Farmers Weekly Interactive

Normande dispersal tops 3,400gns

The Normande dispersal on behalf of Norman and Elma Cruickshank, Cowford Farm, Cleghorn, Lanark, peaked at 3,400gns when 58 lots went under the hammer at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, last week (24 July). Sale leader was the seventeen-month-old bull Drombanny Jacob, originally bred by Patrick Limerick, Eire. Drombanny Jacob is by Cloughhead Ernie and is out […]

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Southdown rams sell to 1050gns at Maidstone

Jen Heathcote’s champion Pluckley 13/00048, led trade at Saturday’s Southdown Sheep Society Premier Sale, Maidstone, when he was knocked down at 1050gns. This son of Goodwood 10/00049 is out of dam by Morebread 05/0009 and sold to bulk buyers on the day, Messrs Sinden, Brenzett Green, Kent. Second best on the day was a 950gns […]

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21,000gns top call at Shrewsbury Suffolk sale

Prices hit a high of 21,000gns at the Suffolk Society’s National Sale at Shrewsbury last week (24 July), where strong demand for lambs saw a 21% increase in numbers sold on the year. Taking the day’s top price of 21,000gns was the best of the day from Myfyr Evans’ Rhaeadr pen, with this being A12:15:01299, […]

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Royal Welsh 2015: Texels wins sheep interbreed

Ladies were the pick of the day in the sheep ring. Leading the interbreed lineup was Procters Farm, Clitheroe, Lancashire, with their two shear Texel ewe. Although they won the breed champion last year it is the first time they have won the interbreed title since they started showing at the Royal Welsh five years […]

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Royal Welsh Show 2015: Trumper family secure first pig interbreed

Winning the pig interbreed for the first time was Abergavenny’s Maurice Trumper with his homebred Saddleback sow Beiliau Dinah 19th R006528BS. She was shown by Mr Trumper’s daughter-in-law Sally, while his son Martyn and grandchildren Louise, 15, and James, 11, looked on. Sired by Westfrogwell Stockbroker 270 she is out of Beiliau Dinah 10th and […]

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Royal Welsh Show: Sahara Holsteins win dairy interbreed

Winning the Royal Welsh interbreed title for a second time was Sahara Holsteins this time with their homebred February 2011-born cow Sahara Atwood Ambrosia 5th, classified VG89. She won the breed championship on the Tuesday, making it the Monmouthshire-based herd’s Jones family’s fourth at the show. Sired by Atwood she is out of Smiddiehill Toystory […]

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Trade talk: Strong home market for finished lambs

By Rhys Davies , chief executive at Farmers Marts (R G Jones), Dolgellau, Gwynedd We are now seeing an increasing numbers of lambs coming forward every week through our three marts. We have already seen more buyers attending our marts this year, and with numbers of lambs increasing more buyers have registered an interest. There […]

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All eyes on Skipton as first major store lamb sale kicks off

All eyes were on store lamb trade at Skipton last week when one of the first major sales this season took place. More than 3,300 store lambs were forward and were quickly snapped up to average 58.88 each, an increase of £2.15 a head on last year’s corresponding fixture. CCM auctioneers said strong lambs sold […]

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Milk price crash causes uncertainty in dairy ring

Uncertainty in the milk markets is continuing to have a knock on effect on dairy cow trade with prices remaining low. Senior dairy auctioneer Glyn Lucas of Harrison and Hetherington said top prices at their monthly Border and Lakeland sale last week (15 July), saw almost identical prices to those seen in 2005, with a […]

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Royal Welsh 2015: Newcomers scoop beef interbreed with Limousin heifer

Breed newcomers Chris and Vicky White clinched their first supreme championship with their homebred heifer Frogmore Helen. Farm management consultant Chris, and his wife Vicky, set up their Frogmore Limousin herd just four years ago, after buying a small holding in Moreton-on-Marsh, Gloucestershire. In a short time they’ve come a long way. Homebred Helen won […]

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