Belgian Blue

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A breed of cattle with more than the usual allotment of muscle, due to a knockout mutation of the growth factor myostatin
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Belgian Blues have attracted their biggest sale entry in Carlisle - and possibly nationally - with the Border Belgian Blue Club event, run closely with the parent society.
Belgian Blues pounds 580 West Wharmley, pounds 440 Hyton Farm, pounds 520 West Wharmley.
The herd of eight pedigree Limousin females has tripled in size thanks to an embryo breeding programme and now the newcomers to the farm, the Belgian Blues, are being flushed to speed the building of the herd using superior genetics.
The champion, Greystone the Boss was bought in Carlisle for 7,500gns from Yorkshire breeder Graham Coates as a stock bull for the pedigree Moffat herd of Belgian Blues, which last year recorded the highest number of Belgian Blue calf registrations with 47 calves.
Prime steers to 133.5p for Belgian Blues from Haining House.
Belgian Blues pounds 140, pounds 135 Byegill Farm; pounds 110 Duckintre Farm; pounds 105 Cumdivock House; pounds 100 Woodclose; pounds 95 Whitrigg House.
Young bulls to 95.5p for Belgian Blues from Woodslee.
Prime steers to 124.5p for Belgian Blues from Nirvana.
The animals which were stolen include three Belgian Blues, three Limousines and five Charolais.
Store heifers: Belgian Blues pounds 985 Plumpe, pounds 930, pounds 900, pounds 850 Plumpe, pounds 840 Low Moat Limousin pounds 880 Plumpe, pounds 785 Low Moat, pounds 760 Plumpe Angus pounds 880, pounds 765, pounds 725 Plumpe, pounds 710 Roanstree Charolais pounds 825 Archerbeck, pounds 765, pounds 760 Borthwick Brae, pounds 740 Archerbeck Simmental pounds 795 Archerbeck, pounds 635 Cadgillhead Saler pounds 710, pounds 670 Mosside Galloway pounds 575 Skitby
They then saw their trio of Belgian Blues triumph in the interbreed group championship ahead of Tecwyn Jones' Commercials.
Pedigree judge Huw Evans of the Machynlleth-based Seifion herd of Belgian Blues, chose as his Supreme Champion the December 2002 born bull Ty Isaf Uri, out of Ty Isaf Lady Linda by Ty Isaf Remmi, from Newtown breeders Wynne and Linda Morgan, who made 2,950 gns to Chester dairy producers Hill and Davies.

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