Middleton Annual Prize Show and Sale of Store Cattle, also sale of Breeding Cattle

30th October 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Middleton-in-Teesdale mart held their Special Show and Sale of Store Cattle, Breeding Cattle along with Breeding Sheep and Implements.

Fantastic entry of 130 store bullocks and heifers were forward and met by a huge ringside of buyers resulting in a wonderful trade throughout. The day began in fantastic sprits with the early morning judging being undertaken by Mr Richard Walton, County Durham who did a fantastic job. The overall championship went to a Limousin Bullock from Messrs White, Rigg Farm which went on to achieve the top price of the day of £1360 to Mr Harryman, Pickering.  This animal also took the prize kindly donated by Michael Cannon for Best animal from Wemmergill Estates. In reserve again from Messrs White was another wonderful bullock again selling to Messrs Harryman for the total of £1280. Topping the heifers was a sensational Limousin from Mr Dargue, Forrest in Tessdale making a grand total of £1000.

Champion Limousin Bullock from Messrs White, Rigg Farm – sold for £1360
Judging

Prize list
Steers over 12 months
1st  & Overall Champion     JC & J White, Rigg Farm
2nd & Reserve Champion   JC & J White, Rigg Farm
3rd        N & A Bainbridge, Laneside

Heifers over 12 months
1st        JE & AJ Mitchell, Parrick House
2nd       JC & J White, Rigg Farm
3rd        C & JC Stevenson, Pikestone Farm

Animal under 12 months
1st        JC & J White, Rigg Farm
2nd       JB Fletcher, East Friar House Farm
3rd        JC & J White, Rigg Farm

Special prize donated by Mr Michael Cannon for the Best Animal owned by a Wemmergill Estate Tenant awarded to Messrs JC & J White, The Rigg.
Special prize donated by Lord Barnard for the Best Animal owned by a tenant of Lord Barnard awarded to JB Fletcher, East Friar House Farm.

A great show of cattle were forward and met a trade beyond expectations and a lot more could have been sold to the vendors advantage.

Thanks go to todays sponsors H & H Land & Property, Carss Billington Agriculture, Barclays Bank, Michael Cannon, Wemmergill Estate, Lord Barnard Raby Estate & Norman Simpson.

Leading Prices
Steers – Limousin £1360, £1280, £1210 Rigg Farm; £1175(2), £1160, £1125 Step Ends Farm; £1170 Dirt Pit Farm, £1160, £1120 Bank Top: British Blue £1210, £1100 Rigg Farm; £970, £915 Parrick House; £970 Sunnybrae: Charolais £1085, £1065, £965 Sunnybrae.

Heifers – Limousin £1000 Bank Top; £1000 East Friar House Farm; £995 Parrick House Farm; £940 Rigg Farm; £940 Step Ends Farm; £925, £880, £835 Palletstone Farm; £870 Pikestone Farm; £860 Sunnybrae: Blonde £880 Dirt Pit Farm: British Blue £990 Rigg Farm.

Breeding Cattle
A show of superb cows and calves were present.

Headlining was the dispersal on behalf of Barry & Jackie Meeson, Bowes Close was a fine example of a British Blue cow with her steer calf at foot selling for £2950 to Messrs Callender, Stockton.

A wonderful show of cows and calves were forward averaging well over £1600 for all outfits with a very good clearance rate.

Prize List
Cow with Calf at foot
1st        BL & J Meeson, Bowes Close Farm
2nd       BL & J Meeson, Bowes Close Farm
3rd        BL & J Meeson, Bowes Close Farm

In-calf
1st        JE & AJ Mitchell, Parrick House Farm
2nd       JE & AJ Mitchell, Parrick House Farm
3rd        JE & AJ Mitchell, Parrick House Farm

Finally a big thank you must go to Barry & Jackie Meeson for allowing Middleton to conduct this sale. They have been big supporters of the mart and we wish them well for the future and a happy retirement.

Leading Prices
Breeding Bull
Limousin £1100 Bowes Close Farm.

Cows with Calves at foot – Limousin £2400, £1720, £1680, £160, £1450, £1300 Bowes Close Farm; £1300 Parrick House Farm: British Blue £2950 Bowes Close Farm; £1450 Parrick House Farm: Blonde £2450, £2350, £2300, £1920 Bowes Close Farm.

Cow in Calf – British Blue £1000 Parrick House Farm:

Bulling Heifers – Limousin £640 Bowes Close Farm.