Middleton In Teesdale Prize Show & Sale of Store Cattle

13th February 2018

On the 13th February, Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Middleton in Teesdale mart, held their Special February show and sale of store cattle with a catalogue entry of 288.

Despite the very wintery conditions, a packed ringside of buyers ensured bidding when well throughout the sale sending vendors home pleased.

A thank you must go to all vendors and purchasers who braved the elements in what where very challenging conditions.

The pre sale show was kindly sponsored by Minsups, I’Ansons, Eden Farm Supplies (Brough) Ltd,   H & H Insurance Brokers and Phillip Holden (Rural) Ltd.

The Supreme Championship was awarded to a truly outstanding Black British Blue cross Heifer consigned by The White Family from Rigg Farm, Lunedale and was sold for £2,500 to JL White & Son, Goole

Supreme Champion Beast consigned by JC&J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Middleton-In-Teesdale
Left/Right Robert White of JC&J White (Vendor), James Nisbet, Sorn Mains, Sorn, Mauchline (Judge), Oliver Sayer of Phillip Holden (Rural) Ltd (Sponsor), Steph Baul of I’Ansons (Sponsor), Nicki Race of Eden Farm Supplies (Brough) Ltd (Sponsor), Carol Rickerby of H&H Insurance Brokers (Sponsors), John White of JC&J White (Vendor)

The Reserve Supreme Championship again was another outstanding British Blue cross heifer again from JC&J White, Rigg Farm and again selling to JC&L White for £2,000.

Reserve Supreme Champion beast consigned by JC&J White Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Middleton-In-Teesdale
Left/Right Robert White of JC&J White (Vendor), James Nisbet, Sorn Mains, Sorn, Mauchline (Judge), Oliver Sayer of Phillip Holden (Rural) Ltd (Sponsor), Nicki Race of Eden Farm Supplies (Brough) Ltd (Sponsor), Steph Baul of I’Ansons (Sponsor), Carol Rickerby of H&H Insurance Brokers (Sponsors), Joanne White of JC&J White (Vendor)

Topping the sale at £3,000 was a Limousin cross heifer from JC&J White, Rigg Farm, this time selling to Mr James Nisbet, Mauchline.  Mr Nisbet also undertook the task of doing the pre sale judging and he made the following awards:-

Limousin cross Steer
1st      BR Lawson & Son, Buddle House – £1240
2nd    JC&J White, Rigg Farm – £1140
3rd     JE&AJ Mitchell, Parrick House – £1000

British Blue cross Steer
1st     JC&J White, Rigg Farm – £1150
2nd    JC&J White, Rigg Farm – £1320
3rd     JC&J White, Rigg Farm – £1190

Steer, any other Breed
1st      I&RA Watson, West Hindon – £865

Champion Steer – JC&J White, Rigg Farm (Limousin)
Reserve Champion Steer – JC&J White, Rigg Farm (British Blue)

Limousin cross Heifer
1st     JC&J White, Rigg Farm – £3000
2nd    TW Hutchinson, Bail Hill – £1200
3rd     JC&J White, Rigg Farm – £1400

British Blue Cross Heifer
1st     JC&J White, Rigg Farm – £2500
2nd    JC&J White, Rigg Farm – £2000
3rd     JC&J White, Rigg Farm – £2900

Heifer, any other Breed
1st     JC&J White, Rigg Farm – £2100
2nd    AT&A Bainbridge, Ash Dub – £1070
3rd     G Scott, Low House – £1010

Champion Heifer – JC&J White, Rigg Farm (British Blue)
Reserve Champion Heifer – JC&J White, Rigg Farm (British Blue)
Supreme Champion – JC&J White, Rigg Farm (British Blue)
Reserve Supreme Champion – JC&J White, Rigg Farm (British Blue)

Leading Prices
HeifersLimousin £3000, £1400, £970 Rigg Farm; £1200 Bail Hill; £1200 Lanehead Farm; £1140 (2), £1000 New House; £1090, £1075 Parrick House; £1070 Park House Farm; £1040 (2) Low House; £1020 Strand Foot; £1000 Ash Dub; £1000 Hag Gate Farm; £995 Fair View; £990 Hayberries; £990 Birch Bush; £980 Market Place; £970 Ricknall Grange: British Blue £2900, 32500, £2000, £1500 Rigg Farm; £1120, £1000 West Hindon Farm; £1040, £1030, £1015 Parrick House; £1030, £1020, £970 Lanehead Farm; £990 Intake Farm: Blonde £2100 Rigg Farm; £1070 Ash Dub: Charolais £1010 Low House

Steer – British Blue £1320, £1190, £1160, £1150, £1120, £1060 Rigg Farm; £1150, £1000, £980 Buddle House; £1135, £1025 New House; £1080 Parrick House; £1025 Lanehead Farm: Limousin £1300, £1140, £1065, £1020, £990 Rigg Farm; £1240, £1105, £1010 Buddle House; £1155, £995 Park House Farm; £1125 Ricknall Grange; £1125, £1055, £1030, £1020, £980 New House; £1040 Strand Foot; £1030, £985 Lanehead Farm; £1010 Fair View; £1005, £980 Herdship; £1000 East Friar House; £1000 Parrick House; £990 Market Place; £980 Low House: Blonde £910, £900 Valance Lodge; £870 Friar House Farm: Charolais £865 West Hindon Farm; £870 Buddle House.