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Archive | March, 2011

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Dungannon Limousins hit 4200gns peak

The overall champion and reserve bulls shared the top price of 4200gns yesterday’s Limousin sale at Dungannon.Joint trade leaders at 4200gns were Eniver Eoin and Culnagechan Engineer respectively. Eoin was the male and intermediate champion. This is an August 2009-born bull consigned by M McKeefry, Carhill Road, Garvagh, Coleraine. A powerful Ampertaine Abracadabra son and […]

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Bellas take strong bids at Haresfoot dispersal

A pair of Bellas have helped keep the average up at the Haresfoot dispersal with a mother and daughter combo selling at 5500gns and 9000gns.First to go was one of the herd’s great show cows Haresfoot Bella 6, a February 2000-born daughter of Horizon Ranger Red out of Haresfoot Bella, a Bankend Lord Ontario daughter. […]

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8000gns takes another top Haresfoot milker

Selling for 8000gns at Beeston in the Haresfoot dispersal was Haresfoot Jordan Barbara, a November 2004 Ex92 classified daughter of Ja-Bob Jordan Red out of Calderglen Barbara. This fourth lactation cow was sold in-calf to Palmyra Tri-Star Reality and has three milkings at 10,000kg and above including her ongoing fourth which stands at 10,634kg in […]

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More Haresfoot Ayrshire dispersal highlights

The young heifers are certainly proving popular at the Haresfoot sale today, with a 7300gns bid securing Haresfoot Remington Ella, an ET bred July-born heifer calf. This Mapleburn Remington daughter is out of Haresfoot Ella 47, a Cuthill Towers Autumn Gold daughter and an Ex94 classified dam. She was also All Britain junior cow in […]

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Pamelas draw top bids at Haresfoot dispersal

A brace of Pamelas have taken the top two bids of the day so far at today’s Haresfoot dispersal, with Haresfoot Enigma Pamela selling for 8500gns, while her daughter, Haresfoot Remington Pamela sold at 8800gns.Enigma Pamela is an April 2006-born Ravenhill Enigma daughter classified Ex91. This third calver gave more than 10,000kg in her second […]

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Haresfoot Simply Red Pamela sells at 5100gns

One of the early highlights of today’s Haresfoot Ayrshire dispersal, Haresfoot Simply Red Pamela, has just sold at 5100gns.Unquestionably one of the star lots of the sale Simply Red Pamela is a Forte Simply Red daughter out of Haresfoot Pamela 3 and has an impressive show record, including being  All-Britain calf champion in 2006, reserve […]

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Today’s Haresfoot Ayrshire dispersal

As many of you avid dairy fans will know today sees the Haresfoot Ayrshire herd dispersed at Beeston for Duncan Hunter.Unfortunately,with a baby due any day now I can’t be there myself to see this tremendous herd of cows sold, however, I do have a spy or two heading to Cheshire today, so I’ll endeavour […]

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Carlisle suckled calves sell to £3750 top

Saturday’s sale of suckled calves at Carlisle saw a number of showmen out looking for calves for the summer circuit with a high of £3750 paid for the reserve heifer champion from A and M J Trafford, Bassenthwaite Hall Farm. This Limousin cross sold to Michael and Melanie Alford, Cullompton.Then making £3000 was the heifer […]

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Thainstone stores attract strong trade

Steers sold to a top call of £1275 for a 710kg Limousin cross from Leitcheston, Enzie, at last Friday’s show and sale of store cattle at Thainstone, with the best price/kg being 230.8p/kg paid for a pen of three 364kg Charolais crosses from North Bethelnie, Oldmeldrum.Top in the heifers was an £1100 bid for a […]

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Monckhaven Holsteins sell to 4200gns lead call

Topping last week’s first sale to disperse the Monckhaven herd of Holsteins for Martin and Jackie Monckton was second calver Monckhaven Rampage Mitzy Red at 4200gns.This is a Rampage daughter which have close to 10,000kg in her first lactation and was three weeks calved at the sale and sold giving 50kg a day. She went […]

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