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Middleton Suckled Calf Show & Sale

Middleton-in-Teesdale, Station Road, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Co Durham, DL12 0PJ

On Tuesday 9th November 2021 Harrison & Hetherington held their annual show and sale of Suckled Calves within Middleton in Teesdale Auction Mart which saw an entry of 548 sold

This highly anticipated and noted event was kindly sponsored by Eden Farm Supplies, Farmers Guardian, David Teward, Jamesons, CA Stamp and HHIB

The pre-sale judging was carried out by Mr Blair Dufton who carried out his duties with great expertise.

41 cattle were forward for judging with the Limousin classes drawing 15 bullocks and 12 heifers

The Championship rosette, National Westminster heifer trophy and the Phillip Beadle Trophy were awarded to the first prize British Blue cross heifer shown by TW Hutchinson, Bail Hill which was purchased by the judge for £2800.

The Reserve Championship rosette and receiving the National Westminster bullock trophy was the first prize British Blue bullock from DJ Mallon, Pallet Cragg which sold at £1380 to P & B Hodgson & Sons, Boston.

Receiving the Pikestone Rose Bowl for the best Limousin sired animal was the first prize heifer from first time consignor Gary Bell, Haas Side, this heifer went on to sell for a sale topping £4000 to Mark & Sarah Harryman, Pickering.

The pens of 3 or more was kindly judged by Mr W Miller, Wigton his winning pen came from Messrs S & RE Williamson which sold at £1110

Outwith the show the trade at Middleton was nothing short of incredible, the ring being three deep with buyers all keen to secure top quality cattle of which they are accustomed to seeing and for which each and every vendor must be congratulated, this resulted in the calves levelling at £1060.09 for the bullocks, a rise of £166.74  and £1030.90 for the heifers, a rise of £162.63 giving an overall average of £1045.97 being well in advance of other local centres.

Top consignments:-

M/s Bell, Haas Side 9 avg £1564.50

M/s Hutchinson, Bail Hill 19 avg £1487.50

M/s White, Rigg Farm 19 avg £1188.95

M/s Reed, Lands 11 avg £1160.91

M/s Williamson, Little Burn 26 avg £1156.54

Steers; Limousin £1500 Haas Side; £1360, £1250, £1210, £1190, £1190 Littleburn; £1340, £1300, £1240, £1200 Allotment; £1310 Valance Lodge; £1310 Lands End; £1300 How Burn; £1300, £1250, £1230, £1210 Pallet Crag; £1290, £1220 Step Ends; £1260, £1250, £1210 Parrick House; £1260 Low House; £1220 Rigg; £1220 Stoney Hill; £1210, £1200, £1190 Low House; £1205 East Friar House; £1200 Birch Bush; £1200 East Park; £1200 Dirt Pit; £1200 Friar House; £1200 Burn; £1200(x2) Lands; £1190(x3Bail Hill; £1190 Palletstone British Blue £1380 Pallet Crag; £1250, £1190, £1100Parrick House; £1250 , £1180, £1170 Rigg; £1220 Birch Bush Charolais £1240, £930(x2), £900 Sunnybrae; £930 Littleburn Blonde £1080, £1010 Valance Lodge; Aberdeen Angus £1000 Step Ends

Heifers: Limousin £4000, £1900 , £1300, £1250, £1200 Haas Side;  £2500, £1700, £1190 Rigg; £2000 High Birk; £1650, £1420, £1250, £1110 Littleburn; £1600, £1550, £1220, £1160 Bail Hill; £1600 The Pry; £1500 Greenhills; £1360, £1150 Aukside Villa; £1300, £1200, £1110 Low House; £1280 Friar House; £1280 Arla Burn; £1220, £1140 Allotment; £1220, £1150 Blunt House £1200, £1150 Wythes Hill; £1160 Beamwham; £1160 How Burn; £1160 Hilton Road; £1140 Bank Top; £1120(x2) South Wellhope; £1100 Parrick House; £1100 Rigg British Blue £2800 Bail Hill; £1110, £1060 Rigg; £1040 Littleburn; Blonde £1420, £1090 Littleburn; Charolais £1380 Littleburn; £1320 Bail Hill; £1160, £960, £880, £850(x2) Sunnybrae

Bull: Limousin £1100 Bank Top