Primestock 8th December 2021

8th December 2021

On Wednesday 8th December 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 41 cattle comprising 32 cull cattle and 9 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2309 prime sheep including 2040 lambs and 269 cast ewes and rams.

 

A quality show of prime bulls was forward whereby all classes proved very good to sell producing great returns. Top of 268ppk or £1822.40 for a Limousin Bull from TA Byers, Ellenbank, Boltongate. Others to £1647.49 from JP Lister, Oughterside Mill, Aspatria. Black and white bulls to £1169.36 from F Mattocks & Son, Row Hall, Dearham.  

 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin- 268, 245 Ellenbank, 247 Oughterside Mill, 210 Row Hall. Charolais- 222 Ellenbank. Beef Shorthorn- 214 Lowside Farm. Holstein Friesian- 188, 170 Row Hall.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin- 1822.40, 1550.85 Ellenbank, 1647.49 Oughterside Mill, 1358.70 Row Hall. Charolais- 1420.80 Ellenbank. Beef Shorthorn- 1236.92 Lowside Farm. Holstein Friesian- 1169.36, 977.50 Row Hall. British Blue- 1014 Lowside Farm.

 

A quality entry of cows forward and trade continuing to be strong topping at 219ppk or £1548.33 for a Limousin from G&T Tyson, East House, Brigham. Others to £1364.16 from WG Wilkinson, Brookfield, Torver and £1331.76 from JW Cook, Ullock Farm, Keswick. Black and whites topped at 134p for a Friesian from M Irving & Sons, Weary Hall, Mealsgate.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin- 219 East House, 179, 155, 154, 138 Ullock, 179 Gatesgarth, 168 Brookfield, 161 Beechcroft, 135 Strawberry How. Aberdeen Angus- 148 Croft House. Beef Shorthorn- 145 Shatton Lodge. British Friesian- 134 Weary Hall. Holstein Friesian- 124 Croft House, 121 East Farm, 121, 120 Croft House.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin- 1548.33 East House, 1364.16 Brookfield, 1331.76 Ullock Farm, 1306.70 Gatesgarth, 1139.88 Beechcroft, 989.55 Strawberry How. Aberdeen Angus- 1030.08 Croft House. Beef Shorthorn- 994.70 Shatton Lodge. Holstein Friesian- 855.60, 850.63, 823.20 Croft House, 855.47 East Farm.

 

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin- 130 Stargill.

OTM Bull (Top price per head – Limousin- 1281.80 Stargill.

 

 

Prime Sheep

 

A good entry of 2040 lambs sold to another fantastic trade. The days top price of £188 was paid for a Texel lamb from W Fraser, High Flatts, Gilcrux purchased by Tony Harrison, Butcher, Main Street, Cockermouth. Others to £184 from A&D Smith, Kelmore Hills, Distington again purchased by Tony Harrison, Butcher, Cockermouth.

 

Top price per kilo was 404.8ppk for Beltex lambs from I Powley, Green Marsh, Carlisle.

 

Mule lambs sold to £144 from AG&KF Nicholson, Swinside End, Lorton.

 

Fell lambs topped at £110 for Blackfaces from TJ Postlethwaite, Hollin Head, Eskdale. Swaledales from T&S Wilson, Scales Farm sold to £104. Herdwicks from J Bland, Yew Tree, Borrowdale sold to £104. Herdwick lambs weighing 35kg from P Bland & J Barnes, Knott Houses, Grasmere sold to £102 or 291.9ppk.

 

Leading Averages

G Gate, Hollins Farm sold 4 to avg £179.50

Messrs Fraser, High Flatts, sold 18 to avg £148.28

R&S Purdham, Low Boonwood sold 7 to avg £143.71

AE&VJ Errington, Beckhouse sold 6 to avg £143.50

I Powley, Green Marsh sold 12 to avg £143.33

AG&KF Nicholson, Swinside End sold 22 to avg £140.59

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex- 404.8, 380.5, 363.6, 357.9 Green Marsh, 357.1, 346.3, 337.5 High Moss, 349, 341.7 Swinside End, 333.3 High Bewaldeth, 331.6 Stephney, 330.7 High House. Texel- 353.2, 319.3 Kelmore Hills, 346.9, 318.4, 317, 316.7 Greengill, 346.8 Low Boonwood, 333.3 Hollins, 327.5 Chapel House, 326.9, 317.5, 314 Hollin Head, 326.1, 322.2 Rook Farm, 320 Beckhouse, 317.6 Swinside End, 317.5, 315.8 Hollins, 317.1 Pasture House, 317 High Low Hall. Dutch Spotted- 306.8 Flimby Hall. Suffolk- 301.3 Stonecroft, 299(2) Croft House, 295.3 Flimby Hall, 293.2, 292.3 Greengill, 290, 288.9 Woodhall Brow, 287 Ryhola Meadow. TexXHerdwick- 293.2 Yew Tree, 293, 289.5 East House, 290.8 Low Hall, 288.5, 287.5 Randlegate, 288.2 Riggingill. Herdwick- 291.9 Knott Houses, 288.9 Yew Tree. Cheviot- 279.3 Woodside Cottage. Mule- 276.1 Kirkland House, 275.6 Hilltop, 275.6 Scales Farm, 275.5 Swinside End, 274.5 Shatton Lodge, 273.9 Bell Mount, 273.4 Greengill, 272.3 Baggra Yeat. Blackface- 268.9 Hollin Head. Swaledale- 260 Scales Farm, 259.2 Rose Barn.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):- Texel- 188, 180, 170 High Flatts, 184, 182 Kelmore Hills, 181, 180(2), 177 Hollins, 176, 150 Beckhouse, 170, 160, 152, 149, 146 Greengill, 169 Dockray Nook, 166 Kelmore Hills, 163, 150, 146 Low Boonwood, 150, 146, 145.50 Corney Hall, 149 High Low Hall, 148.50 Stockhill, 148 Grange Farm, 147 Bolton Wood Lane, 145 Summerhill, 145, 143.50 Rook Farm. Beltex- 178, 164, 162 Swinside End, 175, 162, 142 High Moss, 170, 160, 156 Green Marsh, 163 High Low Hall, 150 Rietfontein, 149 High Bewaldeth, 145.50, 141(2) High House. Suffolk- 161 High Flatts, 152 Greengill, 140 Grange Farm, 139 High Bewaldeth, 133 Corney Hall, 132 Ryhola Meadow, 131.50(2), 130.50 Croft House, 130.50, 130 Woodhall Brow, 129 Greengill, 127 Flimby Hall. Mule- 144, 135 Swinside End, 131.50 Frizington Hall, 130.50, 129 Shatton Lodge, 128.50 Greengill, 128 Baggra Yeat, 127 Peel Place, 126.50 Eirinntalla, 126 Bell Mount. Zwartble- 139.50, 127 Low Boonwood. Dutch Spotted- 135, 126 Flimby Hall. Charollais- 134 Hollin Head, 134 Crossfield. Cheviot- 134 Fisherground, 114.50 Woodside Cottage. TexXHerdwick- 129 Stephney, 129 Rietfontein, 126 Grange Grassings, 126 East House, 125 Orchard Farm, 120.50 Greenhouse Farm, 119 Foxhouse, 117 Dearham Row, 117 Howside. Blackface- 110, 99.50 Hollin Head. Swaledale- 104 Scales Farm, 98.50 Rose Barn, 98 Muncaster Head. Herdwick- 104 Yew Tree, 102, 90 Knott Houses.

 

A smaller and poorer quality show of cast ewes sold dearer on the week and numbers tighten nationally. No superstars forward but a top of £145 for Texel crosses from R&S Purdham, Low Boonwood, Gosforth. Fell ewes topped at £98 for a pen full of Herdwick wethers from P Edmondson, Seathwaite, Borrowdale. Blackface ewes sold to £96 from TA Byers, Ellenbank, Boltongate. Swaledale ewes to £85 from L Skelton & Son, Low House, Dearham.

 

Many more could be well sold each week.

 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel- 145, 120 Low Boonwood, 144, 118 Woodside Farm, 132 Meadowbank, 126, 120 Cherrytree House, 124 Grange Farm, 124 Parsonage Farm. Suffolk- 126 Woodside Farm, 120 Croft House. Charollais- 116 Woodend. Mule- 115 Parsonage, 100 Woodend, 99 Rose Farm, 97 Strawberry How. Zwartble- 100 Parsonage. Herdwick- 98 Seathwaite, 78, 75 Low House Farm. Scotch Blackface- 96, 85, 76 Ellenbank. Swaledale- 85 Low House Farm, 74 Chapel House, 71 Frizington Hall, 70 Peel Place.

 

Cull Rams (per head - £):-  Texel- 100 Brow Top. Whitefaced Woodland- 80 Glencoyne. Herdwick- 71 Glencoyne.