Kirkby Stephen Annual Show & Sale of Breeding Cattle

14th November 2019

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen mart held their annual show and sale of beef breeding cattle on Thursday, where a catalogued entry of 599 head were on offer.

Topping the sale at £4500 was the first placed in-calf heifers from Messrs Bradley, Penny Grange, Brackenber Lane, Giggleswick, Settle which was bought by Gary Bell, Haas Side Farm, Lockerbie.

Topping the outfits at £3600 was the overall champion from Messrs Malone, Pitcairn Farm, Cardenden which was awarded the Dawn Robinson Memorial Trophy and went on to be successfully purchased by our Judge Mr G Cameron, Newton Cottage, Acharrade, Argyll

Making £3400 was an 18 month old pure Limousin bull from Messrs Hutchinson, Old Spital farm, Bowes which was bought by Messrs Buckle, Bleathgill, Barras.

The presale show which was kindly sponsored by Westmorland Accountants, Appleby and Rural Energy Saving Grants.

A packed ringside of 90 buyers from Banffshire in the North to Brecon in the South were in attendance with the numbers and quality of beef breeding cattle here at Kirkby Stephen attending buyers from far and wide this resulted in a good sound trade for all classes throughout but with buyer prepared to pay premiums for both quality outfits and in-calf cattle.

Averaged were as follows:-
126 Heifers and calves averaged £1960.39
36 Cows and calves averaged £1790.43
127 In Calf Heifers averaged £1700.75
30 In Calf Cows averaged £1103.50

Leading Averages

Heifer or Cow with Calves at Foot
  3 averaged £2683.33 Pitcairn Farm
6 averaged £2375 Swathburn
8 averaged £2303.75 New Hall Farm
7 averaged £2228.58 Green Farm
3 averaged £2200 Sleights House Farm
4 averaged £2100 Lower Langshaw Farm
3 averaged £2083.34 High House
7 averaged £2057.14 Bents Farm
8 averaged £2037.50 Paradise Farm
10 averaged £2035 Bank House
6 averaged £2003.33 Stonetgarth

Heifers & CalvesLimousin £3600, £2400, £2050 Pitcairn Farm; £2600, £2450, £2100(2) New Hall Farm; £2600, £2400, £2350(2), £2150(2) Green Farm; £2450, £2300(2), £2050 Swathburn; £2450 Lower Langshaw Farm; £2400, £2050 Riddings Farm; £2400, £2050 High House: £2350, £2200, £2200, £2000(2) Paradise Farm; £2300, £2200, £2150(2), £2100, £2050, £2000(3) Whicham Hall Farm; £2300, £2250, £2200, £2100 Bank House; £2300 Barugh House; £2250, £2100 Stoneygarth; £2200(3) Sleights House Farm; £2200, £2150, £2050(2), £2000(2) Bents Farm; £2100, £2050, £2000 Lockholme Hall; £2050 High Dyke Farm: British Blue £2750, £2400 Swathburn; £2350, £2300, £2200 New Hall Farm; £2150, £2000, £1800 Riddings Farm; £2100, £2050 Stoneygarth; £2100 Paradise Farm; £1900 Thornbush; £1800 Prospect Farm: Piemontese £1600(2) Allerbeck Farm.

Cows & Calves – Limousin £2400, £2000, £1950 Low Oxnop Farm; £2400 Flimby Hall Farm; £2300 Lockholme Hall; £2000 Lower Langshaw Farm; £2000 Whitewall Farm; £1950, £1900 Bank House; £1800 High House: British Blue £2250 New Hall Farm; £2200 Bank House; £2200, £1900, £1800, £1750 Greenriggs; £1750 Cringleber; £1700 Woodend Farm: Piemontese £1900, £1700(2), £1650(2), £1600(2) Allerbeck Farm.

Heifers in Calf – British Blue £4500, £2300(2), £2250, £2200, £2100, £2000(2), £1950(2), £1850(2), £1800, £1720, £1700 Penny Grange; £2300, £1900, £1750(2) Needless Hall Farm; £2000, £1850, £1800, £1750 New Hall Farm; £2000 Beck House Farm; £2000, £1700 Gordon House Farm; £1850, £1750(2) Stoneygarth; £1800, £1750(2) Paradise Farm: Limousin £2000, £1950, £1900, £1750(2), £1700(3) Penny Grange; £2000, £1950, £1800, £1750, £1700 Beck House Farm; £1950 New Hall Farm; £1900, £1780, £1750, £1700(2) Swathburn; £1850(2), £1800, £1700 Nutta Farm; £1820 Lynsack Farm; £1800, £1750 Cringleber; £1800(3) Needless Hall Farm; £1780, £1750, £1700(3), £ Paradise Farm; £1750, £1700 Cringleber; £1700 Nutta Farm; £1700 Needless Hall Farm: Aberdeen Angus £1100 Middle Salter.

In Calf Cows – British Blue £1350 Nutta Farm; £1200(2) Cringleber: Limousin £1300, £1220 Cringleber: Simmental £1180 Cringleber; £1100 Greenriggs: Hereford £1120 Cringleber: Aberdeen Angus £1100 Cringleber.

Breeding BullLimousin £3400 Old Spital Farm.

Bulling Heifers – Limousin £1320 Helm Croft.