Primestock 18th August 2021

18th August 2021

On Wednesday 18th August 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 72 cattle comprising 38 cull cattle and 34 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2055 prime sheep including 1326 prime lambs and 727 cast ewes and rams.

Prime cattle and young bulls had more buyers present giving ourselves the edge on trade, with the new buyers ensuring a return to support.

G&T Tyson, East House made top price per kilo with an outstanding Limousin steer 258ppk & East houses Limousin steer also made top price per head £1721.12.

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 258, 248 (x2) East House, 244 Parkhouse Farm, 223 West Farm.  

Prime Steer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1721.12, 1720.86, 1681.44 East House, 1381.04 Parkhouse Farm, 1375.91 West Farm.  

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 239, 233 Hunday Farm.  

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1342.08, 1238.02 Hunday Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 229, 225 Oughterside Mill. Limousin x fri - 223, 217 Hunday Farm, 221, 220 Lamplugh Hall, 216 East House.  British Blue x fri – 229, 217, 212 Uldale Hall, 217 Crooklands, 217, 213, 211 West Farm.  Aberdeen Angus – 210, 205, 194 Crooklands.  Holstein – 193, 190, 189, 188 Crooklands, 189, 179 Lowca Cottage Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1584.68, 1516.50 Oughterside Mill.  Limousin x fri - 1513.60, 1487.33 Lamplugh Hall, 1366.99, 1319.36 Hunday Farm, 1237.68 East House.  British Blue x fri – 1577.59, 1412.19, 1388.38 West Farm, 1339.65, 1328.04, 1259.28 Uldale Hall, 1210.86 Crooklands.  Aberdeen Angus – 1243.20, 1187.28 Crooklands.  Holstein – 1164.70, 1101.87, 1094.31 Crooklands, 963.90, 943.33 Lowca Cottage Farm.   

Cast cows and cast bulls again were an outstanding trade with no milage needed to be considered by sellers in the west.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue – 175, 146 Mosser Mains Farm, 168, 136 Parkhouse Farm, 160 Peter House Farm.   British Friesian – 169, 145, 137 Harrington Parks, 154, 153 Wellington Farm, 153, 148 Stainburn Hall Farm, 128 Aldoth Farm.  Charolais – 160, 140 Isel Old Parks.  Limousin – 158 Peter House Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 156, 148 (x2) Row Hall, 154, 145 Woodside Farm, 149 Pelutho Grange, 134, 131 Barnyard.  Holstein – 148 Lowca Cottage Farm, 136 Blue Dial, 109 Beckbank.  Luing – 146, 140 Low Whitebanks.

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Holstein Friesian – 1278.42 Pelutho Grange, 1247.40, 1058.50 Woodside Farm, 1108.52, 1010.88, 969.40 Row Hall.  British Blue – 1272.25, 941.70 Mosser Mains Farm, 1097.04 Parkhouse Farm, 992 Peter House Farm. British Friesian – 1169.48, 896.10, 876.80 Harrington Parks, 1166.24 Stainburn Hall Farm, 982.52, 907.29 Wellington Farm. Holstein – 1120.36 Lowca Cottage Farm, 932.96 Blue Dial.  Charolais – 921.60, 914.20 Isel Old Parks.  Limousin – 974.86 Peter House Farm.  Luing – 826.36 Low Whitebanks.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 156 Sherwen Terrace.  

OTM Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 803.40 Sherwen Terrace.  

Prime Sheep

1326 lambs were forward with an SQQ of 242.22ppk.

All types of lambs sold very well again to the usual ring of buyers, it is very noticeable that a large percentage of lambs now are needing the feed bag.

Making top price per kilo was a tremendous Beltex lamb from I Powley, Green Marsh making 336.3ppk purchased by Jimmy Blenkhorn. A pair of Texel lambs from JD Hetherington, Blue Dial made £163.50 and went to W Lindsay & Sons, Butchers of Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex – 336.3, 327.4, 321.8, 301.4, 267.1, 243.4 Green Marsh, 311.8, 278.8 Croft End Farm, 285.9 Braithwaite Farm. Texel – 315.9 Croft End, 315.3 The How, 314.4, 290 Blue Dial, 305.6 Home Farm, 301, 299, 295.2 Hundith Hill, 299  High Flatts, 297 Scalesmoor, 294.7, 294.6, 292.4 Meadow View, 289.5 Parsonage Farm. Suffolk – 285.3 Blue Dial, 283.3, 259.1 High Flatts, 248.7 Westray Farm, 243 Croft House, 241.5 Fairladies Farm, 239.7, 236.7 High Bewaldeth, 237.7 Kirkland House, 236.6 Home Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 249 Orchard Farm, 235.4 Howbeck Lodge, 232.9 Bridge End Farm. Blue Du Maine – 247.3 Byresteads. Blue Texel – 239.8 Bell House Farm. Mule – 237.5 Howbeck Lodge, 233 Woodend, 232.1 Whinnerah. Charollais – 234.7 Byresteads.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):- Texel – 163.50, 159.50, 151.50 Blue Dial, 157.50, 137.50 Willows Farm, 154.50 The How, 153.50, 147.50, 143.50 Hundith Hill, 150.50, 146.50(2) Beechcroft, 148.50 Kirkland House, 148.50 Scalesmoor, 146.50, 137 High Flatts, 138.50 Meadow View, 137.50 Home Farm. Suffolk – 145.50 Blue Dial, 144.50, 142.50 High Flatts, 135.50 Kirkland House, 132.50, 119.50 Home Farm, 114.50 Frizington Parks, 113.50 Fairladies Farm, 109.50 Shatton Lodge Farm. Beltex – 137.50, 134.50, 125.50, 111.50 Green Marsh, 131.50 Braithwaite Farm, 118.50, 111.50 Croft End Farm. Cheviot – 121.50, 111.50 Millbeck Hall. Blue Texel – 105.50 Bell House Farm. Mule – 105.50 Terrace Farm, 104.50 Howbeck Lodge, 103.50 Bell House Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 104.50 Orchard Farm, 101.50 Grange Grassings, 100.50 Bridge End Farm.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 156 Blue Dial, 151 Home Farm, 145 Shatton Lodge Farm, 145 Hundith Hill, 129 Ryhola Meadow, 128, 122 (x2) Salter Hall, 126 Briary Bank, 125 How Beck Lodge, 123 (2) Crosshow Farm, 121 Grange Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 144, 123 Shatton Lodge Farm, 105 Burblethwaite.  Beltex – 133 Hundith Hill, 93 High Bewaldeth.  Suffolk – 128 Crosshow Farm, 116 Clappers, 111 Scalesmoor.  Mule – 119, 110 Clappers, 117 Hill Crescent, 115 Lake View, 115 Salter Hall, 113 Briary Bank, 109 Howbeck Lodge, 108 Ullock Mains, 103 (x2) Summerhill.    Cheviot – 97 Howbeck Lodge, 84 Burnthwaite Farm, 63 Stone Croft.  Swaledale – 82 Wilson Park Farm, 75 Howbeck Lodge, 68 Shatton Lodge Farm, 66 Wilson Park Farm, 66 Swinside End Farm, 60 Burblethwaite.  Texel X Herdwick – 75 Bonny Farm, 62 Hundith Hill Farm.  Herdwick – 54 Howbeck Lodge, 50 Hinning House.  Dorset – 40 Daleside.    

Cull Rams (per head - £):-  Texel – 138 Gorawood, 129 Croft End Farm, 70 Parkhouse Farm.  Blue Texel – 137 Home Farm.  Cheviot – 122 Fold Head Farm.  Bluefaced Leicester – 121 Wilson Park Farm.  Dutch Texel – 120 Miller Place Farm.  Herdwick – 100 Fold Head Farm, 84 Burnthwaite Farm.