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    3,000 is top price calf from Carlisle two day show and sale

David Bamforth (judge), Shaun McWilliams (FABBL), James Little (vendor), Derek Oliver (Royal Bank of Scotland), Colin Little (vendor).
David Bamforth (judge), Shaun McWilliams (FABBL), James Little (vendor), Derek Oliver (Royal Bank of Scotland), Colin Little (vendor).

Father and son team, Colin and James Little of the Guards, Ireby, Carlisle lifted the supreme championship title at the first day's event of the country’s leading two day show and sale for continental cross suckled calves.

Their 12 month old black Limousin cross heifer, sired by the registered Limousin bull Calrossie Rodin and out of the Belgian cross Limousin mother, attracted tremendous interest and was sold for £1,600 going to the judge of the day David Bamforth of Hoyle Bottom Farm, Halifax.

The reserve championship rosette went to a black and white Belgian Blue cross heifer shown by Mrs E Gill of Lowthwaite Farm, Udale. Selling for £700 she was also purchased by the judge David Bamforth.

Leading the heifer sale at £2,000 was a Limousin cross consigned by Andrew Waugh of Kinlstown, Roweltown. This stylish heifer which had earlier won a seond prize ticket behind the champion, was finally knocked down to Messrs Alford of Staple Grove, Taunton.

Average – 757 heifers averaged £531.40

Judge – Mr D Bamforth, Hoyle Bottom Farm, Wainstalls, Halifax.

David Anderson (judge), Shaun McWilliams (FABBL), Jason and Sarah Wareham (vendors).
David Anderson (judge), Shaun McWilliams (FABBL), Jason and Sarah Wareham (vendors).

Jason and Sarah Wareham of Little Tottingworth Farm, Heathfield, East Sussex secured the championship award at the second days proceedings for the two day continental cross suckled calf show and sale. Their 14 month old Blonde cross steer out of a Belgian Blue cross dam, was sold for £1,400 going to the day's judge David Anderson of Crosby, Maryport.

The reserve championship ticket went to a red Limousin cross steer consigned by Bren and Brian Atkinson of Scratchmere Scar, Penrith. Their steer was sired by a registered Limousin Eden bred bull and is out of a Belgian Blue cross Limousin mother. It was sold for £1,150 also going to the judge David Anderson.

The leading price from the bullock sale was £3,000 for a Limousin cross shown by brothers Michael and Robert Scott of Thirlwall Castle, Greenhead, Carlisle. This greatly admired steer, is a son of the registered Limousin bull Cloughhead Titan and is bred out of a Limousin cross mother. He was knocked down to Mr E MacPherson of Mill Farm House, Barcaldine, Oban.

Average – 830 steers averaged £565.97

Judge – Mr D Anderson, Crosby House Farm, Crosby, Maryport.

link Local Breeder Tops Blonde Cattle Sale at Carlisle
link Haltcliffe Limousin Bull sells for 100,000gns at Carlisle
link 13,000gns Jencralodge Heifer leads lively Limousin Cattle Sale

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