Farmers Weekly Interactive

Prime lambs reach 286p/kg at Lancaster

The annual Christmas prime lamb show at Lancaster had the strongest show of lambs for some years. The champion pen of lambs was awarded to GR and A Foy, Parkside, Conder Green, with a pen of Beltex that went onto sell for £120 a head or 286p/kg to judge Andrew Finch, Dunbia.   A strong trade […]

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Prime cattle top 510p/kg at Gisburn

An outstanding entry of prime cattle were forward at Gisburn Auction Marts Christmas prime cattle show and sale on Thursday (4 December) with Craven farmers dominating the show. The Clare Cropper and John Mellin Partnership, Long Preston, Skipton, collected the sales top price for their reserve champion British Blue heifer. Their April 2013-born heifer weighed […]

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Denmire Doorman Marie Anne 8 owned by the Dennison family sold for 14,000gns

Denmire tops the trade at Borderway black and white

The 2014 Black and White Sale at Borderway attracted buyers  from every corner of the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe, for what many breeders described as the “best” in the events 28 year history. With a 95% clearance, the top call was for a black and white heifer at 14,000gns, while a Jersey matched the […]

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Sale leader at 2,400gns was the second prize winner Killane Echo shown by David Perry, Ahoghill.

Holstein bulls top 2,400gns at Kilrea

Black and white bulls attracted a steady trade at Kilrea Mart, Northern Ireland, resulting in 100% clearance with 18 lots changing hands to level at £1,821 per head. Sale leader at the Holstein Northern Ireland show and was the second prize winning Killane Echo, bred by brothers Austin and David Perry, Ahoghill, County Antrim. This […]

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Christmas Star Texel peaks at 14,000gns

James Innes and Sons, Aberdeenshire, led the Christmas Stars Texel sale at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, on the weekend, with a 14,000gns call for an in-lamb gimmer from their Strathbogie flock. Sale leader was IJS1300278, a Scholars Twenty Twelve daughter out of a Glenside Razzle Dazzle dam. She sold in lamb to Mullan Vivaldi and was […]

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Suffolks lead Newark multibreed sheep sale of in-lamb ewes

The inaugural Winter Warmers multibreed sale of in-lamb ewes at Newark saw a solid trade throughout, with demand strong for all breeds on offer. Leading trade with a call of 700gns was a Suffolk ewe lamb from Tina Blythe. This was LCD:14:00694, a daughter of Lindum Silverstone out of a dam by Norman Rockstar which […]

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Chaileybrook flock smashes Southdown records at Newark

A new female breed record of 1,200gns was set twice at the Diamonds and Pearls 60th and 30th anniversary sale of Southdown females from the Chaileybrook and Brant flocks. Hitting the milestone of 1,200gns was a Chaileybrook shearling ewe from the Long family, Ashford, Kent. Chaileybrook 13/0024, a daughter of the legendary French sire TC4028 […]

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Lillyhall heifer leads Borderway and Lakeland dairy sale

Prices peaked at 3,000gns at the Border and Lakeland dairy show and sale, Borderway Mart, Carlisle. Averages were down by £311 on the year, with auctioneers blaming the current downturn in milk price. Topping trade was a maiden heifer from the Lillyhall elite youngstock sale, on behalf of Allan and Christine Watson, Cockermouth. Lillyhall Goldsun […]

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New season Charollais-x lambs hit 454.5p/kg

Dingwall and Highland Marts sold 1,014 prime sheep at its Christmas Show and Sale on Tuesday (25 November). The champion pen of three lambs and first prize pen of Charollais cross lambs from Conon Brae Farms, Torgorm, Conon Bridge, sold at £200 (454.5p/kg) for a pen of homebred 44kg Charollais crosses, to Fraser Brother Butchers. […]

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Dairy sale peaks at 2,050gns

A packed ringside of buyers saw good trade at Ross-on-Wye Cattle Market, with fresh milkers selling to 2,050gns on Thursday (20 November). Richard Skinner, Gloucester, sold the top priced calved heifer, Oasis Mr Gold Connie 2nd, for 2,050gns to Patrick and Christopher Browning of Berkeley.  The same vendor sold another heifer to the same buyers […]

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