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Archive for February, 2012

Ewes and lambs were in demand at Gisburn on Saturday when 112 ewes with lambs at foot at foot  topped at £242 for Suffolk ewes with twin lambs from Shaun Forshaw, Longridge, Preston.  The packed ringside saw correct ewes with twins generally sell in the £200-£242 price bracket and with singles £150-£200

In-lamb ewes sold to a high of £180 for a pen of Mule shearlings scanned for 1 April from Bob Murray, Blacko, Nelson.  The majority of correct Mule ewes sold in the £135 -£150 region and broken mouth £105-£145.

Mule hoggs from Alec Moorhouse, Barnoldswick which were scanned for 10 April onwards sold to £148 whilst Texel hoggs from the same home made £145.

Store hoggs are still in demand even at this late stage of the season.  Texels sold to £80 and average £71 and Suffolks to £81 and averaged £76.

Cast ewes were in huge demand on Monday 27 February with a top price of  £180 for a home-bred Texel ewe from Bill and Andrew Holden, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire .  Lowland ewes averaged £111. 

 

 

 

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At the Border and Lakeland Club show and sale last week at Carlisle although the average was £2140, there were heifers to be purchased at very good value with the top end animals seeing the biggest decline in direct comparison to the previous month.

Judge, Craig Cochrane from the Maverick herd in Ayrshire, Scotland awarded the overall championship to the first place senior heifer in-milk, Wanelview Bingo Frances 2, from K.J. and C.S. Wilson. Mr Cochrane later purchased the heifer for the top price of the day, 2,600gns.

The reserve champion went to a heifer from David Brewster’s Boclair herd. This was the first Planet daughter to sell in the UK in milk. Bred from three successive generations of EX or VG dams, she sold for 2,300gns to Messrs Sanderson, Brampton.

The second top price of the day went to a heifer from Snow-N Denises Dellia. Nethervalley Sanchez Dellia 2 was consigned by Scottish breeder, R Scott and she joined the herd of Messrs Hewson, Jerriestown, Carlisle, for 2,400gns.

Averages – 2 cows in-milk, £2126.25; 17 heifers in-milk, £2140.15.

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Leek Dairy Sale

ENTRIES from the Award Herd of Messrs Ward, Alfreton, Derbyshire, dominated the February Leek pedigree sale with a top price of £2,560, two at £2,400 and another at £2,300.

Topping the day was Award Dolman Glyn, a Regancrest Dolman daughter. Sold giving 37kg she went to Messrs Parker, Haughton. They also went on to take a second from the same home, Award Laurin Rainbow at £2,400. The second heifer at £2,400 was Award Shot Judy, by Picston Shottle, which went to Messrs Clowes, Cubley.

 Cows peaked at £2,180 for a second calver from Messrs Thomas. Lutterworth, giving 40kg she went to Messrs Mold, Stafford.

Averages  – First quality heifers, £2,093; second quality heifers, £1,648; first quality cows, £2,083. Auctioneers: Leek Auctions Limited

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Selby Stores

At last Saturday’s store sale young bulls met a strong trade topping at £1,370 for a Blonde bull. Steers sold to £1,100 for 20-22 month old Limousin crosses and to £930 for 10 month-old Limousin crosses. 20 month-old Limousin cross heifers sold to £1,155 and 10 month-old heifers sold at £890 and £885.

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This week FG’s livestock editor, Katie Lomas, is at the Perth Bull Sales, Stirling.  For an up-date of whats happening there follow her blog – Lomas on Livestock    http://tinyurl.com/889kdp9

 

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Dolcorsllwyn Fabio sold for 120,000gns

A new all breed world record for a beef bull sold at auction was set at Borderway Mart, Carlisle today when the Limousin, Dolcorsllwyn Fabio sold for 120,000gns.

From Glyn Vaughan and Son, Machynlleth, Powys, the September 2010-born son of Fieldson Alfy out of a Mas du Clo cow which had taken the pre-sale show overall championship, was knocked down to Messrs Jenkinson for the  150 head Whinfellpark herd, Penrith, Cumbria.

The top price aside it was still a phenomenal sale with 131 bulls sold to average £8,203.39, in itself a record average, a 91 per cent clearance rate and 25 bulls selling into five figures.

Next at 38,000gns was the reserve champion, Ampertaine Foreman, by Wilodge Cerberus, out of a Sympa sired cow, from William and James McKay, Maghera, Co. Derry. This one sold with a beef value of +40 to Joe Rafferty, Northern Ireland.

Close behind at 37,000gns  from Harry Emslie was another Wilodge sired bull, this time by Vantastic,  Emslies Frenchman, out of the French cow, Ubonie and sold with a beef value of +36.

Two bulls made 30,000gns. The first was Goldies Black Forever, by Edwards Sirloin, from Bruce Goldie, Mouswald, Dumfries. This black bull is homozygous black and homozygous polled and had a beef value of +43. At the same money was Anside Flint, from Stephen Irvine, Drummuir, Banffshire.  This son of Frewstown Breakdance has been a big winner in the show ring this season.

For full report and photos see Friday’s Farmers Guardian

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In-lambers at Longtown

At Longtown on Tuesday there was a large entry of in-lambers which included a dispersal of Jacobs and Welsh Mountain sheep from S. Coxford Adams, Whitfield, Hexham which drew a big crowd of buyers with trade excellent throughout.

The dispersal stock sold to a top of £160 for Jacob one crop ewes, with shearlings to £120. The overall average was £108. The Black Welsh Mountains sold to £100 and £90 for shearlings, with ewe lambs to £68. Overall average was £81 and a Hampshire ram made £90.

Top in the rest of the in-lambers was £160 for Greyface correct ewes. Mashams sold to £140, Cheviots to £132, Suffolks to £120, Swaledales to £135 and Herdwicks to £58. Shearlings sold to £160 for Swaledales and Herdwick to £62.

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