New Breed Record Set

This week, we've been busy catching up on stock jobs. Flies continue to be a problem, weather conditions haven’t helped and this is the worst year we have had with sheep being struck.

The good news is the spring calves are coming on well, despite the lack of grass we’ve experienced this summer.
 
I was at the Mart's the Heart sale of Beltex, at Carlisle,
where, new breed record of 65,000gns was set for the shearling ram, Airyolland Castro, from Neale and Janet McQuistin sold to Christine Williams and Paul Tippets. While trade for the best was good, there was a lot of sheep going home unsold.
On the same day, the Bleu du Maine sale was dominated by William Baillie's Calla flock, with two ewes making 4,000gns each.

Elsewhere commercial breedingsheep sales are meeting a mixed trade with stronger better sheep selling reasonable well, but little demand for second quality, with averages generally slightly down on the year.

Prime cattle prices have tightened a little and the store trade remains fairly buoyant as a result, especially as some areas have now had some rain to help the grass situation. 
Whether we're buying or selling, our auction marts are an integral part of farming life. I need you to show your support by voting for your most deserving auctioneernew auctioneer and cafe 

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Sales coming up this week
  • Thursday, August 23 – Wright Marshall will be holding Beltex Day, a sale of 73 pedigree Beltex sheep on behalf of the Beltex Sheep Society at Beeston Castle Auction
  • Friday, August 24 – Hopes Auction will be holding an on-farm dispersal sale of  tractors and machinery on behalf of Messrs Bowe at Calvo Stud Farm, CA7 9NS
  • Saturday, August 25 – Evans Bros will be holding the official Show and Sale of Llanwenog Sheep at Llanybydder Mart 
  • Monday, August 27 – C&D Auctions will be holding a sale of pedigree Beef Shorthorn breeding females Including dispersal of the prize-winning Albion Herd at Longtown Mart 

Jemma Naish

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