Farmers Weekly Interactive

Herefords sell to 6,000gns at society spring sale

A top price of 6,000gns and a clearance rate of 99% marked a successful spring show and sale for the Hereford Cattle Society this week (15 April).   Making the headline price was the day’s champion 21-month-old Lowesmoor 1 Jockey, exhibited by Mr MJ Clark, Tetbury, Gloucester. By the home-bred sire Lowesmoor 1 Gauloise and […]

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Dairy bulls top 5,000gns at Borderway market spring show and sale

Dairy bulls sold to a high of 5,000gns at the Border and Lakeland club spring bull show and sale, at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, last week (9 April).   Sale topper was overall champion Berryholme Whirlwind, from H Wright and Son, Kendal, Cumbria. Sired by Gillette Windbrook he is out of the two times All Britain […]

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Pinehill Blondes top Ballymena show and sale with 2,500gns call

Progeny from Pinehill Blondes took the top price at Ballymena pedigree Blonde sale on Friday (11 April). Supreme champion Pinehill Hooray Henry, bred by C Todd from Lisburn, made the day’s top price of 2,500gns when selling to Mr J Shaw, Dungannon. Weighing 1,028kg this April 2012 born male is sired by Edendale Jigsaw and […]

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Limousins top Newark sale twice at 7,000gns

Prices peaked at 7,000gns twice at Newark Limousin show and sale on the weekend (12 April), where 47 bulls sold to an average of £3,600 – up £100 on the year and representing a 92% clearance. Sharing the leading price was Millington Hampton, the pre-sale intermediate and supreme champion, from Millington Limousins, Millington, York. This […]

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Mid month dairy sale peaks at £2,820

Trade was hot from start to finish at Beeston’s mid-month dairy sale, where prices peaked at £2,820 for a freshly calved heifer from Simon and Clare Powell of Burlton, Shrewsbury.   Their homebred Million daughter Burlane Million Tracy 2nd sold giving 37kg to Dave Green of Lach Dennis.   The second top seller was the […]

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TRADE TALK: Early beef predictions look strong

By Andrew Armstrong Auctioneer Darlington Farmers Auction Mart As we look back over the beginning of 2014 there have been highs and lows in terms of price for finished animals, whether you’re a beef or sheep producer. The beef sector has incurred a challenging period as supplies outmatched demand for the first prolonged period for […]

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New season lamb looks set for good Easter trade

BY Jeremy Hunt If the prices being paid for the first new season lambs to hit the pre-Easter market are anything to go by, auctioneers say producers with lambs to sell into the mainstream trade in late spring should be feeling confident. This week saw the best sorts nudging £135 at some markets. But while […]

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South Devon cattle sell to 6,500gns at Exeter

South Devon bulls sold to a high of 6,500gns at the Society’s spring show and sale at Exeter yesterday (26 March). Top price went to Mr and Mrs Richard Burrough’s polled bull, Z Godworthy Starbuster 17, from Axminster in Devon, who sold for 6,500gns to GK and MA Garrett and Son, Okehampton Devon. Starbuster is […]

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Dungannon Simmental sale described as “lack lustre”, with bulls topping at just 3,000gns

Bulls sold to a top of 3,000gns, while heifers peaked at 2,500gns, at the Northern Ireland Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club’s spring show and sale, held at Dungannon Farmers’ Mart. Despite a strong entry of good quality bulls trade was somewhat lack lustre, reflecting the current downturn in beef prices and the uncertainty facing the industry […]

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Suckled calves sell to £6,000 twice at Borderway mart

Prices peaked at £6,000 twice at the annual spring show and sale of continental cross steers and heifers at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, last week. With over 200 more cattle sold than last year, the sale averages leveled out at £1,099.22 for steers (up £28.21 on the year) and £984.91 for heifers (down £63.46 on the […]

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