Primestock 27th July 2022

27th July 2022

On Wednesday 27th July 2022 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 57 cattle comprising 42 cull cattle, 15 prime bulls and 3 clean cattle, 1019 prime sheep including 751 lambs and 268 cast ewes and rams.

 

Prime cattle topped at 249p or £1715.61 for a Limousin Bull from P&PI Walker, Beechcroft, Mockerkin.

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 240 Lowside Farm, 228, 224 Hunday Farm.

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):- Limousin – 1295.04, 1187.20 Hunday Farm, 1240.80 Lowside Farm.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 249 Beechcroft, 237, 230 Hunday Farm. British Blue – 234, 226 South View.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin- 1715.61 Beechcroft, 1478.90, 1407.78 Hunday.

 

Cast cows continue to be in keen demand topping at 230ppk for a British Blue cow from T Trafford & Son, Peter House, Bassenthwaite who also sold a Limousin to 228p. Other Limousins to 228p from the super run from TM&BA Place, Strawberry Howe, Cockermouth. Top gross was £1670.56 for a Limousin from BW Hewitson, Shatton Lodge, Cockermouth.

 

Black and whites sold to 197p for a Holstein Friesian OTM Heifer from Messrs Greening, Waverbank, Mealsgate. Cows to 186p or a whopping £1549.38 for a Holstein from JD Hetherington & Son, Blue Dial, Allonby.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue – 230 Peter House. Limousin – 228 Peter House, 228, 214, 199(2), 198 Strawberry How, 217 Terrace Farm, 212 Shatton Lodge. Simmental – 198 Tortolocate. Holstein Friesian – 197 Waverbank, 178 Allerby Mill, 160, 150 Dundraw Farm, 156 Woodside Farm. Beef Shorthorn – 193 Sneckyeat Farm, 181 Shatton Lodge. Holstein – 186 Blue Dial. British Friesian – 180, 170, 161 Outgang Farm, 179 Causeway Foot. Brown Swiss – 148 Frizington Parks.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):- Limousin- 1670.56 Shatton Lodge, 1612.65, 1554.96, 1512.40, 1488.52, 1370.16, 1369.60 Strawberry Howe, 1492.96 Terrace, 1431.84 Peter House. Holstein- 1549.38 Blue Dial. Simmental- 1548.36 Tortolocate. British Blue- 1506.50 Peter House. Beef Shorthorn- 1439.78 Sneckyeat, 1243.47 Shatton Lodge. Holstein Friesian- 1273.60, 1158, 1108.25 Dundraw, 1133.86 Allerby Mill, 1123.20 Woodside. British Friesian- 1122.33 Causewayfoot, 1105.20 Outgang. Brown Swiss- 1073 Frizington Parks.

 

Cast Bulls (Top price per kilo – pence):- Simmental – 164 Tortolocate.

Cast Bulls (Top price per head - £):- Simmental- 1784.32 Tortolocate.

 

Prime Sheep

 

Prime lamb trade saw the seasonal slump however Cockermouth faring better than competitors and butchers lambs sold to a roaring trade topping at £181 for a pair of Suffolk lambs from RM&ER Jackson, Scalesmoor, Lamplugh purchased by Wilson Willis Butchers, High Street, Cleator Moor. Beltex lambs sold to £178 from TM&BA Place, Strawberry Howe, Cockermouth purchased by W Lindsay & Sons, Butcher, Station Street, Cockermouth.  

 

Top per kilo was 363.3ppk for the aforementioned Beltex lamb from TM&BA Place, Strawberry How. Texels to 338.3ppk from Messrs Fraser, High Flatts, Gilcrux purchased by W Lindsay & Son, Butcher, Station Street, Cockermouth.  

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex- 363.3 Strawberry Howe, 332, 308, 304.1, 290, 260.9 High Moss, 315.4 Moorland Close, 271.1 Seafield House, 268.3, 267.5 Croft End, 265.9 Braithwaite Farm. Texel- 338.3, 317.6 High Flatts, 328.3, 280 Strawberry Howe, 326.5, 316, 308.3, 278.8 Blue Dial, 322.9, 302.1 Scalesmoor, 314 Town Head, 313.2, 277.6 Newhouse, 306.1 Ryhola Meadow, 287.5 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 280.9 High Farm, 266.7 Hunday, 260.9 Winscales West. Suffolk- 335.2, 268.6 Scalesmoor, 254.9 Aldoth, 243 Southerfield House, 235.6 Woodhall Brow, 235.1, 231.1 Station Road. Charollais- 245.5 Croft House. TexXHerd- 234.4 Winscales West. Mule- 219 Uldale Hall. Dalesbred- 190.5 Askhill.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):- Suffolk- 181, 137 Scalesmoor, 130 Aldoth. Beltex- 178 Strawberry Howe, 166, 154, 149, 145 High Moss, 164 Moorland Close. Texel- 166, 136 New House, 166 High Moss, 162, 159 High Flatts, 160, 158, 148, 145 Blue Dial, 157 Town Head, 155, 145 Scalesmoor, 154, 151 Strawberry Howe, 152 Hunday, 150 Ryhola Meadow, 138 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 132 High Farm, 130 Salter Hall. TexXHerd- 97 Newhouse. Mule- 92 Uldale Hall. Dalesbred- 80 Askhill.

 

Cast ewe trade remains on a high being good to sell. No need to look elsewhere with high rates easily maintained. A lack on continental and heavy ewes forward topping at £168 for a Texel from JD Hetherington & Son, Blue Dial, Allonby. Fell ewes topped at £99 for a pen from DJ Lister, Woodend Farm, Irton.

 

Many more could have been well sold and are required weekly.

 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):- Texel- 168 Blue Dial, 145 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 139 Newhouse, 139, 136 High Moss, 129, 124 Mid Farm. Mule- 123 Mid Farm, 120 Hunday, 119 Sneckyeat, 118 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 118 Julian Holme. Zwartble- 113 Crooklands. Cheviot- 108 Hollows. Swaledale- 99 Woodend, 96, 84 Elva Plain, 82 Kirkgate. Herdwick- 91(2) Gatesgarth, 80 Hollows.    

 

Cast Rams (per head - £):- Texel- 154 East House.