Primestock 20th July 2022

20th July 2022

On Wednesday 20th July 2022 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 39 cast cattle, 1204 prime sheep including 788 lambs and 416 cast ewes and rams.

 

Cast cows are a roaring trade with no excuse for keeping any passengers. Travelled cows reaping the rewards of the Cockermouth trade topping at 245ppk for a British Blue cow from C B Parsons, Slealands, Longtown grossing £1707.65. Top gross of the day was a Holstein Friesian cow at £1717.70 from R & M Allison, Barnyard, Greysouthen also being the top price per kilo for black and whites at 193p; an outstanding achievement for a cow 9 years of age.  Montbeliarde cows sold to 191p from J&M Osborne & Son, Bolt How, Holmrook.  

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue - 245, 232 Slealands.  Limousin – 206, 190 Allerby Hall, 202 The Towers, 183 Slealands. Simmental – 179 Slealands. Holstein Friesian – 193, 189, 181 Barnyard, 176 Threapthwaite Farm, 176, 173 Plumbland Farm, 173, 171, 166 Dundraw Farm, 168 Watson Hill. Montbeliarde – 191 Bolt How. Galloway – 153, 149 Charles Ground.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):- Holstein Friesian -  1717.7, 1593.27 Barnyard, 1371.89, 1357.88, 1340.64, 1224.30 Dundraw Farms, 1293.60 Watson Hill. British Blue – 1707.65, 1635.60 Slealands. Limousin – 1297.80 Allerby Hall, 1292.80 The Towers, 1204.14 Slealands. Simmental – 1222.57 Slealands.

 

Prime Sheep

 

All classes sold to a firmer trade with an increased ringside of buyers all keen for lambs. Top of £198 for a Texel lamb from JD Hetherington & Son, Blue Dial, Allonby purchased by Tony Harrison, Butcher, Main Street, Cockermouth. Others to £180 from the outstanding run of lambs from Messrs G Wilkinson, Arkleby House, Aspatria purchased by Mr J Bosworth.

 

Top pence per kilo was 392.5p from I Fisher, Croft End, Frizington.

 

More lambs could be well sold and are required each week.

 

Leading Consignments

C&V Dixon, Whangs sold 3 to avg £154.33

G Gate, Hollins sold 2 to avg £153.50

JD Hetherington & Son, Blue Dial sold 10 to avg £153.10

M/s Fraser, High Flatts sold 8 to avg £150.88

R&S Purdham, Low Boonwood sold 14 to avg £150.79

TW Johnstone, Briary Bank sold 16 to avg £149.44

Mr & Mrs I Fisher, Croft End sold 18 to avg £143.50

M/s G Wilkinson, Arkleby House sold 60 to avg £142.33

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-

Beltex- 392.5 Croft End, 368.8 The How, 334.8 Salter Hall, 333.3 Burthwaite. Texel- 370 Arkleby House, 368.8 The How, 367.4, 354.3, 353.6 Blue Dial, 364.4 Summerhill, 357.1 Burthwaite, 341.5, 340.9 Segbushwell, 341.3, 338.3 Rook Farm, 340.9, 337.3 Briary Bank, 338.8 High Flatts, 338, 337 Low Boonwood, 336.4 Baggra Yeat, 334 Shatton Lodge. Suffolk- 318.9 High Flatts, 309.1 Summerhill, 301.1 Croft House, 300 Whangs. Charollais- 300 Bell House. TexelXHerdwick – 296.3 Grange Grassings.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):-

Texel- 198, 169, 163, 147 Blue Dial, 180, 178, 166, 156, 151, 148(2), 145 Arkleby House, 177 The How, 172, 162, 152(2), 150 Briary Bank, 169, 168, 155, 151, 145(2) Low Boonwood, 166 High Farm, 164 Summerhill, 160, 152, 148 High Flatts, 159 Frizington Parks, 159, 157 Rook Farm, 159, 145 Parsonage, 157, 154 Shatton Lodge, 155, 152 Hollins, 150 Burthwaite, 150 Segbushwell, 148 Baggra Yeat. Beltex- 177 The How, 157 Croft End, 154(2) Salter Hall, 140 Burthwaite, 140 The How. Suffolk- 171 Whangs, 169 High Flatts, 145, 135.50, 133 Croft House, 137 Arkleby House, 136 Summerhill, 133 Frizington Parks. TexelXHerdwick- 160, 132 Grange Grassings. Charollais- 150 Whangs. Dutch Spotted- 131 Croftfield House. Zwartble- 130 Ullock Mains. Mule- 112.50 Bell House. Ryeland- 110 Orchard Farm.

 

Cast ewes sold dearer on the week particularly for fit ewes. Leading price was £184 achieved for a Texel ewe from A Ashburner, Summerhill, Sandwith. Fell ewes to £110 for Herdwick ewes from R Brown, Forge Farm, Eskdale. Cast rams sold to £164 for a Texel from A&M Roberts, Riggingill, Greysouthen.

 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):- Texel – 184 Summerhill, 180, 168 Beck Farm, 178, 164 Allerby Hall, 150 Aldoth Farm. Beltex – 176 Beck Farm. Suffolk – 153 Aldoth Farm, 143 Beck Farm, 134 Summerhill. Mule – 125, 120 Violets Way, 119 Woodend, 118 Baggra Yeat, 118 Ullock Mains, 118 Byresteads. Herdwick – 110, 106 Forge Farm, 90 The Stable, 82 Blue Dial. Dorset – 108 Springfield Road. Swaledale – 94 Bell Mount, 92 Segbushwell, 88 Strudda Bank. Cheviot – 92 Beck Farm. Jacob – 92 Woodend.

Cull Rams (per head - £):- Texel – 164, 126 Riggingill.