At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 19th March, The Border British Blue Club held their annual show and sale of primestock in conjunction with Harrison and Hetherington’s weekly primestock sale.
A superb show of cattle were presented to the judge, Mr Norman Hall of Frasers Butchers, Stranraer. His choice of Championship went to the 1st prize winning heifer shown by JG & M Little, Greenhill, Wigton bred by R & E Pattinson, Temon, Brampton and which sold for 253.5ppk, (578kg), £1465.23 and was purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.
Champion British Blue from JG & M Little, Greenhill
sold for 253.5ppk, (578kg), £1465.23
The Reserve Championship ticket was awarded to WT McMiken, Nether Ernambrie, Castle Douglas for their 1st prize steer entry which was sold at 239.5ppk, (651kg), £1559.15.
An equally good show of cast cows were presented for judging and coming out top was an entry from MI Wainwright, Todd Hall, Fife which sold for 235.5ppk, (891kg), £2098.31 with Andrew Wight, Midlock, Biggar taking the 2nd place rosette which went onto sell for 239.5ppk, (838kg), £2007.01.
Prize list as follows:-
CLASS 1 – BRITISH BLUE CROSS – STEER
1st – WT McMiken, Nether Ernambrie, Castle Douglas 651kg, 239.5ppk, £1559.15
2nd – N Dixon, Low Whinnow Farm, Thursby, Carlisle 608kg, 257.5ppk, £1565.60
CLASS 2 – BRITISH BLUE CROSS – HEIFER
1st – JG & M Little, Greenhill, Red Dial, Wigton 578kg, 253.5ppk, £1465.23
CLASS 3 – BRITISH BLUE CROSS – YOUNG BULL
1st – T & A Cockburn, Kingsode Farm. Leadburn 914kg, 221.5ppk, £2024.51
CLASS 4 – BRITISH BLUE CROSS – CAST COW
1st – MI Wainwright, Todd Hall, Cupar, Fife 891kg, 235.5ppk, £2098.31
2nd – Andrew Wight, Midlock Farm, Crawford, Biggar 838kg, 239.5ppk, £2007.01
3rd – A & CS Comrie, Stonebyres Mains, Midlothian 946kg, 209.5ppk, £1981.87
1st prize Heifer
JG & M Little, Greenhill, Red Dial, Wigton 578kg, 253.5ppk, £1465.23
Purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston
RESERVE OVERALL CHAMPION
1st prize Steer
WT McMiken, Nether Ernambrie, Castle Douglas 651kg, 239.5ppk, £1559.15