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'Bouyant' South Devons £681 dearer at Exeter

Averages lifted £681 on the year at a much more buoyant South Devon Spring Sale at Exeter, hitting a top of 5,400gns on Thursday (6 April). Strong local demand was…

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Charolais bull trade peaks at 25,000gns

Charolais bulls met a solid commercial trade at Stirling on Tuesday 21 February at the breed’s official spring sale, when bidding peaked at 25,000gns. Nine lots traded at five-figure sums…

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Stock sales 2016: Brexit has positive effect on trade

Political manoeuvrings rarely help the unpredictable business of making a profit from primestock, but the effect of the Brexit vote during 2016 actually benefited beef and sheep producers. For those…

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Limousins sell to 5,100gns at Welshpool

The North West Midlands and North Wales Club show and sale of Limousin cattle saw prices rise to 5,100gns at Welshpool on the weekend (26 November), with the Sarkley herd…

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DAIRY

4 of the highest prices from the Perfection Collection sale

The highly anticipated Perfection Sale of world-class pedigree dairy cattle at Shrewsbury Market, Shropshire, at the weekend (21 April), saw bidding peak at £22,575 with a new record average of…

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Livestock sector: Prices and trade predictions for 2018

Analysts are tentatively predicting solid prime beef prices and looking for exchange rates to keep demand high for UK lamb in what could be a bumper year for production. A…

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LIVESTOCK

Angus outfit claims South West record of £6,510

A major reduction sale of the Woodington herd, North Devon, averaged £2,382 for cow/calf outfits and set a West Country record of £6,510 on Saturday (14 July). Owned by Greenslade…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Grass shortage making store trade more selective

Store cattle prices remain firm for quality but reports from around the countryside suggest more selective bidding is creeping in on longer-keep cattle as the dry spell continues. A larger…

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Virtual Wagyu sale hits 13,000gns for cow and calf

One of the UK’s first virtual sales hit an average of £6,352 for Wagyu females at Hexham on Saturday (30 June), as online bidders met in a conference suite to…

LIVESTOCK

Worcester Charollais hit 22,000gns

A top price of 22,000gns was the highlight of a great weekend’s trading (29-30 June) at Worcester’s national sale for performance-recorded Charollais males and females. Leading the sale was Ffrwd…

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LIVESTOCK

Video: Stirling bull sales brings more records

Over 8,000 visitors flocked to Stirling to see this year’s Stirling bull sales where records were set and elite genetics once again found new commercial and pedigree homes. Several new…

DAIRY

Video: All the action at UK Dairy Day

The UK Dairy Day was busier than ever this year. The event, held at Telford International Centre on Wednesday 13 September, attracted 8,422 visitors. And with 310 trade stands, 83 cattle…

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