Primestock 10th February 2021

10th February 2021

On Wednesday 10th February 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 72 cattle comprising 57 cull cattle and 15 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1831 prime sheep including 1567 hoggs and 264 cast ewes and rams.

Dairy bred Limousin Heifers from Messrs Bowe, Hunday sold to 202ppk. £1392 achieved for a dairy bred British Blue Steer from H Thompson, Springfield.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 202 Hunday Farm, 190 Springfield Farm. British Blue – 201 Hunday Farm, 195 Pickett Howe.  Norwegian Red – 180 Hunday Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1349 Springfield Farm, 1119.08 Hunday Farm.  British Blue – 1240.20 Pickett Howe, 1171.83 Hunday Farm.  Norwegian Red – 1116 Hunday Farm.

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue – 192 Springfield Farm.

Prime Steer (Top price per head - £):-  British Blue – 1392 Springfield Farm.

Prime Bulls topped at 225ppk for a Limousin from TA Byers, Ellenbank. Top gross was £1623.84 for a Limousin from WB&SA Steele, Easthwaite.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 225 Ellenbank, 204 Lodge Farm, 200 Lamplugh Hall, 199 Easthwaite Farm. Charolais – 209 Ellenbank.  Holstein Friesian – 173 Lamplugh Hall. Holstein – 160 Lowca Cottage. 

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1623.84 Easthwaite Farm, 1523.88 Lodge Farm, 1507.50 Ellenbank, 1227.40, 1196 Lamplugh Hall. Charolais – 1387.76 Ellenbank. Holstein Friesian – 1029.35 Lamplugh Hall.

Cast cow trade fantastic with a larger entry forward. Top of 165p for a Blonde cow from WCG Holdings, Eirinntalla. Limousin Cows sold to 164p or £1223.28 from P&PI Walker, Beechcroft and 163p from WB&SA Steele, Easthwaite. Holstein Friesians sold to 151p for an OTM from Messrs H Thompson, Springfield. Cows to £1095.90 from CW&DE Bushby, Watson Hill.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Blonde – 165, 153, 127 Eirinntalla, 145 Pickett Howe. Limousin – 164 Beechcroft, 163 Easthwaite Farm, 144 Strawberry How, 142, 132 Pickett Howe, 139 Allerby Hall. Holstein Friesian – 151 Springfield Farm, 135 Waites Farm, 134 Waverbank, 132 Threapland Lees, 130, 129 Barnyard, 130 Lodge Farm, 130, 127, 126 Watson Hill, 113 Allerby Mill. Holstein – 132, 129, 128, 126(2), 124, 123 Threapthwaite Farm, 117, 114 Lowca Cottage, 113 Lodge Farm. British Friesian – 128, 120 Uldale Hall, 128, 120 Newbiggin Farm, 126, 106 Harrington Parks. Hereford – 120, 118 Bell House Farm. Blue Grey – 115, 104 Scalderskew.     

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):- Limousin – 1233.28 Beechcroft, 1102.27 Allerby Hall, 1054.61 Easthwaite Farm, 954.72 Strawberry How, 910.80 Pickett Howe. Blonde – 1128.60, 1025.10 Eirinntalla, 975.85 Pickett Howe. Holstein Friesian – 1095.90, 927.10, 909.72 Watson Hill, 1053.98 Springfield Farm, 1001 Lodge Farm, 968.50, 915.90 Barnyard, 931.92 Threapland Lees, 926.10 Waites Farm, 911.20 Waverbank. British Friesian – 960, 854.40 Uldale Hall, 841.68 Harrington Parks, 784.64, 746.40 Newbiggin Farm. Holstein – 957.60, 934.56, 928.65, 861.72, 860.16, 827.82, 818.40 Threapthwaite Farm, 851.76 Lowca Cottage. Blue Grey – 606.05 Scalderskew.     

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 145 Beechcroft.  Simmental – 131 Waterloo Farm.

  OTM Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1476.10 Beechcroft.  Simmental – 1401.70 Waterloo Farm.

Prime Sheep

Hogg trade is a sight to behold with prices exceeding expectations week after week.

The days top price of £170 was achieved for a Texel hogg from TA Jefferson, Aspatria Hall purchased by My J Blenkhorn. Top pence per kilo was 382.4ppk twice; both times for Beltex Hoggs from I Powley, Green Marsh.  

Fell Hoggs topped at £107.50; firstly for Herdwicks from JW Hodgson, Dale End and then again for Swaledales from AG&KF Nicholson, Swinside End.

Lightweight hoggs producing scintillating returns. G&T Tyson, East House sold 34kg Herdwicks to £95.50 or 280.9ppk. Swaledales from J&E Nichol, Whinnerah sold to £94.50 for 36kg.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Beltex- 382.4(2), 351.4, 315.8 Green Marsh, 361.1, 328.9 Home Farm, 318.8, 315.5 Prospect House, 307.7 Plumbland, 305.9 Coach House. Texel- 354.2 Aspatria Hall, 318.8(2), 293.2(2), 289.8 Risehow, 317.1, 293.5 Swinside End, 313.4 Whinnerah, 298.6 Keskadale, 295.7(2), 287.5(2) Whinnah Lodge, 291.3 Salter Hall, 290.5 Braithwaite, 289.5 Seathwaite, 288 Prospect House, 288 Far End, 286.8 Ewanrigg, 285.7 Coach House, 285.7 Fitz, 285.7 High Croft. Herdwick- 280.9, 275, 261.3 East House, 263.5 Brimmer Head, 263.2 Thornholme, 262.8, 253.8 Stool End, 257.7 Langhorn, 257.1 Hollin Head, 256.6 Whinnerah, 253.2 Hollins, 250 Lowside. TexXHerd- 280.3 Brimmer Head, 275.6 Foxhouse, 275 Hollin Head, 272.6 Seathwaite, 272 Foxhouse, 270.3 Stone Croft. Suffolk- 276.8 Croft House. Cheviot- 275 Hollin Head, 263.3 Sorrowstones, 263.1 Stonecroft, 261.9 Plumbland. Badgerface- 272.6 Brimmer Head. Mule- 268.8 Aspatria Hall, 267.4 Keskadale, 265.9 Hayborough, 259.2 Rook Farm, 254.9 Swinside End, 251.1 Foxhouse. Charollais- 265.5 Hurlbarrow, 265.5 Holebeck. Swaledale- 262.5 Whinnerah, 259.1 Lowside, 253.2 Highside, 251.7 Lanefoot, 250 High Bewaldeth, 248.7, 243.4 Millriggs. Blackface- 261.3, 260.3 Ellenbank. Blue Faced Leicester- 242.3 Highside.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head - £):-  Texel- 170, 133.50 Aspatria Hall, 151.50, 144.50, 142.50, 136.50, 134 Salter Hall, 148.50, 132.50 High Flatts, 148.50, 136, 132 Hollins Farm, 144.50, 136.50, 132.50, 132, 130.50 Far End, 140, 135.50 Hundith Hill, 140, 135 Low Garth, 140 Fitz, 139.50, 138.50, 135.50, 135(2), 130 Risehow, 139.50 Ewanrigg, 135 Keskadale, 135, 130 Swinside End, 133.50 Hollins, 132.50 Seafield House, 132, 130.50(2) Shatton Lodge, 131.50 Sorrowstones. Beltex- 141.50(2), 130 Green Marsh, 132.50(3), 130 Prospect House, 130, 126, 125 Home Farm, 130.50(2) Overcroft.  Suffolk- 137.5, 134.50, 131.50, 129.50 West Moor End, 136.50 Croft House, 132.50 Far End. Charollais- 128.50 Overcroft. Mule- 125 Risehow, 122.50 Shatton Lodge, 117 Hayborough, 115.50 Aspatria Hall, 115.50 Foxhouse, 115 Keskadale.  Cheviot- 125 Stonecroft, 118.50 Sorrowstones. TexXHerd- 120.50 Moorside, 114.50 Seathwaite, 111.50 Foxhouse, 111.50 Plumbland, 109.50 Sorrowstones.  Herdwick- 107.50, 99.50 Dale End, 105, 104.50(2), 95.50 East House, 102.50(3), 101.50 Stool End, 100.50 Langhorn, 97.50 Whinnerah, 97.50 Brimmer Head, 94.50 Thornholme. Swaledale- 107.50 Swinside End, 94.50, 92.50 Millriggs, 94.50 Whinnerah, 92.50 High Bewaldeth. Blackface- 104.50, 101.50 Ellenbank.

Cast ewes sold dearer on the week with all classes in keen demand. Top of £146 for a Texel ewe from G Butler, Moor Platt. Cheviot ewes to £95 for a pen from B Sykes, Baldmire Farm. Fell ewes upto £75 for Herdwicks from D Eilbeck, Plumbland. Many more could have been well sold and are required each week.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 146 Moor Platt Farm, 136 Stargill Farm, 128 Braithwaite Farm, 126 Fitz Farm, 124 High Flatts, 120, 118 Croftside Farm, 118 Seafield House, 113 West Moor End, 111 High Side. Charollais – 106 Croftside Farm. Suffolk – 101 Moor Platt Farm. Cheviot – 95, 88 Baldmire Farm, 82 Taw House, 72 Plumbland Farm, 72 Cragg House, 71 Far Bank. Mule – 92 Woodside Cottage, 91 Hundith Hill, 90 Stargill Farm, 90 High Side, 89 Aldenstone, 85 West Moor End. Texel X Herdwick – 81, 79 Plumbland Farm. Herdwick – 75 Plumbland Farm, 69 High Side, 64 Randle Gate, 64 Ponsonby Old Hall, 64 Taw House, 60 Hollins, 59 Brimmer Head. Scotch Blackface – 69 Far Bank Farm.  Swaledale – 66 Scales Farm, 65 Taw House, 60, 58 Plumbland Farm, 59 Hurlbarrow, 58 Scales Farm, 58 Far Bank Farm. Welsh- 66 Stonecroft.    

Cast Rams (per head - £):-  Charollais – 119 Croftside Farm. Texel – 105 Moor Platt Farm, 101 Seafield House. Herdwick – 82, 72 Taw House, 65 Dale End. Swaledale – 78 Taw House.