Broughton Show & Sale of Suckled Calves

16th October 2018

At Broughton Market on Tuesday 18th October Harrison & Hetherington held their annual show and sale of suckled calves. A smaller entry of calves were forward due to a knock on effect of the dry summer but saw the busiest ringside of buyers seen for some years. The pre-sale show was very capably judged by Mr Allan Brown, Park House Farm, Cockermouth who saw an outstanding show of cattle put before him. After taking all of this in his stride Mr Brown placed the show cattle as follows with the first place steer taking Champion and receiving the Marion Sherwen Cup.

Prize List:

Heifers
1st SG Benson, Horrace Farm, Pennington, Ulverston
2nd RD Holland & Co, Low Scales, Millom
3rd M & AM Irving & Son, Low Dove Ford, Grizebeck, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria

Bullocks
1st SG Benson, Horrace Farm, Pennington, Ulverston
2nd M & D Hatton, Knott End Farm, Broughton Mills, Broughton-In-Furness
3rd Grice, HJD Grace, Hinning House, Bootle, Millom

Champion – SG Benson, Horrace Farm, Pennington, Ulverston
Reserve Champion – M & D Hatton, Knott End Farm, Broughton Mills, Broughton-In-Furness

The ringside was packed from the beginning of the sale seeing 25 active buyers and many more looking on. Top price of the day was for a 11 ½ month old Blonde Bullock from Alison Ellwood, Everard Lodge, Ulverston peaking the sale at £1000. Following up closely was the 2nd prize bullock from Messrs Hatton at £950 for a British Blue steer. The trade blew all expectations out of the water and saw vendors leaving highly delighted with all stock selling to their advantage and a larger entry needed.

For any enquiries please contact auctioneer David Fearon on 07500173273.

Leading prices per head

Steers: Blonde £1000 Everard Lodge Farm British Blue £950 Knott End Farm, £970, £800, £790 Hinning House, £860, £800, £770 Low Scales, £790 Horrace Farm  Limousin £900, £850, £810 Horrace Farm, £900 Knott End Farm, £880, £840, £780 Dove Ford, £850, £790 Low Scales, £820, £715 Old Broadgate, £820, £740 Lower Hawthwaite Farm, £820 Green Bank, £800 Hinning House, £790(x2) Stone Arthur,

 

Heifers: Limousin £790 Hinning House, £780, £650, £560 Low Scales, £725 Swinside, £720, £670, £580 Dove Ford, £710 Horrace Farm, £610 Swinside, £610, £590 Swinside British Blue £665, £620, £610, £605, £600, £560 Hinning House, £610, £560(x2) Low Scales,  Aberdeen Angus £540 Low Scales