Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their fortnightly sale of Cast & OTM Cattle on Monday when 40 head were forward.
Topping the sale at £1378.56 was a pure Limousin cow from Messrs Hill, Whitewall Farm, Great Asby which was bought by Mr W. Barker, Scarborough.
Topping at 188.5p/kg was a Limousin cross cow from Messrs Walton, Swarthymere, Mickleton which was bought by Messrs Watson, Norwich.
Dairy cows topped at 109.50p/kg for a five year old Holstein Friesian from Messrs Chippendale, Wharton Hall.
All classes of cows were a sharper trade being as strong as seen for some time, many cows would be 10-15p/kg dearer and many more could have been sold.
Per Kilo –
Limousin 188.5p Swarthymere; 179.5p Whitewall Farm; 149.5p Aisgill Farm; 149.5p Bleathgill; 139.5p Abbey Park: Beef Shorthorn 143.5p Eastfield Farm: British Blue 138.5p West Side House: Black & White 109.5p, 107.5p, 106.5p (3), 103.5p Wharton Hall; 108.5p Gill Gate; 104.5p, 103.5p, 101.5p Eastfield Farm.
Per Head –
Limousin £1378.56 Whitewall Farm; £1124.24 Bleathgill; £1068.80 Swarthymere; £950 Abbey Park; £926.90 Aisgill Farm; £877.66 Sowerthwaite Farm; £856.82 Dry Howe: British Blue £1091.38 West Side House; £859.13 Rigg Farm: Black & White £889.14, £820.33, £738.92 Eastfield Farm; £869.04, £785.97, £756.15, £740.03 Wharton Hall; £780.12 Gill Gate: Beef Shorthorn £838.04 Eastfield Farm.