Farmers Weekly Interactive

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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Dairy trade remains strong despite dismal milk prices

Trade Talk By Clive Norbury, Director auctioneer, Beeston Castle Auction, Wright Marshall. As everyone will be quite aware, dairy farmers are having a really tough time at the moment and the reason for this is quite simply the dreadfully low milk price the majority of farmers are receiving.  As I write, many will be trading […]

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South Devon bulls realise 8,800gns high

South Devon bulls reached a high of 8,800gns at the breed society’s spring show and sale last week (25 March). Auctioneer Mark Bromell described the trade as selective and said there was strong demand for the top end of bulls. Top price went to Richard and Shirley Harvey for a homozygous polled bull, Z Sexton […]

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Lively store trade at Monmouthshire Mart

A good show of 320 store cattle at Monmouthshire Mart sold to a lively trade and easily maintained recent high rates with yearling steers selling to £1,070 (425kgs – 11mo) for a smart Charolais cross from Trigg Bros, Treharris. Further steers sold to £1,055 and £1,030 from the same home. Grazing steers sold to £1,215 […]

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Hogget trade falls as volume up at Knighton

Hogget trade took at fall this week at Knighton Market following a high volume of numbers being marketed, with more than 670 forward. Overall trade averaged 191.1p/kg and sold to 200p/kg for a 42kg Charollais x or £84 a head from AL and RL Lewis and Son, Far Hall. Top price a head at £88 […]

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100% clearance for calves at Lancaster sale

Demand for calves and stirks saw 100% clearance at Lancaster last week with continental calves trading to £445 for an eight week Blue Bull from W and S Airey, closely followed by another Blue bull from Stephen Robinson selling to £440. Blue heifers from the same home sold to £360. Native bred calves were eagerly […]

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Dairy dispersal sees strong youngstock trade

Strong trade for youngstock was seen at the dispersal of Messrs Manners’ Flamborough dairy herd, Field Farm, near Farringdon. Calves at foot averaged £373 with the top seller being a daughter of Scientific Destry purchased by Neil Morris of Sontley Farms for 760gns. She joined a load of 39 yearlings bound for Wrexham. Maiden heifers […]

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10,000gns high for cow and calf outfit at English Premier sale

A British Blue cow and calf outfit topped trade at 10,000gns at Saturday’s English Premier Sale of Aberdeen-Angus, British Blue, Lincoln Red, Salers and Simmental cattle at Newark. Sale topper Cromwell Gemini was an entry from Michelle Wilde’s Ridge Dean herd. The ET-bred black and white February 2011-born Tamhorn Sumo daughter, out of the Woodview […]

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