Sales Reports

Primestock 30th December 2020
30th December 2020
On Wednesday 30th December 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 1,581 prime sheep including 1398 lambs and 183 cast ewes and rams. Prime Sheep Prime lamb trade electric leaving vendors delighted. Last weeks top rates easily maintained with a market average of 229ppk. Top price of £134 for a pair of Dutch Texel lambs from TA Jefferson, Aspatria Hall purchased by W Lindsay & Sons, Butchers, Cockermouth. Top pence per kilo went to Messrs I Powl...

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Primestock 23rd December 2020
23rd December 2020
On Wednesday 23rd December 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 1601 prime sheep including 1454 lambs and 147 cast ewes and rams. Prime Sheep Prime lamb trade electric being the dearest trade witnessed this back end. Vendors leaving well and truly in the Christmas spirit with a lamb trade bonanza. The days top price of £144 was paid for a Texel lamb from A&D Smith, Kelmore Hills purchased by W Lindsay & Sons, Butcher, Station St, Cockermouth. ...

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Storestock Friday 18th December 2020
18th December 2020
Store Cattle With many eyes now on the festive period just a small entry of cattle was presented for sale never the less a super trade was witnessed for a somewhat mixed entry. Top price of £1045 for a pair of Angus Steers from Messrs Martin, Beck Farm, Lamplugh. Montbeliarde steers from D&KI Clemetson, Outgang sold to £955. The next sale of Store cattle is the New Years Prize Show and Sale on Friday 8th January. Trade is buoyant and entries are invited to the office on 01900 822016. Entries...

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Primestock 16th December 2020
16th December 2020
On Wednesday 16th December 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 57 cattle comprising 39 cull cattle and 18 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2168 prime sheep including 1855 lambs and 313 cast ewes and rams. Prime bulls easily sold with keen demand present. Top of 219p or £1594.32 for a Limousin from TA Byers, Ellenbank. Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 219, 206 Ellenbank, 197 Row Hall, 189 Threapland Lees. British Blue – 192,...

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Primestock 9th December 2020
9th December 2020
On Wednesday 9th December 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 33 cattle comprising 29 cull cattle and 4 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2070 prime sheep including 1679 lambs and 391 cast ewes and rams. A smaller entry of cattle with trade a shade stronger. Clean Cattle topped at 240p for a Limousin Steer from J Brown & Son, Crakeplace Hall purchased by Wilson Willis Butcher, Cleator Moor. Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – ...

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Store Stock Friday 4th December 2020
4th December 2020
Store cattle An entry of improved quality sold to a fast trade surpassing recent rates and delighting vendors. Top price of £1400 was achieved for a classy Limousin Heifer from D&J Richardson, Whitehead Brow who also sold another super specimen over thirty months to £1350. Steers topped at £1340 for a Limousin from Messrs Crowe, Hall Santon whose good run averaged 1273. Another good run from AJ Wood, Woodhall Brow also averaged an impressive 1273. Natives proved good to sell to a top of £125...

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Primestock 2nd December 2020
2nd December 2020
On Wednesday 2nd December 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 38 cattle comprising 28 cull cattle and 10 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1866 prime sheep including 1541 lambs and 325 cast ewes and rams. Leading the sale in price per kilo and per head was a smart Limousin bull from TA Byers, Ellenbank selling for 224 pence and achieving £1552.32 purchased by Les Fell. Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 224, 195 Ellenbank, 212,...

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Christmas Prime Stock Show and Sale
28th November 2020
Saturday 28th November 2020- Mitchells Christmas Fat Show The dust has settled on our Christmas Prime stock show and sale which we held on Saturday 28th November 2020. Well what can be said, other than there was a terrific show of stock. Our judges for this noted sale were Mr Liam Broster, Brosters Farm Shop, Huddersfield whom travelled to judge the cattle section and Mr Stephen Dodsworth, DFAM, County Durham headed over to judge the sheep section. Judging commenced at 12.30pm with the cattl...

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