Broughton April Fair Show & Sale of Store Cattle

16th April 2019

At Broughton Mart on Tuesday 16th April Harrison & Hetherington held their highly anticipated annual “April Fair” show and sale of store cattle.

More cattle forward on the year attracted new buyers and it was great to see a full ringside and buzz in Broughton Auction.

The pre-sale judging was expertly carried out by Mr W Miller, Wigton who awarded the Championship to the 1st prize heifer shown by Anthony Hartley, Turner Hall. Mr Miller later backed his judgment when purchasing the heifer for £1080. The 2nd prize heifer from Messrs Wilson, Coniston Hall claimed the Reserve Championship rosette and later sold for £1050 selling to Martin Wilcock, Wigan.

Prize List

Steers
1st A Hartley Ltd, Turner Hall, Seathwaite, Broughton In Furness – £1200
2nd DJ & MJ Hoggarth, Old Hall, Ulpha, Broughton In Furness – £975
3rd A Hartley Ltd, Turner Hall, Seathwaite, Broughton In Furness – £1200

Heifers
1st A Hartley Ltd, Turner Hall, Seathwaite, Broughton In Furness – £1080
2nd A & B Wilson, Coniston Hall, Haws Bank, Coniston – £1050
3rd A Hartley Ltd, Turner Hall, Seathwaite, Broughton In Furness – £1110

Champion – A Hartley Ltd, Turner Hall, Seathwaite, Broughton In Furness – £1080
Reserve Champion – A & B Wilson, Coniston Hall, Haws Bank, Coniston – £1050

Topping the day’s trading at £1300 was a superb Limousin x Friesian heifer from Messrs Hoggarth, Far Kiln Bunk selling to Anthony Hartley, Turner Hall. Messrs Hoggarth also topped the bullocks at £1235 again for a Limousin selling to Mr David Barker, Scarborough.

Leading price per head:  

Heifers: Limousin £1300, £1270, £1070, £1005, £1000 Far Kiln Bank, £1185, £1175, £1150, £1075 Hobkin Ground Farm, £1110, £1080, £1000 Turner Hall, £1065, £1000 Burney End, £1050 Coniston Hall, £1045 Old Hall, £1040 Tarn Side, £1005 Scarr Head Bungalow British Blue £1070 Far Kiln Bank, £955 Beckside, £950, £900(x2) Drigg Moorside, £910 Birch Bank, £830 Moorlands Cottage Aberdeen Angus £925 Scarr Head, £905 Drigg Moorside, £905 Tarn Side Blonde £910 Everard Lodge Farm Holstein £905, £875 Beckside Hereford £805 Tarn Side, £800 Beckside  Charolais £685 Cart House Farm

Steers: Limousin £1235, £1185, £1105(x2) Far Kiln Bank, £1225 Birch Bank, £1200(x2), £1150, £1140, £1135, £1100 Turner Hall, £1165, £1120 Whicham Hall Farm, £1120 Green Bank Farm, £1085 Scarr Head Bungalow, £1070 Kendall Ground, £1070 Green Bank, £1055 Everard Lodge Farm, £1040 Arklid Farm Charolais £1165 Whicham Hall Farm, £1080 Drigg Moorside Aberdeen Angus £1165 Scarr Head Bungalow Blonde £1130, £1090, £1085, £1030 Everard Lodge Farm Ayrshire £925 Drigg Moorside Simmental £905 Beckside Hereford £820 Gutterby Farm, £805 Angerton Farm Friesian £790 Gutterby Farm, £765 Far Kiln Bank

Bulls: Limousin £920, £890 Old Hall, £900 Hobkin Ground Farm, £840 Moss House Farm