Primestock 12th January 2022

12th January 2022

On Wednesday 12th January 2022 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 63 cattle comprising 54 cull cattle and 9 prime bulls, 1468 prime sheep including 1097 prime hoggs and 371 cast ewes and rams.

Leading the sale in price per kilo was an outstanding Limousin x holst bull from D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall selling for 232 pence to Thomas Fell.  Top price of the day was also from the same good home D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall achieving £1474.08 again purchased by Thomas Fell.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin x holst – 232, 229, 222 Lamplugh Hall. Simmental – 222, 214 Ellenbank.  Holstein Friesian – 199, 198, 190 Lamplugh Hall.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin x holst – 1474.08, 1449.57, 1438.40 Lamplugh Hall.  Simmental – 1423.02, 1358.90 Ellenbank. Holstein Friesian – 1331.90, 1285.02, 1235.79 Lamplugh Hall. 

Cows again a very fast trade producing impressive returns. Top price of 210ppk (£1470) was paid for an OTM Stabiliser Heifer from CJ Hartley, Stoney Howe, Drigg who also sold others to 202p. The top gross of £1538.24 was paid for a Limousin cow from P&PI Walker & Son, Beechcroft, Mockerkin. Black and whites topped at 168p for an OTM heifer from WE Callion & Sons, Lodge Farm, Clifton. Older cows sold to 142p for a Friesian from Wellington Farms, Aspatria. Holstein Friesians sold to £1159.20 from R&M Allison, Barnyard, Greysouthen. A cast Limousin bull from Snellings farm led the way in this section making an outstanding £1497.60

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Stabiliser – 210, 202 Stoney Howe.  Limousin – 176 Beechcroft, 158 Croft End Farm, 146 Croftfoot Farm, 138 East House, 132 Cornhow. Holstein Friesian – 168, 141, 131 Lodge Farm, 138, 136 Barnyard, 136, 130 Waverbank, 130 Lamplugh Hall, 130 Watson Hill, 130 Woodend, 128 Waites Farm. British Blue – 148, 138 Hayborough, 148 Home Farm, 135 Winscales Farm West. British Friesian – 142, 135 Wellington Farm, 127 Weary Hall Farm. Fleckvieh – 138 Home Farm.  Continental – 138 Home Farm. Norwegian Red – 130 Frizington Parks. Holstein – 126 Hill Farm. Brown Swiss – 118, 115 Frizington Parks.  Swedish Red – 111 Frizington Parks.   

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1538.24 Beechcroft, 995.40, 908.80 Croft End Farm.  Stabiliser – 1470, 1098.88 Stoney Howe.  British Blue – 1216.56 Home Farm, 1200.60, 1124.80 Hayborough, 958.50 Winscales Farm West.  Holstein Friesian – 1159.20, 1015.92 Barnyard, 1071.20 Woodend, 1057.50, 1013.04, 985.12 Lodge Farm, 1025.44 Waverbank, 1017.27 Hill Farm, 985.60, 961.28 Waites Farm, 976.30 Watson Hill.  Continental – 1062.60 Home Farm.  Holstein – 1008 Hill Farm.  Norwegian Red – 934.70 Frizington Parks.  British Friesian – 930.10, 878.85 Wellington Farm, 852.17 Weary Hall Farm.  Fleckvieh – 873.54 Home Farm.  Swedish Red – 868.02 Frizington Parks.

  OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 156 Snellings Farm. 

OTM Bull (Top price per head) – Limousin – 1497.60 Snellings Farm.

Prime Sheep

Hoggs sold to a top price of £184 for a pair of Texels from AH Ritson, Ireby Hall, Ireby purchased by Wilson Willis Butchers, Cleator Moor. Others to £181 twice; firstly from Messrs Richardson, Low Garth, Bewaldeth purchased by Haighs Butchers, Pow Street, Workington. And then again from G Gate, Hollins Farm, Eaglesfield purchased by Tony Harrison, Butcher, Main Street, Cockermouth.

Pence per kilo honours went to Messrs Richardson, Low Garth, Bewaldeth with Texels at 354ppk again purchased by Haighs Butchers, Pow Street, Workington.

Leading Averages:

G Gate, Hollins Farm sold 4 to avg £149.63

Messrs I Powley, Green Marsh sold 12 to avg £134

Messrs Foster, Weary Hall Style sold 12 to avg £133.33

Messrs Richardson, Low Garth sold 24 to avg £132.58

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Texel – 354, 348.10, 335.80, 320.80 Low Garth, 332.70 Swinside End, 328.80, 317.10 Bolton Wood Lane, 327.50 Woodhall Brow, 319.50 Weary Hall Style, 314 Chapel Howe.  Beltex – 343.60, 325.60, 308.70 Green Marsh, 340.80 Low Garth, 328, 322.50, 307.30 Weary Hall Style, 322.60, 317.10 Swinside End, 316.70 Chapel Howe, 295.50 Bolton Wood Lane. Suffolk – 295.90 Bolton Wood Lane, 270.80 Scales Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 277 Stone Croft, 272.20 Church Stile Farm, 272.10 Grange Grassings, 270.50 Foxhouse Farm, 261 Hinning House, 260 Drigg Moorside.  Charollais – 270.50 Outgang Farm. Cheviot – 269.70, 264.30 Lanefoot, 269.20 Woodside Cottage. Mule – 254.70 Town End, 254.70 Woodside Cottage, 254.40 Swinside End, 253.60 Hill Top, 253.30 Kirkland House, 252.60 Mosser Heights, 251.20 Fern Close, 251.20 Scales Farm, 251.10 Low House.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head - £):-  Texel – 184 Ireby Hall, 181, 178, 177, 170 Low Garth, 181 Hollins Farm, 171 Bolton Wood Lane, 170 Riggingill, 169 High Flatts, 167 Woodhall Brow. Beltex – 167 Low Garth, 164, 146 Weary Hall Style, 142, 134, 133.50 Green Marsh, 140 High Moss, 135.50, 130 Swinside End, 134 Shatton Lodge, 130 Woodhall Brow. Suffolk – 145 Bolton Wood Lane, 135 Weary Hall Style, 131, 122 Far End Farm, 130 Scales Farm, 126 East House, 119 Hensingham Road, 117 Sale Fell House, 116.50 Hinning House, 114 Blue Dial. Charollais – 132 Far End. Cheviot – 123.50, 111.50, 111 Lanefoot, 109 Stonecroft, 105 Woodside Cottage. Mule – 120 Weary Hall Style, 119.50 Shatton Lodge, 119.50 Hayborough, 118 Ghyll Farm, 118, 114.50 Swinside End, 117, 114 Kirkland House, 117 Low Garth, 113 Low House. Zwartble – 117.50, 112 Low Boonwood. Texel X Herdwick – 117 Drigg Moorside, 117 Grange Grassings, 107 Hinning House, 105.50 Foxhouse Farm, 105 Church Stile Farm, 102.50 Stone Croft. Herdwick – 112 Low Garth. Bluefaced Leicester – 110 Ireby Hall.

Cast ewes sold to another fantastic trade being in extreme demand. Top of £195 for a Texel from J Blackburn, Greenbank Close, Prospect. Mules sold top £124 again from J Blackburn, Greenbank Close. A ring full of Herdwick ewes sold to £89 from Messrs Harrington, Grange Grassings, Gilcrux with others to £88 from JD Hetherington, Blue Dial, Allonby whilst Swaledales also sold to £88 from CR Edmunds, Rose Barn, Lorton.  

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

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 195, 160, 140 Greenbank Close, 155 Row End Farm, 150 Low Boonwood, 145 High Blaithwaite, 142 Ireby Hall, 142 Hill Farm, 142 High Flatts, 140 Woodhall Brow Farm, 140 Braithwaite Farm. Beltex – 160, 155, 132 Woodhall Brow, 136, 134 Overcroft, 128 High Moss.  Suffolk – 137 Low Boonwood, 134 Woodside Cottage. Bluefaced Leicester – 123 Woodhall Brow, 117 Branthwaite Farm, 100 Dyke Croft. Mule – 124 Greenbank Close, 116, 111 Rook Farm, 115 Branthwaite Rigg Barn, 112 Whinnerah, 109 Strawberry How, 108 Greenbank Close, 103 Dyke Croft. Cheviot – 102 Fisherground.  Zwartble – 94 Low Boonwood. Herdwick – 89 Grange Grassings, 88 Blue Dial, 82 Greenbank Close, 80 Taw House, 70 Church Stile Farm, 70 Bowderdale. Swaledale – 88, 80 Rose Barn, 79 Cathow. Rough Fell – 82 Ghyll Farm.

Cull Rams (per head - £):-  Texel – 120 Hundith Hill, 120 Row End Farm, 110, 104 Cherrytree House, 100 Riggingill.  Cheviot – 98 Lanefoot, 90 Fold Head Farm.  Herdwick – 78 Bowderdale.