North West Limousin Club Primestock Show & Sale

16th March 2020

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 16th 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 judging was carried out with skill and panache by father and son duo Mr Michael and Morgan Helliwell.

The Championship rosette was won by Messrs A & JN Story, Newbiggin Farm, Kirklinton with his 1st prize, black Limousin cross steer which was sired by a Gunnerfleet bred bull.  He weighed 680kg and sold for, 222.5ppk or £1513 and was purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.

Championship from Messrs A & JN Story, Newbiggin Farm

Mr Story also won Reserve Champion, with the 1st prize black heifer, also sired by a Gunnerfleet bred bull.  She sold for 237.5ppk, £1520 and weighed 640kg.  She was knocked down to Mr David Whaite.

In the bull section the 1st prize was awarded to Messrs J Common & Son, Crossdykes Farm. Their bull achieved a top price of 219.5ppk or £2045 and weighted 932kg.

Leading the cow class was Smith & Shepherd, Glebelands with his tremendous pedigree bred cow, sired by Rockfirth Istabull selling for 695kg, 172.5ppk, or £1193 to Owain Llyr.

Prize list

CLASS 1 – LIMOUSIN CROSS – STEER
1st – A & JN Story, Newbiggin Farm, Kirklinton, Carlisle, Cumbria – 680kg, 222.5ppk, £1513
2nd – GN & DM Bowe, Bothel Parks, School Lane, Bothel, Cumbria – 713kg, 211.5ppk, £1508
3rd – A & JN Story, Newbiggin Farm, Kirklinton, Carlisle, Cumbria – 721kg, 211.5ppk, £1524

CLASS 2 – LIMOUSIN CROSS – HEIFER
1st – A & JN Story, Newbiggin Farm, Kirklinton, Carlisle, Cumbria – 640kg, 237.5ppk, £1520
2nd – A & JN Story, Newbiggin Farm, Kirklinton, Carlisle, Cumbria – 639kg, 231.5ppk, £1479
3rd – A & JN Story, Newbiggin Farm, Kirklinton, Carlisle, Cumbria – 603kg, 2195ppk,

CLASS 3 – LIMOUSIN CROSS – YOUNG BULL
1st– J Common & Son, Crossdykes Farm, Tundergarth, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire – 932kg, 219.5ppk, £2045
2nd – J Common & Son, Crossdykes Farm, Tundergarth, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire – 982kg, 179.5ppk, £1762

CLASS 4 – LIMOUSIN CROSS – CAST COW
1st – Smith & Shepherd, Glebelands, Knock, Appleby-In Westmorland, Cumbria – 692kg, 172.5ppk, £1193
2nd – A & JM Forster, Weary Hall Style, Mealsgate, Wigton, Cumbria – 764kg, 112.5ppk, £859
3rd – Smith & Shepherd, Glebelands, Knock, Appleby-In Westmoorland, Cumbria – 806kg, 152.5ppk, £1229

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

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