Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their annual February Sale of Beef Breeding Cattle on Monday.
Topping the sale at £2900 was a Limousin cross heifer with heifer calf at foot from Messrs Ousby, Bents Farm, Newbiggin-on-Lune which was bought by Messrs Makepeace, Barnard Castle.
In-calf heifers topped twice at £2550 firstly for a Limousin cross from Messrs Bradley, Penny Grange, Settle which was bought by Messrs Steel, Steeley Farm, Bishop Auckland then also selling at £2550 from Penny Grange a British Blue cross heifer selling to Messrs Richardson, Low Garth, Cockermouth.
A packed ringside of potential buyers were present looking for beef breeding cattle.
Heifers in Calf – Limousin £2550, £2300, £1850, £1800 Penny Grange: British Blue £2550, £2500, £1800 Penny Grange; £2300 Needless Hall Farm. Blonde £2100 Penny Grange.
Heifers and Calves – Limousin £2900, £2650 Bents Farm; £2800, £2500 Swainsea Barn Farm; £2800, £2600, £2350, £2050 Low Oxnop Farm; £2250, £2000 Paradise Farm; £2050 Riddings Farm: British Blue £2500(2), £2450 New Hall Farm; £2150 Low Oxnop Farm; £2050 Paradise Farm.
Cows and Calves – Limousin £2650 High House Farm; £1850 Thornbush.