Farmers Weekly Interactive

Champion British Blue heifer sells for £1,310

Craven beef and sheep farmer-David Capstick, achieved the double winning both the champion and reserve awards at Gisburn Auction Marts spring greeding and store show and sale, which was judged by Jonathan Townley, Clapham last Saturday (21 March). The winning beast was a ten month old British Blue heifer, which had earlier in the day […]

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2,560gns top call at Moira Holstein sale

Pedigree black and white heifers reached a ceiling of 2,560gns at Holstein NI’s March show and sale, Moira. Sale leader at 2,560gns was the fourth placed Annalong Wyman Cortown 4 from Wesley and David Gordon’s 210-cow herd based at Annalong, County Down. Sired by the Braedale Goldwyn son Pirolo Goldwyn Wyman, she is bred from […]

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Continental calf demand at Borderway

The annual spring show and sale of continental cross steers and heifers at Borderway Mart last week (18 March) met a roaring trade with 1,400 yearling and summer born calves forward and a sale high of £3,000. Topping the sale was a pedigree home-bred red Limousin heifer shown by Colin Little of Mayfield, Carlisle. The […]

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Pedigree dairy cows realise £2,050 high at Skipton

Pedigree cows realized a strong trade at Skipton Auction Mart’s main March Craven dairy auction on Monday (23 March). Prices reached £2,050 for Peter Paul of the Ravensgate pedigree Holstein herd, Bishop Thornton with his sole entry, the first prize newly calven heifer Ravensgate Jeeves Sparkle 202, the latest in a long line of prolific […]

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Strong sheep and cattle trade at Newark

Strong sheep and cattle trade at Newark auction on Saturday (21 March) saw a quality batch of suckled calves from Stuart and Debbie Baldwin, Wigan sell to £2,000 for a British Blue x Limousin heifer, while steers from the same home sold to £1,700, with 107 averaging £1,059.07. Auctioneer Paul Gentry says buyers were eager […]

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Large lamb consignment pushes price down at Gisburn

A large consignment of lambs resulted in less money at Gisburn Auction Marts breeding and store sale on Saturday (21 March). T and M Johnson and Son, Bolton by Bowland, Clitheroe topped this section at £22 for Texel cross lambs. The sale continued with ewes with twin lambs at foot which sold to a high […]

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Simmental bulls sell to 3,000gns at NI spring sale

Simmental bulls reached a ceiling of 3,000gns twice at the Northern Ireland Club’s spring show and sale, hosted by Dungannon Farmers’ Mart. Joint sale leader was the day’s male and supreme overall champion Kilbride Farm Eric bred by Billy Robson and sons Michael and Norman, from Doagh, County Antrim. Sired by the 15,000gns Cairnview Snazzy, […]

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Jalex herd dispersal tops at £4,100 at Ballymena

The Jalex herd dispersal on behalf of Nelson and James Alexander, Randalstown, County Antrim, saw prices peak at £4,100 when the whole spring/summer calving herd went under the hammer at Ballymena on Saturday (21 March). It represented one of the biggest sales of suckler cows for many years attracted buyers from right across the UK […]

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Averages at Border and Lakeland take a dive on the month

Dairy trade peaked at 2,700gns at the Border and Lakeland Club’s March show and sale, Carlisle. Auctioneers Harrison and Hetherington said quality was lacking overall, with trade taking a noticeable downward dive to average £1,443 (down from £1,781 on the month). Topping trade was the day’s champion Ortongrange Atlantic Roxy VG87 from JA Martin Farms, […]

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Ballylinney production sale smashes Beefshorthorn records

Beef Shorthorn records were smashed in Carlisle on Saturday (14 March), when a proportion of Derek and Cindy Steen’s Ballylinney herd, from near Lockerbie, went under the hammer. A new male record breed price of 18,000gns was achieved together with a new record female average of £3,644 for 135 entries, representing 100% clearance. Sale leader […]

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