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Stirling Beef Shorthorns meet solid commercial demand

Beef Shorthorns met a strong, level demand driven by the commercial sector, where bidding peaked at 6,500gns. Females averaged £2,172, with the 90 sold achieving over 90% clearance. The breed’s official autumn sale also saw 13 bulls average £3,651 on Monday (20 October). “The day’s trade reflected the continuing keen demand from commercial producers for a […]

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Aberdeen Angus bulls meet steady trade at Stirling

Aberdeen-Angus bulls met a steady trade at this week’s Stirling bull sales, topping at 12,000gns.   In total 32 bulls averaged £4,472 – down by £994 on the year despite the fact 14 more bulls sold.   It was the pre-sale champion Tonley Pato N938 from father and son Neil and Mark Wattie, Tonley, Aberdeenshire. […]

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Hereford Autumn show and sale tops 5,000gns

Topping the trade at the Autumn Hereford Cattle Society show and sale was Kinglee 1 Kevin. The 21 month old, bred by Peter Cobley, Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire, was sired by the 2010 Hereford bull of the year, Leos Pride 1 Ellis. Weighing 965kgs, Kevin sold for 5,000 gns to Englefield Herefords, Theale, Berkshire. Next at […]

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Limousins sell to 27,000gns at Borderway Mart, Carlisle

Limousins sold to a high of 27,000gns at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, on the weekend (18 October), where solid trade saw 84 bulls sell to average £5,570.   Nine more bulls sold on the year to achieve a 61% clearance rate.   Sale leader was the supreme champion Loosebeare Iain, from Messrs EW Quick and Son, […]

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Strong competition for top suckled calves

By Jeremy Hunt Suckled calf producers have been relieved that prices at the start of the autumn sale season haven’t been hit by the finished cattle trade. In fact strong competition for the best calves has taken prices above last year at some sales. Top quality calves coming forward after the prolonged good summer – […]

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Izabella secures 7,500gns top call at Newark

By Jeremy Hunt The virtual dispersal of the Ridge Dean herd of British Blues for Michelle Wilde at Newark saw a top call of 7,500gns. The bid came for the September 2013 born Ridge Dean Izabella, a Boothlow Dynamo daughter out of Ridge Dean Della who is an Empire D’Ochain daughter. She sold to CB […]

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Holstein Friesian bulls sell to a high of 6,000gns at Carlisle

By Jeremy Hunt Kepculloch Summit, a 2014-bred son of De-Su Gillsepy from Robert Steel, Glasgow, made the top price of 6000gns at the annual Holstein Friesian bull sale at Carlisle.                     Out of the 2005 Royal Highland Champion Altona Lea Rudolph Summer EX95, he goes to […]

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TRADE TALK: Newly calved cow prices remain firm despite milk price cuts

By Bill Nelson, livestock manager, North West Auctions Breeding sheep sales are attracting larger numbers this autumn with many buyers being seen around the rings from throughout the country. A strong trade has been seen throughout the year with sales for older mule and continental ewes being well sought, with Gimmer shearlings that have reared […]

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Tremendous beef trade at Bakewell

Cattle numbers at Bakewell were boosted by an entry of 495 store and breeding cattle, with steers selling to £1,260,  heifers to £1,145 and cow and calf outfits to £1,760. Finished cattle numbers were down a little at 84 with top figures of 228p/kg for D and J Coulson’s Charolais heifer from Lincoln. Realising the […]

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New record set for Swaledale pen at Hawes

Ewes sold to £1,000 a head at Hawes’ annual show and sale of Swaledale sheep.   Chairman Andrew Pratt described trade as buoyant, with ewes averaging £167.72, up £43.61 on the year, and shearlings averaging £152.11, up almost £28 compared to 2013.   Mr Pratt said the higher price was a reflection of the short […]

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