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Cheviot shearlings top £190/head at Longtown

Cheviot Mule Shearling topped topped at £190 at Longtown mart this week (26 August), with trade rising by almost £25 on the year.   The 1,385 Cheviot Mule shearlings met the best trade of the day, with demand far outweighing supply. The sale topped at £190 for a consignment from GB Milroy, Mains of Machermore, […]

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Strong bidding sees price peak at 4,000gns at Welsh National Texel sale

Trade for Texels peaked at 4,400gns at the Welsh National Sale, Welshpool on Saturday (23 August). Strong bidding saw a 79% clearance rate in the ram lambs and an 85% clearance for shearling ewes, with averages rising in all sections on the year. Sale topper was a shearling ram from Cefyn Pryce’s Caereinion flock. Caereinion […]

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Prices top 5,400gns at English National Texel sale

Texel ram lambs met strong demand at the English National Texel Sale, Worcester, with trade topping 5,400gns. Taking the top call of the day was Peter Woof’s Stainton Vantage II. This is a full brother to Peter’s 11,000gns lamb at Lanark last week and is an Anglezarke Uno son out of a dam by Sportsmans […]

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Border and Lakeland dairy trade tops 2,800gns

Dairy trade topped 2,800gns at the August pedigree dairy day at Borderway Market, Carlisle last week. Sale leader was the two-year-old Ayrshire Morwick PSC Sandy from DA Howie and Sons, Morpeth. Sired by Poos Stadel Classic she is out of Morwick Partisan Sandy Red and sold to Holehouse Farms, Kilbirnie, Ayrshire. Next best at 2,300gns […]

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New world record price for Limousin heifer at 125,000gns

A new Limousin world record price of 125,000gns (£131,250) was set when the Illingworth family’s maiden heifer Glenrock Illusion went under the hammer at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, last week. The family took the decision to disperse herd, with the exception of the herd’s matriarch Glenrock Spangle, to help fund the purchase their tenanted farm, Eaglesfield, […]

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Top call of 145,000gns at Lanark Texel sale

Trade topped 145,000gns at last week’s Scottish National Texel Sale, Lanark. The sales 82% clearance rate for the ram lambs was the highest recorded at Lanark in the history of the breed and the sale was also the highest grossing Texel Breed Society sale. British Texel Sheep Society chief executive John Yates said: “While the […]

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Sedgemoor dairy trade tops at 3,000gns

Dairy trade topped at 3,000gns at Sedgemoor’s Top 10% and Seasonality Sale on Tuesday (19 August). Price leading bull, Panda Challenger, from Westwood farms, Somerset, is the only bull in Europe from show winning dam Ms Chastity Domain Chaya ET VG88. His grand dam is Regancrest S Chassity and with a Type of 3.69. He […]

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Beltex ram lamb hits 10,000gns in 22nd Premier show and sale

The Beltex Sheep Society’s Premier twenty second annual show and sale saw 1,231 rams and females forward, topping at 10,000gns. The sale held last Friday (15 August) at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, saw a January-born ram lamb leading the trade. Quarrymount William Wallace, son of Ardstewart Mr Bow Jangles and out of a homebred Beechtree Keystone […]

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Skipton calf show and sale reaches new high

A record price of £700 was established at Skipton Auction Mart’s summer rearing calf show and sale on Monday (18 August). The new all-time high fell to the show champion British Blue-cross bull calf from the Sowray family, Bowes Green Farm, Bishop Thornton. Brothers Peter, Paul and Shaun Sowray have won all four of this […]

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Knighton store cattle meet firm trade

A Limousin cross steer took the top spot in an entry of 139 store cattle at Knighton last Friday (15 August). Top price a head was £1,365 for a 610kg Limousin x steer from T Lewis and Son, Great Castle. The same vendor also realised £1,330 for a 760kg Charolais x steer, £1,325 for a […]

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