Wednesday 5th june 2024

5th June 2024

AUCTION CO LTD

Market Report for Wednesday 5th June 2024

 

On Wednesday 5th June 2024, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 43 Cattle comprising of 7 Prime Cattle and 36 Cast Cows; 822 sheep including 174 prime lambs, 285 Hoggs and 363 cast ewes and rams.

 

Topping today’s prime bull section per head was a Hereford Bull from Ms Teasdale, Lowside Farm, weighing 683kg selling for 270ppk totalling £1844.10.

Top price per kilo was 280ppk for a Limousin Bull from J Pattinson&Son, Uldale Hall weighing 557kg grossing £1559.60.

 

Cast Cows topped at £1753.92 per head, this was awarded to a Limousin Cow from A Hartley, Turner Hall – weighing a whopping 812kg selling for 216ppk, this cow also took the top pence per kilo for the cast cow section.

Taking the overall price per head of the day was a tremendous 7-year-old Limousin Bull from WCG Holding, Erintalla this bull weighed 1038kg selling for 198ppk totalling £2055.24.

 

More cast cows are required to fulfil buyer’s orders for next weeks sale.

Our next Lake District Sale of Prime Cattle will be held on Wednesday 19th June.

 

Prime Bull (Price per head - £) - Hereford – 1844.10, 1813.04, Lowside. Limousin – 1559.60, 1485.12, Uldale Hall. 1501.20, Greengill. British Friesian – 1304.24, 1284.12, Greengill.

Prime Bull (Pence per kilo) – Limousin – 280, 272, Uldale Hall. 270, Greengill. Hereford – 270, 262, Lowside. British Friesian – 246, 238, Greengill.

Cast Cows (Price per head - £) – Limousin – 1753.92, 1540.20, 1295.92, 1244.32, Turner Hall. 1306.80, Fellside. 1134.90, Overcroft. Angus – 1552.32, Beechcroft. Holstein Friesian – 1421.20, 1053.36, Woodside. 1096.48, Waites. Holstein – 1424.64, 1025.88, Threapthwaite. British Blue – 1314.28, Overcroft. British Friesian – 1259.22, 1144.54, Stainburn Hall. 1104.74, 1017.90, Wellington Farm. Hereford – 1232.50, High Abbey.

Cast Cow (Pence per kilo) – Limousin – 216, 204, 202, 194, Turner Hall. 198, Fellside. 194, Overcroft. British Blue – 206, Overcroft. Angus – 196, Beechcroft. Holstein Friesian – 190, 168, Woodside. 178, Waites. British Friesian – 186, 178, Stainburn Hall. 182, 174, 166, Wellington Farm. Holstein – 172, Blue Dial. 168, 166, 160, Threapthwaite. Montbelliarde – 170, Outgang. Hereford – 170, High Abbey.

Cast Bulls (Price per head - £) – Limousin – 2055.24, Eirintalla.

Cast Bulls (Pence per kilo) – Limousin – 198, Eirintalla.

 

 

A larger entry of spring lambs was forward on the week, with all weight ranges meeting a strong demand. The resulting trade was dearer on the week.

 

Top price per head went to a Texel lamb from Ms Clark, Fairladies weighing 53kg selling for £265.00 to weekly and local supporter Haighs Butchers, Workington.

Top pence per kilo was 522.40ppk this was awarded to a Texel lamb from G Gate, Hollins Farm – weighing 49kg selling for £256.00 to another local and weekly supporter WilsonWillis Butchers, Cleator Moor.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £): - Texel – 265, 250, 220, 209, Fairladies. 256, 204, Hollins. 252, The How. 242, Corrow Farm. 240, Croftside. 202, Parsonage. Blue Texel – 202, Croftfield House. Charolais – 180, Frizington Parks. Suffolk – 180, Woodend. 178, 177, Frizington Parks. 178, Seafield House.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence): Texel – 522.40, Hollins. 500, 435.60, 431.40, 431, Fairladies. 484.60, The How. 461.50, Croftside. 459.10, Parsonage. 432.10, Corrow Farm. 425, Woodside Cottage. Blue Texel – 448.90, Croftfield House. Suffolk – 409.10, 395.30, Woodend. 395.60, Frizington Parks. 395.60, Seafield House. Charolais – 400, Frizington Parks.

Today we seen a very mixed entry of hoggs forward with the majority of them being light weight fell bred. Trade was generally cheaper with only the well fleshed hoggs in demand.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head - £): - Texel – 150, 140, Whinnah Lodge. 140, Littletown. 138, Croftlands. 138, Cockley Gill. Swaledale – 108, Cockley Gill. 108, Greengill. 106, Smaithwaite. 102, 100, Greengill. Mule – 124, Greengill. Herdwick – 156 Brimmer Head, 140 Charles Ground, 136 Barfield, 118 Littletown, 118 Pasture House, 114 Greengill. Scotch Blackface – 130, 100 Whinnerah Lodge.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence): - Texel – 318.20 Littletown, 317.10, 305.60 Smaithwaite, 290.50 Crakeplace Hall, 290 Greengill, 288.50, 284.40 Whinnerah Lodge, 287.50 Croftlands. Herdwick – 316.30 Barfield, 302.60, 276.90 Pature House, 300, 275 Greengill Farm, 297.90 Charles Ground, 295 Littletown, 294.60 Langhorn, 281.10 Smaithwaite. Scotch Blackface – 302.30, 270.30 Whinnah Lodge. Mule – 288.40 Greengill Farm. Swaledale – 286.50 Smaithwaite, 263.20, 263.20, 248.80 Greengill Farm, 245.50 Cockley Gill. Beltex – 232.40 Crakeplace Hall.

 

With a plainer but larger show of ewes forward with plain fell ewes selling to extreme rates. Well fleshed ewes selling to a higher trade on the week. More ewes needed for next week to fulfill buyers orders.

 

Cull Ewes (per head - £): - Suffolk – 150, Seafield House. 150, Spring Bank. 122, Ryhola Meadow. Blue D’Maine – 159, 147, Croftside. Texel – 190, The How. 184, 162, 159, 146, Greenbank Close. 180, 174, Croftlands. 178, Woodside. 176, 168, 150, High Flatts. 176, Hayes Castle. 171, 153, Croftside. 150, Meade Cottage. Swaledale – 114, 100, Mosser Heights. 109, 81, Cockley Gill. 97, Baggra Yeat. 96, 96, Charles Ground. 92, Littletown. 84, Byresteads. 80, Burnside. Mule – 159, 118, Ullock Mains. 148, Fern Lea. 148, Shatton Lodge. 142, Baggra Yeat. 132, 130, 98, Mosser Heights. 131, Rigg House. 98, East House. Herdwick – 146, Barfield. 130, 114, Grange Grassings. 122, Dale End. 112, Brimmer Head. 106, Easthwaite. 102, Smaithwaite. 98, Crakeplace Hall. 98, Clements Farm. 96, Charles Ground. 88, Hayes Castle. Blackface – 97, Field Head. 86, Clements Farm. Zwartble – 149, Ullock Mains. Texel x Herdwick – 118, Cockley Gill. 114, Dale End.

Cull Rams (per head - £): - Texel – 200, 152, Croftlands. 152, Riggingill Swaledale – 112, Gill Brow. Herdwick – 132, Stone Ends. 114, Wasdale Head Hall. Blackface – 130, Field Head.