Rising to £4,000 at Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart’s annual prize show and sale of suckled calves was a Limousin-cross.
A 7-month-old heifer, tapped out as overall champion and consigned by Gary Bell, topped the sale on Monday (November 2nd).
Next best at £2,650 was a 7-month-old black Limousin-cross heifer, selected as reserve champion, property of Messrs Brown.
Other notable prices
Up next at £2,600 was a 12-month-old crossbred heifer from Messrs Millar, Crookholm Farm
British Blue cross heifers sold to £2,250 for a 9-month-old heifer from Messrs Marston. Another 9-month-old British Blue heifer from the same stable changed hands for £2,100.
It was Messrs Brown, Asby Hall that next sold, at the tender age of 6 months a British Blue-cross heifer at £2,100.
Following hot on her heels was a 7-month-old Limousin cross steer at £1,285.
Gary Bell sold his consignment of 30 6-8-month-old calves to average a whopping £1,270.34.
A 7-month-old Limousin cross steer climbed to £1,800 while a 6-month-old Limousin cross heifer from this home realised £1,515.
Messrs Hayton, Asby Grange sold 7-month-old British Blue-cross heifers at £1,600, and 7-month-old British Blue steers for £1,185.
Greystoke Castle Farms sold a 6-month-old Limousin cross heifer for £1,845.
A 6-month-old Charolais-cross steer from this home secured £1,145. Another pen of four 6-month-old Charolais-cross steers peaked at £1,045. A five-month-old Charolais cross-steer selling for £1035 also from this home.
Speaking following the sale, a mart spokesperson said: “Trade from start to finish was described as the dearest ever seen by several people.”
The spokesperson reported that 578 calves were catalogued for the sale.