Our Cumberland White bull has been performing his duties with such vigour that the farm is becoming over-stocked. We now have well over 100 head of cattle, including the Wagyus, which is more than a farm of 155 acres can support, what with the sheep,the pigs and the other livestock, so the time has come to sell off the surplus. Which is why we are at the Borderway Auction Mart in Carlisle at a sale of rare breed cattle with twenty of our Galloways and Aberdeen Angus on offer. It’s worth the trip just for the entertainment value of the auctioneer. Each head of cattle takes no more than two minutes to sell, to the sound of a torrent of words from the auctioneer, of which not more than one in twenty is intelligible. As this video shows.ButiIt does the trick. All our cattle find buyers, at prices which made the expedition worthwhile. A good morning’s work, if rather baffling at times.