Primestock 13th January 2021

13th January 2021

On Wednesday 13th January 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 37 cattle comprising 22 cull cattle and 15 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1854 prime sheep including 1531 hoggs and 323 cast ewes and rams.

Cattle a super trade and numbers short of requirements. Top of 247p or £1444.95 achieved for a shapely Limousin Heifer from RE Miller, West Farm purchased by regular supporter Wilson Willis Butchers, Cleator Moor. Dairy Bred heifers from Messrs Thompson, Springfield Farm sold to £1432.20 or 217p.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 247 West Farm, 217 Springfield Farm, 203, 200, 198, 197 Uldale Hall.  British Blue – 196 Springfield Farm.   

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1444.95 West Farm, 1432.20 Springfield Farm, 1235.52, 1225.34, 1218, 1212 Uldale Hall.  British Blue – 1313.20 Springfield Farm.

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 206, 204 Springfield Farm.

Prime Steer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1388.44, 1332.12 Springfield.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Charolais – 202 Ellenbank.  British Blue – 184, 180 East Mill Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):- Charolais – 1333.20 Ellenbank.  British Blue – 1164.72, 1146.60, 1144 East Mill Farm.

Cast Cows a good trade with many more wanted each week. Holstein OTM’s topped at 145p or £1102 from G&I Carruthers, Lowca Cottage. Limousin Cows to 137p from J&K Meadley, High Bewaldeth. Holstein Friesians topped at £1068.75 from R&M Allison, Barnyard. 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein – 145, 140, 111 Lowca Cottage Farm.  Limousin – 137 High Bewaldeth.  British Friesian – 135 Harrington Parks, 120 Hodgson Green. Holstein Friesian – 129, 125 Barnyard, 116 Waverbank, 112 Hodgson Green, 105 Midtown.

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Holstein Friesian – 1068.75, 864.30 Barnyard, 966.28 Waverbank, 789.60 Midtown.  Holstein – 1102, 999.60, 781.44 Lowca Cottage. Limousin – 1054.90 High Bewaldeth.  British Friesian – 958.50 Harrington Parks.

Prime Sheep

Sheep trade supersonic with astounding prices achieved pen after pen. Returns through the roof smashing last weeks’ high prices.

The days’ top price of £153 was achieved for a Beltex Hogg from Messrs Richardson, Low Garth purchased by Mr P Burton. Others to £150 for a Texel Hogg from G Gate, Hollins again purchased by Mr P Burton. Top pence per kilo went to Messrs I Powley, Green Marsh with Beltex Hoggs at 359ppk purchased by Yorkshire Halal.

Mule Hoggs topped at £119 for a pen of 48kgs from A Fearon, Kirkland House. Top per kilo was W Cowx&Son, Town End at 264.8p

Light Lambs continue to be fiercely competed for with the top pence per kilo in this section at 277.1ppk for TexelXHerdwick hoggs from G&T Tyson, East House (35kg £97).

Fell lambs forward in large numbers and price astonishing topping at £104.50 for Swaledales from JA Ritson, Baggra Yeat and Herdwicks to £100.50 again from G&T Tyson, East House. Herdwicks hoggs upto 264.3ppk from G&T Tyson, East House and Swaledales upto 254.5p from WCG Holdings, Eirintalla.

30 pens of hoggs sold in excess of £130.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Beltex- 359, 335, 326.3, 304.3, 287.9 Green Marsh, 312.2, 295.5, 288.4, 284.5 Low Garth, 295.5, 288.9, 285.4, 278.4, 275 High Moss, 290.5 Stoney Howe, 290.5 Woodhall Brow, 282.1 Woodside Cottage, 281.8 Overcroft, 270.3 Hollin Head.

Texel- 290 Bolton Wood Lane, 277.8 Crossfield, 277 Ewanrigg, 276.7 Stoney Howe, 276.6 High Flatts, 275.6 Low Garth, 275.6, 274.5 Scalesmoor, 275.6 Moorside, 274.3 Foxhouse, 274 Sorrowstones. TexXHerd- 277.1, 270.3, 261.4 East House, 275 Churchstile, 270.3, 265.7 Stonecroft, 267.1 Outgang, 264.9 Riggingill, 258.6 Hollin Head. Cheviot- 265.7 Hollin Head, 258.3 Lanefoot.  Mule- 264.8 Town End, 259.7 Hollin Head, 253.3 Low Garth, 252.6 Elva Plain, 251.1 Low House, 248.9 Coach House, 247.9 Kirkland House, 244.6 Highside, 242.7 Beechcroft, 242.7 Hayborough. Herdwick- 264.3(2) East House, 263.6, 250 Millbeck Hall, 258.1 Randlegate, 257.7 East House, 254.4 Burnthwaite, 254.1, 248.7 Churchstile, 250 Stool End, 247.1 Stybeck, 242.4 Hollin Head.  Suffolk- 257.1 Stool End, 256.7 Randlegate, 250 Scalesmoor. Blackface- 254.8 Mossergate. Swaledale- 254.5 Eirinntalla, 247.7 Stonecroft, 239.7 Highside, 237.5 Rook Farm, 237.5 Baggra Yeat, 233.3 Lanefoot.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head - £):-  Beltex- 153, 145, 131, 130 Low Garth, 140(2), 134 Green Marsh, 131(2), 130, 129(2) Woodhall Brow, 130(3), 127, 126.50 High Moss, 130 Overcroft. Texel- 150, 136(2) Hollins, 148, 146, 145, 142, 130 High Flatts, 140 Scalesmoor, 134, 129 Bolton Wood Lane, 133, 130, 127 Far End, 131 Oughterside Mill, 125.50 Moorside, 125(2) Crossfield. Suffolk- 120, 111 Scalesmoor, 118.50 Plumbland, 110.50 Low House, 109 Croft House. Mule- 119 Kirkland House, 118.50 Moorside, 116.50 Town End, 116.50 Low Garth, 116.50 Hayborough, 116.50 Beechcroft, 115 Plumbland, 114.50 Coach House, 114 High Moss, 110.50 Low House, 110 Orchard Drive. TexXHerd- 112.50 Plumbland, 110 Grange Grassings, 108 Strudda Bank, 106 Randle Gate. Blackface- 107 Mossergate. Swaledale- 104.50 Baggra Yeat, 96.50 Stonecroft. Herdwick- 100.50, 92.50(2) East House, 100 Millbeck Hall, 97, 92.50 Stool End, 94.50, 94 Churchstile, 90 Hollin Head. Cheviot- 97.50 Stonecroft, 93 Lanefoot, 93 Hollin Head. Leicester- 95 Baggra Yeat.

Cast ewes seriously dear upto £170 for Texels from G Butler, Moor Platt. Mules to £106 from J&JK Spedding, Salter Hall. Fell ewes upto £77 for Herdwicks from Messrs Knight, Stephney Farm.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel (Avg 108.55) – 170, 144 Moor Platt, 159, 120 Salter Hall, 152 Braithwaite Farm, 146 Dyke Croft, 140, 130 Stargill Farm, 120 Elva Plain, 116 Oughterside Mill, 116 Bolton Wood Lane, 115 High Flatts. Beltex (Avg 123.87) – 150 Overcroft, 128 Moor Platt. Suffolk (Avg 107.80)– 142 Woodside Farm, 125 Moor Platt, 114 High Flatts, 114 Croft House, 107, 106, 101 Low Wreah Farmhouse. Mule – 106 Salter Hall, 104 Stoney Howe, 100 Bolton Wood Lane, 100 Braithwaite Farm, 99 Oughterside Mill, 96 Overcroft, 95 Millgate Farms, 95 Croft House, 94 High Low Hall, 94 Braithwaite Farm.  Bluefaced Leicester – 100 Baggra Yeat, 97 Dyke Croft. Lleyn – 99, 97 Lamplugh Hall.  Cheviot – 94 Moor Platt.  Zwartble – 87 Low Wreah Farmhouse.  Herdwick – 77, 72 Stephney Farm, 60 Easthwaite Farm. Swaledale – 70 Town End, 69 Kelmore Hills.  

Cast Rams (per head - £):-  Texel – 140 High Moss, 126 Dyke Croft, 112 Foxhouse Farm, 100 Dyke Croft. Suffolk – 135, 127 Bolton Wood Lane. Bluefaced Leicester – 130 Eirinntalla, 111, 104 Dyke Croft, 106 Shatton Lodge. Herdwick – 88, 81 Stool End, 75 Church Stile Farm. Swaledale – 87 Thornholme, 83 Baggra Yeat, 81 Eirinntalla. Cheviot – 86 Thornholme.