Sales Reports

Special May show & Sale of Store Cattle - Friday 7th May 2021
7th May 2021
Mitchells Livestock Auctioneers held the Jonny Skelton may show and sale of 923 store cattle. The pre-sale show was kindly sponsored by Armstrong Watson and Gates Tyres and very professionally judged by Mr Geoff Bowe , Bothel Parks . Championship honours were awarded to a Limousin heifer consigned by M/s I Powley, Green Marsh. She later went on and sold for £1400 purchased by  JJ Crichton, Loughrigg . Reserve honours were awarded to a  Limousin bullock from M/s  Richardson, Low Garth later se...

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Primestock 5th May 2021
5th May 2021
On Wednesday 5th May 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 75 cattle comprising 59 cull cattle and 16 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1125 prime sheep including 102 spring lambs, 586 hoggs and 437 cast ewes and rams. Prime cattle sold to a top of 250p or £1407.50 for a Limousin Steer from Messrs Miller, Allerby Hall, Aspatria purchased by Wilson Willis Butchers, Cleator Moor. Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 250 Allerby Hal...

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Friday 30th April 2021 - Farm sale on behalf of the Executors of WT Green, New Godderthwaite
30th April 2021
Mitchells Auction Mart conducted the on farm machinery sale on behalf of the Executors of WT Green, New Godderthwaite Farm, Egremont.   On a crisp dry day and one of the first on site sales allowed in light of Covid-19, a huge crowd turned out and social distanced in great spirit.   Prices for all types of sundries and bygone machinery were outstanding with Low Godderthwaites’ top end machinery and tractors marking much more than expected.   Leading sale prices:- John Deere 5820 Tractor £...

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Primestock 28th April 2021
28th April 2021
On Wednesday 28th April 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 66 cattle comprising 51 cull cattle and 15 prime bulls and clean cattle, 922 prime sheep including 30 spring lambs, 635 hoggs and 257 cast ewes and rams. Cattle of all classes are a marvellous trade topping at 227p (£1527.71) for an OTM Heifer from G Gate, Hollins Farm, Eaglesfield. A British Blue cow from JP Lister, Oughterside Mill, Aspatria achieved the top gross of £1540.48. Black...

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Store & Breeding Sale Friday 23rd April 2021
23rd April 2021
Store cattle sold to a lightening fast trade delighting vendors. The days top price of £1495 was achieved for a 22m old dairy bred British Blue Steer from I Pigg, Linewath, Hesket New Market whose consignment averaged an impressive £1445. Angus steers sold to £1315 from Messrs Pitts, Stockbridge, Bootle. Fleckvieh Steers sold to £1245 for a pair from AH Barker, Town Head, Penrith. Heifers topped at £1445 for a pair of British Blues from AH Barker, Town Head, Penrith. A shortage of yearling ...

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Primestock 21st April 2021
21st April 2021
On Wednesday 21st April 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 42 cattle comprising 26 cull cattle and 16 prime bulls and clean cattle, 992 prime sheep including 8 spring lambs, 673 hoggs and 311 cast ewes and rams. All classes of cattle continue to be a flying trade delighting vendors. Top per kilo was 230p for a British Blue Bull from JP Lister, Oughterside Mill, Wigton. Top gross was £1730.52 for a Simmental Bull from TA Byers, Ellenbank, Ireb...

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Primestock 14th April 2021
14th April 2021
On Wednesday 14th April 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 62 cattle comprising 36 cull cattle and 26 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1162 prime sheep including 12 spring lambs, 882 hoggs and 268 cast ewes and rams.   Prime cattle trade continues to be buoyant selling to a top of 229p for a Limousin Heifer from Messrs Lister, Foxhouses, Boughton Moor. Top gross was £1360.95 for a dairy bred British Blue heifer from H Thompson, Springfield, Big...

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Store & breeding stock 9th April 2021
9th April 2021
Store cattle trade continues to exceed expectations being superb with all classes extremely good to sell. Prices were wonderful upto a top of £1535 for a dairy bred 23m old British Blue steer from I Pigg, Linewath, Hesket New Market whose trailer load averaged an impressive £1485. Heifers topped at £1295 for an 18m old Limousin from W Grix & Partners, Hill Head, Morpeth. Dairy bred British Blue heifers sold to £1285 and £1275 for AH Barker, Town Head, Penrith. Young cattle again keenly sought a...

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