All roads lead to Carlisle on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th October as Borderway Mart hosts the British Limousin Cattle Society’s annual autumn show and sale of bulls.
With 221 bulls listed for sale the mart is certain to be jam packed with both pedigree and commercial buyers looking for quality cattle.
At this fixture last year the super clearance rate of 77% demonstrated just how keen buyers were; averages were up on 2016 and 20 more bulls were sold.
An exceptional days trading saw the bull’s peak at 77,000gns for the April 2016 born Ampertaine Magnum from James McKay, Co Derry. However, while 14 bulls made five figures or more, the stand out observation from the day was that 60% of the bulls forwards sold for between 4,000 and 8,000gns.
Already 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 in the market looking for bulls with the carcase traits that the breed is renowned for, coupled with good calving ease and all-round performance figures. The combination of age to slaughter, meeting target weights and grades, high killing out and beef yield means that the breed is meeting market requirements and driving a profit for producers through the entire supply chain.
The pre-sale show commences at 11am on Friday 19th October under the watchful eye of Adam Watson, Saunders Herd and the sale starts at 10.30am on Saturday 20th October.
It is one not to be missed.
The catalogue is available here, and can be downloaded on the LimSale App