Farmers Weekly Interactive

Archive | April, 2008


Weeton Holsteins disperse to 38,000gns

A mouth-watering catalogue of Holstein cattle from one of the UK’s leading herds, offered in a blue-tongue free zone to a massive crowd of buyers committed to spending plenty of cash. It doesn’t get much better. So it was no surprise that the second sale to disperse the milking portion of the Weeton herd in […]

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Polish buyers head for Balmoral Show

Potential cattle buyers from Poland will be visiting next month’s Balmoral Show, Belfast, at the invitation of the Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC). LMC has invited Konrad, an international cattle and genetics business to Balmoral show this year to showcase the quality and variety of cattle breeds available in Northern Ireland. Jelmer […]

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Aberdeen-Angus trade hits £940 at Ashford

Trade for pedigree Aberdeen Angus cows topped at £940 at Ashford market on Tuesday for a 2000-born Perryville Nimrod daughter with heifer calf at foot. Forward from a dispersal from the Wetland Trust, Fisher Pinky Pride, bred by R J Hutchings sold to Maggie Howie, Wrotham. Mrs Howie also bought one from the same holding, […]

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Charolais stores achieve £1078 Huntley record

A single consignment of 100 Charolais cross steers, from Duncan Urquhart, Buckie sold in Huntley on Thursday for a centre store ring record average of £1,078. The steers averaged 644.80kg and 167.39p/kg. The top lot made £1,250. “This was a very, very strong run of steers which are currently in short supply,” commented UA auctioneer, […]

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Border Club’s British Blue champ sells for £970

Taking the championship at the Border British Blue club’s primestock show and sale at Carlisle was W T McMiken, Nether Ernambrie with a heifer weighing 547kg and selling for 177.5p (£970.93) to Mike Atkinson Taking the reserve championship was M and J Cowen, East Curthwaite Farm with another heifer this time weighing 661kg and selling […]

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Longhorns top 2000gns at Worcester

The Longhorn Cattle Society’s Spring Show and Sale at Worcester enjoyed continuing success again this year with a total clearance and a top price of 2000gns on two occasions. The champion on the day Three Bridges Galileo, a two year old son of Blackbrook Masquerade from R J Sheppy and Son sold to the joint […]

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Welsh Black stores in strong demand at Dolgellau

The Welsh Black Cattle Society’s Spring Sale at Dolgellau was characterised by brisk trade and good prices. Nearly 200 pedigree store steers and heifers went under the hammer and saw prices exceed those previously recorded at the sale. The highest priced pen of four or more steers were bred and sold by Messrs I I […]

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Limousin trade hits 4000gns for south west club

A strong line up of Limousin cattle on behalf of the South West Limousin Club saw a fantastic trade with over 300 potential purchasers standing around the packed sale ring at Holsworthy Market for the 2008 South West Regional Sale. The Show and Sale took place at the Devon market for the first time and […]

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Simmentals hit 3600gns twice at Carlisle

A joint top price of 3600gns was achieved for the champion (judged by Andy Ryder) Simmental at Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Friday. Chesterman Titan, from N and N Gwynne sold to D J A Davies, Wales. Chesterman Titan is sired by Gretna House Supersonic and out of Rosten Julie. At the same price was Derwentwood […]

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Lincoln Reds cause stir at Newark

Causing a stir and applause round the ring side, one of the two Lincoln Red bulls forward for Newark’s multi breed sale today has just matched the top price of the day met earlier by a Charolais. Forward from Mr and Mrs R H Grace, Solebay John, a Market Stainton Esquire son has just been […]

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