Farmers Weekly Interactive

2,700gns high at Sedgemoor spring fever dairy sale

The annual Spring Fever Dairy Sale at Sedgemoor Auction saw strong bids for good quality cows and heifers and a high of 2,700gns, despite a dip in demand for fresh milkers. Leading trade was the freshly calved Red and White heifer Penrikka Benjamin Frances Red from Sophie Morgan. The December 2012 born March calved heifer […]

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Angus bulls top 3,800gns at Dungannon sale

Powerful Aberdeen Angus bulls with good conformation and above average figures met a buoyant trade at the native breeds show and sale, held at Dungannon Farmers’ Mart. Prices peaked at 3,800gns, and five lots attracted bids of 3,000gns and over. Sale leader was the reserve male champion Old Glenort Earthmover N065 TSI+29 SRI+37 from James […]

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Bazadaise and Blonde cattle in strong demand at Newark

Blonde cow and calf outfits were well sought after at Newark on Saturday (18 April), selling to a top call of 3,500gns for the 2011-born cow Tillbridge Gigi from Gainsborough-based J Ingle. This first calver sold with an October-born heifer calf at foot and was bought by TB Moorhouse. She is by Coryton Umpire and […]

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Aberdeen Angus cattle sell to 2,850gns at Worcester

The Inaugural Southern Aberdeen Angus Society show and sale at Worcester last week (17 April) saw a top call of 3,500gns. Sale leader was Oakchurch Digger, an 18 month old Blelack Blackrod son out of the homebred cow Oakchurch Dolly, from Jeremy Price’s Herefordshire based herd.  He was secured by JE Pudge, Bishops Frome, Worcestershire, […]

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Store cattle sell to £1,306 a head at Knighton

Blistering trade saw prices top £1,306 a head at Knighton’s store spring prize show and sale last week (17 April). Overall store steers averaged 238.47p/kg (£649 a head) and sold to a top price a kilo of 333p/kg (£1,100 a head) for a 330kg Limousin x steer from DJ Lloyd, Cefnbarrach. Top price a head […]

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Top call of 2,550gns at Border and Lakeland dairy sale

Prices peaked at 2,550gns at the April Border and Lakeland Holstein Club show and sale at Borderway Mart last week (15 April). Auctioneers said quality was up on the month and there was an upbeat feel to the trade with warmer weather and springtime just around the corner. Topping trade twice was a heifer from […]

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Hilltara herd lead bidding at Moira Holstein sale

The Bangor-based Hilltara herd led bidding in both the male and female sections at Holstein NI’s monthly show and sale at Moira. Leading bull trade at 3,450gns was their third placed Hilltara Simon ET, while heifer trade reached a ceiling of 2,750gns, realised by their fourth placed Hilltara Wyman Charlotte. The 300-cow herd owned by […]

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Top call of 10,800gns at Hereford Society spring sale

Northern Ireland Hereford breeders, John, William and Andrew McMordie, Ballygowan, Co. Down, dominated this week’s Hereford Cattle Society spring sale at Hereford Livestock Market, selling bulls to 10,800gns and taking the day’s second and third highest bids. Topping trade was their 22-month-old bull, Solpoll 1 KitKat, by Panmure 1 Henry weighing 860kgs and within the […]

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Bull sells to 5,500gns at Newark Lim Day

  Cautious bidding as a result of the uncertainty in prime cattle trade saw steady trade Newark Limousin Day on Saturday. Auctioneer Paul Gentry said while buyers were prepared to pay more for the best cattle on offer, in general bidders were “cautious”. He added: “It was no surprise to see buyers a little more […]

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Warnelview herd dominates Border and Lakeland dairy bull sale

Trade topped at 5,800gns at the Border and Lakeland annual spring show and sale of Holstein and British Friesian bulls at Borderway Mart, Carlisle this week (8 April). The Warnelview herd featured heavily in the day’s top prices, also scooping the champion and reserve rosettes. Sale leader was Warnelview Rollio from KJ and CS Wilson, […]

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