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HILLBRED SUCKLER CALVES


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 2012. 

A packed 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
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).
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, 3rd Standingstonerigg.

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.

PRINCIPAL PRICES

BULLOCKS

Limousin: £1,070 Standingstonerigg, £950 Holme House, £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 Castle.

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 Castle.

Aberdeen Angus:  £885 (x2), £850 (x2) Potholm.

British Blue:  £795 (x2), £785 (x3) Laverhay, £780, £750, £700 Wallholm

HEIFERS

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 Mossband House, £700 (x2) Peela Hill, £680 (x2) The Throp, £675 (x3) Greystoke Castle.

Charolais: £865 (x3), £820, £790 (x6) Greystoke Castle, £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) Geltsdale.

BULLS

Charolais:  £825 (x2), £815 (x2), £670 Greenburn.

Limousin: £775 (x2) Greenburn.

British Blue: £670 Greenburn.

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