Primestock 21st April 2021

21st April 2021

On Wednesday 21st April 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 42 cattle comprising 26 cull cattle and 16 prime bulls and clean cattle, 992 prime sheep including 8 spring lambs, 673 hoggs and 311 cast ewes and rams.

All classes of cattle continue to be a flying trade delighting vendors. Top per kilo was 230p for a British Blue Bull from JP Lister, Oughterside Mill, Wigton. Top gross was £1730.52 for a Simmental Bull from TA Byers, Ellenbank, Ireby. Black and White bulls topped at 197p or £1256.86 from D&MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall, Lamplugh.  

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue – 212 Hunday Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  British Blue – 1174.48, 1154.42 Hunday Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 230 Oughterside Mill.  Simmental – 220, 209 Ellenbank. Limousin – 216(2) Hunday Farm, 216 Lamplugh Hall, 213 Oughterside Mill. Holstein Friesian – 197, 191 Lamplugh Hall, 195, 193, 192, 189 Row Hall.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Simmental – 1730.52, 1480.60 Ellenbank.  Limousin – 1518.69 Oughterside Mill, 1354.32 Lamplugh Hall, 1285.20, 1248.48 Hunday Farm. British Blue – 1352.40 Oughterside Mill. Holstein Friesian – 1256.86, 1092.52 Lamplugh Hall, 1162.20, 1119.36, 1039.50, 1007.46 Row Hall.

An OTM Heifer from Messrs Greening, Waverbank, Mealsgate topped the cast section at 178p. Cows topped at 175p or £1405.25 for a British Blue from WB&SA Steele, Easthwaite, Wasdale. Angus cows to £1370.60 from Thrimby Farms, Thrimby Grange, Penrith. Friesian cows sold to 157p from J Pattinson & Son, Uldale Hall, Uldale whilst the top gross for black and white cows was £1259.98 from Wilsons of Gate Farm, Uldale. 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian – 178 Waverbank, 173 Mayfield, 146, 144, 132 Gate Farm, 100 Fairladies Farm. British Blue – 175 Easthwaite Farm. Limousin – 172, 165 Easthwaite Farm, 155 North Mosses. Beef Shorthorn – 157 Thrimby Grange. British Friesian – 157, 137 Uldale Hall, 120 Fairladies Farm. Charolais – 156 Stool End. Aberdeen Angus – 154 Thrimby Grange. Holstein – 118 Lowca Cottage.

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  British Blue – 1405.25 Easthwaite Farm.  Aberdeen Angus – 1370.60 Thrimby Grange. Beef Shorthorn – 1307.81 Thrimby Grange. Holstein Friesian – 1259.98, 1120.32, 924 Gate Farm, 1132.08 Waverbank, 1010.32 Mayfield. Limousin – 1130.04, 1009.80 Easthwaite Farm, 1072.60 North Mosses. British Friesian – 1045.31, 967.12 Uldale Hall. Charolais – 967.20 Stool End. Holstein – 887.36 Lowca Cottage.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 156 Outgang Farm.

OTM Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1485.12 Outgang Farm.

Prime Sheep

Sheep trade remains electric. Spring Lambs sold to a top of £144 or 353.8p for Suffolk lambs from DJ Lister, Woodend, Holmrook.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Suffolk – 353.80, 350, 342.90, 333.30 Woodend.  Texel – 332.50, 330 Woodend.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):-  Suffolk – 144, 140(2), 138 Woodend.  Texel – 133, 132 Woodend.

Hoggs topped at £181.50 twice; firstly for a Texel from A&D Smith, Kelmore Hills, Workington purchased by T Harrison, Butcher, Main St, Cockermouth and then again for a Texel from Messrs R Brough, Langfauld, Langrigg also purchased by T Harrison, Butcher, Cockermouth. 

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel- 352.2 Kelmore Hills, 323.6, 319.1 Swinside End, 317.3 Hollins, 314.8 Shatton Lodge, 313.6 High House. Cheviot- 301 Stoney Howe. Blackface- 300 Low Stowbank. TexXHerd- 300 Orthwaite Hall. Herdwick- 289.2, 283.3, 281.8 Knott Houses, 288.2 Hollin Head, 287.5 Seathwaite, 285.7 Chance Cottages, 280.3 Stonecroft. Mule- 275 Shatton Lodge, 273.5 Kelmore Hills, 272.8 Hyton Farm. ouses

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head - £):- Texel- 181.50, 170, 159.50 Langfauld, 181.50, 177.50, 171.50, 158.50 Kelmore Hills, 172.50, 163.50, 161.50 High House, 170.50, 168, 167.50, 164, 162, 160 Hollins, 166.50, 162.50 Shatton Lodge. Mule- 145.50 Langfauld, 145.50, 139.50 Kelmore Hills, 139.50 Hyton Farm, 137.50 Shatton Lodge, 125.50 Hyton Farm. Suffolk- 135.50 Croft House, 130 Parkside Road. Cheviot- 150.50 Stoney Howe. TexXHerd- 131.50 Far End, 124.50, 120, 116.50 Plumbland, 118.50 Orthwaite Hall, 116.50 Sunley, Herdwick- 115 Seathwaite, 115, 112.50, 108.50 Seatoller, 110.50, 107 Knott Houses, 110 Hollin Head, 106.50 Stone Croft. Swaledale- 120.50, 117.50 Seatoller.

Cast ewes sold to another fantastic trade. Top of £160 for a Texel Ram from RC&PE Beard, Rannerdale, Buttermere. Beltex ewes to £154 from A Kirkbride, Flimby Hall, Flimby and Texels to £152 from M Brough, Chapel House, Uldale. Fell ewes topped at £95 for Swaledales from J Pattinson & Son, Uldale Hall, Uldale. 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Beltex – 154 Flimby Hall, 140 Parkhouse Farm. Texel – 152 Chapel House, 148 Parkhouse Farm, 134 Newhouse Farm, 134, 125, 120 High Moss, 130 Summerhill, 123 Burthwaite Farm, 122 East Mill. Bluefaced Leicester – 113 Howbeck Lodge, 112, 106 Chapel House, 100 Swinside End Farm. Cheviot – 109 Seathwaite Farm, 104, 96 Rannerdale, 100 Woodside Cottage. Suffolk – 108, 101 West Ghyll End, 106 Croft House. Lleyn- 109 Dockray Nook. Mule – 106 Salter Hall, 105 Summerhill, 105 Langfauld, 103 Rose Farm, 103 Mid Farm, 102 West Ghyll End.   Swaledale – 95, 91 Uldale Hall, 90 Wilson Park, 90 Woodend, 88 Howbeck Lodge. Herdwick – 87 Easthwaite Farm, 78 Clea Hall, 74 Seathwaite Farm.

Cast Rams (per head - £):- Texel- 160 Rannerdale, 148 New Monkwray. Beltex- 132 New Monkwray. Cheviot- Swaledale- 116 Uldale Hall. Herdwick- 98 Easthwaite, 95(2), 92 Seatoller, 91 Knott Houses.