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Breeding sheep sell to £1,500 twice at Bentham

Breeding sheep sold to £1,500 twice at Bentham’s annual multi-Breed show and sale. John and Jean Bradley claimed the Dalesbred and Swaledale championships, before going on to claim one of the top prices of the evening with their champion Swaledale ewe. The two-crop ewe, which John regarded as one of his best individual ewes he […]

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Herefords top at 3,800gns at Society spring show and sale

Herefords topped at 3,800gns at the Hereford Society spring show and sale. Leading trade was the reserve champion Baldinne 1 Furi from John A Cameron and Son, Leven, Fife. Sired by Dorepoll 1 499 Einsteine he is out of Baldinnie 1 Fiona 11th and carries a TSI and SRI of +22 and +27 respectively. Buyer […]

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Blonde bulls lead trade at Carlisle spring sales

Blonde bulls peaked at 5,000gns at the Blonde Society spring show and sale, Carlisle last week (27 Feb). The Hallfield herd took a clean sweep taking three of the top prices. Star of the sale was the reserve junior champion Hallfield Ironman, from P Weightman and Sons, Peterlee, Co Durham. Sired by the Druk Genesis […]

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Auldhouseburn gimmer leads Lanark Blackface trade at 4,200gns

An Auldhouseburn gimmer led trade at the Blackface Females annual show and sale at Lanark on last Saturday (28 Feb). Prices peaked at 4,200gns for the Bolt daughter which is out of a £65,000 Auldhouseburn dam. She sold in a two-way split to Donald McVicar, Lephinchapel, Strachur, and David and Jock Jackson, Pole, Lochgoilhead, carrying […]

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Strong sheep trade at Kington sees hoggets sell to £97.50

An entry of 1452 hoggets, cull ewes and store hoggets saw a strong trade in all sections at Kington yesterday (Thursday 26 February). Hoggets sold to £97.50 for a 56kg from Lew Davies; ewes to £137.50 for a Suffolk ewe from S Williams and Son; rams to £146.50 for a Suffolk from Lew Davies and […]

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Charolais bulls top trade with 9,200gns high at Thainstone multi-breed sale

Aberdeen and Northern Marts’ Northern Spring Show and Sale on Wednesday (25 February) saw prices rise to 9,200gns for the Charolais reserve supreme champion. The 22 month old Blelack Immortal TI+58 SRI +63 by the 10,000gns Balmyle Dingle son from Neil and Graeme Massie, Logie Coldstone, Aberdeenshire was sold to W and M Leith, Keith, […]

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Ruthin show potential sale tops at 4,800gns

Limousins stole the show and took the day’s top prices at Ruthin show potential sale on the weekend, where bidding peaked at 4,800gns for the overall champion. Overall 70 cattle sold to an overall average of £1,547. Auctioneer Glyn Owens said a strong contingency of buyers from across the UK saw a nearly full clearance […]

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Topping the trade at 5,000gns was Lomond Windbrook Tory consigned by Jane Steel, Glasgow

Tory tops trade at 5,000gns at Carlisle

The February Border and Lakeland Pedigree sale day took place at Carlisle last Wednesday (18 February) peaking at 5,000gns with an overall average of £1,781. Topping the trade at 5,000gns was Lomond Windbrook Tory consigned by Jane Steel, Glasgow. Tory was placed second in the heifer class and awarded reserve champion by judge Gilmour Lawrie, […]

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Keen trade for younger stores at Hereford

Last week’s store cattle sale at Hereford Market saw nine month old Limousin x steers to £810 (310kg), a draft of 10-11 month old Simmental x from £985 to £1,010, and 10-11 month old pure Hereford steers from £670 to £840. Stronger steers sold to £1,290 for 20 month old home bred Limousins, with other […]

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2,300 guinea top at Yattendon dispersal

The dispersal sale of Frilsham Dairy’s Holstein Friesian herd at Yattendon, Berkshire drew a large crowd, topping at 2,300gns. Sale leader, a second calver was knocked down to Thomas Plas, Carmarthenshire. Two more second calvers both realised 2,200gns each. The first being purchased by P Walker, Pewsey, Wiltshire, and the other by C M Pugh, […]

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