Sales Reports

Annual show & sale of Bluefaced Leicester Rams and Females
23rd September 2019
On Monday 23rd September 2019 Mitchells held their annual Bluefaced Leicester show & sale.  The show was ably judged by Mr Edward Wilson, Grange Farm who placed a Shearling Ram sired by K2 Macqueston Champion from W & PA Walton & Son, Low Kinmont.  This ram later sold for £1600 to JE & A Wilson, Far End Farm.  Reserve honours went to Messrs Allan, Greenhow Farm for a ram lamb sired by L10 Greenhow.  The show was kindly sponsored by Dodd & Company Accountants. Ram Shearling – 1600, 1200, 600, 5...

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Annual Lakeland Sale of Store Lambs
21st September 2019
The Great Annual Lakeland sale of 5,490 Store Lambs and Continental X Gimmer lambs was held on Saturday 21st 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. The days’ top price of £102 was achieved for a pen of Texel x Mule Gimmer Lambs from Messrs Fearon, Kirkland House, Kirkland. Beltex Ewe Lambs sold to £93 for JW & VI Naylor, Hill Green, Drigg. Wether Lambs so...

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Annual Lakeland Prize Show & Sale of Mule Gimmer Lambs
20th September 2019
Mitchells Auction Mart conducted its Annual Lakeland Prize show & sale of a catalogued entry of 10,415 Mule gimmer lambs on Friday 20th September.  The pre sale show was expertly judged by Mr Norman Story, Fell End and Mr Allan Collette, The Cheviots with two sections to place; the large breeders and small breeders.  The sale was kindly sponsored by Carrs Billington, Paul Chuter, Armstrong Watson Accountants and Hundith Hill Hotel. Championship rosette and the Johnny Matterson Memorial cup was...

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Primestock
18th September 2019
On Wednesday 18th September 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 20 cattle comprising 11 cull cattle and 9 prime bulls, 1811 prime sheep including 1344 lambs and 467 cast ewes and rams. With a good show of bulls forward the leading price per kilo and per head was achieved for shapely Limousin bull from P & PI Walker & Son, Beechcroft at 200 pence per kilo and £1310 selling to Les Fell. Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin- 200, 1...

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Storestock
13th September 2019
The sale opened up with store lambs with a strong company of buyers ensuring a competitive trade was seen for all types.  Following this the store cattle section was a little more difficult with the current prime beef trade being less although all buyers present giving the vendor satisfaction. Leading the sale was a British blue steer from Messrs Crowe, Hall Santon selling for £1085 to David Barker.  Top price in the heifer section was a Limousin from Messrs Roberts, Townend achieving £1055 ag...

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Primestock
11th September 2019
On Wednesday 11th September 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 74 cattle comprising 63 cull cattle and 11 prime bulls, 1367 prime sheep including 947 lambs and 420 cast ewes and rams. Prime Bulls sold to a top of 193.5p for a Limousin from Messrs P&PI Walker & Son, Beechcroft. Top gross was £1343.22 for a Limousin from D&MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall. Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 193.50, 190.50, 186.50 Beechcroft, 183.50, ...

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Annual Show & Sale of Mule & Continental breeding ewes & shearlings. Also show & sale of breeding rams
6th September 2019
Mitchells Auction Mart held its annual Show and Sale of 5023 Breeding Sheep sponsored by Robinson & Co Accountants and Macmin Ltd. The pre-sale show was expertly judged by Mr Jimmy Bell, Lanarkshire and Mr Alistair Mackintosh, Muncaster. Our thanks go to them for giving their time and expertise. This year a trophy was kindly presented by the Skelton family in memory of the late Bill Skelton for the best pen of Mule Shearlings.   After some deliberation the Championship was awarded to the First...

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Prime Stock
4th September 2019
MITCHELLS AUCTION CO LTD Market Report for Wednesday 4the September 2019 On Wednesday 4th September 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 49 cattle comprising 33 cull cattle and 16 prime bulls, 2639 prime sheep including 2009 lambs and 630 cast ewes and rams. Leading the sale in price per kilo was a smart Limousin bull from P & PI Walker & Son, Beechcroft, Mockerkin selling at 193.50 pence per kilo to Les Fell.  Top price per head in this sect...

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