 High Flatts, 119 Willows, 119, 114(2) Hollins, 118 Parsonage, 118 Blue Dial, 115 Beck Farm, 114 Randle Gate, 112 Kirkland House, 112 Overcroft, 112 Riggingill. Beltex- 136, 119 High Moss, 125, 119, 117, 112 Green Marsh, 123, 106 Ellerslea, 110.50, 107, 105.50 Orchard Drive, 107.50 Whinnerah. Suffolk- 107.50(2) High Flatts, 99 Fairfield, 98 Willows, 96.50 High Bewaldeth. Cheviot Mule- 101 Beck Farm. Mule- 101, 96 Shatton Lodge, 100, 95.50 Kelmore Hills, 96.50, 92 Greengill, 94.50 Swinside End, 94 Foxhouse, 93.50 Fairfield, 93 Frizington Hall, 92 Whinnerah. Charollais- 97.50 Croft House. TexXHerd- 97.50 Woodhall Brow, 95 Low Hall, 91 East House, 90.50 Whinnerah, 90 Frizington Hall. Jacob- 95 Bowscale. Cheviot- 90 Stonecroft. Herdwick- 80 Barfield, 79, 75 Knott Houses, 75 Kirkland House.

Not much quality forward but trade stronger on the week upto £118 from J Blackburn, Greenbank Close. Horned ewes to £58 from W&E Gate, Rook Farm and Swales to £56.50 from WCG Holdings, Eirinntalla.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 118 Greenbank Close, 102 Eirinntalla, 102 Beckhouse Farm, 100 Cherrytree House, 100 The Towers. Suffolk – 96 Fairfield Farm. Beltex – 96 Beckhouse Farm. Mule – 87 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 84 High Low Hall, 81 Woodend, 80 Beckhouse Farm, 79 Shatton Lodge Farm, 77 Charolais, 76 Riggingill, 76 Home Farm, 75 Rook Farm, 75 Rose Farm.  Lleyn – 79 Lamplugh Hall. Scotch Blackface – 58 Rook Farm. Swaledale – 56.50 Eirinntalla, 54 High Bewaldeth, 52 East House, 51 Peel Place, 48 Frizington Hall, 48 High Side Farm.  Texel X Herdwick – 56 Rook Farm, 55 Woodend.  Herdwick – 50 East House, 49 Rook Farm, 48 Sunley, 48 Howside, 47 Forge Farm.  

Cast Rams (per head - £):- Beltex – 100 Croft House, 90 High Bewaldeth, 80 Chapel Howe. Suffolk – 98 Stybeck Farm.  Charollais – 90 Stybeck Farm.  Herdwick – 60 Forge Farm.