Primestock 18th May 2022

18th May 2022

On Wednesday 18th May 2022 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 35 cattle comprising 33 cull cattle and 2 clean cattle, 964 prime sheep including 173 lambs, 485 hoggs and 306 cast ewes and rams.

Prime cattle sold to 239p for a Limousin Steer from H Thompson, Springfield Farm, Bigrigg. Top gross £1569.50 for a British Blue also from H Thompson, Springfield.  

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 239 Springfield Farm.  British Blue – 215 Springfield Farm.

Prime Steer (Top price per head - £):-  British Blue – 1569.50 Springfield Farm.  Limousin – 1467.46.  

Cast cows and bulls continue to leave our farmers purring with delight. Competition week in week out surpasses all our competitors. Top of 234p for a Limousin cow from S Hardisty & Son, How Hall, Ennerdale. Top gross was £1603.80 for a British Blue from JA Bowe, Hunday Farm, Workington. Black and whites sold to 196p for a Holstein Friesian from D&J Errington, Annfield, Cockermouth. Top gross was £1447.60 for a Holstein Friesian from R&M Allison, Barnyard, Greysouthen.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 234, 226, 206 How Hall, 215 Baggra Yeat, 201, 180 Lynedraw Farm.  British Blue – 198 Hunday Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 196, 165 Annfield, 190 Fleming Hall, 188, 184 Barnyard, 178 Woodside Farm, 175 Row Hall, 174 Woodend, 158, 157 Threapland Lees.  British Friesian – 189 Row Hall, 179, 149 Outgang Farm.  Brown Swiss – 188, 180 Frizington Parks.  Ayrshire – 179 Outgang Farm.  Aberdeen Angus – 166 Croft Farm.  Montbeliarde – 148 Outgang Farm, 143 Green Acres.  Jersey – 136 Threapland Lees.  

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  British Blue – 1603.80 Hunday Farm.  Limousin – 1563.12, 1514.20, 1334.88 How Hall, 1520.05 Baggra Yeat, 1366.80, 1020.60 Lynedraw Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 1447.60, 1243.84 Barnyard, 1415.50 Fleming Hall, 1245.84 Woodend, 1237.10 Woodside Farm, 1070.16, 981.75 Annfield, 1050 Row Hall, 979.60 Threapland Lees.    Brown Swiss – 1357.36, 1285.20 Frizington Parks.  Ayrshire – 1346.08 Outgang Farm.  British Friesian – 1285.22 Outgang Farm, 1237.95 Row Hall.  Aberdeen Angus – 1035.84 Croft Farm.  Montbeliarde – 766.48 Green Acres, 760.72 OUtgang Farm.  Jersey – 655.52 Threapland Lees.    

  OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Beef Shorthorn – 168 Mossergate Farm.  

OTM Bull (Top price per head -  Beef Shorthorn – 1182.72 Mossergate Farm.

Prime Sheep

Prime lambs are now becoming wanted by all buyers present at our centre.  Butcher type lambs well fleshed certainly rang the bell with our leading price per kilo being 410.7ppk from L Skelton & Son, Low House, Dearham. L Skelton & Son also sold the days top price of £230 for a Texel lamb. This great consignment averaged a wonderful £195 per head.

Local breeder JJ & CE Palmer, Greensyke had a wonderful consignment that averaged £149.74

Many more needed at this trade and buyers now making strong enquiries for future weeks.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Texel – 410.70, 408.20, 396.20, 391.30, 377.80 Low House Farm, 383.70, 364.30, 358.10, 354.80 Greensyke, 364.60, 331.30 Moor Platt Farm, 334.90 Green Marsh, 330.70 Loughhead Farm, 330 Woodside Cottage.  Beltex – 352.30 Loughhead Farm.  Suffolk – 337.20, 336.70, 314.90 Greensyke, 316.70 Bridge End Farm, 309.10, 304.50 Croft House.  Charolais – 333.30, 306.80 Corney Hall.  

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):-  Texel – 230, 210, 200, 180, 170 Low House Farm, 175, 159 Moor Platt Farm, 165 Greensyke, 158 Blue Dial, 157 The Stackyard.  Suffolk – 165, 148, 145 Greensyke Farm, 136, 134 Croft House.  Beltex – 155 Loughhead Farm.  Charolais – 150, 135 Corney Hall.  

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Texel – 295.80, 260.30 Blue Dial, 266.70 Cherrytree House, 264 Stone Croft, 256.40 Sands Close, 252.50 Pica Cottages, 250 Kidburngill, 249.10 Plumbland Farm, 243.20 Crakeplace Hall. Herdwick – 287.80 Church Stile, 283.80 East House, 271.10 Croft Farm, 262.20 Hollin Head, 260.30, 256.90 Stone Croft, 254.10 Croft Farm, 250 Knott Houses.  Texel X Herdwick – 263.90 Stone Croft, 254.30 Miller Place Farm, 250 Beck Farm, 230.80 Kidburngill.  Beltex – 239.20 Croft End.  Mule – 236.50 Peter House Farm, 236.10 Stone Croft, 219.50 Kidburngill. Swaledale – 223.70 Smaithwaite.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head - £):-  Texel – 164, 142, 130 Blue Dial, 139, 125.50, 125 Crakeplace Hall, 138 Peter House Farm, 132, 130 Plumbland Farm, 124 Croft End.  Suffolk – 125 Hill House, 120, 105 Streetgate.  Mule – 123 Peter House Farm, 101.50 Plumbland Farm, 90 Kidburngill, 85 Stone Croft.  Beltex – 122 Croft End, 120 Well Head.  Herdwick – 122 Croft Farm, 118 Hollin Head, 118 Church Stile Farm, 114 Stone Croft, 113.50, 100 East House, 112 Knott Houses, 101 Wilkinsyke Farm, 100 Miller Place Farm.  Dutch Spotted – 122, 112 Croft End.  Cheviot – 120, 115 Stonecroft.  Texel X Herdwick – 113 Armaside Farm, 113, 105, 100 Beck Farm, 105 Crakeplace Hall, 102 Miller Place Farm.  Scotch Blackface – 108 Ellenbank.  Ryeland – 100 Kirkhouse.

Cast ewes again a fantastic trade with super returns being achieved. Top of £188 twice; firstly for Suffolks and then for Texels both times from DA Harrison, Hill House, Westnewton, Wigton. Fell ewes topped at £108 for Blackfaces from TA Byers, Ellenbank, Boltongate and £106 for Swaledales from A Fearon, Kirkland House, Kirkland.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 188 Hill House, 178, 160 Corney Hall, 170, 160, 156 The Stackyard, 165, 158 Woodend, 156 Kirkland House, 152, 150 Cherrytree House. Suffolk – 188, 150 Hill House, 170 Corney Hall. Mule – 131 Wilson Park, 129 Sherriff, 126 Parsonage Farm, 125 Woodend, 123 Outgang Farm, 120 Hill House, 120 Peter House, 119 Mosser Mains. Bluefaced Leicester – 129 Bennet Head Farm. Cheviot – 125, 110 Stonecroft, 116 Bridge End. Charolais – 116 Ullock Mains.  Lleyn – 110, 108 Streetgate.  Scotch Blackface – 108 Ellenbank.  Swaledale – 106, 99, 86 Kirkland House, 98 Wilson Park Farm, 94 Tortolocate, 94 Hinning House. Herdwick – 99 Armaside Farm, 94 East House, 86 Hollin Head, 82 Orthwaite Hall.  Jacob – 94 Bridge End Farm.      

Cull Rams (per head - £):-  Beltex – 140 Well Head.