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Deelview Charolais dispersal peaks at €9000

Deelview GI Jane, €9000

Raphoe Mart was packed to the rafters for the dispersal auction of Deeleview Charolais on behalf of Ian Maxwell, Convoy, Co Donegal. A huge crowd travelled from right across Ireland and the mainland to attend drawn by the long standing reputation of the herd. Hitting the headlines at €9000 was the ET-bred Deeleview GI Jane…

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Sheep

New Blackface gimmer record at Lanark

A new Blackface breed record was set yesterday at Lanark, when Hugh and Alan Blackwood, Auldhouseburn, sold a pen at £4500 to Paul Coulson, High Seward. Following on from that came a £1040 call for a pen of 10 from Messrs McArthur, Nunnerie, with these taken by Neil Barclay. And then at £880 were another…

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Jersey steals The Dairy Show interbreed title

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The Jersey champion from Geoff and Anthea Dawe has taken the interbreed championship here at the Dairy Show, pipping both the Ayrshire and Holstein to the title by a single point. Scoring 46 out of 50 the Jersey champion, Jubilee Excitation Ceres 2, is by Bridon Excitation and is currently giving 34kg a day as a…

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Rhode Island Reds lead Craven Feather Auction

Pre-sale champions - £85 each

Top price on Saturday at the Craven Feather Auction at Skipton Auction was Trevor Hardaker’s pre-sale champions selling for £85 each. His winners were 22-week-old Rhode Island Red point of lay pullets. They were purchased by JH Whalley, of Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire. Show judge Ernest Bailey from Clitheroe, a member of Ribble Valley Poultry Club, awarded…

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