Primestock 1st December 2021

1st December 2021

On Wednesday 1st December 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 31 cattle comprising 27 cull cattle and 4 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1859 prime sheep including 1421 lambs and 438 cast ewes and rams.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue – 217 Lowca Cottage Farm, 216, 210 Lowside Farm.  Limousin – 203 Prospect House Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-British Blue – 1304.64, 1293.60 Lowside Farm, 1245.58 Lowca Cottage Farm.  Limousin – 1213.94 Prospect House. 

A smaller show of cows but trade every bit as dear topping at 179p or £1278.06 for a Limousin from J&E Scott, Mid Farm, Torpenhow. Black and Whites topped at 138p for a British Friesian from M Irving & Sons, Weary Hall, Mealsgate. Top gross was £1138.32 from DJ Lister, Woodend, Holmrook.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 179, 140 Mid Farm, 149 Prospect House, 143 Muncaster Head.  British Friesian – 138 Weary Hall.  Holstein Friesian – 136 Woodend, 134, 129 Barnyard, 124, 108 Croft House, 110 Fairladies Farm, 105 Threapland Lees, 103, 102 Allerby Mill.  Holstein – 129, 121, 115, 107 Threapthwaite Farm, 125 Woodside Farm.   

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):- Limousin – 1278.06, 912.80 Mid Farm, 1087.70 Prospect House Farm, 880.88, 812.80 Muncaster Head. Holstein Friesian – 1138.32 Woodend, 1035.82, 931.38 Barnyard, 1001.92, 734.40 Croft House, 732.36, 701.43 Allerby Mill, 711.70 Fairladies Farm. British Friesian – 977.04 Weary Hall. Holstein – 946.25 Woodside Farm, 926.22, 859.10, 808.45 Threapthwaite Farm. 

  Prime Sheep

Lamb trade goes up again leaving all vendors delighted with their returns. Trade red hot with all classes in keen demand. The days top price of £194 was paid for a Texel lamb from AG&KF Nicholson, Swinside End, Lorton purchased by Tony Harrison, Butcher, Main Street, Cockermouth. Others to £184 for a Beltex lamb from Messrs Crozier & Langcake, High Moss, Bassenthwaite again purchased by Tony Harrison Butchers, Cockermouth.

Top pence per kilo was 381.9ppk for a Beltex lamb from I Powley, Green Marsh, Carlisle. Others sold to 364.6ppk again for Beltex lambs this time from Messrs Crozier & Langcake, High Moss.

Mule lambs topped at £147 from A&D Smith, Kelmore Hills, Distington or 295.5p from T&S Wilson, Scales Farm, Embleton.

Fell lambs again forward in larger numbers topping at £122 for Swaledales from B Mansergh, Sneckyeat, Brandlingill. Herdwick lambs sold to £115 for Messrs Bland, Clea Hall, Wigton whilst top pence per kilo was 278.6p for two pens from P Bland & J Barnes, Knott Houses, Grasmere.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex- 381.9, 352.6(2), 328.6 Green Marsh, 364.6, 352.1, 322.8, 323.8 High Moss, 356.4, 340.4, 338.5, 328.9 Park House, 328.2 Swinside End.  Texel- 358, 352.7, 337.2, 313.6, 311.1 Swinside End, 338.8 Arkleby House, 330.2 Riggingill, 322.7 East Townend, 314.8, 312.5 Arkleby House, 312.4 High Flatts, 309.4 Overcroft, 308 Fieldside, 307.3 Croft End.  Suffolk- 300 Swallow Heights, 296.7, 292.4 Greengill, 290.2 Sneckyeat, 283 East House, 282.1 Fieldside, 281.4 High Flatts. Blue Texel- 307 Fieldside. TexelXHerdwick- 297.4 East House, 287.5, 284.6 Pasture House, 287.1 Stybeck, 286.3 Seafield House, 285.6 Grange Grassings, 284.3 Yew Tree, 282.1(2) Yew Tree. Mule- 295.5 Scales Farm, 287.8 Swallow Heights, 284.4 Kirkland House, 283.7 Hayborough, 283.7 Sneckyeat, 280 Howbeck Lodge. Cheviot- 287.5 Fold Head. Charollais- 287.5 Stybeck. Herdwick- 278.6(2) Knott Houses, 273.7, 273.1, 271.8, 267.4 Clea Hall. Swaledale- 259.6 Sneckyeat.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):- Texel- 194, 179, 145 Swinside End, 175, 149 High Flatts, 175, 170, 166, 163 Arkleby House, 170 Townhead, 164, 148 Overcroft, 164, 150, 142 Kelmore Hills, 159, 149 Townhead, 151, 150, 146 Woodside Cottage, 149 Howbeck Lodge, 148, 142 Riggingill, 146 Shatton Lodge, 145.50, 142 Woodhall Brow, 145 Overcroft, 142 East Townend. Beltex- 184, 175, 169, 143 High Moss, 160, 148(2), 139, 132 Park House, 138.50 Croft End, 138, 137.50(3) Green Marsh, 136 Greengill, 130 Woodside Cottage. Suffolk- 166, 150 High Flatts, 140.50, 139.50 Woodhall Brow, 140, 134 Streetgate, 140 Near Branthwaite Edge, 136.50, 133.50 Sneckyeat, 136.50, 134.50 Greengill, 133 East House, 132 Swallow Heights. Mule- 147 Kelmore Hills, 139 Hayborough, 132, 126 Howbeck Lodge, 130.50 Sneckyeat, 130 Woodend, 130 Scales Farm, 130, 128 Kirkland House, 129.50 Swallow Heights, 126 Park House. TexelXHerdwick- 135 Greengill, 131 Stephney, 128.50 Grange Grassings, 126.50 Pasture House, 116 East House, 114.50 Seafield House. Blue Texel- 132 Fieldside. Cheviot- 130.50, 130, 126.50, 122 Fold Head. Swaledale- 122 Sneckyeat. Herdwick- 115, 107, 106.50, 106, 104 Clea Hall, 97.50(2) Knott Houses, 88, 86 Yew Tree, 85 Stool End.

Cast ewes yet again dearer on the week being a fantastic trade throughout. Top of £170 a pen of Beltex ewes from Messrs Knight, Stephney, Calderbridge who also sold other in the fantastic run to £165. Fell ewes sold to £84 for a pen of Swaledales from Messrs P&PI Walker, Beechcroft, Mockerkin.

Many more could have been well sold and are required each week.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Beltex – 170, 165, 160, 146, 144, 141, 136 Stephney Farm. Texel – 160 Arkleby House, 128 Greenlands, 124 Ireby Hall, 124 Lake View, 123 Outgang Farm, 120 Sneckyeat Farm, 118 Mill House. Suffolk – 127 East House. Mule – 111 Aldenstone, 107 Shatton Lodge, 106 Ireby Hall, 103 Sneckyeat Farm, 100 Plumbland Farm. Cheviot – 105 Outgang Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 103 Plumbland Farm. Charolais – 100 Streetgate. Zwartble – 98 Dearham Row. Swaledale – 84 Beechcroft, 80 Baggra Yeat, 79 Plumbland Farm, 79 Moorside, 79 Shatton Lodge. Herdwick – 68 East House, 66 Foxhouse Farm, 66 Dearham Row, 61 Row Head, 60 Mill House, 60 Moorside.

Cull Rams (per head - £):-  Texel – 172, 120 Stone Croft. Bluefaced Leicester – 148 Wilson Parks, 138 Wythop Farms. Beltex – 120 Woodhall Brow. Swaledale – 94 Muncaster Head. Herdwick – 90 Knott Houses.