Kirkby Stephen Annual Prize Show and Sale of Store Cattle
7th May 2018
Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their annual "May Day" Prize show and sale of Store cattle when 1272 head were on offer.
Topping the sale at £1530 was a 12 month old British Blue cross heifer from Messrs Sedgley, Low Bank House, Barbon.
The pre sale show was carried out ably by Mr N. Leighton, Goole who awarded the Overall Championship to a smart 7 month old British Blue cross heifer which was Sired by Tweeddale Ironman and was consigned by Messrs Tiplady, Red House Farm, Barnard Castle. She went on to sell for £1300 to Mr Leighton.
Taking to overall Reserve Championship was a 11 month old Limousin cross heifer from Messrs Barker, Middle Bank End Farm, Appleby which sold for £1140
The show was kindly sponsored by The Border British Blue Club, Copley Coal, Dugdales Nutrition, Eden Farm Supplies (Brough), I’Ansons, The North West Limousin Cattle Breeders Association and Northern Boiler Grants and the following awards were made:-
British Blue Steer
1st RJ Tiplady, Red House Farm - £1300
2nd WA & GR Sedgley, Low Bank House - £1375
3rd WA & GR Sedgley, Low Bank House - £1175
British Blue Heifer
1st WA & GR Sedgley, Low Bank House - £1530
2nd RJ Tiplady, Red House Farm- £1130
3rd WA & GR Sedgley, Low Bank House - £1260
Champion Blue – RJ Tiplady, Red House Farm (Steer)
Reserve Champion Blue – WA & GR Sedgley, Low Bank House (Heifer)
1st KA Brown & Sons, Asby Hall - £1245
2nd Levens Farms, Gaythorne Hall - £1175
3rd WA & GR Sedgley, Low Bank House - £1120
1st NJ & C Barker, Middle Bank End - £1140
2nd NJ & C Barker, Middle Bank End - £1265
3rd Levens Farm, Gaythorne Hall - £1065
Champion Limousin – NJ & C Barker, Middle Bank End - £1140 (Heifer)
Reserve Champion Limousin – KA Brown & Sons, Asby Hall (Steer)
Any Other Breed Heifer
1st M. Barker, Middle Bank End - £1100
Supreme Champion and receiving the Eden Farm Supplies (Brough) Trophy –RJ Tiplady, Red House Farm (British Blue Steer)
Reserve Supreme Champion – NJ & C Barker, Middle Bank End (Limousin Heifer)
Special Prize for Top Priced Pen of 3 or More Steers:
Messrs Westgarth, Setterah Park - £1240 (3)
Special Prize for Top Priced Pen of 3 or More Heifers:
JC & E Pedley, Yore House - £1215 (3)
Trade right throughout the sale to the last beast sold was fantastic with over 60 active buyers being in attendance.
Steers averaged £1080.85, heifers averaged £982.92, over half the cattle forward sold between £1100 - £1500.