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Royal Welsh Show 2014: Dairy breed champions

Holstein It was de-ja-vu in the Holstein ring. Simon Davies’ Castellhyfryd Sprite Rosina earned a hatrick, taking her third breed title at the Royal Welsh since 2011 and in reserve was Wyndford Goldwyn Erle, from Wilfred Maddock, Shropshire, who stood runner up to Rosina in 2012 at the Royal Welsh. Sired by Cederwol Sprite and […]

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Royal Welsh Show 2014: Beef interbreed

Winning their first interbreed beef title at the Royal Welsh was Dinmore Limousins, Herefordshire, with their five-year-old French bull Diamant. Sired by Berliozb he is out of Version and was purchased privately in 2012 from breeder Michael Camus, who travelled from Limousin, France, especially for the show.   He was part of the winning team […]

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Royal Welsh Show 2014: Individual Sheep breed championships

BY MEL JENKINS AND RHIAN PRICE South Wales Mountain Champion: Miss Elinor Williams’ ram, two shear or over from Treharris, Caerphilly. Reserve: Miss Elinor Williams’ ewe, shearling or over from Treharris, Caerphilly.   Welsh Hill Speckled Face Champion: Ms Ellis Lloyd and Co’s ram, two shear or over from Corwen, Sir Ddinbych. Reserve: Ms Ellis […]

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Royal Welsh Show 2014: Individual Beef Breed Champions

BY MEL JENKINS AND RHIAN PRICE Welsh Black Champion: Mr Carwyn Lewis’ bull Graig-Goch Berwyn 74th from Llanbydder, Ceredigion.  Born in October 2011, he is sired by Brysgaga Erddyn 42nd and is out of Graig-goch Marian 30th. Reserve: Mr Carwyn Lewis’ heifer Graig Goch Ceinlys 5th from Llanbydder, Ceredigion.  Born in August 2011, she is […]

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English Winter Fair launches national pedigree calf show

By Melanie Jenkins The English Winter Fair is introducing a new national pedigree calf show for all beef breeds at this year’s event, it has been announced today at the Royal Welsh Show.   The new national pedigree calf show will introduce specific breed championships for pedigree British Limousin, British Charolais, British Blue and British […]

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Border and Lakeland dairy sale tops 3,400gns

Trade at the July Border and Lakeland show and sale dropped by £237 on the month, with 79 heifers leveling at £1,698.   Top quality heifers met strong demand, with trade topping at 3,400gns for the overall show champion Snow Minnie 60 from G and M Wilson, Appleby, Cumbria. Born in March 2012 she is […]

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Date set for new Balmoral Bull Sales

A new multi beef bull sale will take place in Northern Ireland this autumn for the first time, it has been announced.   Balmoral Bull Sales will take place at the Kings Hall, Belfast, on 1 November and is open to pedigree and commercial beef producers.   Judging and inspections will take on the 31 […]

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Grinkle herd dairy dispersal peaks at 4,800gns

A top price of 4,800gns marked the successful dispersal of Richard and Heather Thompson’s Grinkle herd, Sneaton, Whitby.   Star of the show was the April-2011 born (VG-86) Grinkle Shottle Trixie, sired by the noted Picston Shottle and bred from four generations of Excellent cows. She gave over 8,000kg in her first lactation and is […]

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Dairy supply could tighten over coming, auctioneers warn

BY Jeremy Hunt The market for dairy replacements could tighten over coming months, with auctioneers predicting competition for milking cows will hot up as producers aim to increase milk production. This trend is already resulting in fewer dispersal and reduction sales and it is a situation that is doing little to guarantee a steady stream […]

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Dairy trade tops £3,000 at Skipton

Dairy trade peaked at £3,000 at Craven Dairy Auction’s July show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart this week (14 July).   Top price went to David and Claire Lawson, Arthington, for their champion, freshly calved heifer. Sired by Bomaz Homestead she sold to Stephen and Edward Jeanes, Glusburn, giving 32 litres.   The reserve […]

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