Primestock 14th April 2021

14th April 2021

On Wednesday 14th April 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 62 cattle comprising 36 cull cattle and 26 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1162 prime sheep including 12 spring lambs, 882 hoggs and 268 cast ewes and rams.

 

Prime cattle trade continues to be buoyant selling to a top of 229p for a Limousin Heifer from Messrs Lister, Foxhouses, Boughton Moor. Top gross was £1360.95 for a dairy bred British Blue heifer from H Thompson, Springfield, Bigrigg who also sold a Holstein Friesian to £1316.70.

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 229 Foxhouse Farm, 210, 209 Hunday Farm.  British Blue – 211, 201 Springfield Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 190 Springfield Farm.

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  British Blue – 1360.95, 1346.70, 1295.92 Springfield Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1316.70 Springfield Farm. Limousin – 1203.30 Hunday Farm, 1174.77 Foxhouse Farm.

 

Bulls a superb trade topping at 229p for a dairy bred Limousin Bull from J Pattinson & Son, Uldale Hall, Uldale. Top gross £1461.60 for a Blonde from TA Byers, Ellenbank, Ireby. Dairy bulls looked the trade of the day selling to 202p for a Fleckvieh from W Ireland, Acrewalls, Frizington and Holstein Friesians to 190p twice for Bowness Farms, Threapland Lees. Holstein Friesians grossed at £1307.20 from F Mattocks, Row Hall, Dearham.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 229, 222 Uldale Hall, 219, 217 Hunday Farm. British Blue – 222, 213 Threapland Lees, 209 Ellenbank. Hereford – 213 Acre Walls. Blonde – 210 Ellenbank. Simmental – 209 Acre Walls. Fleckvieh – 202, 192 Acre Walls. Holstein Friesian – 190(2), 180, 176 Threapland Lees, 190, 182 Row Hall.     

 

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):- Blonde – 1461.60 Ellenbank. Limousin – 1401.48, 1265.40 Uldale Hall, 1349.04, 1252.09 Hunday Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1307.20, 1267.30, 1128.40 Row Hall, 1050.70, 1022.40 Threapland Lees. British Blue – 1291.62 Ellenbank, 1256.70, 1234.32 Threapland Lees. Hereford – 1092.69 Acre Walls. Simmental – 1086.80 Acre Walls. Fleckvieh – 1022.12 Acre Walls.

 

Cows sold to the best trade of the year. Top of 179p or £1371.14 for a Limousin from S Hardisty & Son, How Hall, Ennerdale. A 33m old Holstein Friesian from Bowness Farms, Threapland Lees sold to 177p. Holstein Friesian Cows sold to 163p or £1279.55 for a great sort from WE Callion & Sons, Lodge Farm, Workington. 

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 179 How Hall, 168, 166, 153 Croft Farm. Holstein Friesian – 177, 154 Threapland Lees, 163 Lodge Farm, 160 Gate Farm, 152, 130 Watson Hill, 151, 145 Waverbank, 148 Woodside Farm.  British Blue – 172 Baggra Yeat. Aberdeen Angus – 168, 146 Croft Farm. Danish Red – 153 Frizington Parks. Brown Swiss – 132 Frizington Parks. Swedish Red – 128 Frizington Parks.   

 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):- Limousin- 1371.14 How Hall, 1158.68 Croft Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1279.55 Lodge Farm, 1203.20 Gate Farm, 1165.72, 1067.20 Waverbank, 1119.58, 1072.62 Threapland Lees, 1025.64 Woodside, 948.48 Watson Hill. British Blue- 1210.88 Baggra Yeat. Aberdeen Angus – 977.76 Croft Farm. Danish Red- 963.90 Frizington Parks. Brown Swiss – 939.84 Frizington Parks.

 

Prime Sheep

 

A handful of new season lambs forward in keen demand topping £165.50 for a Charollais from D&LD Norman, Kirkhouse, Setmurthy. Top per kilo was 409p for a Texel lamb from RW Carr, Croftside Farm, Egremont. More could have been well sold.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel- 409, 343.8, 342.1, 341.1, 324 Croftside. Charollais- 337.2, 329.1. Kirkhouse,

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):- Charollais- 165.50, 150, 141.50, 131.50 Kirkhouse. Texel- 159.50, 155.50, 153.50, 137.50, 132, 130 Croftside.

 

A smaller and mixed entry of hoggs however trade still fantastic delighting vendors. Top of £174.50 or 349p was paid for a Texel hogg from G Gate, Hollins Farm, Eaglesfield purchased by Wilson Willis Butchers, Cleator Moor.

Lightweight hoggs sold to tremendous rates with a pen of 31kg Texel x Herdwick hoggs realising £105.50 or 340.3p from Messrs Knight, Stephney Farm, Calderbridge. A pen of Cheviot hoggs from TJ Postlethwaite, Hollin Head, Eskdale achieved £115.50 for 34kg (339.7ppk).

 

Fell hoggs forward in large numbers topping at £125.50 for Blackfaces from TA Byers, Ellenbank, Ireby. Herdwicks to £125 from T&MD Beaty, Langhorn, Bigrigg. Top per kilo for Herdwicks was 323p from Churchstile Farm Partners, Wasdale, (37kg £119.50). 

 

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel- 349, 331, 330.9 Hollins, 343.8 Hill Green, 340.9 Croftside, 325.6 Crakeplace Hall. Beltex- 347.1 How Hall, 337.8 Stephney. Tex X Herdwick- 340.3, 323.6 Stephney, 328.4 Wha House, 313.1, 309.7 Outgang. Cheviot- 339.7 Hollin Head. Herdwick- 323 Churchstile, 315.7, 303.8 East House, 312.9 Brimmer Head, 312.5 Rowbrow Park, 306.9 Whinnerah, 301.4 Smaithwaite, 301.2 Langhorn. Blackface- 298.6 Ellenbank. Mule- 294.6 Hayborough, 288.8 Far End, 284.3 Hollin Head. Swaledale- 285.9 Strudda Bank, 284.1 Gateghyll, 283.8 Wha House. 

 

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head - £):- Texel- 174.50, 165.50(2), 155.50(3) Hollins, 161.50, 157.50 Eirinntalla, 156.50(2), 154.50, 153.50, 147.50 Shatton Lodge, 156.50, 150 Elva Plain, 150 Brimmer Head, 150 Hill Green, 147.50(2) Hundith Hill. Beltex- 165.50 Stephney, 157.50, 150 Woodhall Brow. Mule- 145.50 Shatton Lodge, 138.50, 130 Far End, 135.50 Hayborough, 130 Thornholme. Suffolk- 140 East Townend. Cheviot- 140 Stonecroft, 135.50 Strudda Bank. TexXHerdwick- 131.50 Outgang, 128.50 Crakeplace Hall, 121.50 Wha House, 116.50 Stephney, 115.50 Croftlands, 115.50 Mossergate. Blackface- 125.50, 116.50 Ellenbank. Herdwick- 125, 123.50, 121.50 Langhorn, 120, 119.50 Churchstile, 120 Skelsceugh, 118.50(2), 110.50 East House, 114 Mossergate, 114 Strudda Bank, 112.50 Rowbrow Park, 111.50 Smaithwaite, 110.50 Whinnerah, 110, 105 Wha House, 109.50 Brimmer Head, 108 Welcome Nook, 108, 107.50 Stonecroft. Swaledale- 116.50, 103.50 Gateghyll, 113.50 Wha House, 111.50 Strudda Bank, 105 Smaithwaite, 104.50 Outgang, 102.50 Far End. Kerry Hill- 102.50 Low Stowbank.

 

Cast ewes sold to a strong trade albeit easier than last week’s record rates. Top of £168 for Texels from AJ Wood, Woodhall Brow, Dean with others to £165 for Texels from GN Bowe, Bothel Parks, Bothel. Fell ewes topped at £93 for Swaledales from P&PI Walker, Beechcroft, Mockerkin.

 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):- Texel- 168, 146, 140 Woodhall Brow, 165, 148, 146 Bothel Parks, 158, 140 Hill Green, 152 Summer Hill, 150, 146 Grange Farm, 140 Croftside, 140 High Farm. Beltex- 160 Bothel Parks, 148 Elva Plain, 138 Croftfield House, 136 High Plasketlands. Suffolk- 136 Strudda Bank. Charollais- 122 Kirkhouse. Lleyn- 115, 112 Lamplugh Hall. Mule- 110 East Townend, 106 Westray, 102 Summerhill, 101 Skelsceugh, 101 Woodhall Brow, 100 Hill Green. Swaledale- 93 Beechcroft, 84 Fell End, 82 Baggra Yeat. Herdwick- 76 West Head, 74 East House.

 

Cast Rams (per head - £):- Bluefaced Leicester- 140, 120 Erinntalla, 121 Baggra Yeat. Texel- 130 Walkhurst Cottage. Swaledale- 107 Beechcroft.