Primestock 6th October 2021

6th October 2021

On Wednesday 6th October 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 73 cattle comprising 57 cull cattle and 16 prime bulls and clean cattle 1706 prime sheep including 1470 lambs and 236 cast ewes and rams.

Leading the sale in price per kilo was an outstanding Limousin bull from D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall selling for 250 pence.  Top price of the day was also achieved from D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall for a tremendous Limousin bull topping the market at £1878.54.

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Holstein Friesian- 170, 170 Waverbank

Prime Steer (Top price per head - £):- Holstein Friesian- 1093.10, 1011.50 Waverbank

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin- 250, 239 Lamplugh Hall, 224 Lowside Beef Shorthorn- 215 Lowside Farm Holstein Friesian- 201, 188, 187 Lamplugh Hall, 185, 174, 174, 169, 164 Threapland Lees British Blue- 200 Lowca Cottage Holstein Friesian- 150 North Lodge

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin- 1878.54, 1787.50 Lamplugh Hall, 1460.48 Lowside Farm.

Beef Shorthorn- 1337.30 Lowside Holstein Friesian- 1278.40, 1185.90, 1183.71 Lamplugh Hall, 114.45, 1012.68, 984.84, 970.06, 918.40 Threapland Lees. British Blue- 1080 Lowca Cottage Holstein- 780 North Lodge

Again the cows in Cockermouth seen all buyers bidding frantically and creating a strong trade throughout for all types .

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Fleckvieh- 181 Frizington Parks Limousin- 171, 135 Oughterside Mill, 155, 148, 133 Turner Hall, 125 Easthwaite Hereford- 168 Waterloo Ayshire - 156 Station Road British Blue- 155, 137 Oughterside Mill, 132 Easthwaite Holstein Friesian- 150, 110 Lamplugh Hall Brown Swiss- 144 Frizington Parks Holstein Friesian- 137 Burton House, 134 Barnyard, 133, 125, 118 Waverbank, 133, 128 Fleming Hall, 130 Annfield, 122 Tallentire Hill, 118 Shatton Lodge Holstein- 137 Frizington Parks, 118 Woodside, 113, 111 Lowca Couttage Sweedish Red- 124 Frizington Hall

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin- 1398.78, 1047.60 Oughterside Mill, 1047.80, 994.56, 904.40 Turner Hall, 802.50 Easthwaite Holstein Friesian- 1161.78 Barnyard, 1055.60 Annfield, 1033.75, 946.96, 927.48 Waverbank, 1016.25, 846.06 Tallentire Hill, 989.52, 826.88 Fleming Hall, 972.70 Burton House, 877.50 Lamplugh Hall British Blue- 964.10, 863.10 Oughterside Mill, 929.28 Easthwaite  Fleckvieh- 908.60 Frizington Parks Holstein- 872.69 Frizington Hall, 754.80, 732.24 Lowca Cottage, 731.60 Woodside Farm Brown Swiss- 830.88 Frizington Parks Ayshire 808.08 Station Road Sweedish Red- 803.52 Frizington Parks

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Charollais- 120 Thornholme Limousin 108 Croft House

OTM Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Charollais- 1209.60 Thornholme Limousin 771.12 Croft House

Prime Sheep

Prime lambs averaged a fantastic 243.42ppk with a full sale average per head of £107.74.

All vendors going home delighted and taking much more than expected.

Leading Consignment Averages (Per Head): -

G Gate, Hollins Farm                                 £143.33

JE&A Wilson, Far End                                £131.63

RA Rawling, Overcroft                              £130.24

M/s Fraser, High Flatts                             £125.82

JD Hetherington&Son, Blue Dial             £123.75

AJ Wood, Woodhall Brow                       £123.59

J Mounsey, Grange Farm                                     £123.00

T Scott, Hill Top                                          £122.18

M/s Crozier&Langcake, High Moss       £120.80

Leading price per kilo was achieved for a smart pen of Beltex lambs from JA & CM Brown, Parkhouse Farm selling for 300 pence purchased by West Scottish Lamb.  Top price per head was £157 for an outstanding Texel lamb from JE & A Wilson, Far End Farm purchased by West Scottish Lamb.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Mule- 312.50, 233.30, 210.90 Swinside End, 228.70 Shatton Lodge, 227.40 Seafield House, 222.20 Eirinntalla, 221.30 Branthwaite, 204.30 Sneakyeat,  Beltex- 300, 260.70 Parkhouse, 298 Greenbank, 289.70, 277.80, 269.20, 254.20 Green Marsh, 285.10, 272.90 High Moss, 275 Salter Hall .  Texel- 298 Fieldside, 291.70, 285.70 High Moss, 285.20, 277.80, 264.20 High Flatts, 284.60, 282.60, 272.30 Far End, 273.50, 262.80 Salter Hall, 277.80 Croftfield House, 276.60(2), 261.40 Grange Farm, 275.50, 274.50, 258.20 Overcroft, 273.50, 259.60 Blue Dial, 269 Woodside Cottage, 269 Streetgate, 267.90, 263.60 Hollins, 264.30 Braithwaite(J), 264.30 Braithwaite(E), 261.40 Parsonage, 248.60, 200 Low Cockhow, 244.70, 229.70 Hinning House, 238 Parkhouse, 223.70 Strawberry How Charollais- 263.60, 256 Streetgate, 231.80, 220, 214.30 Holebeck House Texel x Herdwick- 253.90 Low Hall, 242.10, 235.90 Clea Hall, 230.80, 215.80 Yew Tree Suffolk- 240.90, 230.80 Scalesmoor, 239.60, 232.60 Streetgate, 237.80 Greenbank, 231.10 Sneckyeat, 229.30 Scales, 229.40, 228.60 Fieldside Texel x Herdwick- 231.90 Blue Dial, 254.70 Dearham Row, 240 Low Hall Zwartble- 229.20 Croftfield House Cheviot- 221.80 Clea Hall Swaledale- 204.50 Rose Barn Herdwick- 195 Clea Hall

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):- Mule- 200, 116, 112 Swinside End, 107.50 Shatton Lodge, 94 Sneakyeat, 102 Yew Tree, 100 Eirinntalla, 95.50 Seafield House, 88.50 Branthwaite Farm Texel- 157, 152.50, 148, 130 Far End, 154, 150 High Flatts, 150 Croftfield, 150, 145 Hollins, 148, 134 Blue Dial, 146 Fieldside, 146, 140 Overcroft, 145 Swinside End, 140, 131, 116.50 High Moss, 134 Salter Hall, 131 Swinside End, 130, 115 Grange Farm, 123 Parkhouse, 120, 116.50 The How, 116, 115.50 Lamplugh Hall, 115 Parsonage Farm, 114.50 Eirinntalla, 114.50 Quarry Bank.  Beltex- 149 Greenbank, 134 High Moss, 122, 113, 105, 100 Green Marsh, 121 Salter Hall Suffolk- 144, 117 Fieldside 120, 106 Scalesmoor, 115, 100 Streetgate, 107 Greenbank, 104 Sneckyeat, 94 Scales Charollais- 116, 107.50 Street Gate, 110, 105, 102 Holebeck House Zwartble- 110 Croftfield House Texel x Herdwick- 109 Blue Dial, 109.50 Dearham Row, 96.50, 96 Low Hall, 92(2) Clea Hall, 90 Yew Tree .  Swaledale- 90 Rose Barn Cheviot- 86.50 Clea Hall Herdwick- 78 Clea Hall

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel- 139, 128 Greenbank, 134, 126, 122Summerhill, 131 Hundith Hill, 126, 117 Briary Bank, 121 Dockray Nook, 119 Quarry Bank Charollais- 112 Croftlands Suffolk- 108 Quarry Bank, 94 Sneakyeat, 93 High Flatts, 77 Streetgate, 67 Stockbridge Beltex- 105 Dockray Nook Cheviot- 104, 82 Taw House Other- 100 Hundith Hill Mule- 90 Fieldside Farm, 86 Parsonage, 85 Hundith Hill, 81 Birks Farm, 72 Scalesmoor, 71 Sandford, 70, 64 Fern Close, 68 Quarry Bank, 65 Low Stowabank Swaledale- 63 Low Stowbank, 56, Stockbridge Texel x Herdwick- 46 Stone Croft Herdwick- 46, 40 Low Hall, 46 Croft House Scotch Blackface- 40 Croft House

Cull Rams (per head - £): -  Beltex- 138, 135, 100 Fieldside Texel- 120, 74 Yew Tree, 115 Fieldside, 86 Birks Farm