Kirkby Stephen Prize Show & Sale of Store Cattle

23rd September 2019

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their annual September store cattle sale when a catalogued entry of 532 cattle were on offer.

Topping the sale at £1255 was the Overall Champion beast a 14 month old British Blue cross heifer from Messrs Taylor, Waterhouses, Asby.

Champion with Bruce Jackson (Judge) & Phil Taylor (Consignor)

The judging was carried out by Mr B Jackson of White Horse Farm, Alne, York who awarded the Overall Reserve Championship to the first prize British Blue cross Street also from Messrs Taylor, Waterhouses which sold for £1225 at 14 month old. The pre sale show was kindly sponsored by Dodd & Co Accountants.

Trade especially for good quality and meaty cattle was good being a lot stronger that most other recent sales and exceeding vendors expectations considering the current prime cattle trade.

Just short of a third of the cattle sold between £1000 – £1255.

Good quality cattle from 10-14 months still regularly sold in excess of £100 with the best managing to sell in excess of £1100.

Messrs Benson sold a pen of 4, 15 month old Limousin cross steers to make £1100.

Messrs Winder, Greenside Farm, Ravenstonedale sold 16 month old Limousin cross steers to make £1200.

Messrs Slack, Stoneriggs, Hilton sold 11 month old Charolais steers to £1055.

An overall sale average of £930.77 was achieved.

Show Results

British Blue cross Bullock
1st        M/s Taylor, Waterhouses
2nd       RA&C Benson, Gamswell Farm
3rd       M/s Beckwith, New Hall

British Blue cross Heifer
1st        M/s Taylor, Waterhouses
2nd       M/s Beckwith, New Hall
3rd       M/s Beckwith, New Hall

Limousin cross Bullock
1st        RA&C Benson, Gamswell Farm
2nd       F&A Atkinson & Sons, Hawkrigg Farm
3rd       M/s Beckwith, New Hall

Limousin cross Heifer
1st        RA&C Benson, Gamswell Farm
2nd      RA&C Benson, Gamswell Farm
3rd       W&CW Dent, Greenriggs

Bullock any other Breed Bullock
1st        GA&DE Slack, Stoneriggs
2nd      GA&DE Slack, Stoneriggs
3rd       GA&DE Slack, Stoneriggs

Bullock any other Breed Heifer
1st        GA&DE Slack, Stoneriggs
2nd      GA&DE Slack, Stoneriggs
3rd       GA&DE Slack, Stoneriggs

Champion – Receiving the Stan Davis Perpetual Challenge Trophy – Messrs Taylor Waterhouses (British Blue Heifer)

Reserve Champion – Messrs Taylor, Waterhouses (British Blue Steer)

Leading Prices

Store Heifers – British Blue £1255, £965 Waterhouses; £1105, £1045, £905 New Hall; £1075 Whygill Head; £1055, £985, £955, £945(2), £915(3), £905(2) Low House; £925 Carpool Farm; £905(2) Highfield Farm: Limousin £1185, £1065, £1035, £1025, £1000(3) Waterhouse; £1115, £1105 New Hall; £1115, £1055, £985 Greenriggs; £1065, £990, £975 Low House; £1055 Hall Garth; £1055 Gillses Farm; £1055, £1000, £985, £955(3) Gamswell Farm; £1025 Abbey Park; £985(2), £975 Crookholm Farm; £965, £955 Smardale Hall: Charolais £1015 Friendship Farm: Saler £865 Colstons.

Store Steers

British Blue £1225, £1175 Waterhouses; £1165 Gamswell Farm; £1155, £1125, £1100, £1035, £1005, £975, £965(2) Dona Close; £1135(2) New Hall; £1075, £985 Whygill Head; £1035, £965(2) South View; £1035 Prospect Farm; £1025 Carpool Farm; £1005, £965 Highfield Farm; £1000, £975 Low House: Limousin £1200, £1085, £100 Greenside Farm; £1155, £1055 Abbey Park; £1155, £1135, £1065, £1065, £1055, £1005, £985, £975(3), £965, £955(2) Dona Close; £1145, £1100, £955 New Hall; £1145(2), £1125, £1100(4), £1055, £1025, £1000, £955(2) Gamswell Farm; £1135 West Stoney Keld; £1125, £1000 Ellergill: £1115, £1000, £985, £975, £965(2), £955 Low House; £1115, £1055, £1000 Hawkrigg Farm;  £1115 Gillses Farm; £1085, £1075, £1015 Highfield Farm; £1085, £1075, £1065, £1045 Hall Garth; £1035, £1015, £985(2), £965 Smardale Hall; £1005 Stoneriggs; £985, £975 Whygill Head; £975 Friendship Farm; £975, £955 West Stoney Keld: Charolais £1055, £1005(2), £955(3) Stoneriggs; £965(3) Low House: Hereford £1045 Low House:

Aberdeen Angus £1005(2), £945(4) Wharton Hall; £965 Low House; £935(2) Friendship Farm: Black & White £700(8) Wharton Hall.