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Broad genetics on offer in Stirling Beef Shorthorn entry

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Beef Shorthorn buyers will have a diverse range of genetics to pick from when it comes to finding new bulls at next week’s Stirling sale, with new import lines on offer among the noted UK sires and first crop sires. With an entry of 102 it promises to be a great show of bulls and…

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Sheep

BFL’s at Carlisle hit 4800gns twice

Bluefaced Leicesters hit 4800gns at Carlisle today on two occasions and the first to go at that money was a ewe lamb from the Willoughby family’s Penhill team. By a Midlock tup out of a Hundith sired ewe. This one found a new home with G W Lee and Sons, Co Durham. The second at…

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Dairy

Dairy trade to £2020 at Skipton

Champion £2000, reserve £2020

A small offering of 15 dairy cattle at Skipton yesterday reflected trade across the country with quality milkers most sought after. Trade peaked at £2020 for the second prize and reserve champion winner Aireburn Windbrook Kneirke from Brian Moorhouse. Three weeks fresh and giving 32 litres she is out of a VG scored home bred…

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General

Members vote to refinance Cally Mart

Shareholders in troubled Caledonian Marts have voted in favour of re-financing the business through a new form investor of shares. With the business facing unrecoverable debts of close to £4m an extraordinary shareholders meeting on Friday saw board members quizzed as to the best way forward, with the upshot being that 349 of the shareholders…

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