• 97 bulls sold, up by six on the year
  • £5610 average, up by £71 on the year
  • 74% clearance rate of the 130 bulls forward
  • 11 bulls at 10,000gns and over
  • 35 bulls in all at 5000gns and over

 Ballyrobin Joop from Joan Gilliland, Co Antrim, made 20,000gns to lead a strong trade at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s Early Spring Sale held at Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Saturday 13th February.

July 2014 born, Ballyrobin Joop is by Lowerffrydd Empire and is out of Ballyrobin Frenchy, a Wilodge Vantastic daughter.  Purchasing the top price was Messrs Ridley for their Haltcliffe herd at Hesket Newmarket, Wigton.  Full report to follow….

Leading prices


226   20,000gns       Messrs Ridley, Haltcliffe, Hesket new Market, Wigton, Cumbria.

4th in class 12

268   19,000gns       J & JF Nimmo, Bogside Farm, Newmains, Wishaw, Lanarkshire.

1st in class 15 and Reserve Junior Champion

154   18,000gns       RM Adam & Son, Newhouse of Glamis, Forfar, Angus.

1st in class 5

253   17,000gns       Messrs J Logan, Humebyres Farm, Kelso, Roxburghshire.

4th in class 14

163   14,000gns       H Annett & Son, Widdrington Farm, Widdrington, Morpeth, Northumberland.

1st in class 6, Intermediate & Supreme Champion

183   14,000gns       GL JS A Howells, Shadog, Pentrecwrt, Llandysul, Dyfed.

1st in class 8 and Reserve Intermediate Champion

225   14,000gns       JW & ME Fieldson, Poplar Farm, Corringham, Gainsborough, Lincs.

2nd in class 11

255   14,000gns       Morris Bros, Whitcott Evan Farm, Clun, Craven Arms, Shropshire.

1st in class 14

201   12,000gns       M/s Stephen & Co, Meikle Geddes Farm, Nairn.

2nd in class 9

243   11,000gns       M & W Richardson, Gatesgarth Farm, Buttermere, Cockermouth, Cumbria.

2nd in classs 13

130   10,000gns       R Dunlop, Pinvalley Farm, Barr, Girvan, Ayrshire.

2nd in class 3

178   9500gns JW Kay & Co, Gass Farm, Straiton, Maybole, Ayrshire.

2nd in class 7

176   8200gns WI Suddes & Sons, South Farm, Cornsay, Durham, Co.Durham.

1st in class 7

133   8000gns AT Dixon, Chirdon, Tarset, Hexham, Northumberland.

3rd in class 4

203   8000gns W Robson Farm Ltd, High West House Farm, Tow Law, Bishop Auckland.

3rd in class 10

218   8000gns RA Cadzow, Inland Pastures Farm, Scremerston, Berwick upon Tweed.

1st in class 11, Junior & Reserve Supreme Champion

128   7500gns W & R Lawson, Stubsgill Farm, Distington, Workington, Cumbria.

1st in class 3 and Reserve Senior Champion

222   7500gns PW Greed, Columbjohn Farm, Rewe, Exeter, Devon.

3rd in class 11

191   7000gns J Leiper & Sons, Black Heddon, Ponteland, Newcastle on Tyne.

267   7000gns Robert McNee Ltd, Overfinlarg, Tealing, Dundee.

2nd in class 15

138   6500gns John Moir, Home Farm, Cairness, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire.

167   6500gns M Cameron, Strone Farm, Banavie, Fort William,Inverness-shire.

2nd in class 6

234   6500gns M/s Fleming, Mosstower Farm, Kelso, Roxburghshire.

2nd in class 12

119   6000gns W Barron, Morrow Edge Farm, Burnhope, Durham, Co.Durham.

5th in class 2

205   6000gns WHM & W Sloan, Mull of Galloway Farm, Drummore, Stranraer.

254   6000gns J Leiper & Sons, Black Heddon, Ponteland, Newcastle on Tyne.