The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 435 head
at their annual show & sale of Hillbred suckler calves on Saturday
25th October, 2008.
With all classes of cattle selling well, the vendors
averages were up on the year.
|David Lawton From Greystoke Castle Farms with
Champion Hillbred Suckler Calf
The show was sponsored by Barclays
Bank plc and the judging was carried out by Mr James Crichton, Loughrigg
who awarded the championship to Greystoke Castle Farms for a 7 month
old Charolais steer. Mrs L Thomlinson presented the Jacob Thomlinson
Challenge Trophy and the steer went on to sell for £750 and
purchased by Mr. A. Williams, Wales.
|Mrs Thomlinson presenting the Jacob Thomlinson
Challenge Trophy to David Lawton, Greystoke Castle for his Champion
Hillbred suckler calf
The reserve champion was a 7
month old Limousin steer from Wanwood Partners, Wanwood Hill which
sold to £700
and purchased by Mr R Horner, Yorkshire.
Other prizes were Limousin
bullock 2nd & 3rd Wanwood Hill, Limousin heifer 1st, 2nd & 3rd
Wanwood Hill, Any other Cont bullock 2nd Wanwood Hill, 3rd Greystoke
The highlight of the sale was a superb run of 146 Charolais & Limousin
calves from Greystoke Castle Farms with Charolais bullocks to £750
and Limousin bullocks to £570, heifers to £530 for Charolais
and £450 for Limousin.
Limousin £610, £600 Wanwood Hill, £600 Lowtodholes, £580
The Ash, £570 Greystoke
Belgian Blue £700 Wanwood Hill, £640 Cumcrook, £595, £585
Charolais £790 Riggfoot, £750 Greystoke, £685
Cumcrook, £670 Greystoke, £665, £660 Riggfoot,
Charolais £575, £535 Riggfoot, £530, £525
Greystoke, £535, £525 Riggfoot, £515 Mosside & Cumcrook.
Limousin £700, £690 Edenbanks, £555 Greensburn, £550, £540, £530
Wanwood Hill, £510 The Holt
Limousin £535 Lowtodholes
Belgian Blue £505 Lowtodholes