Kirkby Stephen Special January Store Cattle Show & Sale

14th January 2019

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held the annual January Prize Show and Sale of Store Cattle when a catalogued entry of 618 were on offer.

Topping the sale at £1445 was the first prize steer and overall Champion a British Blue cross from Messrs Sowerby,  Terrys Farm, Ormside which sold to Messrs Dandie, Broxburn.

Overall Champion selling for the top price of £1445

The Reserve Championship was awarded to the first prize heifer, a Limousin cross from Messrs Birbeck, High Stennerskeugh, Ravenstonedale which went on to sell for £1305 also to Mr Dandie.

Mr James Crichton, Egremont ably carried out the judging with I’Ansons of Masham generously sponsoring the Show and Sale.

Trade set off the year on a high with smart younger types through to strong quality sorts being in extreme demand and given the current prime beef trade and feed costs trade for all types of Store Cattle was strong, with over 50 active buyers being in attendance from far and wide.

Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm sold their consignment of 15 cattle to average £1223.64.

Messrs Atkinson, Abbey Park sold a fantastic run of 12 young Bulls to top at £1185 twice for two 8 and 9 month old Limousin cross Bulls. This run of 12, 8-9 month old bulls sold to average £1088.75.

Show Results:

Steer any breed
1st & Champion    Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm – £1445
2nd       JH Pedley, Oaktree Farm – £1115
3rd        TW Gorst, Gilpin Farm – £950

Heifer any Breed
1st & Reserve Champion CR & MJ Birbeck, High Stennerskeugh – £1305
2nd       M Barker, Middle Bank End – £1365
3rd        JH Pedley, Oaktree Farm – £1285

Judging of Show Cattle

Leading Averages (4 or more Cattle)
15        @        £1223.64       Terrys Farm
4        @        £1190.00       High Stennerskeugh
10        @        £1155.63       Hawkrigg Farm
4        @        £1148.75       Bleathgill
6        @        £1148.33       West Stoney Keld
6        @        £1134.17       Green Farm (Hodgson)
6        @        £1130.00       Oaktree Farm
8        @        £1122.50       High Green Farm
11        @        £1107.27       Green Farm (Atkinson)
4        @        £1101.25       South Dyke House

Leading Prices
Steers – British Blue £1445 Terrys Farm; £1145 Whygill Head; £1115 Oaktree Farm; £1100 Bleathgill; £1055 Row End Farm; £1055(3) South View; £1055 Gilpin Farm: Limousin £1335(2), £1315, £1305 Terrys Farm; £1275, £1165, £1135 West Stoney Keld; £1275 Musgrave House; £1245, £1225, £1100 Green Farm (Hodgson); £1235(2), £1215, £1115(2) High Green Farm; £1225(2) Bleathgill; £1215, £1100(3) Rosgill Head; £1200 The Gables; £1200 Villa Farm; £1185 High Stennerskeugh; £1175(2), £1155, £1145(2) Green Farm (Atkinson); £1175 Low Bank House; £1165, £1135(4), £1100 Hawkrigg Farm; £1145, £1100 South Dyke House; £1135 Low House; £1125 Oaktree; £1115 Sproat Ghyll; £1100 Row End Farm: Charollais £1155 South View; £1125 Hawkrigg Farm: Aberdeen Angus £1085(2) Chapel Farm; £1055(2) Wharton Hall; £1045 Row End Farm: Simmental £1025(5) Chapel Farm: Beef Shorthorn £1005(2) Row End Farm: Saler £925 Middle Bank End Farm: Black & White £815(2), £800 Row End Farm; £805(3) Chapel Farm.

Heifers –  Limousin £1400 Rosgill Head; £1365 Middle Bank End Farm; £1305, £1135, £1135 High Stennerskeugh; £1255, £1135, £1135, £1005 Terrys Farm; £1225(2) Hawkrigg Farm; £1225 West Stoney Keld; £1200 Low Bank House; £1185, £1145, £1045, £1025, £1005 Greenriggs; £1185, £1085(3), £1075(3), £1035, £1000(2) Low House; £1145, £1135 Green Farm (Hodgson); £1125 Rosgill Head; £1115, £1065, £1000 Green Farm (Atkinson); £1085, £1000 Coupland Beck Farm; £1065, £1035 High Green Farm; £1055 Oaktree Farm; £1045(2) West Stoney Keld; £1045 Bleathgill; £1045 Friarbiggin; £1045, £1035(5) Sproat Ghyll; £1035(2), £1025 Gamswell Farm; £1025 Villa Farm; £1015 Greenside Farm: British Blue £1285, £1200 Oaktree; £1200 Terrys Farm; £1135 Whygill Head; £1065, £1045(2) South View; £1045(2), £1035(2) Low House; £1035 Greenriggs; £1015 Stripes Farm: Blonde £1035, £1015, £1000 Cranberry: Charolais £955 South View; £925 Bowderdale Head.

Bulls – Limousin £1185(2), £1165, £1135, £1125(2), £1100, £1075, £1025, £1015 Abbey Park.