Sales Reports

Opening Show & Sale of Store Stock
7th January 2022
The pre sale show was kindly sponsored by Eden Farm Supplies, I’Anson Quality Feeds, Taylors Farm Grain Services and R.A.F. Engineering Ltd. Judging was professionally carried out by Mr Ben Park, Kirklands Farm who awarded the ‘Willy Gill Trophy’ for Champion beast to I Powley, Green Marsh, Carlisle with their British Blue Heifer which later sold for £1800. Reserve honours went to the Limousin Steer from S Hardisty & Son, How Hall, Ennerdale which sold for £1480. Out with the show a fantastic...

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Primestock 5th January 2022
5th January 2022
On Wednesday 5th January 2022 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 58 cattle comprising 40 cull cattle and 18 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1611 prime sheep including 1244 hoggs and 367 cast ewes and rams. Leading the sale in price per kilo was a tremendous Limousin heifer from Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm selling for 254 pence (£1480.82) purchased by Harold Birkbeck.  Top price of the day was a shapely Limousin bull from TA Byers, Ellenbank selling for...

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Primestock 29th December 2021
29th December 2021
On Wednesday 29th December 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 1644 prime sheep including 1383 lambs and 261 cast ewes and rams.   Prime Sheep   All classes sold to another fantastic trade. Top of £170 twice; firstly for a Texel lamb from G Gate, Hollins Farm, Eaglesfield purchased by Mr P Burton. And then again for a Beltex from Messrs Crozier & Langcake, High Moss, Bassenthwaite purchased by Mr J Bosworth. Other Texels to £163 from Messrs...

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Primestock 22nd December 2021
22nd December 2021
On Wednesday 22nd December 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 16 cull cattle, 1339 prime sheep including 1145 lambs and 194 cast ewes and rams. A handful of cows forward but another great trade topping at 184p for a British Blue from Messrs Dixon, Ewanrigg, Maryport.   Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue – 184, 133 Ewanrigg Farm.  Limousin – 162 Hayes Castle. Holstein Friesian – 126, 114 Hill Farm. Holstein – 122, 117(2) T...

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Primestock 15th December 2021
15th December 2021
On Wednesday 15th December 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 64 cattle comprising 50 cull cattle and 14 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2381 prime sheep including 1743 lambs and 638 cast ewes and rams. The Mitchells Christmas show and sale of Prime Bulls and Cast cows was professionally judged by Mr James Birbeck who after some deliberation awarded the Championship rosette to D&MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall with a super Limousin Bull which later so...

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Primestock 8th December 2021
8th December 2021
On Wednesday 8th December 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 41 cattle comprising 32 cull cattle and 9 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2309 prime sheep including 2040 lambs and 269 cast ewes and rams.   A quality show of prime bulls was forward whereby all classes proved very good to sell producing great returns. Top of 268ppk or £1822.40 for a Limousin Bull from TA Byers, Ellenbank, Boltongate. Others to £1647.49 from JP Lister, Oughterside M...

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Store Stock Friday 3rd December 2021
3rd December 2021
MITCHELLS AUCTION CO LTD Market Report for Friday 3rd December 2021   Store cattle   A small entry was forward as to be expected for the time of year. Quality not as good as previous weeks however trade just as dear. Top of £1255 for a British Blue Steer from RS&E Gate, Near Branthwaite Edge, Workington. Heifers sold to £1115 for a British Blue from PP Richardson & Partners, Fleming Hall, Gosforth.   Steers – British Blue – 1255, 1235 Nr Branthwaite Edge. Limousin – 1115, 1045 Nr Branth...

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Primestock 1st December 2021
1st December 2021
On Wednesday 1st December 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 31 cattle comprising 27 cull cattle and 4 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1859 prime sheep including 1421 lambs and 438 cast ewes and rams. Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue – 217 Lowca Cottage Farm, 216, 210 Lowside Farm.  Limousin – 203 Prospect House Farm. Prime Bull (Top price per head - £):-British Blue – 1304.64, 1293.60 Lowside Farm, 1245.58 Lowca Cottage...

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