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Kirkby Stephen Mart Prize Show & Sale of Suckled Calves

Kirkby Stephen, Faraday Road, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4QL

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their annual prize show and sale of Suckled Calves when a catalogued entry of 492 calves were on offer.

Topping the sale at £5000 was the second prized Haltered Limousin, a 8 month old Heifer consigned by Gary Bell, Haas Side Farm, Lockerbie and was sold to JCB Commercials.

Messrs Hayton, Asby Grange sold a 7 month old British Blue heifer to make £3100 selling to Messrs Slack, Newby, Penrith. With 10month old heifers from this home also selling to £1880 to Messrs Jarman.

The overall championship was awarded to a 9 month old Limousin heifer from Messrs Hardisty, How Hall, Ennerdale which sold for £2000 and was purchased by the judge David Jarman, Brow Top Farm, Branthwaite. Messrs Hardesty also sold 8 month old Limousin heifer selling to Messrs Hutchinson, Valley Farm.


(L-R) David Jarman (Judge) & Neil Hardisty (Consignor)

The overall reserve champion was a 9 month old Limousin cross heifer which made £1900 also from Messrs Hardisty and being purchased by Messrs Miller, Crookdake Mill, Wigton.


(L-R) David Jarman (Judge) & Neil Hardisty (Consignor)

Messrs Brown, Asby Hall sold 5 month old Limousin heifer to £2000 to Messrs Mellin, Long Preston.

Steers topped at £1375 for 7 month old Limousin cross from Messrs Taylor, Waterhouses, Asby which sold to Messrs Keel, Thirsk.

Messrs Bell, Haas Side sold 7 month old Limousin Steers to £1325 and £1300 with 9 month Limousin steers selling to £1310.

6 month old British Blue steers sold to £1300 from Messrs Taylor, Waterhouses with 7 month old Blonde steers also selling to £1300 from this same home.

Messrs Sedgley, Low Bank House sold 8 month old British Blue steers to make £1300.

Messrs Peile, Greystoke Castle Farms sold 6 month old Charolais steers sold to top at £1200 with this same farming selling 6 month old Charolais heifers to £1105 twice.

Trade from start to finish was outstanding with heifers averaging £1074.66 (up £56.94) and steers averaged £1066.12 (up £97.94) to equate to an overall average of £1070.05 (up £80.24).

Over 50 active buyers were in attendance travelling from Stirlingshire in the north and Reading in the South.

12 Calves sold between £1500-£5000

20 Calves sold between £1400-£5000

77 Calves sold between £1200-£5000

161 Calves sold in excess of £1100

Leading Average for 5 or more
  5            £1,720.00              How Hall
12           £1,591.25              Haas Side Farm
  8            £1,312.50              Low Bank House
  4            £1,251.25              Crookholm Farm
12           £1,225.42              Waterhouses
  5            £1,221.00              Sunnyside
41           £1,160.00              Asby Grange
43           £1,098.84              Greystoke Castle Farms
56           £1,075.27              Asby Hall
  8            £1,068.75              Asby Mill
16           £1,040.63              Castle Hill

The presale show was kindly sponsored by Carrs Billington, Dugdale Nutrition, North West Limousin Cattle Breeders Association & The Border British Blue Club and the following award were made –

Bullock Classes

Limousin Cross
1st – G Bell, Haas Side Farm - £1310
2nd – KA Brown & Sons, Asby Hall - £1185
3rd – M/s Swinbank, Brow Farm - £1200

British Blue Cross
1st – KA Brown & Sons, Asby Hall - £1100
2nd– HW&J Birkbeck, Castle Hill - £1185

Any Other Breed
1st – Greystoke Castle Farm - £1175 (Charolais)
2nd – Greystoke Castle Farm - £1175 (Charolais)
3rd – Greystoke Castle Farm - £1175 (Charolais)

Any Breed Haltered
1st – G Bell, Haas Side Farm - £1325
2nd – G Bell, Haas Side Farm - £1310

Champion Bullock G Bell, Haas Side (Limousin)

Reserve Champion Bullock KA Brown & Sons, Asby (British Blue)

Heifer Classes

Limousin Cross
1st – S Hardisty & Son, How Hall - £1900
2nd – M/s Swinbank, Brow Farm - £1420
3rd – M/s Swinbank, Brow Farm – £1425

British Blue Cross
1st – KA Brown & Sons, Asby Hall - £1085

Any Other Breed
1st – Greystoke Castle Farm - £1105 (Charolais)

Any Breed Haltered
1st – S Hardisty & Son, How Hall - £2000
2nd – G Bell, Haas Side Farm - £5000
3rd – WD Wright & Son, Hunthills - £1205

Champion Heifer
S Hardisty & Son, How Hall (Haltered Heifer)

Reserve Champion Heifer
S Hardisty & Son, How Hall (Limousin Heifer)

Champion Limousin
S Hardisty & Son, How Hall

Champion British Blue
KA Brown & Sons, Asby Hall

Overall Champion
S Hardisty & Son, How Hall (Haltered Heifer)

Overall Reserve Champion
S Hardisty & Son, How Hall (Limousin Heifer)

Leading Prices

Heifers –

Limousin £5000, £1600, £1340(3), £1190(2), £1100, £1060 Haas Side Farm; £2000, £1320, £1200, £1185, £1040, £1035, £1005(2), £1005, £1000 Asby Hall; £2000, £1900, £1800, £1380 How Hall; £1760, £1460, £1320, £1100, £1035, £1000 Lowlands; £1425, £1420, £1175, £1155, £1045, £1005 Brow Farm; £1405, £1145 Asby Grange; £1375, £1175, £1065 Crookholm Farm; £1205, £1105 Hunthills; £1175 Waterhouse; £1115 Low Bank House; £1075, £1000 Stoneriggs; £1025 Staingills; £1005(2) Crosby Lodge; £1005 Smardale Mill: British Blue £3100, £1880, £1400, £1320, £1145, £1140, £1115, £1105, £1060, £1055, £1040, £1010, £1000 Asby Grange; £1700 Low Bank House; £1550, £1165 Greystoke Castle; £1520 How Hall; £1355, £1315, £1155 Sunnyside; £1305 Stoneygarth; £1135, £1055, £1000 Williams House; £1105, £1085 Castle Hill; £1085 Asby Hall; £1075, £1035 Asby Mill: Cross Bred Beef £1400 Crookhome Farm: Charolais £1105(2), £1005(2) Greystoke Castle: Blonde £1005 Williams House.

Bullocks –

Limousin £1375, £1215, £1205, £1115 Waterhouses; £1355, £1335 Low Bank House; £1325, £1310, £1300 Haas Side; £1275, £1155, £1145, £1095 Brow Farm; £1275(2), £1255, £1205(2), £1200, £1185(4), £1175(3), £1145(2), £1105(2), £1100, £1075, £1025, £1000(2) Asby Hall; £1275(2), £1265, £1245, £1225(2), £1200, £1035 Brow Farm; £1215(2), £1205(2), £1195(2), £1125(2), £1105(2), £1075(2), £1025, £1020, £1015 Stoneriggs; £1200 Asby Grange; £1200, £1155, £1105, £1100(2), £1055(2) Crosby Lodge; £1135, £1115, £1045, £1035, £1005 Castle Hill; £1105 Bents Farm; £1075, £1025 High Lane; £1075 Greystoke Castle; £1065 Staingills; £1025 Asby Mill: Blonde £1300 Waterhouse; £1200 Asby Grange: British Blue £1300 Waterhouses; £1300, £1265, £1245, £1215, £1175, £1165, £1135, £1125(2), £1105, £1025, £1000 Asby Grange; £1300, £1255, £1225, £1215 Low Bank House; £1245(2), £1215(2), £1100 Waterhouses; £1245, £1035 Sunnyside; £1200 Stoneygarth; £1185, £1025(2) Decklyn; £1175, £1145, £1100(2), £1085 Castle Hill; £1165(2), £1085, £1000 Asby Mill; £1105 Smardale Mill; £1100, £1005(2) Asby Hall; £1100(2) Greystoke Castle: Charolais £1200, £1185(3), £1175(3), £1125(3), £1100(4), £1075(2), £1015 Greystoke Castle; £1175, £1145, £1115, £1065, £1035 Crosby Lodge.