Primestock 14th July 2021

14th July 2021

On Wednesday 14th July 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 79 cattle comprising 43 cull cattle and 36 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2044 prime sheep including 1159 spring lambs and 885 cast ewes and rams.

A good show of bulls topped at £1442.79 for a dairy bred British Blue from RE Miller, West Farm, Aspatria. Top of 212p for a British Blue from G&I Carruthers, Lowca Cottage, Whitehaven. Black and White Bulls topped at 199p or £1233.22 for a Friesian from J Pattinson & Son, Uldale Hall, Uldale. This super trailer load averaged an impressive 196p or £1166.87.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue- 212 Lowca Cottage, 207 West Farm. British Friesian- 199, 197, 195, 193 Uldale Hall, 189, 186, 183, 181, 180 Greengill. Holstein – 189, 188 Seaview. Holstein Friesian- 184 Waites Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):- British Blue- 1442.79, 1428.80 West Farm. British Friesian- 1233.22, 1170, 1164.15, 1100.10 Uldale Hall, 1149.12, 1106.70 Greengill. Holstein- 1199.44, 1115.10 Seaview. Holstein Friesian- 1052.48 Waites Farm.

Cow trade again on fire with all classes wanted. Top of 191p or £1501.26 for a Limousin from Messrs Miller, Allerby Hall, Maryport. Blonde cows sold to 180p or £1404 from JP Lister, Oughterside Mill, Wigton. OTM Holstein Friesian Heifers sold to 184p or £1229.73 from Messrs H Thompson, Springfield Farm, Bigrigg. 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin- 191, 180 Allerby Hall, 179 Grange Farm, 166 Lynedraw. Blonde- 180 Oughterside Mill. British Blue- 168 Oughterside Mill, 166 Grange Farm. Holstein Friesian- 184, 179, 168 Springfield Farm, 184, 178, 151 Lamplugh Hall, 161 Waites Farm, 144, 138, 128, 127 Waverbank, 134 Gate Farm, 133 Watson Hill. British Friesian- 166, 156 Uldale Hall. Holstein- 128 Lowca Cottage.  

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):- Limousin- 1501.26, 1058.40 Allerby Hall, 1371.14 Grange Farm, 1108.88 Lynedraw. Blonde- 1404 Oughterside Mill. British Friesian- 1165.32, 1118.84 Uldale Hall. Holstein Friesian- 1229.73, 1179.36, 1155.52 Springfield, 1203.36, 1162.70, 1039.52 Lamplugh Hall, 1154.37 Waites Farm, 1059.84, 892.81, 865.28 Waverbank. British Blue- 1206.24 Oughterside Mill, 1190.22, 1057.50 Grange Farm.  

Prime Sheep

A tremendous trade was witnessed with all classes selling past expectations. An overall average of 266p was achieved being dearer than centres earlier in the week.

Top price of £159.50 was achieved for a Texel lamb from Messrs Crozier & Langcake, High Moss, Bassenthwaite purchased by W Lindsay & Sons, Butcher, Station Street, Cockermouth. Others to £152.50 from JD Hetherington, Blue Dial, Allonby again purchased by W Lindsay & Sons Butchers. Top per kilo was 318.1p for Texel lambs again from Messrs Crozier & Langcake, High Moss and again purchased by W Lindsay & Sons Butchers.

Light lambs very good to sell producing great returns. 36kg Texel lambs from Messrs Fotheringham, Fairfield Farm, Pica sold to £103.50 or 287.5p. 35kg Suffolks from KG Holliday, Strudda Bank, Calderbridge sold to £96.50 or 275.7ppk. 35kg Mules from GW Whitfield & Sons, Low Stowbank sold to £85.50 or 244.3ppk.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel- 318.1, 308.5, 286.5, 284.8, 283.3 High Moss, 317.6 Segbushwell, 315.6 Howbeck Lodge, 301.3, 298.7(2) Solway View, 296.3 High Farm, 293.4 Cornhow, 291.3, 285.3 Blue Dial, 291 Rook Farm, 287.5 Fairfield, 286.9 Burthwaite, 286.6 Woodside, 284.9 Greenbank Close, 284 Parsonage, 284 Willows, 283.3 Park House. Beltex- 289.3 Rose Farm, 283.3 Cornhow. Charollais- 277.6 Segbushwell. Suffolk- 275.7 Strudda Bank, 271.3 Solway View, 267.1 Fairfield, 265.6 Blue Dial, 264.3 High Flatts, 260.8 Woodend, 259.8 High Farm. Bleu Du Maine- 273.8 Oughterside Mill. Dorset- 261.7, 250 Greenrigg. Cheviot- 258.3 Howbeck Lodge, 257.1 Fisherground, 253.8 Woodside Cottage. Mule- 244.3 Low Stowbank.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):- Texel- 159.50, 149.50, 137.50 High Moss, 152.50, 151.50, 145.50, 135, 130.50 Blue Dial, 151.50 Howbeck Lodge, 147.50 Greenabnk Close, 142.50 Riggingill, 139.50 Briary Bank, 139.50, 130.50 Hollins Farm, 138.50 Burthwaite, 137.50 High Farm, 136.50, 132.50 High Flatts, 134.50 Orchard Farm, 133.50 Parsonage, 133.50 Willows, 133.50 Arkleby House, 131.50 Rook Farm, 130.50 New House. Beltex- 137.50 Croft End, 121.50 Rose Farm. Suffolk- 132.50, 129.50 High Flatts, 127.50, 122.50 Blue Dial, 122.50 Frizington Parks, 119.50 High Farm, 117.50 Willows, 116.50 Scalesmoor, 116.50 Woodhall Brow, 115.50 High House. Charollais- 122, 113.50 Scalesmoor. Bleu Du Maine- 109.50 Oughterside Mill. Cheviot- 108.50 Howbeck Lodge, 104.50 Fisherground, 101.50 Woodside. Mule- 85.50 Low Stowbank.

Again a good entry of 885 Cast ewes with all proving good to sell. High rates maintained topping at £156 for a Texel Ram from Messrs Brown, Willows, Seaton. Ewes to £148 for a Texel from W&PA Walton, Low Kinmont, Bootle. Mule ewes to £120 from J&JK Spedding, Salter Hall, Frizington. Fell ewes to £86 twice, firstly for Swaledales from J Stobart, Howbeck Lodge, Hesket New Market and then again for A&D Smith, Kelmore Hills, Workington. 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):- Texel- 148 Low Kinmont, 146, 138, 128 Summerhill, 140(2), 139, 138, 136 Home Farm, 137 Corney Hall, 136 Green Marsh, 130(2), 128 Croft End, 130, 128 Segbushwell, 128 Rose Garth, 128 High Blaithwaite, 128 Beechcroft. Beltex- 124 Flimby Hall. Mule- 120(2) Salter Hall, 118 Flimby Hall, 112 Burthwaite, 109 Parsonage, 107 Kelmore Hills. Suffolk- 118, 109 High Flatts, 116 High House, 116, 110 Woodside. Cheviot- 98, 90 Fisherground, 98 Howbeck Lodge.  Swaledale- 86, 80 Kelmore Hills, 86, 80 Howbeck Lodge, 85 Shatton Lodge, 76 Uldale Hall, 74 Town End. Herdwick- 69 Willows. Zwartble- 120, 108 Gote Mill House.

Cast Rams (per head - £):- Texel- 156 Willows, 120 Fairfield. Bluefaced Leicester- 142 Low Kinmont, 120 Fairfield Farm. Herdwick- 100, 88 Glencoyne, 88 Mill House. Swaledale- 84 Glencoyne.