Sales Reports

Store & Breeding Sale Friday 21st May 2021
21st May 2021
A mixed entry of ewes and lambs maintained recent rates. Top of £288 per family for Texel Hoggs with twin lambs from MI&M Palmer, East Townend, Workington who sold singles to £98 per life. HOGGS AND LAMBS - Texel- 98, 96 East Townend. EWES AND LAMBS - Suffolk- 80 East House. Texel- 71, 70 East House. Herdwick- 52, 50 Barfield, 49 Church Stile, 48, 46 Branthwaite Rigg, 47 Burnthwaite. Store cattle sold to a top price of £1485 for a British Blue steer from Messrs Holliday & Graham, Bolton Wo...

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Primestock 19th May 2021
19th May 2021
On Wednesday 19th May 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 54 cattle comprising 34 cull cattle and 20 prime bulls and clean cattle, 638 prime sheep including 216 lambs, 234 hoggs and 188 cast ewes and rams. Prime cattle continuing to be buoyant selling to £1414 for a British Blue heifer from H Thompson, Springfield Farm, Bigrigg. Bulls sold to £1327.04 from D&MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall for a Limousin. Black and white bulls again from D&MA Wilson ...

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Friday 14th May 2021 Breeding show & sale of hoggs & lambs and breeding cattle
14th May 2021
A pleasing entry of 1245 ewes and hoggs with lambs at foot assembled for the David Westgarth sale. The show was kindly sponsored by Massey Feeds. Judging was in the capable hands of Mr Thomas Hird, Westray. We thank Tom for his time and expertise. After some deliberation Thomas awarded the David Westgarth trophy for Champion pen of 5 Hoggs with Lambs to Messrs Winter, Clickham Farm, Appleby. This pen was later sold for £135 per life purchased by the judge. Reserve honours also went to Messrs Wi...

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Primestock 12th May 2021
12th May 2021
On Wednesday 12th May 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 46 cattle comprising 39 cull cattle and 7 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1101 prime sheep including 172 spring lambs, 592 hoggs and 337 cast ewes and rams. Clean cattle selling like hotcakes topping at £1449 for a Limousin Heifer from H Thompson, Springfield, Egremont. Young Bulls to 218p or £1199 for Beef Shorthorns from Woodhow Farm, Wasdale. Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence)...

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Special May show & Sale of Store Cattle - Friday 7th May 2021
7th May 2021
Mitchells Livestock Auctioneers held the Jonny Skelton may show and sale of 923 store cattle. The pre-sale show was kindly sponsored by Armstrong Watson and Gates Tyres and very professionally judged by Mr Geoff Bowe , Bothel Parks . Championship honours were awarded to a Limousin heifer consigned by M/s I Powley, Green Marsh. She later went on and sold for £1400 purchased by  JJ Crichton, Loughrigg . Reserve honours were awarded to a  Limousin bullock from M/s  Richardson, Low Garth later se...

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Primestock 5th May 2021
5th May 2021
On Wednesday 5th May 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 75 cattle comprising 59 cull cattle and 16 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1125 prime sheep including 102 spring lambs, 586 hoggs and 437 cast ewes and rams. Prime cattle sold to a top of 250p or £1407.50 for a Limousin Steer from Messrs Miller, Allerby Hall, Aspatria purchased by Wilson Willis Butchers, Cleator Moor. Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 250 Allerby Hal...

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Friday 30th April 2021 - Farm sale on behalf of the Executors of WT Green, New Godderthwaite
30th April 2021
Mitchells Auction Mart conducted the on farm machinery sale on behalf of the Executors of WT Green, New Godderthwaite Farm, Egremont.   On a crisp dry day and one of the first on site sales allowed in light of Covid-19, a huge crowd turned out and social distanced in great spirit.   Prices for all types of sundries and bygone machinery were outstanding with Low Godderthwaites’ top end machinery and tractors marking much more than expected.   Leading sale prices:- John Deere 5820 Tractor £...

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Primestock 28th April 2021
28th April 2021
On Wednesday 28th April 2021 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 66 cattle comprising 51 cull cattle and 15 prime bulls and clean cattle, 922 prime sheep including 30 spring lambs, 635 hoggs and 257 cast ewes and rams. Cattle of all classes are a marvellous trade topping at 227p (£1527.71) for an OTM Heifer from G Gate, Hollins Farm, Eaglesfield. A British Blue cow from JP Lister, Oughterside Mill, Aspatria achieved the top gross of £1540.48. Black...

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