Wednesday 12th June

12th June 2024

MITCHELLS AUCTION CO LTD

Market Report for Wednesday 12th June 2024

 

On Wednesday 12th June 2024, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 43 Cattle comprising of 13 Prime Cattle and 30 Cast cows; 676 sheep including 346 prime lambs, 159 prime hoggs and 171 cast ewes and rams.

 

A good quality entry of cull cows sold easily with well fleshed cows commanding a premium, averaging 181.52ppk. Top price cow of the day a Limousin from Mr John Walker, Oxenrigg weighing 783kg selling to a total of £1691.28. Top price pence per kilo was awarded to a Limousin from G&T Tyson, East House weighing 729kg selling for 220ppk totaling £1603.80.

Prime bulls sold well at prices above expectations averaging 255.41ppk. Top price per head was £1800.64 for a Charolais from AJ Wood, Woodhall Brow. Top pence per kilo was awarded to a Limousin bull from Ms Pattinson, Uldale Hall selling for 276ppk.

Prime Steer (Price per head - £) – Limousin – 1824.10, Harrot Hill.

Prime Steer (Pence per kilo) - Limousin – 290, Harrot Hill.

Prime Bull (Price per head - £) – Charolais – 1800.64, Woodhall Brow. Limousin – 1795.50, 1789.76, Harrot Hill. British Blue – 1663.20, Woodhall Brow. Hereford – 1599.96, 1531.40, Lowside.

Prime Bull (Pence per kilo) – Limousin – 276, Uldale Hall. 272, 270, Harrot Hill. 270, Uldale Hall Charolais – 272, Woodhall Brow. Hereford – 268, 260, Lowside. British Blue – 264, Woodhall Brow. Holstein – 232, Lowca Cottage.

Cast Cows (Price per head - £) – Limousin – 1691.28, 1664.92, Oxenriggs. 1603.80, East House. 1519.04, West End. South Devon – 1663.20, 1352.34, 1339.60, Aikbank. Angus – 1557, Aikbank. 1497.66, East House. 1480.22, Knott Houses. Beef Shorthorn – 1535.20, Aikbank. Holstein Friesian – 1385.70, High Pow. 1320.50, 1309.44, 1175.68 Carrick Dene. Holstein – 1088.96, High Pow.

Cast Cow (Pence per kilo) – Limousin – 220, East House. 216, 214, Oxenriggs. 202, Knott Houses. 188, West End. Angus – 218, East House. 194, Knott Houses. 180, Aikbank. South Devon – 210, 198, 182, 170, Aikbank. Beef Shorthorn – 202, Aikbank. Holstein Friesian – 190, 186, 176, 156, Carrick Dene. 186, High Pow. 158, Lodge Farm. Holstein – 164, High Pow. 158, Lodge Farm.

OTM Bull (Price per head - £) – Limousin – 1951.04, Stoney Howe.

OTM Bull (Pence per kilo) – Limousin – 182, Stoney Howe. Angus – 180, Low Godderthwaite.

A larger entry of Prime lambs met a very brisk trade, the resulting prices were very pleasing, in line with recent market trade – averaging 403.69ppk.

The top price per head was awarded to a tremendous Texel Lamb from P&PI Walker, Beechcroft weighing 52kg selling for £254.00 to local butcher and weekly supporter W Lindsay&Sons, Station Street, Cockermouth.

Top price per kilo was awarded to an outstanding Texel lamb from JD Hetherington & Sons, Blue Dial selling for 500ppk.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £): Texel – 254, 208, Beechcroft. 252, 252, 220, 206, 198, Mid Farm. 252, Blue Dial. 240, 230, 222, 210, 202, Blue Dial. 250, 244, 222, 220, Fairladies. 212, 200, Corney Hall. 212, 204, 200, 194, Moor Platt. 210, Scalesmoor. 200, 194, Woodside. 200, Greenmarsh. 200, East Mill. 198, Crosshow. 196, Croftside. Charolais – 230, Corney Hall. 210, Croftside. Suffolk – 224, 200, 199, Scalesmoor. 204, 202, 190, 189, 189, Ryhola Meadow. 191, Blue Dial. Beltex – 210, Blue Dial. Swaledale – 110, Uldale Hall.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence): Texel – 500, 475.50, 472.30, 470.60, 466.70, 448.90, 413, Blue Dial. 488.50, Beechcroft. 478.40, 471.70, 444, 415.10, Fairladies. 476.20, 446.50, 433.30, Greenmarsh. 475.50, 466.70, 458.30, Mid Farm. 441.70, Corney Hall. 432.70, Moor Platt. 431.60, 419, 415.80, The Faulds. 421.60, 412.50, 410.50, 410, Woodside Cottage. Beltex – 446.80, Blue Dial. 417.10, Greenmarsh. 412.50, The Faulds. 404.80, 402.60, Woodside Cottage. Suffolk – 429.80, 408.70, 402.10, 400, 400, 400, Ryhola Meadow. 422.60, Scalesmoor. 413.60, Woodside. 408.9, Croft House. 406.70, Frizington Parks. Charolais – 407, Frizington Parks. 402.30, Corney Hall. Woodside Cottage. 414, Scalesmoor. 410.90, 409.80, Salter Hall.

Leading Averages

3              £223.33 P & PI Walker, Beechcroft

15           £206.47 Messrs Clark, Fairladies

18           £205.78 J & E Scott, Mid Farm

8              £204.38 RM & ER Jackson, Scalesmoor

17           £202.65 JD Hetherington & Son, Blue Dial

3              £201.33 J Hetherington, Blue Dial

5              £200.80 G Butler, Moor Platt

A very mixed small entry of Prime hoggs were forward, fleshed hoggs without teeth up continued to sell well, hoggs with teeth up were cheaper.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head - £): Texel – 153, Salter Hall. Swaledale – 136, Orthwaite Hall. Mule – 162, 132, Town End. Herdwick – 148, Miller Place. 131, 120, 116, Pasture House. 130, East House. 116, 110, Elva Plain. 114, 112, Low Place. Texel x Herdwick – 142, Spout House. 116, Elva Plain.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence): Texel – 329.40, 328.60, 314.30, Sorrowstones. Swaledale – 289.40, Orthwaite Hall. 272.70, Low Eskholme. Mule – 317.60, Town End. Herdwick – 342.10, East House. 307.70, 305.30, 297.70, Pasture House. 305.60, 290, Elva Plain. 290.20, Miller Place. Texel x Herdwick – 302.10, Spout House. 297.40, Elva Plain.

Ewes were forward in small numbers; prices reflected the very mixed quality entry. Well fleshed sorts continued to be very dear.

Cull Ewes (per head - £): Texel – 164, 150, Croftside. 144, 143, Blue Dial. 131, Mid Farm. 124, East House. 115, Mossergate. Blue D’Maine – 155, 138, 125, 122, Croftside. Suffolk – 132, Croft House. Mule – 120, Bridge End. 120, Croft House. 120, Mossergate. 116, Seafield. Herdwick – 120, Elva Plain. 110, Seathwaite. 100, 86, Low Place. 99, Orthwaite Hall. 96, Mossergate. Cheviot – 116, 104, Lanefoot. Swaledale – 88, 86, Mossergate.

Cull Rams (per head - £): BFL – 192, Mosser Mains. Cheviot – 143, Low Eskholme. 140, 130, Lanefoot. Texel – 130, 109, Mid Farm. Herdwick – 134, Lanefoot. Swaledale – 128, Lanefoot. Kerry Hill – 126, Lanefoot.