Border British Blue Club Primestock Show & Sale

3rd May 2018

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 19th March 2018, The Border British Blue Club held their annual show and sale of primestock in conjunction with Harrison and Hetherington’s weekly primestock sale.

Champion & 1st prize winning heifer shown by JG & M Little, Greenhill, Wigton

Champion & 1st prize winning heifer shown by JG & M Little, Greenhill, Wigton

A superb show of cattle were presented to the judge, Mr Norman Hall of Frasers Butchers, Stranraer. His choice of Championship went to the 1st prize winning heifer shown by JG & M Little, Greenhill, Wigton bred by R & E Pattinson, Temon, Brampton and which sold for 253.5ppk, (578kg), £1465.23 and was purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. 

The Reserve Championship ticket was awarded to WT McMiken, Nether Ernambrie, Castle Douglas for their 1st prize steer entry which was sold at 239.5ppk, (651kg), £1559.15.

A good show of cast cows

A good show of cast cows was presented for judging

An equally good show of cast cows was presented for judging and coming out top was an entry from MI Wainwright, Todd Hall, Fife which sold for 235.5ppk, (891kg), £2098.31 with Andrew Wight, Midlock, Biggar taking the 2nd place rosette which went onto sell for 239.5ppk, (838kg), £2007.01.

Prize list as follows:-

CLASS 1 – BRITISH BLUE CROSS – STEER

1st – WT McMiken, Nether Ernambrie, Castle Douglas   651kg, 239.5ppk, £1559.15

2nd – N Dixon, Low Whinnow Farm, Thursby, Carlisle 608kg, 257.5ppk, £1565.60

CLASS 2 – BRITISH BLUE CROSS – HEIFER

1st – JG & M Little, Greenhill, Red Dial, Wigton     578kg, 253.5ppk, £1465.23

CLASS 3 – BRITISH BLUE CROSS – YOUNG BULL

1st – T & A Cockburn, Kingsode Farm. Leadburn   914kg, 221.5ppk, £2024.51

CLASS 4 – BRITISH BLUE CROSS – CAST COW

1st – MI Wainwright, Todd Hall, Cupar, Fife    891kg, 235.5ppk, £2098.31

2nd – Andrew Wight, Midlock Farm, Crawford, Biggar 838kg, 239.5ppk, £2007.01

3rd – A & CS Comrie, Stonebyres Mains, Midlothian    946kg, 209.5ppk, £1981.87

Champion

Champion

OVERALL CHAMPION

1st prize Heifer

1st – JG & M Little, Greenhill, Red Dial, Wigton  578kg, 253.5ppk, £1465.23

Purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston

RESERVE OVERALL CHAMPION

1st prize Steer

1st – WT McMiken, Nether Ernambrie, Castle Douglas   651kg, 239.5ppk, £1559.15