Farmers Weekly Interactive

Michaelmas Collective tops at 2,650gns

The Michaelmas Collective Dairy Sale met strong trade, peaking at 2,650gns for a freshly calved heifer at Sedgemoor on Tuesday.  Sale topper, Beneknowle Rampager Jean 9th, bred by PJ Andrews, Plymouth, Devon and sired by the hombred bull, Rampager, and out of Beneknowle Baroque Jean 7th. She sold giving 36kg to an undisclosed buyer. Next […]

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UK Dairy Day: Coloured breed champions

Jersey   Claiming top honours in the Jersey ring was the senior cow Heritages Lovely Lady from the Wilson family, Cardigan. Sired by Bluegrass Jazzmans Lady Valentine she is out of Bluegrass Heathers Heritage.   Ayrshire   Leading the line up in the Dairy Shorthorn championship was the heifer Allstar Real Joybell from E Tomlinson, […]

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UK Dairy Day: Holstein champion

Winning the Holstein championship at the first UK Dairy Day, Telford,  was Bilsrow Gibson Ada from D and S Tomlinson, who milk 260 pedigree Holsteins, in Preston, Lancashire. Sired by Silky Gibson she is out of the Cogent Design daughter Bilsrow Design Ada and is giving 62 litres a day, having calved with her fifth […]

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Buoyant Welsh Mule trade at Builth Wells

Builth Wells sale of nearly 10,300 Welsh Mule yearling ewes and lambs drew large crowds and met with very buoyant trade last Friday (12 September). The top yearling ewe price of £215 a head was for a pen of 30 ewes from Messrs H and E Powell, Llwyngwilym. Buyer was Mr G Price, Parcyderi, Llanilar, […]

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Two herd dispersals draw the crowds in at Bakewell

The overall top price from the store and breeding cattle sale, Bakewell, was £1,950 for a five and a half year old pedigree Limousin cow and her four month old Blue bull calf at foot. The outfit was sold on behalf of RM Hardy, Waterhouses.  The same vendor also sold a 10 year old in-calf […]

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Cutcombe Market sheep sale tops at 159p/kg

A good entry of 1,144 lambs and ewes met firm demand at Cutcombe Market on last Thursday (11 September). An entry of 403 prime lambs sold to an average of 152.2p/kg. Top price a head of those 45kgs plus went to A J and M J Tarr and Son, who reached £73.80 (149p/kg), next at […]

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Firm trade of prime lambs and cull ewes at Knighton

An entry of 713 prime lambs and 913 cull sheep met firm trade at Knighton Market last Thursday (11 September). Lamb trade averaged 152.12p/kg with buyers still wanting well-meated lambs.  Trade topped at 164p/kg for 47.5kg Texel cross lambs, to £78 a head. This was also top price a head from J J Owens and […]

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Lleyn Sheep Society’s annual sale met strong trade at Ballymena

Trade at the Lleyn Sheep Society’s annual sale, Ballymena, topped at 880gns for Girgadis Class Act, a Seamus Killen sired ram out of a homebred ewe from Barry Latimer, Trillick. Buyer was J Bradley, Maghera. Next in the top money was the first prize ram from C and A Kennedy, Ballyclare.  Mileview Carlingford was sired […]

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Texels top the record breaking 2014 Kelso ram sale

Texels took the top spots as the Kelso 2014 ram sales saw three records broken. In contrast to the 2013 sales, this year saw a new record price of £35,000, a new record average of £684.17 and a new record turnover of £2,922,105. By the end of the day 4,271 rams had changed hands at […]

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Autumn trade stays strong at Border and Lakeland dairy day

Quality heifers met rising averages of £167 on the previous month at September’s Border and Lakeland Club pedigree Holstein dairy sale. Despite the recent down turn in milk and dairy markets, demand for freshly calved cows and heifers remained strong, peaking at £1,950 twice. The first was reserve champion heifer, Carhall Sensation Sonia. This seven days […]

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