Primestock

29th June 2022

On Wednesday 29th June 2022 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 67 cattle comprising 56 cull cattle, 11 prime bulls, 1247 prime sheep including 869 lambs and 378 cast ewes and rams.

Leading price in the bull section was a tremendous Limousin bull from Messrs Teasdale, Lowside Farm achieving 241 ppk (£1470.10) purchased by Thomas Fell.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 241 Lowside Farm, 230 Greengill Farm. British Blue – 234, 199 Greengill Farm, 229 Lowside Farm, 228 Lowca Cottage Farm. Holstein Friesian – 223, 205, 200, 193, 191 Greengill Farm

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1470.10 Lowside Farm, 1430.60 Greengill Farm. British Blue – 1441.44 Greengill Farm, 1435.83 Lowside Farm, 1395.36 Lowca Cottage Farm. Holstein Frisian – 1159.60, 1082.40, 1060, 1042.20, 1027.58 Greengill Farm. British Frisian – 1020.87 Greengill Farm.

Todays’ sale was a flyer with cast cow trade going through the roof, a Limousin Cow realising 245ppk (£1788.50) was leading price per kilo from Messrs Callion, Lodge Farm purchased by George Chapman.  Top price of the sale went to an Aberdeen Angus cow from BW Hewitson, Shatton Lodge selling for £1925.52 (216ppk) purchased by Harold Birkbeck.

British Friesian cows to £1701.50 from GA & D Whitfield, Pelutho Grange.  219ppk achieved for a British Friesian cow from J Pattinson, Uldale Hall.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 245 Lodge Farm, 216 Shatton Lodge Farm, 214, 190 Stybeck Farm, 195 Overcroft, 193 Willows Farm, 188, 152, 149 Kirkgate Farm. British Friesian – 219, 184 Uldale Hall, 205 Pelutho Grange, 193, 174 Broom Farm, 183, 182 Harrington Parks. Simmental – 217 Shatton Lodge Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 216 Frizington Hall, 213 Shatton Lodge Farm, 190 Prospect House Farm. Charolais – 206 Scalesmoor. Holstein Frisian – 195, 182 Prospect House Farm, 189 Woodside Farm, 186, 185, 152, 148 Dundraw Farm, 184 Hill Farm, 176, 174, 168, 152 Threapland Lees, 170, 158 Croft House Farm, 169 Watson Hill, 164 Hunday Farm. Norwegian Red – 191 Threapthwaite Farm. Holstein – 186 Woodside Farm, 178, 166 Lowca Cottage, 170 Threapthwaite Farm. British Blue – 148 Kirkgate Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Aberdeen Angus – 1925.52 Shatton Lodge Farm, 1723.68 Frizington Hall, 1390.80 Prospect House Farm. Limousin – 1788.50 Lodge Farm, 1587.88, 1337.60 Stybeck Farm, 1490.40 Shatton Lodge Farm, 1268.01 Willows Farm, 1235.16, 837.38, 767.60 Kirkgate Farm, 1203.15 Overcroft. British Friesian – 1701.50 Pelutho Grange, 1620.60, 1118.72 Uldale Hall, 1358.72, 1139.70 Broom Farm, 1076.04, 1001 Harrington Parks. Holstein Friesian – 1461.50, 1437.78, 1097.44, 899.84 Dundraw Farm, 1413.75, 1303.12 Prospect House Farm, 1357.02 Woodside Farm, 1264.08 Hill Farm, 1206.24, 1158.24, 1144, 1122.30 Threapland Lees, 1074.20 Hunday Farm, 1034.28 Watson Hill, 997.90, 908.50 Croft House Farm. Holstein – 1380.12 Woodside Farm, 1139.20, 1088.96 Lowca Cottage Farm, 994.50 Threapthwaite Farm. Charolais – 1374.02 Scalesmoor. Simmental – 1328.04 Shatton Lodge Farm. Norwegian Red – 1102.07 Threapthwaite Farm. British Blue – 888 Kirkgate Farm.

  OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 228, 194, 175 Snellings Farm. Hereford – 168 Armaside Farm.

OTM Bull (Top price per head) –  Limousin – 1910.64, 1730.48, 1632.75 Snellings Farm. Hereford – 1548.96 Armaside Farm.

Prime Sheep

A larger entry of prime lambs with quality forward, leading the sale in price per kilo was a shapely Beltex lamb from CP Nixon, Seafield House selling for 398.60ppk, purchased by Morgan Helliwell.  Top price per head was a Texel lamb at £176 from Messrs Clark, Fairladies selling to Joe Bosworth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Beltex – 398.60 Seafield House, 377.30 Woodhall Brow Farm, 342.10, 315.80 Croftlands, 337.80 Frizington Parks, 319 Woodhall Brow Farm.  Texel – 341.30 High Moss, 340 Blue Dial, 338.30 Willows Farm, 337.50 Salter Hall, 337.50 High Moss, 329.50 Salter Hall, 328.90 Seafield House, 326.90 Newhouse Farm, 326.10 High Moss, 325 Croftlands, 322.60 Blue Dial, 322.20 High Low Hall, 321.30 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 320 Fairladies Farm.  Blue Texel – 333.20 Croft House.  Dutch Spotted – 307.70 Croft End.  Suffolk – 303.40 Rook Farm, 301.90 High Flatts, 297.60 Woodhall Brow Farm, 297.60, 292.70 Woodside Farm, 295.20 Woodend, 292.90 Seafield House.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):-  Texel – 176 Fairladies Farm, 171, 167 Blue Dial, 170, 159 Newhouse Farm, 166 Bleak House Farm, 163 Hollins Farm, 162 Salter Hall, 160 High Flatts, 159 Willows Farm, 157 High Moss.  Beltex – 166 Woodhall Brow Farm, 139.50 Seafield House, 134 Woodhall Brow Farm, 130 Croftlands, 125 Frizington Parks.  Suffolk – 163, 160 High Flatts, 140 Croft House, 133.50 Rook Farm, 130 Greenbank Close, 128 Frizington Parks, 125 Woodside Farm, 125 Woodhall Brow Farm, 124 Woodend, 123 Seafield House.  Blue Texel – 150 Croft House.  Zwartble – 130 Croft House.  Charollais – 132 Frizington Parks.  Dutch Spotted – 124 Croft End.    

Cull ewes sold well with the leading price of £200 achieved for a Texel Ewe from MJ Reed, Orchard House.  Fell ewes achieving high rates with BW Hewitson, Shatton Lodge Farm selling a pen of Swaledale Ewes for £119.

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 200, 180 Orchard House, 170, 160, 158 Woodside Cottage, 158 Dockray Nook, 154, 151 Parsonage Farm, 154 Shatton Lodge Farm, 151 Woodhall Brow Farm, 150 Croft End Farm, 145 Woodend, 145, 144 Peter House Farm, 144 Bothel Parks.  Mule – 152, 136 Summerhill, 134 Woodside Farm, 134 Whinnerah, 134 Swinside End Farm, 130, 126 Shatton Lodge Farm, 130 Woodside Cottage, 127, 126 Hill Top, 122 Bleabank, 122 Mid Farm.  Beltex – 149 Croftlands, 111 The How, 105 Peter House Farm, 101 Sherriff.  Suffolk – 148, 131, 122, 117 Woodside Farm, 136 Orchard House, 117 Carrow Farm, 112 Woodhall Brow Farm, 106 Streetgate.  Cheviot – 119 Woodside Cottage, 98 Stonecroft, 95 Old Kiln Farm.  Swaledale – 119 Shatton Lodge Farm, 94 Peter House Farm.  Texel X Herdwick – 100 Cockley Gill Farm.  Herdwick – 70 Woodside Farm, 70 Foxhouse Farm.  

Cull Rams (per head - £):-  Beltex – 188 Old Kiln Farm.  Suffolk – 170 Ryhola Meadow.  Texel – 141 East Townend.