The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 427 store
cattle and 134 breeding cattle at their prize show and sale of suckler
calves on Saturday 4th October, 2008.
All suckler calves met an excellent
trade selling to a packed ringside of buyers with vendors going home
well please with herd averages up around £80 - £150 on
We would like to thank R. Dickinson, High Knipe for judging
and also Barclays Bank plc for sponsoring the sale.
The judge awarded the championship to a Limousin
heifer from RW & M
Carruthers, Blacksmiths Cottage selling at £670 and purchased
by the judge. Reserve champion was a Charolais heifer from Messrs
Kyle, Spout Bank who also won the Best Charolais with the same heifer
selling at £825 and purchased by J Crichton, Loughrigg.
prizes were:- Limousin bullock 1st & 2nd Blacksmiths Cottage,
3rd Standingstonerigg. Limousin heifer 1st Blacksmiths Cottage, 2nd
Greensburn, 3rd The Flatt. Charolais bullock 1st Spout Bank, 2nd
Clement Leazes. Charolais heifer 1st, 2nd & 3rd Spout Bank. Any
other bullock 1st The Flatt.
Limousin £870 Edenbanks, £830, £795 The Flatt, £790
Gallowberry, Rinnion Hills, Hilltop & Spout Bank
Belgian Blue £680 Standingstonerigg, £632, £590
Brocklewath, £570 Rinnion Hills
Angus £700 No 1 Rigg Smiddy.
Simmental £705 Holme House
Charolais £800 Mosside, £785, £765, £740
Clement Leazes, £680 Mosside
Charolais £825, £705, £700 Spout
High Parkfoot, £635 Gillalees & Mosside.
Limousin £730 Greensburn, £700 The Flatt, £680
Howberry, £670 Blacksmiths Cottage, £665 The Flatt & Greensburn.
Belgian Blue £600 Bidlake
Simmental £600 Holme House, £560 Bidlake, £550
Angus £575 Standingstonerigg.
The breeding cattle met
a fast selling trade, topping at £1550
for a Belgian Blue cow with an excellent Charolais bull calf from
G E Carter & Sons, Parcelstown and purchased by J H Baty & Son,
Heifers with heifer calves
Limousin £1,080 Cannerheugh, £950, £910 Slealands
Belgian Blue £1,210, £1,000, £920 Cannerheugh
Piedmontese £780 Cambeck Hill
Heifers with bull calves
Limousin £1,100 Cannerheugh, £960, £820 Slealands
Belgian Blue £1,500 Cannerheugh
Cows with heifer calves
Limousin £1,100 Parcelstown, £1,020 Cambeck Hill, £1,000, £950
Angus £750 Cambeck Hill
Hereford £720 Whitehouse
Charolais £880 Cambeck Hill
Galloway £800 Churchfoot
Blonde £1,120, £1,080 Parcelstown
Belgian Blue £1,120, £1,100, £1,080 Parcelstown, £900
Cows with bull calves
Limousin £1,100 Parcelstown, £1,090 Sunnyside, £1,000
Sunnyside & Parcelstown, £980 Ivy House
Belgian Blue £1,550, £1,220, £1,120 Parcelstown, £1,100
Sunnyside, £1,080 Parcelstown
Angus £1,000, £940 Sunnyside, £700 Cambeck Hill
Charolais £750 Cambeck Hill