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Archive | March, 2012

South Devon bulls reach 7200gns

  South Devon breeders competed for high health status bulls at the herd book society’s show and sale at Exeter where bidding reached 7200gns for an entry where every bull had been tested clear of BVD.   The South Devon Herd Book Society’s fixture offered bulls that were BVD clear and had been double vaccinated […]

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Frewstown Limousin calves top at 3,400gns at Ballymena

  The British Limousin Cattle Society (BLCS) Breeders’ Sale held yesterday at Ballymena Mart on behalf of Derek Frew, Kellswater Road, Antrim, N. Ireland saw pedigree and commercial breeders turn out in force for this second annual weaned calf sale.   Prices were led by the smart May 2011 born bull calf, Frewstown Gargantuan, which […]

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South Devon Herd Book Society sale tops at 7200gns

  A bull from the Sexton herd of leading breeder Richard Harvey topped the South Devon Herd Book Society’s show and sale at 7200gns at Exeter.   Sexton Poll Polaris 26th, by the successful sire Sexton Poll Hermes, stood champion and heads for Hampshire with buyer D A Ashcroft to join his Chavid herd at […]

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Record cattle trade at Frome Market

The best Limousins sold at a record level at Frome Market this week with heifers selling to 232p/kg from E R and R Bowring and steers to 228p/kg from W A Waterman who also had another at 223p/kg.   All grades were in demand and many more would have sold to advantage, report the auctioneers, […]

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Border and Lakeland sale tops at 3,200gns

  A 3,200gns call lead the way at The March Border and Lakeland Dairy sale held at Borderway Mart, Carlisle. Sale topper was the winner of the senior heifer in milk class, Boclair Bolton Elegance from J Brewster. Out of the world renowned Krull Broker Elegance EX96, she sold to Messer Bryson, Whiteflatt Farm, Mauchline, […]

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Big money for Limousin x at Young farmers overwintering sale

Last week’s Aberdeen and Northern Marts Young Farmers’ overwintering contest, held at Thainstone, Inverurie, saw big money being paid for Limousin crosses with two selling for £2,600. The first to hit this top price was an 11-month-old class winning Limousin cross heifer from Lauren Stronach, 15, Maisley, Keith.  Originally bred by W. Patterson & Son, Ardioch, Keith, and weighing in […]

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Kirkby Stephen easter prime show and sale

    The Annual Easter prime show and sale of spring lambs and fat cattle saw a fantastic turnout of top quality local bred stock put in front of judge Gavin Little at Kirkby Stephen Mart on Tuesday.    In all an entry of 1,191 prime sheep were forward with Mr Little awarding his overall […]

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New record £550 price for rearing calf achieved at Skipton

  This week’s March show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart resulted in a new record price of £550 achieved for a rearing calf under six weeks old. Achieving this new record prize was the show champion, a first prize British Blue bull calf presented by brothers Shaun and Peter Sowray, of Bowes Green Farm, Bishop Thornton. […]

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18,000gns new breed record for Lincoln Reds at Newark

  A new breed record price of 18,000gns – and the highest priced animal ever sold at Newark Auction Mart – was paid today at the Lincoln Red Cattle Society’s show and sale.   The bull, Beverley Noble, took the championship title and was consigned by Ivan and Martin Clough, Beverley, east Yorkshire and heads […]

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Pedigree Holstein tops £2,680 at Leek

  This week’s dairy sale at Leek, Staffordshire, resulted in a total of 95 cows and heifers going under the hammer to a top price of £2,680 for a pedigree Holstein. Taking the top price on the day was Overseal Wendy 283 from Messrs Marshal of Overseal, by Emerald-Acr-SAT-Baxter she boasted a VG87 point G.Dam, sold giving […]

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