Topping Saturday’s sale of show potential steers at Carlisle at £3200 was a Limousin cross shown by brothers Robert and Michael Scott of Thirlwall Castle, Greenhead. Their red steer sired by their registered Limousin stock sire, Cloughhead Titanic, and bred from a Limousin cross dam was knocked down to Donald MacPherson of Oban.

Meanwhile, the Trafford family, Bassenthwaite Hall Farm, Keswick, celebrated a double win  when they lifted the Supreme Championship award for their Limousin cross steer. 

Their eyecatching entry, a black steer by the Trafford’s imported French Limousin stock sire Vallion is bred from a 7/8 British Blue mother which is the same combination of breeding as Messrs Trafford’s reserve champion at this event in 2008.  He sold for £3000 to Messrs Naylor, Derby.

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The reserve championship ticket was presented to Helen Claxton of Newton High House, Stocksfield, for her black Limousin cross which later sold for £1800 to I Pickup of Blackburn.

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The sale saw the overall average for the event take a rise of nearly £105 on the year to come out at £826.

Full report to follow.