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Archive | June, 2010

Brown Swiss in demand at herd dispersal

Brown Swiss cross cows sold a peak of 1600gns twice at the dispersal of Willet herd of Holstein and Brown Swiss last week.On a day that saw more than 200 cows and 140 youngstock come under the hammer Mark Northcott of auctioneers Symonds and Sampson reports buyers in attendance from eight counties all of whom […]

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Stores in demand at Bishops Castle

Store cattle continue to trade well at Bishops Castle with 125 head traded at last week’s sale to average more than £650/head. The steers forward levelled the day at £715 and 178p/kg with a top price of £995 paid for a pair of 710kg Limousins from B A Betton, Lower Stitt. Top price/kg in the […]

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Private sale sets new Beef Shorthorn record

A private sale for a bull from Donald Biggar’s Chapelton herd has set a new breed record of £16,000 for a Beef Shorthorn.The bull, Chapelton Covenanter, is a son of Chapelton Typhoon out Chapelton Duchess 690. This makes him a full brother to 13,000gns bull Chapelton Braveheart which sold at Stirling in February. Covenanter was […]

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Quality dogs sell well to top £2625 at Bentham

Quality dogs were in demand at Bentham Auction Marts third sale of sheep dogs, with a large crowd of potential bidders gathering to secure top lots.   Sale leader at £2625 was local trainer and trials man Richard Briggs from Wennington with Jock, a three year old registered black, white and tan dog with plenty […]

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Fierce bidding forces dairy prices to 6300gns at Beeston

A fierce bidding battle to secure some of the best dairy genetics on offer at this month’s Western Holstein Club’s monthly show and sale forced prices to top 6300gns. Although trade was fast with plenty of potential buyers on the day as well as bidders by telephone wishing to secure top lots, trade for second […]

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Royal Highland Show tails

As many of you may well already be aware last week’s Royal Highland Show sheep section was dominated by talk of short tails and sheep possibly being excluded from the event for being inappropriately docked. I resisted the urge to make mention of this matter until now so as not to detract from the achievements of […]

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Royal Highland pairs titles decided

The interbreed pairs titles in both the beef and sheep classes have been judged this morning, in the beef lines the winners were the Angus pair, with the Shorthorns reserve. Across in the sheep the championship went to the North Country Cheviot duo, while the Bluefaced Leicesters were reserve. Unfortunately a technology hold up in […]

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Royal Highland pairs titles decided

The interbreed pairs titles in both the beef and sheep classes have been judged this morning, in the beef lines the winners were the Angus pair, with the Shorthorns reserve. Across in the sheep the championship went to the North Country Cheviot duo, while the Bluefaced Leicesters were reserve. Unfortunately a technology hold up in […]

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North Country Cheviot is Highland sheep champion

Top spot in the Royal Highland sheep interbreed championship has gone to a familiar family, with the Thomsons of Hownham Grange taking their third title in four years with their homebred North Country Cheviot shearling ewe.This one, which one the NCC Park section is by Gilston The Midden and out of a homebred dam by […]

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Hereford is Highland interbreed beef winner

The beef interbreed championship has gone to the Hereford champion, Romany 1 Captain from Aileen and Stephen Nesbitt. The couple run 35 Hereford cows at home in Buckinghamshire where Captain is stock bull for the herd. He is by Crickley 1 Figurehead and out of Romany 1 Julia. He was bought for the herd after […]

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