STORE & BREEDING CATTLE
On Tuesday 29th October Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their Annual Prize Show & Sale of Store Cattle & Suckled Calves within Middleton In Teesdale Mart.
A good show of 130 was forward and met with a fantastic trade throughout. Topping the sale was the Overall Champion from JC & J White, Rigg Farm selling for £1190 to Messrs Smith. This steer also won the prize kindly donated by Mr Michael Cannon for the best animal owned by a Wemmergill Estate Tenant.
Reserve Champion was from the same home, this time for a heifer going on to sell for £1095 to the judge Mr Chris Bell, Long Marton.
Winning the Lord Barnard award was N & A Bainbridge, Laneside for a very flashy steer that went on to sell for £1040 also to Mr Smith.
A good show of cattle were forward with a good trade throughout, A lot more could have been sold to vendors advantage.
Cows and calves were in good demand with top price of the day from Tom & Kay Hutchinson, Bail Hill selling a second calver with Limousin x heifer calf at foot selling for £2100 to Richard & Helen Scott, Foragarth.
Bullock over 12 months
1st JC & J White, The Rigg £1190
2nd JC & J White, The Rigg £1125
3rd D Dargue & Son, Bank Top £1115
Heifer over 12 months
1st JC & J White, The Rigg £1095
2nd JC & J White, The Rigg £980
3rd JC & J White, The Rigg £945
Bullock or Heifer under 12 months
1st N & A Bainbridge, Laneside £1040
2nd JC & J White, The Rigg £955
3rd N & A Bainbridge, Laneside £930
Middleton Mart Directors Trophy for the Overall Champion and Barclays Bank Cup for the Best Steer in Sale, also FABBL Rose Bowl – JC & J White, The Rigg – £1190
Barclays Bank Cup for the Best Heifer in the sale and Reserve Champion – JC & J White, The Rigg £1095
Special prize donated by Mr Michael Cannon for the Best Animal owned by a Wemmergill Estate Tenant awarded to Messrs JC & J White, The Rigg.
Special prize donated by Lord Barnard for the Best Animal owned by a tenant of Lord Barnard awarded to Messrs N & A Bainbridge, Laneside.
Steers – Limousin £1190, £1125, £905 Rigg Farm, £1115, £975 Bank Top, £1065, £990, £980, £970, £955, £925, £920 Steps End Farm, £1040, £1000, £930, £900 Laneside, £990, £985 Ash Dub, £975, £950 Parrick House Farm, £965, £910, £900 Dirt Pit Farm, £960 Herdship, £900 Friar House Farm Charolais £995 Lunedale British Blue £955 Rigg Farm
Heifers – Limousin £1095, £980, £945, £915(x2), £855, £790 Rigg Farm, £945, £900, £805, £750 Palletstone Farm, £915, £900(x2), £800, £795, £775(x2) Toft House, £905, £865, £860 Laneside, £880 Bank Top, £855 Dirt Pit Farm, £810 Herdship, £775 Steps Ends Farm Charolais £900, £840 Lunedale Shorthorn £765 Pikestone Farm
A good show of late breeding sheep with ewes being very dear. A pen from Messrs Gibson, Marshes Gill selling for £100(x2) to Mr Bell, Irthington. Lambs topped at £45 from Burncroft Farms
Ewes – Swaledale £100(x2), £90 Marshes Gill, £70 The Pry
Ewe Lambs – Swaledale £45 Burncroft Farm