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17 June 2022

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Prestigious Dinmore Herd Reduction Sale

Harrison & Hetherington will conduct an on-farm reduction sale of the Dinmore Herd on behalf of Paul Dawes of the Dinmore Estate.

Leading livestock auctioneer company, Harrison & Hetherington, has today announced that it has been invited to conduct an on-farm reduction sale of the Dinmore Herd on behalf of Paul Dawes at Kipperknowle Farm on the Dinmore Manor Estate.

Taking place on Saturday 2nd July, this sale will offer buyers the opportunity to obtain some of the most sought-after Limousin, Beef Shorthorn and British Blue bloodlines in the UK. There will also be a consignment of Limousins from the highly acclaimed Absolute Herd based on the Dinmore Estate.


From the Dinmore Herd, the Limousin cattle put forward for sale include eight bulls and twenty six heifers served/maidens and  8 calf embryos.  The Dinmore Beef Shorthorns for sale include twenty cows with calves at foot, 2 heifers with calves at foot, 2 in-calf heifers, 5 maiden heifers, one stock bull and one young bull.   Also for sale from the herd are two British Blue bulls.


From the Absolute Herd, there are four Limousin bulls, seven cows, in calf and or suckling and eight maiden/ served heifers.

Paul Dawes is a regular purchaser and vendor at Harrison & Hetherington’s Borderway Mart in Carlisle.  In holding this reduction sale on-farm, it allows prospective buyers to view the cattle in their natural surroundings also allows ensures that the cattle will be ready for immediate export off farm directly to Northern Ireland and Europe.



On announcing details of the sale, Auctioneer James Little said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been asked to complete this sale on behalf of Paul Dawes who is an extremely noted Limousin breeder.

“This is a nationally renowned herd which has won major shows and has sold cattle for very high prices. The Dinmore herd is known for using the very best genetics to produce animals which really are top of their field.”

“Viewing the cattle in their home environment gives a real indication of what they are like to handle and manage. You get a much better gauge of their natural temperament and can see for yourself the type of environment they are used to,” adds James.

Founded in 2001, the Dinmore Herd has established itself as one of the leading pedigree Limousin herds through utilising only the very best bloodlines for breeding progeny. The incredible setting for the sale provides a wonderful backdrop, where it is clear that no expense has been spared when it comes to sourcing the right genetics, which is reflected in the quality of the animals today.