HILLBRED SUCKLER CALVES
SATURDAY 22nd OCTOBER 2011
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their annual
sale of Spring born suckler calves with a catalogue entry of 580
at Longtown on Saturday 22nd October. A packed ring of buyers ensured
a flying trade was had throughout with vendors being delighted with
there returns. The sale saw the average lift £118.57 on the
Judging was ably carried out by Mr. Martin Graham, who awarded the
Jacob Thomlinson Challenge Trophy to a Limousin heifer from DH & JM
Murray, The Throp and later realised £850.
|Champion from Messrs Murray, The
The reserve champion also went to Messrs Murray for a Limousin heifer
which sold at £920 both being purchased by the judge.
|Mrs Laura Thomlinson presented
the Jacob Thomlinson Memorial Cup on Saturday at Longtown. She
has presented the cup for the last 30 years in memory of her
husband Jacob who was an Auctioneer and Director of the Company.
Mrs Thomlinson was 100 years old on 5th October and has always
had a very keen interest in the Company. She lives in Carlisle
with here daughter Hazel, who both support the mart in many ways.
Other prize winners:
Limousin bullock: 1st Standingstonerigg, 2nd & 3rd The Throp
Limousin heifer: 1st, 2nd & 3rd The Throp
Any other Cont. bullock: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Greystoke Castle.
The highlight of the sale was an excellent run of 154 Charolais
calves from Greystoke Castle Farms with bullocks selling to £870
and averaging £732, with the heifers to £770 x 2 and
Charolais: £970, £960 Riggfoot, £945, £905
Barnglieshead, £870 Riggfoot & Greystoke, £860 Barnglieshead, £840, £810, £800, £770, £760
Limousin: £1045 Standingstonerigg, £970, £945 Becks, £945
Riggfoot, £860 Rinnion Hills, £850 Becks, £840
Midtodhills, £835 Riggfoot & Ryeclose, £830, £820, £815
The Throp, £810 Greystoke, £770 Woodside.
British Blue: £800 The Throp, £800 Westerleigh
Aberdeen Angus: £965 Becks Farm, £845 Barnglieshead, £770
Charolais; £900, £890, £880 Barnglieshead, £780
Highparkfoot, £770 Riggfoot & Greystoke Castle, £765, £750, £745
Limousin: £920 The Throp, £900 Rinnion Hills, £870, £865
Becks, £850 The Throp, £830 Barnglieshead, £805
Midtodhills, £800 Rinnion Hills, £790 Becks & Midtodhills, £780, £770
Becks, £770 The Throp, £765, £745 Greensburn, £735, £730
Woodside, £720 The Throp, £710 Rinnion Hills & The
Salers: £705 Mosside.
Charolais: £775, £750, £700, £645, £635
Limousin: £635 Greenburn
Aberdeen Angus: £430, £420 Birchtimberhill