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Archive | January, 2011

Stirling (Perth) Limousin preview

As with the Angus, I’ve had a look through the Limousin catalogue for Stirling too, so here’s my selection from what’s entered. Once again feel free to add your own picks below and we’ll see what you think I’ve missed… First up on my list is Haltcliffe Espagnol (lot 336), this is by Sympa and […]

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Stirling (Perth) Aberdeen-Angus preview

Well, it’s that time of year again and there is just a week left until the first round of the spring bull sales at Stirling kicks off. So, as has rapidly become tradition here on Taking Stock I’ve been through the catalogues available to provide you with a preview to spark some discussion, although hopefully […]

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Lovel Holsteins hit 2050gns at Sedgemoor

Last week’s dispersal of the Lovel herd of Holsteins at Sedgemoor for John Churchouse saw trade peak at 2050gns for Lovel Shottle Maureen, a third calver, last calved in November and which had yielded more than 10,000kg in both of her first two lactations. Her heifer calf then topped the calves, selling at 550gns.Also making […]

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Dunnerdale head Beeston Castle Holsteins at 5400gns

The Dunnerdale herd of Wilson and Stephen Boow dominated last week’s mid-month Holstein sale at Beeston Castle, taking the top four prices, including the leading bid of 5400gns.Taking the top call for the partnership was Dunnerdale Toystory Gail, the champion from the pre-sale show. This one is a Toystory daughter bred from eight generations of […]

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Ketteringham Holsteins sell to 2150gns top

The dispersal of the Ketteringham herd of Holsteins for Foster Harrison Farms saw a top of 2150gns paid for second calver Ketteringham Bolton Ivy, a November calved cow sold giving 50.4kg a day. She went to John Shropshire for the Bridgelane herd, Market Drayton. Next best was an 1850gns bid for Ketteringham Granite Marly, a […]

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Moira Holsteins reach 4100gns high

Moira’s sale of Holsteins on Monday saw a top call of 4100gns made for the champion from the pre-sale show, Audmore Goldwyn Burgandy from William Crawford, Co Fermanagh. This Braedale Goldwyn daughter sold following a franctic bidding battle, with the final bid coming via the telephone from Cyril and Martin Millar of the Glenleary herd, […]

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£2020 call leads Skipton monthly dairy sale

Top call at this week’s Skipton Dairy Sale was a £2020 sale for the second prize fresh-calved heifer from Malcolm and Robert Swires, Beckwithshaw. She sold to Alan Outram, Bury.This one was one of 10 entered by the Swires which levelled  the day at £1756, with the champion also coming from their entry.  This one […]

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Bristol Holsteins sell to 4000gns

Top price at the inaugural monthly Bristol dairy sale was a 4000gns bid for calved heifer Holmead Talent Roxy 2 from R T and M S Cox, Shaftesbury, Dorset. The Ladino-Park Talent daughter from the great Roxy family was bred from nine successive generations of cows in the top two grades and sold to P […]

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Swaledale ewes hit £4000 at Hawes

Swaledale ewes sold to a top of £4000 at Hawes last weekend when Messrs Skidmore, North Hanging Wells sold a ewe to F Brennand, Chapel-le-dale.Second best of the day was a £2100 bid for the first placed shearling ewe from the pre-sale show, one from P E and K A Sowerby which sold to I […]

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Records tumble at Dungannon Hereford sale

Nothern Irish Hereford breeders saw records broken at the Northern Ireland Hereford Breeders Association Premier Show and Sale at Dungannon Farmers Mart. Setting a new centre record and selling at 5100gns was Lisrace Loyalist V from David Wilson, Magheraveely, Co Fermanagh. He found a new home with pedigree breeders John and Melanie Williams who run […]

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