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Archive Article: 1997/02/14

14 February 1997

A Suffolk breeder takes the Supreme Charolais championship, a 19-year-old Welshman sells the top price Limousin and 800 Aberdeen Angus bidders pack the ringside, reminiscent of times past. Just some of the highlights seen by the crowd at Perth bull sales last week. For full details of the four-day event, turn to page 37.


Perth bull sales – prices at a glance

change in average

Top (gns) Average (£) on Feb 96

Charolais24,0003789+222

Aberdeen-Angus11,0003385+333

Limousin88003583+355

Simmental85002767-33

Beef Shorthorn52002562+500

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Archive Article: 1997/02/14

14 February 1997

Enthusiasts prepare to put a 105-year-old Burrell traction engine through its paces to drive a threshing drum: The history and development of steam threshing during the first half of this century has been recorded by G F A Gilbert in a generously illustrated and detailed book. Steam threshing 1900-1950 is an A4 hard back likely to become a collectors item. It is available from the author, G F A Gilbert, 23 Beville, Woodwalton, Huntingdon PE17 5YP, at £30 including p&p.

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