Farmers Weekly Interactive

Archive | September, 2010

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New 5000gns dairy record set at Sedgemoor

A new centre dairy record was set at Sedgemoor this week when a second calved cow from Ian and Carol Tuckett’s Kerswell herd dispersal sold at 5000gns.Setting the new record was VG89 classified Jordan Samantha 27. She sold to Matt House for his Chedhunt herd.At 2350gns was an 84 point classified daughter of Ladino Park […]

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Mule ewe lambs average £95.53 at Lazonby

The annual Alston Moor sale of Mule ewe lambs at Lazonby yesterday saw the best trade many could remember, with the average for the 19,545 lambs forward rising by £19.55 to level at £95.53. Topping the trade were the second prize pen from the NEMSA show from Messrs J Lee and Son, Parson Shield. These […]

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AgriLIVE may be gone, but the spirit of Smithfield lives on

Just a week ago the winter primestock show scene was rocked by the cancellation of AgriLIVE Smithfield, which had been due to host the Royal Smithfield Club’s primestock classes.And now, just a week later, a temporary home for the championships has been found at November’s East of England Winter Stock Festival, Peterborough.The arrangement will see […]

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Wedderlie Texel dispersal hits 1800gns

The dispersal of the adult portion of Wedderlie flock of Texels for the Campbell family saw a top price of 1800gns paid for stock ram Llyfni Owi. this Haremoss North Star son is out of a dam by Craighead Hercules and sold to Tom and James Whitefoot, Tercrosset, Brampton.Following that at 1700gns was the best […]

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Carlisle Roussins top at 1200gns

In what was a rare four figure bid for the breed Roussins sold to a top call of 1200gns at Carlisle on Saturday with the this price paid for the third prize ram lamb from the pre-sale show. This one from John Fleming’s Stairhaven flock at Glenluce, Wigtownshire, was bought by G McIntyre, Moniaive, Thornhill. […]

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Blue Texel females in demand at Carlisle

Females dominated the trade at Saturday’s sale of Blue Texels at Carlisle with six of the catalogues entry trading at 800gns or more. Trading at the day’s leading price was a ewe lamb from David Alexander. This one is by a Johnsland tup and out of a homebred dam. She was knocked down in the […]

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Skipton dairy trade reaches £2140 peak

Prices at Skipton’s month’y dairy sale saw a top call of £2140 for a freshly calved heifer from Robert Lambert, Conistone. This one, which was champion in the pre-sale show, is a by a sire bred in the Aireburn herd and sold to John Howard, Heslaker. A £2080 call secured a well-bred fresh calved heifer […]

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Carlisle Texels sell to 2800gns

Making the top price of 2800gns at Saturday’s sale of Texels at Carlisle was a shearling tup from Bruce Goldie. This one, Knock Pilot, was bred by Albert and George Howie, and is by Tophill Knockout and out of a dam by Anglezarke Krug. Sold with an index of 243 he went to L C […]

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Hexham Bluefaced Leicesters sell to £2400

Taking the top call of £2400 at Hexham’s sale of Bluefaced Leicesters was a shearling tup from the Brownleaze family. This one is by A2 Firth and out of a dam by X2 Highberries. Buying this one were two breeders, Messrs Snaith Clennel and J Herman, Eldingham. Making £1500 was a shearling from Lowes Fell. […]

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Carlisle Hampshire Downs set new breed record

Trade at Saturday’s sale of Hampshire Downs at Carlisle was strong, resulting in a new female record for the breed being set at 1020gns. Taking this top price was a shearling ewe by Wattisfield What Not and out of a dam by Yarcombe Highflyer from Jim and Patsi Cresswell, Diss. This one, which was breed […]

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