Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their sale of Cast & OTM Cattle on Monday.
Topping the sale at £1135.65 and 167.5p/kg was a 678kg Charolais cross cow from Messrs Procter, Villa Farm, Great Musgrave and was bought by Messrs Roberts, Wales.
Dairy cows sold to £1126.74 and 133.5p/kg for a twelve year old 844kg British Friesian cow from Messrs Hodgson, Soulby Grange, Soulby and was bought by Dovecote Park, Pontefract
For what was a plainer show of cows forward a trade that was only described as on fire was witnessed and all classes would be the dearest seen for some time!
Many more cows could easily be sold to massive advantage in the live-ring for all classes at the present time, with buyers leaving well short of their requirements.
Per Head –
Cast Cows –
Charolais £1135.65 Villa Farm: Black & White £1126.74, £1030.96 Soulby Grange; £1019.20, £1016.58, £878.97, £858.01 Eastfield Farm: £875.09 Kaber Fold: British Blue £1115.95 Low House; £954.28 Sawbridge Hall: Limousin £1103.74 Step Ends Farm; £1081.50 Park House Farm; £980.10 Pikestone Farm: Saler £956.25 Bowderdale Head.
Per Kilo –
Cast Cows –
Charolais 167.5p Villa Farm: Limousin 159.5p Step Ends Farm; 154.5p Park House Farm; 148.5p Pikestone Farm: British Blue 153.5p Low House; 143.5p Sawbridge Hall: Black & White 133.5p, 131.5p Soulby Grange: 129.5p, 124.5p, 122.5p Eastfield Farm: Saler 127.5p Bowderdale Head.