A BRITISH Blue cow with calf at foot led the overall offering at the English Premier sale of pedigree Aberdeen-Angus, British Blue, Lincoln Red, Salers and Simmental cattle at Newark, last week, when she was sold with a 10,000gns price tag.
ABERDEENSHIRE beef and sheep farmer, Lloyd Fowlie, Guise of Tough, Alford, came home in style from last weekend's Jalex commercial sale in Northern Ireland, having purchased the top priced lot at £4100.
Bulls from Billy Robson and sons Michael and Norman, Kilbride Farm herd from Doagh, Ballyclare, topped at the Northern Ireland Club's Simmetnal spring show and sale, at Dungannon, with two selling for the equal top price of 3000gns.
A POORER quality show of Holstein cattle forward for the third Border and Lakeland Club sale of the year at Carlisle, saw the overall average drop £340, to £1443 per head, with the separate consignment of 20 from R Martin, Orton Grange, leading the way.
Potential show calves met an excellcent trade at Caledonian Marts' Stirling Spring Show, which included the Clyde and Central Young Farmers' calf Rally, where a top price of £4600 was achieved in the open section with a new Young Farmers' Rally centre record also set at £4000.
A poorer quality show of Holstein cattle forward for the March Border and Lakeland Club sale at Carlisle, saw averages drop £340 on the previous month, to level at £1443 per head, with a separate consignment of 20 from R Martin, Orton Grange, leading the way.