Primestock 26th January 2022

26th January 2022

On Wednesday 26th January 2022 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 40 cattle comprising 31 cull cattle and 9 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1782 prime sheep including 1415 hoggs and 367 cast ewes and rams.

 

A British Blue bull from Crooklands Farm made top price per kilo at 216ppk and was purchased by TL Fell. TA Byers, Ellenbank had a tremendous Simmental bull making £1398.93 and sold to H Birkbeck.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue- 216, 214, 211 Crooklands. Simmental- 211, 216 Ellenbank. Aberdeen Angus- 189 Crooklands. Holstein- 186, 180, 176 Crooklands.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Simmental- 1398.93, 1291.68 Ellenbank. Holstein- 1220.16, 1026.08, 930.60 Crooklands. British Blue- 1164.16, 1114.56, 1042.34 Crooklands. Aberdeen Angus- 1058.40 Crooklands.

 

Sellers are now finding that Mitchells cast cow ring is the place to be with bidding always competitive for all types.

Dundraw Farms experienced an outstanding trade for all his cows leading with a Fleckvieh cow making top price in both the price per kilo and price per head of 184ppk and £1453.60 purchased by G Moor.

 

Many more would have easily been sold.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Fleckvieh- 184 Dundraw Farms. Limousin- 159 Hayborough, 150 Parkhouse, 139 Strawberry How, 136, 135 Meadow Farm. Holstein Friesian- 150, 134 Woodside Farm, 140, 132, 123 Dundraw Farm, 126, 126, 117 Wood Farm, 110 Allerby Mill, 105 Waites Farm. Beef Shorthorn- 139 Sneakyeat. British Friesian- 139, 126, 117 Wellington Farm. Holstein- 137 Blue Dial, 132 Woodside Farm, 127 Blue Dial. Brown Swiss- 133 Frizington Parks. Dairy Shorthorn- 130 Home Farm. Aberdeen Angus- 130, 113 Stybeck Farm. Danish Red- 119 Frizington Parks.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Fleckvieh- 1453.60 Dundraw Farm. Limousin- 1332.42 Hayborough, 1132.85 Strawberry How, 930 Parkhouse, 924.70, 858.60 Meadow Farm. Holstein Frisian- 1085.04, 1005.20, 852.39 Dundraw Farms, 1055.92, 816.24 Woodside Farm, 892.08, 849.24, 842.40 Wood Farm. Holstein- 1043.94 Blue Dial, 769.56 Woodside Farm. Beef Shorthorn- 1003.58 Sneakyeat. Brown Swiss- 993.51 Frizington Parks. British Frisian- 872.92 Wellington Farm. Aberdeen Angus- 837.20 Stybeck Farm. Dairy Shorthorn- 832 Home Farm. Danish Red- 785.40 Frizington Parks.

 

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin- 141 Meadow Farm.

 

OTM Bull (Top price per head):-Limousin- 1263.36 Meadow Farm.

 

Prime Sheep

 

Prime hoggs were good to cash today with a SQQ sale average of 258.33ppk. TO summaries the SQQ.

The sale had 566 fell hoggs in the sale average, which accounts for 40% of the sale.

 

A pen of beltex hoggs from Crozier & Langcake, High Moss made top price per kilo at 382.5ppk which was purchased by local butchers W. Lindsay & sons in Cockermouth. Also another local butchers Haighs of Workington purchased the top price per head for a beltex hogg from J Mounsey & Son, Grange Farm.

 

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Beltex – 382.5, 323.1 High Moss, 260.5, 331.7, 308 Green Marsh, 354, 326.9, 322.2, 321.6 Low Garth, 338.6 Grange Farm, 331.7, 310 Swinside End Farm, 294.7 Hollin Head, 290.9 High Mossthorn. Texel – 329.4 Grange Farm, 325.5, 292.9 Hollins Farm, 318.4, 292.7 High Moss, 318.2, 317.3, 288.4 High Flatts, 316.7, 304.3 Greengill Farm, 307.3 Wood Farm, 304.5 Green Marsh, 292 Woodhall Brow Farm, 291.7 Scales Farm, 291.4 Rook Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 281.1 Stonecroft, 277 Burnthwaite Farm, 241.4 Woodside Cottage, 271.3 Low Hall Farm, 266.7 Orchard Farm, 266.3 East House, 264.1 Dearham Row, 255.3 Foxhouse Farm. Suffolk – 280 Scales Farm, 265.9 Corney Hall, 257.8, 246.8 Croft House, 256.5 Windrush, 252.3, 243.2 Hollin Head, 250 Wood Farm, 230.8, 223.2 Sneckyeat Farm, 226.9 Hurlbarrow. Cheviot – 273.7 Woodside Cottage, 251 Plumbland Farm, 245.5, 237.8 Fold Head Farm, 241.2 Rook Farm. Scotch Blackface – 261.4, 247.8 Greengill Farm, 247.3 Hollin Head. Mule – 254.7 Swinside End Farm, 250 Low Garth, 250, 239.6 Greengill Farm, 244.7 Plumbland Farm, 239.5 Town End, 236.8, 231.7 Hill Top Farm, 235.7 Woodside Cottage. Herdwick – 250 East House, 242.5 Whinnerah, 241.9 Stybeck Farm, 235.3 Fold Head Farm, 234.9 Knott Houses, 234.3 Burnthwaite Farm. Swaledale – 237.5 Whinnerah, 223.9, 216.3 Sneckyeat, 212.1 Stockhow Hall. Dorset – 227.5 Springfield, 223.4 Orchard Farm. Zwartables – 201.9 Dearham Row.

 

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head - £):- Beltex – 193 Grange Farm, 177, 174, 170, 164, 140 Low Garth, 168, 153 High Moss, 156, 155, 141 Swinside End Farm, 154 Green Marsh, 150 Scales Farm, 140 High Mossthorn. Suffolk – 182 High Flatts, 134, 125, 120 Sneckyeat Farm, 126 Scales Farm, 120 Wood Farm, 118 Windrush, 118 Hurlbarrow, 116(2) Croft House, 110 High Stowbank. Texel – 175, 165, 164, 154 High Flatts, 169 Wood Farm, 168 Grange Farm, 166, 164, 150 Hollins Farm, 156 High Moss, 154, 150(3) Corney Hall, 152 Greengill Farm. Cheviot – 118 Hollins Head, 115.50 Plumbland Farm, 108, 107 Fold Head, 104 Woodside Cottage. Texel X Herdwick – 115.50 Langhorn, 114.50 East House, 109 Grange Grassings, 108.50 Low Hall Farm, 104 Stonecroft, 104 Orchard Farm, 103 Dearham Row, 102.50 Burnthwaite Farm. Scotch Blackface ­– 115, 114 Greengill Farm, 91.50 Hollin Head. Mule – 115, 110 Greengill Farm, 115, 105 Plumbland Farm, 112(2) Sneckyeat Farm, 111.50 Hayborough, 109.50 Swinside End Farm, 105 Stockhow Hall. Swaledale – 109, 95 Whinnerah, 106, 103 Sneakyeat Farm. Zwartables – 105 Dearham Row. Dorset – 105 Orchard Farm, 91 Springfield. Herdwick – 101, 86 Knott Houses, 100 East House, 97 Whinnerah, 89.50 Stybeck Farm, 86(2) Hollin Head.

 

Strong ewes sold extremely well to a ring of buyers today. Messrs WW & D Boow, Corney Hall made top price ewe today with a strong and shapely texel at £189.

 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 189, 160, 123 Corney Hall, 162, 130, 129 Wardhall Guards, 158, 110 Woodside Cottage, 158, 122 High Flatts, 148, 122 Well Head, 139 Woodside Farm, 131 Stoney Howe, 128 Cherrytree House, 125 Rook Farm, 110 Dyke Croft. Bluefaced Leicester – 147, 134 Beck Grange, 123.50, 120, 96(2) Mosser Mains. Beltex – 145, 112 Corney Hall, 120, 106 Well Head. Dutch Spotted – 131 Flimby Hall. Suffolk – 126 High Flatts, 120(2) Croft House, 109 Lynedraw Farm. LLeyn – 116 Lamplugh Hall. Mule – 113 Stoney Howe, 107 Mosser Mains, 106 Lynedraw Farm, 105 Plumbland Farm. Blue Texel – 110 Rook Farm. Cheviot – 100 Brotherilkeld, 88 Woodside Cottage, 85 Woodside Farm, 81 Langley Farm. Swaledale – 80 Mosser Mains, 69.50(2) Swinside End Farm, 68 Plumbland Farm. Herdwick – 77 Grange Grassings, 60 Church Stile Farm, 59, 57 Hartsop Hall, 55 Dearham Row.

 

Cull Rams (per head - £):-  Bluefaced Leicester – 118, 90 Dyke Croft. Texel – 100 Springfield Road, 81(2) Riggingill, 80(3) Hartsop Hall. Herdwick – 79 Hollin Head