North West Limousin Club Primestock Show and Sale

18th March 2019

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 18 March, The North West Limousin Breeders Club held their annual show and sale of primestock in conjunction with Harrison and Hetherington’s weekly primestock sale.

The pre sale show saw all classes full of quality cattle, and was expertly judged by Mr Mike Harrison, RJ Harrison Butchers, Wigton.

The Championship rosette was won by Messrs Story, Newbiggin Farm, Kirklinton with his 1st prize, black Limousin cross heifer which was sired by a Gunnerfleet bred bull.  She weighed 608kg and sold for, 241.5ppk or £1468.32 and was purchased by the judge Mike Harrison, RJ Harrison Butchers, Wigton.

Mr Story, also won Reserve Champion, with the 2nd prize black heifer, this time sired by a Glenrock bred bull.  She sold for 238.5ppk, £1440.54 and weighed 604kg.  She was knocked down to Pioneer Foods Carlisle.

In the bull section the 1st prize was awarded to Messrs Watson, Sanders Close, Brampton.  Their bull achieved a day’s overall top of £1683 or 217.5ppk and was purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers.

Leading the cow class was Messrs Barclay, Aberdeen with his tremendous pedigree bred cow, sired by Wilodge Vantastic, selling for 921kg, 144.5ppk or £1330.82 to Messrs Worsley.

Prize list as follows:-

CLASS 1 – LIMOUSIN CROSS – STEER
1st – N Dixon, Low Whinnow Farm, Thursby, Carlisle, Cumbria – 595kg, 225.5ppk, £1341.73
2nd – N Dixon, Low Whinnow Farm, Thursby, Carlisle, Cumbria – 602kg, 229.5ppk, £1381.59
3rd – A & JN Story, Newbiggin Farm, Kirklinton, Carlisle, Cumbria – 630kg, 229.5ppk, £1445.85

CLASS 2 – LIMOUSIN CROSS – HEIFER
1st – A & JN Story, Newbiggin Farm, Kirklinton, Carlisle, Cumbria – 608kg, 241.5ppk, £1468.32
2nd – A & JN Story, Newbiggin Farm, Kirklinton, Carlisle, Cumbria – 604kg, 238.5ppk, £1440.54
3rd – N Dixon, Low Whinnow Farm, Thursby, Carlisle – 630kg, 229.5ppk, £1445.85

CLASS 3 – LIMOUSIN CROSS – YOUNG BULL
1st– W & HI Watson, Sanders Close, Slaggyford, Brampton, Cumbria – 774kg, 217.5ppk, £1683.45
2nd – DJ Livingstone, Kirtlevale, Gretna, Dumfriesshire – 647kg, 199.5ppk, £1290.77 

CLASS 4 – LIMOUSIN CROSS – CAST COW
1st – R & N Barclay, South Road, Insch, Aberdeenshire – 921kg, 144.5ppk, £1330.85
2nd – GJA Rome & Co, 3 Niven Hill, Rigg, Gretna, Dumfriesshire – 795kg, 157.5ppk, £1252.13
3rd – H Annett & Son, Widrington Farm, Widrington, Morpeth, Northumberland – 806kg, 166.6ppk, £1341.99

OVERALL CHAMPION – A & JN Story, Newbiggin Farm, Kirklinton, Carlisle, Cumbria (Heifer)

RESERVE OVERALL CHAMPION – A & JN Story, Newbiggin Farm, Kirklinton, Carlisle, Cumbria (Heifer)