Sales Reports

Primestock 6th October 2021
6th October 2021
On Wednesday 6th October 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 73 cattle comprising 57 cull cattle and 16 prime bulls and clean cattle 1706 prime sheep including 1470 lambs and 236 cast ewes and rams. Leading the sale in price per kilo was an outstanding Limousin bull from D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall selling for 250 pence.  Top price of the day was also achieved from D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall for a tremendous Limousin bull topping the market...

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Annual Show & Sale of Swaledale Ewes
4th October 2021
On Monday 4th October Mitchells held the Annual Show and Sale of Swaledale Draft Ewes, Shearlings and Gimmer Lambs. The show was ably judged by Ms Mary Dawson, Millstone Moor who commented on the strong show put before her. After some deliberation the Willy Gill Trophy and Champion rosette was awarded to EJ & RJ Wear, Howe Green which later sold for the top price of the day £220.  Thanks must go to our sponsors David Allen Accountants and NFU Mutual. With the improvement in mule gimmer lambs, ...

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Annual Show & Sale of Herdwick Rams
2nd October 2021
Saturday 2nd October The ‘Keswick’ Show and Sale of registered Herdwick rams on Saturday started with a show of outstanding tups. Held under the auspices of the Herdwick Sheep Breeders Association, judging was in the capable hands of Mr Sam Hodgson, Glencoyne and Mr Jono Hoggarth, Old Hall and the referee Mr Ian Grisedale, Green Mount Farm. After some deliberation the Nicholson Trophy for Champion Tup was awarded to the 1st prized Shearling from W S Jackson, Nook Farm. This Ram later sold for ...

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Annual Show & Sale of Herdwick Ewes, Continental Ewes & Cheviot & Continental Rams
1st October 2021
Friday 1st October The annual two day sale of Herdwick breeding ewes and rams was held at Mitchells Auction Co, Cockermouth, Cumbria.  The sale continues to attract interest from across the UK, with purchasers travelling from far and wide to partake in the largest sale of Herdwick sheep in the country. The Show was kindly sponsored by Hundith Hill Hotel, Marsh Commercial Insurance, TW Relph & Sons, Robinson + co Accountants. Judge for the females was Mr Ian Grisedale of Green Mount Farm, Miln...

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Primestock 29th September 2021
29th September 2021
On Wednesday 29th September 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 71 cattle comprising 61 cull cattle and  10 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1869 prime sheep including 1213 spring lambs and 656 cast ewes and rams. Bulls sold to a rattling good trade topping at £1445.36 or 232p from Messrs P&PI Walker, Beechcroft, Mockerkin. Black and Whites sold to £1165.50 from Messrs Mattocks, Row Hall, Dearham. Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limo...

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September Show & Sale of Store Cattle
24th September 2021
A great entry of 700 store cattle was presented for the ‘Brian Smith’ Show and Sale of Store Cattle on Friday 24th September. The show was kindly sponsored by NFU Mutual and Gates Tyres, with judging in the capable hands of Mr Andrew Graham, Wigton. This year the show cattle were competing for the ‘Brian Smith Memorial Trophy which was generously donated by his wife Angela Tarry-Smith and family. The trophy was awarded to Messrs I Powley, Green Marsh, Carlisle with a wonderful Limousin Heifer...

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Primestock 22nd September 2021
22nd September 2021
On Wednesday 22nd September 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 70 cattle comprising 45 cull cattle and 25 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1908 prime sheep including 1333 spring lambs and 575 cast ewes and rams. A tremendous shapely Limousin bull from D&MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall made top price kilo at 242ppk and also top price per head £1476.20 being sold to TL Fell. Heifers to 236p from RG&JM Smith, Lake View, Millbeck purchased by J Birbeck. ...

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Annual Show & Sale of Bluefaced Leicester Rams & Females
20th September 2021
On Monday 20TH September 2020 Mitchells held their annual Bluefaced Leicester show & sale. A catalogued entry of 74 Bluefaced Leicesters met a spirited trade following on from the delightful Mule Gimmer lamb trade witnessed the previous Friday. The show was kindly sponsored by Dodd & Co Accountants with judging in the capable hands of Mr Andrew Fell, Mosedale. Championship honours were awarded to W&PA Walton & Son, Low Kinmont, Corney with a Shearling Ram which later sold for £1300 purchased ...

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