Primestock 22nd September 2021

22nd September 2021

On Wednesday 22nd September 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 70 cattle comprising 45 cull cattle and 25 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1908 prime sheep including 1333 spring lambs and 575 cast ewes and rams.

A tremendous shapely Limousin bull from D&MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall made top price kilo at 242ppk and also top price per head £1476.20 being sold to TL Fell. Heifers to 236p from RG&JM Smith, Lake View, Millbeck purchased by J Birbeck.

A good show of Black and White bulls topped at 206p for a Friesian from J Pattinson & Son, Uldale Hall, Uldale.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 236 Lake View.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):- Limousin – 1172.92 Lake View.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 242, 241 Lamplugh Hall, 212 Uldale Hall, 207, 203(2) Lodge Farm. British Blue – 211 Uldale Hall, 208, 196(2) Crooklands. British Friesian – 206 Uldale Hall, 190, 185, 183 Greengill Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 204, 193, 181 Crooklands. Holstein – 190, 183 Crooklands. Holstein Friesian – 180, 175 Lodge Farm. Norwegian Red – 179 Greengill Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):- Limousin – 1476.20, 1378.52 Lamplugh Hall, 1244.44 Uldale Hall, 1205.82, 1184.04, 1157.10 Lodge Farm. British Blue – 1228.02 Uldale Hall, 1098.24, 1097.60, 1025.08 Crooklands. British Friesian – 1124.76 Uldale Hall, 1113.40, 1043.10, 950.90 Greengill Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 1111.68, 1064.88, 984.64 Crooklands. Holstein Friesian – 1072.80 Lamplugh Hall, 941.50 Lodge Farm. Holstein – 1066.89, 938.60, 857.94 Crooklands. Norwegian Red – 943.33 Greengill Farm.

Cows topped at 174p or £1242.36 for a Limousin from AJ Wood, Woodhall Brow, Dean. Others to 172p for a Limousin from G&T Tyson, East House, Brigham. Beef shorthorns sold to 168p again from AJ Wood, Woodhall Brow. Black and Whites topped at 134p or £1034.48 for a Holstein Friesian from CW&RW Gott, Burton House, Tallentire.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 174, 140 Woodhall Brow, 172 East House, 156 Rose Cottage. Beef Shorthorn – 168 Woodhall Brow. British Blue – 164 Wythop Hall, 160, 150 East Mill, 152 Hinning House. Shorthorn – 152 Hinning House. Simmental – 152 Woodhall Brow. Saler – 136 Woodhall Brow. Holstein Friesian – 134, 122 Burton House, 132, 114 Waverbank, 132, 116 Annfield, 124 Midtown, 121 Hodgson Green, 113 Croft House. Blue Grey – 132 Longrigg. Ayrshire – 126 Hodgson Green. Belted Galloway – 120 Cockley Gill.

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):- Limousin – 1242.36, 893.20 Woodhall Brow, 1126.32 Rose Cottage, 1049.20 East House. British Blue – 1232, 1039.50 East Mill, 1071.60 Hinning House, 984 Wythop Hall. Beef Shorthorn – 1159.20 Woodhall Brow. Simmental – 1056.40 Woodhall Brow. Holstein Friesian – 1034.48, 923.54 Burton House, 895.28 Midtown, 896.64 Annfield, 890.56 Hodgson Green, 811.80 Waverbank. Shorthorn – 1026 Hinning House. Saler – 851.36 Woodhall Brow. Blue Grey – 752.40 Longrigg. Ayrshire – 727.02 Hodgson Green. Belted Galloway – 621.60 Cockley Gill.

Prime Sheep

1333 prime lambs sold to a top price of £159.50 for a Texel from Messrs Fraser, High Flatts, Gilcrux purchased by Tony Harrison, Butcher, Main Street, Cockermouth. Others to £148.50 for a Texel from J Blackburn, Greenbank Close, Prospect purchased by Haigh’s Butchers, Pow Street, Workington. Top pence per kilo was 275.6p for Texel lambs from Messrs Brownlee, Chapel Howe, Borrowdale purchased by Mr J Blenkhorn.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-   Texel- 275.6 Chapel Howe, 273.5, 261.5 High Flatts, 270.7, 267.7, 252, 251.7 Greenbank Close, 267.7 Crosshow, 265.6 Salter Hall, 264.3, 254.3 Overcroft, 259.3 Lake View, 256 Beck Farm, 253.4 Croft House, 251.8 Hollins.   Beltex- 269, 267, 249, 248.9 High Moss, 268.6(2) Parkhouse, 263.1 Croft End, 253.4 High Farm. Suffolk- 240.4, 229.5 High Flatts, 230.4 Summerhill, 219 Dawn View. TexXHerd- 209.5 Beck Farm, 208.8 East House. Mule- 205.8 Seafield House. Swaledale- 180.2 Muncaster Head.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):- Texel- 159.50, 139.50, 125.50 High Flatts, 148.50, 128.50, 124.50, 123.50(2) Greenbank Close, 145.50 Fieldside, 143.50, 137.50, 133.50 Hollins, 133.50 Fieldside, 129.50, 119.50 Overcroft, 128.50, 122.50 Crosshow, 127.50 Salter Hall, 119.50 Croft House. Suffolk- 128.50, 125 High Flatts, 117.50 Summerhill, 109.50 Dawn View, 105 Corney Hall, 105 Crosshow, 104.50 Aldoth. Beltex- 124.50, 119.50, 114.50 High Moss, 111.50 High Farm. Mule- 93.50 Sneckyeat, 88.50 Seafield House, 85.50 Low House. TexXHerd- 91.50 Grange Grassings, 86.50 Dearham Row, 86.50 Amazon House, 83.50 East House. Swaledale- 77.50 Muncaster Head.

 Ewes sold to the same good trade. An outstanding consignment of Texel ewes from M Stockdale, Crosshow, Dearham topped at £188 with others to £170 and £165. Mules to £103 from Messrs Clark, Fairladies, St Bees. Fell ewes topped at £73 for a pen of 15 Herdwicks from G&T Tyson, East House, Brigham.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 188, 170, 165, 128, 122 Crosshow Farm, 152 Summerhill, 140 Corney Hall, 136 Brimmer Head, 120 Riggingill, 111 High Flatts, 111 Lamplugh Hall. Beltex – 124 Seafield House, 102 Parkhouse Farm. Suffolk – 107 East House. Mule – 103, 96 Fairladies Farm, 98 Ireby Hall, 93 Asby Farm, 91, 87 Shatton Lodge Farm, 88 Sneckyeat Farm.   Cheviot – 100, 90 Bleak House. Charollais – 86 Byresteads. Texel X Herdwick – 83 East House.  Herdwick – 73 East House, 69 Dearham Row, 68 Foxhouse Farm, 66 Brimmer Head, 65 Low Hall. Swaledale – 53 Tortolocate, 50 Briery Moss, 48 Bleak House Farm, 46 Millgate Farm.   

Cull Rams (per head - £):-  Texel – 100 Summerhill. Herdwick – 92 Swinside End Farm, 70 Millbeck Hall.