Limousin ladies set records at Carlisle sale

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Last Friday’s (9 December) final Limousin sale of 2016 ended on a record-breaking high at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, in what has been another strong year of bull and female sales for the breed . Averages were up across the board with 37 Red Ladies selling to £5,365 up by £1,097 on the year.  The pedigree-weaned calves, born this year, saw 59 sell in all, up by 19, with the bull calves averaging £3,990, up by £1,139. The top price weaned […]

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