Farmers Weekly Interactive

Strong sheep trade at Kington sees hoggets sell to £97.50

An entry of 1452 hoggets, cull ewes and store hoggets saw a strong trade in all sections at Kington yesterday (Thursday 26 February). Hoggets sold to £97.50 for a 56kg from Lew Davies; ewes to £137.50 for a Suffolk ewe from S Williams and Son; rams to £146.50 for a Suffolk from Lew Davies and […]

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Charolais bulls top trade with 9,200gns high at Thainstone multi-breed sale

Aberdeen and Northern Marts’ Northern Spring Show and Sale on Wednesday (25 February) saw prices rise to 9,200gns for the Charolais reserve supreme champion. The 22 month old Blelack Immortal TI+58 SRI +63 by the 10,000gns Balmyle Dingle son from Neil and Graeme Massie, Logie Coldstone, Aberdeenshire was sold to W and M Leith, Keith, […]

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Ruthin show potential sale tops at 4,800gns

Limousins stole the show and took the day’s top prices at Ruthin show potential sale on the weekend, where bidding peaked at 4,800gns for the overall champion. Overall 70 cattle sold to an overall average of £1,547. Auctioneer Glyn Owens said a strong contingency of buyers from across the UK saw a nearly full clearance […]

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Topping the trade at 5,000gns was Lomond Windbrook Tory consigned by Jane Steel, Glasgow

Tory tops trade at 5,000gns at Carlisle

The February Border and Lakeland Pedigree sale day took place at Carlisle last Wednesday (18 February) peaking at 5,000gns with an overall average of £1,781. Topping the trade at 5,000gns was Lomond Windbrook Tory consigned by Jane Steel, Glasgow. Tory was placed second in the heifer class and awarded reserve champion by judge Gilmour Lawrie, […]

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Keen trade for younger stores at Hereford

Last week’s store cattle sale at Hereford Market saw nine month old Limousin x steers to £810 (310kg), a draft of 10-11 month old Simmental x from £985 to £1,010, and 10-11 month old pure Hereford steers from £670 to £840. Stronger steers sold to £1,290 for 20 month old home bred Limousins, with other […]

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2,300 guinea top at Yattendon dispersal

The dispersal sale of Frilsham Dairy’s Holstein Friesian herd at Yattendon, Berkshire drew a large crowd, topping at 2,300gns. Sale leader, a second calver was knocked down to Thomas Plas, Carmarthenshire. Two more second calvers both realised 2,200gns each. The first being purchased by P Walker, Pewsey, Wiltshire, and the other by C M Pugh, […]

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Charolais bulls take the highest bid for any breed of 18,000gns at Stirling

Charolais bulls took the highest bid of all the breeds at the Stirling spring sales, when bidding peaked at 18,000gns on Tuesday (17 February). Altogether 15 lots traded at five figure sums, with 136 selling to an average of £6,821, up £283 on the year making it the only breed to beat last year’s average […]

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Salers peak at 5,800gns twice

The Saler sale saw prices top at 5,800gns twice, with 16 bulls sold averaging £3,754. This year saw nearly twice as many bulls sold, but averages were down £971, from £4,725. Breed secretary Liz Wilde said, overall it was a good show and sale. “Farmers are looking at the rewards of easy calving and good […]

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Simmental bulls achieve 12,000gns top at Stirling Bull Sales 2015

Simmental bulls saw a top call of 12,000gns twice when bulls went under the hammer at Stirling on Monday (16 Feb). Overall 129 bulls sold to an average of £4,964 with 80% clearance – the highest for all the breeds at Stirling for these spring sales so far. Breed society secretary Neil Shand said he […]

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Love for Limousins as trade tops 28,000gns at Carlisle

The Valentine Day sale of Limousin bulls at Carlisle may not have realised the six figure sums seen at previous sales, but did have bidders digging deep with seven bulls selling at five figure sums and a high of 28,000gns. Leading trade was Haltcliffe Imperial consigned by the Haltcliffe Herd, New Market, Wigton. This Ampertaine […]

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