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Ewe hoggs fly while lamb price tumbles further

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Jonathan Long by Jonathan Long

Its been a tale of two trades over the last few days, with yesterday’s annual sale of ewe hoggs at United Auctions’ Stirling Mart seeing buyers in spending mood, while in markets across the country the new season lamb trade has continued its downward spiral. At Stirling the Mule hoggs on offer levelled the day…

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Beef Expo ’15: Championship honours goes to Wales

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Brothers Rhidian and Cai Edwards have gone one better to take the Beef Expo championship title back to Wales in the form of their Limousin cross heifer Sooty weighing 547kg. Bred by the Bowen and Bowen team, she’s been shown previously standing third in the baby class at the Welsh Winter Fair and will next…

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Sheep

Ewe hoggs fly while lamb price tumbles further

Its been a tale of two trades over the last few days, with yesterday’s annual sale of ewe hoggs at United Auctions’ Stirling Mart seeing buyers in spending mood, while in markets across the country the new season lamb trade has continued its downward spiral. At Stirling the Mule hoggs on offer levelled the day…

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Carletonherd Holsteins disperse milking portion

The dispersal of the entire milking portion of the Carletonherd from RR Basey-Fisher and Son, Norwich, attracted a good crowd to Beeston Castle. Leading trade at 1620gns was Carletonherd Constellation Buttergirl, a daughter of the stock bull Forte Constellation that is in her fourth lactation and due again at the end of October to Majestic…

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Skipton dogs reach 5000gns

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Friday’s working dog sale at Skipton saw a top price of 5000gns achieved after the day’s auction had been completed for a dog which went unsold under the gavel. This was one from Shaun Richards, of Pen-y-Borough Sheep Dogs, Eldroth, who, stepped up with another talented performer, the black and white dog, Marchup Roger. This…

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