The Show and Sale of store cattle at Longtown on Tuesday 8th May incorporated a special show of Beef Shorthorn and Beef Shorthorn cross store cattle, sponsored by Morrisons and supported by the Beef Shorthorn Cattle Society.  Over 60 Shorthorn stores were forward from twelve consignors from throughout the area and from as far afield as Darlington.

The judge, Mr J. Marshall selected a pen from J.E. & B.L Goddard, Frankstown as champion pen and a bullock from Brian Irving, Harper Hill as champion single animal.  Mr Irving also took second prize in the singles class. 

Messrs Goddard`s cattle sold to a top of £1,120 to H. Alder & Son, West White Hill, Northumberland with their prizewinning pen at £1,050 to Mr J. Barr, Greenfield Muir, Renfrewshire.  Mr Irving`s champion realised £1,060 with his second prizewinner at £1,040.  Both went to Castletown Estate, Carlisle.

Others sold to £940, £890 & £840, High House, Brafferton; £930 & £880, Frankstown; £900 & £850, Farlam Hill; £860, Halldykes; £830, Penpeugh; £820, Pilmuir; £800, Williamwood. 

Prize list:  Best individual – 1st Harper Hill, 2nd Harper Hill, 3rd Frankstown. 

Best pen – 1st Frankstown, 2nd Pilmuir, 3rd Sandwick.

The next Morrisons sponsored show of Shorthorn stores at Longtown will be on Saturday 20th October and the Longtown annual sale of pedigree Beef Shorthorn females will be on Bank Holiday Monday, 27th August.  A good herd dispersal and two draft sales are already booked for this event.