Heifer sets market record

It’s been a tough week for us as we lost my dad last Wednesday. He passed away aged 77 years rather unexpectedly. He didn’t suffer fools and was a rare fella who left this life as he’d have wished, with no fuss!

The snow has been posing a problem for some across the country. We’ve had a fair amount and, as temperatures dropped further, we decided to bring the Suffolk ewes and lambs back inside yesterday.

Texel and Beltex lambing continues and on top of that two of our Charolais cows calved this past week, both had healthy bull calves.

A Blackface in-lamb ewe from Hugh and Alan Blackwood, Auldhouseburn, sold for 11,000gns at Lanark and a new rmarket record for a Swaledale in-lamb ewe was set at Bentham for a two-shear ewe from the Sowerbys, Kirkby Stephen. 

Plenty of records set this last week with new market record of £9,100 at Ruthin's show potential sale for a British Blue cross heifer from J.M and A.M Lewis, Llanwrda, selling to Eddie Morgan and Sam Jones, Llandovery. 

In the prime rings, cattle prices are holding up well but it is the hogg trade which is really on fire and looks set to continue with Easter approaching

Sales coming up this week
  • Friday March 2  – Harrison and Hetherington will be hosting its Pedigree Beef Day to include Galloway, Whitebred Shorthorn, Hereford, Blonde, Beef Shorthorn and Simmental Cattle at Borderway Mart
  • Saturday March 3 – Leek Auctions will be holding a special sale of breeding pigs to include in-pig sows and gilts, sows and gilts with litters and breeding boars at Leek Auction Mart
  • Saturday March 3 – Wright Marshall will be hosting the annual show and sale of British Blue cattle to include 60 pedigree and cross-bred British Blues at Beeston Castle Auction 
  • Monday March 5 – North West Auctions will be holding their opening sale of sheep with lambs at foot at Lancaster Mart 

There's been plenty of sales postponed due to the weather, so it's worth checking before you head out.
Until next week,



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