Record price of £12,000 for a Blackface female

Much-needed rain finally arrived, which was gratefully received. Unlike yet another blumin' sheep inspection, the second in just over a year. You receive a phone call and they have to come around in 48 hours. Like last time, the inspection was fine, however it's a right pain when we both work full time and workloads and plans have to be rescheduled at such short notice.

We've had a couple of calves arrive. Our favourite Blue cow which calves naturally, and for the past few years has had bull calves, at last had a heifer calf! Our Dairy Shorthorn house cow calved a Blue cross heifer calf. Both calves we'll keep, the pure Blue to keep the breeding lines going and the cross calf should make a good recipient.    

Charolais bull trade peaked at 12,000gns at Carlisle. The trade topper was the supreme, male and junior champion McCaldrick McIntoish. A new Blackface record female record was set at United Auctions Stirling when a ewe hogg from Ian Hunter, Dalchirla, sold for £12,000.

Sales coming up this week

  • Saturday, May 20, 2017 – Major production sale of the Langham’s herd of multi-prize winning pedigree South Devon cattle at Newark Livestock Market
  • Saturday, May 20, 2017 – Sale of pedigree Limousin cattle followed by pedigree Salers cattle at Welshpool Livestock market

Have a good week.

Steph Ryder
Head of Commercial Sales & Development


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