HEIFERS led the way at this year’s Leyburn Spring Spectacular with Garrowby Farms, of Bugthorpe, taking home the championship with a Limousin heifer. This Plumtree Fantastic-sired heifer went on to sell for the day’s top price of £4,900 to Anthony Kitson of Kitsons Butchers, Northallerton, Stockton and Five Houses Farm Shop Crathorne.

The reserve champion from Dylan Townend, Malton was another Limousin heifer that came second to the champion before becoming reserve champion heifer and then overall reserve. This later went onto sell for £3,000 to Beth & Luke Wilkinson, Leyburn.

From what was an extremely strong class of Limousin heifers, came the day's second top price when Haltwhistle consignor John Smith-Jackson’s third prize heifer sold at £4,000 to Georgina Laws, Hauxwell.

Garrowby Farms also took home the champion steer with this one also going to Kitson’s Butchers at £1,600. Bill & Maureen Orme of Askrigg took the reserve champion steer and top price steer on the day at £1,800.

The champion British Blue award went to Guy Hird, Whashton, whose heifer sold for £1550.

DC & KL Hutchinson, Bowes took home the baby beef champion with their five months old Limousin heifer, which sold for £1750.

The mart would like to thank Elizabeth Vance of Newton Stewart for judging as well as the many sponsors and also Jimmy Wilkinson and Family for their help with organising the show and sale. Heifers averaged £2,540 up £163; steers averaged £1,435 up £145.