Primestock 5th May 2021

5th May 2021

On Wednesday 5th May 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 75 cattle comprising 59 cull cattle and 16 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1125 prime sheep including 102 spring lambs, 586 hoggs and 437 cast ewes and rams.

Prime cattle sold to a top of 250p or £1407.50 for a Limousin Steer from Messrs Miller, Allerby Hall, Aspatria purchased by Wilson Willis Butchers, Cleator Moor.

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 250 Allerby Hall.

Prime Steer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1407.50 Allerby Hall.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 194 Hayborough, 192 Hunday Farm.  British Blue – 190 Hunday Farm, 190 Lowca Cottage Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1191.16 Hayborough, 1036.80 Hunday Farm.  British Blue – 1096.30 Hunday Farm, 1083 Lowca Cottage Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 212, 210 Uldale Hall, 200 Hunday Farm. British Blue – 212, 207, 206(2) West Farm. Holstein Friesian – 199, 184 Row Hall.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1432.20, 1246.56 Uldale Hall, 1272 Hunday Farm. British Blue – 1380.20, 1250.80, 1208.88, 1188.62 West Farm, 1185.94 Hunday Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1227.83 Row Hall.

Cow trade is sublime producing marvellous returns. Top of 210p or £1457.40 for a Limousin cow from JA&CM Brown, Park House, Isel. Top gross was £1747.60 for a Cast Limousin Bull from JD&M Capstick, Fellside, Bootle. Black and whites sold to 182p for an OTM Heifer from WW&D Boow, Corney Hall, Bootle. Friesian cows sold to 157p from JC Farries & Son, Stainburn Hall, Stainburn. Top gross was £1282.75 for a Holstein from Messrs Carruthers, Lowca Cottage, Lowca.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 210 Parkhouse Farm, 184, 180, 168 Swinside End, 173, 158 Allerby Hall, 171 High Moss, 165 Eastlands.  Holstein – 182, 165 Corney Hall, 175 Lowca Cottage, 153, 150, 136 Gibbtarn Farm. British Blue – 172 Hundith Hill, 157 Gibbtarn Farm, 140 Kirkgate Farm. British Friesian – 157, 153, 152 Stainburn Hall, 155, 147 Uldale Hall, 143, 138 Wellington Farm. Holsten Friesian – 154, 151 Watson Hill, 154, 153 Waverbank, 154 Lamplugh Hall, 151 Gate Farm, 149 Lodge Farm, 146, 145 Croft House, 146 Mayfield. Simmental – 152 Muncaster Head. Luing – 140 Muncaster Head.

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1457.40 Parkhouse Farm, 1272.24 High Moss, 1203.36, 1181.04, 1139.40 Swinside End, 1145.26, 960.64 Allerby Hall, 1006.50 Eastlands. British Blue – 1284.84 Hundith Hill, 1158.66 Gibbtarn Farm, 979.55 Overcroft. Holstein – 1282.75 Lowca Cottage, 1192.10, 940.50 Corney Hall, 1179, 1147.50, 1013.20 Gibbtarn Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 1219.68 Watson Hill, 1203.47 Gate Farm, 1199.52, 1167.32 Waverbank, 1168, 1116.50, 1047.20 Croft House, 1141.34 Lodge Farm, 1093.40, 1078.56 Lamplugh Hall. British Friesian – 1173.44, 1020.51, 937.29, 928 Stainburn Hall, 1150.10, 1004.01 Uldale Hall. Simmental – 1130.88 Muncaster Head. Luing – 1050 Muncaster Head.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 170 Fellside Farm.

OTM Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1747.60 Fellside Farm.

Prime Sheep

102 spring lambs forward met keen demand and a great trade was achieved. Top price of £179.50 was reached on three occasions; firstly for JD Hetherington, Blue Dial, Allonby twice with Texels both purchased by Haighs Butchers, Workington. And then again for EPM Lawson, High Boonwood, Gosforth purchased by Tony Harrison, Butcher, Cockermouth.  Top per kilo was 387.2p twice for Texels again from EPM Lawson, High Boonwood; purchased by Tony Harrison, Butcher, Cockermouth and W Lindsay & Son, Butcher, Cockermouth.

Spring Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel- 387.2(2) High Boonwood, 367.9, 359 Corney Hall, 364.9 Lough Head, 359 Frizington Parks, 358.8 Wood Farm, 353.8 Woodend, 352.6 The How, 352 Blue Dial. Suffolk- 353.8 Wood Farm, 346.6 Frizington Parks, 336.3(2) Woodend. Charollais- 336 Kirkhouse.  Dorset- 303.6, 291.6 The Steading, 287.5 Greenrigg.

Spring Lambs (Top price per head - £):-  Texel- 179.50(2), 155.50 Blue Dial, 179.50, 171.50, 166.50(2), 164.50 High Boonwood, 166.50 Croft House, 160.50 Lough Head, 157.50 Corney Hall. Suffolk- 157.50, 141.50 Wood Farm, 152.50 Frizington Parks, 148.50 Croft House, 137.50, 134.50(2) Woodend. Charollais- 144.50, 142.50, 141.50 Kirkhouse. Dorset- 127.50, 125.50 The Steading, 124.50 Greenrigg.

Hogg trade is the gift that keeps on giving being dearer on the week. Top of £155.50 for Texels from G Gate, Hollins Farm, Eaglesfield and also from New Hall Farm, Dearham.

  Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Texel- 357.7, 324, 323.8, 323.3, 319.3 New Hall, 318.3 Holmerigg, 315.3 Hollins, 307.6 Hollin Head. Cheviot- 329.1, 326.1, 315.6 New Hall. Herdwick- 314.5, 301.5 Burnthwaite, 310.9 Far End, 309.7 Howe Cottage, 309.7, 306.6 Stonecroft, 308.9 Whinnerah, 304.7 Outgang, 304.5 Chapel Farm, 301.5, 298.5 Hollin Head. Swaledale- 301.4 Stonecroft, 298.6, 279.8 Far End. Mule- 287.2 Shatton Lodge, 281.9 Far End.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head - £):-  Texel- 155.50 Hollins, 155.50, 145.50, 140.50, 139.50 New Hall, 154.50, 148.50, 143.50, 142 Hollins, 145.50, 137.50 High Farm, 142.50, 140 Summerhill, 141.50 Home Farm, 137.50 Outgang. Cheviot- 151.50, 143.50, 141.50 New Hall. Suffolk- 140 Home Farm, 131.50 Croft House. Mule- 144.50, 135 Shatton Lodge, 139.50, 132.50 Far End, 129.50 Hayborough, 125.50 Hurlbarrow. Swaledale- 117.50, 107.50 Far End, 111.50 Stone Croft, 105 Hope Farm, 104.50 Seatoller.  Herdwick- 116.50, 111.50 Stonecroft, 115.50 Whinnerah, 111.50 Howe Cottage, 111.50 Seatoller, 110, 108.50 Bowderdale, 102.50 Hollin Head.

An improved entry of cast ewes sold to a wonderous trade being dearer on the week. Top price of £202 for a Texel ewe from AJ Wood, Woodhall Brow, Dean with others to £195 from JC Thornton & Son, Dyke Croft, Ravenglass. A poor entry of fell ewes forward topped at £104 for a pen of 22 Blackfaced ewes from TA Byers, Ellenbank, Boltongate.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel- 202, 160 Woodhall Brow, 195, 160, 148 Dyke Croft, 182, 160, 158 Corney Hall, 170 Bothel Parks, 155 Westray, 152 Overcroft, 150 Newhouse, 148 Blue Dial, 148 Hundith Hill, 145 Summerhill. Beltex- 148(2) Corney Hall, 140 Green Marsh, 140 Corney Hall, 138 Woodhall Brow. Suffolk- 130 Hilltop, 128 Galemire, 128 Woodend, 126 Croft House. Lleyn- 128 Lamplugh Hall. Zwartble- 116 New House. Cheviot- 113(2), 100 Woodside Cottage. Mule- 116 Ullock Mains, 114 Ryhola Meadow, 114 Hilltop, 113 Hundith Hill, 113 High Boonwood. Dorset- 107 Greenrigg. Blackface- 104, 100, 90(2) Ellenbank. Swaledale- 92 Shatton Lodge, 92, 90 Gate Farm, 84 Kirkland House. Herdwick- 77 Stonecroft, 76 The Oaks, 73 Highside, 72 Bowderdale.

Cast Rams (per head - £):- Texel- 181 Galemire House, 172 High Boonwood.