Farmers Weekly Interactive

Kington lambs top at £89.50 a head

Kington reports a smaller entry of 1001 lambs last Thursday (24 July), but they sold to a better trade than earlier in the week. Those between 39.5kg and 45.5kg averaged 1.78p/kg and top price a head went to SG Deakins 55kg lambs, at £89.50. Buyers continue to require good meated lambs for their orders and […]

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Charollais peak at 3,200gns at Dungannon

Trade peaked at 3,200gns at the Charollais Sheep Society’s Premier sale at Dunngannon, Northern Ireland, this week (28 July). Trade topper was Tullyear Oman, a ram lamb from the Tullyear pen of Drew and Stephen Cowan, Banbridge, Co Down. Oman is a son of Foulrice Nuria – top priced ram Lamb at Worcester Premier 2013 […]

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Newly calved heifers top trade at Craven Dairy Auction

Top price of £2,300 fell to the newly calved heifer from Robin Jennings’ Stainbank pedigree Holstein Friesian herd, near Harrogate. Also the reserve champion, she’s twelve days calved and giving 35 litres. Daughter of Genus sire Lutz Brook-View Burt, she went home to Glusburn with Stephen and Edward Jeanes. Pendle dairy farmer Sean Hickey got […]

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Suffolks sell to 20,000gns three times at Stirling

Suffolk ram lambs met strong demand at the Northern Area Sale, Stirling, on Friday (25 July), with prices hitting 20,000gns three times and the average rising by £366.09 on the previous year’s sale. The first lamb to hit 20,000gns was FHT:14:00822 from Iain and Judith Barbour’s Solwaybank flock. Sired by Solwaybank Thunderball he is bred […]

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New 1,050gns Southdown female record set at Maidstone

A new breed female record of 1,050gns was set at the opening Southdown Sheep Society sale of 2014, Maidstone, which saw strong demand for well-bred, commercial sheep. Setting the new benchmark was the pre-sale show champion, a shearling ewe from Messrs Wakeham-Dawson and Harmer’s Ridings flock. The shearling ewe, Ridings 13/01460 is a daughter of […]

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Royal Welsh Show 2014: Sheep interbreed

Clinching the supreme title in the sheep ring for the first time was Adrian Davies, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, with his three-shear Charollais ewe Glyncoch Lady Gaga. She won the breed, female and continental championships previous in the week. Sired by Artnagullion Jose, she won first prize in her class at the show last year and was […]

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Rookery ram lamb leads the Suffolk national sale at 10,000gns

  Strong demand for well-fleshed, commercially focused ram lambs led to a top price of 10,000gns and a 75% clearance rate at the first Suffolk Sheep Society sale of the season. Leading the trade at the national sale at Shrewsbury last week (19 July) was the champion from the pre-sale show, a ram lamb from […]

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Trade Talk: Straw prices £10-25/ha down overall

By Andrew Wallace Auctioneer at Beeston Castle Auction, Cheshire Sales of straw “behind the combine and ready for baling” have been taking place around the country in the past 10 days. Crops appear to be good and the barley harvest is well under way. Demand for straw is very localised, often depending on whether any […]

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Royal Welsh Show 2014: Pig Interbreed

Taking the supreme interbreed sash for a second time in the pig lines were sisters Catherine and Lilly Nicholas, from Raglan, Monmouthshire, with their homebred British Lop Catrin Harmony 9. They previously won the interbreed title in 2012 with her dam and were runners up last year her half brother. Born in October 2012 Harmony […]

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Royal Welsh Show 2014: Dairy Interbreed Results

It was a Welsh affair in the dairy ring with two west Wales breeders taking the champion and reserve titles under Cornish judge James Warren, Lands End. In what was a closely fought interbreed championship, Carmarthenshire’s Simon and Sian Davies’ Holstein, Castellhyfryd Spirte Rosina, just pipped the Wilson family’s Jersey, Bluegrass Excitation Prissy Polly, to […]

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