Category Archives: Sheep

£34,000 top for Kirkby Swales

BIDDING rose to £34,000 last week at Kirkby Stephen for the Swaledale Sheep Breeders Association ‘C’ District ram sales. Top bid came in on Friday for a tup from Eric and Robert Wear, Howe Green, near Glenridding. This ram, Howe … Continue reading

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Top of 18,000gns at Carlisle Beltex fixture

PRICES rose to 18,000gns at the the Beltex Society premier show and sale at Carlisle. Top price was a home-bred shearling ram, Dooley Napal, from David Thornley, Derbyshire. This February born son of the imported sire Viagrow is out of … Continue reading

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Top drawer Texels to 1,750gns

THE annual ‘elite’ top drawer sale of Texel sheep held on behalf of the North West Texel Breeders Club saw a top price of 1,750gns at Chelford. The auctioneers reported trade was steady and unspectacular for shearling gimmers but picked … Continue reading

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Western Area Branch Suffolk sale at Builth

The 47th Annual Show & Sale for the Western Area Branch of the Suffolk Sheep Society was held at the NSA Ram Sale at Builth Wells. Judge, R. David Williams, Criccin, awarded the championship to Geoff Biddulph, Cheshire. His Pexhill … Continue reading

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Natioanl Beltex Progeny Show at Skipton

North Yorkshire husband and wife breeders Sue and Jeff Wilkinson, of Langlands Farm, Barningham, Richmond, secured the supreme championship for the first time at the fifth annual National Progeny Show for pedigree and commercial Beltex sheep organised by The Northern … Continue reading

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Ediburgh Suffolks sell to 20,000gns

A top bid of 20,000gns, a sales gross of £235,384 for 122 ram lambs sold at a 69 per cent clearance rate were the headlines at Suffolk Sheep Society’s fixture at Ingliston, Edinburgh. Earning the top call was a Cairness … Continue reading

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Record of 26,000gns for Suffolks at Shrewsbury

THE fifth national Sale of Suffolk sheep at Shrewsbury Livestock Centre produced a new sale record price of 26,000gns. This was achieved for the show champion, a ram lamb from Jimmy Douglas’ Cairness flock, Aberdeen. The lamb, which took all … Continue reading

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Charollais sell to 8,200gns at Worcester Premier sale

BIDDING peaked at 8,200gns at the Charollais Sheep Society’s premier sale at Worcester market. Earning the top money was one of six shearling rams consigned by William and Carole Ingram, Aberdeenshire. The ram, Logie Durno Judge and Jury, was sired … Continue reading

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Gisburn dairy and spring lamb sales

AN entry of over 30 dairy cattle competed for the prizes at the Gisburn Auction Marts spring dairy show and sale. The championship went to a second calf cow J. Dugdale, Stackhouse, Settle. It sold to D. Coulthurst, Goosnargh, for … Continue reading

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Centre record of 5,600gns for Charolais at Holsworthy

CHAROLAIS bulls sold to a new top centre record of 5,600gns and average of £3,431 in Holsworthy on Wednesday at the breed society’s south west official spring fixture. Sale leader was Broadbury Diesel, a two-year-old bred by R. and F. … Continue reading

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