Longtown Store & Breeding Cattle Sale Report
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 46 store cattle & 24 breeding cattle at their fortnightly sale on Tuesday 22nd July 2014.
A packed ringside of keen bidders saw trade every bit as dear as previous weeks. Top price to £900 for a Simmental bullock shown by T & H Armstrong, West Craigs. More required on a fortnightly basis.
British Blue £750, £730 Coach House
Limousin £840 Winterhope
Simmental £900, £700 West Craigs
Blonde £890 Coach House
Shorthorn £745 Meikle Whitriggs, £640 West Craigs
Continental £885, £760 West Craigs, £730 Coach House
British Blue £765 Winterhope
Angus £700 Coach House
Shorthorn £575, £570 Meikle Whitriggs
An excellent show of 24 breeding cattle on offer from Messrs JW & ES Woodmass, Howard House, Gilsland which were a dispersal of cows and calves. This outstanding run of cattle attracted a wide range of keen bidders and met a flying trade, averaging £1638.89 for 2nd calvers onwards. The top price was £2,400 for an 8 year old British Blue Cow with a Limousin bull calf, soon followed at £2,300 for a similar outfit.
British Blue cow and bull calf: £2400, £2300, £2050, £1850, £1700, £1600, £1350 Howard House
Limousin cow and bull calf: £2100, £1820 Howard House
British Blue cow and heifer calf: £1950, £1300 Howard House
Limousin cow and heifer calf £1720 Howard House