THE Farmers Guardian-sponsored centenary prize show and sale of store cattle topped at £1,315 for a Charolais steer from J.K.C. and O.D. Walton, Little Newsham, which sold to M. Boyes, Cleatlam.
A bid of £1,300 was made for the reserve champion lot, a Charolais heifer from J.W. Dent and Sons, Lartington. The buyer was H.S. and M. Everatt, Goole.
The winning Limousin steer from R.W. Dalton, Barnard Castle, was knocked down to Wagstaff Bros, York, for £1,295.
Making the same money was the second placed Limousin heifer from the same farm which also sold to Wagstaff Bros.
The third placed Limousin heifer from J.E. and E. Dobson, Co Durham, was bought by S. Wakefield, Thirsk, for £1,285.
In the bull section, top price was a Limousin at £1,275 from T. and D.I. Allen and Son, Bishop Auckland, selling to L.S. Staley, Marwood.
G. and M.F. Turnbull and Sons, Richmond, took all three prize tickets and sold both the first and second prize victors for £1,235 each to L.S. Staley, Marwood.
Steers, £1,074.87 (+£45.95); heifers, £998.62 (+£8.06); bulls, £1,022.62 (+£50.96).
Auctioneers: Barnard Castle Auction Mart.