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STORE & BREEDING CATTLE REPORT


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 the year.

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.

Other 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.

PRINCIPAL PRICES:

STORE BULLOCKS
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

STORE HEIFERS
Charolais £825, £705, £700 Spout Bank, £665 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 Hetherside.
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, Broomhills.

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 Parcelstown
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 Cambeck Hill
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


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