At Broughton Market Harrison & Hetherington held their annual show and sale of suckled calves and store cattle.
A catalogued entry of 292 cattle were forward, with a good turnout for judge Mr Jeff Birkbeck, Kirkby Stephen, to examine in the pre-sale show. He presented the Championship ticket to the Steer Champion, a Limousin from Messrs R and D Holland which later sold for £890.
A vibrant ringside ensured a solid trade throughout, with the overall sale average showing a slight rise of £4 a head on the year.
1st N A and J Temple, Black Hall, Ulpha
2nd Hinning House Farm, Hinning House, Bootle
3rd N A and J Temple, Black Hall, Ulpha
1st R D Holland and Co, Low Scales, Millom
2nd R Lowery, Town End, Millom
3rd R Lowery, Town End, Millom
Champion – RD Holland and Co, Low Scales, Millom
Reserve Champion – NA & J Temple, Black Hall, Ulpha
Store cattle –
Leading store cattle prices – Steers:
Limousin £900 Knottend Farm, £890, £760 Low Scales, £800 Seaview, £780, £750, £745 (x3) Dyke Croft, £770, £760 Blackhall Farm, British Blue £840, £700 Knottend Farm, £750 Whitestones, £700, £690, £680 (x2), £660 Hinning House, £690 Blackhall Farm, Charolais £750 (x2), £745 (x2), £735, £730 (x2) £725 Whitestones, Shorthorn £550 Underhill Farmhouse, Aberdeen Angus £380 (x2) Marshfield.
Aberdeen Angus £400 (x2) Marshfield, British Blonde £700 Low Scales, British Blue £900, £720 (x2), £700 Blackhall Farm, £735, £650 Hinning House, £730 Low Scales, Charolais £640 Low Scales, £600 (x4), £580 (x5) Whitestones.