Farmers Weekly Interactive

Hampshire Downs sell to 1,000gns at society sale

Hampshire Downs met a strong demand at the breed society’s premier sale at Stratford on the weekend (27 June), selling to a top of 1,000gns. Sale leader at 1,000gns was a ram lamb by the homebred Moybrick Wonder and out of a Millfields bred ewe from John and Olive Mercer, Dromore, County Down.  He joined […]

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Atwood heifer tops Kingtonmagna herd dispersal at 3,300gns

The Kingtonmagna dairy dispersal on behalf of AG Hinks and Son, Gillingham, Dorset, peaked at 3,300gns when the herd of 200 plus pedigree Holsteins went under the hammer at Sedgemoor this week (23 June). Auctioneer Derek Biss said prices achieved on the day were “beyond expectations” considering the current milk price, adding: “It was such […]

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Store cattle meet tremendous trade at Hereford

A tremendous entry of 302 store cattle – double that of 2014 – met 100% clearance at the fourth anniversary sale at Hereford Market last Thursday (18 June). The top price bid of £1,490 was paid by A Morgan and Son, Steensbridge, for a Charolais-cross steer from D I Davies and son, Cilmery. Prize for […]

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Royal Highland Show 2015: Sheep results

Interbreed In the sheep lines it was a Charollais shearling ram that scooped the interbreed trophy for Russell Gray who runs 30 pedigree Charollais ewes at Lanark. This stock tup by Banwy Ninja was bought last year for 550gns from Jeremy Price at Oakchurch Farm, Herefordshire. Judge Ron Mackenzie from the Black Isle, described his […]

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Royal Highland Show 2015: Dairy results

Interbreed Taking the overall dairy interbreed title was the Holstein champion Parkend Sanchez Tamara from Brian Wetherup and Partners, Fife. This third-calver is giving 63kg a day having calved six weeks ago and gave 15,000l in her last lactation. Tamara also took the champion title here last year and got an honorable mention at UK […]

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Royal Highland Show 2015: Beef results

Interbreed Beating off 1,000 cattle in a closely fought out contest in the beef ring and winning the prestigious beef championship prize was a native five-year-old Aberdeen Angus bull. Shadwell Black Broughton K485 from father and son team Alistair and Graeme Fraser, Forfar, and shown by Fraser Cormack was awarded the prize by judge Jimmy […]

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Border and Lakeland dairy trade bucks trend with 2,300gns top

Despite a downturn in the dairy market, prices at last week’s Border and Lakeland Show and Sale at Carlisle (10 June) saw many lots selling about the £2,000 mark, with an average of £1505 for the 94 lots on offer. Leading trade at 2,300gns was Boclair Wizard Camilla from the Brewster family, Glasgow. This is […]

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Fresh heifer makes 2,000gns at Devon dairy sale

A strong demand for fresh cows at Kivells dairy sale last week (12 June) saw prices top 2,000gns for the fresh heifer Whitehills Tiergan Jane 34 sired by Ballycairn Tiergan from Derek Pyle, Clyst Honiton who sold another heifer by Aintree Prudent at £1,800. British Friesian heifers met keen demand and topped at £1,780 for […]

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Steady demand for Charolais females at Newark

Charolais females met a ready demand selling to a top of 4,500gns at the Charolais day at Newark on Saturday (13 June), which included the dispersals of the Newbrooton and Cotehouse herds as well as a major reduction of the Rushfield herd. Commenting on the sale auctioneer Paul Gentry said trade had been solid and […]

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Suckler dispersal realises £1,920 top

The dispersal of Peter and Lynda Stafford’s suckler herd last week (11 June) at Brinscombe Lane End Farm, Axbridge, Somerset, realised a high of 1,920 for a British Blue x Shorthorn cow with her heifer calf at foot. Next in the money at £1,700 was a pedigree beef Shorthorn cow Romany Annie May with her […]

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