Primestock 15th September 2021

15th September 2021

On Wednesday 15th September 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 78 cattle comprising 64 cull cattle and 14 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1986 prime sheep including 1389 prime lambs and 597 cast ewes and rams.

The top price was 241pence per kilo paid for a Limousin Bull from D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall, Workington.  Top price per head was £1562.00 paid for a Limousin bull from JP Lister, Oughterside Mill.

Prime Heifers sold to 220 pence per kilo paid for a British Blue shown by G & I Carruthers & Son, Lowca Cottage Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin - 241, 235 Lamplugh Hall, 220, 219 Oughterside Mill, 212, 209 Hunday Farm.  Beef Shorthorn - 197 Lowside Farm.  Holstein Friesian - 184 Lamplugh Hall, 170, 168, Threapland Lees.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin - 1562.00 1342.47 Oughterside Mill, 1508.66 1487.55 Lamplugh Hall 1352.23, 1322.88 Hunday Farm, 1332.49 Lowside Farm.  Beef Shorthorn - 1233.22 Lowside Farm.  Holstein Friesian -  1041.44 Lamplugh Hall 974.40 948.60 912.90 Threapland Lees

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue - 220 Lowca Cottage Farm.  Limousin - 219 Hunday Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin - 1232.97 Hunday Farm.  British Blue - 1177.00 Lowca Cottage Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue – 190, 135 Mid Farm, 187, 181, 171, 154 Springs Farm, 182 Croft End.   Limousin – 189 Cockley Gill Farm, 181, 175, 160 Beech Croft, 168 Old Hyton Farm, 166 Prospect House Farm, 148 High Moss.  Montbeliarde - 184, 111 Bolt How, 106, 102 Outgang Farm .  Angus - 174 Frizington Hall, 173 Shatton Lodge Farm, 166 Springs Farm, 132 Cockley Gill.  Norwegian Red - 170 Allerby Mill.  Holstein Friesian - 170 Mayfield, 164 Croftlands, 141 Row Hall, 130, 118  Annfield 128 Fairladies Farm.   Holstein - 148, 140 Blue Dial, 122 Lowca Cottage Farm.  British Friesian - 139, 132, 127 Gutterby 136 Weary Hall Farm, 129 Harrington Parks.

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  British Blue - 1639.99, 1306.82, 1294.47, 1047.20 Springs Farm, 1237.60 Croft End, 1250.20 Mid Farm.  Limousin - 1353.88, 1240.75, 1097.60 Beech Croft, 1260.63 Cockley Gill, 1182.72 Old Hyton Farm 1032.52 Prospect House Farm Aberdeen Angus - 1444.20 Springs Farm, 1426.80 Frizington Hall, 1332.10 Shatton Lodge Holstein Friesian - 1141.44 Croftlands 1136.64, 984.20 Blue Dial, 980.90 Mayfield, 977.13 Row Hall, 902.20,826.00 Annfield, 805.20 Lowca Cottage Farm British Friesian - 999.60 Weary Hall Farm, 856.24, 838.20, 818.40 Gutterby Farm 802.56 Fairladies Farm Montbeliarde - 931.04, 673.77 Bolt How

Prime Sheep

Prime sheep average followed the weekly trend with a market average of 212.44ppk achieved, butcher type and heavy weight sorts still rang the bell throughout the day.

Leading price per kilo was achieved for a Texel lamb from JA Nanson, Sorrowstones at 306.10 pence purchased by Wilson Butchers of Egremont.  Top price per head went to TW Johnstone, Briary Bank for a Texel lamb selling for £167 and purchased by Tony Harrison, Butchers of Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Texel – 306.10 Sorrowstones, 298, 278.30, 273.10, 269.80 Briary Bank, 296.90, 268.10 Blue Dial, 282.10, 276.30 Green Marsh, 275 Bell House Farm.  Beltex – 275, 239 Woodside Cottage, 268.30, 262, 260 Green Marsh, 266.70, 233.30 Rietfontein.  Charollais – 224.50 Scalesmoor.  Mule – 213, 198.80 Howbeck Lodge, 200 Bell House Farm.  Suffolk – 210.30, 208.10 High Bewaldeth, 209.10, 204.30 Croft House, 208.70 Westray Farm, 206.70, 204.30 Scalesmoor, 205.40 Highfield Farm.  Texel X Herdwick – 210 Stone Ends, 204.50 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 204.40 Grange Grassings, 200 Hill Top Farm, 200 Blue Dial, 200 Dearham Row, 197.70 Beck Farm, 195.50 Riggingill, 195.10 Howbeck Lodge.  Cheviot – 200, 191.30, 187, 178.60 Stonecroft.     

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):-  Texel – 167, 152, 151, 143, 142, 137 Briary Bank, 150 Sorrowstones, 143 Bell House Farm, 142.50 Blue Dial, 137 Oughterside Mill.  Beltex – 110, 98 Woodside Cottage, 110, 109 Green Marsh, 104 Rietfontein.  Charollais – 110 Scalesmoor.  Suffolk – 105 Waites Farm, 103, 97, 96, 93 Scalesmoor, 97 High Bewaldeth, 96 Westray Farm, 94, 92 Croft House.  Mule – 98, 83.50 Howbeck Lodge, 92 Bell House Farm.  Texel X Herdwick – 93, 85 Beck Farm, 92 Blue Dial, 92 Grange Grassings, 90 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 86 Riggingill, 86 Dearham Row, 84 Dearham Row, 80 Howbeck Lodge, 73.50 Stone Ends.  Cheviot – 86, 76.50 Stonecroft.   

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel - 135 The How, 130, 117 Sandford, 116 Eirinntalla, 111, 108, 100 Parsonage Farm, 110 Lamplugh Hall, 108 Oughterside Mill, 107 Rose Farm, 104 Bothel Craggs, 100 Isel Old Park, 100 Asby Farm.  Bluefaced Leicester - 112 Eirinntalla.  Suffolk - 84 Scalesmoor 73 Waites Farm. Mule - 99 Rose Farm, 98 Outgang Farm, 96 Isel Old Park, 95 Asby Farm 90 East Townend.  Lleyn - 90, 81, 74 Lamplugh Hall.  Cheviot - 81, 60 Stonecroft.   Herdwick - 70 Seathwaite Farm, 57 Low Hall Farm, 54 Dearham Row.  Swaledale -   68, 64  Muncaster Head , 66 Forge Farm, 64 Eirinntalla.  Zwartble - 60 Mosser Mains.  Texel X Herdwick - 55 Muncaster Head Farm 47 Woodside Cottage.