Middleton In Teesdale Special Prize Show and Sale of Store Cattle

18th February 2020

On Tuesday 18th February, Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their Annual Special Show and Sale of Store Cattle at Middleton In Teesdale Mart.

A marvellous entry of 319 cattle were forward and presented to a fantastic crowd of buyers travelling from as far as Aberdeen and Exeter. All classers sold dearer on the year with heifers selling to average £1005 (+£71) and steers £961 (+£30).

The pre-sale show was highly anticipated with a huge ringside of spectators, and was kindly sponsored by Tithebarn, Eden Farm Supplies, I’Anson Quality Feeds, Phillip Holden (Rural) Ltd and H & H Insurance Brokers.

The judging of the classes was left in the capable hands of Lin Pidsley from Honiton, Devon who did an outstanding job.

Prize List
Limousin Heifer
1st JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Barnard Castle – £4200
2nd JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Barnard Castle – £2300
3rd JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Barnard Castle – £1600

British Blue Heifer
1st JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Barnard Castle – £1900
2nd JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Barnard Castle – £1220
3rd JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Barnard Castle – £2100

Any Other Breed Heifer
1st JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Barnard Castle – £990 (Blonde)

Limousin Bullock
1st JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Barnard Castle – £1350
2nd JD Bentley & Son, Lanehead Farm, Kelton, Barnard Castle – £1140
3rd JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Barnard Castle – £1120

British Blue Bullock
1st JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Barnard Castle – £1420
2nd JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Barnard Castle – £1280
3rd JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Barnard Castle – £1450

Any Other Breed Bullock
1st JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Barnard Castle – £1120 (Blonde)
2nd S & RE Williamson, Littleburn Farm, Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland – £905 (Blonde)

Champion Heifer: JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Barnard Castle – £4200 (Lim)
Reserve Champion: JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Barnard Castle – £2300 (Lim)

Champion Bullock: JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Barnard Castle – £1420 (BB)
Reserve Champion: JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Barnard Castle – £1280 (BB)

Overall Champion: JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Barnard Castle – £4200 (Heifer)
Reserve Overall Champion: JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Barnard Castle – £2300 Heifer)

Winning the Overall Championship, was the 1st prize Limousin heifer consigned by Messrs JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Barnard Castle. This superb red heifer also top the days trade at £4200 to Messrs Mellin, Skipton.

Messrs White were also awarded the Reserve Overall Champion, for their 2nd prize Limousin heifer, who later sold to £2300, to Master Josh Geary, Milton Keynes.

Taking the Champion Bullock title was again Messrs White, this time for a tremendous British Blue cross selling to £1420 to the Judge Lin Pidsley.

JC & J White, Rigg Farm presented an outstanding run of 40 calves, which averaged £1390.31. It was encouraging to see many new vendors supporting the sale and were rewarded with an excellent trade.

A total sale clearance was achived with over 95% of the cattle forward being 8-10 months old.

Leading Prices per Head:
Heifer: Limousin £4200, £2300, £1700, £1600, £1580, £1450, £1350, £1130, £1030, £1020, £1010 Rigg Farm, £1500, £1070 Bail Hill, £1100, £1065, £1060 (x2), £1000 Parrick House Farm, £1060 Bank Top, £1055 Stoney Hill, £1045, £990 Ash Dub, £1040, £980 Edges Green, £1025 Prospect Grange Farm, £1010, £1000, £990 New House, £1000, £995 (x2) Lands Farm, £990 Friar House Farm, £980 Eller Gill Barn, £980 Hayberries, British Blue £2100, £1950, £1900, £1220, £1010 (x2), £960 Rigg Farm, £1080, £1000, £950 Buddle House, £980, £900 Low House, £940 Birch Bush, £860 Lanehead Farm, £860 Birch Bush, Blonde £990 Rigg Farm.

Steers: British Blue £1450, £1420, £1280, £1010 (x2) Rigg Farm, £1090, £1050, £905 Buddle House, £1010, £900 Lanehead Farm, £1000, £940 Strand Foot, £980, £905 Middle Horsleyhope Farm, £905, £870 Intake Farm, Limousin £1350, £1240, £1120, £1100 Rigg Farm, £1140, £950 Lanehead Farm, £1130, £1125, £1100, £1095, £1055, £1025 New House, £1120, £1075, £970, £955 Ricknall Grange, £1110, £1100, £1090, £1050, £1020 Bank Top, £1100, £1015, £970 Parrick House Farm, £0190, £1020 Lands Farm, £1085, £990, £985 Friars House Farm, £1000 West Biggins, £995 Palletstone Farm, £975, £950 Laneside, £970 (x2) Allotment Farm, £955 Strand Foot, Blonde £1120 Rigg Farm, £905 Littleburn Farm, Aberdeen Angus £810 Hayberries.

For further information on the sales at Middleton-In-Teesdale please contact Auctioneers Joe Bowman 07736 883670 or Kay Hutchinson 07788 296533.