Sales Reports

Breeding Sale Thursday 3rd September and Friday 4th September
3rd September 2020
Mitchells Auction Mart held its annual two day Show and Sale of 4973 Breeding Sheep on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September 2020. Breeding Rams The Show was kindly sponsored by Robinson & Co and Macmin Ltd. The judge in the Ram section were Mr Steven Powley, Green Marsh who conducted an expert job and commented on the great quality before him. The Championship rosette was awarded to FC Wharton, Somerfield House, Thursby with a Black Beltex Shearling later selling for £1,000. Reserve honours...

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Storestock - Friday 28th August 2020
28th August 2020
Store cattle continue to be a flying trade even though many now starting to show signs of the recent inclement weather. The days top price of £1350 for the last beast through the ring, a super Limousin Heifer from D&J Richardson, Whitehead Brow, Mealsgate, Wigton. Others to £1225, this time from B Noble, Gibbtarn, Beckermet. Steers to £1190 for an Angus from PS Gibson, Petteril Bank, Carlisle. Yearling types topped at £1150 for a British Blue Heifer from Ericstane, Moffat. Steers –Aberdeen An...

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Primestock 26th August 2020
26th August 2020
On Wednesday 26th August 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 48 cattle comprising 33 cull cattle and 15 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1724 prime sheep including 1187 lambs and 537 cast ewes and rams. Prime Bulls again a strong trade upto 216p from D&MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall. Top gross of £1390.72 also from D&MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall.  Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 216, 212 Lamplugh Hall, 206 Lowside Farm. British Blue...

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Store Lambs Friday 21st August 2020
21st August 2020
A good entry of 2500 store lambs attracted a huge ringside of eager buyers ensuring a flying trade was witnessed. The show was ably judged by Mr Tom Wilson, Thursby; our thanks go to him for his time and expertise. After some deliberation Tom selected a pen of Beltex Lambs from James Hunter, Fieldside as his Champion pen. These attracted frenzied bidding at sale time and sold for £95. The days top price of £124 was paid for a pair of Black Texel Gimmer Lambs from Thomas Roper, Rietfontein. ...

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Primestock 19th August 2020
19th August 2020
On Wednesday 19th August 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 61 cattle comprising 45 cull cattle and 16 prime bulls, 1919 prime sheep including 1390 lambs and 529 cast ewes and rams. All classes of Cattle continue to be good to sell and in keen demand. Top price of 216p for a Limousin Bull from D&MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall. Top gross of £1499.40 for a Limousin Bull from D&MLP Woolhouse, Staveley Wold. Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- ...

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Friday 14th August - Anniversary show & sale of store cattle
14th August 2020
With a super catalogued entry of 850, and the recent upsurge in finished beef prices trade was sure to be wonderful. Buyers travelled from far and wide ensuring all vendors went home delighted with their trade and the occasion did not disappoint. The show was ably judged by Mr Michael Wills, Northampton who chose a grand Limousin Heifer from T Trafford & Son, Peter House as Champion which later sold for £1280. The days’ top price of £1400 was paid for a Charolais Steer from TH&PA Johnstone, ...

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Primestock
12th August 2020
On Wednesday 12th August 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 55 cattle comprising 33 cull cattle and 22 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2660 prime sheep including 1873 lambs and 787 cast ewes and rams.   Prime Bulls again a strong trade topping at 223p or £1516.40 for a Limousin from D&MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall. The pick of the Black and Whites topped at 179p or £1167.08 for a Friesian Bull from WE&DE Litt, Greengill.   Prime Bull (Top price ...

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Primestock
5th August 2020
On Wednesday 5th August 2020 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 64 cattle comprising 46 cull cattle and 18 prime bulls, 1364 prime sheep including 1038 prime lambs and 326 cast ewes and rams.   A good entry of dairy bred prime bulls topped at 195p for a British Blue from Messrs Coulthard, Justicetown, Carlisle. This was also the top gross at £1234.35. The pick of the Frieisan Bulls topped at 179p, firstly for WE&DE Litt, Greengill, Aspatria and a...

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