A new market record was set at Leyburn’s spring spectacular sale of show potential cattle when the champion, a Limousin cross heifer from Garrowby Farms, York sold for £8,000 to the judge, Donald Morrison, Kilnlochbervie, Sutherland.
Second top price of the day was £3,200 for another Limousin heifer from Garrowby Farms.
John Smith-Jackson, Haltwhistle took £3,100 for the champion British Blue heifer, which went to Wilkinson and Marwood, Leyburn, £2,400 for the reserve champion heifer, a Limousin, bought by R.D. Anderson, Middleham and £2,200 for the reserve champion steer, another Limousins selling to Jennifer Hyslop, Ayrshire.
Mr Smith-Jackson also took reserve overall with the champion British Blue, a steer, which was knocked down at £2,000 to Julie Sedgwick, Aycliffe, Co Durham.
The baby beef class was won by James Bailey, Bedale with a British Blonde heifer calf just under five-months-old. It crossed the Pennines to Mellin and Cropper, Accrington for £2,050.
Heifers – Limousin, £1,985; British Blue, £1,557; overall, £1,827 (- £245);
Steers - Charolais, £1,550; British Blue, £1,410; Limousin, £1,352; British Blonde, £1,300; overall, £1,383 (- £149).
Auctioneers: Leyburn Auction Mart.