Kirkby Stephen May Beef Breeding Sale

20th May 2019

Harrison & Hetherington, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their annual May Sale of Beef Breeding cattle when a catalogued entry of 400 cattle were on offer.

Topping the sale at £3800 was the Overall Champion, a 5 year old Limousin cross cow with Limousin cross heifer calf from Messrs Hird, Crackpot Farm, Richmond which was bought by Messrs Dalton, Barnard Castle.

Champion Cow with Calf at foot Standing being the outfit is Judge, Andrew Robinson & next to the outfit is Seller John Hird.

The pre sale show was kindly judged by Andrew & Will Robinson, Barnard Castle who awarded the Reserve Championship to a 6 year old British Blue cross cow with Limousin cross bull calf at foot which sold for £3650 from Messrs Armstrong, Crossfell House, Milburn selling to Messrs Harrison, Sleddale Hall.

Trade throughout the sale was flying with a packed ringside of buyers being in attendance.

An overall sale average for cows and heifers with calves was £2150.65 with a third of these being cows with calves at foot.

Many buyers left empty handed and plenty more outfits could have easily been well sold.

Leading Prices:

Cows with Calves at Foot – Limousin £3800 Crackpot Farm; £2950, £2800, £2000 Millstone Moor; £2700 Thornbush; £2050 Hacra; £2050 Low Oxnop Farm: British Blue £3650 Crossfell House; £2500 Greenriggs; £2400 Scar Top; £2100, £2050 Woodend Farm: Aberdeen Angus £2300 Millstone Moor.

Heifers with Calves at Foot – Limousin £3200, £2400, £2300 Low Oxnop Farm; £2800, £2750, £2500(2), £2350, £2300, £2000 Bents Farm; £2450, £2400 Swathburn; £2400, £2300 New Hall Farm; £2400, £2300(2), £2100 Paradise Farm; £2250, £2100 Lockholme Hall; £2250 Dillicar; £2050 Hacra; £2000 Prospect Farm; £2000 Riddings Farm: British Blue £2950 Thornbush; £2300, £2000 Paradise Farm; £2300 Swathburn; £2250, £2000 New Hall Farm; £2200 Lockholme Hall.

Heifer in Calf – Limousin £1200 Gill Gate.

Cow in Calf – British Blue £1180 Greenriggs.

Bulling Heifers – Limousin £1420, £1105, £1080, £1070, £1060, £1050 Waitby Farm

Breeding Bull – Limousin £1600 Bank Head.