Your guide to a busy weekend of Limousin activity 14th – 17th October

Another busy weekend of Limousin activity has been built around the upcoming BLCS Sales at Carlisle on Saturday 15th October followed by Stirling on Monday 17th October.

Also in the weekend is a breeders sale at Carlisle, and the announcement of the winner of the 2011 National Pedigree Herd Competition at a specially arranged dinner.  The Carlisle sale on Saturday will also see the launch of the Limousin blog at which will bring you regular updates on prices and news at the sale as it happens.  A full timetable of activity includes:

Thursday 13th October, 2.00pm:  Inspection of Limousin bulls at Carlisle,2pm – 6pm

Friday 14th October, 11.00am:  Judging of all classes and Championships in the show hall, Borderway Mart commencing from11.00am.  The judge is the noted breeder Ian Nimmo of the Maraiscote Herd, Newmains, Wishaw, Lanark.

Friday 14th October, 5.00pm:  On Friday evening, from 5.00pm, a Breeder’s Sale comprising of 64 lots will be held at Borderway Mart and will feature consignments from the Normande, Lagas, Rombalds, and Glenturk herds respectively.

Friday 14th October, 6.30pm:  The Young Limousin Breeders Club will be holding their AGM in the meeting room at the Pedigree Office of Borderway Mart.  Open to all YLBC members and ‘would be’ members.

Friday 14th October, 7.30p for 8.00pm:  The BLCS is hosting the 2011 National Pedigree Herd Competition Awards Dinner.  The venue is The Shepherd’sInn situated next to Borderway Mart.  Open to all, tickets cost £19.00 per head and can be ordered by telephoning the Society on 02476 696500.

Saturday 15th October, 10.30am: Sale of 209 catalogued Limousin bulls commences at H&H’s Borderway Mart.  For the first time you can follow all the news from the sale, as it happens, on the Society’s blog at

Sunday 16th October, 10.15am:  Inspection of Limousin bulls at UA’s Stirling Agricultural Centre commences.

Sunday 16th October, 6.30pm: The 2011 Scottish Limousin Club AGM and presentation dinner will be held on Sunday 16th October at 6:30pm at Blairdrummond Hall. Tickets are  £15.00 : please send a cheque payable to the Scottish Limousin Club or Email or call Janice, prior to the event, after 6pm on 07510510273.

Monday 17th October, 1.00pm:  Show of 118 bulls & 21 females commences under the watchful eye of well known breeder and stockman, Dougie McBeath, Bannockburn, Stirling.

Monday 17th October, 5.00pm:  Sale of Limousin bulls followed by Limousin females.


CATALOGUES:  A catalogue, for all three sales referred to, is available as a download from the Society’s website at www.limousin  Catalogues can also be requested from the respective auctioneers.

HERD HEALTH AT SALES:  Please note that all breeders selling at the British BLCS’s forthcoming Bull Sales, at both Carlisle and Stirling, will be active members of, and adhering to the terms of, a CHeCS licenced Herd Health Scheme.

The Limousin Society’s health rules at sale have two principal elements:

Part 1. Herds selling at the premier Collective Limousin Society Sales have to be members of, and adhering to, the terms of a CHeCS approved Herd Health Scheme. As with the BLCS’s present Herd Health Initiative, at a minimum, this must include a whole herd test for Johne’s disease.

Part 2. All animals male and female, including calves at foot, presented at the premier Collective Society Sales have to be EITHER from a BVD Accredited Herd within a CHeCS approved Herd Health Scheme OR to have been BVD tested virus free. All animals forward are required to be BVD vaccinated prior to sale with an approved vaccine. Pregnant animals must have had testing and vaccination completed prior to service. Vaccination of calves at foot to be in accordance with CHeCS guidelines and recommendations.

The Herd Health at Sales rules will be in place at all premier Collective BLCS Society Sales at both Carlisle and Stirling from this point. Subject to ongoing review, the rules may be rolled out at other BLCS Society Sale centres including Brecon, Dungannon, Ballymena and Aberdeen respectively.

GENERAL:  It promises to be a busy and exciting few days!  If you have any queries around the sales, events or any content within this update then please contact 02476 696500 or email: