British Blue Success at Middleton
16th February 2021
Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held its annual special sale of store cattle within Middleton-In-Teesdale Mart.
The pre sale show was kindly sponsored by Philip Holden rural and judging was placed in the capable hands of Mr Andrew Richardson, Appleby. The Champion and Reserve tickets were both awarded to British Blue cross heifers consigned by noted local show cattle producers JC & J White, Rigg Farm.
The Champion was a very stylish British Blue bred heifer, sired by the registered bull Oak Tree Gowrey, and out of a purebred Limousin cow, she attracted a lot of interest both from show enthusiasts and breeders alike. After a frantic flurry of bidding she sold for £4800, this setting a new Mart record selling to Mr David Jarman, Brow Top who intends to keep her as a breeding animal.
The Reserve again a super stylish black British Blue bred heifer of similar parentage to the Champion sold for the day’s second highest price of £2600 to Mr Will Burden, Northamptonshire.