Farmers Weekly Interactive

Beanhill herd takes top call at Welshpool Charolais sale

Charolais bulls met a strong demand at Welshpool last week (Thursday 4 February), topping at 5,000gns. Altogether 21 bulls sold to an average of £3,450, representing a clearance rate of 75%. Society chief executive David Benson said: “Considering that the single farm payment has not yet been received by the majority of farmers, there was […]

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STIRLING BULL SALES 2016: Limousins hit 10,000gns

  Limousin bulls sold to 10,000gns on the second day of trading (Tuesday 2 February) at Stirling. Overall 56 out of the 76 bulls forward sold to average £4,601, representing a clearance rate of 74%. Speaking after the sale BLCS Chief Executive Iain Kerr said: “It was a good, solid, selective trade.  There was a […]

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STIRLING BULL SALES 2016: Wattie family tops Angus trade with 24,000gns bid

Aberdeen Angus bulls sold to a top price of 24,000gns at Stirling on Monday (1 February), with a further five bulls selling for five figure sums. Overall no fewer than 93 head sold to average £5804, up £544 on the year, and representing a 70% clearance rate. Father and son team, Neil and Mark Wattie […]

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‘Despondency’ blamed for sticky Beef Shorthorn trade

Despondency cause by delays in subsidies and the recent floods have been blamed for the poor, 50% clearance rates of Beef Shorthorn bulls on the first day of trading at Stirling (Monday 1 February). Overall 34 bulls averaged £4,348 – down £718 on the last year, when 56 bulls sold to an average of £5,066 […]

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Demand remains for fresh cows as Borderway Holsteins top at 2,900gns

Trade averaged £1,379 at the first Border Lakeland Holstein sale of the year, peaking at 2,900gns for a V Doorman daughter. Topping the trade, which was down £355 on the year, was the Bowberhill herd of WM Hutchinson and Son, Rookby, Kirkby Stephen, with Bowberhill Doorman Papoose, bought by Messrs Lawrie, Pettinain, Lanarkshire. This was […]

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New 11,000gns record set for Bluefaced Leicesters

Record books were rewritten at Carlisle on Monday when trade topped at 11,000gns (£11,150) for Bluefaced Leicester females, with ewes averaging £332 higher on the year. Sale leader and overall champion went to a ewe lamb from the Kirkby Redgate flock, Rookby, Kirkby Stephen. Out of a ewe by D17 Hewgill and sired by G1 […]

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A bid of 9,200gns claimed Empire D’Ochain son Littlebank Jimmy

British Blue bull pair make 9200gns at Borderway

A “better than expected” trade saw British Blue prices peak twice at Carlisle last Friday (22nd January) at the society’s special show and sale. First at top trade was Solway View Jasper from K Watret, Annan, Dumfriesshire. This son of Solway View Firecracker, himself a Gitan Du P’Tit Mayeur son and out of a home-bred […]

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Lancaster dairy sale tops £2,600

Dairy trade peaked at £2,600 at Lancaster’s January Extravaganza. The first in the ring, Sandley Patrick, from GH Sanderson and family, sold for the top price of the day at £2600 to Ling Dairies Carlisle. She is sired by Woodmarsh Merchant and bred from seven immediate EX cows who have had lactations in excess of […]

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Heifer tops Ballymena Lim sale at 2,000gns

Averages and clearance rates were down on the year at the first British Limousin Cattle Society’s first sale of 2016 at Ballymena Mart on the weekend (16th January). Sale leader at 2,000gns was the maiden heifer Rahoney Joyful bred by Messrs H and D McFarland, Trillick. This March 2014 born heifer is sired by Ampertaine […]

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Marts report solid trade for store lambs

Improving prime lamb prices and a good start to the hogget season is giving store buyers confidence, with many livestock marts around the country reporting solid trade for store lambs. At Darlington market auctioneers said store sheep trade was in “fine tune” helped by the prime hogg trade, which is currently holding firm. Top price […]

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