Primestock 29th December 2021

29th December 2021

On Wednesday 29th December 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 1644 prime sheep including 1383 lambs and 261 cast ewes and rams.

 

Prime Sheep

 

All classes sold to another fantastic trade. Top of £170 twice; firstly for a Texel lamb from G Gate, Hollins Farm, Eaglesfield purchased by Mr P Burton. And then again for a Beltex from Messrs Crozier & Langcake, High Moss, Bassenthwaite purchased by Mr J Bosworth. Other Texels to £163 from Messrs Fraser, High Flatts, Gilcrux.

 

The top pence per kilo was 363.2p for Beltex lambs from I Powley, Green Marsh, Carlisle.

 

The staff and directors of Mitchell’s would like to thank all our customers for their support this year and look forward to welcoming you back in the New Year.

 

Leading Averages

G Gate, Hollins Farm sold 4 to avg £157

AE&VJ Errington, Beckhouse sold 3 to avg £144.67

I Powley, Green Marsh sold 18 to avg £139.25

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex- 363.2, 337.8, 321.4, 314.6 Green Marsh, 340.4, 327.3, 326.1 Swinside End, 325.5, 314.8 High Moss, 311.3 Cherrytree House. Texel- 320.8 Hollins, 314.3 Randle Gate, 314 Hundith Hill, 313.6 Green Marsh, 312.8 Pasture House, 309.5, 302.3 Woodend, 306 High Moss, 305.6 Strawberry How, 305, 304.9 Netherplace, 304.3 Scales Farm, 301.9 High Flatts. Suffolk- 297.6 Fieldside, 282.9 Greengill. TexXHerd- 296.3, 286.3 Clea Hall, 291.7 Orthwaite Hall, 283.3 Wescoe, 281.6 Dearham Row, 281.6 Foxhouse. Mule- 270.5 Wilson Park, 270 Swinside End, 267.8 Greengill, 267.4 Shatton Lodge.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):- Texel- 170, 158(2), 142 Hollins, 163, 152, 136(2) High Flatts, 157, 142 Hundith Hill, 148 Strawberry Howe, 147(2), 140 Beckhouse, 146, 140 Swinside End, 142(2) Mid Farm, 141.50 Outgang, 140, 137.50, 135 Scales Farm, 140 Briary Bank, 136 Orthwaite Hall. Beltex- 170, 157, 153, 150 High Moss, 160, 150, 144 Swinside End, 151(2), 138.50, 138(2) Green Marsh. Charollais- 138 Outgang. Mule- 131.50, 121.50 Swinside End, 127.50, 126 Frizington Hall, 126 Eirintalla, 124 Wilson Park, 123 Shatton Lodge, 122.50 Sherriff, 120.50 Jenkins Cross, 120.50 Greengill. Suffolk- 128.50 Streetgate, 127.50 Low House, 126 High Bewaldeth, 122 Fieldside, 121.50 Croft House. TexelXHerdwick- 122 Burnthwaite, 118.50, 114.50 Clea Hall, 118.50, 109 East House, 116 Grange Grassings. Dutch Spotted- 120 Stool End. Kerry Hill- 115 Jenkins Cross. Swaledale- 114.50 Sneckyeat. Herdwick- 102, 91 Clea Hall.

 

Ewes sold slightly easier on the week however still fantastic returns achieved and a very pleasing trade. Top of £175 for a Texel ewe from J Blackburn, Greenbank Close, Prospect. Fell ewes to £76 for Blackface ewes from W&E Gate, Rook Farm, Tallentire.

 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 175, 144 Greenbank Close, 150, 140 Rose Farm, 124, 117, 112 Shatton Lodge, 120, 117 Cherrytree House, 113 Rook Farm. Mule – 118 Rose Farm, 115 Lynedraw Farm, 109 Shatton Lodge, 100 Rook Farm. Scotch Blackface – 76 Rook Farm. Herdwick – 74 Grange Grassings, 65 Rook Farm, 62 East House, 62 Wilkinsyke Farm. Swaledale – 71 Rook Farm, 70 Eirinntalla, 70 Frizington Hall.