Here in Carlisle the crowds are gathering for the sale of Limouisn bulls and I’ve managed to have a wander through the lines. For my money the champion from Ampertaine will be close to the top of the trade today and the word is he’ll head to northern Scotland.

And for an outside bet I’d say Brian Jones black bull could be a fair price. He’s a tremendous shape to him and is the only black in the market. Admittedly black Lims don’t tend to fair well here, but with trade as it has been in recent weeks it could just be the day a black makes money in Carlisle.

Trading is due to get underway in half an hour, so come back later to keep track of the day’s events……