Middleton Prize Show & Sale of Store Cattle

12th February 2019

On the Tuesday 12th February, Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, held their Annual Special Show and Sale of Store Cattle at Middleton in Teesdale Mart.  An excellent show of 304 stores were forward in one of the best quality shows seen in recent times.

Huge congratulations go to all vendors for putting forward such a quality show which is a credit to themselves and the market.

The pre-sale show was highly anticipated with a huge ringside of spectators.  A huge thank you must to our show sponsors Philip Holden (Rural), I’Ansons Feeds, Eden Farm Supplies, Tithebarn and H&H Insurance Brokers.  The judging was left to Mr Richard Priestley, Brampton who did an outstanding job in picking his Overall Champion.  Winning the Philip Holden (Rural) trophy this year was a Limousin Heifer from Mr B R Lawson & Son, Buddle House.  This showy heifer went on to make £2,400 and went to the judge respectfully.

Overall Champion from Mr B R Lawson & Son, Buddle House l/r Karen Hutchinson (I’Ansons), Patrick Quigley (H&H Insurance Brokers),Laura Robinson (Eden Farm Supplies), Matthew Lawson (vendor), Richard Priestley (Judge) and holding the animal is Luke Wilkinson

Limousin cross Steer
1st      JD Bentley & Son, Lane Head Farm – £1000
2nd    JC&J White, Rigg Farm – £1020
3rd     JD Bentley & Son, Lane Head Farm – £1010

British Blue cross Steer
1st     JC&J White, Rigg Farm – £1350
2nd    JC&J White, Rigg Farm – £1180
3rd     JC&J White, Rigg Farm – £990

Steer, any other Breed
1st      JC&J White, Rigg Farm – £950

Champion Steer – JC&J White, Rigg Farm (Limousin)
Reserve Champion Steer – JD Bentley & Son, Lane Head Farm (Limousin)

Limousin cross Heifer
1st     BR Lawson & Son, Buddle House – £2400
2nd    JC&J White, Rigg Farm – £3600
3rd     BR Lawson & Son, Buddle House – £2000

British Blue Cross Heifer
1st     JC&J White, Rigg Farm – £1500
2nd    JE&AJ Mitchell, Parrick House – £1140
3rd     JC&J White, Rigg Farm – £1500

Champion Heifer – BR Lawson & Son, Buddle House (Limousin)
Reserve Champion Heifer – JC&J White, Rigg Farm (Limousin)

Supreme Champion – BR Lawson & Son, Buddle House (Limousin)
Reserve Supreme Champion – JC&J White, Rigg Farm (British Blue)

Topping the sale however was another Limousin Heifer, this time from JC&J White, Rigg Farm which sold for the price of £3,600 to Mr J Mellin, Skipton, Messrs White also sold another Limousin Heifer for £2,400 to Messrs Wilson, Penrith.

Leading Prices

HeifersLimousin £3,600, £2,400, £2,000, £1,520, £1,450 Rigg Farm; £2,400, £2,000, £1,850, £1,220 Buddle House; £1,040 New House: British Blue £1,550, £1,500 (2), £1,280 Rigg Farm; £1,250, £1,140, £1,080 Parrick House Farm; £1,100 Buddle House; £910 Woodhall Farm; £905 West Biggins: Charolais £825, £805 Low House.

Steer – British Blue £1,350, £1,180, £1,020, £990 Rigg Farm; £1,150, £1,140, £1,070, £1,060, £1,030, £1,010 Gracies Farm: Limousin £1,155, £1,145, £1,100, £1,045, £1,025 New House; £1,100 Allotment Farm; £1,060 Bank Top; £1,040 Lands Farm; £1,020 Rigg Farm; £1,010 Ricknall Grange: Blonde £950 Rigg Farm; £900, £855 Valance Lodge.