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Dairy trade well back at Carlisle

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Katie Davidson by Katie Davidson

Trade was well back at the July Borderway Monthly Dairy Day Sale where over 120 head were on offer. Prices reflected the notice of another milk price cut. The value of good milky heifers is now in line with 2006 values with a top price of £1580 and average of £1285, however, on a positive…

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Hampshire Downs sell to 1000gns at Stratford

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Dairy trade well back at Carlisle

Trade was well back at the July Borderway Monthly Dairy Day Sale where over 120 head were on offer. Prices reflected the notice of another milk price cut. The value of good milky heifers is now in line with 2006 values with a top price of £1580 and average of £1285, however, on a positive…

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