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Penrith Christmas Prime Cattle Show 2017

Allan Barnett, Brinns, Shap – Champion Beast

On Monday Penrith & District Farmers’ Mart LLP held their Annual Christmas Primestock Show & Sale, kindly sponsored by Armstrong Watson Accountants.

This year’s judge was Geoff Nutter from Preston who awarded the Championship Honours to Mr A Barnett, Brinns, Shap. His Champion Limousin Heifer sold for £3 per kilo (£1716) to Peter Smith, Butcher of Cocklakes Farm Shop, Penruddock.

Reserve Honours went to Mary Wilson, Hardrigg Hall whose Limousin cross Bullock sold for £1568.44 (226 pence per kilo) to Mr L Fell on behalf of Pearson Wholesale Butchers.

An excellent run of Prime Heifers were forward to a large crowd of interested onlookers to average 227.37 pence per kilo.

Prime Bulls met a flying trade with an average of 206.5 pence per kilo being achieved.

Topping at 229.5 pence per kilo for a Limousin Bull weighing 613kg from Messrs Raine, Fog Close. This run of five Bulls averaged £1,494.86 and sold to £1,650.95 for a fabulous Charollais Bull weighing 742kg (222.5 pence per kilo).

Show & Price Results

Any Breed Bullock

1st Mrs M Wilson, Hardrigg Hall selling for £1568.44 to Mr Fell. (Limousin)

Any Breed Heifer

1st Mr A Barnett, Brinns selling for £1716 to Mr PM Smith, Cocklakes Butchers. (Limousin)

2nd Mr A Barnett, Brinns selling for £1247.50 to Bowland Foods. (British Blue).

Any Breed Prime Bull

1st Mr D Raine, Old Parks selling for £1530.80 to Pearson Butchers of Bradford. (Limousin)

2nd Mr D Raine, Old Parks selling for £1486.27 to Pearson Butchers of Bradford. (Limousin)

Overall Champion – Mr A Barnett, Brinns with his first placed Limousin Heifer.

Reserve Champion – Mrs M Wilson, Hardrigg Hall with her first placed Limousin Bullock.

Leading Prices

Clean Heifers p/kg

Limousin – 300.0, 258.0, 250.0, 248.0 & 233.0 Brinns; 212.0, 207.50, 195.50 & 193.50 Old Parks; 193.50 Newton Rigg

British Blue – 258.0, 250.0 & 248.0 Brinns

Charollais – 215.50 Newton Rigg

Clean Heifers £/head

Limousin – £1716.00, £1551.78, £1470.60, £1460.72 & £1247.50 Brinns; £1321.78, £1264.38, £1168.74 & £1104.58 Old Parks; £1064.25 Newton Rigg

Charollais – £1385.67 Newton Rigg

British Blue – £1470.60, £1460.72 & £1247.50 Brinns

Clean Bullocks p/kg

Limousin – £1568.44 Hardrigg Hall

Clean Bullocks £/head

Limousin – 226.0 Hardrigg Hall

Prime Bulls p/kg

Limousin – 229.50, 225.50, 213.50 & 203.50 Fog Close; 223.50 & 221.50 Helm Croft; 222.50, 221.50, 212.50 & 208.50 Fog Close; 219.50 & 216.50 Crindledyke

Charollais – 222.50 Fog Close

Prime Bulls £/head

Charollais – £1650.95 Fog Close

Limousin – £1569.87 Waterside House; £1566.01 & £1452.75 Helm Croft; £1530.80, £1486.27, £1425.88 & £1321.89 Old Parks; £1522.26, £1491.66, £1406.84 & £1402.61 Fog Close; £1415.78 & £1316.32 Crindledyke

British Blue – £1297.45 Ratten Castle

 

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