FODDERLETTER Farms provided the star attractions at Aberdeen and Northern Marts' annual show and sale of weaned and sucked calves at Thainstone, winning both the champion heifer and bullock titles with home-bred Limousin cross calves
MORE than 1100 store cattle were sold at a show and sale at Caithness Livestock Centre, Quoybrae, where WB Ironside, Haster Farm, Wick, secured the overall championship with a 25-month-old Charolais cross heifer.
PEDIGREE Holstein heifers from the Hunter family's Letterkenny herd, from West Tarbrax, Shotts, led the way at the 'Technicolour dairy show and sale' at Lanark, gaining the championship and the top two prices.
A CHAROLAIS bullock weighing 480kg from Duncan Semple, Dippen, led the way at United Auctions first suckled calf show of the season, at Stirling on Monday, securing the overall championship and the top price of £2100.
DESPITE the good harvesting day, milk prices were dearer for the best and middle range dairy cattle at Wright Marshall's Mid-Month sale of pedigree and commercial dairy cattle at Beeston, which attracted an entry of in excess of 430 head.
TRADE peaked at 2100gns at the monthly Border and Lakeland Holstein Club's show and sale at Carlisle, which witnessed a complete clearance following two consecutive rises in the Global Dairy Trade of almost 25%.