n.1.(Zool.) An oyster which has the gills tinged with a green pigment, said to be due to an abnormal condition of the blood.
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More steers than heifers this week and no less than 20 sold in to 4 figures, the top price came in the shape of a 22 month old Limousin from J C Smith, Manor Farm, Egglescliffe which reached PS1100; the heifer trade was led by W B Rutter & Sons, Greengill Farm, Scargill with a 21 month old Charolais which sold for PS1050.
It is just one mile away from Greengill Farm near the small Cumbrian village of Gilcrux, which was affected by the foot and mouth outbreak.
Cast Cattle - The edge is perhaps ever so slightly off the cow trade however still very strong indeed, twice this week we reached 190 pence per kilo, both Limousin's and both just over 40 months old they came from W B Rutter & Sons, Greengill Farm, Scargill and William Tindale, Paradise Farm, Shadforth; the Tindale family from Paradise also provided our lead grossing cow, a 7 year old Limousin, an impressive PS1230.
The top price was a 26 month old Limousin Heifer from regular vendors W B Rutter & Sons, Greengill Farm, Scargill when she sold to Bill Tindale of Paradise Farm Shadforth for PS1150.
The leading heifer was also a Limousin, the two-year-old from W B Rutter & Sons, Greengill Farm, Scargill, was given a reprieve from the finishing pen as she heads to Paradise Farm to make a cow for Bill Tindale of Shadforth.
Highlights included a tremendous five-month-old British Blue Heifer Stirk from S Beeforth, Low Crookleith, selling for PS790; two-year-old Limousin bulling heifers from J G Wilkinson, West Side twice sold to PS1320; young bulls sold to PS1115 from J Musgrave, Pawton Hill for a 16-month-old Limousin; a 25-month-old Simmental Steer from G Dowson, Barmby Farm sold for PS1215 and a 23 month old Limousin Heifer from W B Rutter & Sons, Greengill Farm, reached PS1040.
Bulls: Limousin PS970 Inglewood Bank, PS850 Blenkett Farm, PS850 Barnglies, Simmental PS930, PS915, PS890 Barnglies, Aberdeen Angus PS850 Blenkett Farm, British Blue PS680 (x2) Frizington Parks Farm, Brown Swiss PS550 Frizington Parks Farm, Holstein Friesian PS535 (x4) Pennine View, PS400 (x4) Whitbarrow Farm, PS415 Greengill Bank Farm.
Berrier Head, pounds 310 Askham Hall, pounds 270 High Head Farm, pounds 262 Greengill Head, pounds 222 Kingrigg, pounds 222 Gerrard House, pounds 205 Raughton Head, Bazadaise pounds 260 Riddings Hill, Aberdeen Angus pounds 250, pounds 195 Wampool Grange, Simmental pounds 210 Langrigg Hall, Hereford pounds 145 Peddar Hill, Holstein Friesian pounds 140 (x2) Park House, pounds 140 Cumdivock Farm, pounds 130, pounds 100 (x3) Gaitsgill Hall Farm, pounds 130 Cotegill, pounds 115 Tempest Tower.
While early honours were dominated by the Parboldhall and Greengill prefixes, enthusiasm, quality and numbers continued to grow, resulting in more than one relocation for the event.
Heifers: Limousin pounds 290, pounds 275, pounds 255 Balladoyle, pounds 280 Cadgillfoot, pounds 160, pounds 155 New Mill Farm, pounds 140, pounds 115 Wheatsheaf, pounds 125 Smithy Court, pounds 120 Woodhouse Farm, pounds 110 Nook Farm, Belgian Blue pounds 270, pounds 215 Kinkry Hill, pounds 250, pounds 230 Brecon Hill, pounds 180, pounds 150 Smith Court, pounds 175 Greengill Farm, pounds 165 Burton House Farm, pounds 160, pounds 150, pounds 135 Riggheads, Saler pounds 140 Smith Court, Aberdeen Angus pounds 155 (x3) Smithy Court.