Carlisle crackers

Having attracted a catalogue entry of 2537 head, Borderway Mart, Carlisle saw yet another impressive sale of store cattle at their recent Continental cross store cattle show and sale, with bids hitting £5000 for show potential stock.

The first day saw heifers sell up to £5000 or a Limousin cross consigned by Northumberland producer John smith-Jackson. This 12-month old black heifer, sired by Cloughead Titantic and out of a Limousin x Belgian Blue mother, sold to David and Mary Cormack, Thirsk.

carlisle5kheifersmall.jpgTaking the championship rosette was a Belgian Blue cross shown by Andrew Kirkbride of Flimby Hall Farm, Flimby Maryport. This roan marked heifer is sired by Ballyclough Ullysses and out of a Limousin cross bred cow. She sold to Alan Hall, Darlington for £2600.


Topping the steers on price was a Limousin cross shown by local exhibitor Peter Richardson, who sold for £5000 to Charlotte Alford, Taunton.


Havign secured the steer championship, Christine Williams of the Shifnal-based Wilodge herd sold her Wilodge Ulex-sired black steer for £950 to A Dickinson of Ashbourne.