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Archive | December, 2011

Happy Christmas to all on Taking Stock

The livestock team are all off on their Christmas holidays from today, so there will be a bit of a break in the Taking Stock coverage. HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL and see you again in 2012! The Farmers Weekly Livestock team

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Lambs sell well at Cutcombe Christmas Fat stock show and sale

Trade at Cutcombe 29th Christmas Fat Stock show and sale benefited from additional buyers including local butchers looking to purchase the show winning animals.   Lambs sold very well with an overall average of 193p/kg with the prize winning lambs making prices between 250- p/kg.   Light lambs (59) sold to realise an average of […]

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Strong dairy trade at Frome Market

Frome market sale goers witnessed 50% of the dairy entries reaching the £2,000 mark last week. Premier Livestock Auctions reported strong demand throughout with a large complement of buyers in attendance creating an “amazing trade”.  “Overall a quality entry was presented for sale and everyone was very keen to buy,” they said. A run of […]

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11,000gns top at Northern Stars Texel sale

Saturday’s Northern Stars sale of Texel females at Ballymena Mart, Northern Ireland, saw an entry from Roger Strawbridge’s Tamnamoney flock shine the brightest among the 77 head sold, collecting an 11,000gns bid.   Mr Strawbridge’s sale topper, from his Coleraine-based flock, was SRY1000054, an ET bred Mullan Playboy daughter out of a dam by Castlecairn Kennedy […]

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Cast cow smashes mart records at Huntly Christmas Show and Sale

United Auctions has reported a new centre record for a cast cow at it’s Huntly mart, after a cow from Smallburn Farms topped £2,000 at the annual Christmas Show and Sale. In fact, it is thought the cow (pictured below), which was bought by Phillip Simmers, Blackmuir, for 191p/kg, is the “dearest OTM animal sold […]

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Plasucha Texel gimmer tops at 2000gns at Welshpool

  At the Shropshire and Borders Texel Club’s in-lamb sale at Welshpool today local breeder Robert Bennett topped the trade at 2000gns with a yearling from his Plasucha flock based at Meiford, Powys.   In 2011 the Plasucha Flock enjoyed a successful year winning the club’s medium size flock competition. It was a yearling by […]

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A year of record breakers at H and H

2011 has been a year of highs for Harrison and Hetherington. According to sales director, Scott Donaldson its accomplishments read almost like a Guinness MART of Records. Mr Donaldson takes a look back at the livestock trading for the last six months and looks forward to 2012. “It’s been a year for records tumbling, as […]

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Red Ladies peak at 10,000gns

    A top price of 10,000gns and a £3612 average for 26 maiden heifers marked the Red Ladies Derby show and sale at Carlisle on Friday – but as always at this sale there were plenty of bidders keen to invest in the younger portion of weaned calves on offer which produced an average […]

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10,000gns top for Red Ladies

  Four of the first ten lots at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s Red Ladies Derby fixture at Borderway Mart today left the ring unsold but the champion, the served heifer Grahams Ethel from Robert and Jean Graham, made 10,000gns. Buyer was J Elliott, Roxburgh Mains, Kelso. Millington Faberge, the reserve champion from Millington Grange […]

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Beltex lambs smash record at Clitheroe Christmas Show

A pen of four Beltex lambs smashed records at Clitheroe Auction Mart’s annual Christmas show and sale on Tuesday (13 December).   Taking the championship, judged by Mr Ben Gray, the four from I & M Lancaster, Wiswell, weighed in at 40.5kg.  They were snapped up by Countryside Meats, Lancaster, for a mart record price […]

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