PEDIGREE Limousin females met a rather select trade at today's Red Ladies Derby, at Harrison and Hetherington's Borderway mart, with only the top end selling for big prices which still didn't match up to last year's top of 20,000gns.
WITH two five-figure prices, a joint equal record of 8500gns for a Jersey and Holstein yearling heifers averaging in excess of £4400, the 2014 Black and White sale proved a huge success at Carlisle, last week.
A BLACK Limousin cross heifer from GW Whitfield and Son, Low Stowbank, Ennerdale, lifted the cattle championship and the top price of 315p per kg or £2236.50 at Mitchells' annual Christmas primestock show and sale on Monday.
A TREMENDOUS show of prime cattle and sheep was forward at Lawrie and Symington's Christmas fatstock show and sale at Forfar, last week, with butchers and wholesalers commenting how happy they were to see cattle well fleshed and handy weights.
A FIRST time exhibitor at the Christmas Classic made her debut a day to remember when she not only lifted the champion of champions title with her home-bred Charolais bull, but also achieved the top price of 7000gns.
Co Durham farmers, P and EB Robson, Middle Horsleyhope, Waskerley, dominated the proceedings at Hexham and Northern Marts Christmas show and sale at Hexham, winning the overall cattle championship and the top two tickets in the sheep section.
A HOME-BRED Limousin cross heifer from R Hamilton, Mid Shawtonhill, Chapelton, led the way at Lawrie and Symington's Christmas show and sale of prime cattle at Lanark, securing the championship and the top price of 500p per kg, or £3780 per head.