Beef Shorthorn store cattle to £1,100
As part of their annual ‘Kircambeck’ spring sale of store cattle, C & D Auction Marts Ltd of Longtown had an entry of 96 Beef Shorthorn and Beef Shorthorn crosses for the show and sale, on 23 March, supported by Morrisons and the Beef Shorthorn Cattle Society.
The judge, Jim Holden, selected as Champion individual animal, a steer from Ian T Goldie, Greenfield, Cummertrees, Dumfriesshire. This eleven-month-old bullock sold for £900. Mr Goldie sold others to £920 and £860.
The award for the best pen went to H & M Connell, Minsca, Lockerbie for a group of young stores which sold for £760. Other pens from Messrs Connell went at £880, £840 and £810.
Standing reserve in both the individual and pen classes was North Yorkshire consignor Willis Graham of Highfield House, Ilton, Ripon. He topped the sale with his individual prize-winner, a June 2017 white steer which sold for £1,100. Mr Graham also had pens of cattle to £920 and £900.
Messrs Thomson, Pilmuir, Hawick, Roxburghshire sold ten-month-old steers to £790 (twice) and £750. There was significant demand for all Shorthorns forward. The Longtown autumn show and sale of these will be on Saturday 12 October.