The New Year show and sale of store cattle at Kirkby Stephen saw an entry of 611 cattle forward and a sharp trade for all classes of cattle.
Leading the trade was the pre-sale champion, a Limousin cross heifer from Messrs K and G Whitehead, Thwaite Farm. This one sold at £1210 to J E and G Burrows. Steers were led at £1195 by a British Blue cross from the same home, with a Charolais cross from Glaslyn House making £1090.
Other leading heifern prices included Limousin crosses at £975 from Musgrave House and Hawkigg Farm and British Blues from the same home at the same money.