Sales Reports

September Show & Sale of Store Cattle Friday 25th September 2020
25th September 2020
The September Show and Sale of Store cattle was well supported by both vendors and purchasers alike producing a wonderful days trading. The Show was ably judged by Mr David Anderson, Crosby; we thank him for his time and expertise. He selected as his Champion, a shapely red 11m old Limousin Steer from Messrs I Powley, Green Marsh which later sold for £1220. Reserve honours went to JN&A Woodend, Hyton with a classy British Blue Heifer which later sold for £1100. Outwith the show a competitive ...

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Primestock 23rd September 2020
23rd September 2020
On Wednesday 23rd September 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 68 cattle comprising 42 cull cattle and 26 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2425 prime sheep including 1675 lambs and 750 cast ewes and rams. Prime cattle continue to be good to sell being in keen demand. Leading the sale in pence per kilo and per head was a smart Limousin steer from Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm achieving 229 pence and £1442.70 purchased by Les Fell. Bulls upto 203p for ...

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Annual Sale of Bluefaced Leicester rams & females
21st September 2020
On Monday 21st September 2020 Mitchells held their annual Bluefaced Leicester show & sale.  The show was kindly sponsored by Dodd & Co Accountants and ably judged by Mr Geoff Walker, Beechcroft. After some deliberation he selected a Ram lamb from RW&JH Emmott, Wythop Hall as his Champion. Reserve honours went to the Shearling Ram from W&PA Walton, Low Kinmont. Following on from Fridays Mule gimmer lamb sale trade was brisk with Shearling Rams in high demand leading to an unrivalled 98% clearan...

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Store lamb sale Saturday 19th September 2020
19th September 2020
The Great Annual Lakeland sale of 4,549 Store Lambs and Continental X Gimmer lambs was held on Saturday 19th September. This Annual harvest of the Lakeland hills in turn attracted a keen ringside of buyers ensuring a strong trade was witnessed with long keep lambs proving easiest to sell. Many annual consignments reported previously unseen increases on the year leaving a whopping overall average of £71.26 per head.  The days’ top price of £142 was paid for a pair of Kerry Hill gimmer lambs from...

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Annual show & sale of Mule Gimmer lambs Friday 18th September
18th September 2020
Mitchells Auction Mart conducted its Annual Lakeland Prize show & sale of a catalogued entry of 10,180 Mule gimmer lambs on Friday 18th September.  The pre sale show was expertly judged by Mr Thomas Hird, Westray Farm & Mr Antony Spencer, Vicarage Farm with two sections to place; the large breeders and small breeders.  The sale was kindly sponsored by Carrs Billington, Armstrong Watson Accountants and Hundith Hill Hotel. Championship rosette and the Johnny Matterson Memorial cup was awarded to...

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Primestock 16th September 2020
16th September 2020
On Wednesday 16th September 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 69 cattle comprising 53 cull cattle and 16 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2470 prime sheep including 1753 lambs and 717 cast ewes and rams. All cattle continue to be good to sell. Leading the sale in price per kilo was a smart Limousin heifer from WB & SA Steele, Easthwaite Farm achieving 213 pence (£1256.70) selling to George Chapman.  Top price per head was an outstanding Limousi...

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Storestock Friday 11th September 2020
11th September 2020
Store Lambs Store Lambs sold to the same good trade that has been witnessed all season with long keep lambs looking the dearest. Top price of £103 for Texel Lambs from RJ Powell, Brimmer Head, Grasmere. Beltex to £90.50 for AJ Wood, Woodhall Brow, Dean. Store lambs – Texel- 103, 72.50 Brimmer Head, 89, 80, 75.50 Far End, 78 Walkhurst Cottage, 78, 73.50 Highside, 77.50 Ladywath, 75.50 Peel Place, 75, 73 Burthwaite, 73 Hinning House, 71.50, 70.50 Cragg Farm. Beltex- 90.50 Woodhall Brow. BDM- 7...

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Primestock 9th September 2020
9th September 2020
On Wednesday 9th September 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 61 cattle comprising 37 cull cattle and 24 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2208 prime sheep including 1790 lambs and 418 cast ewes and rams. A wonderful heifer from Messrs I&CL Richardson topped the cattle section today. Weighing in at 590kg she realised 254ppk grossing £1498.60 purchased by WilsonWillis Quality Butchers, High Street, Cleator Moor. Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo ...

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