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Bull sold in Carlisle makes world record price

A Limousin bull being sold in Carlisle for a well-record price Credit: Robert Smith Photography and Video

A bull has sold for a world record price at Borderway auction mart in Carlisle.

It went for 140 thousand guineas, the highest price ever paid for a Limousin breed.

It's also a record for any breed in Europe. The animal, sold by a Northern Irish breeder, was bought by a consortium of businessmen.

See footage of the bull below.

Auction gets underway in Carlisle

Auction Chairman Nick Utting is welcoming the visitors to the auction before lot one- a British Blie heifer calf, gets underway. Credit: ITV News
This baby Jersey Heifer calf raised £260 Credit: ITV News
One of the star lots of the day is this Billy Goat, born in April 2013, which has just sold for £30. Credit: ITV News
This three year old Shetland Colt managed to raise a grand total of £30 Credit: ITV News
Lot one - a British Blue heifer calf - has kicked off the auction by raising £420 as well as lots of 'aww's! Credit: ITV News
The auction room is packed out. Credit: ITV News

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