Kirkby Stephen Christmas Show & Sale of Prime Cattle

4th December 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their Annual Christmas Prize Show and Sale of Prime Cattle on Tuesday night.

Our Judge Mr A Blades of the Wensleydale Pantry, Hawes awarded the overall Championship, receiving the R I Brown Perpetual Cup and the Kirkby Stephen Tradesman’s Perpetual Cup to a Limousin cross heifer shown by Messrs G Sowerby, Terrys Farm which weighed 576Kg and sold for 400p/kg (£2304) selling to Messrs K & GJ Huck, Austwick.

Taking the overall Reserve Championship and also receiving the G N Robinson Memorial Perpetual Cup for Best Beast within 6 miles radius of Kirkby Stephen Mart was first placed British Blue cross heifer shown by Messrs HW & J Birkbeck which weighed 530Kg and went on to make 330p/kg (£1749) selling to Steadman’s Butchers, Kirkby Stephen.

The show was very kindly sponsored by Eden Farm Supplies (Brough) Ltd, CL & C Steadman Butchers, Kirkby Stephen and the following awards were made:-

Prime Limousin cross Heifer
1st          Messrs G Sowerby, Terrys Farm, Ormside, Appleby (576kg) 400p (£2304.00)
2nd       A J Geary, Yew Tree Farm, Tathall End, Milton Keynes (464kg) 265p (£1229.60)

Prime British Blue cross Heifer
1st        HW&J Birkbeck, Castle Hill, Soulby, Kirkby Stephen (530kg) 330p (£1749.00)
2nd         HW&J Birkbeck, Castle Hill, Soulby, Kirkby Stephen (580kg) 270p (£1566.00)

Prime Limousin Steer
1st        A J Geary, Yew Tree Farm, Tathall End, Milton Keynes (523kg) 250p (£1307.50)

Champion Beast winning the Raymond Brown Memorial Trophy – Messrs G Sowerby, Terrys Farm.

Reserve Champion – Messrs HW & J Birkbeck, Castle Hill.

Best Beast within 6 Miles of Mart winning the GN Robinson Memorial Perpetual Cup Messrs H W & J Birkbeck, Castle Hill

Prime cattle here at Kirkby Stephen were a strong trade for our Christmas show and sale with an overall sale average of £1631.22 and 305.13p/kg being achieved.

Principle Prices

Prime Heifer Price Per Kilo
Limousin 400p Terrys Farm; 265p, Yew Tree Farm: British Blue 330p, 270p Castle Hill:

Prime Heifer Price Per Head
Limousin
£2304 Terrys Farm; £1229.60 Yew Tree Farm: British Blue £1749, £1566 Castle Hill:

Prime Steer Price Per Kilo
Limousin 250p Yew Tree Farm:

Prime Steer Price Per Head
Limousin £1307.50 Yew Tree Farm:

Champion from Messrs G Sowerby, Terrys Farm which weighed 576Kg and sold for 400p/kg (£2304)
Left to Right:-   Alan Blades (Judge), Aaron Kirby (Representing Sponsor Eden Farm Supplies), Kevin Sowerby (Vendor – Messrs G Sowerby, Terrys Farm)