A packed ringside saw suckled calves and show potential cattle sell to a peak of £6000 at Carlisle on Saturday, with the top price paid for a Limousin cross heifer from Robert and Michael Scott, Thirwall Castle. This one is a Cloughhead Titanic daughter out of a three-quarter Limousin cow and was snapped up by Andrew and Becky Bishop, Gloucestershire, and will feature on the show circuit later this year.
Following that at £3700 was another from the Scotts, another black heifer by Titanic. this one sold to an undisclosed East Anglian buyer. And another travelled to East Anglia at £3000, this was a red Limousin cross heifer by a homebred sire, she was bought by another undisclosed buyer.
Fourth top of the day went to another from the Scotts, this time a Limousin cross steer. Again by the homebred sire he sold at £1900 to Phil and Sharon Sellers. None of the Thirwall Castle stock were forward for the show.
Champion in the pre-sale show was a British Blue cross heifer was David Swallow, High Edges Green, Haltwhistle. This one is by Annanwater Antonia and out of a Limousin cow. She sold at £1050 to Trevor Lyon, Thurlby, Bourne.