On Friday 24th April Harrison & Hetherington held their sale of Beef Breeding cattle.
A small show of cows and heifers with calves at foot were forward, with all quality units being in great demand.
Colt Park Farm run of heifers and calves sold to average £2700 and topped at £2850 for a Limousin cross cow with Limousin calf at foot. Sleights House heifers and calves averaged £2650 and topped at £2750 for a British Blue cross heifer with Limousin calf at foot.
A mixed show of 180 bulling heifers were on offer, with the best quality sorts very easily sold achieving top rates. Lesser types being harder to cash. Top overall was a pen of 4 Limousin from Messrs Harrison of Dundraw, Wigton achieving £1580, followed by Messrs Muir of Middle Farm, Penrith selling to £1550 twice, firstly for 12 Limousins and secondly for a single British Blue cross.
Leading prices: Cows with calves: Limousin £2850 Colt Park Farm, £2080 Prior Hall, £2050, £1920 Lower Langshaw Farm, £1900 High Thorn Farm, £1900 Sarkshields Farm, British Blue £2800 Colt Park Farm, Simmental £1950 The Mar.
Heifers with calves: British Blue £2800 Colt Park Farm, Bazadaise £2550, £2750, £2650, £2500 Colt Park Farm, £2750, £2550 Sleights House Farm, Limousin £2520 Old Hall Farm, £2480 Bank House, £2450, £2420, £2280, £2000 Flatt, £2400, £2380, £2250, £2100 Bridge Farm, £2080 Blue Dial Farm, £2080 Prospect Farm, Aberdeen Angus £2050 Bridge Farm.
Bulling Heifers: Limousin £1580 (x4) Dundraw Farm, £1550 (x12) Middle Farm, £1500 (x3) The Flatt, British Blue £1550, £1350 (x6) Middle Farm, Luing £1500 (x3) The Flatt, Simmental £1400 The Flatt, £1380 (x2) Rose Farm, Bazadaise £1340 The Flatt, Charolais £1340 The Flatt.
Beef Breeding Bulls: Beef Shorthorn 1500gns (x2) Over Whitlaw Farmhouse.