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HILL BRED SUCKLER SALE

The Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart P.L.C. had forward 627 at their Annual Show & Sale of Hill Bred Suckler Calves at Longtown on Saturday 24th October 2009.

All classes of cattle sold at late high rates, with averages being up around £148 on the year, sending vendors home delighted.

Judging was ably carried out by Mr John Blaylock who awarded the Jacob Thomlinson Challenge Trophy to a 13 month old Limousin heifer from D.H. & J.M. Murray, The Throp, and later realised £760 to the judge.

Champion beast with (left to right) Ian Friell from Barclays Bank, Judge - John Blaylock, David Murray and Neil Murray (Owners)
Champion beast with (left to right) Ian Friell from Barclays Bank, Judge - John Blaylock, David Murray and Neil Murray (Owners)

Reserve champion also went to The Throp for a Limousin bullock which sold at £835 also to the judge.

Neil Murray, Mrs Thomlinson (who presented the Jacob Thomlinson Challenge cup) and David Murray.
Neil Murray, Mrs Thomlinson (who presented the Jacob Thomlinson Challenge cup) and David Murray.

Prize list:-
Limousin Bullock – 1st – D.H. & J.M. Murray, The Throp; 2nd – J. Mitchell, Ryehill Park; 3rd – The Throp.

Limousin Heifer – 1st – D.H. & J.M. Murray, The Throp; 2nd – The Throp; 3rd – The Throp.

Any Other Continental Bullock – 1st – Greystoke Castle; 2nd – J. Woodmass, Howard House; 3rd – Greystoke.

Any Other Continental Heifer – 1st & 2nd - Greystoke Castle; 3rd – J. Woodmass, Howard House.

The highlight of the sale was an outstanding run of 151 Charolais calves from Greystoke Castle Farms, with the bullocks selling to £885 (x2) and averaging £735 and the heifers to £760 and averaging £568.

PRINCIPAL PRICES:-

Bullocks
Charolais £920 The Ash, £885, £830 Greystoke Castle, £825 Riggfoot, £820 Greystoke Castle, £815 Riggfoot, £805 Greystoke Castle.
Limousin £870 Standingstone Rigg and The Ash, £835 The Throp, £815 Holme House, £800, £790 Greystoke Castle, £780 Ryehill Park, £765 Newbigging, £760 The Throp.
Blonde d’Aquitaine £790 Standingstone Rigg.
British Blue £775 Greensburn.

Heifers
Limousin £760 The Throp, £755, £730 Netherton, £700 Holme House and Greensburn.
Charolais £760 Greystoke Castle, £750 Riggfoot, £750, £735 The Ash, £730 Greystoke Castle, £700 High Dovecote, £690 Greystoke Castle.
British Blue £660 Howard House.
Saler £650 Moss Side.

Bulls
Charolais £740, £720, £700, £670, £650 Greenburn.
Simmental £540 Murtholm.


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