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Archive | February, 2012

Dairy trade flying at Sedgemoor with 30 lots over 2,000gns

The demand for dairy cattle seems set to continue if yesterday’s sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre is anything to go by. Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt reported an “excellent trade for fresh milk” with 30 lots selling for more than 2,000gns and a top price of 2,700gns achieved for a second calver. Taking the top call […]

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British bred Texels draw attention in France

Caption: Two tups from Ian Murray’s Glenway flock will be on the EBLEX stand in Paris A quartet of British Texel rams have been the star attraction this week at the world famous Salon International D’Agriculture (SIA), better known as the Paris Show. The rams, sourced from flocks in the North East of England formed […]

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Little Man heads to Dovea Genetics

  Portadown based sister and brother, Sarah and Sam Matchett are toasting success after leading AI company Dovea Genetics selected their Aberdeen Angus bull Birches Little Man L923 to join their stud for 2012.   This young pair first started breeding Aberdeen Angus in 1998 when Sam Matchett was given heifer Drumcrow Lima G266 for his […]

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Skipton Mart weekly round up

A near 3,000-strong entry of prime sheep – a solid turnout for the time of year at Skipton Auction Mart’s weekly sale on Monday – saw lightweight hoggs and export weight hoggs achieving similar trade on the week. (Feb 27)   Beltex-x were popular, with a pen from Ian & Mary Lancaster, Pendleton, heading the […]

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Limousin “baby” heifer tops Ruthin sale at £5000

  The 13th Annual show & sale of show potential cattle on behalf of the ‘North Wales Potentials’ committee was held at Ruthin Livestock Centre  when there were 91 catalogued entries forward.   Judge Berwyn Hughes, Ceredigion selected his winners from strong classes of steers and heifers giving top honours to an eight-month old Limousin […]

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Shadwell Estate Angus herd sells stock bull in private sale to Idvies herd

  The Shadwell Estate Aberdeen-Angus herd has sold two year old herd sire and past show bull Shadwell Black Broughton K485 for a substantially high five-figure and herd record price to the Idvies herd of Messrs F J Fraser and Son, Newton of Idvies, Forfar. Broughton is a son of the Norfolk-based herd’s past senior […]

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Hallfield bulls take top three prices at Blonde sale

  James Weightman was certainly the Blonde breeder leaving Borderway Mart with the broadest smile after taking the top three prices with bulls from his family’s Hallfield herd in Co Durham as well as both the supreme and reserve supreme championships.   Hallfield Forger led the trade at 6200gns heading back to Co Durham with […]

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Show winning heifer tops Carlisle Herefords at 3,050gns

   A good trade for Hereford females produced the day’s top price of 3050gns at the breed society’s show and sale at Borderway Mart.   Romany 1 Dawn A51 (Terminal Sire Index +25) from J R B Wilson and Sons, Kelso was the ringside favourite on a day that saw this November 2010-bred daughter of […]

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Belted Galloway sell to 1,920gns at Carlisle

Hallshill Jura, a black and white Belted Galloway heifer, topped the trade at the Galloway Cattle Society’s fixture at Borderway Mart. She was part of the dispersal of Brian Underwood’s Auchencairn herd based at Castle Douglas. By Ballamoar Kaiser she was in-calf to Barwise Jamboree and heads for Northern Ireland with buyer H Irvine, Ballyclare, […]

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Beef shorthorns to 2,800gns at Caldwell dispersal

The final lot in the dispersal of Derbyshire breeder Roger Hodson-Walker’s Caldwell Aberdeen Angus and Beef Shorthorn herds made the top price of 2800gns at Borderway Mart, Carlisle. The call came from J Oliver, Newcastle-on-Tyne for the roan Beef Shorthorn bull Caldwell Cracker – a son of Tamhorn Zac and out of a Chapelton Nobility […]

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