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Top price far at Stirling today is 28,000gns for the senior and supreme champion, Elgin Glenlivet, by Elgin Davinci, from the Milne family, Elgin. The buyers were the Balmyle, Newhouse and Bathayock herds.

Next at 26,000gns is Burradon Garibaldi, by Gwenog Banjo, from Chris Curry, Morthpeth. Mr Curry also had the next top price of 22,00gns for another by Banjo, Burradon Goldenballs.


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The Charolais supreme championship at Stirling has gone to the senior champion, Elgin Glenlivet, by Elgin Davinic from R.A. Milne, Elgin, which was a winner at the Royal Highland Show last summer.  Runner up was the reserve senior champion, Dundas Godfather, by Maedy Uniroyal, from J.M. Gilchrist, Biggar.

The intermediate championship went to Inverlochy Gurkha, by Balmyle Bollinger, from J. Irvine, Keith and the junior championship to Thrunton Goshawk, by Balmyle Dickler, from J.H.C. Campbell, Alnwick.

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A new record for a Simmental has been set at here at Simmental when the overall and senior champion, Bel Dhu Capercaillie, sold for 45,000gns. Consigned by the MacPherson family, Croy, Inverness, it is by Hockenhull Waterloo, which was the top price bull at 16,000gns at Stirling in 2009, and is the first calf from Blackford Wagtail, by Kilbride Farm Strabane.


The buyers were the judge, Iain Green of the Corksie herd and Andrew Anderson of Smallburn Farms, Elgin both of whom described their purchase as the best Simmental bull they had ever seen.

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THE second leg the Stirling bull sales have kicked off this morning with the Simmental classes.

Iain Green of the Corksie herd has awarded the supreme championship to the MacPherson family, Croy, Inverness, with their senior champion, Bel Dhu Capercaillie 11, by Hockenhull Waterloo, who was bought for the top price of 16,00gns at Stirling in 2009. He is out of the heifer, Blackford Wagtail.

In reserve was the reserve senior champion, Islavale Chip, by Glenturk Premier, from Stewart Stronach, Keith. The intermediate championship went to Annick Clansman, by Skerrington Visa, from L.D. Quarm, Irvine and the junior championship to H.C. Stubbs and A.A. Burleigh, Ballindarragh with Derrycallaghan Crystal Star by Omorga Regan.

Stirling Sim ring The Barlow family, Preston, took the female championship for the fourth time in as many attempts with the April 2010-born, Denizes Cadette 29, by Ashland Tornado.

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Hopes Auction Company, Wigton, have announced that their new market facility on Syke Road to the south east of Wigton is now complete. The first sale will be on Tuesday March  5 with a show and sale of primestock with numerous classes and a total prize money fund of £2500.

This will be followed on Thursday March 7 with a show and sale of store cattle with generous prize money.  The Young Persons Cattle competition will once again be held this year with the qualifying sales for the purchase of cattle being held on March, 7 and 21and April 4.

The official opening will be held later in the spring.


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HEXHAM’S store cattle sale last week topped at £1,600 for a Limousin cross steer from Geoff Hubbuck, Rising Sun, Hexham which was bred by and purchased from his son-in-law, Kevin Sparke, Little Swinburne, Hexham.    Mr Hubbuck went on to sell another at £1,480, one at £1390 and two more at £1380 and averaged £1,362 for eight sold.

Stronger bullocks sold well throughout with Messrs Tomlinson, Sunniside peaking at £1490, Messrs Walton, Ogle Castle topped at £1,450 and Messrs Gregory, Springhill, Seahouses at £1420.

Older heifers were also keenly sought after with a run of 12 Charolais and Limousin crosses from Messrs Herdman, Lunns House, Co Durham,  peaking at £1,230 and averaging £1,127.

Overall 40 per cent  (225 head) of the entry sold for more than £1,000, 45 of which were heifers.

Yearling and younger calves were in demand with trade up on the week. Highlights were a pen of 11-month-old Charolais and Limousin crosses from Kenny Macgregor,  Berwick on Tweed, which peaked at £1,235 and £1,240 respectively and a run of 10, including one heifer, averaged £1,092. A pen of 10 pure bred Charolais steers at nine and 10 months of age from George and Janice Milburn, Loadman, Hexham, sold at £1,000 per head.   

On the same day the sale of breeding cattle topped at £2,400 for a British Blue heifer with a Limousin cross calf at foot from A. and C.L. Bell and Son, Bardon Mill. Limousin heifers with calves at foot sold to £2,250 and in-calf cows topped at 31,220 for Charolais.


Auctioneers – Hexham and Northern Marts.








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It is believed that livestock has been auctioned at Appleby Road, Kendal for more than 135 years.  Tuesday saw the last sale at the North West Auctions Mart before it re-locates to its new site.

It was a poignant day for many farmers and also buyers who have supported the market for many years.

The sale began with a monthly sale of pigs of all classes and breeds.  Trade across the board was good to the end.  The final pig sold was a Saddleback from K. Singleton, Bootle Station which sold at £150 to Dave Morland, Butchery Manager for Westmorland Services, Tebay.

A good entry of 1367 prime sheep included 1145 prime hoggs and 222 ewes Hoggs averaged 156p/kg with all classes showing a significant rise on the week.  The final prime hogg was presented by NWA Fieldsman George Harryman and sold for the Great North Air Ambulance and Cancer Research.  The generosity of all the sheep buyers, several local farmers and the auctioneers enabled the hogg to be sold nine times over to raise more than £1,260.

The final sheep to be sold was a Herdwick ram from George Redmayne , Gowan Bank.  It made £70 and was purchased by Andrew Thompson, Carnforth.


Auctioneers – North West Auctions.

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