Last Friday saw the major reduction of the Haltcliffe pedigree Limousin herd in Carlisle’s Borderway Mart, a common prefix in the Limousin world having bred numerous champions and high sellers, including Haltcliffe Vermount, the first bull to hit the six-figure mark in the UK.

The herd, which is owned by Craig Ridley, Cumbria, saw 119 cattle forward made up cows, maiden and in-calf heifers.