Highly regarded beef breeding herd to be sold
A commercial beef breeding herd in north Northumberland is being sold at auction.
Harrison & Hetherington is holding the sale of the Inland Pasture commercial breeding herd of Limousin and British Blue cross females and stock bulls on behalf of Messrs Cadzow.
Simon Cadzow, who farms near Scremerston, said: “I just want to have more time to enjoy some of my favourite pursuits. For example I want to ski Corbett's couloir in Jackson before my knees have completely gone, but the best time coincides with the start of calving!”
The full dispersal of this herd, who’s breeding is entirely focused on producing quality cattle, will take place at Borderway in Carlisle, on Friday, June 4. Pre-sale visits to Inland Pasture are welcome by prior arrangement.
The Cadzows have placed great emphasis on purchasing the best Limousin and British Blue genetics available to a top end commercial budget.
The Inland Pasture herd produces top quality suckler calves sold annually at Wooler, where calves both consistently pick up show prizes and reach high prices.
Heifers and calves are sold at the UK's biggest commercial breeding sales at Borderway in May and June, where they are amongst the leading consigners and a number of these lots have gone on to be show winners.
James Little, auctioneer at Harrison & Hetherington, said: “Renowned for consistently producing quality stock, the Cadzows of Inland Pasture have really made a name for themselves in the commercial sector
“They produce quality commercial cattle by purchasing top quality bulls and cross-bred heifers, and by retaining the best homebred progeny. This breeding policy has helped to ensure that they deliver a premium product which will attract a premium when sold store or fat.
“Cattle from this herd are highly sought after, and this sale provides a great opportunity for fellow breeders to invest in the finest quality stock which really will produce tremendous offspring.”
The sale of the Inland Pasture herd will comprise: 80 stock cows with calves, 45 heifers with calves at foot, 50 bulling heifers, 40 yearling heifers and five stock bulls, Limousin and British Blue.
The stock bulls in the sale include Limousin Bull Ampertaine Jackpot, maternal half-brother to Ampertaine Foreman exclusively used for heifers; and British Blue Solway View Levi, purchased for 10,000 guineas.
The full catalogue is available at www.harrisonandhetherington.co.uk