All roads lead to Carlisle on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 October as Borderway Mart hosts the British Limousin Cattle Society autumn show and sale of bulls.
With 221 pedigree Limousin cattle coming under the gavel the mart is certain to be jam packed with both pedigree and commercial buyers.
At this fixture last year a crowded ring saw a clearance rate of 77% deliver averages up on the year earlier as more bulls sold. While the breeder’s bulls hit headline prices, commercial producers were out in force showing their keen demand the breed, some 60% of the bulls forward at last years sale sold for between 4,000 and 8,000gns.
This year Society sales have seen vigorous demand, particularly from the commercial sector, with buyers readily competing with pedigree breeders for the bulls of their choice. It is very clear that commercial buyers are searching out bulls with the carcase traits that the breed is renowned for, coupled with good calving ease and all-round performance figures. Given the combination of traits such as, quick age to slaughter, ability to meet target weights and grades, plus high killing out and beef yield, the breed is clearly meeting market requirements and driving a profit for producers through the entire supply chain.
The catalogue can be downloaded here and is available on the LIMSALE APP.
The pre-sale show commences at 11am on Friday 19th October under the watchful eye of Mr Adam Watson of the Saunders Herd, Brampton, Cumbria. The sale starts at 10.30am on Saturday 20th October.