Primestock 3rd August 2022

3rd August 2022

On Wednesday 3rd August 2022 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 39 cattle comprising 28 cull cattle, 11 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1070 prime sheep including 837 lambs and 233 cast ewes and rams.

 

Prime cattle sold to a top of 245ppk for a Limousin Steer from RA Rawling, Overcroft, Greysouthen. Top gross was £1479.34 for a Limousin Bull from JA Bowe, Hunday Farm, Workington.

 

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 245 Overcroft. Beef Shorthorn – 218 Pickett Howe. Whitebred Shorthorn – 215 Pickett Howe. Holstein Friesian – 185 Row Hall.

 

Prime Steer (Top price per head - £):- Limousin – 1408.75 Overcroft. Beef Shorthorn – 1264.40 Pickett Howe. Whitebred Shorthorn – 1173.90 Pickett Howe. Holstein Friesian – 1091.50 Row Hall.

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 230 Hunday Farm.

 

Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):- Limousin – 1366.20 Hunday Farm.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 232, 229 Hunday Farm, 228 Lowside Farm. British Blue – 218 Lowside Farm. Holstein Friesian – 208, 194 Row Hall.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-  Limousin – 1479.34, 1375.76 Hunday Farm, 1281.36 Lowside Farm. British Blue – 1286.20 Lowside Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1283.36 Row Hall.

 

Cast cow trade continuing in the same rich vein of form with all classes wanted. Top of 206ppk or £1580.02 for a Holstein Friesian from A&L Gott, Prospect House, Isel. Limousin cows to 198p or £1326.60 from TM&BA Place, Strawberry Howe, Cockermouth. A cast British blue bull sold to £1714.56 or 192ppk from GW Whitfield & Sons, Low Stowbank, Ennerdale.

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

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Holstein Friesian – 206, 172 Prospect House, 167 Barnyard. Limousin – 198, 179 Strawberry How, 184 Beechcroft, 172 Stybeck Farm, 161 Outgang Farm. British Blue – 174 Pickett Howe. Shorthorn – 174 Burton House. Holstein – 166 Plumbland Farm. British Friesian – 142 Outgang Farm.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per head - £):- Holstein Friesian – 1580.02, 1331.28 Prospect House, 1247.49 Barnyard. Shorthorn – 1398.96 Burton House. Limousin – 1326.60, 1138.44 Strawberry How, 1078.44 Stybeck Farm, 1072.72 Beechcroft. Holstein – 1220.10 Plumbland.

Cast Bulls (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue – 192 Low Stowbank.

 

Cast Bulls (Top price per head - £):- British Blue – 1714.56 Low Stowbank.

 

 

Prime Sheep

 

What a change a week makes with all classes selling much dearer on the week and being very much in demand.

 

Top of £188 for a Beltex lamb from Kate Sewell, Mayfield, Greysouthen purchased by Tony Harrison, Butcher, Main Street, Cockermouth.  

 

Top per kilo was 348.9ppk for a Texel lamb from Owen Blackburn, Greenbank Close, Prospect purchased by Wilson Butchers, Main Street, Egremont. Beltex lambs to 341.7ppk for a pair from J&JK Spedding, Salter Hall, Frizington purchased by W Lindsay & Sons, Butcher, Station St, Cockermouth.    

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Texel- 348.9, 323.1, 289.7, 274.2 Greenbank Close, 323.1 Rook Farm, 322.9, 290.9 Far End, 321.3, 310.4 Beech House, 307.7 Hinning House, 302.1, 300 High Flatts, 300 Summerhill, 297.3, 283.8, 276.9, 273 High House, 289.5 Hollins, 279.2 High Farm. Beltex- 341.7 Salter Hall, 333.3, 332, 323.1, 318.5, 303.9, 298.4, 288.5 Mayfield, 331.1 High House, 301.9 Far End, 284.4 High Moss, 283.7 Flimby Hall. Suffolk- 278 High Flatts, 276.9 Greenbank Close, 250 High House. Charollais- 256.8 Rainors.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):-  Beltex- 188, 172, 168, 166, 155, 150(2) Mayfield, 164 Salter Hall, 160 Far End, 149 High House. Texel- 170, 168(2), 164 Greenbank Close, 168 Rook Farm, 165, 136 Hollins, 160, 155 Far End, 153, 142 High Flatts, 151, 149 Beech House, 149, 130 Parsonage, 138 Summerhill, 134 High Farm, 133 Salter Hall, 130 Orchard Farm.   Suffolk- 164, 133 High Flatts, 144 Greenbank Close. TexXHerd- 118, 114 Grange Grassings. Mule- 93 Swinside End, 92 Tortolocate.

 

Ewes another marvellous trade with a large ringside of buyers all keen for sheep. Top of £200 for a trio of Texel ewes from A Ashburner, Summerhill, Whitehaven. Others to £196 from JJT&JS Whitfield, Beech House, Wigton. Fell ewes sold to £97 for Swaledales from T Trafford & Son, Peter House, Bassenthwaite.  

 

Cull Ewes (per head - £):- Texel- 200, 166, 165 Summerhill, 196 Beech House, 175, 154 Croft Farm, 166, 139 Rose Farm, 165 Peter House, 158 Blue Dail, 155 Oughterside Mill, 145 Parsonage. Suffolk- 151, 139 Blue Dial, 149, 129 Scalesmoor, 148, 142, 138 High Flatts. Mule- 128 Parsonage, 128 The Steading. Cheviot- 98 Simonscales Mill. Swaledale- 97 Peterhouse.

 

Cast Rams (per head - £):- Lleyn- 138 Burnthwaite.