Farmers Weekly Interactive

Hazelden dispersal tops 9,000gns at Stirling

The Hazelden Simmental dispersal, on behalf of Lochlea Pedigree Livestock, Kilmarnock, hit a high of 9,000gns when 175 lots went under the hammer at Stirling on the weekend (30 August).   It was one of the largest dispersal in the recent history of the breed.   The day’s highest bid went to the seven-year-old cow […]

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Lleyns hit 6,200gns at Ruthin

  Shearling rams hit a 6,200gns at the Lleyn Society annual sale, Ruthin this week (1 September).   Topping trade was Lochar Chairman from Hamish Goldie, Dumfries. Bred from a Lluest Wen sire and out of a Goldie ewe he sold in a two-way split to JA and R Geldard and Sons and Simon Kavanagh, […]

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Charollais rams sell to 600gns thrice at Carlisle

Charollais rams topped 600gns thrice at Carlisle Multi-breed sale last week (29 August).   Joint leader was an April 2013 twin born ram from Robert Whittaker, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire. Sired by Rhaeadr Midas he was bought by JR and G Walton and Son, Barnard Castle, Co Durham.   At the same money was a ram lamb […]

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Poll and Dorset Horn rams top 1,400gns at Carlisle Multibreed sale

Poll and Dorset Horn rams hit a high of 1,400gns at Borderway mart’s multi-breed sale, Carlisle, last week (29 August).   Sale leader was the ram lamb Ballytaggart Unstoppable from Thomas G Wright, Ballymoney, Co Antrim. This December 2013 twin born lamb is sired by Ballytaggart Premium P145. He was knocked down to Hugh Cory, […]

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Berrichon rams top 3,000gns at Carlisle Multibreed sale

The Berrichon breed record was matched when rams sold to a high of 3,000gns at Borderway mart’s multi-breed sale, Carlisle, last week (29 August).   Top price vendor was the Woodston Manor Partnership, Lindridge, Tenbury Wells, with their homebred ram lamb Woodston Orion. He is a single born lamb, sired by JSC 12 0033 and […]

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First Lleyn sale meets strong trade, with all sections up on the year

Lleyn ewes sold to a top of £208 a head while rams made 1,200gns twice at the society’s first sale of the season at Exeter last week (Thursday 28 August).   Females   Trade was strongest for shearling ewes, with Arfon Hughes taking the day’s top female price at £208 a head when selling to […]

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Cheviot shearlings top £190/head at Longtown

Cheviot Mule Shearling topped topped at £190 at Longtown mart this week (26 August), with trade rising by almost £25 on the year.   The 1,385 Cheviot Mule shearlings met the best trade of the day, with demand far outweighing supply. The sale topped at £190 for a consignment from GB Milroy, Mains of Machermore, […]

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Strong bidding sees price peak at 4,000gns at Welsh National Texel sale

Trade for Texels peaked at 4,400gns at the Welsh National Sale, Welshpool on Saturday (23 August). Strong bidding saw a 79% clearance rate in the ram lambs and an 85% clearance for shearling ewes, with averages rising in all sections on the year. Sale topper was a shearling ram from Cefyn Pryce’s Caereinion flock. Caereinion […]

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Prices top 5,400gns at English National Texel sale

Texel ram lambs met strong demand at the English National Texel Sale, Worcester, with trade topping 5,400gns. Taking the top call of the day was Peter Woof’s Stainton Vantage II. This is a full brother to Peter’s 11,000gns lamb at Lanark last week and is an Anglezarke Uno son out of a dam by Sportsmans […]

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Border and Lakeland dairy trade tops 2,800gns

Dairy trade topped 2,800gns at the August pedigree dairy day at Borderway Market, Carlisle last week. Sale leader was the two-year-old Ayrshire Morwick PSC Sandy from DA Howie and Sons, Morpeth. Sired by Poos Stadel Classic she is out of Morwick Partisan Sandy Red and sold to Holehouse Farms, Kilbirnie, Ayrshire. Next best at 2,300gns […]

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