Primestock 9th February 2022

9th February 2022

On Wednesday 9TH February 2022 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 58 cattle comprising 50 cull cattle and 8 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1793 prime sheep including 1288 hoggs and 505 cast ewes and rams.

 

Prime Bulls sold to a strong demand with regular supporter AW Williamson, South View leading the sale (ppk) with a British Blue x Dairy bred Bull at 226ppk.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue- 226 South View, 204 Ellenbank. Limousin- 225 Ellenbank. Holstein Friesian- 198 South View.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin- 1298.25 Ellenbank. British Blue- 1261.08 South View, 1197.36 Ellenbank. Holstein Friesian- 1136.52 South View.

 

Another supersonic trade for cast cows topping at 197p or £1428.25 for a British Blue cow from B Burrough, Waites Farm, Pardshaw. Limousin cows to 192p or £1378.56 from P Edmondson, Seathwaite, Borrowdale.

Black and Whites sold to 194p for a Holstein Friesian OTM Heifer from P&A Jarman, Brow Top, Branthwaite. Holstein Friesian Cows to 148p from Tallentire Hill Farm.

A Limousin Stock bull from J&HD Langcake, Sandhills, Bassenthwaite sold top 156ppk or the top gross of £1510.08.    

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue- 197 Waites Farm, 187 Hill Top, 148 Fangs Brow, 140 Baggra Yeat. Holstein Friesian- 194, 139 Brow Top, 148, 138 Tallentire Hill, 146(2), 136 Barn Yard, 139 Lamplugh Hall, 138, 134(2) Waites Farm. Limousin- 192, 186 Seathwaite, 176 Peter House, 157, 145 Beechcroft, 155, 141 High Moss. Simmental- 164 Peter House. Aberdeen Angus- 153, 140 Sneckyeat. Beef Shorthorn- 150 Sneckyeat. Charolais- 146 The Fitz. British Friesian- 145, 137 Uldale Hall, 139(2) Broom Park, 136 Weary Hall, 124 Aldoth. Fleckvieh- 139, 127 Home Farm. Shorthorn- 139 Burnt House. Montbeliarde- 137 Bolt How. Hereford- 126, 123 Hill Top. Holstein- 117 Blue Dial.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  British Blue- 1428.25 Waites Farm, 1136.96 Hill Top, 954.60 Fangs Brow. Limousin- 1378.56, 1184.82 Seathwaite, 1263.68 Peter House, 1062.89, 954.10 Beechcroft, 930 High Moss. Charolais- 1354.88 The Fitz. Simmental- 1218.52 Peter House. Holstein Friesian- 1214.40, 1122.92, 927.28 Waites Farm, 1184.28 Lamplugh Hall, 1127.76, 1043.28 Tallentire Hill, 1125.20 Brow Top, 1001.56, 948.72, 937.32 Barnyard, 903.90 Home Farm. British Friesian- 1128.68, 963.27 Broom Park, 1102, 1079.56 Uldale Hall, 1010.48 Weary Hall. Beef Shorthorn- 1080 Sneakyeat. Aberdeen Angus- 1035.81, 994 Sneckyeat. Montbeliarde- 975.44 Bolt How. Shorthorn- 953.54 Burnt House. Fleckvieh- 899.33 Home Park.

 

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

OTM Bull (Top price per head – Limousin- 1510.08 Sandhills.

 

Prime Sheep

 

Hoggs topped at £188 for a Texel from Messrs Fraser, High Flatts, Gilcrux purchased by Tony Harrison, Butcher, Main Street, Cockermouth. Others to £180 for a Beltex from TA Jefferson, Aspatria Hall, Aspatria purchased by W Lindsay & Sons, Butcher, Station Street, Cockermouth. Top pence per kilo was 363.6p for Beltex lambs from I Powley, Green Marsh, Carlisle.

 

10 pens of hoggs sold in excess of £170 per head.

36 pens of hoggs sold in excess of £150 per head.

 

Leading Averages:

TA Jefferson, Aspatria Hall sold 6 to avg £170.

R Skelton, New Hall sold 14 to avg £160.67

MK Rumney, Red Dial sold 12 to avg £154.92

G Gate, Hollins sold 4 to avg £153.75

Tallentire Hill Farm sold 9 to avg £144.44

 

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex- 363.6, 352.6, 346.2 Green Marsh, 341.2, 322 Low Garth, 332.5 Chapel House, 331.3 Red Dial, 329, 326.5 New Hall, 326.9 Low Garth, 312.5 Fieldside.  Texel- 349 Far End, 338 Sally Hill, 331.8 The How, 331.8, 320.9, 318.8, 313.3 Hill Green, 331.7 Tallentire Hill, 329.2, 322.9 New Hall, 325.6, 315.2 Far End, 321.6 Low Garth, 320.8 Hollins, 320.4 High Flatts, 313 Red Dial. TexXHerd- 268.8 East House, 267.1 Stybeck, 258.1 Grange Grassings. Lleyn- 267.1, 263.6, 260.9 Lamplugh Hall. Charollais- 265.8 Stonecroft. Suffolk- 263.6 Greengill. Mule- 257.8 Greengill, 255.1 Stonecroft, 254.3 Kirkland House, 253.3 Low Garth, 252.5 Seafield House, 250 Plumbland. Blackface- 255.6 Greengill. Herdwick- 247.1 Stybeck, 240.3 Stonecroft, 240 Burnthwaite. Swaledale- 237 Swinside End.

 

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head - £):- Texel- 188, 161, 157 High Flatts, 171 Far End, 170, 169 Hollins, 169 Sally Hill, 161, 150.50 Sandhills, 159 Beckhouse, 158, 155 New Hall, 156 Tallentire Hill, 154 Green Marsh, 153 Hill Green, 151, 147 Low Garth, 150 Red Dial, 150 Stargill, 150 Shatton Lodge. Beltex- 180, 176, 170, 159 Aspatria Hall, 174 Beckhouse, 174, 170, 161 Low Garth, 170, 166, 163, 161, 160, 158 New Hall, 160 Green Marsh, 159, 157 Red Dial, 145 Cherrytree House. Suffolk- 145, 143.50 Sneckyeat, 118 Causeway Foot, 116 Greengill. Mule- 132.50 Beechcroft, 124 Wilson Park, 120.50, 117 Kirkland House, 117.50 Wilson Park, 116.50 Low Garth, 116 Greengill, 115 Bridge End. Cheviot- 130 Langhorn. Lleyn- 120, 116 Lamplugh Hall. Blackface- 115(2) Greengill. TexXHerd- 111 Grange Grassings, 110 Langhorn, 109.50 Whinnah Lodge, 107.50 East House, 105.50 Dearham Row. Swaledale- 102 Sneckyeat. Herdwick- 102 Langhorn, 99 Yew Tree, 92.50 Swinside End, 91 Far End.

 

A larger show of ewes sold to the same ferocious trade delighting vendors. Top of £190 for a Texel ewe from M Brough, Chapel House, Uldale. Others to £176 for a pair from JW Naylor, Hill Green, Drigg. Fell ewes to £104 for Swaledales from J Mattinson, Burthwaite, Bassenthwaite.

 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel- 190, 140 Chapel House, 176, 166, 152, 142 Hill Green, 168 Stargill, 155 Lynedraw, 150, 130 Tallenbtire Hill, 148 Seafield House, 144, 134 Corney Hall, 129 Fieldside. Beltex- 156 Fieldside, 146, 138, 134, 130(2) Hillgreen. Suffolk- 128 High Moss, 124 Sneckyeat. Blue Texel- 124 Fieldside. Mule- 116 Sneckyeat, 114 Millstone Moor, 114 Lynedraw. Lleyn- 108 Dockray Nook, 107 Norman Farm. Berrichon- 110 High Flatts. Swaledale- 104 Burthwaite, 82 Millstone Moor, 81 Muncaster Head, 81 Baggra Yeat, 81 Chapel House, 76 Plumbland. Herdwick- 74, 70 Brimmer Head, 70, 67 Row Head, 66 Bowderdale, 64 Ponsonby Old Hall, 62 Randle Gate, 62 Grange Grassings.