Date: 05 April 2021 | Primestock
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Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their sale of Cast & OTM Cattle on Monday.
Topping the sale at £1415.25 was a seven year old Limousin cow weighing 850kg (166.5p/kg) from Messrs Hodgson, Soulby Grange, Soulby and was bought by JA Jewitt, Spennymoor.
Dairy cows topped at £1356.81 for an eight year old Frisian which weighed 994kg and made 136.5p/kg from Messrs Hodgson, Soulby Grange and was bought by Dovecote Park, Pontefract.
Topping at 178.5p/kg was a 578kg for a Holstein Friesian OTM heifer which totalled £1031.73 from Messrs Ewin, Black Syke, Sandford and was bought by A. Jarvis.
Beef Shorthorn cows topped at £1324.57 for an 886kg from Messrs Heron, Eastfield Farm, Warcop purchased by JA Jewitt.
Also from this home was another shorthorn cow weighing 870kg making 150.5p/kg totalling £1309.35 being bought by Dovecote Park.
The trade witnessed could only be described as on fire with probably the dearest ever seen with a sale average of 138.9p/k and £1036.47 for all cattle forward.
Many more cows could easily be sold to massive advantage in the live-ring for all classes at the present time, with buyers leaving well short of their requirements.
Cast Cows -
Limousin £1415.25 Soulby Grange; £1048 Step Ends Farm; £961.62 Scarr House: Black & White £1356.81 Soulby Grange; £1031.73 Black Syke; £1002.23, £994.64, £939.84, £931.21, £924.88 Eastfield Farm: Beef Shorthorn £1324.57, £1309.35, £1130.22 Eastfield Farm: British Blue £1040.88 Littleburn Farm: Simmental £1003 High Griseburn.
Cast Cows –
Black & White 178.5p, Black Syke; 139.5p, 125.5p, 124.5p, 123.5p, 122.5p(2) Eastfield Farm; 136.5p Soulby Grange: Limousin 170.5p Scarr House; 166.5p Soulby Grange: Beef Shorthorn 150.5p, 149.5p(2) Eastfield Farm: Simmental 147.5p High Griseburn: British Blue 137.5p Littleburn Farm.
Cast Bulls – Black & White 125.5p Black Syke.