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Coloured Breeds peak at 2500gns at Beeston

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Katie Davidson by Katie Davidson

Today’s Spring Coloured Breeds Sale at Beeston Castle saw Ayrshires dominate trade with a top price of 2500gns twice. First to reach this mark was Geraint Thomas’ second lactation Gwynnog Napier Julia, scored GP83 as a heifer she calved at the end of March. Her dam is the VG88 classified Middle Jullia MJJS, a Middle…

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Coloured Breeds peak at 2500gns at Beeston

Today’s Spring Coloured Breeds Sale at Beeston Castle saw Ayrshires dominate trade with a top price of 2500gns twice. First to reach this mark was Geraint Thomas’ second lactation Gwynnog Napier Julia, scored GP83 as a heifer she calved at the end of March. Her dam is the VG88 classified Middle Jullia MJJS, a Middle…

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