Sales Reports

Annual Show & Sale of Swaledale Rams, second sale of mule gimmer lambs & breeding ewes
14th October 2019
Mitchells Livestock Auction Mart held the Annual Show and Sale of Swaledale Rams.  The sale was kindly sponsored by Mitchells Auction Mart with judging in the capable hands of Mr Ian Armstrong.  After some deliberation the Lawson Family Trophy for the Champion Swaledale Tup was awarded to the Shearling Ram from DW & AS Noble, Burblethwaite.  Reserve honours went to an Aged Ram from GW Whitfield, Low Stowbank. A full ringside of buyers ensured a solid trade with the top price of £1100 paid for ...

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Storestock
11th October 2019
A seasonal entry saw weathered cattle harder to cash with flesh in demand. Top of £1005 twice, firstly for a Limousin Steer from Messrs Graham, Bolton Wood Lane, Mealsgate. And then again for a British Blue Steer from WC&J Leak, Hill Farm, Holmrook. Heifers to £975 again for a Limousin again from Messrs Graham, Bolton Wood Lane. Steer: - Limousin – 1005, 985 Bolton Wood Lane, 985, 975 Hall Santon, 935 Row Brow, 875 Annaside, 835 Horrace Farm. British Blue – 1005 Hill Farm, 975 Hall Santon, 89...

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Primestock
9th October 2019
On Wednesday 9th October 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 72 cattle comprising 53 cull cattle and 19 prime bulls, 2285 prime sheep including 1415 lambs and 870 cast ewes and rams. Prime Bulls topped at 190.5p for a Limousin from Messrs Bowe, Mechi Farm. Top gross was £1324.93 for a Simmental from TA Byers, Ellenbank.  Cast Cows to 147.5p for a Limousin from G&T Tyson, East House or £1076.75 from W Gray & Sons, East Mill. Prime Bull (Top p...

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Annual Lakeland Show & Sale of Swaledale draft ewes, gimmer shearlings & gimmer lambs
8th October 2019
On Tuesday 8th October saw Mitchells Auction Co having their Annual Show and Sale of Swaledale breeding sheep. A catalogued entry of 4461 sold to a crowded ringside of buyers which had travelled from Scotland, wales, Ireland and England ensuring a solid trade. The show was kindly sponsored by David Allen Agriculture and NFU Mutual with judging in the capable hands of Mr Chris Heath. After some deliberation the Willy Gill Trophy for the Champion pen of ewes was awarded to GL Hutton, Setmabannin...

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Annual "Keswick" show & Sale of registered Herdwick Rams
5th October 2019
Saturday – ‘Keswick’ Fair Show & Sale of Registered Herdwick Rams Mitchells conducted on behalf of the Herdwick Sheep Breeders Association the sale of Herdwick Rams. Following from a buoyant trade the day before, potential purchasers arrived in good spirits resulting in a super trade with quality in keen demand.   Judging was in the hands of Mr Willy Tyson and Mr Andrew Race. After some deliberation they awarded the prizes as follows: Prize List Best Mouth P Naylor, Bowderdale Aged Rams ...

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Annual Lakeland Show & Sale of Herdwick draft ewes, gimmer twinters, gimmer lambs and other hill breeds. Also October Tup day, sale of breeding rams.
4th October 2019
On Friday 4th & 5th October 2018 Mitchells Auction Co, Cockermouth, Cumbria held the annual 2 day sale of Herdwick breeding ewes and rams. A highlight of the Mitchells Calendar, this sale continues to attract purchasers from across the country which in turn ensured a flying trade was witnessed for the largest entry seen for some time. The Show was kindly sponsored by Jelf Insurance, Robinson+Co Accountants, Hundith Hill Hotel, Mitchells Livestock and T.W.Relph & Sons. Judging was in the hands ...

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Primestock
2nd October 2019
On Wednesday 2nd October 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 50 cattle comprising 41 cull cattle and 9 prime bulls, 1827 prime sheep including 1142 lambs and 685 cast ewes and rams. Messrs Bowe, Mechi Farm made both top price per kilo and per head with 2 shapely bulls. Making top price per kilo was a Limousin bull at 191.50ppk selling to TL Fell. A Blonde d’Aquitaine bull went and made top price per head at £1361.45 and also purchased by TL Fe...

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September Show & Sale of Store Cattle
27th September 2019
Friday 27th September, we held our annual show and sale of 650 store cattle. A pre-sale show was kindly judged by Mr R Webster, Taylors Farm. Championship was awarded to a Limousin sired heifer which was shown by M/s Harryman, Keskadale, later selling for £1160. Trade was seen to be satisfactory throughout for all types.  Thanks must go to our sponsors NFU Mutual and Zoetis. Store cattle Steer: - Blonde – 1285 Beckside Farm, 1165, 1115 Keskadale, 1025, 895 Woodhall Brow, 1005 Townhead, 895 Ci...

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