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Date: 03 May 2021 | Store Cattle

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Kirkby Stephen May Show & Sale of Steers

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

Harrison & Hetherington held their May Show & Sale of store steers when an entry of 531 were on offer.

Topping the sale at £1750 was the overall champion, a 7 month old steer consigned by Messrs Millar, Crookholm Farm, Canonbie which was successfully purchased by our judge Mr A Dickinson, Park Gate Farm, Derbyshire.


Champion (left to Right) Aaron Kirby for Eden Farm Supplies(Sponsor), Andrew Watson (Consignor) & Andrew Dickinson (Judge)

Taking the overall reserve championship was another 7 month old Limousin cross which sold for £1235 from Messrs Marston, Easegill Head, Wharton.

Limousin cross steers sold to £1635 on two separate occasions and by two different consignors, firstly for a 13 month old Limousin cross steer from Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm, Ormside, then also making £1635 was another 13 month old Limousin cross steer consigned by Messrs Akrigg, Manor Farm, Skipton, who also sold another 13 month old Limousin steer to make £1615.

The consignment of twelve 13-14 month old Limousin x steers from Terrys Farm sold to average a whopping £1531.25.

An overall steer average of £1127.26 was a massive £203.14 up on the year.

All classes and ages of steers were in demand with some types selling to a dearest trade ever seen.

Messrs Brass, Bridge End Farm, Soulby sold three 11 month old Limousin cross steers to make £1425 twice and £1400, with 10 month old Limousin cross steers selling for £1405, £1400 and £1385.

Messrs Marston, Easegill Head, sold three 6 month old Limousin and British Blue cross steers to make £1235 and £1200 twice.

Messrs Sedgley, Low Bank House, Barbon sold 9 month old British Blue cross steers to make £1345 and £1265.

The show was kindly sponsored by The Farmers Guardian, The Border British Blue Club, Copley Coal, Dugdale Nutrition, Eden Farm Supplies (Brough), I’Ansons and The North West Limousin Cattle Breeders Association and the following awards were made:-

Limousin Bullock
1st and Reserve Champion - D&CE Marston, Easegill Head - £1235
2nd          KA Brown & Sons, Asby Hall - £1265
3rd           G Sowerby, Terrys Farm - £1600

Any other breed Bullock
1st and Overall Champion - KD Millar & Partners, Crookholm - £1750 (Cross Bred Beef)

Leading Averages
  2           @            £1532.50            Crookholm Farm
  8           @            £1531.25            Terrys Farm
  7           @            £1325.00            Manor House Farm
14           @            £1277.50            Bridge End Farm
  4           @            £1262.50            Dry Evers
10           @            £1233.50            Abbey Park
  5           @            £1217.00            Green Farm
26           @            £1216.73            New Hall
  2           @            £1215.00            Croft House Farm
  3           @            £1211.67            Easegill Head
  3           @            £1205.00            Sowerthwaite Farm
22           @            £1205.68            Castle Hill            

Leading Prices

Cross Bred Beef £1750 Crookholm Farm: Limousin £1635, £1600(2), £1555, £1545, £1515, £1415, £1385 Terrys Farm; £1635, £1615, £1235 Manor House Farm; £1435, £1375(2), £1215(2) Abbey Park; £1425(2), £1405, £1400(2), £1385(2), £1335(2), £1200 Bridge End Farm; £1425, £1305, £1265, £1245(2), £1235, £1215(2), £1205, £1200(3) New Hall; £1385 Greenriggs; £1385, £1255, £1225 Dry Evers; £1345(2), £1265, £1200 Asby Hall; £1335 Rosgill Head; £1315 Crookholm Farm; £1285, £1235 Cotegill; £1255(2), £1215 Green Farm; £1255, £1235, £1205(2), £1200 Castle Hill; £1235, £1200 Easegill Head; £1225 Gillses Farm; £1215 Sandwath Farm; £1215 Carpool Farm; £1205, £1200 Bleathgill; £1205 Intack Farm; £1200(4) Gaythorne Hall: British Blue £1435, £1345, £1255, £1225 New Hall; £1355, £1335, £1305, £1245(2), £1200(2) Castle Hill; £1345, £1265, £1215 Low Bank House; £1255 Croft House Farm; £1245 Sowerthwaite Farm; £1245 Asby Hall; £1245, £1205 Manor House Farm; £1235 Row End Farm; £1225 Asby Grange; £1200 Easegill Head: Aberdeen Angus £1385, £1185 Bloan Farm; £1135(2) Wharton Hall: Longhorn £1305, £1200 Greenriggs: Simmental £1185 Bloan Farm: Charollais £1175 South View; £1155, £1125(2), £1115 Bowderdale Head: Beef Shorthorn £1085, £1075(2), £1025(2) Helbeck Farm: Piemontese £1085 Greenriggs: Fleckvieh £1045(3) Wharton Hall: Black & White £935(4) Wharton Hall .

Bulls –
Limousin
£1015 Red House Farm.