Harrison & Hetherington, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their annual May Show and Sale of Beef Breeding cattle sale on Monday.
Topping the sale at £3,250 was a British Blue cross heifer with a heifer calf at foot from Messrs Ousby, Bents Farm, Newbiggin-on-Lune.
The pre sale show was ably judged by Messrs Richardson, Bewaldeth, Cockermouth. Messrs Richardson awarded the overall championship to a Blonde cross heifer with a British Blue Heifer calf at foot from Messrs Taylor, Swathburn, Great Asby which made £3,000 selling to the judges.
Best quality outfits were in strong demand and achieved premium returns, with buyers being selective.
Heifers with Calves at Foot – British Blue £3250 Bents Farm; £2050 Waitby Farm: Blonde £3000 Swathburn; £1900 New Hall Farm: Limousin £2900 New Hall Farm; £2750, £2500, £2280, £2250, £2200 Trout Hall; £2700 (2), £2500, £2250 Standing Stones; £2700 Low Oxnop Farm; £2650 Bents Farm; £2480, £2300 (2), £2250 Swathburn; £2350 Prospect Farm; £2350 Riddings Farm; £2150 Waitby Farm: Simmental £1900 Duckintree Farm.
Cows with Calves at Foot – British Blue £2700 Trout Hall; £2480 Yore House: Limousin £2350 Yore House.