Primestock 19th January 2022

19th January 2022

On Wednesday 19th January 2022, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 68 cattle comprising 46 cull cattle and 22 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1353 prime sheep including 864 hoggs and 489 cast ewes and rams.

 

Prime bulls topped at 240p or £1644 for a Simmental from TA Byers, Ellenbank, Boltongate. Black and White bulls sold to 195p or £1195.35 from AW Williamson, South View, Carlisle.  

 

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin- 218 Pickett Howe.

Prime Steer (Top price per head - £):- Limousin- 1220.80 Pickett Howe.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Simmental- 240, 221 Ellenbank. Limousin- 235, 200 Oughterside Mill, 223, 203 Row Hall, 209 Hunday Farm. British Blue- 229, 219, 211 Lowside Farm, 219 South View. Beef Shorthorn- 218 Lowside Farm. Holstein Friesian- 195 South View.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):- Simmental- 1644, 1385.67 Ellenbank. Limousin- 1532.20 Oughterside Mill, 1520.86, 1258.60 Row Hall, 1427.47 Hunday Farm. British Blue- 1479.34, 1182.60, 1145.73, 1139.67 Lowside Farm, 1344.66 South View. Beef Shorthorn- 1438.80 Lowside Farm.

Holstein Frisian- 1195.35 South View.

 

Frenzied bidding in the cast cow ring as all classes sold to a marvellous trade. Top of 213p or £1371.72 for a Limousin cow from A&L Gott, Prospect House, Isel. Other Limousin cows to £1368 from Messrs Marrs, Cathow, Kinniside. Blonde cows from TT&GE Hodgson, Woodside, Maryport selling to £1279.08. Black and whites sold to 184p for an OTM Holstein Friesian from CW&RW Gott, Burton House, Tallentire. Older black and whites to 144p from WE Callion & Son, Lodge Farm, Clifton. Top gross for dairy types was £1076.82 from Bowness Farms, Threapland Lees.    

 

Many more could have been sold to an exceptional trade .

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin- 213, 173 Prospect House, 180 Cathow, 174 Oughterside Mill, 168, 153 Dearham Row, 163 Kirkland House, 159 Croft House, 158 Mid Farm. Holstein Friesian- 184 Burton House, 144, 140, 136 Lodge Farm, 137, 127 Barnyard, 137, 128, 127 Lamplugh Hall, 131 Threapland Lees, 131, 127 Allerby Mill. British Blue- 173, 164 Beechcroft, 167 Oughterside Mill, 155 Mid Farm, 139 Prospect House, 131 Woodside Farm. Blonde- 171, 135 Woodside Farm. Beef Shorthorn- 170, 162 Woodhow Farm. Aberdeen Angus- 140 Home Farm. Norwegian Red- 135 Burton House. British Friesian- 128 Weary Hall. Hereford- 126 East House. Fleckvieh- 120 Home Farm.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin- 1371.72, 1326.91 Prospect House, 1368 Cathow, 1157.10 Oughterside Mill, 1137.60 Mid Farm, 1125.60, 974.61 Dearham Row, 1122.54 Croft House, 1051.35 Kirkland House. Blonde- 1279.08, 958.50 Woodside Farm. British Blue- 1243.12, 1186.78 Beechcroft, 1167.15 Mid Farm, 1125.90 Prospect House, 1032.06 Oughterside Mill, 920.93 Woodside Farm. Beef Shorthorn- 1224.72, 1011.50 Woodhow Farm. Holstein Friesian- 1076.82 Threapland Lees, 1052.16 Barnyard, 1017.50 Waites Farm, 1015.25, 942.34 Allerby Mill, 1012 Burton House, 1011.84, 1010.88, 957.60 Lodge Farm, 989.14, 910.20 Lamplugh Hall. Norwegian Red- 1050.30 Burton House. Aberdeen Angus- 1050 Home Farm.

 

 

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin- 155 Threapland Lees, 149 Hundith Hill.

OTM Bull (Top price per head – Limousin- 1558.54 Hundith Hill, 1391.90 Threapland Lees.  

 

Prime Sheep

 

Again Wednesday proves to be the day to sell sheep as all sheep take a huge lift on rates earlier in the week. Top of £189 for a Beltex lamb from Messrs Richardson, Low Garth, Bewaldeth purchased by W Lindsay & Sons, Butcher, Station Street, Cockermouth. Others to £180 and £179 again from Messrs Richardson, Low Garth purchased by Haighs Butchers, Pow Street, Workington. F Gate, Sally Hill, Gosforth sold a Texel Lamb to £179 purchased by MJ Wharton, Blackbrow Abattoir. £179 also achieved by A&D Smith, Kelmore Hills, Workington purchased by Tony Harrison, Butcher, Main Street, Cockermouth.

 

Top pence per kilo was 351p for a Texel from F Gate, Sally Hill, Gosforth. Beltex to 350p from Messrs Richardson, Low Garth, Bewaldeth.

 

Leading Averages

G Gate, Hollins Farm sold 3 to avg £158.67

Mr F Gate, Sally Hill sold 3 to avg £155.33

M/s Richardson, Low Garth sold 20 to avg £139.75

A&D Smith, Kelmore Hills sold 16 to avg £139.75  

 

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel- 351 Sally Hill, 328, 324.5, 319.1 Arkleby House, 325 High Moss, 320.7 Green Marsh, 316.4 Hollins, 308.6, 305.5 Kelmore Hills. Beltex- 350, 348, 342.3, 339.6, 331.6, 328.3, 325.5 Low Garth, 337.2, 336.5, 315.9 Green Marsh, 317 Bolton Wood Lane, 316 How Hall. Suffolk- 286.8 Streetgate, 261.6 Stonecroft. TexelXHerdwick-279.2 Outgang, 273.2 Sorrowstones, 271.8 Dearham Row. Mule- 246.1 Howbeck Lodge, 245.2 Far End, 243.8 Shatton Lodge, 243.8 Far End, 243.5 Low Garth.

 

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head - £):- Beltex- 189, 180, 179, 178, 175, 174(2) Low Garth, 158 How Hall, 151, 134 Cherrytree House, 150 Woodhall Brow, 149 Bolton Wood Lane, 139, 131.50 Green Marsh. Texel- 179, 161 Sally Hill, 179, 173, 169, 168, 158, 154 Kelmore Hills, 174, 161, 141 Hollins, 170 Far End, 169, 144 Seafield House, 164, 159, 150, 148 Arkleby House, 161 Far End, 153 Bolton Wood Lane, 150 The How, 140, 135 Easthwaite, 138 Howbeck Lodge. Suffolk- 130 Arkleby House, 130 Woodhall Brow, 129 Sorrowstones, 122 Causewayfoot, 122, 119.50 Sale Fell House. Mule- 127.50, 119.50, 117 Far End, 117 Howbeck Lodge, 117 Low Cockhow, 117 Shatton Lodge, 114 Woodhall Brow. TexXHerdwick- 120 Greenhouse Farm, 112 Sorrowstones, 106 Dearham Row. Cheviot- 109.50 Stonecroft.

 

An improved entry of cast ewes sold to another fantastic trade. Plain ewes would be much dearer on the week. Top price of £200 was paid for a Texel ewe from KA&R Campbell, Shepherd’s Hotel who also sold others to £185. Mules sold to £120 twice; for D Ireland, North Mosses, Asby and again for J&JK Spedding, Salter Hall, Frizington. Fell ewes topped at £87 for Swaledales from J Stobart, Howbeck Lodge, Hesket New Market. A large entry of cast rams sold to £148 for a Texel from BJ Harrison, Beck Farm, Wigton.

 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):- Texel- 200, 185, 162, 138 Shepherds Hotel, 166, 139, 135 Beck Farm, 160, 158 Easthwaite Farm, 155, 148, 130 Salter Hall, 150 Holmecroft, 148, 146, 138, 134 Solway House, 138 HilltopHhHDF. Suffolk- 138 Howbeck Lodge, 137 Beck farm, 130, 119, 116, 112 Solway House, 112 Seafield House. Beltex- 130, 100 Solway House. Mule- 120 North Mosses, 120, 104 Salter Hall, 113 Plumbland, 113 Middle Bank, 110 Aldenstone, 109 Solway House, 105 Woodend. Cheviot- 91 Plumbland, 90 Strudda Bank, 87 Beck Farm. Lleyn- 90, 88 Streetgate. Swaledale- 87 Howbeck Lodge, 83 Far End, 83, 72 Kelmore Hills, 80, 75 Plumbland, 71(2) Thornholme, 70 Strudda Bank. Scotch Blackface- 84 Low Cockhow. Herdwick- 77, 63 Strudda Bank, 75, 71 Corn How, 74, 65 Easthwaite, 70, 60 Howbeck Lodge, 60 Mireside.

 

Cull Rams (per head - £):- Texel- 148, 130(2) Beck Farm, 136(2) Howbeck Lodge, 120, 100 Salter Hall, 110 New Monkray, 102 High Moss. Charollais- 120 Hill Top. Suffolk- 104 Strudda Bank. Cheviot- 96 Thornholme. Herdwick- 94, 83 Taw House, 90 Thornholme, 86, 78 Little Cross. Swaledale- 80 Low Priorscales, 78 How Hall.