Primestock 23rd June 2021

23rd June 2021

On Wednesday 23rd June 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 41 cattle comprising 33 cull cattle and 8 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1285 prime sheep including 801 spring lambs, 73 hoggs and 411 cast ewes and rams.

Heifers sold to 224p for a Limousin from WE Callion & Sons, Lodge Farm, Workington. Young bulls topped at 238p or £1566.04 for a Limousin from G&T Tyson, East House, Brigham.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 224, 194 Lodge Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1270.08, 1059.24 Lodge Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 238 East House, 219 Hunday Farm, 210 Sandhills Farm. British Blue – 209(2) Lowca Cottage, 201 Hunday Farm.    

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1566.04 East House, 1408.17 Hunday Farm. British Blue – 1247.73, 1218.47 Lowca Cottage, 1177.86 Hunday Farm.

Cows again a fantastic trade topping at 188p or £1443.84 for a Limousin from J&E Scott, Mid Farm, Torpenhow. Other Limousins to 180p or £1328.40 from G&T Tyson, East House, Brigham. Blue cows sold to £1319.70 again from J&E Scott, Mid Farm. Black and whites topped at 156p for a Holstein Friesian from D&MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall, Lamplugh. Top gross was £1220.10 for a Holstein Friesian from J Walker & Son, Marlborough Hall, Egremont.  

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 188 Mid Farm, 180, 168 East House. British Blue – 166 Mid Farm, 154 East House. South Devon – 166 High Boonwood. Holstein Friesian – 156, 153 Lamplugh Hall, 147, 120 Marlborough Hall, 147, 130 Waites Farm, 129 Row Hall. Holstein – 154, Threapthwaite Farm, 147, 136 Lowca Cottage. British Friesian – 146, 126 Harrington Parks, 123 Outgang Farm. Charolais – 140 Crooklands Farm. Hereford – 133 Kirkgate Farm.  Montbeliarde – 132 Outgang Farm, 125 Ewanrigg Farm.  

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):- Limousin – 1443.84 Mid Farm, 1328.40 East House. British Blue – 1319.70 Mid Farm, 1042.58 East House. South Devon – 1274.88 High Boonwood. Holstein Friesian – 1220.10 Marlborough Hall, 1134.12, 1083.24 Lamplugh Hall, 1109.85 Waites Farm. Holstein – 1056.44, 860.88 Threapthwaite Farm, 1014.30 Lowca Cottage. British Friesian – 924.18 Harrington Parks. Hereford – 805.98 Kirkgate Farm.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 162 Annfield.

OTM Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1449.90 Annfield.

Prime Sheep

An improved entry of 801 lambs sold to average 252p being in excess of pre-sale expectations and very pleasing against national trends. More could have been well sold and are required.

Top price of £165.50 for a Suffolk from Messrs Fraser, High Flatts, Gilcrux purchased by Tony Harrison, Butcher, Main St, Cockermouth. Pence per kilo honours went to KJ&CS Wilson, Wood Farm, Thursby with Beltex Lambs selling for 325ppk purchased by W Lindsay & Son, Butcher, Station St, Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex- 325, 297.9, 296.8 Wood Farm, 286.5, 275.5 Seafield House, 286.5 High Boonwood, 281.3, 273.1 Croft End. Texel- 294.7, 276.3, 275.6 Fairladies, 289, 282.7 Salter Hall, 285.5, 273.8 Woodside Cottage, 280.2, 271.3 Scalesmoor, 278.9, 270.9 Terrace, 277.1 Low Wreah Farmhouse, 273.4(2) Meadow Farm, 270.9, 268.5 Parsonage, 270 Croftlands, 269.5 Lake View, 269.5 Green Marsh, 268.9 West Moor End. Suffolk- 285.3, 248 Ryhola Meadow, 280.5, 265.7 High Flatts, 256.1 Scalesmoor, 250 Woodhall Brow, 248.8 Green Marsh. Millenium Blue- 280 Woodhall Brow. Bleu Du Maine- 256 Oughterside Mill. 

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):-  Suffolk- 165.50, 135.50 High Flatts, 145.50, 121.50 Ryhola Meadow, 125.50 Scalesmoor, 122.50 Nr Branthwaite Edge. Texel- 163.50, 160, 130.50 Low Wreah Farmhouse, 138.50 Fairladies, 138.50, 135.50 Salter Hall, 138.50 Brow Top, 135.50, 128.50(2) Meadow Farm, 134.50, 128.50, 127.50 Scalesmoor, 131.50 High Flatts, 129.50 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 128.50 Outgang, 128.50 Summer Hill, 126.50 Branthwaite Rigg, 125.50 Terrace. Beltex- 149.50, 140, 139.50 Wood Farm, 137.50 High Boonwood, 129.50 Seafield House. Bleu Du Maine- 125.50 Croftside.

Cast ewes continue to sell to a strong trade topping at £152 for a Texel from CP Nixon, Seafield House, Crosby. Fell ewes topped at £95 for a pen of Herdwicks from DJ Roper, Rietfontein, Whitehaven.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 152, 128 Seafield House, 138, 128 Rietfontein, 138 Woodhall Brow, 136, 132 Beck Farm, 136 Fieldside Farm, 134 Parsonage Farm, 132 Croftside Farm, 130 The How, 128 Elva Plain, 128 Woodside Cottage.  Bleu du Maine – 132 Woodside Cottage. Suffolk – 128, 125 Stargill Farm, 120 Croft House(Jackson), 119 Old Hyton Farm, 118 Meadow Farm, 112 Croft house (Hunt), 109 Woodhall Brow, 108 Beck Farm. Zwartble – 126 Croft House, 80 Parsonage Farm.  Mule – 116 Summerhill, 106 Elva Plain, 98 Rannerdale.  Herdwick – 95 Rietfontein, 90, 84 Rannerdale, 86 Grange Grassings, 80 Bowderdale. Cheviot – 92 Rannerdale. Kerryhill – 91 Rietfontein. Jacob – 84 Rietfontein. Swaledale – 83 Far End Farm, 80 Elva Plain, 78 Wythop Hall, 75 Rannerdale.  

Cast Rams (per head - £):-  Texel – 150, 138 Grange Grassings, 126 Far End Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 110 Far End Farm. Herdwick – 90 Bowderdale.