Kirkby Stephen Luke Fair Sale of Cattle

19th October 2020

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their annual ‘Luke Fair’ sale of store cattle on Monday, where a catalogued entry of 544 cattle were on offer.

Topping the sale at £2400 was a Limousin cross heifer from Messrs Sowerby Terrys Farm, Ormside which sold to Messrs Lee, Agars Hill Farm, Whitfield.

Topping the steers at £1605 was a Limousin cross steer from Messrs Anderson, The Springs, Middleham which went on to sell to D. Barker, Scarborough.

Heifers also sold to £2250 for a Limousin cross also from Terrys Farm which sold to Messrs McAlister, Bonnybridge.

Messrs Sowerbys consignment of 65 cattle sold to average a fantastic £1433.95.

Trade could only be described as electric been one of the dearest seen anywhere for sometime.

Steers averaged a whopping £1141.19 (up £122.83 on the year heifers averaged £1106.05 (up £180.94 on the year).

125 cattle sold between £1200-£2400
52 cattle sold between £1300-£2400
40 cattle sold between £1400-£2400
16 cattle sold in excess of £1500

Leading averages for 5 or more cattle
65 @ £1433.95 Terrys Farm
20 @ £1340 Miller Hill
45 @ £1287.50 Ash Garth
5 @ £1225 Argill House
27 @ £1205 Waterhouses
12 @ £1134.58 Greenriggs
35 @ £1123.08 Woodfoot
12 @ £1093.18 Hall Garth
40 @ £1078.68 Sawbridge Hall
5 @ £1076.25 Helbeck Farm
15 @ £1062.50 Bloan Farm
14 @ £1060.36 Bents Farm
10 @ £1041.67 High Lane

Leading Prices:

Store Heifers –

Limousin £2400, £2250, £1600(2), £1500, £1440(2), £1410, £1400, £1365, £1360, £1340, £1300, £1265(2), £1255, £1245, £1240, £1235(2) Terrys Farm; £1560, £1265(5), £1225 Miller Hill; 31535 Bents Farm; £1520, £1255(2), £1200 Woodfoot; £1375 Sowerthwaite Farm; £1245, £1200(2) Hall Garth:

British Blue £1660 Miller Hill; £1550 Terrys Farm; £1515, £1485, £1435, £1355, £1275(2) Ash Garth; £1420 The Springs; £1245, £1205, £1155 Woodfoot; £1165 Carpool Farm; £1105, £1100(2) Greenriggs

Store Steers –

Limousin £1605 The Springs; £1500(2), £1475(5), £1465(3), £1450(2), £1400(2), £1385(2), £1375, £1255(3) Terrys Farm; £1500 Newton Rigg; £1500 Miller Hill; £1415, £1345(2), £1325, £1215 Ash Garth; £1335(2), £1305(2), £1245, £1245, £1225(2) Waterhouses; £1335, £1305, £1265, £1245, £1225 Sawbridge Hall; £1305, £1200 Greenriggs; £1275 Sowerthwaite Farm; £1255, £1215 Woodfoot; £1245, £1225, £1215(2) Argill House; £1200 High Lane: British Blue £1475, £1405, £1375, £1345(2), £1335, £1295(2), £1285, £1275, £1265(2), £1255, £1245, £1235(2), £1215, £1175, £1155, £1105 Ash Garth; £1405, £1255, £1175 Waterhouses; £1385, £1200 Terrys Farm: £1235 Sawbridge Hall; £1185, £1175, £1165 Greenriggs; £1145 Carpool Farm; £1105(2) Woodfoot: Blonde £1415 Ash Garth; £1135 Sawbridge Hall: Charollais £1385 Ash Garth: Aberdeen Angus £1135, £1025, £1005 Bloan Farm: Luing £1005 Ellergill: Simmental £1005 Ellergill: Hereford £900(2) Thwaite Farm: Black & White £785 Wharton Hall.