Sales Reports

Primestock 16th September 2020
16th September 2020
On Wednesday 16th September 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 69 cattle comprising 53 cull cattle and 16 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2470 prime sheep including 1753 lambs and 717 cast ewes and rams. All cattle continue to be good to sell. Leading the sale in price per kilo was a smart Limousin heifer from WB & SA Steele, Easthwaite Farm achieving 213 pence (£1256.70) selling to George Chapman.  Top price per head was an outstanding Limousi...

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Storestock Friday 11th September 2020
11th September 2020
Store Lambs Store Lambs sold to the same good trade that has been witnessed all season with long keep lambs looking the dearest. Top price of £103 for Texel Lambs from RJ Powell, Brimmer Head, Grasmere. Beltex to £90.50 for AJ Wood, Woodhall Brow, Dean. Store lambs – Texel- 103, 72.50 Brimmer Head, 89, 80, 75.50 Far End, 78 Walkhurst Cottage, 78, 73.50 Highside, 77.50 Ladywath, 75.50 Peel Place, 75, 73 Burthwaite, 73 Hinning House, 71.50, 70.50 Cragg Farm. Beltex- 90.50 Woodhall Brow. BDM- 7...

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Primestock 9th September 2020
9th September 2020
On Wednesday 9th September 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 61 cattle comprising 37 cull cattle and 24 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2208 prime sheep including 1790 lambs and 418 cast ewes and rams. A wonderful heifer from Messrs I&CL Richardson topped the cattle section today. Weighing in at 590kg she realised 254ppk grossing £1498.60 purchased by WilsonWillis Quality Butchers, High Street, Cleator Moor. Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo ...

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Breeding Sale Thursday 3rd September and Friday 4th September
3rd September 2020
Mitchells Auction Mart held its annual two day Show and Sale of 4973 Breeding Sheep on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September 2020. Breeding Rams The Show was kindly sponsored by Robinson & Co and Macmin Ltd. The judge in the Ram section were Mr Steven Powley, Green Marsh who conducted an expert job and commented on the great quality before him. The Championship rosette was awarded to FC Wharton, Somerfield House, Thursby with a Black Beltex Shearling later selling for £1,000. Reserve honours...

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Storestock - Friday 28th August 2020
28th August 2020
Store cattle continue to be a flying trade even though many now starting to show signs of the recent inclement weather. The days top price of £1350 for the last beast through the ring, a super Limousin Heifer from D&J Richardson, Whitehead Brow, Mealsgate, Wigton. Others to £1225, this time from B Noble, Gibbtarn, Beckermet. Steers to £1190 for an Angus from PS Gibson, Petteril Bank, Carlisle. Yearling types topped at £1150 for a British Blue Heifer from Ericstane, Moffat. Steers –Aberdeen An...

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Primestock 26th August 2020
26th August 2020
On Wednesday 26th August 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 48 cattle comprising 33 cull cattle and 15 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1724 prime sheep including 1187 lambs and 537 cast ewes and rams. Prime Bulls again a strong trade upto 216p from D&MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall. Top gross of £1390.72 also from D&MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall.  Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 216, 212 Lamplugh Hall, 206 Lowside Farm. British Blue...

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Store Lambs Friday 21st August 2020
21st August 2020
A good entry of 2500 store lambs attracted a huge ringside of eager buyers ensuring a flying trade was witnessed. The show was ably judged by Mr Tom Wilson, Thursby; our thanks go to him for his time and expertise. After some deliberation Tom selected a pen of Beltex Lambs from James Hunter, Fieldside as his Champion pen. These attracted frenzied bidding at sale time and sold for £95. The days top price of £124 was paid for a pair of Black Texel Gimmer Lambs from Thomas Roper, Rietfontein. ...

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Primestock 19th August 2020
19th August 2020
On Wednesday 19th August 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 61 cattle comprising 45 cull cattle and 16 prime bulls, 1919 prime sheep including 1390 lambs and 529 cast ewes and rams. All classes of Cattle continue to be good to sell and in keen demand. Top price of 216p for a Limousin Bull from D&MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall. Top gross of £1499.40 for a Limousin Bull from D&MLP Woolhouse, Staveley Wold. Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- ...

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