Kirkby Stephen OTM & Cast Cows

10th August 2020

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held the sale of cast and OTM cattle when 41 were forward.

Topping the sale at £1475.04 and 219.5p/kg was a 672kg British Blue heifer from Messrs Brannan, Scar Top, Newbiggin.

Messrs Maughan, Ash Garth, Great Asby sold a 824kg Limousin cow to make £1388.44 (168.5p/kg).

Dairy cows sold to £1207.81 for a 898kg cow making 134.5p/kg from Messrs Chippendales, Wharton Hall, Kirkby Stephen.

Friesian cows sold to 144.5p/kg for a 6 year old cow from Messrs Chappelhow, Beckstones, Newbiggin on Lune.

Trade was described as been one of the dearest seen for all classes, with values adding up to levels way above any other method of marketing at the current time!

Two thirds of the cows forward were Dairy bred and an overall sale average of 134.5p/kg (£900.62) was achieved, with Continental cross cows averaging 154.6p/kg and Dairy cows averaging 124.3p/kg.

Per Head

Cast  Cows

Limousin £1388.44, £954.77 Ash Garth; £1,288.56 Argill House; £939.58 High Lane: Black & White £1207.81, £1179.25, £1142.51, £1090.98, £1088.61, £1063.34, £1005.68, £982.56, £978.71 Wharton Hall; £1036.35, £945.63 Crossfell House Farm; £975.80 Low Rutter: Simmental £945.56 High Griseburn: British Blue £918.56 High Lane.

Heifers – British Blue £1475.04 Scar Top:

Cast Bull – Aberdeen Angus £1385.91 Wharton Hall.

Cast Steer – Black & White ££1123.54, £1059.87 Whygill Head:

Per Kilo

Cast  Cows

Limousin 206.5p Argill House; 168.5p, 155.5p Ash Garth; 147.5p High Lane: Black & White 164.5p, 136.5p Crossfell House; 144.5p Beckstones; 143.5p Low Rutter; 139.5p, 138.5p, 136.5p, 134.5p, 133.5p, 132.5p, 130.5p Wharton Hall: Simmental 153.5p High Griseburn: British Blue 146.5p High Lane; 139.5p Ellergill; 138.5p Carpool Farm.

Cast Bull – Aberdeen Angus 130.5p Wharton Hall.

Cast Heifer – British Blue 219.5p Scar Top: Simmental 178.5p Ellergill

Cast Steers – Black & White 168.5p, 164.5p Whygill Head; 164.5p Castle Hill.