Luing Cattle Society
A Luing Winner? - Enter Harbro Calendar Photo Competition 2014
Harbro is inviting people to submit their photographs of livestock including horses and dogs for selection for Harbro's 2014 calendar and the chance to win a choice of prizes.
Harbro would like photographs taken in the countryside; right throughout the seasons, of beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, horses and dogs and right now would be the time to catch some spring scenes.
2013 OPEN DAY – Rawburn, Longformacus, Duns – 2nd Aug.
This year's Open Day will take place at Rawburn, Duns by kind permission of Floors Farming and farm manager Bruce Gilchrist. It will be based on around a farm tour of the Floors Luing herd.
Gates will open at 1pm with the official opening at 1.30pm. The event takes place on Friday 2nd August so perhaps an opportunity to take a well earned weekend break in the beautiful Scottish Borders or even hang around and visit the local Berwickshire County show the next day (Saturday 3rd August at Duns Castle).
Luings trade well at Dingwall
A record entry for the fifth spring sale at Dingwall mart saw Luing bulling heifers trade well with 87 changing hands for an average of £1,199 with a top of 1,800gns. Twelve in-calf heifers also prompted some strong bidding going to a 1,650gns top and an average of £1,456. Eighteen yearlings followed the bullers averaging £629 with a top of 850gns with six Sim-Luing yearlings finishing off the female section with an average of £945 and a top of 1,000gns. All 123 females forward sold. Three bulls completed the sale selling for an average of £2,957 with Lochbroom Naver from Mr. F.S. Renwick hitting the top price of 4,200gns. Full report to follow.
Solid trade for Luings at Castle Douglas
Luing breeders found a ready demand at their 48th Premier Sale held at Wallets Marts, Castle Douglas on Friday 8th February. A near record entry of 251-head saw trade for every class of stock exceed all expectations. In calf heifers sold very well with 19 selling to average £1,931 (down £5 for 30 fewer sold); bulling heifers held up very well with 179 trading for £1,192 (down £132 for ten more sold) with 28 bulls concluding the sale to average £4,695 (down £2,179 for nine more sold). Click here for the full sale report.
Commission your cows?
The Luing Cattle Society is delighted to offer members the opportunity to peruse the new range of Luing Cattle sculptures recently crafted by Lancashire farmer's wife Jean Fowler of 'Castle Sculptures.' Our breeders can choose from the range of existing models (as shown) or, if they prefer, can discuss their specific colouring and marking requirements with Jean who is happy to create bespoke models (on colour - not shape) for her customers.
Luing Merchandise at Royal Highland Show 2013
Our Luing merchandise has been selling very well and there's still time for you to get your orders in before this year's Highland Show if you fancy championing the breed there yourself! If you can't make that then we're happy to show you some of the fleeces, jackets, ties, body warmers etc. at the show where we will also be taking orders. You can also order through the website by downloading the order form from the 'merchandise' section AND you can have your herd name added too if you like.
Click here to view the merchandise.
Needing a bull right now?
Do keep a close watch on our stock for sale page as bulls and heifers available for private sale are regularly being uploaded and on average are sold in less than a week so don't miss out! Put our 'stock for sale' pages on your 'favourites' list and make sure you keep visiting it. Bulls in particular are a popular addition to those pages as breeders seek to move on surplus sires. Farmers in need of a bit more bull power are also frequent visitors to this section of our web site as they look to source good genetics at the last minute due to lameness or accidents with current bulls.