Luing Cattle Society

Attonburn Luings Dispersal Sale

Dingwall Sale, Wednesday 20th May 2015

This year's sale at Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd. will take place on Wednesday 20th May.

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Luings on the Up

A recent Eblex-funded study looking at the breed makeup of the British suckler herd shows more farmers are opting for Luings. Debbie James visited a farm who have converted to the breed.

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50th Premier Sale

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Luings for Learning in the Cumbrian Fells

A fellside above Penrith is the new home for a hardy breed of beef cattle, thanks to a partnership between Newton Rigg College and Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

Newton Rigg College has taken delivery of 16 in-calf heifers which will graze 500 acres of fell at Eycott Hill, next to the College's own uplands farm, Low Beckside Farm.

'Blakehopeburnhaugh' - A Good Winter Read….

Check out this recent magazine feature about a Northumberland Luing enterprise which makes very interesting reading. Click here.



50th Premier Sale: Castle Douglas Friday 6 Feb 2015

The Luing Cattle Society is delighted to announce their Annual Premier Sale, this year incorporating an ‘Elite Single Female' Show to mark the special occasion.

Closing date for entries is 12th December 2014.
Click here for Health Declaration Form. Click here for Entry Form

Brand New Guidance for Grassroots Users

If you're new to using it or on occasion perhaps find fathoming Grassroots a bit tricky, this is the guide for you!

Click here to take a look at these step by step instructions and hopefully this will help you well on the way.

Coming up next - Luing Autumn Sale


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Open Day

More than 570 Luing members made an impressive turnout at the recent Annual Luing Cattle Society Open Day at Winster's High House Farm in Cumbria. Farm Manager Alec Smith, while apprehensive about the poor weather forecast was delighted when the wet weather which definitely threatened to dampen spirits early on miraculously cleared and allowed farm tours to proceed unhindered!

Luing Open Day Friday 1st August, High House Farm, Winster, Cumbria LA23 3NP

Come along to the Society's Luing Open Day at High House Farm, Winster by kind permission of Scowcroft family and Farm Manager Alec Smith.

Kicking off at 12 noon there will be farm and stock tours, local traders, stock judging, Kids' activities and complimentary refreshments from award-winning Lake District caterers.

Merkland Herd of Luing Cattle - Dispersal Sale - Fri 6 June 2014

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Dispersal sale of the Merkland Herd of Luing Cattle on behalf of J. Fawcett and Co to be held at Wallets Marts, Castle Douglas on Friday 6 June 2014

Comprising: -

80 Luing Cows with Luing and Simmental calves at foot;

9 Luing Heifers with August born calves at foot;

7 Luing Bulling Heifers;

2 Luing Stock Bulls and 1 Simmental Stock Bull.

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College Herd of Luing Cattle- Reduction Sale - Sat 31 May 2014

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Major reduction of the College Herd of Luing cattle on behalf of EJ & AM Fox was held at John Swan & Sons, Wooler Mart in conjunction with Wallets Marts, Castle Douglas on Saturday 31 May 2014

Comprising approx.

180 Luing Cows with Luing & Sim/Luing calves;
20 Sim/Luing Heifers with calves;
15 Luing Bulling Heifers;
20 Sim/Luing Bulling Heifers;
10 Simmental Stock Bulls.

The majority of these cows are 1st 2nd and 3rd calvers. Click here for sale catalogue.

Dingwall Sale 22 May 2014 Sale Report

Confident trade for females was had at the sixth spring sale at Dingwall Mart with averages up on all female classes.

Bulling heifers started the sale averaging £1,311, selling a pair to top £1,680 (1600gns) from Messrs A.L. & A.C. McCall, Culmaily Farm, Golspie. Confidence continued to see Luing yearling heifers average £872, an increase of £243 on the year. Top price being £1,029 (980gns) for a pair from Welbeck Scottish Farms.

Dingwall Spring Sale Wednesday 21st May 2014 11am

Sale of Pedigree and Commercial Stock. 71 head of cattle.

Auctioneers: Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., Humberston, Bailechaul, Dingwall, IV15 9TP
Tel: 01349-863252

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Congratulations to our Chairman Andrew McNee and family for their debut to Canary Wharf in London with Benhar Piper. As part of 'The Year of the Family Farm,' Andrew, Lorna, Alistair (8 ), Beth (5) and Faye (6 months) flew down to London and were met by McTaggart Haulage, who transported Benhar Piper and his companion down to London. Their appearance marked the launch of the QMS campaign designed to raise awareness of Scottish Beef PGI brand. Click here to read the full report of Benhar Piper’s trip to London.

Bulling heifers in demand at 49th Premier Luing Sale

Bulling heifers in demand with the average up on last year as buyers attended the Luing’s 49th Premier Luing Sale which took place on Friday 7th February at Wallets Marts, Castle Douglas.

Pedigree Luing bulling heifers were bid to 1,700gns with 107 sold averaging £1,261 – up £69 on the year with 71 fewer sold. The top price was paid by Mr A Lyth from Sheephouse, Stacksteads for the top prize pair, as judged by Jim Caygill of Manor Croft, Rystone, Skipton of Milkieston Kojak sired heifers out of homebred heifers from D.G. Hanbury & L.E. Porritt Partnership, Lampert, Gilsland, Brampton. This had been their first time selling at Castle Douglas. This gave an average of £1286 for four sold.