Farmers Weekly Interactive

Gisburn dairy trade tops £2,000

Gisburn’s pedigree dairy show and sale achieved a high of £2,000 for a freshly calved heifer from John and James Dugdale. Sired by Woodmarsh Lantern she sold three weeks calved and giving 33 litres to Brian Blezard, Preston. Just shy of this at £1950 was David and Sue Graveston’s freshly calved commercial heifer, from their […]

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Belted Galloways peak at 2,000gns at Worcestershire

The Belted Galloway annual southern show and sale at Worcester topped 2,000gns for the second prize heifer Howe Mill Royal Blue from Sir Arbib, Marlborough, Wiltshire. Sired by the homebred bull See the Sky, she sold in-calf and was secured by Newton Croft Farms, Leicester. The day’s champion Shelsleys Francesca from David and Deborah Powell, […]

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Solid trade for ewe hoggs at Stirling

Despite the downturn in prices for new season lamb, ewe hoggs sold to a solid trade at United Striling last week (20 May). Scotch Mule hoggs sold to a top of £145/head for a pen of 15 consigned by S Coubrough, Hartside. Buyer was G Allan, Bogside. Altogether they averaged £125, up slightly on the […]

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Salers lead pedigree beef offering at Carlisle

A handful of native Saler, Hereford and South Devon bull sold to a good trade at the pedigree beef day special spring sale last week (22 May). The sole entry in the Saler section was the highest-hitting of all three breeds when selling to 3,200gns. This price was paid by  J Steele and Son, Lanark […]

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Dunngannon Charolais peak at 5,600gns

There was a brisk trade for Charolais bulls at Dungannon last week (25 May) when bulls sold to a top price of 5,600gns, with 19 bulls overall averaging £3,023. The top price went to Gilbert Crawford, Maghera, Co Derry, for his supreme and male champion Coolnaslee Jenson. This 16 month old son of the 12,000gns […]

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Supreme champion leads Aberdeen Angus trade at Carlisle

Aberdeen Angus bulls peaked at 8,000gns at the society’s spring show and sale, Carlisle, last week (22 May). Sale leader was the junior, male and supreme champion Belhaven Dundee N088 from J Gilmour, Penston, Macmerry. Sired by Rawburn Elmer he is out of Belhaven Delia by Muirhall Double Edition. He sold to David Lindsay, Kirriemuir, […]

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Beef Shorthorns peak at 7,000gns at Carlisle

Beef Shorthorn bulls sold to a top 7,000gns at the society’s official spring sale, Carlisle, last week (22 May). Sale leader was the male champion, Gilven Guardsman TI +28, SRI +21, a two-year-old dark roan by the 4,000gns Glenisla Zetor and out of a Bilsdale bred dam. Bred and exhibited by RS and G Johnson, […]

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Pedigree in-calf heifers make 3,100gns twice at Sedgemoor

Spirited bidding at Sedgemoor Auction Centre’s monthly dairy sale resulted in a sale high of 3,100gns twice for pedigree in-calf heifers. First to command the top price was a Shottle daughter from Mary and Tegwyn Davies of the Caeremlyn herd, Carmarthenshire. Caeremlyn Shottle Mitzie, was bred from 10 generations of VG and Ex dams and […]

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8,000gns top for Salers at Welshpool

A successful sale of Salers was held at Welshpool Livestock Sales last week (14 May 2015), with trade realizing 8,000gns for the champion bull. February 2013 born Seawell Idris from PM and SM Donger is sired by Casper. Messrs Donger also made the next highest price with their reserve champion Seawell Invader. This March-2013 born […]

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Shaun Richards 5,000gns trade topper

Record turnover at Skipton working sheepdog sale

Shaun Richards July-2013 born Marchup Roger topped trade at 5,000gns despite remaining unsold in the ring at Skipton’s Spring working sheepdog sale on Friday (15 May). Shaun Richards 5,000gns trade topper Bred by Andrew Throup, Roger is a son of Marchup Dave and out of Marchup Pip. The dog, which had earlier been reared (not trained) […]

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