The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their annual
sale of Spring born suckler calves with a catalogue entry of 456
at Longtown on Saturday 27th October
ring of buyers ensured a flying trade was had throughout with vendors
being delighted with there returns. The sale saw the average
up £24.72 on the year.
|Champion Hillbred Suckler Calf
from Messrs DH & JM Murray, The Throp which later realised £835
to the Judge
|Tom Faulder (Judge), Neil Murray,
The Throp (Vendor) and Jackie Kersopp from Dodd & Co. (Sponsor).
Judging was ably carried out by Mr. Tom Faulder, Houghton House,
who awarded the Jacob Thomlinson Challenge Trophy to a Limousin bullock
from DH & JM Murray, The Throp and later realised £835,
the reserve champion also went to Messrs Murray for a Limousin heifer
which sold at £740 both being purchased by the judge. The
cup was presented by Mr David Lawton.
Other prize winners:
Limousin bullock: 1st & 2nd The Throp,
Limousin heifer: 1st The Throp, 2nd Tinnis
Hall, 3rd The Throp.
Any other Cont. bullock: 1st & 2nd Riggfoot.
The highlight of the sale was an excellent run of 155 Charolais
calves from Greystoke Castle Farms with bullocks selling to £920
and averaging £768, with the heifers to
£890 and averaging £695.
Limousin: £1,070 Standingstonerigg, £950 Holme
£945 Riggfoot, £910 Standingstonerigg,
£895 (x2) Greystoke Castle, £875 Tinnis Hall,
£865, £850 (x2) Riggfoot, £835, £820 The
Throp, £820 Tinnis Hall, £795 (x2),
£790 (x5) Greystoke Castle, £785 Wallholm, £770
(x3) Mossband House,
£760 Tinnis Hall and The Throp,
£750 Tinnis Hall, £750 (x3), £745 (x3) Greystoke
Charolais: £920 Greystoke Castle and Moss Side, £900, £850
(x2) Greystoke Castle, £840 Riggfoot,
£835 (x5), £820 (x4) Greystoke Castle, £815 Moss
Side, £810 Greystoke Castle, £805 (x2) Potholm, £800
Riggfoot, £800 (x6),
£790 (x7), £780, £775 (x7), £765 (x8), £755
(x4) Greystoke Castle,
£755 Moss Side, £745 (x4) Potholm, £740 (x5) Greystoke
Aberdeen Angus: £885 (x2), £850 (x2) Potholm.
British Blue: £795 (x2), £785 (x3) Laverhay, £780, £750, £700
Limousin: £890, £880 Greystoke Castle, £880,
£785 Tinnis Hall, £785 Riggfoot,
£780 (x2) Tinnis Hall, £770 Standingstonerigg,
£760 (x2) Greensburn, £760 Haggistone Holm,
£740 The Throp, £725 (x2) Greystoke Castle,
£720, £710 Tinnis Hall, £710 (x3) Riggfoot, £700
£700 (x2) Peela Hill, £680 (x2) The Throp, £675
(x3) Greystoke Castle.
Charolais: £865 (x3), £820, £790 (x6) Greystoke
£790 Potholm, £780 (x2), £770 (x5), £740
(x2), £730 (x12) Greystoke Castle, £710 (x2) Potholm,
£705, £700 (x7) Greystoke Castle.
British Blue: £775, £630 Wallholm.
Aberdeen Angus: £530 Greensburn, £500 (x6)
Charolais: £825 (x2), £815 (x2), £670
Limousin: £775 (x2) Greenburn.
British Blue: £670 Greenburn.
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