Border British Blue Club Primestock Show & Sale

19th March 2018

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

OVERALL CHAMPION
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