Primestock

26th June 2019

On Wednesday 26th June 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 58 cattle comprising 30 cull cattle and 28 prime bulls and heifers, 1791 prime sheep including 1181 lambs and 610 cast ewes and rams.

Leading the sale in price per kilo and per head was an outstanding Charolais Heifer from Messrs P & PI Walker & son, Beechcroft achieving 218.50 pence £1383.11 selling to Haighs Butchers of Workington.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-
Charolais – 
218.50 Beechcroft. 
Limousin – 206.50, 193.50 Lowside Farm, 185.50 Hunday Farm. 
British Blue – 179.50 Hunday Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):-
Charolais – 
1383.11 Beechcroft. 
British Blue – 1098.54 Hunday Farm. 
Limousin – 1053.15 Lowside Farm, 1020.25 Hunday Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-
Limousin – 
193.50, 189.50 Lake View, 185.50 Hunday Farm, 185.50, 176.50, 160.50 Row Hall, 185.50, 169.50 Beechcroft. 
Simmental – 180 Ellenbank. 
British Friesian – 176.50, 175.50 Uldale Hall. 
British Blue – 169.50 Threapland Lees. 
Holstein Friesian – 169.50 Row Farm, 157.50, 152.50, 143.50 Threapland Lees, 148.50 Hunday Farm. 
Beef Shorthorn – 152.50 Nook Farm. 
Swedish Red & White – 144.50 Grange Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):-
Limousin – 
1279.73, 1265.11 Beechcroft, 1277.10, 1165.43 Lake View, 1205.50, 1124.13 Row Hall, 1140.83 Hunday Farm. 
Beef Shorthorn – 1235.25 Nook Farm. 
British Blue – 1217.01 Threapland Lees. 
Simmental – 1139.40, 1027.09 Ellenbank. 
British Friesian – 1006.05, 972.27 Uldale Hall. 
Holstein Friesian – 1050.90, Row Farm, 998.76, 991.25, 979.65 Threapland Lees, 810.81 Hunday Farm. 
Swedish Red & White – 910.35 Grange Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-
Limousin – 
143.50 Beechcroft, 132.50, 128.50 Row Brow Park. 
British Blue – 137.50 Riggingill, 135.50 Beechcroft, 126.50 Foxhouse Farm, 102.50 Lowthwaite. 
British Friesian – 126.50 Uldale Hall, 122.50, 115.50 Harrington Parks. 
Holstein Friesian – 123.50, 118.50, 108.50 Annfield, 119.50, 116.50 Barnyard, 112.50 Mayfield, 107.50, 104.50 Burton House Farm, 104.50 Pelutho Grange. 
Brown Swiss – 107.50 Harrington Parks.  

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):-
Limousin – 
1102.08 Beechcroft, 904.98 Row Brow Park. 
British Blue – 1056.90 Beechcroft, 1038.13 Riggingill, 860.20 Foxhouse Farm, 621.15 Lowthwaite. 
Holstein Friesian – 933.78, 884.26 Annfield, 902.23, 873.75 Barnyard, 785.84 Pelutho Grange, 781.88 Mayfield, 781.53, 736.73 Burton House Farm. 
British Friesian – 857.50, 697.82 Harrington Parks, 800.75 Uldale Hall. 
Brown Swiss – 696.60 Harrington Parks.  

Prime Sheep

The SQQ average was 202 pence per kilo being in line with the national trend.  Messrs J Sewell, Mayfield topped the sheep section with a shapely Texel at £118 selling to M Alam. Top price per kilo was a tremendous Texel lamb at 245.7 pence from Messrs Parkin, Home Farm being purchased by Messrs Wilson, Butchers of Egremont.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-
Texel –
 245.70, 217.50 Home Farm, 244.70, 241.90, 221.80, 217.10 Prospect House Farm, 244.40, 215.90 Greenbank Close, 239.60 Parsonage Farm, 239.10, 236 Mayfield, 232.60, 224 Croft End Farm, 232.60 Braithwaite Farm, 228.30 Moor Platt Farm, 228 Hollins Farm, 227.10 High Flatts, 218.30 Wardwarrow, 216.20 Scales Farm, 215.90 High Moss. 
Beltex – 225.60 Home Farm. 
Suffolk – 218.80 Scalesmoor, 205.90, 190 Westray Farm, 203.90, 200Woodhall Brow Farm, 187.20 Hurlbarrow, 187 Hemplands Farm, 186.70 Woodend. 
Charollais – 195.10 Outgang Farm. 
Bleu Du Maine – 189.50 Oughterside Mill.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):-
Texel –
 118, 110 Mayfield, 115, 107, 104 Parsonage Farm, 115 Prospect House Farm, 114, 110, 108 Hollins Farm, 113 Home Farm, 110 Greenbank Close, 110 Willows Farm, 110 Croft End Farm, 109, 103 High Flatts, 107 Braithwaite Farm, 105, 102 Willows Farm, 105 Moor Platt Farm, 100 Fieldside. 
Suffolk – 105 Westray Farm, 105 Scalesmoor, 104, 84 Woodhall Brow Farm, 94, 91 Aldoth Farm, 90(x2), 86 Hemplands Farm, 85 Rose Farm, 84 Woodend. 
Beltex – 88 Home Farm. 
Charollais – 80 Outgang Farm.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):-
Texel – 
108 Peter House Farm, 107 Keskadale, 107 Greenbank Close, 104, 100 Brow Top Farm, 100 The Stable, 100 Parsonage Farm, 100 The How, 100 Bracken Howe, 98 Mid Farm. 
Suffolk – 102, 100 Brow Top Farm, 99, 89.50 Gate Farm, 93, 90, 85 Scales Farm, 89 Croft House. 
Beltex – 94 Low Stowbank, 73 Keskadale. 
Mule – 77.50 Asby Farm, 75 Summerhill, 74 Westray Farm, 72 Elva Plain, 72 Hemplands Farm, 70 Wythop Hall, 70 Broom Farm, 70 Mid Farm, 70 Fieldside, 69.50 Gate Farm. 
Cheviot – 59 The Stable. 
Texel X Herdwick – 59.50 Tenters Lane. 
Swaledale – 57 Keskadale, 56 Bridge End, 56 Wythop Hall, 54 Peter House Farm, 45 Low Stowbank. 
Herdwick – 41 Baysbrown Farm.

Cast Rams (per head – £):-
Texel – 
121 Bridge End, 110 Briary Bank, 89 Flimby Hall, 81 Low Cockhow, 81 Mossergate Farm.  
Suffolk – 87 Westray Farm.