and Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart P.L.C. had forward a catalogue
entry of over 700 Hillbred Suckler Calves at their Annual Sale on
Saturday 26th October 2002. A marvellous entry
of quality calves were forward from local breeders, which were met
with a fantastic trade throughout. Prior to the sale a show was
held, this was kindly sponsored by Barclays Bank PLC and was judged
by Mr J. Blaylock, Hallburn whose awards were as follows:-
Limousin cross bullock – 1st and 2nd prize
to G.D. Walton & Co., Allensgreen.
Limousin cross heifer – 1st prize to G.D. Walton & Co.,
Any other Continental bullock – 1st and 2nd prize to Wanwood
Partners, Wanwood Hill and 3rd prize to A.A. Roskell & Partners,
Any other Continental heifer – 1st prize to Wanwood Partners,
Wanwood Hill, 2nd prize to A.A. Roskell & Partners, Laverhay,
and 3rd prize to Wanwood Partners.
Champion – Belgian Blue cross
heifer from Wanwood Partners, Wanwood Hill.
Reserve Champion – Limousin cross bullock from G.D. Walton
& Co., Allensgreen.
A feature of the sale was the annual consignment
of 123 spring born calves from Greystoke Castle Farms with 75 bullocks
averaging £511.25 and 48 heifers averaging £325.62
Belgian Blue bullocks (Green CID) £675, £560 Wanwood
Hill, £528, £510 Nether Oakshaw.
Charolais bullocks (Green CID) £575, £560, £540,
£535 Greystoke Castle, £530 Gardrum.
Limousin bullocks (Green CID) £528 Greystoke Castle, £505
Allensgreen and Leahill.
Angus bullocks (Green CID) £395 Lynnshield.
Belgian Blue bullocks (Blue CID) £620 Laverhay.
Charolais bullocks (Blue CID) £540, £525, £500
Limousin bullocks (Blue CID) £560 Allensgreen, £475,
£470, £455 Greensburn.
Blonde d’Aquitaine bullocks (Blue CID) £620 Gardrum.
Belgian Blue bulls (Green CID) £465, £460 Tarrasfoot.
Simmental bulls (Green CID) £410 Lynefoot.
Angus bulls (Green CID) £300 Lynefoot.
Galloway bulls (Green CID) £290 Tarrasfoot.
Limousin heifers £515 Edenbanks, £475, £425 Hallees.
Charolais heifers £402 Pingle, £382 Riggfoot and The
Nook, £380 Riggfoot.
Belgian Blue heifers £540 Wanwood Hill, £500 Laverhay.
Blonde d’Aquitaine heifers £495 Gardrum, £362,
Angus heifers £360, £345 Sorbietrees.