Primestock 16th June 2021

16th June 2021

On Wednesday 16th June 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 62 cattle comprising 41 cull cattle and 21 prime bulls and clean cattle, 734 prime sheep including 49 hoggs and 172 cast ewes and rams.

All classes of cattle a wonderful trade. Clean cattle sold to 256p or £1454.08 for a Limousin Heifer from Messrs Miller, Allerby Hall, Aspatria purchased by Wilson Willis Butchers, High Street, Cleator Moor.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 256 Allerby Hall.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):- Limousin- 1454.08 Allerby Hall.

A good entry of bulls topped at 220p twice; firstly for a Limousin from A&L Gott, Prospect House, Isel and then again for a Limousin from A&C Park, Seaview, St. Bees.  Top gross for bulls was £1599.60 for a Blonde from TA Byers, Ellenbank, Boltongate.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 220 Prospect House, 220 Seaview, 215, 214 Lake View, 206, 193 Lamplugh Hall. Blonde – 215 Ellenbank.  British Blue – 198, 196 Hunday Farm, 190 South View, 190 Lowca Cottage. Beef Shorthorn – 195, 190 Woodhow Farm. Holstein – 181 Seaview, 173 Lowca Cottage Farm. Holstein Friesian – 178, 174 Lamplugh Hall, 178 Row Hall.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):- Blonde- 1599.60, 1223.04 Ellenbank. Limousin- 1518 Prospect House, 1478.40 Seaview, 1363.18, 1259.90 Lake View, 1236 Lamplugh Hall. British Blue- 1309.28 Hunday Farm. Holstein- 1151.16 Seaview, 1065.69 Lowca Cottage. Beef Shorthorn- 1124.80, 1088.10 Woodhow. Holstein Friesian- 1019.94, 1004.48 Row Hall, 1009.26 Lamplugh Hall. 

Cast cows continue to be a great trade topping at 226p for an OTM Heifer from A&L Gott, Prospect House, Isel. Cows sold to 188p or a whopping £1716.44 for a Limousin from R Wilkinson & R Tenant, Gatesgarth, Buttermere. Others to £1392.88 or 184p from P Bland & J Barnes, Knott Houses, Grasmere. Black and Whites topped at 155p for a British Friesian from JN&FC Walker, Harrington Parks, Workington. Holstein Friesians to £1151.77 from R&M Allison, Barnyard, Greysouthen. 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 226, 169 Prospect House, 188 Gatesgarth, 184, 167 Knott Houses, 179, 160 East House, 168 Wythop Hall. British Blue – 176 Wythop Hall, 149 Low Boonwood. Hereford – 168 Low Boonwood.  Simmental – 158 Rakefoot. British Friesian – 155, 113 Harrington Parks, 101 Outgang Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 155 Frizington Hall, 139 Outgang Farm, 122 Croft House. Holstein Friesian – 149, 128 Barnyard, 132, 130, 114 Watson Hill, 123 Waites Farm, 106 Row Hall. Ayrshire – 128, 122 Outgang Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):- Limousin- 1716.44 Gatesgarth, 1392.88, 1115.56 Knott Houses, 1283.43, 1081.60 East House, 1081.92 Knott Houses, 1066.72 Prospect House. Hereford- 1243.20 Low Boonwood. Aberdeen Angus- 1221.40 Frizington Hall, 928.52 Outgang. British Blue- 1154.56 Wythop Hall, 1075.78 Low Boonwood. Holstein Friesian- 1151.77, 883.20 Barnyard, 907.74 Waites Farm, 831.60 Watson Hill. Simmental- 1112.32 Rakefoot. British Friesian- 937.75 Harrington Parks. Fleckvieh- 926.60 Pelutho Grange.

Prime Sheep

Lambs sold to sharper trade than many expected defying national trends producing an average of 298ppk. Top price of £209.50 for a Texel Lamb from A Mawson, Bridgewater, Bootle.

Suffolks to £185.50 from JD Hetherington & Son, Blue Dial, Allonby purchased by W Lindsay & Son, Butcher, Station St, Cockermouth. This lamb was also the top pence per kilo at 356.7p

Texels sold to 355.4p (46kg £163.50) from J&JK Spedding, Salter Hall, Frizington again purchased by W Lindsay & Son, Butcher, Cockermouth.

JD Hetherington, Blue Dial sold 7 lambs to average 346.83p or £171.93.

M/s Fraser, High Flatts sold 8 lambs to average £151.63.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Suffolk- 356.7, 349 Blue Dial, 308.2, 304.8 High Flatts, 305.4 Segbushwell, 298.7 Clappers, 296.2 Rook Farm. Texel- 355.4, 338.9 Salter Hall, 353.1, 339 Blue Dial, 351.1 Knott Houses, 346.4 High Low Hall, 342.7 Fairladies, 338.6 Croft House, 337.50 Rook Farm, 333 The Stable, 331.4, 329.1, 323.3 Hilltop, 331.1 Woodside, 329.1 Segbushwell, 327.3 Bridgewater, 323.8 Oughterside Mill. Beltex- 355.1, 338.8 Parkhouse.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):- Texel- 209.50, 160 Bridgewater, 169.50(2), 165.50 Blue Dial, 163.50, 152.50 Salter Hall, 161.50 Knott Houses, 159.50, 153.50 Willows Farm, 157.50 Moor Platt, 156.50, 142.50 The Stable, 154.50, 145.50 High Low Hall, 147.50 Bell House, 147.50 High Flatts, 146.50, 145.50, 142.50, 141.50 Hilltop, 141.50 Segbushwell, 140.50 Fairladies. Suffolk- 185.50, 174.50 Blue Dial, 169.50, 158.50 High Flatts, 140.50 Segbushwell, 132.50 Moor Platt, 132.50 Croft House. Beltex- 138.50 Park House. Charollais- 129.50 Station Road.

A small show of cast ewes sold to another fast trade with many more required each week. Top of £198 for a Texel ewe from A Mawson, Bridgewater, Bootle. A small entry of fell sheep well short of requirements upto £87 for Swaledales from IR&JM Fearon, Frizington Hall. Rams to £165 for a Texel from Messrs Bowe, Mechi, Aspatria.  

Cull Ewes (per head - £):- Texel- 198 Bridgewater, 150, 144, 134 Croft House, 148(2), 146, 140, 136, 134 Mechi, 146 Moor Platt, 138 Old Kiln, 134, 130 Isel Old Parks. Suffolk- 140, 136, 126(2) Mechi, 140 Bridgewater, 138, 128 Clappers, 132 Causeway Foot, 130 The Stable, 128 Broom Hill. Blue Texel- 138, 123 Brimmer Head. Cheviot- 126 Oldfield, 114, 110, 108 Fisherground. Mule- 106 Isel Old Parks, 106 Frizington Hall, 104 Lynedraw, 102 Oldfield, 102 Moor Platt, 102 Bridgewater. Swaledale- 87, 80 Frizington Hall, 80 Mosser Heights. Herdwick- 86 Blue Dial, 86 East House.

Cast Rams (per head - £):- Texel- 165 Mechi, 146 East House, 142 Crakeplace Hall.