Farmers Weekly Interactive

Two herd dispersals draw the crowds in at Bakewell

The overall top price was £1,950 for a five and a half year old pedigree Limousin cow and her four month old Blue bull calf at foot. The outfit was sold on behalf of RM Hardy, Waterhouses.  The same vendor also sold a 10 year old in-calf pedigree Limousin at £1,280. But it was the […]

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Cutcombe Market sheep sale tops at 159p/kg

A good entry of 1,144 lambs and ewes met firm demand at Cutcombe Market on last Thursday (11 September). An entry of 403 prime lambs sold to an average of 152.2p/kg. Top price a head of those 45kgs plus went to A J and M J Tarr and Son, who reached £73.80 (149p/kg), next at […]

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Firm trade of prime lambs and cull ewes at Knighton

An entry of 713 prime lambs and 913 cull sheep met firm trade at Knighton Market last Thursday (11 September). Lamb trade averaged 152.12p/kg with buyers still wanting well-meated lambs.  Trade topped at 164p/kg for 47.5kg Texel cross lambs, to £78 a head. This was also top price a head from J J Owens and […]

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Lleyn Sheep Society’s annual sale met strong trade at Ballymena

Trade at the Lleyn Sheep Society’s annual sale, Ballymena, topped at 880gns for Girgadis Class Act, a Seamus Killen sired ram out of a homebred ewe from Barry Latimer, Trillick. Buyer was J Bradley, Maghera. Next in the top money was the first prize ram from C and A Kennedy, Ballyclare.  Mileview Carlingford was sired […]

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Texels top the record breaking 2014 Kelso ram sale

Texels took the top spots as the Kelso 2014 ram sales saw three records broken. In contrast to the 2013 sales, this year saw a new record price of £35,000, a new record average of £684.17 and a new record turnover of £2,922,105. By the end of the day 4,271 rams had changed hands at […]

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Autumn trade stays strong at Border and Lakeland dairy day

Quality heifers met rising averages of £167 on the previous month at September’s Border and Lakeland Club pedigree Holstein dairy sale. Despite the recent down turn in milk and dairy markets, demand for freshly calved cows and heifers remained strong, peaking at £1,950 twice. The first was reserve champion heifer, Carhall Sensation Sonia. This seven days […]

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Hereford heifers top the National Traditional Native Breeds sale

Three animals from Cambridgeshire breeder Les Cook and his daughter Sarah led the bidding at the National Traditional Native Breeds show and sale at Melton Mowbray. And while they accepted the top calls of 1,900gns and 1,720gns for a pair of traditional Hereford heifers, they rejected a bid of 1,750gns for the British White bull, […]

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NEMSA Mule gimmer lambs reach £780 at Kirkby Stephen

Out of an entry of 10,630 breeding sheep, a pen of 10 lambs peaked at £780 at the annual Mule gimmer lamb sale, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria. The top pen and overall champions came from regular consigners Messrs Brown, Asby Hall, Appleby and were purchased by Mr Jackson, Bentham. Taking the Reserve Overall Championship were another […]

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Texel cross theaves top at £168 at Bagshaws

With a total of 7,376 theaves and ewes on offer a large number of buyers were in attendance. Quality was the watch word and there was a great contrast between the best and the worst with a similar difference in price. The sale commenced with 5,410 theaves of which the biggest proportion were Mules. The […]

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Cautious buyers at second Thame sheep fair

The second summer sheep fair found just over 10,000 head penned, but buyers were very choosy with only the most powerful pens finding homes at satisfactory prices. Second quality sheep were hard to sell but a near total clearance of breeding sheep was achieved. A pen of pure Texel theaves from RJ and BE Kimber […]

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