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Archive Article: 1995/04/14

14 April 1995

Kicking off the spring lamb shows and sales last week was Sturminster Newton, where almost 300 suck lambs were forward. Auctioneer Andrew Robinson saw average prices of 145p/kg for lights, and 140p/kg for mediums. Prices should now hold at similar levels through April, he suggests. Hoggs, meanwhile, were making about 130p/kg. Overall suck champion came in the shape of D W and C M Olds pen of 38kg lambs (Dorset cross Rouge ewe to Ile de France ram) which also took first prize in the heavy class, and went under the hammer at £61.90. The second prize pen, at 30.5kg, made £46; and £54 was paid for the 33kg lambs which collected third prize. Among the lighter lambs, judge Robert Eversden awarded first prize to a pair of 34kg animals from Richard Hole which made £50.20. Second prize went to the 39kg lambs which sold for £56; and the third place winners, at 41.5kg, sold for £58.20. (Premier Livestock Auctions)

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Archive Article: 1995/04/14

14 April 1995

Increased use can be made of the farms hedgecutter by fitting this McConnel rotary ditcher in place of a conventional flailhead. Designed for cleaning out ditches and roadside drainage channels, the attachment comprises a 600mm (2ft) diameter cutting disc with three blades and three throwing paddles. Price of the attachment, which has a maximum cutting depth of 300mm (12in), is £2995.

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Archive Article: 1995/04/14

14 April 1995

A pivoting linkage for tight headland turns, and sealed oilbath gearboxes are incorporated on two windrowing rakes from Taarup. Designated the 750 and 751, the two models have working widths of 3.4m (11ft 2in) and 3.8m (12ft 6in) respectively; swath widths are adjustable from 0.4m to 1m (16in to 40in). Optional equipment includes spring lift for the swath deflector, and twine retaining safety wires. Prices for the 750 and 751 are £2755 and £2980.

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