• 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 FANTASTIC entry of 1400 yearling and summer-born calves met a roaring trade and Harrison and Hetherington's show and sale of show potential calves, last week, where trade peaked at £3000.

  • IT WAS the champion from Ally Fraser, of Easter Clune, Lethan, which went on to top the Young Farmers' overwintering competition held at Aberdeen and Northern Marts' Thainstone centre last week.

  • TRADE peaked at 5400gns with a 91% clearance at a Northern Ireland club show and sale of Charolais at Dungannon Auction Mart.

  • 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.

  • IT was the champion which went on to top the Kirkby Stephen Classic show and sale of store cattle on Monday.

  • A poorer show for quality saw an easier trade at the March show and sale of pedigree dairy cattle at Ayr, on Tuesday, where the commercial cattle sold to £1950 twice for in-milk heifers from John Kennedy and Son, Perryston, Ayr, while the pedigree section peaked at 1950gns for a calved heifer from Messrs Steel, Kepculloch, Balfron.