Primestock 1st June 2022

1st June 2022

On Wednesday 1st June 2022 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 24 cull cattle, 784 prime sheep including 181 lambs, 306 hoggs and 297 cast ewes and rams.

Cow trade shows no signs of easing. Tremendous returns being achieved week on week. A super show topped at 239p or £1955.02 for a Limousin from Messrs Miller, Allerby Hall, Aspatria who also sold others to 236p. British Blue cows topped at 238p or £1704.08 from I Powley, Green Marsh, Carlisle.

Black and Whites sold to 195p or £1335.75 for an OTM Heifer from Messrs Greening Ltd, Waverbank, Wigton. Friesian cows to 183p or £1226.10 from J&AG Nicholson, Causeway foot, Keswick.

Stock bulls sold to £1887.84 from B Mansergh, Sneckyeat, Mosser.

Limousin Cows averaged a whopping 223.23ppk.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 239, 236 Allerby Hall, 233, 230, 206 Green Marsh. British Blue – 238 Green Marsh. Beef Shorthorn- 199 Sneckyeat. British Friesian -183 Causeway Foot. Simmental – 178 Outgang Farm. Holstein Friesian – 195 Waverbank, 176 Waverbank, 160 Waites Farm, 150 Watson Hill. Aberdeen Angus – 170 Thornholme. Montbeliarde – 166 Outgang Farm. Ayrshire – 156 Outgang Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):- Limousin – 1955.02, 1581.20 Allerby Hall, 1607.70, 1376.08, 1350.10, 940.62 Green Marsh. British Blue – 1704.08 Green Marsh. Holstein Friesian – 1335.75, 1302.40 Waverbank, 992 Waites Farm, 900, 727.74, 693.68, 676.02 Watson Hill, 713.90 High Barn. British Friesian – 1226.10 Causeway Foot. Beef Shorthorn- 1160.17 Sneckyeat. Montbeliarde – 1024.22 Outgang Farm. Simmental – 1009.26 Outgang Farm. Ayrshire – 968.76 Outgang Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 960.50 Thornholme.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Aberdeen Angus – 184 Sneckyeat Farm. Beef Shorthorn – 166 Row Head.

OTM Bull (Top price per head - £):- Aberdeen Angus – 1887.84 Sneckyeat Farm. Beef Shorthorn – 1872.48 Row Head.

Prime Sheep

A small show of lambs however demand and trade stronger topping at £167.50 for a Texel from GS&B Barwise, Bell House, Whitehaven purchased by Morgan Helliwell. Top pence per kilo was 351.2p for Texel lambs from Messrs Hodgson & Son, Croft End, Beckermet purchased by West Scottish Lamb.

Next week is the Show and Sale of Single Prime Lambs with classes for Texel, Beltex, Suffolk and Any Other Breed.    

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel- 351.2, 341.5 Croft End, 350 Oughterside Mill. Charollais- 334.6 Fairladies.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):-   Texel – 167.50 Bell House, 149.50, 141.50 Fairladies, 147.50 Croft End, 145.50 Corney Hall, 144.50 Croft House, 144.50 Frizington Parks, 143.50 Oughterside Mill, 141.50 Aldoth, 141.50 Outgang. Suffolk – 138.50(2) Frizington Parks, 138.50 Arkleby House, 131.50 Rook Farm, 130 Croft House.   Charollais- 133.50 Bell House, 130.50 Fairladies.  

A very seasonal entry of hoggs whereby meat and weight in keen demand however a large number of lean sheep forward difficult to place. Top of £143.50 for a Cheviot hogg from GD Strawson, Muncaster Head, Eskdale.  

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel- 267.1 Causeyview, 258.3 Solway House. Herdwick- 259.1 Stonecroft. TexelXHerdwick- 251.3 Causeyview. Mule- 233.8 Stonecroft.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head - £):- Cheviot- 143.50 Muncaster Head, 139.50 Stonecroft, 122.50 Row Head. Texel-  130(2) Ratlingate, 120 Solway House. Herdwick- 128.50(2) Thorneythwaite, 100.50 Row Head. Kerry Hill- 95 Pica Cottages. Swaledale- 90 Muncaster Head.

Cast ewes sold to the dearest trade so far witnessed with all classes far in excess of expectations. Top of £228 for a pair of Texel ewes from WW&D Boow, Corney Hall, Bootle, Millom. Mule ewes topped at £156 from JP Lister, Oughterside Mill, Wigton. Fell ewes set a centre-record topping at £125 on two occasions for Herdwick ewes. Firstly for a super pair from WS Jackson, Croft House, Aspatria and then again for a pen of 7 from Messrs Harrington, Grange Grassings, Aspatria. Cast rams sold to £180 for a Beltex from JE&A Wilson, Far End, Bootle.   

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 228, 190, 176, 166, 165(2), 155, 152, 150 Corney Hall, 195, 135(2) Low Wreah, 188 Fieldside, 180(2), 142 Home Farm, 175, 172, 168, 144, 136 Green Close, 150, 146(2), 138(2) Seafield House, 144 Meade Cottage, 144 Ewanrigg, 144, 130 Far End Farm, 142, 138 Outgang Farm, 130 Wilkinsyke, 130 Grange Grassings. Suffolk – 160 Howe Cottage, 150 Croft House, 146 Hollin Head. Mule – 156, 146, 140 Oughterside Mill. Beltex – 150 Croft House. Lleyn- 144, 140, 130 Corney Hall. Zwartble – 140 Low Wreah. Cheviot – 132 Thornholme, 128 Chapel Farm, 122 Hollin Head, 116 Seathwaite Farm. Herdwick – 125 Grange Grassings, 125 Croft House, 124 Foxhouse Farm, 121 Dearham Row, 109 Seathwaite Farm, 109 Causeyview, 108, 100 Green Close, 108 Newlands Park, 107 Chapel Farm, 105 Far End Farm, 104 Meade Cottage, 100 Hollin Head, 96, 94 Croft House. Swaledale – 90 Kirkland House.

Cull Rams (per head - £):- Beltex – 180 Far End Farm. Texel – 170 Foxhouse Farm, 150, 130 Far Reach. Suffolk – 144 Aldoth Farm.