Primestock

20th March 2019

On Wednesday 20th March 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 39 cattle comprising 27 cull cattle and 7 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1255 prime sheep including 1080 hoggs and 175 cast ewes and rams.

RG & JM Smith, Lake View’s, well shaped Limousin bull made top price at 194.5 pence per kilo (£1287.59) and was purchased by H Birkbeck.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 194.5 Lake View. British Blue – 163.5 Waites Farm. Holstein Friesian – 159.5 Sea View 

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1287.59 Lake View. British Blue – 1052.94 Waites Farm. Holstein Friesian – 854.92 Sea View.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Angus – 139.5 Drigg Moorside. Holstein Friesian – 123.5, 114.5 Waites Farm, 119.5, 104.5, 94.5 Wavercroft, 105.5, 95.5 Hodgson Green, 103.5 Row Hall. Ayrshire – 82.5 Plasketlands. 

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 1059.63, 820.97 Waites Farm, 1043.24, 858.99, 744.04, 699.30 Waverbank. Angus – 781.20 Drigg Moorside. Ayrshire – 493.35 Plasketlands. 

Prime Sheep

Leading price per kilo at 254.3pence was a pen of Texel hoggs from JD Hetherington & Son, Blue Dial, bought by Mohammed Alam.

The top price per head was £130, for WS Jackson, Nook Farm’s Texel hogg sold to Cockermouth butcher Tony Harrison.

Again we sold over 1000 prime hoggets to the usual ringside of buyers, trade was similar on the week. SQQ 176.8ppk

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 254.30, 236, 230.80, 216.20 Blue Dial, 247.40, 224.30 East Mill Farm, 242.20 Whitekeld Farm, 238.80, 222.60, 216.70 Nook Farm, 238.10 Hollins Farm, 230.20 Crooklands Farm, 223.80 Bowscale, 223.20 Low Garth. Beltex – 228.60, 224.60 Low Garth. Texel X Herdwick – 194.10 Micklam Cottage, 189, 188.20 Plumbland Farm, 188.60 Hole Beck, 188.10, 181.40 Yew Tree, 187.80 Bowscale, 184.50 Windhall, 184.20 East House, 183.80 Stybeck, 181.40 Rowbrow. Mule – 188.90 Low Stowbank, 177.40, 166 Kirkland House, 175.60 Low House, 175.60 Whinnerah. Cheviot – 188.90 Seathwaite. Herdwick – 184.60, 172.10 Yew Tree, 181.60 Thornholme, 176.90 Whinnerah, 170.30 Stybeck. Suffolk – 182.90 Bowscale, 179.10 Stone Croft. Swaledale – 172(x2) Far End, 165.30 Low House. 

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 130, 117, 107, 104 Nook Farm, 125, 116(2) Low Garth, 120, 118, 117, 104 Blue Dial, 118, 104 Hollins, 109 Whitekeld. Beltex – 128(2) Low Garth. Texel X Herdwick – 84, 83, 80(2), 78.50 Plumbland Farm, 82, 78 Rowbrow, 81.50, 80(2), 79, 78 Yew Tree. Mule – 83.50 Shatton Lodge, 81.50, 80, 78 Town End, 81 Far End, 80, 79 Low House, 78 Kirkland House. Swaledale – 81 Low House, 70.50(2) Far End, 70 Rannerdale, 70, 67 Thornholme, 70 Low Stowbank. Suffolk – 77 Stone Croft, 75 Bowscale. Cheviot – 76 Bowscale, 72 Stonecroft. Herdwick – 74(2), 72 Yew Tree, 72 Rannerdale, 70, 69 Thornholme, 69 Whinnerah. 

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 132 Mayfield, 96 Hall Waberthwaite. Suffolk – 92 Prospect House. Charollais – 88 Loughhead. Berrichon – 85, 81 High Flatts. Bluefaced Leicester – 70 Beck Grange. Mule – 69 Bleabank, 65 Whitecroft. Zwartbls – 67 Croftlands. Cheviot – 61 Croftlands. Swaledale – 58 Bellhouse, 58, 51 Far End, 58, 57, 52, 48 Bridge End, 54 Beck Grange, 48 Plumbland Farm, 45 Low House. Herdwick – 55 Thornholme, 54 Nook Farm, 53 Micklam Cottages, 50.50(3) Plumbland Farm, 50(2) Far End. 

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Charollais – 104 Whitekeld. Bluefaced Leicester – 71 Bridge End. Herdwick – 64 Rannerdale.