Sales Reports

Primestock 18th May 2022
18th May 2022
On Wednesday 18th May 2022 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 35 cattle comprising 33 cull cattle and 2 clean cattle, 964 prime sheep including 173 lambs, 485 hoggs and 306 cast ewes and rams. Prime cattle sold to 239p for a Limousin Steer from H Thompson, Springfield Farm, Bigrigg. Top gross £1569.50 for a British Blue also from H Thompson, Springfield.   Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 239 Springfield Farm.  British Blue ...

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Special Sale of Breeding Cattle also Special Show and Sale of Ewes with Lambs at Foot
13th May 2022
Friday 13th May 2022- SPECIAL SALE OF BEEF BREEDING CATTLE A nice entry of working outfits attracted a keen ringside ensuring a strong trade for all classes. The highlight of the sale was a super Pedigree Limousin Heifer with Limousin Heifer calf at foot from DJ&MJ Hoggarth, Old Hall Farm, Ulpha, Broughton in Furness. Attracting many admirers, this outfit sold for the days top price of £2800. The same good home of DJ&MJ Hoggarth, Old Hall, Ulpha also sold a pen of exceptional Limousin Bullin...

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Primestock 11th May 2022
11th May 2022
On Wednesday 11th May 2022 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 54 cattle comprising 34 cull cattle and 20 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1039 prime sheep including 134 spring lambs, 615 hoggs and 290 cast ewes and rams. A good show of prime cattle forward sold to a blistering trade. Top of 280p or £1741.60 for an exceptional Limousin Heifer from Messrs Teasdale, Lowside, Troutbeck, Penrith. Prime bulls sold to 233p for a Beef Shorthorn again from Me...

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Special May Show & Sale of Store Cattle competing for the Jonny Skelton Memorial Trophy
6th May 2022
The ‘Jonny Skelton’ Show and Sale attracted a super entry of 974 store cattle and a grand ringside of buyers to ensure another fantastic trade at this prestigious sale. The show was kindly sponsored by Lloyd Motor Group, Armstrong Watson Accountants and Gate Tyres. Judging was carried out by a capable young stocksman, Mr Josh Pearson, High Plaskettlands. After doing a professional job of the judging Josh awarded the ‘Jonny Skelton’ Memorial trophy for the Champion Animal to the Limousin Heife...

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Primestock 4th May 2022
4th May 2022
On Wednesday 4th May 2022 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 26 cattle comprising 19 cull cattle and 7 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1114 prime sheep including 819 hoggs, 41 spring lambs and 254 cast ewes and rams. Prime cattle sold to 230p or £1439.80 for a British Blue X Friesian Heifer from Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm, Workington. Holstein Friesian steers to 209p or £1573.77 from H Thompson, Springfield Farm, Bigrigg.   Prime Heifer (Top price pe...

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Primestock 27th April 2022
27th April 2022
On Wednesday 27th April 2022 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 43 cattle comprising 37 cull cattle and 6 clean cattle, 1,781 prime sheep including 1247 hoggs and 534 cast ewes and rams.   Prime cattle sold to 234p for a British BlueXFriesian heifer from G&I Carruthers & Son, Lowca Cottage, Whitehaven. Holstein Friesian Heifers to £1407.28 from H Thompson, Springfield Farm, Bigrigg.   Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue- 2...

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Breeding Sheep - Friday 22nd April 2022
22nd April 2022
MITCHELLS AUCTION CO LTD Market Report for Friday 22ND April 2022  Our opening sale of ewes and lambs certainly did not disappoint with a good two alleys of healthy ewes with lambs. The ring was a bustle with bidders and many more could have been cashed to vendors’ advantage. Leading consignment was from Messrs Whitfield, Beech House who had a great run of 3 shear Continental x ewes plus lambs which averaged £104.26 per life topping at £119 per life or £357 per family. A well-bred ring of N...

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Store Cattle - Friday 22nd April 2022
22nd April 2022
MITCHELLS AUCTION CO LTD Market Report for Friday 22nd April 2022 Store cattle Mitchells Auction Mart held its weekly sale of store cattle, stirks & calves. With a hint of summer in the air and a wave of green, green grass, we had an abundance of buyers looking for grazing cattle of all types. All cattle under 11 months of age averaged a whopping £1032.26. Leading the sale was jointly shared by North Mosses and Foxhouse Farms with £1375.00 for a heifer and a bullock. Steers – British Blue...

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