Kirkby Stephen Prize Show & Sale of Store Cattle

13th January 2020

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held the annual January Prize Show and Sale of Store Cattle when a catalogued entry of 589 were on offer.

Topping the sale at £1800 was a 18 month old Limousin cross heifer from Messrs Lyon, Lintre House, Lincolnshire.

The reserve overall champion was awarded to a 18 month old British Blue cross steer which sold for £1420 from Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm, Appleby which was bought by our judge Ellie Hargreaves.

The presale show saw a fantastic turnout of cattle out in front of our judge Miss Ellie Hargreaves, Preston who awarded the Overall Championship to another 18 month sold Limousin cross heifer also from Messrs Lyon, Lincolnshire which went on to sell for £1500.

Store Cattle Champion

The opening Store Cattle sale of 2020 set off with a bang here at Kirkby Stephen with Steers averaging £1023.15 (up £31.39 on the year) and heifers averaging £1008.04 (up £62.18 on the year)

Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm, Appleby sold their consignment of 20 steers and heifers to average £1314.

Over a quarter of the sale sold between £1100-£1800.

Heifers were a flying trade, with plenty of nice to smart 10 – 12 month continental cross heifers regularly achieving £1050-£1150.

Smart young cattle were also a fantastic with 7 month old British Blue cross steers selling to £1015 from Messrs Maughan, Asby Mill.

Messrs Nelson, Rosgill Head sold another pen of six 10 month old Limousin cross steers to make £1015.

Black & White steers sold to £985 for a pair from Messrs Chippendale, Wharton Hall, Kirkby Stephen, with another pen of six Holstein/Friesian steers selling for £975 from Messrs Hebson, Chapel Farm.

Over 50 active buyers were operating for all classes and sizes of store cattle here at Kirkby Stephen.

The pre sale show was kindly sponsored by I’Anson Bros and the following awards were made: –

Heifer any breed
1st & Champion    Messrs Lyon, Lintre House (Limousin) – £1500
2nd       Messrs Lyon, Lintre House (Limousin) – £1800
3rd       Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm (Limousin) – £1380 

Steer any Breed
1st & Reserve Champion Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm (British Blue) – £1420
2nd      Messrs Lyon, Lintre House (British Blue) – £1015
3rd       Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm (Limousin) – £1375

Leading Averages (4 or more Cattle)
  5        @        £1337.            Lintre House
20        @        £1314.            Terrys Farm
3        @        £1296.67       High Stennerskeugh
4        @        £1176.25       Brackenslack
4        @        £1161.25       West Stoney Keld
4        @        £1155.            Green Farm (Hodgson)
5        @        £1128.            Greenriggs
10        @        £1120.            Bleathgill
4        @        £1118.33       Little Beck
33        @        £1097.42       Rosgill Head
10        @        £1097             Row End Farm
10        @        £1094             Green Farm (Atkinson)
3        @        £1081.67       Thwaite Farm
18        @        £1080.83       Low House
9        @        £1068.33       Castle Hill
5        @        £1065             Oaktree Farm
10        @        £1034.50       Hawkrigg Farm
10        @        £1021             Gaythorne Hall
9        @        £1011.67       South View
4        @        £1008.78       The Gables

Leading Prices

Steers – British Blue £1420, £1415, £1375, £1200 Terrys Farm; £1275, £1105 Row End Farm; £1265, £1015 Oaktree Farm; £1175 Green Farm (Hodgson); £1100, £1055 Stripes Farm; £1100 Low House; £1085(3) South View; £1075 Swathburn; £1075(2) Castle Hill; £1065 Rosgill Head; £1025 Villa Farm; £1015 Asby Mill; £1015 Lintre House: Limousin £1375, £1315(2) Terrys Farm; £1275, £1165, £1100 Brackenslack; £1275, £1085, £1065 Argill House; £1265, £1200, £1155 West Stoney Keld; £1265, £1255(2), £1235 Rosgill Head; £1265 High Stennerskeugh; £1165(2), £1075(3), £1055(2) Sproat Ghyll; £1165, £1145, £1135, £1055 Green Farm (Hodgson); £1165, £1115 Hawkrigg Farm; £1165(2), £1135(3), £1055 Green Farm (Atkinson); £1155, £1055(2) Gaythorne Hall; £1155, £1065(2) Castle Hill; £1145, £1135 Greenriggs; £1135 Abbey Park; £1135, £1105 Thwaite Farm; £1135, £1115, £1055 Friarbiggin; £1125, £1125, £1100, £1065 Hoggarths Farm; £1125, £1105, £1075, £1065 Row End Farm; £1115(2), £1100 Low House; £1105, £1100, £1065 Bleathgill; £1085 Ellergill Farm; £1085, £1075, £1055 Orchard Farm; £1065 Mount Pleasant Farm; £1055 Crookholm: Charolais £1120 Row End Farm; £1115, £1085 Hawkrigg Farm; £1105 Low House; £1075, £1055, £1015 Bowderdale Head: Beef Shorthorn £1115 Row End Farm: Blonde £1045 Low House: Simmental £1035 Ellergill: Aberdeen Angus £1015(2) Wharton Hall: Black & White £985(2), £915(5) Wharton Hall; £975(6) Chapel Farm; £925 Swarthburn; Swedish Red & White £955(2) South View.

Heifers –  Limousin £1800, £1500, £1310, £1060 Lintre House; £1580, £1380, £1345, £1260, £1205, £1175(3) Terrys Farm; £1500, £1125 High Stennerskeugh; £1300, £1275, £1265(2), £1245(3), £1215(2), £1045 Rosgill Head; £1200, £1175, £1115 Bleathgill; £1200, £1135, £1025 Greenriggs; £1165 Brackenslack; £1135(3), £1125, £1115, £1100, £1085, £1055, £1015 Low House; £1125 High Stennerskeugh; £1125, £1115(2) Little Beck; £1105 Crookholm Farm; £1105 Hoggarths Farm; £1085, £1025 Hebblethwaite Hall; £1075, £1055 The Gables; £1065, £1015(2) Green Farm(Atkinson); £1065 Bloan Farm; £1065 Smardale Mill; £1055 Chapel Farm; £1045, £1035 Sproat Ghyll; £1045, £1035, £1005 Sandwath Farm; £1045, £1015 Hawkrigg Farm; £1035 Friarbiggin; £1015 Hole House; £1015 High Green Farm: Charolais £1235 Rosgill Head; £975(2) Bowderdale Head: Blonde £1165 Bleathgilll £1065 Cranberry: British Blue £1075 South View; £1015(2) Oaktree Farm: Simmental £975(2), £955(2) Chapel Farm: Aberdeen Angus £955, £915(3) Wharton Hall: Saler £855 Bowderdale Head.