Primestock 30th March 2022

30th March 2022

On Wednesday 30th March 2022 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 52 cattle comprising 36 cull cattle and 16 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1701 prime sheep including 1362 hoggs and 339 cast ewes and rams.

Mitchells Auction Mart had its Easter Show and Sale of Prime Cattle, with some outstanding stock present before our judge Mr Harold Birkbeck, Jewitt Meats Ltd. He awarded the 1st prize Limousin heifer Championship which was homebred and consigned by M/s Teasdale, Lowside Farm this later made 290ppk (£1798.00 per head). Leading the sale was a great Limousin Heifer consigned by JJ Crichton, Loughrigg, she made £1818.30.

Many more could have been sold to satisfy new and old customers which is the case every week.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 290, 239 Lowside Farm, 290, 285 Loughrigg, 286, 282 High Aketon, 282 Allerby Hall, 220 Hunday Farm.  British Blue – 220 Hunday Farm.   

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1818.30, 1638.50 Loughrigg, 1798, 1316.89 Lowside Farm, 1641.24 Allerby Hall, 1607.40, 1570.14 High Aketon, 1174.80 Hunday Farm.  British Blue – 1265 Hunday Farm.        

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 229 South View.  British Blue – 223 South View.  

Prime Steer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1403.77 South View.  British Blue – 1204.20 South View.  

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue – 228 South View.  Limousin – 226 Hunday Farm.  British Friesian – 224, 220 Uldale Hall.  Norwegian Red – 200 Hunday Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1505.16 Hunday Farm.  British Blue – 1390.80 South View.  British Friesian – 1299.20, 1196.80 Uldale Hall.  Norwegian Red – 1288 Hunday Farm.  

Cast cows just continue to grow dearer week in week out. There is a large demand for plain and black and white cows though our ring. 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 230 Woodhall Brow Farm, 224, 217 Cathow, 206 East House, 199 Rigg House, 196 Terrace Farm, 188 Allerby Hall, 184 Overcroft, 184, 177 Glencoyne Farm, 178 Elva Plain, 168 Cragg Farm.  British Blue – 230 Woodhall Brow Farm, 188 Rigg House, 184, 176 Overcroft, 173, 168 Cragg Farm.  Holstein – 191 Hill Farm, 189, 146, 137 Lowca Cottage Farm.  British Friesian – 179 Arkleby House, 151 Aldoth Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 179, 163, 158, 144 Dundraw Farm, 176 Hill Farm, 163 Woodhall Brow Farm.  Galloway – 154 Field Head Farm.  Ayrshire – 143 Outgang Farm.  

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1697.44 East House, 1646.40, 1165.29 Cathow, 1472 Woodhall Brow Farm, 1325.40 Allerby Hall, 1289.68 Terrace Farm, 1221.80, 1195.20, 1090.32 Cragg Farm, 1188.03 Rigg House, 1155.22 Elva Plain, 1131.60 Overcroft.  British Blue – 1518 Woodhall Brow Farm, 1367.12, 1314.72 Overcroft, 1337.29, 1132.32 Cragg Farm, 968.20 Rigg House.  Holstein Friesian – 1428.42, 1175.23, 1129.70, 1003.68 Dundraw Farm, 1152.80 Hill Farm, 1002.45 Woodhall Brow Farm.  Holstein – 1398.60, 928.56, 805.56 Lowca Cottage Farm, 1283.52 Hill Farm.  Galloway – 1164.24 Field Head Farm.  British Friesian – 1091.90 Arkleby House, 940.73 Aldoth Farm.  Ayrshire – 802.23 Outgang Farm.  

  OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence): -  Beef Shorthorn – 190 Penny Hill.    

OTM Bull (Top price per head - Beef Shorthorn – 1491.50 Penny Hill.

Prime Sheep

Prime hoggs were forward in good numbers with an increased trade for all types. Straight bred continental cross hoggs seen the biggest increase on the week.

Leading the sale with a Texel cross hogg consigned by Lottie Skelton, New Hall Farm this making £201 purchased by David Walker on behalf of Tony Harrison Butchers.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex- 398, 380.80, 375 Low Garth, 359.30 Scales, 358.70 Hill Green, 353.70 Croft End, 346.70, 345.70, 341.50 Green Marsh, 340 Overcroft. Texel- 348, 342.90, 339 Weary Hall, 343.60 Low Garth, 335.80 Kelmore Hills, 334.5, 334, 327 New Hall Farm, 333.30 High Flatts. Suffolk- 290.20, 236.40 Scales, 250 Fieldside, 245.70 Streetgate, 230.20 Kidburngill. Texel x Herdwick- 284.90, 281 Seathwaite, 284.20, 280.80 Burnthwaite, 282.50 Stone Croft, 278 Croft House, 277.80 Boon Cragg, 273.80 Plumbland, 264.10 Stybeck, 255.60 Yew Tree. Dutch Spotted- 273.60 Seafield. Herdwick- 273.10, 270.30 Yew Tree, 272.40, 270 Croft House, 267.90 Smaithwaite, 266.70, 265.90 Baysbrown, 265.10 Seathwaite, 263.50 Burnthwaite, 262.80 Boon Cragg. Cheviot- 261.10 Hollows, 237.50, 213.90, 203.70 Stonecroft. Mule- 255.80 Swinside End, 250 Sorrowstones, 248.80 Stowbank, 246.70 Low Cockhow, 241.50 Hurlbarrow, 241 Hayborough, 229 High Bewaldeth, 220.50 Low Garth, 207.10 Ellenbank, 196.40 Chapel House. Charollais- 253 Streetgate, 246.20 Low Garth. Scotch Black Face- 245.60, 232 Ellenbank. Swaledale- 243.80 Stone Croft, 229.80 Smaithwaite, 222.70 Swinside End, 222 Chapel House, 221.30 Burneside, 215.60 Low Cockhow, 208.30 High Bewaldeth. Bluefaced Leicester- 242.40 Stowbank, 165.60 Branthwaite Farm.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head - £):- Texel- 201, 194, 184 New Hall Farm, 189 Low Garth, 182, 170 Hollins Farm, 178 Kelmore Hills, 168, 166 Weary Hall. Beltex- 198, 195, 195, 157 Low Garth, 194 Scales Farm, 187, 163 Overcroft, 168 Weary Hall, 165 Hill Green, 156 Green Marsh. Dutch Spotted- 145 Seafield. Suffolk- 130, 119 Scales Farm, 122 Kidburn Gill, 100 Fieldside. Texel x Herdwick- 122.5, 118 Seathwaite, 115 Plumbland, 114 Croft House, 113 Stone Croft, 109.5 Baysbrown, 108 Burnthwaite, 103 Stybeck, 100 Boon Cragg, 92 Yew Tree. Mule- 120 Sorrowstones, 118 Hayborough, 116 Ellenbank, 115 Plumbland, 113.5 Cockhow, 110 Swinside End, 110 Chapel House, 107 Stowbank, 99 Hurlbarrow, 94 High Bewaldeth. Herdwick- 118.5, 113.5, 113, 110.5 Yew Tree, 117, 114 Croft House, 114 Seathwaite, 112.5 Smaithwaite, 112 Stone Croft, 110 Langhorn. Scotch Black Face- 116, 110.5 Ellenbank. Cheviot- 115.5, 114, 110 Stone Croft, 94 Hollows. Bluefaced Leicester- 111.5 Stowbank, 106 Branthwaite. Swaledale- 108 Smaithwaite, 98 Swinside End, 97.5, 97.5 Chapel House, 97.5 Stone Croft. Charollais- 96 Low Garth.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Beltex – 220, 160 Low Boonwood, 170 Hillgreen, 162 Bothel Parks, 132 Fieldside, 110 Hill Green. Texel- 195 Kelmore Hills, 185, 175 Croft House, 170(x2) Croft End, 168(x2) Branthwaite Edge, 166 Bothel Parks, 164 High Flatts, 162 Overcroft, 162(x3) Green Marsh. Bluefaced Leicester – 172, 150, 140 Swinside End Farm, 160 (x2) Shatton Lodge Farm, 120 Stowbank, 94 (x2) Hinning House, 82 Old Kiln Farm.  Suffolk – 148, 130 High Farm, 146 Lynedraw Farm. Cheviot- 130(x2), 108 Whitekeld. Mule- 125(x2), 104(2) Branthwaite Edge, 122 Arlecdon Hill, 120(x2) Old Kiln, 118(x4) Hnning House, 116(x3) Kelmore Hills, 112 Beck Farm, 102(x3) Riggin Gill. Swaledale- 100(x2) Hurlbarrow, 98(x2), 78(x2) Branthwaite Farm, 90(x2) Shatton Lodge, 88(x2), 76(x6) Stowbank, 82 Kelmore Hills, 74 Hinning House. Herdwick- 98(x5) Yew Tree, 94(x3), 72 Stowbank, 72 Stonecroft. Texel x Herdwick- 94(x6) Stybeck.

Cull Rams (per head - £):- Texel- 240, 218, 175 Branthwaite Edge, 134 Seafield House, 120 High Nook, 102 Chapel Howe. Bluefaced Leicester- 182, 160, 100 Branthwaite Farm. Beltex- 145 Yew Tree, 140 Streetgate. Swaledale- 102 Branthwaite Farm. Herdwick- 90 Branthwaite Farm.