Kirkby Stephen Annual ‘Luke Fair’ Sale of Cattle

22nd October 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their annual ‘Luke Fair’ sale of store cattle on Monday, where a catalogued entry of 657 head were on offer.

Topping the sale at £2050 was a Limousin cross heifer from Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm, Ormside which was sold to Messrs Cooper, Broughton In Furness.

Steers topped at £1515 for a Limousin cross from Messrs Maughan, Ash Garth, Great Asby which was bought by Mr David Barker, Scarborough.

Sale Averaged
Steer averaged £1106.05 (plus £40.31 on the year) and Heifers averaged £955.12 9 (minus £6 on the year).

Over 150 cattle sold between £1200 – £2050, with over 100 of these selling in excess of £1300.

The consignment of 60 Limousin cross and British Blue cross steers and heifers from Terrys Farm averaged a fantastic £1351.10.

Trade from start to finish was very strong, with good quality strong cattle selling to fantastic premiums and were said to be as dear as they’d been seen anywhere recently.

Leading averages for 5 or more cattle
  5 @ £1483.75 Rennels House
60 @ £1351.10 Terrys Farm
40 @ £1290.41 Ash Garth
15 @ £1264 Waterhouses
15 @ £1260 Highfield House
10 @ £1175.71 Rosgill head
5 @ £1119 Sykeside

Leading Prices:

Store Heifers – Limousin £2050, £1405, £1355 (2), £1345, £1335 (2), £1315, £1305, £1300 (3), £1275 (2), £1235, £1225 (2), £1135 (4) Terrys Farm; £1235 Ash Garth; £1215, £1105, £1065 (2), £1045, £1015 (2), £1000 Home Farm; £1185, £1135, £1105 (2), £1045, £1000 Sawbridge Hall; £1160, £1075 Gaythorne Hall; £1155 Highfield Farm; £1105 Rosgill Head; £1105, £1100, £1065, £1000 (2) Hall Garth; £1100, £1085 Smardale Mill; £1045, £1025, £1005, £1000 Bloan Farm; £1000 Dona Close: British Blue £1455, £1435, £1275, £1225, £1105 Ash Garth; £1400 Needless Hall Farm; £1380 Terrys Farm; £1115, £1100, £1085, £1025 Home Farm; £1085 Newfield Farm: Charolais £1135 (2), £985 (4) Hallbankgate Farm: Angus £965 Stripes Farm; £955 Meadow Bank.

Store Steers – Limousin £1515, £1415 (2), £1375, £1345 (2), £1335, £1245, £1235 (2) Ash Garth; £1485 (2) Rennels House; £1485 The Springs;

£1445 (3), £1435 (3), £1425 (5), £1405, £1400, £1385 (3), £1375 (2), £1355 (2), £1345 (3), £1335 (2), £1315 (4), £1265 (2) Terrys Farm; £1400, £1380 (2), £1375, £1345 (2), £1335 (2), £1325 (2), £1255 Waterhouses; £1355 (2), £1300 Highfield House; £1345, £1300, £1215, £1200 The Croft; £1325, £1300 (4), £1265, £1255, £1205 Sawbridge Hall; £1305 (2) Smardale Hall; £1305, £1300, £1255 Rosgill Head; £1245, £1235, £1200 Hall Garth; £1215 Carpool Farm; £1200 (2) Bents Farm; £1200 Bloan Farm: British Blue £1505, £1345 (2), £1315, £1305 Terrys Farm; £1505 The Springs; £1500, £1465 Rennels House; £1475, £1385 (3), £1375, £1335, £1315 (2), £1275 (2), £1245, £1235 (2), £1225, £1215, £1205, £1185 Ash Garth; £1365 Terrys Farm (K Sowerby); £1355 Highfield House; £1335, £1100 (2) Woodfoot (Maughan); £1335, £1275 (2), £1265 Sawbridge Hall; £1255 Waterhouses; £1145 The Croft; £1115 Newfield Farm: Charolais £1300, £1255, £1235, £1220, £1175, £1155 Highfield House: Blonde £1215 Ash Garth: Angus £1125 (2) Row End Farm: Luing £1115, £1045, £1015 Ellergill: Black & Whites £785 (3) Row End Farm; £755 Bents Farm; £735 Wharton Hall.