Primestock 27th October 2021

27th October 2021

On Wednesday 27th October 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 56 cattle comprising 45 cull cattle and 11 prime bulls, 1900 prime sheep including 1451 lambs and 449 cast ewes and rams.

Leading the sale in price per kilo and price per head was an outstanding British Friesian bull from J Pattinson & Son, Uldale Hall selling for 209 pence (£1262.36) to Thomas Fell. 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Friesian – 209(2) Uldale Hall, British Blue – 206(2) Threapland Lees.  Holstein Friesian – 185, 177 Row Hall, 178, 177 Threapland Lees.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  British Friesian – 1262.36, 1239.37 Uldale Hall.  British Blue – 1223.64, 1112.40 Threapland Lees.  Holstein Friesian – 1093.35, 1003.59 Row Hall, 966.54 Threapland Lees. 

A seasonal entry of cast cows topped at 177p for a Holstein OTM Heifer from G&I Carruthers & Son, Lowca Cottage, Lowca. Cows sold to £1192.88 for a Simmental from Messrs G Ellwood & Son, Welcome Nook, Corney.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Holstein – 177, 143 Lowca Cottage. Holstein Friesian – 168 Grange Farm, 140 Watson Hill. Simmental – 148 Welcome Nook. Limousin – 140 Burthwaite Farm, 133 Old Hyton, 126 Hinning House. Aberdeen Angus – 135 Croft House.  British Blue – 130 Strudda Bank.  Brown Swiss – 130 Frizingtonn Parks.  British Friesian – 129, 122, 120 Gutterby Farm, 123, 113 Wellington Farm.  Norwegian Red – 114 Burton House. 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Simmental – 1192.88 Welcome Nook. Holstein – 1146.96, 955.24 Lowca Cottage. Aberdeen Angus – 984.15 Croft House. Holstein Friesian –   966 Grange Farm, 850.20 Barnyard, 797.78, 742 Burton House Farm.  British Friesian – 927.60, 878.49 Gutterby Farm, 776.13 Wellington Farm.  Limousin – 914.20 Burthwaite Farm, 844.20 Hinning House, 809.97 Old Hyton Farm.  Brown Swiss – 867.10 Frizington Parks. Norwegian Red – 800.28 Burton House Farm.

  OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 136 Hunday Farm.  Aberdeen Angus – 119 Hill Farm. 

OTM Bull (Top price per head -  Limousin – 1319.20 Hunday Farm.  Aberdeen Angus – 1218.56 Hill Farm.

Prime Sheep

1451 prime lambs forward sold to another sharper trade with hefty premiums paid for shape and weight. Top of £167 was achieved on three occasions; firstly for a Texel lamb from Mrs S Turnbull, Kingsway, Abbeytown purchased by Haighs Butchers, Pow Street, Workington. And then again for two pens of lambs (5 in total) from CW Gott, Prospect House, Isel all purchased by W Lindsay & Sons, Butcher, Station Street, Cockermouth. Other lambs to £166 for a Texel from Messrs Fraser, High Flatts, Gilcrux purchased by Tony Harrison, Butcher, Main Street, Cockermouth.

Top pence per kilo was 343.8p for Beltex lambs from I Powley, Green Marsh, Carlisle. Other Beltex’s to 341.7p from Messrs Thirlwall, Bothel Craggs, Bothel. Texel lambs to 337p from W Rawling, Croftfield House, Eaglesfield purchased by Tony Harrison, Butcher, Cockermouth.

Leading Averages:

G Gate, Hollins sold 3 to avg. £142.67

CW Gott, Prospect House sold 21 to avg £136.10

AJ Brown, Park House sold 3 to avg £131

Messrs I Powley, Green Marsh sold 14 to avg £130.61

Mr W Rawling, Croft Field House sold 10 to avg £127.45

Messrs Fraser, High Flatts sold 25 to avg £127.34

Messrs AH Ritson, Ireby Hall sold 25 to avg £125

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex – 343.8, 300 Green Marsh, 341.7, 281.6 Bothel Craggs. Texel – 337, 327.7 Croftfield House, 318.8, 302.3, 297.7 Green Marsh, 317, 315, 296.5(2) Parkhouse, 314.6 Scales Farm, 314 Swinside End, 309.3, 293 Prospect House, 309.3 Kingsway, 306.4 High Moss, 304.3 Summerhill, 291.2 Grange Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 258.3, 243.9 Woodside Cottage, 240, 227.8 Stone Ends, 236.7 Blue Dial, 233.3 Grange Grassings, 229.5 Muncaster Head, 228.4 Dearham Row. Charollais – 246.5 Streetgate, 239.7 Byresteads, 232.4 Scalesmoor. Suffolk – 241.5 Randle Gate, 235 Highfield. Cheviot – 236, 233.3 Woodside Cottage. Bleu Du Maine – 230.6 Oughterside Mill. Mule – 227.7 Kirkland House, 227 Bell Mount, 225.5 Shatton Lodge, 223.1 Frizington Hall, 222.9 Swinside End, 222.2 Ellenbank. Swaledale – 192.5 Muncaster Head.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):- Texel – 167(2), 145 Prospect House, 167 Kingsway, 166, 159, 158, 152 High Flatts, 166 Grange Farm, 158, 155, 154 Croftfield House, 157 Swinside End, 152 Hollins Farm, 151 Scales Farm, 149 Parkhouse, 147 Grange Grassings, 146 Corney Hall, 144 High Moss. Beltex – 165, 123 Green Marsh, 123 Bothel Craggs. Charollais – 124 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 118.50 Scalesmoor, 106 Streetgate. Mule – 116 Frizington Hall, 109 Bell Mount, 107 Swinside End, 107 Kirkland House, 106 Shatton Lodge, 103 Randle Gate, 100 Ellenbank. Texel X Herdwick – 116 Blue Dial, 108.50, 100 Woodside Cottage, 105 Grange Grassings, 100.50 Dearham Row. Bluefaced Leicester – 115 Woodhall Brow. Suffolk – 113.50 Randle Gate, 106 Scalesmoor, 102 Streetgate. Bleu Du Maine – 113 Oughterside Mill. Cheviot – 105, 101.50 Woodside Cottage. Zwartble – 100(3) Crooklands.

A seasonal entry forward sold sharper on the week for another mixed show. Texel ewes to £122 from E&BJ Jenkinson, Croft House, Beckermet. Fell ewes to £58 for Swaledales from W Cowx & Son, Town End, Uldale.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 122 Croft House, 100 Grange Farm, 100 Riggingill. Charollais – 98 Byresteads. Bleu du Maine – 92 Far End. Cheviot – 90 Lanefoot. Mule – 85 Highfield Farm, 82 Far End, 78 Low Kinmont, 78 Hurlbarrow. Texel X Herdwick – 84 Blue Dial, 75 Croftside Farm, 70 Far End Farm. Swaledale – 58 Town End, 58 Low Kinmont, 52 Far End Farm. Herdwick – 56 Far End Farm, 54 Clea Hall, 52 Fold Head, 52 Millbeck Hall. Scotch Blackface – 52 Field Head. 

Cull Rams (per head - £):-   Zwartble – 100 Crooklands Farm. Herdwick – 70 Clea Hall, 68 Penny Hill.