Kirkby Stephen Store Cattle Sale

7th September 2020

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their annual Continental sale of store cattle when a catalogued entry of 611 were on offer.

Topping the sale at £2200 was a 16 month old Limousin cross heifer from first time consignor here at Kirkby Stephen Sheila Mason, Keasden Head, Clapham and was bought by Stuart Buckle, Bleathgill, Barras.

Next selling for £1650 was a 16 month old British Blue cross heifer from Messrs Taylor, Waterhouses, Asby which sold to Messrs Huck, Sowerthwaite Farm, Austwick.

Next in the leading prices at £1485 was another 15 month old Limousin cross heifer from Messrs Mason, Keasden Head which sold to Messrs Maughan, Hamsterley.

A 11 month old Limousin cross heifer sold to make £1400 also from Keasden Head and selling to Messrs McAlister, Bonnybridge

Steers topped at £1305 for a 14 month old Limousin cross from Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm, Ormside which was bought by D. Barker, Scarborough.

Trade was flying from start to finish with Heifers averaging £1067.30 (up £180.25 on the year) and Steers averaging £1028.59 (up £70.98 on the year)

Over 40 cattle sold between £1200-£2200 with well over a third of the sale selling in excess of £1100.

Heifers were the trade of the day with the total entry of British Blue cross heifers averaging a massive 1127.68.

Some excellent consignments of quality store cattle were forward here at Kirkby Stephen with a run of 42 11-16month Limousin cross steers and heifers selling to average £1110.71 from Messrs Benson, Gamswell Farm, Ulverston.

Leading averages
  4     @      £1695            Keasden Head
5     @      £1256            Crookholm
4     @      £1217.50       Highfield (Tunstall)
4     @      £1211.25       Low Oxnop Farm
4     @      £1193.75       Terrys Farm
20     @      £1170            Waterhouses
11     @      £1166            New Hall
10     @      £1123.50       Hall Garth
6     @      £1120.83       Easegill Head
16     @      £1112.19       Low House
42     @      £1110.71       Gamswell
35     @      £1107.57       Dona Close
11     @      £1101.82       Abbey Park
10     @      £1091.50       Gillses Farm
8     @      £1085            Bridge End Farm
4     @      £1078.75       Asby Hall
5     @      £1071            Waters Farm
11     @      £1054.55       Swathburn
11     @      £1031.82       South View
37     @      £1005.54       Smardale Hall

Leading Prices

Store Heifers

Limousin £2200, £1485, £1400 Keasden Head; £1380 Low Oxnop Farm; £1335 Swathburn; £1305, £1205, £1185(2), £1125, £1105(3) Low House; £1285, £1265, £1185, £1175, £1155(4), £1135, £1100 Waterhouses; £1255, £1205, £1125 Crookholm Farm; £1245 New Hall; £1225, £1100 Abbey Park; £1200, £1185, £1175(2), £1165, £1125, £1105(2) Gamswell Farm; £1185 Bridge End Farm; £1175(2) Dry Evers; £1175(2), £1100 Hall Garth; 31155 Lamb Paddock; £1145, £1105(3), £1100 Gillses Farm; £1135, £1125(2) Waters Farm; £1115, £1100 Friarbiggin; £1100 Low Oxnop Farm: British Blue £1650, £1225, £1175 Waterhouses; £1450 Crookholm Farm; £1255, £1215, £1200, £1115(2), £1105 Dona Close; £1245 Bridge End Farm; £1245 Ellergill; £1235, £1145 New Hall; £1200 Low Oxnope Farm; £1185, £1165 Gamswell Farm; £1145 Swathburn; £1105 Bents Farm; £1100 Easegill Head: Aberdeen Angus £1000(2) South View; £1000 Wharton Hall: Charolais £945 Bowderdale Head.

Store Steers

Limousin £1305, £1200, £1195 Terrys Farm; £1255, £1205, £1185, £1155(3), £1145(2), £1125, £1115(2), £1105(3), £1100(5) Gamswell Farm; £1235(2), £1215, £1185 Highfield House; £1235, £1175 New Hall; £1200 Hall Garth; £1185 Bents Farm; £1185, £1100 Asby Hall; £1175, £1155(2), £1145(3), £1115, £1105, £1100 Dona Close; £1155, £1145 Hall Garth; £1145, £1135, £1105 Abbey Park; £1145 Bents Farm; £1145, £1125(2), £1105 Easegill Head; £1135, £1115, £1115(2), £1105, £1100(2) Smardale Hall; £1105 Garnthwaite; £1105(2) Stoneriggs; £1105 Waterhouses; £1100(2) Bridge End Farm: British Blue £1245, £1165, £1135, £1125(4) Dona Close; £1235(2), £1145, £1085 New Hall; £1125 Easegill Head; £1105, £1075, £1055 Swathburn; £1105 Waterhouses; £1100(3) South View; £1075(3) Green Hills Farm; £1055 Croft House Farm: Charolais £1125, £1055 Green Hills Farm; £1085 Bowderdale Head: Hereford £1100 Low House: Aberdeen Angus £1035(3) South View: Fleckvieh £1000 Wharton Hall: Black & White £800(3) Wharton Hall.