Farmers Weekly Interactive

Dairy trade remains strong despite dismal milk prices

Trade Talk By Clive Norbury, Director auctioneer, Beeston Castle Auction, Wright Marshall. As everyone will be quite aware, dairy farmers are having a really tough time at the moment and the reason for this is quite simply the dreadfully low milk price the majority of farmers are receiving.  As I write, many will be trading […]

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South Devon bulls realise 8,800gns high

South Devon bulls reached a high of 8,800gns at the breed society’s spring show and sale last week (25 March). Auctioneer Mark Bromell described the trade as selective and said there was strong demand for the top end of bulls. Top price went to Richard and Shirley Harvey for a homozygous polled bull, Z Sexton […]

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Lively store trade at Monmouthshire Mart

A good show of 320 store cattle at Monmouthshire Mart sold to a lively trade and easily maintained recent high rates with yearling steers selling to £1,070 (425kgs – 11mo) for a smart Charolais cross from Trigg Bros, Treharris. Further steers sold to £1,055 and £1,030 from the same home. Grazing steers sold to £1,215 […]

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Hogget trade falls as volume up at Knighton

Hogget trade took at fall this week at Knighton Market following a high volume of numbers being marketed, with more than 670 forward. Overall trade averaged 191.1p/kg and sold to 200p/kg for a 42kg Charollais x or £84 a head from AL and RL Lewis and Son, Far Hall. Top price a head at £88 […]

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100% clearance for calves at Lancaster sale

Demand for calves and stirks saw 100% clearance at Lancaster last week with continental calves trading to £445 for an eight week Blue Bull from W and S Airey, closely followed by another Blue bull from Stephen Robinson selling to £440. Blue heifers from the same home sold to £360. Native bred calves were eagerly […]

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Dairy dispersal sees strong youngstock trade

Strong trade for youngstock was seen at the dispersal of Messrs Manners’ Flamborough dairy herd, Field Farm, near Farringdon. Calves at foot averaged £373 with the top seller being a daughter of Scientific Destry purchased by Neil Morris of Sontley Farms for 760gns. She joined a load of 39 yearlings bound for Wrexham. Maiden heifers […]

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10,000gns high for cow and calf outfit at English Premier sale

A British Blue cow and calf outfit topped trade at 10,000gns at Saturday’s English Premier Sale of Aberdeen-Angus, British Blue, Lincoln Red, Salers and Simmental cattle at Newark. Sale topper Cromwell Gemini was an entry from Michelle Wilde’s Ridge Dean herd. The ET-bred black and white February 2011-born Tamhorn Sumo daughter, out of the Woodview […]

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Champion British Blue heifer sells for £1,310

Craven beef and sheep farmer-David Capstick, achieved the double winning both the champion and reserve awards at Gisburn Auction Marts spring greeding and store show and sale, which was judged by Jonathan Townley, Clapham last Saturday (21 March). The winning beast was a ten month old British Blue heifer, which had earlier in the day […]

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2,560gns top call at Moira Holstein sale

Pedigree black and white heifers reached a ceiling of 2,560gns at Holstein NI’s March show and sale, Moira. Sale leader at 2,560gns was the fourth placed Annalong Wyman Cortown 4 from Wesley and David Gordon’s 210-cow herd based at Annalong, County Down. Sired by the Braedale Goldwyn son Pirolo Goldwyn Wyman, she is bred from […]

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Continental calf demand at Borderway

The annual spring show and sale of continental cross steers and heifers at Borderway Mart last week (18 March) met a roaring trade with 1,400 yearling and summer born calves forward and a sale high of £3,000. Topping the sale was a pedigree home-bred red Limousin heifer shown by Colin Little of Mayfield, Carlisle. The […]

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