Kirkby Stephen Prize Show & Sale of Store Cattle

13th February 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their February Prize show and sale of store cattle when a catalogue entry of 703 cattle were on offer.

Topping the sale at £1500 was the overall Reserve Champion a British Blue Heifer from Louise Todd, Market Rasen and was bought by Robin Williamson, Hamsterley.

The pre sale judging was carried out by Andrew Brown of Carnaby and was kindly sponsored by Dugdale Nutrition.

Taking the overall championship was a 10 month old British Blue cross steer which sold for £1280 and was consigned by Messrs Raine & Davidson, Thorney Gale and was bought by the Judge Mr Andrew Brown.

Champion (left to right) Vendor Ian Davidson of Raine & Davidson, Thorney Gale, Diane Roe of Dugdale Nutrition (Sponsors) &  Andrew Brown of Carnaby (Judge).

Continental cross steers averaged £1032.15 with the majority of these being well under 12 month old.

Young smart continental cross steers and heifers were one of the dearest if not possibly the dearest trades seen here at Kirkby Stephen. Trade from the first to the last beast through the ring was flying.

64 active buyers were present from as far as Fife in the North and Guilsborough in the South.

Messrs Hodgson, Park House sold a wonderful consignment of 40 8-12moth old British Blue cross Limousin steers and heifers to average an excellent £1125.69. The bull section was also topped by Park House at £1155 for two 9 month old British Blue cross bulls.

Over a quarter of the cattle forward (150 cattle) sold between £1100 and £1500.

Show results
Steer any Breed
1st & Champion Messrs Raine & Davidson, Thorney Gale
2nd & Reserve   Barker & Johnston, Middle Bank End Farm
3rd                        KD & DE Millar & Partners, Crookholm Farm

Heifer any Breed
1st                       Todd Farming, Fourways
2nd                       R S Harker & Son, Grayrigg Hall
3rd                        KD & DE Millar & Partners, Crookholm Farm

Leading Prices

Heifers
Limousin £1445 Millstone Moor; £1345(x2), £1115, £1005 Middle Bank End; £1285 Easegill Head; £1235, £1045(x2) Smardale Hall; £1200, £1100, £1075 Millstone Moor; £1175, £1105, £1100 Hightown; £1165 Grayrigg Hall; £1165, £1145, £1135, £1035 New Hall; £1155, £1105, £1100(x2) Green Farm (Atkinson); £1135, £1100, £1065(x2), £1015 Abbey Park; £1135, £1065, £1045 Bleathgill; £1125 Green Farm (Hodgson); £1115 Whygill Head; £1105(x2), £1055, £1045 Sandwath Farm; £1100, £1075, £1000 Crookholm Farm; £1085 High Lane; £1075 Kiln Beck Farm; £1055 Coupland Beck Farm; £1035, £1025 Argill House; £1025(x3) Sproat Ghyll; £1015 Scarr House; £1015(x2), £1000(x2) Rosgill Head. British Blue £1500 Fourways; £1375, £1315, £1305, £1300, £1235, £1205, £1185, £1085(x3), £1075(x3), £1065, £1055(x2), £1045(x2), £1005, £1000 Park House; £1345 Millstone Moor; £1285 Green Farm (Hodgson); £1235, £1225, £1075, £1000 New Hall; £1205, £1005 Low Bank House; £1200 Bleathgill; £1165 Whygill Head; £1135 Scarr House;£1115, £1025 Grayrigg Hall; £1105(x2), £1035 Asby Grange; £1105 Kiln Beck Farm; £1085, £1075 Thorney Gale; £1075 Catherine  Holme; £1065(x2) Hightown; £1025 Martindale Farm. Saler £1235, £1145 Bowderdale Head.

Steers –
British Blue £1385 Green Farm(Hodgson); £1280, £1075 Thorney Gale; £1235, £1215, £1155, £1075, £1065 New Hall; £1205, £1200, £1185(x3), £1175(x3), £1125 Park House; £1185 Sandwath Farm; £1185 (x2) Crookholm Farm; £1185 Easegill Head; £1145 Low Bank House; £1115, £1105 Asby Grange; £1065 Villa Farm:

Limousin £1335, £1085, £1075, £1065 (x2) New Hall; £1275, £1155, £1125 Cotegill; £1215, £1185, £1155, £1065(x3) Green Farm(Atkinson); £1205 Middle Bank End; £1185, £1085 Sandwath Farm; £1175, £1125 Easegill Head; £1175, £1105, £1075, £1055 West Stoney Keld; £1175(x2), £1165(x2), £1125 Bleathgill; £1175(x2), £1165, £1105 Crookholm Farm, £1175, £1155, £1125(x2), £1125(x2), £1105 Abbey Park; £1165 Villa Farm; £1165(x3), £1085 Fourways; £1165, £1155, £1145 Low Bank House; £1155, £1145(x2), £1085, £1065 Smardale Hall; £1105 Friarbiggin; £1100(x4) Sproat Ghyll; £1075 Argill House; £1065(x2) Rosgill Head; £1065, £1055 Keisley Farm: 1065 Thorney Gale; £1065 Scarr House: Aberdeen Angus £1035 Sandwath Farm: Black & White £985 Castle Hill; £865(x2), £835(x4) Wharton Hall.

Bulls –
Limousin £1145, £1125, £1055(x2) Millstone Moor: British Blue £1155(x2), £1075 Park House Farm; £1135, £1100, £1075(x2) Grayrigg Hall.