Primestock 20th April 2022

20th April 2022

On Wednesday 20th April 2022 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 36 cattle comprising 28 cull cattle and 8 prime bulls, 1457 prime sheep including 1175 hoggs and 282 cast ewes and rams.

Prime cattle sold to 249p or £1502.88 from J Pattinson & Son, Uldale Hall, Uldale.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 249, 248, 239 Uldale Hall, 233 South View.   British Blue – 237 South View, 236, 232 Lowca Cottage Farm.  Simmental – 231 South View.

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1502.88, 1429.26, 1402.93 Uldale Hall, 1281.50 South View. British Blue – 1430.16, 1280.64 Lowca Cottage, 1222.92 South View.  Simmental – 1219.68 South View.

Cast cows another roaring trade being very dear. Top of 220p or £1562 for a Limousin cow from RA Rawling, Overcroft, Greysouthen. A Holstein Friesian Heifer sold to 199p or £1377.08 from WW&D Boow, Corney Hall, Bootle. Older cows to 195p for a 7 year old British Friesian from Wellington Farm, Aspatria.  

Top gross for black and whites £1451.12 for a Holstein Friesian again from D&J Errington, Annfield, Cockermouth whose run of 7 black and white cows aging 4-12 years averaged a whopping £1270.70 or 178.29ppk.

 Cast bulls sold to 192p or £1910.40 for an Aberdeen Angus Bull from GA&D Whitfield, Pelutho Grange, Silloth.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 220 Overcroft. Holstein Friesian – 199 Corney Hall, 191 Green Acres, 187, 185(2), 179 Annfield, 184 Hunday Farm, 181, 179, 176 Burton House. British Friesian – 195, 189 Wellington Farm, 175 Causeway Foot. British Blue – 190 Overcroft, 173 Hinning House. Holstein – 182 Burton House, 136 Lowca Cottage. Hereford – 180 Annfield.  

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1562 Overcroft. Holstein Friesian – 1451.12, 1430.05, 1319.23, 1206.20, 1177.93 Annfield, 1377.08 Corney Hall, 1337.13, 1100.48 Burton House, 1323.63 Green Acres, 1306.40 Hunday Farm. British Blue – 1411.70 Overcroft, 1159.10 Hinning House. British Friesian – 1351.35, 1134 Wellington Farm, 1053.50 Causeway Foot. Hereford – 1350 Annfield. Holstein – 1119.30 Burton House.   

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Aberdeen Angus – 192 Pelutho Grange. Charolais – 172 Peter House Farm.

  OTM Bull (Top price per head -  Aberdeen Angus – 1910.40 Pelutho Grange.  Charolais – 1747.52 Peter House Farm.

Prime Sheep

Hoggs maintained recent high rates being in keen demand with new buyers in attendance and new vendors taking advantage of our strong returns. Top of £188 for a pair of Beltex hoggs from first time vendor S&D Peile, Parkgate Hall, Wigton purchased by Tony Harrison, Butcher, Main Street, Cockermouth. S&D Peile averaged an impressive £184.60. Others to £184 for a Texel hogg from G Gate, Hollins Farm, Eaglesfield again purchased by regular supporter Tony Harrison, Main Street, Cockermouth.

Top pence per kilo was 356.9ppk for Beltex hoggs from S&D Peile, Parkgate Hall, Wigton. Texels to 343.8ppk from AE&VJ Errington, Beckhouse, Embleton.

Fell hoggs accounted for more than 61% of the sale selling to a top of £121.50 for Herdwicks from T&MD Beaty, Langhorn, Egremont. Others to £120.50 from P Bland & J Barnes, Knott Houses, Grasmere. Top pence per kilo was 282.9ppk for Blackface hoggs from BJ Harrison, Beck Farm, Wigton. Herdwicks to 277.8p (36kg £100) from Anthony Hartley Ltd, Turner Hall, Seathwaite, Broughton-in-Furness. Swaledales to 262.2p (45kg £118) from JA Ritson, Baggra Yeat, Uldale.  

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex- 356.9, 351.9, 329.8 Parkgate Hall, 305.9 Hollin Head, 304.5 Green Marsh, 300 Solway House. Texel- 343.8, 317.4 Beckhouse, 341.5, 339.6, 334.5, 311.1 Hollins, 309.5 Dundraw. TexXHerd- 286.1, 283.3 Hollin Head, 274.4 Stonecroft. Blackface- 282.9 Beck Farm, 272.5 Greengill, 270.3 Hollin Head. Herdwick- 277.8, 264.1 Turner Hall, 275.7, 267.6 Hollin Head, 272.2 Lamplugh Hall, 272.2 Whinnerah, 271.3 East House, 271.1 Howes Farm, 270.8 Thornholme, 270, 269.5 Langhorn, 269.7 Wha House, 268.9, 268.2 Far End, 267.8, 265.1, 263.1(2) Knott Houses, 266.7 Stonecroft, 262.8 Baggra Yeat. Charollais- 277.3 Far End. Swaledale- 262.2 Baggra Yeat, 252.7 Thornholme, 251.3 Thornholme, 250(2) Far End. Mule- 248.8 Town End, 248.8 Stonecroft, 245 Wha House.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head - £):- Beltex- 188, 183, 182 Parkgate Hall. Texel- 184, 181, 180, 178 , 142, 140(2) Hollins, 170, 140(3) Dundraw, 165, 146 Beckhouse, 158, 142 Solway House, 150 High Flatts, 147.50 Beck Farm, 144 Wardhall Guards, 142 Beechcroft, 140 Corney Hall. Charollais- 160, 155(2), 151, 140 Oulton Hall. Suffolk- 131.50, 131(2), 125.50, 123.50 Solway House, 121 Stone Croft. TexXHerd- 125 Howes Farm, 118 Beck Farm, 115 East House. Mule- 124.50 Hayborough, 123 Beechcroft. Herdwick- 121.50, 110.50 Langhorn, 120.50, 117, 114, 110.50(2), 107.50 Knott Houses, 116.50, 103 Howes Farm, 113.50 High Snab, 113 Baggra Yeat, 108.50, 106 East House, 106.50 Churchstile, 104 Stonecroft, 103 Thornholme, 103 Turner Hall, 102.50 Wha House. Swaledale- 118 Baggra Yeat, 107.50 Far End, 105(2) Stockhow Hall, 100 High Snab. Hampshire- 115 Row Brow Park. Blackface- 109 Greengill.

Cast ewes again another flyer being the dearest yet witnessed. Top of £250 for a Texel ewe from WW&D Boow, Corney Hall, Bootle. Fell ewes sold to £109 twice for Swaledales from GL Hutton, Setmabanning, Threlkeld and again for J Pattinson & Son, Uldale Hall, Uldale. Cast Rams sold top £195 for a Texel from Dundraw Farms, Wigton.

Many more could have been well sold and are wanted for next weeks sale.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 250 Corney Hall, 185, 160, 152 High Boonwood, 175 Rose Farm, 172 Home Farm, 168 Beckhouse Farm, 162 Croftlands, 156 Whinnerah, 156 Row Brow Park, 150 High Farm, 148 West Moor End. Suffolk – 160 Home Farm, 130 Green Marsh. Mule – 136, 134 Outgang Farm, 133 Row Brow Park, 132 West Moor End, 132 Rose Farm, 132 Far End Farm, 129 Dyke Croft, 127 Muncaster Home, 127 Cragg Farm, 127 Aldenstone, 127 Green Marsh. Bleu du Maine – 134, 122 Wardhall Guards.  Hampshire – 115 Row Brow Park. Cheviot – 112 Setmabanning. Swaledale – 109, 98 Setmabanning, 109 Uldale Hall, 98 Stockhow Hall, 96 High Snab, 91 Town End. Texel X Herdwick – 109 Outgang Farm.  Herdwick – 100 Howside, 94 Park Road, 91 Stone Ends.   

Cull Rams (per head - £):-  Texel – 195 Dundraw Farm, 170, 130 Cragg Farm, 150 Far End Farm. Beltex – 150 West Moor End. Blueface Leicester – 140 Far End Farm. Swaledale – 110 High Snab Farm.