Heifers led the way at the Spring Spectacular of show potential beef calves at Leyburn Auction Mart, attracting the majority of top prices and the overall championship.

Supreme was a Limousin heifer from Garrowby Farm of Bugthorpe. This Plumtree Fantastic-sired entry went on to sell for the top price of £4900 to Anthony Kitson of Kitsons Butchers, Northallerton, Stockton, and Five Houses Farm Shop Crathorne.

Judge, Elizabeth Vance of Bridgehouse, Whithorn, Newton Stewart, found her champion steer from the same home which also was heading home with Kitson’s Butchers at £1600.

Second top price was another Limousin from Haltwhistle consignor, John Smith-Jackson, whose third prize entry made £4000 to Georgina Laws, Hauxwell.

The reserve champion, also a Limousin heifer, was next in the money attaining £3000 for Dylan Townend, Malton. She was knocked down to Beth and Luke Wilkinson, Leyburn.

Bill and Maureen Orme, Askrigg, took the reserve championship amongst the steers and top price in this section at £1800, selling to Melissa Peck, Norwich.

The baby beef champion was awarded to a five-month-old Limousin heifer from DC and KL Hutchinson, Bowes, which later received £1750 to Philip Robson, Consett, Co Durham.

Auctioneers: Leyburn Auction Market.

averages: nine heifers, £2540; six steers, £1435