Sales Reports

Friday 22nd May 2020 - Jonny Skelton May Sale
22nd May 2020
A pleasing entry of 650 store cattle was forward for the “Jonny Skelton” May sale.  A predominately younger entry attracted a large ringside of buyers ensuring the trade was flying suppressing all expectations.  The drop and go system proved to be a success with all classes easily sold. The day’s top price of £1305 was achieved for a Limousin steer from TB Stamper, Harrot Hill.  Heifers topped at £1245 for a Limousin from Messrs Lister, Foxhouses. Bulls sold to a high of £1155 for a pure Limo...

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Wednesday 20th May- Prime Stock Sale
20th May 2020
MITCHELLS AUCTION CO LTD Market Report for Wednesday 20th May 2020   On Wednesday 20th May 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 66 cattle comprising 40 cull cattle and 26 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1332 prime sheep including 441 spring lambs, 508 hoggs and 382 cast ewes and rams.   With a tremendous show of cattle forward leading the sale in price per kilo was a smart Limousin heifer from Messrs Teasdale, Lowside Farm selling for 208 pen...

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Primestock Sale 20th May 2020
20th May 2020
On Wednesday 20th May 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 66 cattle comprising 40 cull cattle and 26 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1332 prime sheep including 441 spring lambs, 508 hoggs and 382 cast ewes and rams. With a tremendous show of cattle forward leading the sale in price per kilo was a smart Limousin heifer from Messrs Teasdale, Lowside Farm selling for 208 pence.  Top price of the day was a shapely Limousin bull achieving £1416.16 fr...

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FRIDAY 15TH MAY- EWES AND LAMBS
15th May 2020
Friday 15th May 2020   A reduced entry of 500 Outfits of Hoggs and Ewes with Lambs at Foot was forward under drop and go conditions for what would have been the David Westgarth Memorial Trophy. The trade achieved far exceeded all expectations being electric for all classes. Top price of the day was £140 per life for a Pure Texel Ewe with Beltex Gimmer Lamb at foot from Woodhow Farm, Wasdale and was purchased by Andrew Kirkbride. Mule Hoggs with Lambs at foot sold to £130 per life from Winter ...

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Primestock 13th May 2020
13th May 2020
On Wednesday 13th May 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 63 cattle comprising 44 cull cattle and 19 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1112 prime sheep including 204 spring lambs, 567 prime hoggs and 341 cast ewes and rams. Prime cattle ring was well supported with extra buyers this in turn made the trade on fire.  With the drop and go system working well there is no reason for anyone to travel further mileage than needed with what we have to offe...

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Primestock 6th May 2020
6th May 2020
On Wednesday 6th May 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with the new drop and go system working well.  It was obvious today that all our leading abattoirs, wholesale butchers and local butchers were delighted to see us open for competitive business.  We had forward 43 cattle comprising 31 cull cattle and 12 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1070 prime sheep including 112 spring lambs, 656 prime hoggs and 302 cast ewes and rams.   With a tremendous sh...

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Primestock 18th March 2020
18th March 2020
On Wednesday 18th March 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 69 cattle comprising 52 cull cattle, 11 prime bulls and 6 clean cattle, 2,299 prime sheep including 1798 hoggs and 501 cast ewes and rams.   A good quality entry of Clean Cattle topped at an impressive £1509.30 for an Aberdeen Angus Steer from Messrs Crowe, Hall Santon who also sold a Limousin to £1497.33. Charolais Heifers sold to 200ppk from P&PI Walker, Beechcroft or £1330.   S...

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‘Tommy Baxter’ Show and Sale of Store Cattle
13th March 2020
The Tommy Baxter Show and Sale of 1303 top quality store cattle again proved to be a resounding success. The standard forward was a credit to all vendors who were justly rewarded with a packed ringside of prospective purchasers in attendance.  The Show was kindly sponsored by Hundith Hill Hotel, GT Tyres, Brockbanks Solicitors and Carrs Billington. Judging was in the capable hands of Mr Michael Wynne, Miss Ellie Wynne and Miss Rachel Graham. An outstanding show was forward to compete for the M...

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