Primestock

1st May 2019

On Wednesday 1st May 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 58 cattle comprising 45 cull cattle and 13 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1397 prime sheep including 30 spring lambs, 956 hoggs and 411 cast ewes and rams.

Top price per kilo was a Limousin bull from WE Callion & Sons, Lodge Farm selling at 200.5 pence per kilo (ppk) to TL Fell. A Simmental bull from TA Byers, Ellenbank made top price per head £1383.75 also selling to TL Fell. 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 200.50 Lodge Farm, 197.50 High Moss. Simmental – 184.50, 177.50 Ellenbank. British Blue – 185.50 Lowca Cottage Farm, 179.50 Lodge Farm, 177.50 Threapland Lees. British Friesian – 179.50 Uldale Hall. Aberdeen Angus – 169.50 Threapland Lees. Holstein Friesian – 150.50, 149.50 Threapland Lees, 130 Lodge Farm. Holstein – 140.50 Lowca Cottage Farm. 

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Simmental – 1383.75, 1363.20 Ellenbank. Limousin – 1263.15 Lodge Farm, 1188.95 High Moss. British Blue – 1224.30 Lowca Cottage, 1220.60 Lodge Farm, 1150.20 Threapland Lees. Aberdeen Angus – 1157.69 Threapland Lees. British Friesian – 1127.26 Uldale Hall. Holstein Friesian – 951.16, 867.10 Threapland Lees, 750.10 Lodge Farm. Holstein – 807.88 Lowca Cottage. 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 153.50, 146.50 Allerby Hall, 141.50, 138.50 Crakeplace Hall, 137.50 Knott Houses, 134.50 High Bewaldeth, 129.50 Gatra Farm, 115.50 Hall Waberthwaite, 111.50 Home Farm. British Blue – 137.50 High Bewaldeth, 133.50 High Moss, 132.50 Broom Farm. Holstein Friesian – 131.50 Waites Farm, 128.50, 121.50, 117.50 Croft House Farm, 127.50 Threapland Lees, 118.50, 116.5098.50, 96.50, 92.50 Lamplugh Hall, 110.50 Pelutho Grange. Blonde d’Aquitaine – 130.50, 127.50 Low Godderthwaite. Ayrshire – 113.50 Pelutho Grange. British Friesian – 112.50 Uldale Farm, 110.50 Aldoth Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 108.50 Hall Waberthwaite. Holstein – 95.50 Outgang Farm. Dairy Shorthorn – 83.50 Pelutho Grange. Jersey – 82.50 Threapland Lees. Galloway – 80 Home Farm. 

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 1243.13 Threapland Lees, 1071.63, 976.60, 954.10 Croft House Farm, 999.40 Waites Farm, 862.10, 822.39 Lamplugh Hall, 742.56 Pelutho Grange.  Limousin – 1169.67, 937.60 Allerby Hall, 1031.25 Knott Houses, 981.85 High Bewaldeth, 895.70, 831 Crakeplace Hall, 727.65 Hall Waverthwaite. British Blue – 1038.13 High Bewaldeth, 934.50 High Moss, 922.20 Broom Farm. Blonde d’Aquitaine – 809.10, 775.20 Low Godderthwaite. Ayrshire – 783.15 Pelutho Grange. Aberdeen Angus – 720.44 Hall Waberthwaite,

British Friesian – 693 Uldale Hall, 556.92 Aldoth Farm. Holstein – 609.29 Outgang Farm. Jersey – 506.55 Threapland Lees.

Cast Bulls (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 130.50 Crakeplace Hall. Holstein Friesian – 117.50 Waites Farm. 

Cast Bulls (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1324.58 Crakeplace Hall.

 

Prime Sheep

With a growing demand for spring lamb DJ Lister, Woodend topped the price per kilo and per head with a Texel lamb at £118 (281ppk) selling to W Lindsay & Sons Butchers, Cockermouth. In the hogg section G Gate, Hollins achieved £125 with a Texel bought by Cockermouth butcher, Tony Harrison. Top price per kilo for hoggs was 243.2pence for Texel hoggs from Messrs Powley, Greenmarsh to Jimmy Blenkhorn.

The SQQ this week was lambs 240.7ppk and hoggs 198.7ppk.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 281, 258.10, 250, 242.50 Woodend, 244.20, 239.60, 234 Seafield House, 241.30 Corney Hall, 239.10 Moor Platt Farm.   Suffolk – 250, 239.50, 239.10 Woodend, 224.40, 215.90 Seafield House. Charollais – 218.80 Corney Hall. Dorset – 183.70 Low Tarns.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 118, 111 Woodend, 117, 115 Seafield House, 111 Corney Hall, 110 (x2) Moor Platt Farm, 108, 105 (x2) Seafield House. Suffolk – 110, 103, 100 Woodend, 95, 92 Seafield House. Charollais – 105 Corney Hall. Dorset – 90 Low Tarns.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 243.20, 234.60, 226.20, 225 Green Marsh, 242.90 Far Bank Farm, 238, 232 East Mill Farm, 236.70 Cherrytree House, 234.30 Hole Beck, 225 Manesty View. Texel X Herdwick –230.60 Howside, 207.30 Mill House, 206.10 Outgang Farm, 187.50, 185.70 Manesty View, 187.50 Low Place Farm, 182.40 Bridge End Farm, 180 Baysbrown Farm. Herdwick – 212.90, 212.50, 203.20 Howside, 207.60 Baysbrown Farm, 206.50 Stybeck Farm, 206.50 Millbeck Hall, 201.60 Foxhouse Farm, 201.50 West Head Farm, 200(x2) Seatoller Farm. Suffolk – 210 Grange Farm, 180 Green Marsh, 146.40 Bowscale. Mule – 206.10 Hole Beck, 175.70 Askhill, 150.90, 140.30 Far End Farm. Swaledale – 198.60, 183.30 Seatoller Farm, 184.80 Wilkinsyke Farm, 181, 173.70 Far End Farm. Charollais – 185.10 Far End Farm, 174 Byresteads. Jacob – 178.60 Bowscale. Cheviot – 174.40 Mireside. Scotch Blackface – 170.50 Far Bank Farm, 159.20, 146.30 Ellenbank. Bleu du Maine – 160.40 Grange Farm. 

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 125, 119(x2), 110, 108, 101(x2) Hollins Farm, 107 Green Marsh, 106.50 Cherrytree House, 99 Far End Farm. Suffolk – 99, 82 Green Marsh, 84 Grange Farm. Mule – 87, 80 Far End Farm, 82 Lynedraw Farm, 68 Hole Beck. Charollais – 87 Far End Farm, 73 Byresteads. Bleu Du Maine – 85 Grange Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 85 Mill House, 83 Howside, 72 Baysbrown Farm, 68.50 Dale End, 68 Outgang Farm, 67.50(x2) Bridge End Farm, 67 Bowsclae. Cheviot – 82 Gatra Farm. Scotch Blackface – 79, 78 Ellenbank, 75 Far Bank Farm. Herdwick – 77 Crosshow Farm, 74.50, 68 Howside, 74, 65 Far End Farm, 70 Dale End, 69 Seatoller Farm, 68.50 West Head Farm, 68.50, 65 Baysbrown Farm. Swaledale – 76 Far End Farm, 75, 69.50, 65 Seatoller Farm, 66 Far End Farm, 65 Askhill. Jacob – 75 Bowscale. 

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Beltex – 140, 118, 115, 110 Stephney Farm, 59 Swinside End Farm. Texel – 104 Corney Hall, 104 Grange Farm, 102 Elva Plain, 102 Chapel Howe, 101 Green Farm, 100, 99 Rose Farm, 97 Hensingham Road, 96 Risehow Farm, 95 Whins Farm. Suffolk – 100, 78 Corney Hall, 100 Crosshow Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 94 Swinside End Farm, 81 Burblethwaite. Bleu du Maine – 91 Stephney Farm. Cheviot – 90, 65 Chapel Farm, 59 Mireside. Mule – 84 East View, 82 Rose Farm, 80.50 Grange Farm, 80 Outgang Farm, 80 Swinside End Farm, 80, 79 Hensingham Road, 79 Whins Farm, 78 Willows Farm, 78 Town Head. Zwartble – 84 Hensingham Road, 62 Grange Farm. Dorset – 80 Low Tarns. Texel X Herdwick – 79, 67 Plumbland Farm. Swaledale – 70 Whinnerah, 69 Burblethwaite, 69 Knott Houses, 69 Whinnerah, 68 Woodend, 68 Wythop Hall, 67 Swinside End Farm. Herdwick – 70 How Hall, 70 Knott Houses, 70 Seaview, 68.50, 68 Nook Farm, 68 Dale End, 67 Low Whitebanks, 66.50 Baysbrown Farm. Jacob – 60 Swinside End Farm. 

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 129, 120 Shatton Lodge Farm, 103 Willows Farm, 91 Sandham Farm, 83 Brow Foot, 67 Whitekeld Farm. Berrichon – 116 Shatton Lodge Farm. Swaledale – 84 How Hall, 41 Wilkinsyke Farm. Herdwick – 68 How Hall, 64 Low Whitebanks, 44 West Head Farm, 44 Gatra Farm.