Sales Reports

Primestock 21st October 2020
21st October 2020
On Wednesday 21st October 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 75 cattle comprising 62 cull cattle and 13 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2523 prime sheep including 1813 lambs and 710 cast ewes and rams. Bulls sold to the same strong trade topping at 213p twice, both times for Limousins from D&MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall. Top gross was £1536.12 for a Limousin from TA Byers, Ellenabnk. Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 213(2), 2...

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Friday 16th October 2020 Lakeland Suckled Calf Show & Sale
16th October 2020
The Annual Show and Sale of Lakeland Suckled Calves saw a fantastic entry of Calves assemble to attract a super ringside of buyers ensuring all classes sold hugely dearer on the year producing an average some £141 up on the year. The show was kindly sponsored by Dodd&Co Accountants, Fulton Land Rover, Rickerby Ltd, Macmin and The North West Limousin Breeders Club. Judging was in the capable hands of Mr John Dixon Junior, Thursby who had a super show before him. After some deliberation he awar...

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Primestock 14th October 2020
14th October 2020
On Wednesday 14th October 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 55 cattle comprising 39 cull cattle and 16 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2063 prime sheep including 1638 lambs and 425 cast ewes and rams.   A stylish Limousin heifer from I&CL Richardson, Greenlands made 250ppk and totalling £1475 which was purchased by Wilson Willis Butchers of Cleator Moor.   Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 250 Greenlands.   Prime H...

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Store & Breeding Sale Friday 9th October 2020 including the Swaledale Ram Show & Sale
9th October 2020
A show of mainly longer keep lambs finding a keen ringside of purchasers and another strong trade with the small lambs looking the dearest. The days’ top of £95 was paid for Texel Lambs from AJ Wood, Woodhall Brow who also sold others to £93 twice. Beltex Lambs to £91 for WW&D Boow, Corney Hall. Many more could have been well sold and are required for the ‘Fellmans Gather’ sale of Store Lambs in a fortnights time, Friday 23rd October. Entries invited. Store Lambs Texel- 95, 93(2), 88, 83,...

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Primestock 7th October 2020
7th October 2020
On Wednesday 7th October 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 76 cattle comprising 60 cull cattle and 16 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2300 prime sheep including 1521 lambs and 779 cast ewes and rams. Prime Cattle good to sell producing pleasing returns. Top of 216ppk for a Limousin Bull from TA Byers, Ellenbank who also sold the days top gross; another Limousin Bull at £1625.65. Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 196 Hun...

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Monday 5th October Swaledale Ewes Breeding Sale
5th October 2020
On Monday 5th October Mitchells held the Annual Show and Sale of Swaledale Draft Ewes, Shearlings and Gimmer Lambs. The show was ably judged by Mr Robert Marrs, Manor Farm who commented on the strong show put before him. After some deliberation the Willy Gill Trophy and Champion rosette was awarded to GL Hutton, Setmabanning which later sold for the days top price of £220. Trade was strong with averages considerably dearer on the year. Shearlings topped at £140 from JE&A Wilson, Far End and Gim...

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Herdwick Breeding Ewes, Continental Rams and Herdwick Rams - Friday 2nd October and Saturday 3rd October-
2nd October 2020
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, Tony Sharp Trailers and Mitchells Auction Co.  Judge for the females was Mr Shaun Hodgso...

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Primestock 30th September 2020
30th September 2020
On Wednesday 30th September 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 67 cattle comprising 51 cull cattle and 16 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2420 prime sheep including 1852 lambs and 568 cast ewes and rams. Leading the sale in price per kilo was a smart Limousin heifer from Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm achieving 220 pence (£1232) selling to G Moor. Top price per head went to a shapely Limousin bull from TA Byers, Ellenbank selling for £1539 again purc...

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