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Agri-Expo: Heifers to the fore in overall championship

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Borderway Agri-Expo 2014: Katie Davidson by Katie Davidson

Taking the overall honours at Agri-Expo 2014 was Gareth Small’s heifer champion Khaleesi. This 570kg Swarland Eddie daughter is out of a British Blue cross Limousin dam. Purchased privately from James Alexander’s Jalex herd she was reserve overall commercial champion at Balmoral, Baby Beef champion at Beef Expo, champion commercial and then overall champion at…

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Agri-Expo: Heifers to the fore in overall championship

Borderway Agri-Expo 2014:

Taking the overall honours at Agri-Expo 2014 was Gareth Small’s heifer champion Khaleesi. This 570kg Swarland Eddie daughter is out of a British Blue cross Limousin dam. Purchased privately from James Alexander’s Jalex herd she was reserve overall commercial champion at Balmoral, Baby Beef champion at Beef Expo, champion commercial and then overall champion at…

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Agri-Expo: Mortons win lamb championship

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Taking the championship in the prime lambs here at Agri-Expo was Andrew Morton and family, Denny, Stirling, with their Beltex cross lambs. This 51.5kg pair are by the 2500gns sire Whitehill Too Hot To Handle and were on their first show outing. Judge Jimmy Mulholland said they were a perfect pair of butchers lambs. “They…

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Milk price woes not hitting dairy trade as Sedgemoor sale hits 5000gns

 A depressed milk market doesn’t look to have caused any falter in demand for the best milkers on offer, with trade hitting 5000gns at Sedgemoor’s Autumn Gold Sale today. Leading the trade was Holmead Merlin Socks VG-2yr from Terry Cox and family. She was the last daughter of his well-known Show Cow Mapleigh Juror Socks…

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Tri-colour tops Skipton autumn working dog sale at 4050gns

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North Craven’s Shaun Richards was top dog again at Skipton Auction Mart’s autumn sale of working sheep dogs when selling his three-year-old tri-coloured bitch Queen for a sale-topping 4050gns. Mr Richards, who runs Pen-y-Borough Sheep Dogs in Eldroth, near Settle, has now headed the selling prices at three of this year’s four seasonal fixtures at the UK’s leading sheep…

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