Longtown Annual Hill Bred Suckler Calf Sale
C&D Auction Marts Ltd held their Annual Hill Bred Suckler Calf Sale on Saturday 21st October 2017 where a catalogue entry of 301 saw the best end and Angus's sell very well but the bottom end similar to other sales. The sale topped at £1,010 for a pen of Angus bullocks sold by R. Moscrop & Son, Border Rigg. Limousin heifers peaked at £1,005 from Messrs J.W. Thomlinson & Son, Standingstone Rigg.
The presale show was kindly sponsored by Dodd & Co and judging was carried out by Mr G. Bowe, Bothel Park who awarded the championship to a lovely red Limousin heifer shown by D.H. & J.M. Murray, The Throp which later realised £980 and was bought by the judge. With the reserve champion going to a Limousin bullock also from The Throp and again purchased by Mr Bowe.
1st The Throp - £900
2nd The Throp - £920
3rd The Throp - £920
1st The Throp - £980
2nd Wanwood Hill - £910
3rd Wanwood Hill - £890
Any other Continental bullock:
1st Laverhay - £820
Any other Continental heifer:
1st Laverhay - £760
2nd Laverhay - £790
3rd Laverhay - £890
Angus £1,010 (x4) Border Rigg, £935 Rowhope, £930 (x3) & £820 (x4) Spadeadam.
Limousin £950 Riggfoot, £920 Woodside & Wanwood Hill, £920 (x2) & £900 The Throp, £895 (x2) Nickies Hill, £880 Woodside, £840 & £830 Nickies Hill, £830 Wanwood Hill.
Charolais £880 Riggfoot.
British Blue £820 Laverhay, £760 Peela Hill.
Hereford £660 No 13 North Howes.
British Blue £890 & £790 & £770 Laverhay.
Angus £730 Wickerthwaite, £690 Cavaghan Gardens
Charolais £780 & £750 Riggfoot, £710 (x3) & £700 (x3) Greenburn.
Limousin £1,005 (x2) Standingstone Rigg, £980 The Throp, £910 & £890 Wanwood Hill, £840 (x2) Riggfoot, £830 The Throp, £820 Wanwood Hill, £800 Peela Hill.
British Blue £760 (x2) Peela Hill.
Charolais £860 & £845 (x2) & £840 (x5) Greenburn.
Limousin £ 850 & £800 & £790 Dumbretton, £ 750 (x3) Greenburn.