On Tuesday 7th May, Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, held its Special Show and Sale of store and breeding cattle at Middleton in Teesdale Mart. A good quality show of 120 were present and were met with a nice trade throughout.
Topping the sale was a Limousin heifer from Messrs Watson, Palletstone selling to £1,290. Another black heifer from Messrs N&N Foster, Birch Bush selling to £1,100.
Taking the Steyr cup for the Champion was for a Limousin Bullock from Messrs TW Hutchinson, Bail Hill selling for £980.
Reserve Champion was again for a bullock. This British Blue bullock was from Messrs R B Watson, Strand Foot selling to £950. The show was kindly sponsored by Farmhouse Kitchen, WE Jameson & Son Ltd, Copley Coal Co, Alston Road Garage, G Shepherd Animal Health.
A good show was forward with less fleshed cattle being slightly harder to sell. Better fleshed cattle were still in strong demand.
Please can entries for our next sale be given to either Kay or Joe.
Limousin cross bullock
1st – Mr TW Hutchinson, Bail Hill
2nd – Mr I Hutchinson, Prospect Farm
3rd – Messrs PD&J Johnson, Herdship
British Blue cross bullock
1st – Messrs R B Watson, Strandfoot
2nd – Messrs R B Watson, Strandfoot
Limousin cross Heifer
1st – Messrs JW &EA Watson, Palletstone
2nd – Messrs JT & M Atkinson, Market Place
3rd – Messrs N&N Foster, Birch Bush
British Blue cross heifer
1st Messrs R B Watson, Strand Foot
Any Other Breed Bullock or Heifer
1st Messrs G Scott, Low Houses
Mr TW Hutchinson, Bail Hill
Overall Reserve Champion
Messrs R B Watson, Strand Foot
Bullock – British Blue £1080 Strand Foot; £890 Prospect Farm; £830, £810, £780 Lanehead Farm: Limousin £1035 Prospect Farm; £990 Ettersgill House; £980 Bail Hill; £980, £920 Low House; £970 Herdship; £940, £890 Palletstone; £900 Brockersgill Farm; £900, £820 Bank Top; £880, £810 South Wellhope; £845, £810 Dirt Pit Farm; £840, £815 Step Ends Farm; £830 Ettersgill House; £800 Parrick House Farm: Charolais £900 Strand Foot; £800 Greta Farm Blonde £820 Valance Lodge: Shorthorn £810, £800 Pikestoke Farm.
Heifers – Limousin £1290, £980, £870 Palletstone Farm; £1,100, £890 Birch Bush; £1,010, £920 Dirt Pit Farm: £930, £905, £880 West Moorhouses; £920, £860, £820 (2) Maket Place; £915 Bank Top; £900 Brockersgill Farm; £870 Ettersgill House; £860, £850 Bank Top: British Blue £950 Strand Foot; £800 West Moorhouses Charolais £880 Low House; £800 Greta Farm: Blonde £800, £760, £750 Valance Lodge.