On Friday 8th May, Harrison & Hetherington held their monthly sale of Beef Breeding cattle. A catalogued entry of 100 breeding cattle were forward and were met by a buoyant trade.
Heifer and calf units proved very well bid for and had a 100% clearance rate. Top price of the day was for a Limousin heifer with a Limousin heifer calf at foot from Messrs Richardson, Whitehead Brow, Mealsgate selling to £1820. Cows and calves also saw a keen demand with a Limousin cow and calf from Messrs Byers, Whitehills Farm, Walton selling to £1800.
Bulling heifers saw a more selective trade with the best quality cattle selling very well and topping at £1400 for two Limousin heifers from Messrs Muir, Laithes, Penrith.
Please note that the next sale of cows and heifers in calf or with calves at foot will take place on Friday 22nd May 2020 and the sale of bulling heifers will take place on Friday 29th May.
Heifers with calves: Limousin: £1820, £1700 Whitehead Brow, £1350 Wardpark Simmental: £1500, £1420 Wardpark.
Cows with calves: Limousin: £1800, £1720, £1500, £1380 Whitehills, £1520 Dryfesdale Gate British Blue: £1680, £1450 Dryfesdale Gate, £1450 Whitehills Simmental: £1420 South Croft.
Bulling Heifers: Limousin: £1400 (x2) Middle Farm, £1200 (x4) Croft House, £1160 (x2), £1100 (x2) Wellington Farm, £1100 (x2) The Flatt British Blue: £1100 Wellington Farm Saler: £1020 West Shaftoe Cottage.