Kirkby Stephen Annual Prize Show and Sale of Suckled Calves

30th October 2017

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their annual prize show and sale of Suckled Calves when a catalogue of 546 were on offer.

Taking the Stan Davis Silver Cup and topping the sale at £2350 was the overall champion calf which was a 10 month old British Blue cross heifer from Messrs Brown, Asby Hall, Great Asby which was bought by Messrs Allen, Malton. The pre sale show was kindly judged by Mr Michael Everatt of Goole.

Kirkby Champion Suckled Calf (Left) Vendor Mark Brown, (Right) Judge Michael Everatt, Goole.

The overall reserve championship was taken by the first place British Blue cross and champion steer which was a 7 month old calf also consigned by Messrs Brown, Asby Hall and sold for £1150 to Messrs Smith, Carnforth.

Kirkby Reserve Champion Suckled Calf (Left) Vendor Mark Brown, (Right) Judge Michael Everatt, Goole.

Trade for good quality well forward suckled calves was strong with plenty of buyers looking for these types of calves; over 50 active buyers were present.

Steers averaged £855.70 (up £30.51 on the year)
Heifers averaged £836.28 (down £22.94 on the year)

The show was kindly sponsored by JG Animal Health, Dugdale Nutrition, North West Limousin Cattle Breeder Association and The British Blue Cattle Society.  The following awards were made: –

Bullock Classes
Limousin Cross
1st – KA Brown & Sons, Asby Hall – £1290
2nd – KA Brown & Sons, Asby Hall – £1200
3rd – Messrs Taylor, Waterhouses – £1055

British Blue Cross
1st – KA Brown & Sons, Asby Hall – £1150
2nd – KA Brown & Sons, Asby Hall – £975
3rd – KA Brown & Sons, Asby Hall – £900

Charolais Cross
1st – GA & DE Slack, Stoneriggs – £1005
2nd – GA & DE Slack, Stoneriggs – £955
3rd – GA & DE Slack, Stoneriggs – £855

Haltered
1st – Messrs Taylor, Waterhouses – British Blue
2nd – Messrs Taylor, Waterhouses – Limousin

Champion Male
KA Brown & Sons, Asby Hall – British Blue Cross

Reserve Champion Male
KA Brown & Sons, Asby Hall – Limousin

Heifer Classes
Limousin Cross
1st – KA Brown & Sons, Asby Hall – £1850
2nd – W & J Ousby, Bents Farm – £945
3rd – KA Brown & Sons, Asby Hall – £975

British Blue Cross
1st – KA Brown & Sons, Asby Hall – £2350
2nd – KA Brown & Sons, Asby Hall – £1125
3rd – Messrs Taylor, Waterhouses – £1100

Charolais Cross
1st – GA & DE Slack, Stoneriggs – £825
2nd – GA & DE Slack, Stoneriggs – £765
3rd – GA & DE Slack, Stoneriggs – £825

Haltered
1st – K A Brown & Sons, Asby Hall – £2200
2nd – Messrs Taylor, Waterhouses – £985

Champion Female
K A Brown & Sons, Asby Hall – British Blue

Reserve Champion Female
K A Brown & Sons, Asby Hall – Limousin

Champion British Blue
K A Brown & Sons, Asby Hall – Heifer

Reserve Champion British Blue
K A Brown & Sons, Asby Hall – Bullock

Champion Limousin and winning the North West Limousin Breeder Club Salver – K A Brown & Sons, Asby Hall – Limousin Bullock

Supreme Champion and winning the Stan Davis Cup – KA Brown & Sons, Asby Hall – British Blue Heifer

Reserve Supreme Champion
K A Brown & Sons, Asby Hall – British Blue Bullock

Leading Average for 5 or more
60 @ £979.89 Asby Grange
20 @ £973.75 Waterhouses
5 @ £952.50 Walburn Hall Farms
60 @ £940.00 Asby Hall
10 @ £920.56 Scarr House
5 @ £900.00 Rosgill Head

Principle Prices

Bullocks – Limousin £1290, £1200, £1035, £965, £955, £915 Asby Hall; £1085, £1035, £1015, £1005, £965, £935(x2) Asby Grange; £1075, £1055(x2), £1045, £1015, £925 Waterhouses: £1075, £1045, £955, £915, £905 High Lane: £1025 Bank House Farm; £1025, £985 Scarr House; £1000, £955, £915, £900 Brow Farm; £985 Staingills; £955, £900 Dry Evers; £925(x2), £900 Rosgill Head; £915 Needle House; £905(x2) Walburn Hall; £905, £900 Stoneriggs; £900 Crosby Lodge: British Blue £1200, £1035, £985, £965, £935, £925, £915 Asby Grange; £1150, £975, £965, £900 Asby Hall; £1035, £1015, £945 Williams House; £1000 Sunnyside; £965, £935 Castle Hill; £925 Waterhouses; £915 Scarr House: Charolais £1005, £955(x3), £925, £905(x2), £900 Stoneriggs; £935, £925, £900 Crosby Lodge: Blonde £975, £900, £865 Stoneygarth.

Heifers – British Blue £2350, £1155, £1125, £965 Asby Hall: £1440, £1355, £1305, £1175, £1115, £1080, £1075, £1065, £1045, £1035, £1005, £915, £885, £865 Asby Grange; £1100, £985 Waterhouses; £1005 Sunnyside; £985, £955, £875 Scarr House; £955 Stoneygarth; £885(x2) Staingills: Limousin £2200, £1850, £1055, £1005, £975(x2), £875(x2), £855(x2) Asby Hall; £1305, £1135, £1075 Asby Grange; £1085, £945, £905, £900(x2) High Lane; £1000(x2) Walburn Hall; £945 Bents; £935, £905 Brow Farm; £885, £865 Rosgill Head; £885 Staingills; £865 Bank House Farm: Blonde £915 Stoneygarth: Charolais £835 Heather Bank; £825(x4), £815(x4), £800 Crosby Lodge.