Bentham Auction Mart’s Christmas Show & Sale of Weaned Calves and Stirks saw a bumper entry of 114 forward. All breeds were keenly sought after, resulting in a complete clearance.
The judge for the day, Mr Stewart Stainton of Howgill faced a show of excellent quality cattle in the Show Ring.
Topping trade at £820 and also taking the Championship title was a Belgian Blue 7 month old bull, consigned by James, Robert & Simon Garth, Keasden.. Bred from a Belgian Blue x Limousin Heifer purchased from a Bentham Stirk Sale, the bull sold to Andrew Bailey of Bailey Farms, Howgill.
First prize female stirk presented to Mason & Gardner of Chapel-le-Dale, for their suckler bred Belgian Blue x 7 month old heifer. This later went on to sell to Chris Hewitt of Tatham for £680.