John and Mandy Smith-Jackson, continued on their winning ways at Harrison and Hetherington's prize show and sale of store and show potential cattle at Kirkby Stephen, on Monday, selling the top two highest priced calves at £3400 and £3200.

The couple from High Town, Haltwhistle, first secured the overall championship with an 11-month-old British Blue cross heifer by the privately purchased Tweedale Guinness. She is out of a pure-bred Limousin cow and sold for £3200 to the judge, Andrew Dickinson, Ashbourne.

Minutes later, they superceded that price, selling an 11-month-old black Limousin cross heifer by Shire Apollo, out of a British Blue cross cow by Bluegrass Cyclone, for the top price of £3400, to David Barker, buying on behalf of a client.

And, at £2200, their third and final entry, a 10-month-old British Blue cross steer also by Tweeddale Guinness, made £2200.

Andrew Marston, Easegill Head, Kirkby Stephen, lifted the reserve honours with a black Limouin cross heifer by Plumtree Fantastic, out of a Limousin cross cow by Soleil. It made £2100.

By the end of the day, the 30 show calves averaged £1507.70, with the 12 prize winning heifers commanding a premium to level at £1790.

Outwith the show calves, the sale of 676 store cattle saw steers balance out at £941.35 with heifers at £941.29.

LEADING prices

Heifers – Lim – £3400 Hightown; £2100, £1600, £1320, Easegill Head; £1500, £1360 Low Bank House; £1310, Crookholm; £1255, £1085, £1025, Nether Hall Farm; £1200 Oaktree Farm; £1200, £1080 Plumtree House; £1175, £1105 Lower Griseburn; £1125, Whitewall Farm; £1075, Low House; £1065, Bleathgill; £1045, Balgray Hill. BB X – £3200 Hightown; £1680, Scarr House; £1280, Crookholm; £1260, £1125, £1065, Easegill Head; £1225, Oaktree; £1220 Low Bank House; £1075 New Hall; £1055, East Unthank Farm.

Bullocks – BB – £2200 Hightown; £1265, Gilts; £1260 Bleathgill; £1205, £1100 Easegill Head; £1175, £1115, £1065 (x2) Oaktree Farm; £1085, £1065, Low Bank House; £1075 Croft House Farm; £1065, £1015 Whygill Head; £1015 (x2) Asby Mill. Lim – £1460, £1190 Low Bank House; £1255, £1240, £1085 Crookholm Farm; £1245 (x2), £1225, £1115, £1085 (x2), £1075, £1015, Easegill Head; £1225, £1175, £1125 (x2), £1025 Balgray Hill; £1145, £1135, £1115 Bleathgill; £1100, £1065, £1025, Sycamore Rise; £1100, £1085, £1055, Waters Farm; £1090 Oaktree Farm; £1085 Whygill Head; £1065, £1045 High Green Farm; £1065 Prospect Farm; £1045 Greenriggs; £1045 (x2) Prospect Farm; £1025 Hill Park Farm. A-A – £1045 (x2), Woodfoot. Sim – £1045 Balgray Hill. Sals – £915 Bowderdale Head. Black and White – £755(x5) Wharton Hall.