Sales Reports

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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Annual Sale of Continental Gimmers and Lakeland Store Lambs Saturday 18th September 2021
18th September 2021
The Great Annual Lakeland sale of 5,035 Store Lambs and Continental X Gimmer lambs was held on Saturday 18th September. Following on from the Mule gimmer lambs the previous day, the Continental and Suffolk ewe lambs sold to a fabulous trade with an abundance of customers around the ring. Top of £142 was paid for a Black Texel gimmer lamb from Mosser Mains Farm, Mosser; the proceeds of this lamb being kindly donated to Alzheimer’s Society. TexelXMule gimmer lambs from A Fearon, Kirkland House so...

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Annual Show & Sale of Mule Gimmer Lambs Friday 17th September 2021
17th September 2021
Mitchells Auction Mart conducted its Annual Lakeland Prize show & Sale of a catalogued entry of 9,035 Mule gimmer lambs on Friday 17th September.  The pre sale show was expertly judged by Mr Trevor Foster, Sebergham & Mr Bruce Davies, Abergaveny with Mr Andrew Cook as Referee, with two sections to place; the large breeders and small breeders. The sale was kindly sponsored by Carrs Billington, Hundith Hill Hotel & Lakeland Trailers & Services. Championship rosette and the Johnny Matterson Memor...

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Primestock 15th September 2021
15th September 2021
On Wednesday 15th September 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 78 cattle comprising 64 cull cattle and 14 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1986 prime sheep including 1389 prime lambs and 597 cast ewes and rams. The top price was 241pence per kilo paid for a Limousin Bull from D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall, Workington.  Top price per head was £1562.00 paid for a Limousin bull from JP Lister, Oughterside Mill. Prime Heifers sold to 220 pence per ...

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