Primestock 9th June 2021

9th June 2021

On Wednesday 9th June 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 54 cattle comprising 39 cull cattle and 15 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1289 prime sheep including 591 lambs, 116 hoggs and 582 cast ewes and rams.

Bulls sold to 212p for a British Blue from J&E Scott & Son, Mid Farm, Torpenhow. Friesian Bulls to 191p from WE&DE Litt, Greengill, Gilcrux.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue – 212, 207 Mid Farm.  Limousin – 211 Lamplugh Hall, 210, 208 Uldale Hall. British Friesian – 191, 187 Greengill Farm. Jersey – 182 Greengill Farm. Holstein Friesian – 175 Lamplugh Hall.  

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1301.87 Lamplugh Hall, 1180.20, 1092, 1050.01 Uldale Hall. British Blue – 1279.26, 1272 Mid Farm. British Friesian – 1077.24, 1075.25, 1027.46 Greengill Farm. Jersey – 1050.14 Greengill Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 985.25 Lamplugh Hall.  

Cast cows again a superb trade upto 179p or £1319.23 for a Limousin from J&HD Langcake, Sandhills, Bassenthwaite. Angus cows sold to 173p or £1257.71 from JS&J Mitchell, Hollins Farm, Gosforth. Holstein Friesians topped at 170p for an OTM Heifer from Bowness Farms, Threapland Lees, Aspatria. Friesian cows topped at 166p or £1178.60 from J Pattinson & Son, Uldale Hall, Uldale.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 179 Sandhills Farm.  Aberdeen Angus – 173, 164 Hollins Farm. Holstein Friesian – 170 , 165, 147, 136 Threapland Lees, 147 Barnyard, 143, 140 Row Hall, 135 Waites Farm. British Friesian – 166 Uldale Hall, 151 Thornbank Farms, 129 Harrington Parks. Holstein – 134 Threapthwaite Farm.  

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):- Limousin – 1319.23 Sandhills Farm.  Aberdeen Angus – 1257.71, 1249.50 Hollins Farm. British Friesian – 1178.60 Uldale Hall. Holstein Friesian – 1087.80, 935, 884.40 Threapland Lees, 1038.80, 933.79 Row Hall, 1014.30 Barnyard, 974.70 Waites Farm, 854.10 East Farm.

Prime Sheep

Another strong trade for spring lambs was witnessed producing a sale average of 322ppk. Topping the sale was 2 Texel lambs from JD Hetherington, Blue Dial, Allonby both selling at £200 purchased by 2 local butchers; W Lindsay & Sons, Station Street, Cockermouth & T Harrison, Main Street, Cockermouth. The top price per kilo was 416.7ppk again from JD Hetherington, Blue Dial which was purchased by T Harrison, Butcher. This outstanding consignment of lambs from Blue Dial averaged a staggering £190.75 or 390.61p.

Handy weighted 41kg Texel lambs from Joshua Thompson, Lakeland View, Kirklinton sold to £160.50 or 391.5p.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 416.7, 408.2, 395.9, 392.4(2), 380.4, 368.9 Blue Dial, 391.5, 366.3 Lakeland View, 376.5, 364.1 Greenbank Close, 374.4, 363 Fieldside, 373.3 High Moss, 362.2 High Flatts. Suffolk – 367.8, 362(2), 335.2 Scalesmoor, 352 Croft House, 341.7 Lakeland View, 339.4, 325.6 Ryhola Meadow, 336.3 Frizington Parks, 335 Guardhouse, 324.4 Green Marsh, 323.5 Nr Branthwaite Edge.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):- Texel – 200(2), 195.50, 194(2), 180.50(2) Blue Dial, 184.50, 167.50, 163.50 Greenbank Close, 181.50, 167.50, 164.50 Fieldside, 177.50, 162.50 High Flatts, 170 Old Hyton, 170 Fairladies, 160.50 High Moss, 160.50 Lakeland View. Suffolk – 184.50 Lakeland View, 179.50 Croft House, 167.50 Guardhouse, 166.50(2), 165.50 Scalesmoor, 165.50 Aldoth Farm, 159.50 Ryhola Meadow, 158.50 Nr Branthwaite Edge.

A larger entry of Cast ewes proved good to sell with new vendors taking advantage of the great trade being achieved week on week. Ewe returns were fantastic upto a top price of £182, paid for a Texel ewe from D&A Hunt, Croft House, Wigton. Other Texels sold to £180 from FA&J Stockdale, Crosshow Farm, Dearham.

Fell ewes topped at £100 for a pen full of Herdwicks from Messrs Harrington, Grange Grassings, Aspatria. Blackfaces also to £100 from TA Byers, Ellenbank, Ireby.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 182, 158 Croft House, 180, 175, 168 Crosshow Farm, 174, 154, 148 Chapel House, 174 Corney Hall, 170, 160, 142 Hollins Farm, 165, 140(3) Terrace Farm, 155 Lakeland View, 155 Seafield House, 154, 148, 146 Allerby Hall, 150 High Moss, 150 Beechcroft, 145, 140 Home Farm, 142 Beck Farm, 142 Crakeplace Hall. Beltex – 158 Parkhouse Farm, 138, 137 Beck Farm, 138, 120 Stephney Farm, 138, 130 Allerby Hall, 134, 130 Crosshow, 132 Low Garth. Charollais- 150 Woodend. Bleu du Maine – 145 Hollins Farm, 138(2), 133 Croft House, 132 Croftside. Suffolk – 140, 122 Corney Hall, 138, 128, 120 Beck Farm, 136, 126, 124 Croft House, 136 Crosshow Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 112 Chapel House, 110 Hinning House. Lleyn – 128 Corney Hall, 111 Streetgate.  Mule – 110 Croft House, 109 Sherriff, 108 Home Farm, 105 The Stable, 104 Parkhouse Farm, 103 Ladywath, 102 Terrace Farm, 102 Woodend, 100 Low Garth. Zwartble – 104 Rook Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 101 Newhouse Farm. Cheviot – 100 Crossings. Scotch Blackface – 100 Ellenbank.  Herdwick – 96(2), 92 Stephney, 96, 88 Crosbythwaite, 88 Littletown, 88 Bridge End, 80 Newhouse. Swaledale – 93, 90 Beechcroft, 89 Sherriff, 80 Howbeck Lodge, 80 Hinning House.

Cast Rams (per head - £):-  Texel – 152, 148(2), 120 Seafield House, 144 Parsonage Farm, 142 Bothel Craggs, 120 Chapel House. Bluefaced Leicester – 142 Beechcroft, 136 Whinnerah, 120 Chapel House. Suffolk – 130 Croft House, 110 Pica Cottages. Swaledale – 106 Baggra Yeat, 102 Howbeck Lodge, 92 Littletown. Herdwick – 86 Littletown.