Primestock 27th April 2022

27th April 2022

On Wednesday 27th April 2022 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 43 cattle comprising 37 cull cattle and 6 clean cattle, 1,781 prime sheep including 1247 hoggs and 534 cast ewes and rams.

 

Prime cattle sold to 234p for a British BlueXFriesian heifer from G&I Carruthers & Son, Lowca Cottage, Whitehaven. Holstein Friesian Heifers to £1407.28 from H Thompson, Springfield Farm, Bigrigg.

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue- 234 Lowca Cottage. Limousin- 223 Hollins Farm. Holstein Friesian- 196(2), 194 Springfield Farm.

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  Holstein Friesian- 1407.28, 1377.88, 1377.40, 1108.40 Springfield Farm. British Blue- 1361.88 Lowca Cottage. Limousin- 1331.31 Hollins Farm.

 

Cow trade again in sensational form. Top of 240p or £1539.25 for a Limousin from AJ Wood, Woodhall Brow, Dean who also sold others to 235p (£1468.80). Other Limousins to £1483.92 from I&R Millard, Old Hyton, Bootle. Simmental cows to 200p from M&GC Graham, Lanefoot, Lorton or £1491.50 from GD Strawson, Muncaster Head, Eskdale.

 

Black and whites sold to 194p for a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Greening Ltd, Waverbank. Friesian cows to 192p from J Pattinson & Son, Uldale Hall, Uldale.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin- 240, 235 Woodhall Brow, 216 Old Hyton, 209 Swinside End, 197 Stoney Howe, 197 Brookfield, 186, 182 Seathwaite. Simmental- 200, 180 Lanefoot, 190 Muncaster Head. Holstein Friesian- 194 Waverbank, 184, 166 Lamplugh Hall, 176 Barnyard, 176, 161, 159 Dundraw, 159 Watson Hill. British Friesian- 192, 183 Uldale Hall. Hereford- 189 Parkend. Stabiliser- 180 Stoney Howe. Beef Shorthorn- 173 Woodhall Brow.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin- 1539.25, 1468.80 Woodhall Brow, 1483.92 Old Hyton, 1424.31 Stoney Howe, 1379.40 Swinside End, 1369.15 Brookfield, 1209 Seathwaite. Simmental- 1491.50 Muncaster Head, 1335.60, 1116 Lanefoot. Holstein Friesian- 1332.78 Waverbank, 1309.44 Barnyard, 1293.60, 1155.98, 1023.96 Dundraw, 1281.52, 1264.08 Lamplugh Hall, 1186.14 Watson Hill. British Friesian- 1317.12, 1226.10 Uldale Hall. Hereford- 1166.13 Parkend. Stabiliser- 1098 Stoney Howe. Beef Shorthorn- 1062.22 Woodhall Brow.

 

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin- 210 Seathwaite.

 

OTM Bull (Top price per head - £): Limousin- 1652.70 Seathwaite.

 

Prime Sheep

 

The first Spring Lambs of the year forward to a strong trade now being in strong demand. Top of £168 for a Suffolk lamb from AJ Wood, Woodhall Brow, Dean purchased by W Lindsay & Son, Butcher, Station Street, Cockermouth. Others to £159 or 331.1ppk from DJ Lister, Woodend, Irton purchased by Wilson Willis, Butcher, High Street, Cleator Moor. Dorset lambs to £120 from A&S Hadwin, The Steading, Waberthwaite.

 

Spring Lambs (Top price per head - £):- Suffolk- 168 Woodhall Brow, 159, 149(2), 134, 133, 131 Woodend. Dorset- 120 The Steading.

 

Spring Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Suffolk- 331.1, 324.4, 323.9, 319.5 Woodend. Dorset- 285.7 The Steading.

 

Hogg trade continuing in good order topping at £193 and £189; both times for for Beltex hoggs from A&D Smith, Kelmore Hills, Distington purchased by Tony Harrison, Butcher, Main Street, Cockermouth.

 

Fell hoggs came forward in droves topping at £125.50 for Blackface hoggs from TA Byers, Ellenbank, Boltongate. Herdwick hoggs accounted for over half of the sale topping at £120.50 from A&LK Harrison, Taw House, Eskdale. Others to £117 from AG&KF Nicholson, Swinside End, Lorton. Top per kilo for Herdwicks was 278.2p for from T&MD Beaty, Langhorn, Egremont.

 

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head - £):- Beltex- 193, 189 Kelmore Hills, 180(2), 178, 170, 165, 160 Parkgate Hall, 173, 167, 151 Aspatria Hall, 143 Seafield House. Texel- 181, 177, 154, 151 Seafield House, 177, 171 Hollins, 170(2), 160, 158 Aspatria Hall, 169, 167, 163, 140 Hollins, 147 Kelmore Hills. TexXHerd- 146 Seafield House, 124.50 Crakeplace Hall, 113 Crummock Bank. Blue Texel- 145, 138 Crummock Bank, 136 Kelmore Hills. Blackface- 125.50, 117.50 Ellenbank, 109.50 Greengill. Suffolk-125 Flimby Hall, 120(2) High Farm. Mule- 125, 124 Shatton Lodge. Charollais- 123 Crakeplace Hall. Herdwick- 120.50 Taw House, 117, 114 Swinside End, 116.50 Bowderdale, 112(2), 109.50, 105 Knott Houses, 109.50 East House, 108.50 Langhorn, 108.50 Boon Cragg, 108 Baysbrown, 108, 105.50 Brimmer Head, 105 Stone Croft, 104 Bennet Head. Kerry Hill- 120 Stonecroft. Swaledale- 101.50 Bennet Head, 100 Whinnerah, 100 Smaithwaite.  

 

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo - pence):- Beltex- 338.6, 315 Kelmore Hills, 327.2(2), 320 Parkgate Hall, 325 Seafield House. Texel- 335.3, 318.2, 310.5 Hollins, 334, 323, 314.3 Seafield House, 312.8 Green Marsh. Suffolk- 307.7 High Farm. TexXHerd- 286.8 Stonecroft, 270.7 Crakeplace Hall, 270.4 Seafield House. Blackface- 280.8 Greengill. Herdwick- 278.2, 268.1 Langhorn, 274.3 Whinnerah, 273.8, 270.3 East House, 270.5, 263.4 Brimmer Head, 269.2 Stonecroft, 269.1(2) Hollin Head, 267.1 Smaithwaite, 267.1, 265.8 Knott Houses, 266.7, 264.9 Bennet Head, 265.7, 263.9 Baysbrown. Mule- 261 Stonecroft, 256.1 Shatton Lodge. Swaledale- 250 Smaithwaite.

 

Cast ewes another rip roaring trade with unprecedented prices being achieved. More forward but no stars forward today and a lesser quality entry. Top of £182 for Texels from A Ashburner, Summerhill, Whitehaven. Fell ewes sold to £119 for Swaledales from P&PI Walker, Beechcroft, Mockerkin with others to £118 from Declan Harrison, Beck Farm, Wigton. Herdwick ewes to £112 from J Bland, Yew Tree, Borrowdale. Cast Rams sold to £182 for a Blue Texel from Mrs G Young, Crummokc Bank, Wigton.  

 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel- 182 Summerhill, 164, 162 Greenlands, 160 Newhouse, 160 High Low Hall, 160, 158 Solway House, 159 Grange Farm, 156 Greenmarsh. Suffolk- 178 Woodhall Brow, 168 Grange Farm, 148 Far End, 140 Solway House, 138 West Ghyll End, 136 Woodend, 132 Old Hyton. Blue Texel- 165 Solway House, 146 Woodhall Brow. Bluefaced Leicester- 165 Bell Mount. Beltex- 160 Woodhall Brow, 158 Old Hyton, 154, 140 Flimby Hall, 150 Solway House, 140 Green Marsh. Blue D’Maine- 154 Solway House. Cheviot- 140, 120 Arlecdon Road, 138 Boon Beck, 117 Thornholme, 116 Stonecroft. Lleyn- 139, 122 Lamplugh Hall. Mule- 133 Far End, 132, 127 West Ghyll End, 131 Kelmore Hills, 130, 126 Outgang, 130 Solway House, 128 Summerhill, 128 Old Hyton. Swaledale- 119 Beechcroft, 118 Beck Farm, 113 Boon Beck, 111 Far End, 110, 106 High Side, 108 Shatton Lodge, 108 Bell Mount, 108 Orthwaite Hall, 103 Yew Tree. Texel x Herdwick- 114 Stybeck, 108 Thornholme, 100 Orthwaite Hall, 99 Stone Croft. Herdwick- 112, 98, 88 Yew Tree, 98 Beechcroft, 90 Millbeck Hall, 89 Stool End, 88 Outgang.

 

Cull Rams (per head - £):-  Blue Texel- 182, 154 Crummock Bank. Texel- 175 Newhouse, 175, 150 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 170 Grange Farm, 150 Greenlands, 130 Barfield. Blue D’Maine- 140 Byresteads. Beltex- 138 Flimby Hall. Bluefaced Leicester- 132 Shatton Lodge. Charollais- 130 Flimby Hall. Swaledale- 126 Muncaster Head. Herdwick- 106 Town Head, 105 Knott Houses.