Flying Limousin trade peaks at 100,000gns

Folk around us have been busy with first cut silage. Living in Cumbria it's not often we complain about the lack of rain. However, we really could do with some wet, warm weather to push the grass on and generally freshen everything up.

I am currently at Balmoral Show in Ireland as the show season sparks into life. As usual, it amazes me how strong the stock is over here. I wish I could get our stock to this level so early.

The spring British Limousin Cattle Society Sale, Carlisle, saw an amazing trade at the weekend. Ampertaine Mozart from W.J. and J. McKay, Maghera, sold to Procters Farm, Clitheroe, for 100,000gns.

Newark had strong trade for Beltex, where the sale topped at 2,500gns. In spite of the dry weather and lack of grass in some places, store cattle are still making good money, although the prime trade is not too exciting. More numbers of new season lambs are coming forward but the remaining hoggs are still a decent trade for the best. 

Sales coming up this week

  • Friday, May 12 - A Mart’s the Heart-supported annual spring sale of fully and part-trained sheepdogs at Skipton Auction Mart
  • Friday, May 12 - A major dispersal sale of tractors, vehicles, machinery and assorted equipment on behalf of Messrs W. Platt & Sons, at Market Drayton Livestock Market
  • Saturday, May 13 - English Premier show and sale of Highland cattle at Beeston Castle Mart
  • Tuesday, May 16  - Annual 'New Fair' prize show and sale of hoggs, ewes and shearlings at Penrith Auction Mart

Enjoy the rest of your week

Steph Ryder
Head of Commercial Sales & Development


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