Farmers Weekly Interactive

Sedgemoor winter warmer sale peaks at 4,400gns

The winter warmer dairy sale at Sedgemoor peaked at 4,400gns for a consignment from Sahara Holsteins, Monmouthshire. Sahara Supersonic Jennie is sired by Misty Springs Supersonic and is out of the VG89 Jeeves daughter Hood ATM Jessica, who gave 10,421kgs at 4.40% fat and 3.11% protein in her last lactation. Her half sister Sahara Supersire […]

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Champion leads Moira Holstein trade at 2,950gns

There was 100% clearance for freshly calved heifers at Holstein Northern Ireland’s January show and sale, held at Moira last Wednesday (21 January). Prices toped at 2,950gns, with 20 lots under the hammer to level at £1,686 a head. Sale leader was also the day’s supreme champion, Ardmore Windbrook Snowdrop, consigned by William and James […]

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Dungannon Herefords sell to 3,000gns

Hereford bulls met a solid trade at Dungannon Farmers Mart on Friday (23 January). Sale leader at 3,000gns was 16-month-old Solpoll 1 Lumberjack from J and W McMordie, Co. Down. Sired by Panmure 1 Henry, he took the pre-sale reserve championship and later sold to Raymond and Maurice Hughes, Kircubbin. The second best price of 2,900gns […]

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Quality Holsteins in demand at Borderway

The first 2015 sale for the Border and Lakeland Holstein Club took place at Borderway, Carlisle, last Wednesday (21 January), topping at 4,000gns. In total 110 head sold to average £1,734 with 27 selling for £2,000 or more, showing despite the downturn, demand for quality pedigree cows remains. The Orton Grange herd owned by Richard […]

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British Blues top at 10,500gns at Borderway Mart

British Blue bulls met brisk trade at the society’s annual sale Borderway Mart, Carlisle, on Friday (23 January), topping at 10,500gns. Sale leader was Littlederry Ivor, from Graham Morgan, Tillington, Herefordshire. This May 2013 born bull was bred by Simon Loughery and is sired by Ballygrange Dalton, a Springbank Blackstar son. His dam is Woodview […]

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Prime sheep sales hold up at Skipton

A busy Monday sale day at Skipton Auction Mart produced an increased entry of 2,593 prime sheep, with trade for the 2,294 hoggs among them every bit as good as the previous week when averaging 195.2p/kg, or £80.49 per head. Lowland lambs were good to sell, with commercial export types making 185-195p/kg, a nice sort […]

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Flying trade for store cattle and sheep at Darlington

Store cattle trade has been flying at Darlington Mart this week with a high of £1,200 for a 20 month old Blonde D’Aquitaine Steer from K Cator, Stobb House Farm. Leading the heifers was a 19-month-old Limousin from JS Foster and Son, West End Farm which reached £1,170. According to auctioneers it is the smaller […]

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Heifer highs of £3,000 at Lancaster

Lancaster’s January dairy sale saw 11 of the 43 cattle forward selling in excess of £2000, to average £1,832 for heifers and £1,956 for cows. A fantastic selection of heifers were put before show judge Duncan Horsley of Penrith. His champion heifer Stardale Admiral Vaakje 2, from James Burrow was bred from four generations of […]

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Calves set the pace at Gisburn

A run of 13 calves from Joylan Farms, Preston set the pace at Gisburn Auction Mart with blue bulls from the farm selling to £480 and the overall top price heifer of the day at £412. Leading calf trade however, at £495 were JR and MI Berry, Waddington, Clitheroe and R and LA Briggs, Crawshawbooth. […]

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BFL in-lamb females sell to 4,800gns at Carlisle

A packed ringside at Carlisle, despite not hitting the high notes of last year’s sale, saw two gimmer hoggs sell for 4,800gns. The first was from Tom Willoughby’s Penhill flock based in Redmire, Wensleydale. This modern sheep was by the £5,000 E29 Midlock, and out of a ewe by Z4 Hundith. The hammer dropped to […]

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