Kirkby Stephen Christmas Prize show & Sale of Cast and OTM Cows

3rd December 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their Christmas prize show and sale of cast & OTM cattle on Monday when a bumper entry of 85 head were forward.

The overall Championship was awarded by our Judge Mr Geoff Birkbeck, Soulby to a 9 year old British Blue cross cow consigned by Messrs Huck, Sowerthwaite Farm, Austwick which went on to top the sale at £1420.41 (838kg at 169.5p/kg) and purchased by Owain Llyr, Ruthin.

Topping at 198.5p/kg was a British Blue cross cow from Messrs Brown, Asby Hall, Great Asby which was also bought by Owain Llyr.

The first prize dairy cow was awarded to a Holstein Friesian cow from Messrs Heron, Eastfield Farm, Warcop which weighed 894kg and went on to make £889.53(99.5p/kg).

Show Results
Beef Bred Cows
1st & Champion     K&GJ Huck, Sowerthwaite (British Blue)
2nd       HR Hayton & Son, Asby Grange (Limousin)
3rd        GP Taylor & Sons, Swathburn (Blonde)

Dairy Bred Cows
1st        WM Heron & Sons, Eastfield Farm
2nd       M & K Chippendale, Wharton Hall
3rd        WM Heron & Sons, Eastfield Farm

Trade for all classes was dearer than the recent general trade and was sharper than expected.

The overall sale average was 114.72p/kg for 85 head sold.

Cast Cows
Price per Kilo – British Blue 198.5p, 146.5p Asby Hall; 181.5p Scarr House; 169.5p Sowerthwaite Farm; 168.5p Asby Grange; 146.5p Low Bank House; 139.5p Croft House Farm; 133.5p Smardale Mill; 131.5p Carpool Farm: Limousin 186.5p, 143.5p Asby Grange; 172.5p High Green Farm; 168.5p, 159.5p Swathburn; 168.5p, 152.5p, 147.5p Scarr House; 146.5p High Stennerskeugh; 143.5p Bloan Farm; 139.5p, 135.5p, 130.5p Gilts; 137.5p, 132.5p Low Bank House: Blonde 181.5p Swathburn; 124.5p Low Bank House: Simmental 155.5p Heather Bank: Black & Whites 106.5p, 105.5p, 104.5p, 103.5p(2), 99.5p, 98.5p(2) Wharton Hall: 104.5p; 103.5p; 99.5p Wharton Hall: Montbelliarde 110.5p Knock Cross Farm: Aberdeen Angus 93.5p Foggy Gill: Belted Galloway 87.5p, 85.5p Scar Sykes Farm.

Price per Head – Blonde £1435.67 Swathburn, £856.56 Low Bank House: British Blue £1420.41 Sowerthwaite Farm; £1306.13, £955.18 Asby Hall Mews; £1162.65 Asby Grange; £1114.41 Scarr House; £1000.60 Low Bank House; £987.90 Smardale Mill; £986.27 Croft House Farm; £957.20 Bloan Farm: Limousin £1335.34 Asby Grange; £1202.53 High Stennerskeugh; £1262.83 Bloan Farm; £1133.33 High Green Farm; £1098.96, £1069.98 Swathburn; £1043.02, £1006.50 Scarr House; £1033.50, £1007.88 Low Bank House; £997.33 Asby Grange; £945.81, £907.85 Gilts: Simmental £1102.50 Heather Bank: Black & White £889.53, £872.58, £867.75, £786.60 Eastfield Farm; £859.05, £815.90, £788, £777.17, £774.15, £759.35 Wharton Hall: Montbelliarde £825.44 Knock Cross Farm.

Cast Bull
Price per Kilo – Limousin 123.5p Claylands.
Price per Head – Limousin £883.89 Montgomery Road.