Suckled calves hit a top price of £2400 at Harrison and Hetherington’s annual show and sale of 1058 suckled calves at Middleton in Teesdale and overall calves met a great trade to average £551.87 (+£84.70 on the year).

 

The show, judged by Mike Dickens, Little Horwood, was kindly sponsored by Novartis Animal Health, Agri Lloyd, H & H Borderway Insurance Brokers & Jim Peet (Agriculture)

 

Taking the overall championship and the top price of £2400 was a British Blue cross heifer from J C and J White which later sold to D Nutt.

 

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Leading Prices:

Blonde x Bullocks

£750 Friar House Farm; £630, £610, £605, £565 Standing Stones; £595, £575 Valance Lodge

British Blue x Bullocks

£950 Naby View; £780 Littleburn Farm; £735 Hayberries; £700 (x2), £685, £645 Buddle House Farm; £680 Rigg Farm; £650 Valance Lodge; £650, £640 (x3) Parrick House; £640 (x3), £605 (x2), £600 (x2) Home Farm; £600 High Birk Hatt

Charolais x Bullocks

£950 Naby View; £850 Rigg Farm; £710 Lynesack Farm; £680, £655, £620 (x2), £600 West Common; £675, £665 (x2), £615, £600 Lanehead Farm; £650, £640 East Newhouses Farm; £610 (x5) Sunnybrae

Limousin x Bullocks

£1,800, £1,400, £900, £710, £700 Rigg Farm; £1,250, £730, £680 (x4), £640, £630 (x5) Naby View; £800, £690, £635 West Biggins; £920 Howgill Grange; £745 Parrick House; £745, £630 (x4) East Park Farm; £730, £660 Battle Hill; £720 (x2), £635 (x2) West Briscoe; £710, £680 (x2), £630 (x3) Lynesack; £705, £660 Ash Dub; £700, £670, £660 (x2) Fellowship Farm; £695, £680 (x2), £670 (x3), £660, £650 (x4), £640 (x5) Step Ends; £690 Home Farm; £670 Bail Hill Farm; £665 Stotley Hall, East Friar House; £655 The Pry; £645 Beverley Cottage; £640 Stoney Hill; £635 (x2) Ettersgill House; £630 Glower O’er Him Farm.

Simmental x Bullocks

£590 Halliwell Farm (Applegarth); £550 (x2), £525 (x5) Halliwell Farm (Brookes); £540 (x5) Hillingdon Farm

Blonde x Heifers

£650 Grains O Beck; £640 Littleburn Farm; £545 Valance Lodge; £520 Howgill Farm

British Blue x Heifers

£2,400, £780, £720 Rigg Farm; £770, £600, £590 Parrick House; £700, £630 (x3), £605 (x6) Home Farm; £680 Wythes Hill; £670, £665 Mayland Hall; £560 Hayberries; £550 High Birk Hatt; £545 Brockersgill Farm; £540 Grains O Beck

Charolais x Heifers

£1,070, £540 Lanehead Farm; £900 Naby View; £760 Rigg Farm; £660 (x2) Lynesack; £560, £545 (x5) Sunnybrae; £540 Aukside Villa; £540 (x2) East Newhouses Farm

Simmental x Heifers

£545 Halliwell Farm (Applegarth)

Limousin x Heifers

£1,600 Howgill Grange; £1,600, £660 Naby View; £1,080, £1,000 West Briscoe; £920, £880, £750, £580 Rigg Farm; £900, £700 (x2), £580 (x2) Pikestone; £800, £645, £600 West Biggins; £800, £650, £625 The Pry; £690 Wythes Hill; £630, £549 Home Farm; £615, £570, £545 Step Ends; £610 Bail Hill; £600 Stoney Hill; £600 (x2) Toft House; £595 Littleburn Farm; £570 Buddle House; £560 Brockersgill Farm; £555 Palletstone Farm, East Friar House; £550 Bank Top, Ettersgill House; £545 West Underhurth; £540 Stotley Hall, Bowes Close

Awards:

 

Class 1 – Limousin cross bullock:

1st – J C & J White, Rigg Farm – £1,800 to T D Hough & Sons

2nd – J W Dent & Sons, Naby View – £1,200 to K D Harryman

3rd – W M Reed & Sons, West Biggins – £800 to J L White & Son

 

Class 2 – British Blue cross bullock:

1st – J W Dent & Sons, Naby View – £950 to D Nutt & Son

2nd – B R Lawson & Son, Buddle House – £700 to A Hall

3rd – B R Lawson & Son, Buddle House – £645 to D Nutt & Son

 

Class 3 – Charolais cross bullock:

1st – J W Dent & Sons, Naby View – £950 to J L White & Son

2nd – J C & J White, Rigg Farm – £850 to T J Tunstall

3rd – B & S Teasdale, Lynesack – £710 to C Bainbridge

 

Class 4 – Bullock, any other breed:

1st – M B & H D Fletcher, Friar House – £750 to M/s. Jenkinson

2nd – S & A Greaves, Standing Stones – £565 to J Collinson

3rd – S & A Greaves, Standing Stones – £610 G R & G Brass

 

Class 6 – Limousin cross heifer:

1st – J C & J White, Rigg Farm – £1,600 to A J Geary

2nd – F & M P Allinson & Son, West Briscoe – £1,080 G H Blyth

3rd – J W Dent & Sons, Naby View – £1,600 to A D & A Richardson

 

Class 7 – British Blue cross Heifer:

1st – J C & J White, Rigg Farm – £2,400 to D Nutt & Son

2nd – R & J Peart, Mayland Hall – £670 to D Nutt & Son

3rd – J C & J White, Rigg Farm – £720 to T D Hough & Sons

 

Class 8 – Charolais cross Heifer:

1st – J W Dent & Sons, Naby View – £900 to A Hall

2nd – M J & S Wallace, Lane Head – £1,070 to J Lee & Sons

3rd – J C & J White, Rigg Farm – £760 to M J Dickens

 

Class 9 – Heifer, any other breed:

1st – R & S E Williamson, Littleburn – £640 to G A Verity

 

Champion Heifer & Overall Champion

J C & J White, Rigg Farm – British Blue x Heifer

 

Overall Reserve Champion, Champion Bullock & Champion Limousin Cross

J C & J White, Rigg Farm – Limousin x Bullock

Reserve Champion Bullock

J W Dent & Sons, Naby – Limousin x

Reserve Champion Heifer

J C & J White, Rigg Farm – Limousin x