Business

Business

  • Females from Jim Brown's Eildon dispersal, from Mindrum Mill, Northumberland, proved the star attraction at the Border Leicester show and sale at Lanark, securing all the lead prices including a a new female breed record of £2050 - twice.

  • Scottish Bluefaced Leicester breeders, made their presence felt at an association show and sale at Ballymena Auction Mart, Northern Ireland, last weekend, buying several of the top priced lots.

  • Bluefaced Leicesters from the Wights at Midlock, Crawford, Abington, led the way at an inaugural society show and sale at Longtown, producing the top two sales at £3500 and £1100 for ram lambs.

  • THREE Scottish sheep breeders made their mark at the NSA Wales and Border Ram sale at the Royal Welsh Showground, on Monday, forking out the joint top price of 6800gns to buy the sale leader - a Texel shearling ram.

  • ON-GOING research by a team of UK nutritionists is highlighting the importance of ensuring the correct sources of energy are used in dairy cow diets this winter.

Sheep Sales

Sheep Sales

  • Females from Jim Brown's Eildon dispersal, from Mindrum Mill, Northumberland, proved the star attraction at the Border Leicester show and sale at Lanark, securing all the lead prices including a a new female breed record of £2050 - twice.

  • Scottish Bluefaced Leicester breeders, made their presence felt at an association show and sale at Ballymena Auction Mart, Northern Ireland, last weekend, buying several of the top priced lots.

  • Bluefaced Leicesters from the Wights at Midlock, Crawford, Abington, led the way at an inaugural society show and sale at Longtown, producing the top two sales at £3500 and £1100 for ram lambs.

  • THREE Scottish sheep breeders made their mark at the NSA Wales and Border Ram sale at the Royal Welsh Showground, on Monday, forking out the joint top price of 6800gns to buy the sale leader - a Texel shearling ram.

  • DEMAND was strong for top end Beltex on offer at the Beltex Scotland sale at Lanark, last week, where a top price of 2300gns was for the best from Neale and Janet McQuistin's Airyolland flock, from New Luce.

Cattle Sales

Cattle Sales

  • More than £100,000 changed hands at the dispersal of Tim and Alice Amery’s Gomer herd from Llandeilo, Carmarthen, where a top price of 4300gns was set for the 4½-year-old cow, Gomer Precious Pansy F30, which sold with her five-month-old heifer calf.

  • ANDREW Burnett, who runs the pedigree Spittalton Limousin herd at Upper Spittalton, Blair Drummond, has sold the April 2013-born bull, Spittalton Imij privately for £18,000, to Millington Grange Limousins, Millington, East Yorkshire.

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  • SHOW calves and yearling store cattle with further show potential were in strong demand at Aberdeen and Northern Marts' Spectacular show and sale, last week, where an impressive 14 animals sold for or above £2000.

Trends/Prices

Trends/Prices

  • An investment of more than £1m by the British Limousin Cattle Society (BLCS), will have the potential to deliver an estimated £50m per annum into the pockets of commercial producers using its genetics.

  • Average wool prices are 15p per kg up on the year, suggesting that guide prices issued earlier in the year by the British Wool Marketing Board, should be met and in some cases may could be exceeded.

  • Price of oil is the key to future values in a global marketplace

  • IT may be sunny and warm for September, but prime lamb prices are in virtual free fall with most of the auction marts over the past week witnessing values fall in excess of 10p per live kg on the previous seven days.

  • GB pig values have again fallen on the week, with latest GB DAPP (UK spec') price sitting at 155.21p per deadweight kg - the lowest this year - which is again down on the week, and a massive 10p per kg lower on the year and on the 164.5p seasonal peak seen at the beginning of June.

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