Primestock 30th June 2021

30th June 2021

On Wednesday 30th June 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 45 cattle comprising 32 cull cattle and 13 prime bulls, 973 prime sheep including 564 spring lambs, 38 hoggs and 371 cast ewes and rams.

 

Bulls topped at 210p for a dairy bred British Blue from G&I Carruthers, Lowca Cottage, Whitehaven. Friesian bulls topped at 197p or £1128.81 from WE&DE Litt, Greengill, Gilcrux.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue- 210, 193 Lowca Cottage, 202 Seaview. Limousin- 204, 185 Hunday Farm. British Friesian- 197, 189, 185, 180 Greengill. Aberdeen Angus- 191 Seaview. Holstein Friesian- 187, 177, 176 Greengill.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):- Limousin- 1295.40, 1159.95 Hunday Farm. Aberdeen Angus- 1251.05 Seaview. British Blue- 1199.88 Seaview, 1192.80, 1015.18 Lowca Cottage. British Friesian - 1128.81, 1076.70, 1058.40, 1030.05 Greengill. Holstein Friesian- 1044.30, 1035.98, 960.96 Grengill.

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per Kilo – pence): Holstein Friesian- 173, 168 Lamplugh Hall.

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per head): Holstein Friesian- 1137.36, 1089.90 Lamplugh Hall.

 

A wonderful trade was witnessed for all classes of cows, being as dear as ever. Top price of 221p or £1414.40 for an OTM Limousin Heifer from J Brown & Sons, Crakeplace Hall, Ullock. Cows topped at 182p for a Limousin again from J Brown & Sons, Crakeplace Hall. Limousin Cows grossed at £1353.60 from AJ Wood, Woodhall Brow, Dean.

Non farm assured Angus cows sold to 159p or £1237.02 from JS&J Mitchell, Hollins Farm, Gosforth.

Black and Whites topped at 156p for a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Clark, Fairladies, St Bees. Holstein Friesian cows grossed to £1142.60 from B Burrough, Waites Farm, Pardshaw.    

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin- 182, 180, 175 Crakeplace, 180 Woodhall Brow. British Blue- 161 Beechcroft.   Aberdeen Angus- 159, 142, 135 Hollins Farm. Holstein Friesian- 156 Fairladies, 145 Waites Farm, 136, 112 Barnyard, 123 Watson Hill, 110, 107 Row Hall, 101 Brackenbarrow. Holstein- 149 Lowca Cottage. British Friesian- 145, 145 Wellington Farm. Montbelliard- 128 Outgang.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):- Limousin- 1353.60 Woodhall Brow, 1268.75, 1204.84, 1148.40 Crakeplace. Aberdeen Angus- 1237.02, 1178.60, 1003.05 Hollins Farm. British Blue- 1207.50 Beechcroft. Holstein Friesian- 1142.60 Waites Farm, 1084.20 Fairladies, 975.12 Barnyard, 915.12 Watson Hill. British Friesian- 968.60, 901.90 Wellington Farm. Holstein- 978.93 Lowca Cottage.

 

OTM Heifer  (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin- 221 Crakeplace Hall, 217 East Mill.  Holstein Friesian- 150 Watson  Hill.

 

OTM Heifer (Top price per head - £):- Limousin- 1414.40 Crakeplace Hall, 1156.61 East Mill.

 

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin- 155 East Mill.

 

OTM Bull (Top price per head - £):- Limousin- 1277.20 East Mill.

 

 

Prime Sheep

 

Make hay while the sun shines! Fewer lambs forward as many vendors make use of the weather resulting in a stronger trade and an average of 261p a fantastic result. Being far dearer than many markets earlier in the week.

Days top of £157.50 for Texel lambs from JD Hetherington & Son, Blue Dial, Allonby purchased by W Lindsay & Son, Butcher, Station St, Cockermouth. Top per kilo was 312p for Texel lambs again from JD Hetherington & Son, Blue Dial this time purchased by Haighs Butchers, Pow St, Workington.

 

Many more could have been well sold to a ring full of 9 active buyers and are required each week.

 

Spring Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 312, 288, 285.8(2), 281.3 Blue Dial, 294.9, 291.5 High Moss, 294.9, 275 Scalesmoor, 287.2 Croft End, 279.8 Moor Platt, 276.8 Burthwaite, 275.6 Lake View, 273.3 Frizington Parks. Beltex - 298.9 High Moss. Suffolk – 275.5 Scalesmoor, 253.4 Frizington Parks. Charollais – 266.3 Frizington Parks. Bleu Du Maine – 253.8 Oughterside Mill.

 

Spring Lambs (Top price per head – Texel – 157.5, 151.5(2), 143.5, 132.5, 130.5 Blue Dial, 147.5, 145.5 Moor Platt, 147.5, 144.5, 137.5, 127.5 Scalesmoor, 144.5 High Moss, 142.5, 137.5, 128.5 High Flatts, 135.5 Salter Hall, 131.5 Shatton Lodge. Suffolk – 151.5 Scalesmoor. Beltex – 131.5 High Moss. Charollais – 114.5 Frizington Parks. Bleu Du Maine – 101.5 Oughterside Mill.

 

Cast ewes sold to a marvellous trade looking dearer on the week. Top of £160 was paid for a pair of Texel ewes from G Butler, Moor Platt, Egremont. Plenty of ewes selling over the £140 mark with more new vendors getting in on the action. Texel ewes averaged £123.24.

Fell ewes topped at £91 twice; once for Blackfaces from TA Byers, Ellenbank, Boltongate and the again for a pen of Swaledales from P&PI Walker, Beechcroft, Mockerkin. This great run of 44 Swaledale ewes averaged a staggering £86.52. 

 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):- Texel- 160, 138 Moor Platt, 152, 136, 135 Woodhall Brow, 151, 150 Crosshow, 140, 138 Mosser Mains, 140, 136 West Farm, 129 Crakeplace Hall, 128 Mosser Mains. Blue D’Maine- 142 West Farm. Charollais- 142, 130 West Farm, 130 Woodend. Suffolk- 130 Woodhall Brow, 128, 124 Cross How, 128 High Moss. Beltex- 124 West Farm, 119 Stoney Howe. Bluefaced Leicester- 115 Moorside. Mule- 114 Ellenbank, 110 Whinnerah, 110 West Farm, 109, 100 Stoney Howe, 100 The Stable. Cheviot- 112 Crakeplace, 99, 96 Fisherground. Cheviot Mule- 112 Mosser Mains, 109 Moorside. Swaledale- 91, 89(2) Beechcroft, 85 Eirinntalla, 81 Jenkin Cross. Scotch Blackface- 91 Ellenbank.

Herdwick- 90 The Stables, 88 Greenbank Close, 78 Mosser Mains.