The annual show and sale of beef breeding cattle on Thursday, at Kirkby Stephen Mart saw 611 head on offer and a sale high of 3,600gns.

Trade topper was a British Blue cross heifer with a Limousin bull calf at foot consigned by Messrs Dickenson, High Knipe, Askham. This one was bought by Gary Bell, Haas Grove Farm, Lockerbie.

Selling at 3,300gns was the day’s show champion a British Blue heifer with a Limousin bull calf at foot from Mark Towers, Colt Park Farm, Aldingham. This pair sold to Messrs Altham, Sellet Mill, Kirkby Lonsdale.

Champion outfit

Champion outfit

(Harrison and Hetherington)