Sales Reports

Anniversary Show & Sale of Store Cattle
16th August 2019
A fantastic catalogued entry of 944 cattle was forward for the August Show and Sale. The show was kindly sponsored by Murray Farmcare, Rickerby Ltd, Zoetis and Dodd & Company, Accountants. Judging was in the capable hands of Mr Michael Atkinson, Ripon who had a great entry before him for the show. After some deliberation the Championship rosette was awarded to the first prized Limousin Heifer from W & R Lawson, Stubbsgill, Distington. This tremendous heifer later sold for £1240. Reserve honours...

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Primestock
14th August 2019
On Wednesday 14th August 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 42 cattle comprising 24 cull cattle and 18 prime bulls & steers, 1674 prime sheep including 1356 lambs and 318 cast ewes and rams. All classes of cattle were well bid for to a top of 194.5ppk or £1299.26 for a Limousin Bull from RG & JM Smith, Lake View, Keswick purchased by TL Fell.  Cows sold to a top of 153.5p or £1115.95 for a Limousin from Messrs Miller, Allerby Hall, Allerby. ...

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Primestock
7th August 2019
On Wednesday 7th August 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 41 cattle comprising 32 cull cattle and 9 prime bulls, 2,881 prime sheep including 2110 lambs and 771 cast ewes and rams. Prime Bulls and Cast Cows sold to similar rates to recent weeks to a top of 186.5p or £1283.12 for a Limousin Bull from T & MD Beaty, Langhorn Farm, Egremont. Cows topped at 159.5p for a Blonde from WCG Holdings, Eirinntalla, Ennerdale. Black and whites to 144.5p f...

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Storestock
2nd August 2019
Market Report for Friday 2ND August 2019  Store cattle Store Cattle sold to a flying trade surpassing all expectations considering the recent dwindling prime prices. Top price of £1145 was paid for a Limousin Steer from Messrs Gray, Grange Farm, Aspatria. Heifers topped at £1085 for an Angus from P Braithwaite, Ehenside, Beckermet. Steer: – Limousin – 1145, 1125, 935 Grange Farm, 1075 Hill Farm, 945 Annaside Farm, 935 Stockbridge, 925 Hyton Farm, 925 Row End Farm, 825 Mayfield Farm. Charolai...

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Primestock
31st July 2019
On Wednesday 31st July 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 42 cattle comprising 29 cull cattle and 13 prime bulls, 1643 prime sheep including 1032 lambs and 611 cast ewes and rams. Prime Bulls sold to a top of 188.5p for a Limousin from RJ & AY Armstrong, Terrace Farm, Lorton purchased by Harold Birkbeck.. Top price per head was £1200.33 for a Limousin from TA Byers, Ellenbank, Boltongate purchased by Les Fell. Cast Cows sold to a top of 140.5...

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Opening Show and Sale of Store Lambs
19th July 2019
Market Report for Friday 19TH July 2019  A seasonal entry sold to a flying trade defying recent finished prices. Top today of £1145 was achieved for a Simmental Heifer from W Roberts, Townhead, Greysouthen. Steers topped at £1135 for a pen of 3 Limousins from BW Noble, Gibbtarn, Beckermet. Store cattle Steer: – Limousin – 1135(3), 1085 Gibbtarn Farm, 1085, 825 Mayfield Farm, 1005 Stockbridge, 955, 875, 865 Ullock Farm, 835 Row End Farm. British Blue – 1085, 1075(2), 1045 Nr Branthwaite Edge,...

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Primestock
17th July 2019
On Wednesday 17th July 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 37 cattle comprising 28 cull cattle and 9 prime bulls & cattle, 2,112 prime sheep including 1291 lambs and 821 cast ewes and rams. F Mattocks & Son, Row Hall sold a cast Limousin bull at £1289.93 making top price per head which was purchased by G Chapman. A young Limousin bull made top price per kilo from RG & JM Smith, Lake View at 196.50ppk selling to TL Fell. Prime Heifer (Top pric...

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Primestock
10th July 2019
On Wednesday 10th July 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 61 cattle comprising 46 cull cattle and 15 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1906 prime sheep including 1307 lambs and 599 cast ewes and rams. Cast cows and prime cattle sale was attended by a very competitive ringside of buyers. Trade was seen by many to be as strong in this sale centre as many across Cumbria.  Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 185.50, 179.50 Beechcrof...

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