Primestock 13th April 2022

13th April 2022

On Wednesday 13th April 2022 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 45 cattle comprising 38 cull cattle and 7 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1502 prime sheep including 1161 hoggs and 341 cast ewes and rams.

Prime Cattle topped at 242p for a Limousin Heifer from JA&CM Brown, Park House, Isel. Young bulls to £1491.20 from Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm, Workington. Friesian Bulls to 221p or £1385.67 again from Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 242 Parkhouse Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1103.52 Parkhouse Farm.  

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 233, 232 Hunday Farm, 231, 230 Row Hall.  British Friesian – 221 Hunday Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1491.20, 1475.52 Hunday Farm, 1467.40, 1455.30 Row Hall.  British Friesian – 1385.67 Hunday Farm.  

Cows another whopping trade continuing to be very dear. Top of 219p for a Simmental from BJ Harrison, Beck Farm, Wigton. Limousins to 212p or top gross of £   1744.76 from AR Hardy, Eastlands, Workington. Native cows to £1493.58 for an Angus from Messrs Parkin, Home Farm, Maryport. Black and whites sold to 202p for a British Friesian from J Pattinson & Son, Uldale Hall, Uldale. Top gross for dairy cows was a whopping £1432.20 for a Holstein Friesian from Bowness Farms, Threapland Lees. A Limousin Bull sold to 201p or the days top price of £1997.94 from J&D Mattinson, Cragg Farm, Eaglesfield.

Many more could have been well sold and are required.    

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Simmental – 219 Beck Farm.  Limousin – 212 Eastlands, 205 Mid Farm, 178 Home Farm, 176 Harrot Hill Farm, 170 Overcroft, 170 Croft House. British Friesian – 202, 188 Uldale Hall, 183, 180, 166 Wellington Farm. Charolais – 200 Mosser Heights. Holstein Friesian – 186, 168 Threapland Lees, 180, 166 Lamplugh Hall, 176, 168 Barnyard, 170 High House, 170, 164 Dundraw Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 186 Home Farm, 170 Cragg Farm.  

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1744.76 Eastlands, 1192.60 Home Farm, 1164.50 Overcroft, 1042.08 Fangs Brow, 1010.24 Harrot Hill Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 1493.58 Home Farm, 1453.50 Cragg Farm. Simmental – 1449.78 Beck Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1432.20, 1313.76, 1163.28 Threapland Lees, 1371.60 Lamplugh Hall, 1337.60, 1112.16 Barnyard, 1290.68, 1190, 1116 Dundraw Farm, 1145.80 High House. British Friesian – 1300.88, 1272.76 Uldale Hall, 1240.20, 1229.76 Wellington Farm. Charolais – 1300 Mosser Heights.        

  OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 201 Cragg Farm.  

OTM Bull (Top price per head -  Limousin – 1997.94 Cragg Farm.

Prime Sheep

Hoggs maintained recent high rates with all classes well bid for. Top of £175 for Beltex hoggs from Messrs Nevinson, High House, Whitehaven who also sold others to £174 and £172. J Wilshaw, Oulton Hall, Wigton also sold Beltex hoggs to £172.

Top pence per kilo was 324.5p again for Beltex hoggs from Messrs Nevinson, High House, Whitehaven. Texels to 321.3p from A&JM Forster, Weary Hall Style, Mealsgate.

Fell hoggs again forward in large numbers topping at £124.50 twice for Herdwicks. Firstly from T&MD Beaty, Langhorn, Egremont and then again from MP Powell, Brimmer Head, Grasmere. Top pence per kilo was 279.7ppk (37kg £103.50) for a ring full of Herdwicks from A Hartley Ltd, Turner Hall, Seathwaite, Broughton-in-Furness.  

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex- 324.5, 307 High House, 305.7 Scales Farm, 303.6(2) Weary Hall Style, 296.4 Oulton Hall. Texel- 321.3, 310, 309.8, 305.8, 304.1, 302.2, 300 Weary Hall Style, 317.3, 317, 290.4 Hollins, 314.3 Scales Farm, 289.5 Quarry Bank. Dutch Texel- 287.7 Well Head. TexXHerd- 286.5 Orthwaite Hall, 278.4 Burnthwaite. Cheviot- 285.3 Seathwaite, 275.6 Stonecroft. Herdwick- 279.7, 276.5 Turner Hall, 277 Scales Farm, 275 Stool End, 275 Moorland Close, 270.7, 265.9 Langhorn, 267.5 Stonecroft, 266.7 West Head, 266.7 Burnthwaite, 265.9 Smaithwaite, 264.6 East House, 264.6 Howes Farm, 262.5 Kidburngill. Blue Texel- 271.1 High Farm. Swaledale- 257.9 Scales Farm. Mule- 253.4 Moorland Close, 251.1 Shatton Lodge, 250 Cockley Gill.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head - £):- Beltex- 175, 174, 172 High House, 172, 168, 166, 161, 150 Oulton Hall, 170, 167 Weary Hall Style. Texel- 168, 165, 151, 144(2) Hollins, 162, 160, 159, 158, 155, 151, 149, 139 Weary Hall Style, 152 Threapland Lees, 133, 130 Quarry Bank. Dutch Texel- 164 Well Head. Rouge- 130 Birks Farm. TexXHerd- 128, 113.50, 110 Orthwaite Hall, 111 Smaithwaite, 110.50 Stonecroft. Herdwick- 124.50, 117 Langhorn, 124.50 Brimmer Head, 116, 110.50, 108 Dale End, 109 Smaithwaite, 108.50 East House, 108.50 Howes Farm, 107 Stone Croft, 105 Kidburngill, 105 Seathwaite, 105 Chruch Stile. Suffolk- 124, 123.50, 116 High Farm, 118 Pica Cottages, 115 Scalesmoor.  Blue Texel- 122 High Farm.  Mule- 122, 120, 118 Shatton Lodge. Swaledale- 98 Scales Farm.

Cast ewes trade fast and furious with all classes in extreme demand. Top of £215 for a Texel from GS Bell, New House, Flimby. Fell ewes to £98 for Herdwicks from Messrs Palmer, Low Hall, Whitehaven. Cast rams to £180 for a Texel from R Brough, Langfauld, Aspatria.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 215, 160 Newhouse Farm, 188, 160(2) Greenlands, 182 High Low Hall, 172 Summerhill, 172 Riggingill, 164 Crakeplace Farm, 158 High Moss.  Beltex – 175, 156(2) Quarry Bank Farm, 140 Well Head Farm. Suffolk – 150 Woodside Farm, 128 Birks Farm, 123 Quarry Bank Farm.  Charollais – 142, 127, 126, 120 Birks Farm.  Lleyn – 130 Streetgate. Mule – 129 Frizington Parks, 129 Riggingill, 126 Langfauld, 125 Summerhill, 123 Woodside Cottage, 121 Cathow, 120 High Low Hall.  Rouge – 128 Birks Farm.  Ryeland – 116 Fangs Brow.  Texel X Herdwick – 114 Langhorn. Cheviot – 109 Seathwaite Farm, 100 Hollows Farm.  Swaledale – 98, 80 Swinside End, 78 Cathow, 78 Ghyll Farm.   Herdwick – 98, 86 Low Hall Farm, 86 Brimmer Head, 80 West Head Farm, 80 Thornholme, 71 Seathwaite Farm. Badgerface – 82 Brimmer Head.  

Cull Rams (per head - £):-  Texel – 180 Langfauld, 170 The Buildings. Suffolk – 156 High Farm. Dutch Texel – 152 Langfauld. Swaledale – 90 Thornholme.