On Friday 23rd March Harrison & Hetherington held their monthly sale of Beef Breeding cattle.
A good show of cows and heifers in-calf, and with calves at foot were forward. Messrs Elliott, Bank House run of heifers and calves topped at £3000 for a Limousin cross heifer and bull calf, and to £2800 for a British Blue heifer with heifer calf. Messrs Robinson & Son, Gelt Farm sold a Limousin cross heifer with heifer calf for £2650. Messrs Tipling, Sleights House Farm sold a Limousin heifer and heifer calf for £2600. Messrs Stevenson & Sons, Lower Langshaw run of heifers and cows with calves topped at £2500 for a Limousin cross heifer and bull calf. Messrs Betts, Bridge Farm sold a Limousin cross heifer and bull calf for £2500.
Mr John Benson, Spawell run of stock cows topped at £1420 for an in calf Limousin cross cow.
Messrs Iain Graham, Castle Farm sold a British Blue cross in-calf heifer to £1580.
A small show of bulling heifers with a quality show on offer. Messrs Harrison, Dundraw Farm run of heifers topped at £1400 for a pen of nine. Messrs Carruthers, Silloans sold a consignment of pure Limousin heifers peaking at £1380 for a pen of four.
Heifers with calves: Limousin £3000, £2650, £2500, £2450, £2350 Bank House, £2650 Gelt Hall Farm, £2600 Sleights House Farm, £2500 Bridge Farm, £2500 Lower Langshaw Farm, £2400, £2150, £2050, £2000 Aldermanseat Farm, £2400, £2200, £2150 The Ash, £2400, £2200 Wester Thomaston, £2350 Bonshawside, British Blue £2800 Bank House, £2050 New Sandsfield, Charolais £1850 Orchard House.
Cows with calves: Limousin £2400, £2000 Lower Langshaw Farm, £2250 Bonshawside, £1900 Brow Top Farm.
Heifer in calf: British Blue £1580, £1420, £1400, £1300 Rose Castle Farm, Limousin £1440, £1320, £1300 The Flatt, Aberdeen Angus £1300 The Flatt, Beef Shorthorn £1050 Mouswald Banks.
Cows in calf: Limousin £1420, £1320, £1300, £1280 (x3), £1200 Spawell, Aberdeen Angus £1200 Spawell.
Bulling Heifers:Limousin £1400 (x9), £1350 (x4) Dundraw Farm, £1380 (x4), £1340 (x3) Silloans,
Breeding Bull: Maine-Anjou 4000gns Kirtleton House.