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Dingwall in-lamb sale sees Texels sell to 2600gns

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Dingwall 2600gns Milnbank texel Jonathan Long by Jonathan Long

In-lamb Texel trade hit a high of 2600gns at Dingwall last night when Robbie Wilson sold the reserve champion from the pre-sale show. This was a Teiglum Tornado carrying a single to Glenside Valhalla which found a new home with Michael Minnie. Further entries from Milnbank sold to 1700gns, with the Strathbogie pen of the…

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Limousin: Shaws Josie makes 6000gns

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Lifting weaned calf trade at Carlisle to 6000gns was the first prize heifer calf Shaws Josie (lot 74) from Michael and Fiona Burns. This January 2014-born heifer is by Powerhouse Elite and out of the Broadmeadows Cannon daughter Shaws Elegance. She was junior Limousin champion at Stars of the Future and sold away to Mr…

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Dingwall in-lamb sale sees Texels sell to 2600gns

Dingwall 2600gns Milnbank texel

In-lamb Texel trade hit a high of 2600gns at Dingwall last night when Robbie Wilson sold the reserve champion from the pre-sale show. This was a Teiglum Tornado carrying a single to Glenside Valhalla which found a new home with Michael Minnie. Further entries from Milnbank sold to 1700gns, with the Strathbogie pen of the…

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Royal Ulster Winter Fair: Holstein secures interbreed championship

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Clinching the Holstein championship was Hallow Holsteins and Roy Cromie’s Desmond Dundee Embrace. Fresh with her fourth in May she is giving 45 litres a day she was purchased as a month-old-calf at the Cream of Ireland Elite Sale for €10,200. She was exhibitor bred champion, best udder and honourable mention at Emerald Expo 2013.…

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Welsh Winter Fair: Updates from the Pig section

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Judging the pigs at the Welsh Winter Fair was Neil James from Raglan, he tapped out his champion pair as Messrs Roberts’pair of Modern pure-bred bacon pigs weighing 86kg to 105kg with a Welsh pair grossing 189.5kg. Reserve to them was a pair of Welsh cutter pigs also from Messrs Roberts and weighing 73kg and…

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