Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Middleton-in-Teesdale mart held their May prize show and sale of Breeding and Store Cattle. A entry of 102 stores were present alongside 22 cows with calves at foot.
The morning began with glorious sunshine which brightened everyone’s spirits.
The early morning show was eagerly anticipated and was won by Nigel & Nicola Foster of the Birch Bush which won the Championship and received the Steyr Cup when on to sell to a total of £1210 to JR Gardiner, Bridlington. This stylish Limousin steer was of real quality and showed great style in the show ring.
Left to Right – John Louden of W E Jameson & Son Ltd, Andrew Richardson (Judge), Karen Scott of Farmhouse Kitchen,
Nigel Foster (Vendor), Ian Tallentire of Alston Road Garage.
Coming in the Reserve position and receiving the Copley Coal Trophy was again another stylish steer, this time coming from MW & E Dent, Wythes Hill. This animal went on to sell for £1000 to Mr Robinson of Darlington.
A thank you must go to Mr Andrew Richardson, Appleby who was our judge.
The show was kindly sponsored by Farmhouse Kitchen, Alston Road Garage, Copley Coal, WE Jameson & Son Ltd and Northern Boiler Grants.
Limousin cross Bullock
1st N & N Foster, Birch Bush Receiving the Steyr Cup
2nd MW & E Dent, Wythes Hill Receiving the Copley Coal Trophy
3rd MW & E Dent, Wythes Hill
Limousin cross Heifer
1st D Dargue & Son, Bank Top
2nd JT & M Atkinson, Market Place
3rd JA Robinson, New House
British Blue cross Steer
1st JC & J White, Rigg Farm
2nd JC & A White Rigg Farm
Bullock or Heifer any other Breed
1st C & JC Stephenson, Pikestone Farm (Shorthorn Steer)
2nd C & JC Stephenson, Pikestone Farm (Shorthorn Steer)
3rd C & JC Stephenson, Pikestone Farm (Shorthorn Steer)
Store Steers – Limousin £1210 Birch Bush; £1000, £950 Wythes Hill; £980 Lanehead Farm; £980 Laneside; £975 Parrick House Farm; £960, £930 Ettersgill House; £960 Palletstone Farm; £960(2) Bank Top; £950 South Wellhope; £930 Rigg Farm: British Blue £1030, £950 Rigg Farm; £925 Birch Bush: Shorthorn £800 Pikestone Farm.
Store Heifers – Limousin £1110, £970, £935 Market Place; £1090, £985 Bank Top; £1060 New House; £990 East Friar House Farm; £940 Bowes Close Farm; £935, £900 Ettersgill House; £920 Bail Hill; £920, £900 Parrick House Farm; £905 Strand Foot.
The autumn calving proportion of Messrs Meeson, Bowes Close Farm, Harwood was dispersed on the day which saw some fantastic quality outfits from this local Teesdale Hill farm being put on offer, with buyers turning out to show their support.
Blonde £2800, £1800 Bowes Close Limousin £2300, £2000, £1500, £1400, £1300 Bowes Close: British Blue £2400 Streatlam; £2000, £1300 Bowes Close.