Friday’s sale of beef breeding cattle at Carlisle saw an exceptional demand, with quality well sought after throughout the sale.
Heading the prices were the best of the heifers with calves at foot, with Mark Towers, Colt Park, selling Limousin heifers with calves at foot to a top of £3400, while others of the same breeding from the same home made £3000.
At £3100 was a British Blue cross heifers with calf at foot from Messrs Dickinson, High Knipe, while Mark Towers also sold a Blue heifer with calf at £3000.
Limousins were the pick of the in-calf heifers too, selling to a top of £2700 from J Hall, Lowfields, while in the cows with calves at foot the top call of £2250 came for a Limousin cow with calf from S Whiteford, St Johns Kirk. Another from the same home made £2120, while Mark Towers sold at £2080.
Best of the bulling heifers were British Blues from Messrs Muir, Middle Farm, at 1900, while Limousin heifers made up to £1850 for Messrs Pattinson, The Flatt. (Harrison and Hehterington).