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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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Pedigree cows hit 2,600gns at Newark

The dispersal of Ian Houlgrave’s pedigree herds of Lincoln Red, Salers and Simmental cattle saw a top call of 2600gns and strong demand throughout. Leading the bidding at 2,600gns was the Lincoln Red Legbourne Connie P97. This 2011-born first-calved heifer is by Market Stainton George and out of Hemingby Connie J421, a St Fort Essex […]

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Charollais Worcester Saucy Sale tops at 1,700gns

A ewe lamb from Mr Robert Gregory’s Edstaston Flock, Shrewsbury topped the annual Worcester Saucy Sale of Charollais females at the weekend. Sired by the 6,500gns Dalby Malachite and out of a Glyn Coch ewe, the lamb was knocked down for 1,700gns to Mr David Roberts, Kenley, Shropshire. Next best was an in-lamb shearling ewe […]

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BFL lambs top £15,000 at Hawes marathon sale

Bluefaced Leicester made at top price of £15,000 at Hawes 16-hour marathon sale. Topping the day’s trade at £15,000 was a son of Mustang out of a ewe by the £11,000 E1 Hewgill bought a couple of years ago at Hawes by the Wright family. He sold in a two-way split to Andrew Campbell, Drimsynie, […]

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