Primestock 16th February 2022

16th February 2022

On Wednesday 16th February 2022 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 69 cattle comprising 52 cull cattle and 17 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1152 prime sheep including 867 hoggs and 285 cast ewes and rams.

 

An outstanding show of cattle today with prices reflecting in this same way.

 

Topping the clean section was a British Blue steer from RA Rawling, Overcroft at 239ppk and £1565.45 and was sold to TL Fell.

 

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue – 239 Overcroft. Limousin – 238, 222 Woodhall Brow, 207, 193 Springfield Farm.

 

Prime Steer (Top price per head - £):-  British Blue – 1565.45 Overcroft. Limousin - 1537.48, 1316.46 Woodhall Brow, 1486.10, 1455.21 Springfield Farm.

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 219 Springfield Farm. British Blue – 211 Springfield Farm.

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1460.73 Springfield Farm. British Blue – 1363.06 Springfield Farm.

 

Limousin bulls came out on top in the prime bull section. Making top price per kilo was a bull from JP Lister, Oughterside Mill at 231ppk purchased by TL Fell. TL Fell also went on to buy top price per head from TA Byers, Ellenbank at £1588.40.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 231, 226, 219 Oughterside Mill, 220 Ellenbank, 219 Row Hall. Norwegian Red – 225 Hunday Farm. British Blue – 224 Hunday Farm. Simmental -219 Ellenbank. Holstein Friesian -186 Row Hall.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1588.40 Ellenbank, 1577.73, 1404.20, 1342.47 Oughterside Mill, 1318.38 Row Hall. British Blue – 1370.88 Hunday Farm, 1308 Waites Farm. Simmental -1281.15 Ellenbank. Norwegian Red – 1273.50 Hunday Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1153.20 Row Hall.

 

Cast cows and bulls

A super trade for all classes of cast cows being the dearest trade witnessed for some time. Top of 209p for a Beef Shorthorn from T Scott, Hill Top, Deanscales. Limousins sold to 204p again from T Scott, Hilltop. The top gross was £1419.47 for a British Blue from B Burrough, Waites Farm, Pardshaw.

In the black and white section OTM Heifers from K Brough & Son, Bolton Cottage, Wigton topped at 184p. Older cows sold to 159p for a British Friesian from J Pattinson & Son, Uldale Hall, Uldale. Top gross for black and whites was £1397.22 for a Holstein from G&I Carruthers & Son, Lowca Cottage, Lowca.

 

Many more could have been well sold and are required. You will not be disappointed dipping you toe in our market. New customers have came  and are staying on with delight.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Beef Shorthorn – 209 Hill Top. Limousin – 204, 151 Hill Top, 194, 187, 169 Prospect House, 184, 176 Peter House. Holstein Friesian – 181 Bolton Cottage, 158, 154 Barnyard, 156, 152, 147 Dundraw Farm, 150 Lamplugh Hall, 150 Hunday Farm, 147 Watson Hill, 147 Croftlands. British Blue – 179 Waites Farm, 155 Hill Top, 152 Overcroft, 150 Mosser Mains. Holstein – 174, 173 Lowca Cottage. Simmental – 172, 144 Tortolocate. British Friesian – 159, 148 Uldale Hall, 150, 148 Harrington Parks. Aberdeen Angus – 146 Sneckyeat, 144 Thornholme. Ayrshire – 134, 130 Plaskett Lands. Highland – 118(2) Howbeck Lodge.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  British Blue – 1419.47 Waites Farm, 1185.60 Overcroft, 1066.40 Hill Top, 1008 Mosser Mains. Beef Shorthorn – 1417.02 Hill Top. Holstein – 1397.22, 1236.95 Lowca Cottage. Limousin – 1377.40, 1203.28, 1178.10 Prospect House, 1342.32, 1162.70 Hill Top, 1186.80, 1186.24 Peter House. Holstein Friesian – 1264.50 Hunday Farm, 1219.68, 1124.96 Barnyard, 1185.60, 1143.48, 1134.84 Dundraw Farm, 1076.95 Bolton Cottage, 1066.24 Row Hall, 1031.80 Lamplugh Hall, 1006.95 Watson Hill. British Friesian – 1187.73, 1027.12 Uldale Hall, 1047.84, 975 Harrington Parks. Simmental – 1148.96 Tortolocate. Aberdeen Angus – 937.32 Sneckyeat Farm. Ayrshire – 804, 799.50 Plaskett Lands. Highland – 627.76, 601.80 Howbeck Lodge.

 

Prime Sheep

A smaller entry of prime hoggs as trade for heavy weights eases nationally. However handy weighted and export type hoggs still very good to sell and in keen demand. Top of £166 for a Beltex hogg from TA Jefferson, Aspatria Hall, Aspatria purchased by W Lindsay & Sons, Butcher, Station Street, Cockermouth. Others to £165 for Beltex hoggs from I Powley, Green Marsh, Carlisle. Texels to £163 from Holliday & Graham, Bolton Wood Lane purchased by Wilson Butchers, Main Street, Egremont.

 

Top pence per kilo was 351.1ppk for Beltex hoggs from I Powley, Green Marsh, Carlisle.

 

Leading Averages

TA Jefferson, Aspatria Hall sold 4 to avg £157.75

MK Rumney, Red Dial sold 14 to avg £140.67

Holliday & Graham, Bolton Wood Lane sold 22 to avg £138.64

I Powley, Green Marsh sold 16 to avg £138.50

 

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Beltex – 351.10, 343.60, 331.70, 327.90 Green Marsh, 331.30, 319.20 Aspatria Hall, 323.90 Red Dial, 320.50 New Hall, 319.60 Bolton Wood Lane.   Texel – 326.10, 306.30, 302.30, 301.90, 300 Bolton Wood Lane, 319.80 Beckhouse Farm, 302.10 New Hall, 300 Hollin Head. Rouge – 313.70 Aspatria Hall. Texel X Herdwick – 264.90 Hollins, 260.50 Foxhouse Farm, 251.40 Wha House Farm, 251.20 Grange Grassings, 250 Baysbrown, 248.80 Stone Croft. Suffolk – 258.50 Stone Croft, 251.20 Scales Farm, 250 Streetgate. Herdwick – 248.60, 245.70 Stool End, 225.60 Church Stile Farm. Mule – 237.20 Swinside End Farm, 236 Winter Crag.

 

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head - £):-  Beltex- 166, 159, 146 Aspatria Hall, 165, 141, 140 Green Marsh, 151, 147 Bolton Wood Lane, 149(2), 148, 142, 140 Red Dial, 144, 142, 141 New Hall, 140, 139 Beckhouse. Texel- 163, 157, 150, 147, 139, 136, 134 Bolton Wood Lane, 160, 145, 137 New Hall, 159, 136 High Flatts, 148, 137 Hollins, 137.50 Beckhouse, 135 Riggingill, 134 Prospect House. Rouge- 160 Aspatria Hall. Suffolk – 152 High Flatts, 128 Bolton Wood Lane, 110, 106 Stone Croft, 107.50 Streetgate.    Mule- 113 Shatton Lodge, 110 Hayborough. TexXHerd- 111 Baysbrown, 110 Swinside End, 105 Dearham Row, 103.50 Winter Crag. Herdwick- 90 Baysbrown, 90 Kirkland House, 88 Churchstile, 87, 86 Stool End.

 

A poor show of ewes forward however trade very dear delighting vendors. Top of £178 for a Beltex Ram from DA Harrison, Hill House, Aldoth, Wigton. Texel ewes to £156 from I&R Millard, Old Hyton, Bootle. Fell ewes to £87 for Swaledales from IR &JM Fearon, Frizington Hall and Herdwicks to £86 from AE&LK Harrison, Taw House, Eskdale.

 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 156, 126 Old Hyton Farm, 140 Hill House, 140 Home Farm, 136, 130, 126 Beck Farm, 134 High Bewaldeth, 129 Prospect House, 125 Croftside Farm.  Mule – 108 Whins Farm, 108 Beck Farm, 102 Aldenstone. Suffolk – 140 Hill House, 108 Scales Farm. Cheviot – 104 Rook Farm, 100 Taw House, 90 Cragg House. Swaledale – 87, 70 Frizington Hall, 82 High Bewaldeth, 77 Briery Moss.  Herdwick – 86 Taw House, 82 Burnthwaite Farm, 80 Hollin Head, 74 Wha House, 74 Low Hall Farm. 

 

Cull Rams (per head - £):-  Beltex – 178, 140, 126 Hill House. Texel – 162 Hill House, 120 Scales Farm, 110 Hundith Hill. Bluefaced Leicester – 136 Howbeck Lodge.  Charollais – 136 Scales Farm. Suffolk – 130 Scales Farm. Cheviot- 108 Church Stile.