Middleton Show and Sale of Spring Born Calves

6th November 2018

On Tuesday 6th November, Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their Annual Prize Show & Sale of 713 Spring Born Calves at Middleton in Teesdale Mart.

This noted sale features the most superb selection of mainly Limousin and British Blue cross spring calves, the bulk of which are consigned from the Upper Teesdale area.

Calves were presented in excellent bloom, and the quality of cattle on offer was outstanding once again.

Prior to the sale, the Judge Mr Mark Harryman, Swainsea Burn, Pickering awarded the Philip Beadle Perpetual Trophy for the Supreme Champion, to an outstanding black Limousin cross heifer by Keskadale Cyclone and out of a home bred cow, from Messrs JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale. This heifer also received the National Westminster Challenge Perpetual Trophy for the Champion heifer as well as the Pikestone Rose Bowl, for the Champion Limousin cross calf. She went on to sell for £2600.

Overall Champion – l/r Mr Mark Harryman (Judge), Alistair Hunter (CA Stamp), Jock Baxter (Zoetis),m John Louder (Jameson), Nicky Race (Eden Farm Supplies), 2 Representatives from Barclays Bank, Robert White (Vendor)

The Reserve Supreme Champion was awarded to David Mallon, Pallet Cragg Farm, with a red Limousin cross making £1450.

Reserve Champion – l/r Mr Mark Harryman (Judge), Alistair Hunter (CA Stamp), Jock Baxter (Zoetis),m John Louder (Jameson), Nicky Race (Eden Farm Supplies), 2 Representatives from Barclays Bank, David Mallon (Vendor)

The pens of three or more classes were left in the capably hands of Louise Todd and Paul Hodgson to judge, and they awarded the Best pen of steers, along with the Eric Tarn Memorial trophy, to Messrs JC & J White, Rigg Farm, with his pen of Limousin bullocks selling to £1060.

The show was generously sponsored by Eden Farm Supplies, Farmers Guardian ‘Marts The Heart’, Zoetis, David Teward, Jameson, Barclays Bank, H & H Insurance Brokers and CA Stamp Agriculture.

Outwith the show, top price of the day was paid or a tremendous black Limousin cross heifer from Tom & Kay Hutchinson, Bail Hill, Forest-In-Teesdale, sired by Wilodge Inchbyinch and out of a cow bred at Stanhope Gate, she made £3000.

Top Price Overall- £3000 Messrs TW Hutchinson, Bail Hill

Quality, well grown calves met a very strong demand from start to finish, however smaller calves and those lacking bloom met a very selective enquiry.

Sale Averages: 

Steers Average £823.76 (-56.09); Heifers Average £798.24 (-49.31)

Prize List:
Judge- Mr Mark Harryman, Swainsea Burn, Pickering

Limousin x bullock
1st DJ Mallon, Pallet Cragg Farm, Eggleston, Co Durham – £1450
2nd JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Middleton-In-Teesdale – £1280
3rd WD & B Thompson, East Unthank Farm, Haltwhistle – £1350

British Blue x Bullock
1st DJ Mallon, Pallet Cragg Farm, Eggleston, Co Durham – £1210
2nd JW & J Collin, Intake Farm, Forest-in-Teesdale – £845

AOB Bullock
1st S & RE Williamson, Littleburn Farm, Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland – £920

Champion bullock & winner of the National Westminster Challenge Perpetual Cup
DJ Mallon, Pallet Cragg Farm, Eggleston, Co Durham – £1450 (Limousin x Bullock)

Reserve Champion bullock
JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Middleton-In-Teesdale – £1280 (Limousin x Bullock)

Limousin x heifer
1st JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Middleton-In-Teesdale – £2600
2nd JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Middleton-In-Teesdale – £2000
3rd DJ Mallon, Pallet Cragg Farm, Eggleston, Co Durham – £1430

British Blue x heifer
1st WD & B Thompson, East Unthank Farm, Haltwhistle – £1850
2nd JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Middleton-In-Teesdale – £1190
3rd JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Middleton-In-Teesdale – £1010

AOB heifer Champion heifer & winner of the National Westminster Challenge Perpetual Cup
JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Middleton-In-Teesdale – £2600 (Limousin x Heifer)

Reserve Champion heifer
WD & B Thompson, East Unthank Farm, Haltwhistle – £1850 (British Blue x Heifer)

Supreme Champion & winner of the Phillip Beadle Perpetual Trophy
JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Middleton-In-Teesdale – £2600 (Limousin x Heifer)

Reserve Supreme Champion
DJ Mallon, Pallet Cragg Farm, Eggleston, Co Durham – £1450 (Limousin x Bullock)

Champion Limousin & winner of the Pikestone Rose Bowl
JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Middleton-In-Teesdale – £2600 (Limousin x Heifer)

Judges: Louise Todd & Paul Hodgson
Best pen of 3 or more steers & winner of the Eric Tarn Memorial Trophy
1st JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Middleton-In-Teesdale – £1060
2nd JR Dalton, South Wellhope, Lanehead, Bishop Auckland – £850

Best pen of 3 or more heifers & winner of the Dallas Keith Perpetual Shield
1st IF Raine, Sunnybrae, Lunedale, Middleton-In-Teesdale – £780
2nd JR Dalton, South Wellhope, Lanehead, Bishop Auckland – £770
3rd IF Raine, Sunnybrae, Lunedale, Middleton-In-Teesdale – £690

Leading Prices:
Bullocks – Limousin £1450, £1000, £980 Pallet Crag Farm, £1350 East Unthank Farm, £1320, £1280, £1060, £1020, £1000, £970 Rigg Farm, £1100 Friar House Farm, £1080, £1000, £980 East Friar House Farm, £1060, £1000 Bank Top, £1055, £1020, £980 Step Ends Farm, £1020 Dereham Cottage, £1010 Palletstone Farm, £1000 Ash Dub, £1000, £980 High Birk Hatt, £1000 Wythes Hill, £990 Allotment Farm, £990 Blunt House, £980 Hag Gate Farm, British Blue £1210, £790 Pallet Crag Farm, £1000, £865 Littleburn Farm, £870 The Pry, £850 (x2) Hag Gate Farm, £845, £700 Low House, £845, £770, £710 Intake Farm, £830, £775, £760 High Birk Hatt, £710 Lanehead, Charolais £930 Littleburn Farm, £860, £800, £795, £700 Sunnybrae, £835 Low House, Blonde £860 Ash Dub, £755, £740 (x2) Valance Lodge, £740 Littleburn Farm, £705 Intake Farm, Luing £630 Herdship.

Heifers – Limousin £3000, £1320, £1220 Bail Hill, £2600, £2000, £1400, £1090, £1050, £1020, £990 Rigg Farm, £1430 Pallet Crag Farm, £1350 Wythes Hill, £1110 Allotment Farm, £1080, £960 (x2) Laneside, £1070 High Birk Hatt, £1040, £990 Beamwham, £1040 Arla Burn Farm, £1020 Parrick House Farm, £1010, £980 Step Ends Farm, £1000 Palletstone Farm, £995 Friar House Farm, £990 Low House, £990 Ash Dub, £970 Market Place, £970 Toft House, British Blue £1750, £1520 East Unthank Farm, £1190, £1010, £980 Rigg Farm, £1000, £700 (x2) Pallet Crag Farm, £950, £750 High Birk Hatt, £900 Low House, £855, £810, £770 Intake Farm, £840 How Burn, £730 Hag Gate Farm,  Charolais £780 Sunnybrae, £720 Low House, Blonde £760, £690 Valance Lodge.