Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen mart held their fortnightly sale of Cast & OTM cattle on Monday.
Topping the sale at 182.5p/kg was British Blue cross cow from Messrs Blades, Scarr House, Muker, Richmond.
Topping at £1248.59 was Limousin cross cow from Messrs Rukin, Park Lodge Farm, Keld, Richmond.
Trade for all classes of cast & OTM cattle was as dear as it’s been seen for some time and numbers fell well short of buyer’s requirements.
Per Kilo – British Blue 182.5p Scarr House: Limousin 168.5p Park Lodge Farm; 151.5p Pikestone Farm; 151.5p New Hall; 146.5p Sowerthwaite Farm: Black & Whites 135.5p, 129.5p, 114.5p Crossfell House Farm; 123.5p Duckintree Farm; 113.5p Bank View.
Per Head – Limousin £1248.59 Park Lodge Farm; £1133.22 New Hall; £993.27 Sowerthwaite Farm: British Blue £1195.38 Scarr House: Black & Whites £975.14, £913.27; £840.43 Crossfell House Farm; £892.11 Bank View.