Farmers Weekly Interactive

Holstein bulls sell to 3,000gns at Moira

Quality bulls soared to a top of 3,000gns twice, while heifers reached a ceiling of 1,700gns, at Holstein Northern Ireland’s April show and sale, Moira. The first bull in the catalogue Glasson Geordie PLI £424 from Philip and Simon Haffey, Portadown, impressed judge Jim Gilliland to take the male championship award. Sired by SSI Mogul […]

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Blondes lead Worcester at 4,800gns

Blondes led trade at Worcester’s multi breed show and sale on the weekend (23 April) and set a new centre record average for the breed of £4,008. Leading trade when selling for a top price of 4,800gns was Aaron Jaego, a two-year-old son of Bridge Cracker Jack from Nicholas Rogers, Presteigne, Powys. This bull was […]

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Borderway Simmental heifers twice reach 5,000gns

Strong pedigree interest twice saw highs of 5,000gns for Simmental females at the Leading Ladies sale at Carlisle on Friday (22 April). Leading the trade was Champion and Reserve Champion Corksie Enita from WJ&J Green, Fochabers, Moray and Midhope Entise from WJ Hollingsworth, Midhopestones, Sheffield, with trade down on the year levelling at £3,517.50 for […]

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Improved Charolais to 4,400gns at Holsworthy

A select showing of Charolais bulls and females attracted keen commercial bidding at Holsworthy on Wednesday (13 April), with bull averages up £357 on the year. Trade leader was Cornish-bred Trenestrall Jack from WF Palmer and Son, Truro. He was knocked down to BG Clarke, Doddiscombleigh, Exeter, for 4,400gns. This Springfarm Eldon son is out […]

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Strong Jersey trade hits £1,750 at Exeter

A “tremendous” trade was reported at Exeter Livestock Centre’s Jersey and Guernsey Gold Top Sale on Friday (15 April) with eighteen lots making £1000 or more. Strong demand was boosted by fresh interest from black and white buyers, with trade peaking at £1,750 for in-calf heifer Jubilee Legacy Roxy from Wiltshire breeders J&A Anthea Daw, […]

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Oakchurch heifers lead Worcester Angus sale at 4,000gns

Females dominated trade at the Aberdeen Angus spring show and sale at Worcester on Friday (15 April) on a day of “strong and competitive” bidding for quality cattle. Taking the limelight was Herefordshire-bred Oakchurch Donna R221 from J & A Price, Staunton-on-Wye, a Te Mania Berkley B1 daughter out of Netherallen Peter Penshore E052, which […]

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Limousin bulls twice hit 6,000gns at Newark

Flying commercial trade met well bred and turned out bulls at Newark’s spring Limousin sale on Saturday (9 April) as 32 bulls levelled at £3,885. Top money was achieved by local breeders D and R Gascoigne and Gascoignes Jennings which knocked down to E Layton, Leominster, the pick of 15 bulls making at least 4,000gns. […]

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Dymock herd dispersal tops at 1500gns

A steady and consistent trade hit highs of 1500gns at the Dymock herd dispersal sale of 120 pedigree Holstein-Friesians on Tuesday (12 April) at Dingestow, Monmouth. Standing out from tenant farmers Nick and Cathy Sprackling’s herd was second calver Dymock Goldmine Violet 2, a Hydaways Goldmine daughter, which calved on New Year’s Day after recording […]

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Hereford cattle hit 9,000gns at Spring Show and Sale

A pleasing heifer and bull trade topped at 9,000gns at the Hereford Cattle Society Spring Show and Sale at Hereford Livestock Market on Tuesday (5 April). Leading the sale was Grand Male Champion Fisher 1 McCoy by Fisher 1 Jaguar from WJ Hutchings and Sons, Sussex selling to Highridge Farm Partnership, Surrey. The eighteen month […]

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Red Ruby Devons sell to 3,400gns twice at Sedgemoor

Bulls sold to a top of 3,400gns twice at the Devon Cattle Breeders’ spring show and sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre last week (Thursday 24th March), where clearance rates reached 72%. First to sell for the day’s joint top price was the overall champion Bollowal Trevelyan, bred and exhibited by Mr AJ Thomas from Bollowal […]

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