The opening New Year prize show and sale at Kirkby Stephen Mart topped at £1,585 for a Limousin cross bullock from Messrs Brass, Bridge End Farm. He was purchased by Mr I Armitage, York.
The overall champion was awarded to a smart Limousin cross bullock from Messrs Sowerby, Terry’s Farm, Ormside. It went on to sell for £1,570 to Mr Timms.
Heifers were in particular demand being £94.40 up on the year, with bullocks up £20.11, leading to the overall average being up £56.50 on the year.
(Harrison and Hetherington).