Kirkby Stephen Prize Show and Sale of Store Cattle

13th August 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held August store cattle sale, where 140 cattle were forward.

Topping the sale at £1200 was a 14 month old Limousin cross steer from Messrs Nelson, Rosgill Head, Penrith.

The consignment of smart steers and heifers from Rosgill head average £1010.36 for 16 sold.

All smart well bred and strong meaty cattle were a strong trade and were dearer than had recently been seen.  Plainer younger types were harder to sell.

Andrew Dyson of Masham was the pre sale judge and he made the following awards:-

Steer Any Breed
1st and Champion    P Brass, Bridge End Farm – £1100
2nd       Messrs Westgarth, Setterah Park – £1155
3rd        JW Watson, Whygill Head – £1015

Heifer Any Breed
1st        NJ&C Barker, Middle Bank End Farm – £1200
2nd       Messrs Westgarth, Setterah Park – £1085
3rd        GR&G Brass, Bridge End House – £855

Leading Prices:
Store Steers – Limousin £1200, £1145, £1075 (3), £1065, £1045, £1035, £905 Rosgill Head; £1100, £1025 Bridge End Farm; £1045 (2), £1035, £975 Bridge End House; £1015 (2), £975, £925 Dona Close; £1015 Whygill Head; £915 Friarbiggin: British Blue £1155, £1065, £985 Setterah Park: Black & Whites £725 (2), £700 (2) Wharton Hall.

Store Heifer – British Blue £1085 (2), £1045, £885, £875, £855 Setterah Park; £875 Middle Bank End Farm: Limousin £1065, £1025 Whygill Head; £1055, £900 (2) Rosgill Head; £965 Middle Bank End Farm; £955 (2), £855 Bridge End House; £935, £855 Bridge End Farm; £935, £875 (2) Friarbiggin; £855 Setterah Park: Charollais £965 Bowderdale Head; £955, £925 Middle Bank End Farm: Saler £905 Bowderdale Head.