Longtown Sale of Spring Born Suckler Calves
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their annual sale of Spring born suckler calves at Longtown on Saturday 25th October 2014.
There was a catalogue entry of 342 head and trade did not disappoint with a packed ringside of keen bidders ensuring prices surpassed last year’s high rates, with the sale average up £71.82 on the year.
The show was kindly sponsored by Dodd & Co., Accountants with the judging ably carried out by Mr. Richard Walton, Darlington, who awarded the Jacob Thomlinson Challenge Trophy to a Limousin heifer shown by D.H. & J.M. Murray, The Throp which later realised £1,070, purchased by Thomas C. Whiteford, Tercrosset and the reserve champion went to a Charolais bullock from Greystoke Castle Farms which sold at £1,070, and was bought by I.G.C. Morris, Upper Duddlewick. The cup was presented by Miss Hazel Thomlinson.
Limousin bullock: 1st, 2nd and 3rd The Throp.
Limousin heifer: 1st and 2nd The Throp.
Any other Continental bullock: 1st Greystoke Castle, 2nd Laverhay.
Any other Continental heifer: 1st Greystoke Castle, 2nd Laverhay, 3rd Greenburn.
One of the highlights of the sale was the excellent run of 102 Charolais & Limousin calves from Greystoke Castle Farms, with bullocks selling to £1,070 and averaging £923.33 and heifers to £930 (x2) and averaged £872.90.
British Blue £1,160 Laverhay.
Charolais £1,070, £990 (x2), £980 (x3), £940 (x6), £930 (x7), £920 (x5), £900 (x3), £870 (x12) Greystoke Castle.
Limousin £1,020 (x3) Greystoke Castle, £1,000, £970 Holme House, £950 (x2) Riggfoot, £950 The Throp, £940 Greensburn and Greystoke Castle, £930 (x2) Riggfoot, £920 (x2) The Throp, £920 Riggfoot and Greystoke Castle, £910 (x4) Greystoke Castle, £910 (x2) Woodside, £910 Riggfoot, £900 (x3) The Throp, £900 (x2) Greystoke Castle and Woodside, £890 Riggfoot and Woodside, £880 (x2), £860 (x2) Moss Side, £850 Greystoke Castle, £840 (x2), £830, £825 (x2) Woodside, £770 The Haven, £740 (x2) Batey Shield.
Aberdeen Angus £870, £810 (x2) Beckfoot, £780 (x2) Burrance of Courance, £740 Birch Craig, £710 (x10) Burrance of Courance, £690 Birch Bush, £660 (x2) Beckfoot, £640 Birch Bush.
Shorthorn £560 The Haven.
Galloway £510 The Haven.
Hereford £490 Eden Farm.
Limousin £1,070 The Throp, £940 Woodside, £890 (x2) Greystoke Castle, £890 Holme House, £860 Greensburn, £840 (x2) Greystoke Castle, £840 Woodside, £820 (x2) The Throp, £810, £805 (x2) Riggfoot, £800 (x2) Greystoke Castle, £785, £770 (x5) Woodside, £770 Greenburn, £710 The Throp.
British Blue £1,060 Laverhay, £960, £690 Ellershope.
Charolais £995, £890 Potholm, £880 (x2), £870 Greystoke Castle, £870 Moss Side, £845 (x6) Greystoke Castle, £830 (x7) Potholm, £800 (x5), £790 (x9) Greystoke Castle.
Aberdeen Angus £610 (x6) Burrance of Courance, £485 (x4) Eden Farm.
Simmental £470 Eden Farm.
Hereford £470 Eden Farm.
Charolais £870 (x6), £840 (x2) Greenburn.
Simmental £850 (x2), £840, £790 (x2), £760 Blindhillbush.
Limousin £805 Greenburn.
Angus £580 Birchtimber Hill, £510 Birch Bush, £500, £470 Birchtimber Hill.
Hereford £550 Greenburn.