The years first premier collective BLCS show and sale at Carlisle takes place on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th February.
The fixture last year saw commercial buyers underpin the trade, with a focus on bulls with good calving figures, length, shape and good tops.Expectations are largely the same for this year and with 216 bulls and 81 females scheduled for sale there is bound to be strong interest from far and wide.
Iain Kerr, Chief Executive of the British Limousin Cattle Society, believes that while the uncertainties of the post Brexit environment present a challenge to the industry the Limousin breed has much to offer by way of solutions.
He says: “The signals from the industry suggest that cattle with the genetics to convert food efficiently reach slaughter weights earliest and crucially deliver more valuable carcasses are in the greatest demand, this isn’t something that is going to change anytime soon”.
He added “2018 was a good year for the breed, we saw commercial buyers out-bidding their pedigree counterparts at premier society sales, securing the very best animals they could. This indicates the confidence buyers have in the breed, which is something I am certain we will build on in 2019”
The show of bulls gets underway at 11am on Friday 15th February and the sale of females will follow at 5pm. The bull sale starts at 11am on Saturday 16th February.
Both are available on the LIMSALE APP.