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
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.
Limousin Bullock – 1st – D.H. & J.M. Murray, The
Throp; 2nd – J. Mitchell, Ryehill Park; 3rd – The Throp.
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.
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.
Charolais £920 The Ash, £885, £830 Greystoke Castle, £825
Riggfoot, £820 Greystoke Castle, £815 Riggfoot, £805
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.
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
British Blue £660 Howard House.
Saler £650 Moss Side.
Charolais £740, £720, £700, £670, £650
Simmental £540 Murtholm.