Farmers Weekly Interactive

Prime sheep sales hold up at Skipton

A busy Monday sale day at Skipton Auction Mart produced an increased entry of 2,593 prime sheep, with trade for the 2,294 hoggs among them every bit as good as the previous week when averaging 195.2p/kg, or £80.49 per head. Lowland lambs were good to sell, with commercial export types making 185-195p/kg, a nice sort […]

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Flying trade for store cattle and sheep at Darlington

Store cattle trade has been flying at Darlington Mart this week with a high of £1,200 for a 20 month old Blonde D’Aquitaine Steer from K Cator, Stobb House Farm. Leading the heifers was a 19-month-old Limousin from JS Foster and Son, West End Farm which reached £1,170. According to auctioneers it is the smaller […]

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Heifer highs of £3,000 at Lancaster

Lancaster’s January dairy sale saw 11 of the 43 cattle forward selling in excess of £2000, to average £1,832 for heifers and £1,956 for cows. A fantastic selection of heifers were put before show judge Duncan Horsley of Penrith. His champion heifer Stardale Admiral Vaakje 2, from James Burrow was bred from four generations of […]

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Calves set the pace at Gisburn

A run of 13 calves from Joylan Farms, Preston set the pace at Gisburn Auction Mart with blue bulls from the farm selling to £480 and the overall top price heifer of the day at £412. Leading calf trade however, at £495 were JR and MI Berry, Waddington, Clitheroe and R and LA Briggs, Crawshawbooth. […]

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BFL in-lamb females sell to 4,800gns at Carlisle

A packed ringside at Carlisle, despite not hitting the high notes of last year’s sale, saw two gimmer hoggs sell for 4,800gns. The first was from Tom Willoughby’s Penhill flock based in Redmire, Wensleydale. This modern sheep was by the £5,000 E29 Midlock, and out of a ewe by Z4 Hundith. The hammer dropped to […]

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Dilandy dispersal tops at 3,700gns for Snowman heifer

The dispersal sale of the Dilandy pedigree herd on behalf of Andrew Shakeshaft, Whattall Farm, Colemere, Shropshire, topped at 3,700gns. Mr Shakeshaft was forced to disperse the entire milking proportion of his herd after he was left without a milk buyer. Auctioneer Clive Norbury said: “They sold extremely well; beyond our expectation in view of […]

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Bluefaced Leicesters sell to £5,000 at Hawes

Trade peaked at £5,000 at the annual in lamb Bluefaced Leicester sale at Hawes on Saturday (17 Jan). Topping trade was a gimmer hogg from the noted Hewgill flock, run by the Lord brothers, Stainmore, near Kirkby Stephen. This stylish lamb is the full sister to E47 Hewgill, which has sired the flocks’ show lambs […]

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Border Leicester females peak at 650gns thrice at Borderway

Border Leicester females sold to 650gns thrice at the society’s special in-lamb show and sale at Borderway Mart this week (12 January). First at this money was a Knockglass Cruiser gimmer from David Walker, Pinwherry, Girvan.  She sold in lamb with twins by Eildon Merrick and was purchased by V and M Beesley, Reading, Berkshire. […]

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In lamb Texels from the College flock make 3,200gns twice

In-lamb females from the Fox family’s pedigree College flock of Texels, Biggar, peaked at 3,200gns twice when they went under the hammer at Borderway mart this week (12 January). First at this money was FHE1206241, a Stonefieldhill Incredible daughter out of a dam by Fachell Jolly. She sold in lamb to Brackenridge Strongbow and was […]

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Cow and calf outfit make 4,000gns at Ballymena Limousin sale

The first British Limousin Cattle Society (BLCS) sale of 2015 saw a top call of 4,000gns for a cow and calf outfit at Ballymena on the weekend (10 January). Overall, there was a 91% clearance rate with 42 of the 46 lots finding homes, 10 more lots than the corresponding sale last year. Averages were […]

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