Primestock 27th January 2021

27th January 2021

On Wednesday 27th January 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 43 cattle comprising 29 cull cattle and 14 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1143 prime sheep including 917 hoggs and 226 cast ewes and rams.

Prime Bulls topped at 219p for a Limousin from TA Byers, Ellenbank. Another bull from the same good home was top gross at £1594. Holstein Friesian Bulls good to sell upto 175p or £1157.10 from AW Williamson, South View, Blackford.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin- 219, 200 Ellenbank. Simmental- 201 Ellenbank. Holstein Friesian – 175, 174 South View, 172, 170 Lamplugh Hall, 161 Row Hall.    

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):- Limousin- 1594, 1445.40 Ellenbank, 1339.42, 1271.85 Lamplugh Hall. Simmental- 1431.12 Ellenbank. British Blue- 1170.40 Hunday. Holstein Friesian- 1157.10, 1142.75 South View, 1156, 1097.36 Lamplugh Hall.

Cow trade very good with all classes in demand. Top of 160p for an OTM Friesian Heifer from W&EV Walker, Newbiggin Farm. Limousin Cows to 154p or £1170.40 from Messrs Crozier & Langcake, High Moss. Black and White cows to 127p or £1023 for a Holstein Friesian from CW&DE Bushby, Watson Hill.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Friesian- 160, 141 Newbiggin, 124, 123, 118 Gutterby, 119 Harrington Parks. Limousin- 154, 146 High Moss, 152 Beechcroft, 149 Hilltop. Holstein Friesian- 127, 124, 118 Watson Hill, 123(2) Barnyard, 112 Green Acres. Holstein- 126 Threapthwaite, 116 High House. Montbeliarde- 110 Green Acres.

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):- Limousin- 1170.40, 1062.88 High Moss, 1079.20 Beechcroft. Holstein Friesian- 1023, 969.01 Watson Hill, 938.49, 922.50 Barnyard. Friesian- 995.20, 972.90 Newbiggin, 865.92 Gutterby.

Prime Sheep

A better quality show forward and a super trade delighting vendors. Top of £146 for a Suffolk Hogg from Messrs Holliday & Graham, Bolton Wood Lane purchased by Tony Harrison, Butcher, Main St, Cockermouth. Beltex Hoggs to £141 from AC Gott, Burton House purchased by Mr J Blenkhorn.

Top pence per kilo was 341.5p for Beltex Hoggs from I Powley, Green Marsh. This super consignment averaged an impressive 323.37ppk or £129.89.

Light lambs in extreme demand with a pen of 34kg TexelXHerdwick Hoggs selling to £90.50 from Messrs Harrington, Grange Grassings and a pen of 35kg Cheviots selling to £92 from TJ Postlethwaite, Hollin Head.

Fell lambs coming into their own with Herdwicks topping at 254.5ppk from Leigh & Claire Whitaker, Scalderskew Farm (33kg £84); and Swaledales also to 254.5ppk from WCG Holdings, Eirinntalla purchased by Mr D Walker.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex- 341.5, 325, 318.9, 288.9 Green Marsh, 295, 279.1 Beck Farm, 286.5 The Wreay, 275 Rietfontein. Texel- 290.5, 284.1, 284, 283.7(2) Scales Farm, 287.2 Rietfontein, 283.3 Kirklands, 282.9 Low Garth, 279.1 High Plasketlands, 275.6 Beck Farm, 271.2 Middleton Place, 270.5 Rook Farm. TexXHerd- 266.2 Grange Grassings, 256.3, 252.7 Fell Foot, 252.4 Sorrowstones. Cheviot- 262.9 Hollin Head, 258.1 Stonecroft, 254.8, 245.6 Low Stowbank, 250 Bolton Wood Lane. Suffolk- 254.5 Scales Farm, 251.7 Bolton Wood Lane, 242.5 Westray, 238.1 Strudda Bank, 237.5 Middleton Place. Swaledale- 254.5 Eirinntalla, 251.4 Middleton Place, 245.5 Hollin Head, 239.5 Westray, 235.9 Strudda Bank. Herdwick- 254.5, 250 Scalderskew, 247.1 Hollin Head, 235.9 Strudda Bank. Mule- 248.9 Hayborough, 246.3 Stonecroft.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head - £):- Suffolk- 146, 124 Bolton Wood Lane, 121, 111(2) Plumbland, 120 High Flatts, 120 Scalesmoor, 112 Scales Farm, 111 Beck Farm. Beltex- 141 Burton House, 140, 130(2), 118 Green Marsh, 121 Rietfontein, 120, 118 Beck Farm, 114(2) The Wreay. Texel- 140, 135, 132 High Flatts, 137, 135, 132, 131(2) Low Garth, 137, 136, 128 Bolton Wood Lane, 137, 130 Burton House, 130, 128.50, 125, 123 Wardwarrow, 129(2) Scalderskew, 128(2), 124 Hollins, 125, 122(4) Scales, 124, 123 Beck Farm. Charollais- 126 Far End. Rouge- 120 Far End. Mule- 112.50 Wilson Park, 112 Hayborough, 111 Shatton Lodge. TexXHerd- 106(2) Sorrowstones, 104, 102, 100.50 Plumbland, 104 Burton House, 102 Fell Foot. Swaledale- 105.50 Westray. Herdwick- 96 Clea Hall, 92 Strudda Bank, 92 Hollin Head, 90 Scalderskew.

No stars amongst the Continental ewes upto £112 from Kirklands and Burton House. Fell ewes a great trade with plain ewes very dear. Herdwicks upto £72 for a pen from Messrs Harrington, Grange Grassings and Swaledales upto £71 for a pen from BG&DE Marrs, Elva Plain. Many more required each week.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):- Beltex- 112, 108 Kirklands, 112 Burton House, 108 Flimby Hall. Mule- 97 Croft Farm. Herdwick- 72 Grange Grassings, 69, 60 Seathwaite, 66, 63 Row Head, 61 Fell Foot, 61 Scalderskew. Swaledale- 71 Elva Plain, 68, 61 Cathow, 68 Orchard Drive, 67, 64 Wythop Hall, 67 Far End, 66, 64, 63 Highside.

Cast Rams (per head - £):- Swaledale- 80, 78 Far End. Herdwick- 75 Far End, 72 Clea Hall, 70(2), 69 Fell Foot, 68 Ponsonby Old Hall.