Broughton April Fair Store Cattle Show & Sale

18th April 2017

At Broughton Mart on Tuesday 18th April Harrison & Hetherington held their highly anticipated annual “April Fair” show and sale of store and breeding cattle.

A show of outstanding quality came forward and the trade reflected this leaving all vendors elated with their returns.

The pre sale judging was carried out by father and son duo and local feeding experts Len and Antony Skelton, Maryport who made a fantastic job throughout.

Their Champion came from the steer class in the form of a tremendous Limousin cross consigned by Messrs Hartley, Turner Hall, who also claimed the Reserve Champion with their 1st prize heifer, again a Limousin cross. The judges backed their decision, and purchased both for £1220 and £1040 respectively.  

Outwith the show, the sale topped at £1320 for a great Limousin cross heifer shown by Messrs Hoggarth, Far Kiln Bank.

PRIZE LIST
Steers

1st – Anthony Hartley, Turner Hall, Broughton-In-Furness – £1220
2nd – JM Hannah, Green Bank Farm, Broughton Mills, Broughton-In-Furness – £940
3rd – Anthony Hartley, Turner Hall, Broughton-In-Furness – £1080

Heifers
1st – Anthony Hartley, Turner Hall, Broughton-In-Furness – £1040
2nd –JM Harrison, Lane End Farm, Broughton Mills, Broughton-In-Furness – £960
3rd – TMW & H Hodgson, Arklid Farm, Ulverston – £950

Champion: Anthony Hartley, Turner Hall, Broughton-In-Furness – £1220 (Bullock)

Reserve Champion: Anthony Hartley, Turner Hall, Broughton-In-Furness – £1040 (Heifer)

Leading price per head: 
Heifers:
Limousin £1320, £1165, £1130, £1120, £1040 Far Kiln Bank, £1075 Ben Cragg, £1040, £955 Turner Hall, £990 Scarr Head Bungalow, £985, £955 Drigg Moorside, £965 Birch Bank, £960 Lane End Farm, £950, £900 Arklid Farm, £950, £915 Green Bank Farm, £930 Parsonage Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1100, £1000 High Aulthurstside Farm, Blonde £1035, £955, £915, £900 Everard Lodge Farm, British Blue £1020, £1005 Drigg Moorside, £1010, £940 Far Kiln Bank, Charolais £965 Birch Bank.

Steers: Charolais £1285, £1240, £1190 Mountain View, £1120 Birch Bank, Limousin £1265, £1155, £1065 (x2), £1030 Far Kiln Bank, £1220, £1120, £1000, £1080 Tuner Hall, £1190, £1150 Scarr Head Bungalow, £1175, £1040, £1065 Green Bank, £1150, £1020 Arklid Farm, £1120 Old Hall, £1080 Lane End Farm, £1075, £1025 Parsonage Farm, £1055, £1045 Birch Bank, £1055 Ben Cragg, £1045 Burney End, £1025 Low Dove Ford, £1020 Troughton Hall, Blonde £1255, £1240, £1220 Mountain View, British Blue £1190, £1075, £1020 Blackhall Farm, £1055 Far Kiln Bank, Hereford £1165, £995 Ben Cragg, £1050 Baskell Farm, Simmental £970 Everad Lodge Farm, British Friesian £955 Far Kiln Bank, Aberdeen Angus £925 Far Kiln Bank.