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Date: 02 May 2022

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Kirkby Stephen Show & Sale of Store Cattle

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

Harrison & Hetherington held their May Day Show & Sale of store cattle when a catalogued entry of 1064 head were on offer.

Topping the sale at £3000 was the overall champion a 11 month old British Blue cross heifer from Messrs Brass, Bridge End Farm, Soulby, which was bought by Messrs Brown, & Mason, Clapham.

Our judge Mr G Amos, Leicestershire awarded the overall reserve championship to a 13 month old British Blue cross steer which sold for £1715 from Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm and was bought by Messrs Wynne, Derbyshire.

The show was kindly sponsored by Tethera Vets, The Farmers Guardian, The Border British Blue Club, Copley Coal, I’Ansons and The North West Limousin Cattle Breeders Association and the following awards were made:-

British Blue Heifer
1st           GR&G Brass, Bridge End - £3000
2nd          G Sowerby, Terrys Farm - £2200
3rd           GR&G Brass, Bridge End - £1900

British Blue Bullock
1st           G Sowerby, Terrys Farm - £1715
2nd          K&GJ Huck, Sowerthwaite Farm - £1425
3rd           RD Anderson, The Springs - £1400

Limousin Heifer
1st                 WA&GR Sedgley, Low Bank House - £1800
2nd          TA Horn, Lower Griseburn - £1335
3rd           WA&GR Sedgley, Low Bank House - £1850

Limousin Bullock
1st           RD Anderson, The Springs - £1465
2nd          KD&DE Millar & Partners, Crookholm - £1270
3rd           D&CE Marston, Easegill Head - £1380

Champion British Blue (Heifer) – GR&G Brass, Bridge End Farm - £3000

Champion Limousin (Heifer) – WA&GR Sedgley, Low House Farm - £1800

Overall Champion (British Blue Heifer) – GR&G Brass, Bridge End Farm - £3000

Reserve Champion (British Blue Bullock) – G Sowerby, Terrys Farm - £1715

Heifers also sold to £2200 for the second placed British Blue cross at 14 month old consigned by Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm and was bought by Messrs Huck, Austwick.

Messrs Sedgley, Low Bank House, Barbon sold a 13 month old British Blue cross heifer to make £2000 selling to Messrs Postlethwaite Holmrock.

Another 13 month old British Blue cross heifer sold to make £1975 from this same home selling to Messrs McAlister, Bonnybridge.

Messrs Brass, Bridge End, Soulby sold a 10 month old British Blue cross heifer to make £1900 selling to Messrs Brown & Mason, Clapham.

Steers sold to £1800 for British Blue cross from Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm, Ormside and was bought by D Barker, Scarborough.

Trade from start to finish was one of the dearest ever seen with a packed ringside of over 65 active buyers present from Fife to Leicestershire resulting in a steer average of £1217.66 (+£97.80) and a heifer average of £1141.96 (+£52.71)

Leading Averages (4 or more)
4    @    £1,522.50    Peacock Hill
19    @    £1,485.00    Low Bank House
45    @    £1,439.89    Terrys Farm
11    @    £1,350.45    The Springs
23    @    £1,345.65    Bridge End Farm
5    @    £1,345.00    Manor House
4    @    £1,330.00    Sowerthwaite Farm
6    @    £1,330.00    Red House Farm
11    @    £1,311.82    Waters Farm
19    @    £1,310.26    Greenriggs
11    @    £1,278.64    Bleathgill
18    @    £1,250.83    Abbey Park
12    @    £1,242.50    Orchard Farm
20    @    £1,223.75    Green Farm (Atkinson)
8    @    £1,221.88    Crookholm Farm
8    @    £1,210.00    Easegill Head
20    @    £1,204.75    Asby Hall
12    @    £1,201.25    Lower Griseburn
13    @    £1,201.15    Catherine Holme
24    @    £1,200.17    Murton Hall

Leading Prices

Heifers

British Blue £3000, £1900, £1500, £1355, £1345 Bridge End Farm; £2200, £1185 Terrys Farm; £2000, £1975, £1555, £1375, £1245, £1200 Low Bank House; £1680 Castle Hill; £1325, £1235, £1185, £1175, £1115 Mount Pleasant Farm; £1325 Green Riggs; £1285, £1215, £1175, £1145 Asby Grange; £1275 Bleathgill; £1215 High Griseburn; £1210, £1200 Brown Moor Farm; £1190 Crookholme Farm; £1190, £1140 Asby Mill; £1185 Buddle House; £1160 Easegill Head; £1155 Croft House Farm; £1120 Fell View; £1115 Thorney Gale: Limousin £1850, £1800(2), £1645, £1475, £1385, £1335, £1300, £1285 Low Bank House; £1605 Castle Hill; £1555, £1515 Peacock Hill; £1505, £1500, £1385(2), £1345(2), £1285(2), £1275, £1245(2), £1235 Greenriggs; £1500, £1365(2), £1225(2), £1200(2) Catherine Holme; £1500, £1415, £1405, £1375, £1335, £1225 Sandwath Farm; £1500, £1360 Brunstow Farm; £1465, £1275, £1245, £1215 Orchard Farm; £1465, £1300(2), £1285, £1255, £1245, £1235, £1215, £1205(2) Bridge End Farm; £1465, £1445, 1215 Red House Farm; £1435, £1245, £1225 Murton Hall; £1410 Crookholm Farm; £1405, £1400, £1265(2), £1255, £1215(2), £1200 New Hall; £1400, £1380 Tailbert; £1400, £1235, £1200 Ellergill; £1400, £1385(2), £1365, £1355, £1345, £1325(2), £1275 Terrys Farm; £1400, £1245 Waters Farm; £1380 Cranberry; £1370, £1335, £1300(3), £1265, £1255 Lower Griseburn; £1355, £1335, £1305, £1225 The Springs; £1335 Asby Hall; £1300, £1290, £1280(2), £1270, £1240 Abbey Park; £1285, £1205(2) Bleathgill; £1275 Waters Farm; £1275, £1255 Sowerthwaite; £1260 Brown Moor Farm; £1255 Thorney Gale; £1245 Green Farm; £1235(2) Asby Grange; £1200 Fell View; £1200 High Green Farm: Beef Shorthorn £1465 Greenriggs: Cross Bred Beef £1300, £1120 Crookholm Farm: Simmental £1075(3) High Griseburn.

Steers

British Blue £1800, £1715, £1500, £1300 Terrys Farm; £1425 Sowerthwaite Farm; £1400 Bleathgill; £1400, £1285 The Springs; £1375 Mount Pleasant Farm; £1355, £1285, £1185, £1115 Row End Farm; £1315, £1305 Manor House Farm; £1310 Scarr House; £1290, £1120 Gilts; £1285, £1135, £1115(2) Castle Hill; £1285 Thorney Gale; £1285 Asby Grange; £1275 Low Bank House; £1265 Gillses; £1260 Brown Moor Farm; £1235 High Griseburn; £1225, £1105 Croft House; £1220 Easegill Head; £1200 Fell View; £1160 Scarr House; £1130(2) Asby Mill: Limousin £1605(2), £1600(3), £1585(2), £1500(5), £1485, £1465(3), £1405(2), £1400, £1385(2), £1375(3), £1305(2) Terrys Farm; £1600, £1585, £1545, £1535, £1500(2), £1400, £1385, £1335, £1315 New Hall; £1565, £1500, £1465, £1335 The Springs; £1540, £1350 Gilts; £1535, £1485 Peacock Hill; £1485 Bridge End Farm; £1475, £1405(3) Waters Farm; £1465, £1425, £1305 Orchard Farm; £1445, £1415 Bleathgill; £1435, £1415 Manor House Farm; £1435 Low Bank House; £1435, £1425, £1305 Gillses Farm; £1425, £1405, £1400, £1300 Asby Hall; £1415 High Lane; £1415 Red House Farm; £1400, £1385, £1355 Murton Hall; £1390 Scarr House; £1385 Sandwath Farm; £1385, £1325, £1300 Thorney Gale; £1380, £1320 Easegill Head; £1365 Sowerthwaite Farm; £1355 Row End Farm; £1350, £1330(4) Green Farm(Atkinson); £1345 Crosby Lodge; £1340, £1300(2) Abbey Park; £1335 Eden Gate Holme Farm; £1330 Abbey Park;  £1310 Fell View; £1305 Stephens Farm; £1300(2) High Green Farm: Charolais £1165(2), £1125, £1115(2) Bowderdale Head: Saler £1145 Hebblethwaite Hall: Aberdeen Angus £1130 Brackenslack: Fleckveih £1000 Wharton Hall: Beef Shorthorn £1030(3) Helbeck Farm: Black & White £945 Croft House Farm; £920 Wharton Hall; £900(2) Sandwath Farm.