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AUGUST 2017 - 3

We have three good young heifers going to the Longtown Auction Mart sale of Pedigree Beef Shorthorn Females this coming Monday, 21st August, at 11.30am.

Lot 41 Shawhill Katie
Lot 41 Shawhill Katie
Lot 42 Faradale ES Kirsty
Lot 42 Faradale ES Kirsty
Lot 43 Faradale ES Kimberley
Shawhill Lady Jessica

Lot 41 is by the Podehole Beefeater son, Langalbuinoch Gallant and lots 42 and 43 are by Eurosceptic of Upsall (by Broughton Park Thunder). Both the latter have rather good EBVs with those for lot 43 being exceptional.

We also have lot 1 in the sale, a cow which has been running with Shawhill Henderson. Going back to K-Kim Freedom, Henderson was reserve junior champion at the 2015 Great Yorkshire Show.

Catalogues are on the mart website www.cdauctionmarts.co.uk or will be sent on request to 01228 791215.

 

AUGUST 2017 - 2

Shawhill Lady Jessica
Shawhill Lady Jessica

We had a successful day on our annual visit to the Dumfries and Lockerbie Agricultural Show. Shawhill Lady Jessica, a Shawhill Glenfiddich daughter out of Shawhill Lady Gaga, took first in her heifer class and subsequently stood Reserve Champion Beef Shorthorn.

Shawhill Kingsman
Shawhill Kingsman

Shawhill Kingsman, a red April 2016 born bull, was first in his class. He is by our successful K-Kim Freedom sired stock bull, Shawhill Freedom, and his mother is one of our foundation cows, Upsall Ury Maid X453. Bought at the Upsall Centenary Sale, she is still going strong and has calved another good red bull this year.

Congratulations to David and Rosemary Dickie for their championship with their exceptional stock bull. There was a quality show of Shorthorns with Michael and Joanne Souter bringing cattle, including an exceptional cow and calf, from as far away as Barnard Castle.

AUGUST 2017 - 1

We will have a couple of in-calf cows and two nice maiden heifers for the sale of Pedigree Beef Shorthorn Females to be held at Longtown Mart on Monday 21st August. There is an interesting and worthwhile entry for the sale as a whole and enquiries or catalogue requests may be made to the auctioneers, C & D Auction Marts Ltd, on 01228 791215 or longtown@cdauctionmarts.co.uk

JUNE 2017 - 3

Shorthorn bulls for sale. Our bull, Gallant, sold well at the monthly breeding cattle sale at Dumfries Auction Mart on Monday 12th June. We are sure that he will do well at East Kirkcarsewell. We have sold two other bulls in the last week or so including Shawhill Kaiser, a promising son of Florence Anita, by Shawhill Freedom. He has gone to Eastlands. We have a number of other well bred young Beef Shorthorn bulls for sale, mainly born April 2016, and enquiries are welcome - they can be seen at Annan - 01461 500769 or info@shawhillshorthorns.co.uk

JUNE 2017 - 2

Bull for sale: Langalbuinoch Gallant

2017 calves by Shawhill Freedom

Bull for sale: At the June breeding cattle sale at Dumfries Mart on Monday, 12th June, there will be the opportunity to buy a very good pedigree Beef Shorthorn stock bull. We are going to sell the four year old Langalbuinoch Gallant, a Podehole Beefeater son. The only reason for sale is that we have too many service bulls on hand for the coming season. He has bred very well on pedigree cows leaving some particularly nice heifers. He is possibly the easiest calving bull that we have ever had.

JUNE 2017 - 1

Sheep news: Although there is much uncertainty in farming, we have had a lift with the price of finished sheep, both hoggs and spring lambs, which have been showing a substantial improvement on last year's prices at both Longtown and Dumfries Mart. We also took the chance to sell a few ewes with lambs at foot off Pilmuir as the returns looked tempting. There seems to be plenty of demand on the back of the plentiful grass and the good store cattle prices.

MAY 2017 - 1

We, again, did not calve until into April and it proved to be one of our best calvings ever. We were a bit late turning out but the wonderful weather since then has absolutely suited the calves, their mothers and their owners.

2017 calves by Burnside Elite

2017 calves by Burnside Elite.
2017 calves by Burnside Elite

2017 calves by Burnside Elite.
2017 calves by Shawhill Freedom

2017 calves by Shawhill Freedom
2017 calves by Shawhill Freedom

2017 calves by Shawhill Freedom

JANUARY 2017 - 2

Our thanks to Duncan Welsh of West Broadmoss who purchased our bull Shawhill J-A-T at the Stirling sale for 5,000gns. A bargain! He is we believe going on to pedigree cattle and we hope that he does well.

JANUARY 2017 - 1

Very best New Year wishes to all our friends and clients. We hope for a healthy and prosperous 2017 for everyone.

We have three rising two year old bulls entered for the February sales at Stirling. Third in the ring, lot 184 is Shawhill J-A-T (HB623800200). He will have been seen at some of the Summer Shows and is by Shawhill Freedom, our successful K-Kim Freedom son, out of a Glenisla Broadhooks dam. Lot 199 is Shawhill John Peel (HB623803561) by the Creaga Dice sired top priced Stirling bull, Burnside Elite out of a Fieldhouse bred cow and lot 205, Shawhill Justin Time (HB623803563) is a white bull, again by Burnside Elite and out of an LS Arctic daughter.

Shawhill J-A-T

Shawhill J-A-T

 

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