At Broughton Market on Tuesday 15th October Harrison & Hetherington held their annual show and sale of suckled calves. A packed ringside saw some buyers leaving empty handed as cattle achieved a great trade especially for younger suckler bred types which would be on a par with last year’s prices. Stronger more forward cattle were harder to cash but well in line with other sales and the overall average was only back £3.37 on the year which was very respectable considering the current climate.
The pre-sale show was ably judged Jimmy Rutter, Barnard Castle who award both the Champion and Reserve tickets to RD Holland & Co, Low Scales, Millom. Champion was a 6 month old Charolais steer that sold to £865 and Reserve was another Charolais steer selling to £845. Top overall was a 7 month old Limousin cross steer from Messrs M & D Hatton, Knott End Farm, Broughton in Furness.
1st RD Holland & Co, Low Scales, Millom
2nd RD Holland & Co, Low Scales, Millom
3rd SG Benson, Horrace Farm, Pennington, Ulverston
1st SG Benson, Horrace Farm, Pennington, Ulverston
2nd SG Benson, Horrace Farm, Pennington, Ulverston
Champion – RD Holland & Co, Low Scales, Millom
Reserve Champion – RD Holland & Co, Low Scales, Millom
Leading prices per head
Steers: Limousin £880 Knott End Farm; £790, £630, £620 Garden Cottage; £770, £690, £600 Dove Ford; £735, £725 Horrace Farm, £730, £665, £610 Langley Farm, £655, £600 Swinside, £615 Hinning House Charolais £865, £845, £770, £690, £685 Low Scales British Blue £755 Low Scales, £690, £680, £675, £660, £650, £635 Hinning House, £670, £620 Stone Arthur Hereford £540 Hinning House, £510 Langley Farm
Heifers: Limousin £800, £785 Horrace Farm, £635, £620, £550, £535 Dove Ford, £610 Garden Cottage, £605 Hycemoor Side Farm, £595 Hinning House, £590 Langley Farm, £540 Old Broadgate, £540, £535 Whitestones British Blue £700, £670 Horrace Farm, £680 Low Scales, £660, £630, £610 Hinning House Charolais £630, £510 Hinning House, £590 Stone Arthur, £590, £560 Low Scales, £515 Hazel Head Farm