Deputy Business Editor

Latest articles from Kayley Kennedy

PREMIUM Hot work at the Royal Welsh

IN some of the hottest conditions of the year, Scottish exhibitors made their mark at the Royal Welsh Show this week by winning a number of breed championships.

PREMIUM Gavin wins Scottish National and the open

THERE was an international flair in the air of the MacRobert Pavillion as shearing and woolhandling entries were boosted by competitors using the Royal Highland Show as a warm-up for the World Championships in France next month.

Special sales in the November 3 issue

Lanark LAWRIE and Symington sold 723 store and breeding cattle, last week, where Limousin cross bullocks topped the trade at £1240 from Allfornought and 228p per kg from Powflatts.  With bullocks averaging 201.7p, heifers levelled at 192.3p and reached £1195 for a British Blue from South Flakefield and to 212p for a Limousin from Bickerto Hall.  Dairy-bred cattle topped at £895 from South Gilmerton to average 141p. A cow with calf from South Stane led the breeding cattle at £1550.  A few days later the company sold 2739 sheep, including 1803 store lambs which sold to £73 for Texels from Kirkton of Crawford, with the 1180 Blackface lambs to £63 from Kirkland Farming, Kirkconnel.  Cast sheep (939) saw ewes peak at £129 for Beltex from Westfield which also led the ram trade at £86 while hill ewes sold to £60 from Calla and rams. 

New centre record at Thainstone

AN in-calf heifer set a new centre record of £7000 at Aberdeen and Northern Marts' Thainstone centre, on Tuesday, when the British Blue cross from Harry and Lynwen Emslie, Kinknockie, Mintlaw, sold at that price.

Claire making Winter Fair first

LANCASHIRE Holstein breeder, Claire Swale, is set to make history later this month when she becomes the first person from the UK to judge at the Royal Winter Agricultural Fair (RWAF) in Toronto.

Young breeder leads Hawes trade

WITH a lack of spending money in the industry and uncertainty over the future of farming come next year, breeders of Swaledale rams took a hit on the year at the Swaledale Sheep Breeders' Association B district's two-day sale at Hawes when fewer rams sold to significantly reduced averages compared to the same sale last year.

Ardtalla bullock tops Islay sale at £1020

A CHAROLAIS bullock from the consignment of 81 calves from Ardtalla Estate led the sale of 187 cattle at Caledonian Marts' Islay centre when it sold to Andrew Dunn, Redhall, for £1020.