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Charolais breeder goes for the Jugular at Carlisle

Charolais breeder goes for the Jugular at Carlisle

Charolais met a strong commercial demand with 67 bulls selling to an average of £4,963 and peaking at 14,000gns at the Carlisle Spring Charolais sale on Saturday 14 May. Commenting on the sale the BCCS chairman Steven Nesbitt said, “The quality Charolais cattle forward of good conformation and correctness were readily sold. The feedback from […]

Charolais to 9,000gns at Welshpool

Charolais to 9,000gns at Welshpool

Charolais bulls met with strong demand at Welshpool on Saturday 30th April, with 31 bulls selling to a top price of 9,000gns and an average of £4176 with an overall clearance rate of 76%. Leading the bids at 9,000gns was the red ticket winner Maerdy Jogger, bred and exhibited by Esmor Evans, Mold, Flintshire. This […]

Much Improved Charolais Sale at Holsworthy

Much Improved Charolais Sale at Holsworthy

A small but high-quality offering of Charolais bulls saw a high of 4,400gns at the South West Charolais Association’s annual sale at Holsworthy on Wednesday 13th April, where bulls averaged £3,159 with a clearance rate of 75%. Leading the bids at 4,400gns was the May 2014-born Trenestrall Jack sired by Springfarm Eldon and out of […]

Holstein UK’s coveted All Britain Award winners announced

Holstein UK’s coveted All Britain Award winners announced

Holstein UK announces the winners of its sought-after 2015 All Britain Award on Saturday 12 March at the All Britain Awards presentation dinner and dance in Carlisle, held in conjunction with the UK Dairy Expo. Voted on by the Breed Society’s National Judges panel, the 2015 winners are a true reflection of the best Holsteins […]

Edenhurst Charolais sale grosses £437K

Edenhurst Charolais sale grosses £437K

The dispersal of the Edenhurst Charolais herd on behalf of Peter and Vanessa Vasey within Borderway Mart, Carlisle grossed in excess of £437,000 including semen sales. There was a packed ringside of Charolais enthusiasts, who had been drawn to the sale to give the Vasey family a fitting send off after almost forty years of […]

Stirling Bull Sales February 16th 2015

Salers bulls sold to a top of 5800gns, 16 bulls sold to an average of £3754 (this includes animals sold out of the ring) Top price went to two lots Lot 7, From J Pirie, Kingussie – Chapelpark Hawk, this April 2013 born bull was calf at foot of Chapelpark Una at the Royal Highland […]

Alford show team crowned champions at National Pedigree Calf Show

Alford show team crowned champions at National Pedigree Calf Show

The Alford family from Foxhill Farm, Cullompton, Devon enjoyed spectacular success at the inaugural National Pedigree Calf Show (NPCS) on Nov 15/16 taking the Inter-breed Champion’s title with its pure-bred Limousin junior bull Foxhill Farm Just the Job to collect £1000 prize money from sponsor Cogent Breeding Ltd. Foxhill Farm Just the Job was bred […]

Young Yorkshire pig breeder takes triple title

Young Yorkshire pig breeder takes triple title

‘Simply unstoppable’ is the only way to describe Yorkshire-based pig breeder and showman Mark Horsley’s success at last weekend’s English Winter Fair national livestock showcase, Stafford, where he took three top title in Live and Carcase Hall classes with Pietrain X pigs reared at his farm at Skirpenbeck near York. Starting off the event Mr […]

Northants sheep breeder in record triple title championship achievement

Northants sheep breeder in record triple title championship achievement

Sheep breeder David Wadland from Aston le Walls, Northants is celebrating having achieved what is believed to be a first at the English Winter Fair livestock showcase, Staffs County Showground, on Nov 15/16 scooping all three top sheep titles in live ring and Carcase Hall competitions. Mr Wadland who breeds Texel and Beltex sheep saw […]

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