Primestock 7th July 2021

7th July 2021

On Wednesday 7th July 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 66 cattle comprising 48 cull cattle and 18 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2195 prime sheep including 1175 spring lambs and 1020 cast ewes and rams.

Heifers sold to 213p or £1231.14 for a Limousin from Messrs Bowe, Hunday, Workington. Bulls to 211p for a non-farm assured Limousin from D Marr, Sherwen Terrace, Egremont. Holstein Friesian Bulls sold to 190p twice; firstly from WE&DE Litt, Greengill, Aspatria (£1121) and then again for a Holstein from A&C Park, Seaview, St.Bees (1170.40). 

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 213 Hunday Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1231.14 Hunday Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 211 Sherwen Terrace.  British Blue – 211, 200 Hunday Farm. British Friesian – 190, 188, 185, 183, 180 Greengill Farm. Holstein – 190 Seaview. Holstein Friesian – 170, 164 Threapland Lees, 164 Greengill Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  British Blue – 1238.57, 1168 Hunday Farm.  Aberdeen Angus – 1200.60 Seaview. Limousin – 1147.84 Sherwen Terrace.  British Friesian – 1121, 1116.72, 1078.68, 1073, 1061.40. Holstein – 1170.40 Seaview. Holstein Friesian – 941.36 Greengill Farm.

The cow trade was fast and furious with all classes in keen demand. Top of 209p was paid for a Limousin cow from D&MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall, Lamplugh. Top gross was £1496.44 for a Limousin from JP Lister, Oughterside Mill, Wigton whilst others sold top £1383.68 from BW Hewitson, Shatton Lodge, Cockermouth. Angus cows sold to £1372.80 from FA&J Stockdale, Crosshow Farm, Dearham.

Holstein Friesian cows sold to 185p for an OTM Heifer from D&MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall. Top gross a whopping £1387.25 for a 5 year old cow again from D&MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall. Others to £1281.02 from Messrs Carruthers. East Farm, Maryport.

Cast bulls sold to 187p or £1567.06 for a Limousin from KD Harryman, Keskadale, Newlands.

Many more could have been well sold and are required.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 209 Lamplugh Hall, 188, 184, 166, 161 Shatton Lodge, 179 Oughterside Mill, 170, 161, 157 Lynedraw Farm.  Simmental – 188 Mosser Mains, 157 Sleathwaite Farm. Holstein Friesian – 185, 155 Lamplugh Hall, 169, 128 East Farm, 161, 142 Croft House Farm, 136 Waverbank, 122 Mains of Minnydow.  Charolais – 181 Oughterside Mill, 162, 147 Crooklands Farm. Shorthorn – 174, 171 Mosser Mains. Aberdeen Angus – 160 Crosshow Farm, 152 Braithwaite Farm. British Friesian – 156, 153, 148 Gutterby Farm, 155 Wellington Farm. Holstein – 149 Middleton Place. Swedish Red – 149 Fairladies Farm. Hereford – 139 North Mosses.

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1496.44 Oughterside Mill, 1383.68, 1278.80, 1108.88, 1067.43 Shatton Lodge, 1254 Lamplugh Hall, 1004.64, 969 Lynedraw Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1387.25, 1128.50 Lamplugh Hall, 1281.02 East Farm, 1218.77, 1025.24 Croft House, 1011.84 Waverbank. Charolais – 1346.64 Oughterside Mill, 1187.46 Crooklands Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 1372.80 Crosshow Farm, 1097.44 Braithwaite Farm. Shorthorn – 1235.40, 1014.03 Mosser Mains Farm. British Friesian – 1159.74, 1120.08, 1080.40 Gutterby Farm, 996.65 Wellington Farm. Swedish Red – 1095.15 Fairladies Farm. Holstein – 1057.90 Middleton Place. Simmental – 1022.72 Mosser Mains, 1004.80 Sleathwaite Farm.  Hereford – 831.22 North Mosses.  

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 187 Keskadale, 147 Fangs Brow. Aberdeen Angus – 135 Middleton Place.

OTM Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1567.06 Keskadale, 1246.56 Fangs Brow. Aberdeen Angus – 1196.10 Middleton Place.

Prime Sheep

Prime lambs continue to be a wonderful trade delighting vendors. 1175 lambs sold to average 252ppk being a very pleasing result on the week. Top price of £149.50 was paid for a Suffolk Lamb from Messrs Fraser, High Flatts, Aspatria purchased by Tony Harrison, Butcher, Main St, Cockermouth. Texels sold to £139.50 from Messrs Brown, Willows, Seaton again purchased by Tony Harrison Butcher.

Top pence per kilo went to FA&J Stockdale, Crosshow, Dearham with Texel lambs achieving 303.8p purchased by John Gibson on behalf of Vivers Scotlamb.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Texel- 303.8, 294 Crosshow, 282.1 Salter Hall, 279.8 Burthwaite, 275, 268.8 Lakeland View, 272.6 Hilltop, 271.3 High Farm, 271.3 Woodhall Brow, 270.5 Beck Farm, 269.5 Irthing View, 268.8 Parkhouse, 268 Woodend, 267.7 Briary Bank, 267 Fieldside, 267 Low Boonwood, 265.6 Meadow Farm, 265.6 Hollins, 264.6 Lake View, 264.1 High Low Hall. Beltex- 288.8, 274.4 Parkhouse, 275, 270 Seafield House, 270.9 Rose Farm, 266 Cornhow. Suffolk- 257 Scalesmoor, 253, 247.2, 245.1 High Flatts, 250, 249 Scalesmoor, 250 Meadow Farm, 249.4 Croft House, 247.6 Westray, 245.7 Bridgewater, 242 Beck Farm. Bleu Du Maine- 243.9 Oughterside Mill, 242.4 Croftlands. Charollais- 244 Nr Branthwaite Edge. Mule- 238.1 Woodend.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):-  Suffok- 149.50, 133.50, 126.50, 125.50 High Flatts, 128.50, 119.50, 117.50 Scalesmoor, 115.50 Bridgewater, 115 Aldoth. Texel- 139.50, 123.50, 121.50 Willows, 134.50 Beck Farm, 128.50 Briary Bank, 127.50, 126.50 Hollins, 127.50 Grange Farm, 127.50 Woodhall Brow, 126.50 Salter Hall, 126.50 Low Boonwood, 126.50 High Flatts, 125.50 Fieldside, 123.50 Meadow Farm, 123.50, 121.50 Crosshow, 122.50 Greenbank Close, 122.50 Shatton Lodge, 121.50 High Low Hall.  Beltex- 123.50, 118.50, 114.50 High Moss, 116.50 Rose Farm, 115.50 Parkhouse.  Bleu Du Maine- 111.50 Croftlands, 110.50(2) Croftside. Mule- 100 Woodend.  Dutch Spotted- 100 Croftfield House.

A bumper entry of 1020 cast ewes was forward as more new vendors take advantage of the great rates being achieved week on week. All ewes looked well sold and a Top price of £189 was paid twice for Texel ewes from Mr A Mawson, Bridgewater, Bootle. Others to £170 from JJ Crichton, Loughrigg, Egremont and £168 from Messrs Bowe, Mechi, Aspatria.

Fell ewes sold to £90 for Blackfaces from Declan Harrison, Beck Farm, Wigton. Swaledales upto £89 for a pen from BW Hewitson, Shatton Lodge, Cockermouth and others to £88 from DJ Lister, Woodend, Irton. Herdwicks sold to £84 from As Edmondson, Randlegate, Cockermouth.   

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 189(2) Bridgewater, 170, 152, 148, 136 Loughrigg, 168 Mechi, 155 Hollins Farm, 150 Hundith Hill, 140, 138, 135 West Farm, 138 Wardhall Guards, 134, 132 Croftlands. Beltex – 136, 118, 117 Stephney Farm, 131, 124 Croft End, 130, 126 Allerby Hall, 128 Beck Farm, 128 High Moss, 126 Low Boonwood, 126 Hundith Hill, 126 Cornhow, 120, 116 Low Stowbank. Suffolk – 132 Croft House, 127 Low Boonwood, 122 West Farm, 118 Hollins Farm, 118, 114 Fairfield Farm, 116 Allerby Hall, 115 Bridgewater, 112 Sneckyeat Farm, 110 Frizington Parks. Bleu du Maine – 128, 112 Croftside Farm, 126 Mechi, 100 Springfield Road. Mule – 98 Bleabank, 98 Shatton Lodge, 98 Summerhill, 97 Sneckyeat Farm, 96 Mid Farm, 96, 94 Swinside End, 95 Elva Plain, 94 Parkhouse. Kerryhill – 98 Hundith Hill. Scotch Blackface – 90 Beck Farm.  Swaledale – 89, 87 Shatton Lodge, 88, 85 Woodend, 88 Sneckyeat Farm, 84 Newsham Farm. Herdwick – 84, 76 Randle Gate, 72 Ponsonby Old Hall.

Cast Rams (per head - £):-  Texel – 168, 155, 151 Fieldside Farm, 154 North Mosses. Bluefaced Leicester – 153 Low Stowbank.