Primestock 6th July 2022

6th July 2022

On Wednesday 6th July 2022 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 53 cattle comprising 36 cull cattle & 17 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1745 prime sheep including 1176 lambs and 569 cast ewes and rams.

 

Prime cattle sold to a top of 250ppk or £1682.50 for a Limousin Bull from TA Byers, Ellenbank, Boltongate. Black and white bulls sold to a whopping 226p for a British Friesian from J Pattinson & Son, Uldale Hall, Uldale.  

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue – 228, 216 Lowca Cottage, 226 Overcroft.  Limousin – 222 Hunday Farm.  

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1332 Hunday Farm.  British Blue – 1330.56, 1322.40 Lowca Cottage, 1240.74 Overcroft.  

 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 250, 238 Ellenbank, 231, 230 Hunday Farm.   British Blue – 237(2) Uldale Hall, 232 Lowca Cottage. British Friesian – 226 Uldale Hall. Holstein Friesian – 201, 200, 197 Greengill Farm.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1682.50, 1397.06 Ellenbank, 1367.52, 1345.50 Hunday Farm. British Blue – 1461.60 Lowca Cottage, 1327.20, 1298.76 Uldale Hall. British Friesian – 1224.92 Uldale Hall.  Holstein Friesian – 1032, 1031.13, 1010.10 Greengill Farm.  

 

Another phenomenal cow trade delighting vendors with massive returns. Top of 234ppk for a Limousin from G&T Tyson, East House, Brigham. Top gross was £1795.20 paid for a Limousin from AR Hardy, Eastlands, Workington.

 

Black and whites sold to a magnificent 205p for a British Friesian from Wellington Farms, Aspatria who also sold two more at 200ppk and averaged £1406.47 for their trio. Holstein Friesians sold to 195ppk or £1589.25 from Messrs Greening, Waverbank, Wigton.  

 

Limousin cows averaged 202.84ppk or £1316.79

 

Many more could be well sold each week and are required.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 234, 211, 204 East House, 226(2), 212 Allerby Hall, 204 Eastlands, 197 Croft Farm. Saler – 207 Woodhall Brow. British Friesian – 205, 200(2) Wellington Farm. Holstein Friesian – 195, 170(2), 166 Waverbank, 184, 179 Burton House, 154 East Farm.  Simmental – 195, 186 Rakefoot. Charolais – 190 Ellenbank.  Aberdeen Angus – 182 Croft Farm. Belted Galloway – 172 Hudson Place.  

 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1795.20 Eastlands, 1601.40, 1567.80, 1512.87 East House, 1491.60, 1462.22, 1272 Allerby Hall, 1162.30, 1058.44 Croft Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1589.25, 1215.50, 1195.10, 1140.42 Waverbank, 1438.88, 1163.50 Burton House Farm, 1001 East Farm.  Simmental – 1536.60, 1510.32 Rakefoot. British Friesian – 1451.40, 1410, 1358 Wellington Farm. Saler – 1432.44 Woodhall Brow. Aberdeen Angus – 1170.26 Croft Farm. Charolais – 1122.90 Ellenbank.

 

Prime Sheep

An improved entry of lambs sold to a much sharper trade and increased demand. Top of £206 for a Beltex lamb from S&D Peile, Parkgate Hall, Waverton purchased by Tony Harrison, Butcher, Main Street, Cockermouth. Texel lambs to £198 from G Gate, Hollins Farm, Eaglesfield again purchased by Tony Harrison, Butcher.

 

Top pence per kilo was 412.8ppk for a Beltex from S&D Peile, Parkgate Hall, Waverton purchased by Wilson Willis Butchers, High Street, Cleator Moor.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex- 412.8, 412, 410.9 Parkgate Hall, 385.7, 353.3 The How, 375.6, 359 Segbushwell, 364.7 Croftlands, 345.3 Greenbank Close, 345.2, 344.1, 343.2 Green Marsh, 343.9 Aspatria Hall. Texel- 393.8 The How, 371.1, 363.6 Aspatria Hall,  369.2 Croft End, 368.2 Low Boonwood, 356.5 Crosshow, 353.6 Hollins, 353.1 Parsonage, 349 Corrow Farm, 345 Burthwaite, 344.4 Greenbank Close, 341.5 Segbushwell, 340.7 Parsonage. Dutch Spotted- 360, 344.4 Flimby Hall. Suffolk- 340.4, 327.8 High Flatts. Charollais- 334 Outgang.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):- Beltex- 206, 194, 189 Parkgate Hall, 189, 159 The How, 169, 140 Segbushwell, 148.50 Greenbank Close, 145 Green Marsh, 142 Burthwaite, 141 Aspatria Hall, 140 Woodhall Brow. Texel- 198, 191 Hollins, 189 The How, 185, 173, 171(2), 151 Corrow Farm, 173 Parsonage, 167, 160 Aspatria Hall, 166, 160, 156 Scalesmoor, 164 Crosshow, 163, 151 High Farm, 162, 158, 155.50 Low Boonwood, 155, 152 Salter Hall, 155 Greenbank Close, 155 High Moss, 154(2) High Flatts. Suffolk- 194, 177, 176, 160 High Flatts, 155 Peter House, 151 Scalesmoor, 150, 144 Greengill, 149 Outgang, 145 Ryhola Meadow, 145 Frizington Parks, 143 Croft House, 141.50 Flimby Hall. Dutch Spotted- 186, 180 Flimby Hall, 142 Croftfield House. Charollais- 157 Outgang, 132 Moorside. Hampshire- 140, 139, 122 Row Brow Park.

 

The edge just of the cast ewe trade but hardly reason to complain with fantastic returns still being achieved for a larger entry. Top of £232 for a Beltex Ram from T Trafford & Son, Peterhouse, Bassenthwaite. Ewes to £225 for a Texel from CP Nixon, Seafield House, Crosby. Fell ewes topped at £124 for Herdwicks from Messrs Bland, Clea Hall, Wigton. Swaledales sold to £118 from P&PI Walker & Son, Beechcroft, Mockerkin.   

 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):-  Texel – 225, 199 Seafield House, 175, 170 Overcroft, 165(2) Segbushwell, 165 Rietfontein, 156 Salter Hall, 156 Woodhall Brow, 156 Croftfield House. Beltex – 172 Low Boonwood, 170, 160 Parkgate Hall, 158 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 146 Woodhall Brow. Blueface Leicester – 168 Bell Mount, 168, 154, 141 Mosser Mains. Suffolk – 140 Croft House, 140 Woodhall Brow, 136 Sneckyeat Farm, 130 Segbushwell. Mule – 138 Crosshow Farm, 137 Parsonage Farm, 135 Bleabank, 134 Salter Hall, 134 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 134 Grange Farm, 133 Sneckyeat Farm, 133 Mosser Mains. Cheviot – 130 Clea Hall, 124 Woodside Farm. Dutch Spotted – 130 Rainors Farm.  Herdwick – 124 Clea Hall, 97 Woodhow Farm, 96 Ponsonby Old Hall. Swaledale – 118, 106, 104 Beechcroft, 106, 102 Sneckyeat Farm, 98 Shatton Lodge Farm.

 

Cull Rams (per head - £):-  Beltex- 232, 148 Peter House, 140 Low Boonwood. Texel – 182(2) Far End, 168 Overcroft. Bleu du Maine – 172 Woodhow Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 144 Far End. Herdwick- 120 Seatoller.