Sales Reports

Primestock
30th October 2019
On Wednesday 30th October 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 45 cattle comprising 31 cull cattle and 14 prime bulls, 1525 prime sheep including 1202 lambs and cast 323 ewes and rams. The top price for bulls was 193.5p paid twice for Limousins from Messrs Bowe, Mechi Farm, Blennerhasset and purchased by TL Fell. The top price per head was £1594.58 paid to P & PI Walker & Son, Beech Croft for a Charolais cross bull. Prime Bull (Top price per k...

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Store Cattle & Fellmans Gather of Store Lambs
25th October 2019
Store cattle A seasonal show of store cattle sold to the same trade as recent weeks ensuring all vendors went home satisfied with their days trading.  Leading the sale was a smart Limousin heifer from AG Watson, Lanehead selling for £1175.  Steers topped at £1035 from AR Hardy, Eastlands. The sale also incorporated the herd dispersal from the late JR Ellwood, Scalderskew.  The Aberdeen Angus cows & calves sold up to £1250 for a cow & heifer calf. Steer: -  Limousin – 1035, 1015 (x2) Eastlands...

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Primestock
23rd October 2019
On Wednesday 23rd October 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 77 cattle comprising 68 cull cattle and 9 prime bulls, 1744 prime sheep including 1216 lambs and 528 cast ewes and rams. A larger entry of cows met a brisk trade from the usual ring of buyers, the resulting trade was satisfactory, in line with the recent market trend. Bulls were forward in small numbers, well fleshed bulls were sought after with more required to meet buying demand. ...

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Great Annual Show & Sale of Suckled Calves
18th October 2019
The Annual Show and Sale of Lakeland Suckled Calves saw a marvellous show of quality cattle which was a credit to the vendors. The Show was judged by Mr David Jarman who commented on the great quality put before him. Overall Champion went to the first prized Limousin Heifer from I&R Millard, Old Hyton and later achieved the days top price of £1120 selling to the judge. Reserve honours went to B&J Hodgson, Woodend with a Limousin Steer achieving £935. Trade was very pleasing no the year being in...

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Primestock
16th October 2019
On Wednesday 16th October 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 47 cattle comprising 39 cull cattle and 8 prime bulls, 2388 prime sheep including 1925 lambs and 463 cast ewes and rams. Leading the sale in price per kilo and per head was a shapely Charolais cast cow from DA & SM Miller, Crookdake Mill selling for 129.50 pence and achieving £1105.93 purchased by G Moor. Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue – 158.50, 152.50 East...

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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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