Wednesday 29th May

29th May 2024

AUCTION CO LTD

Market Report for Wednesday 29th May 2024

 

On Wednesday 29th May 2024, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 34 Cattle comprising of 1 Prime Cattle and 33 Cast Cows; 913 Sheep including 104 Prime Lambs, 478 Prime Hoggs and 331 Cast Ewes and Rams.

 

With an increased entry of cast cows on the week and a larger ring side of buyers.

 

Top price of the day was a Charolais Cow weighing 785kg selling for 226ppk totalling £1774.10 from RM&ER Jackson, Scalesmoor – this cow achieved top price per head and per kilo.

 

Cast Cows (Price per head - £) – Charolais – 1774.10, Scalesmoor.  Limousin – 1568.60, Lodge Farm. 1563.06, Knott Houses. 1525.70, 1379.40, Whitestones. 1363.18, Riggingill. 1257.60, Newhouse. 1123.44, High Moss. British Friesian – 1518.66, 1253.64, Stainburn Hall. 1254.90, Broom Farm. Holstein – 1434.24, 1086.30, Lowca Cottage Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1423.84, 1394.72, Woodside Farm. 1138.64, Broom Farm. Angus – 1404.30, Hawkbarrow. 1324.32, 1240.80, Beck Farm. 1202.70, Knott Houses. 1024.29, Low Godderthwaite.

Cast Cow (Pence per kilo) – Charolais – 226, Scalesmoor. Limousin – 220, Lodge Farm. 218, Knott Houses. 214, Riggingill. 200, Croft House. 192, Newhouse Farm. 190, 190, Whitestones. 186, High Moss. Holstein – 192, 170, Lowca Cottage. Angus – 190, Knott Houses. 188, 186, Beck Farm. 186, Hawkbarrow. Holstein Friesian – 184, 176, Woodside. 172, Broom Farm. British Friesian – 178, Broom Farm.

Another good entry of spring lambs forward considering the weather conditions, which sold at high rates – reaching and above vendors expectations.

Top price of the day was a whopping texel lamb weighing 49kg selling for £240.00 per head and 489.80ppk from WW&D Boow, Corney Hall.

Today prime lamb ring average 412.35ppk.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £): - Texel – 240, Corney Hall. 240, 222, 192, 192, Greenmarsh. 224, 188, Fairladies. 202, Ryhola Meadow. Charolais – 204, 200, 192, 185, Corney Hall. Suffolk – 196, 178, 178, Ryhola Meadow. 195, Greenmarsh. 185, 176, Frizington Parks.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence): - Texel – 489.80, Corney Hall. 462.50, 452.80, 445, 426.70, 426.70, 423.80, Greenmarsh. Charolais – 444.40, 425, 400, 393.60, Corney Hall. Suffolk – 414.90, Greenmarsh. 408.30, 387, Ryhola Meadow.

With 478 hoggs forward consisting of lighter weight and predominantly fell bred. Top price of the day was awarded to a tremendous texel weighing 58kg selling for £198.00 per head from Ms Brown, Crakeplace Hall, also matching this price was another outstanding texel weighing 51kg from D&G Winder, Midtown Farm. Top price per kilo was 406.04ppk also taken by D&G Winder, Midtown Farm.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head - £): - Texel – 198, Crakeplace Hall. 198, 188, 178, Midtown. 160, Hollins. 159, The Buildings. Beltex – 191, Midtown. 184, 182, 172, 170, Crakeplace Hall. Herdwick – 190, Midtown. 150, Boon Cragg. 150, 148, Croft House. 141, Church Stile. 138, 138, 134, Yew Tree. Mule – 168, Byresteads. 164, The Buildings. Swaledale – 127, 118, Pasture House. Texel x Herdwick – 136, Low Eskholme. 132, Crakeplace Hall.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence): - Beltex – 406.40, Midtown. 391.50, 387.80, 377.80, 369.80, 364, 358.30, Crakeplace Hall. Texel – 388.20, 363.30, 348.10, Midtown. 345.70, The Buildings. 341.40, Crakeplace Hall. 307.70, Hollins. 306.90, Midtown. 305.70, Seathwaite. Herdwick – 365.40, Midtown. 353.80, 326.80, 324.30, Yew Tree. 352.50, Church Stile. 314.90, Croft House. 310.30, Pasture House. 309.40, Low Eskholme. 306.10, Boon CraggPasture House. Texel x Herdwick – 377.80, Low Eskholme. 330 Crakeplace Hall. Mule – 357.40, Byresteads. Swaledale – 325.60, Blackface – 311.10, Woodhall Brow. 310.80, 300, Pasture House.

A good show of ewes forward but with less meat and less weight about selling to a increased ringside of buyers for all classes of ewes and rams.

Top price for ewes was £210.00 from Woodhow Farm, Wasdale achieved for a Beltex. Rams topped at £214.00 for a Beltex from ST Milligan, Greenhow Farm.

 

More ewes are wanted on a weekly basis to fulfill buyers demands.

 

Cull Ewes (per head - £): - Beltex – 210, 200, Woodhow Farm. 200, 195, Crooklands. Texel – 209, Old Hyton. 208, Hunday Farm. 205, Crooklands. 196, Woodhall Brow. 192, 191, 190, 182, 177, 176, Corney Hall. 188, Croftside. 180, Seafield House. 178, Newhouse Farm. 177, Row End. 176, 170, Croftlands. Suffolk – 188, Corrow Farm. 186, Row End. Blue D’Maine – 180, 140, Croftside. BFL – 162, Crooklands. Mule – 162, 156, Hunday. 152, 136, Midtown. 136, Old Hyton. 108, Outgang. . Lleyn – 158, 154, Corney Hall. Texel x Herdwick – 139, Newhouse. 114, Low Eskholme. Herdwick – 130, Hunday. 126, Fold Head. 125, Newhouse Farm. 122, 70, Seathwaite. 122, Low Whitebanks. 120, Croft House. 120, 72, Low Eskholme. 119, Orthwaite Hall. 100, Church Stile. 86, Howside. 80, East Townend. 72, Whinnerah. . Swaledale – 108, Burnside. 107, 67, Gate Ghyll. 95, Lucy Close. 90, Wythop Hall. 70, Whinnerah. Blackface – 99, 74, Ellenbank.

 

Cull Rams (per head - £): - Beltex – 214, Greenhouse. Texel – 206, Greenhouse. 186, Hill Top. Herdwick – 123, Church Stile. 122, Row End. 116, Howside. 114, 98, Row Head. Badger – 110, Old Southfield. BFL – 108, Orthwaite Hall.