• Carlisle

  • Forfar

  • SHOW calves and yearling store cattle with further show potential were in strong demand at Aberdeen and Northern Marts' Spectacular show and sale, last week, where an impressive 14 animals sold for or above £2000.

  • FATHER and son duo, John and Craig Robertson, added yet another championship ticket to their belt at last week's Caledonian Marts' Premier show and sale of suckled calves where they picked up both the supreme and reserve tickets as well as the joint top price of £3200.

  • A CRACKING line-up of pedigree Simmentals backed by the best of genetics ensured a packed ringside and a lead price of 9000gns and a further 10 sales at or above the 3500gns bracket at Neil McGeoch's disperal of the Hazelden herd, at United Auctions, Stirling, last weekend.

  • TRADE peaked at 2800gns for the reserve champion Ayrshire at Harrison and Hetherington's pedigree dairy day at Carlisle, last week, which saw a total of 172 animals go under the hammer.

  • A successful day was had by the Swires family of Haverah Park, Beckwithshaw, who produced the champion animal and £2300 joint top priced lot at Craven Auction Mart's dairy sale.

  • WORLD records for a beef animal were smashed at Carlisle last week, when the Limousin show heifer, Glenrock Illusion, from Stephen and Helen Illingworth, son Thomas and daughter Vicky, sold for a fantastic 125,000gns - eclipsing the previous best of 120,000gns paid for the Limousin bull, Dolcorsllwyn Fabio, here in 2012.

  • The 125,000gns Limousin heifer, Glenrock Illusion, selling for a new breed record and indeed a new world record beef price through the ring at on Friday!

  • TWO bullocks from Steven Smith, of Sunnyhill Croft, Tuffiee, swept the board by first leading the heavyweight class and then going on to stand overall champion and reserve at Aberdeen and Northern Marts' August show and sale of store cattle.