Primestock 8th September 2021

8th September 2021

On Wednesday 8th September 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 53 cattle comprising 50 cull cattle and 3 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1735 prime sheep including 1279 spring lambs and 456 cast ewes and rams.

Top price of 248p or £1616.96 was paid for a Limousin Bull from P&PI Walker, Beechcroft, Mockerkin purchased by MJ Wharton.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 248 Beechcroft, 222 Lowside Farm. Beef Shorthorn – 228 Lowside Farm.  

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1616.96 Beechcroft, 1480.74 Lowside Farm. Beef Shorthorn – 1374.84 Lowside Farm.  

Cows again a wonderful trade topping at 240p for an OTM heifer from JS Wilson&Son, Bowscale, Allonby. Cows topped at 193p for a British Blue from Messrs Hutton, Springs Farm, Keswick purchased by G Chapman. Top gross was £1684.80 again from the great consignment of Messrs Hutton, Springs Farm. Black and White cows topped at 158p for a Friesian again from Springs Farm. Top gross for Black and Whites was £1354.47 this time from Messrs Carruthers, East Farm, Crosscannonby.  

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue – 240 Bowscale, 193, 185, 178, 176, 171, 166, 154 Springs Farm, 175 Moor Platt, 143 Mid Farm. Limousin – 180 Springs Farm, 178, 176 Beechcroft. Aberdeen Angus – 163, 141 Springs Farm.  British Friesian – 158 Springs Farm, 157 Weary Hall Farm. Holstein – 155, 134 Lowca Cottage, 138(2) Threapthwaite Farm. Holstein Friesian – 152 Barnyard, 151 East Farm, 150, 139 Mayfield, 148 Waites Farm, 146, 133 Gate Farm, 146, 128 Springs Farm. Jersey – 149, 132 Springs Farm. Dairy Shorthorn – 149, 142 Station Road.    

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1684.80 Springs Farm, 1327.88, 1258.40 Beechcroft. British Blue – 1683.50, 1448.92, 1424.28, 1401.18, 1381.68, 1376.32, 1188.60, 1142.68 Springs Farm, 1195.20 Bowscale, 1167.25 Moor Platt Farm, 966.68 Mid Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 1502.86 Springs Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1354.47 East Farm, 1208.88 Springs Farm, 1206.88 Barnyard, 1097.92, 1017.45 Gate Farm, 1039.50, 938.25 Mayfield, 996.04 Waites Farm. British Friesian – 1292.44, 860.10 Springs Farm, 960.84 Weary Hall. Holstein – 1143.90 Lowca Cottage, 910.80, 890.10 Threapthwaite Farm. Jersey – 904.20, 898.47 Springs Farm.   

Prime Sheep

A good entry of prime lambs again sold to a competitive trade producing strong returnws. Top of £171.50 for a Suffolk lamb from Messrs Fraser, High Flatts, Gilcrux purchased by Tony Harrison, Butcher, Main St, Cockermouth. Texels to £170.50 from G Gate, Hollins Farm, Eaglesfield also purchased by Tony Harrsion Butchers.

Top pence per kilo was 304.1p for a Texel from Messrs Brown, Willows Farm, Seaton purchased by Haighs Butchers, Pow Street, Workington.

Texel Herdwick crossed lambs sold to £121.50 or 248ppk from MW Dixon, Chance Cottages, Grasmere.

Mule lambs sold to £107.50 for a pen weighing 48kg from BW Hewitson, Shatton Lodge, Cockermouth.    

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel- 304.1, 275.9, 271.9 Willows, 294.9 The Wreay, 289.4, 281.3 Corney Hall, 289, 283.3, 274.1 Hollins, 287.5, 265.5 Braithwaite, 285.7 Lamplugh Hall, 285.3 High Flatts, 283.3 High Low Hall, 282.7, 258.5 Beckhouse, 270 The Wreay, 265.4 Chapel Howe. Beltex- 300 Nook Farm, 275 Mid Farm, 263.8(2) Croft End. Suffolk- 269 Streetgate, 259.8 High Flatts. TexXHerd- 248, 234.8 Chance Cottages, 232.9 Ponsonby OId Hall, 228 Low Hall. Charollais- 237.9, 233 The Wreay, 234.8 Stybeck. Cheviot- 231.3, 224.4 Fold Head. Mule- 224, 214.1 Shatton Lodge, 217 Kirkland House. Herdwick- 205.9 Nook Farm.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):- Suffolk- 171.50 High Flatts, 134.50 Streetgate, 110.50 High Farm. Texel- 170.50, 161.50, 153.50 Hollins, 157.50, 150.50 Corney Hall, 155.50, 137 Beckhouse, 155, 149(2) Willows, 149.50 Braithwaite Farm, 145.50, 131.50, 125.50 High Flatts, 144.50(2), 135 The Wreay, 140 Lamplugh Hall, 127.50 High Low Hall, 125 Strawberry How. Charollais- 147.50, 116.50 The Wreay. Beltex- 137.50 Mid Farm, 120 Nook Farm, 115 Rose Farm. TexXHerd- 121.50 Chance Cottages, 97.50 Grange Grassings, 93.50 Low Hall. Mule- 107.50, 98.50 Shatton Lodge, 102 Kirkland House. Cheviot- 96.50, 92.50 Fold Head. Herdwick- 70 Nook Farm.

Cast ewes sold to a similar trade topping at £130 for Texel ewes from AH Ritson, Ireby Hall, Ireby. Fell ewes topped at £96 for Swaledales from P Bland & J Barnes, Knott Houses, Grasmere.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 130 Ireby Hall, 126, 115 Irton House, 122 Newhouse Farm, 120 Low Boonwood, 118, 116 High Flatts, 116 Chapel Howe, 114 Strawberry How, 112 Brow Foot. Suffolk – 115 High Flatts, 109, 108 Croft House.  Lleyn – 99 Streetgate. Swaledale – 96, 65 Knott Houses, 70 Rose Barn, 66 Orthwaite Hall, 64 Kirkland House. Mule – 94 Asby Farm, 94 Brow Foot, 94, 84 Rietfontein, 94 Croft House. Zwartble – 90 Newhouse Farm. Herdwick – 72 Clea Hall, 70 Craggs Farm, 65 Ladywath, 62 Miller Place.

Cull Rams (per head - £):-  Texel – 110 Ponsonby Old Hall. Herdwick – 92 Branthwaite Rigg Barn, 80 Ponsonby Old Hall.