THE top price of the week came on Wednesday, the final day of the bull sales, when the Charolais bull, Maerdy Ignition, sold for 22,000gns.
LEADING the Beef Shorthorn trade at Stirling at 6,500gns was the roan August 2012-born bull, Chapelton Festival, from Donald Biggar, Castle Douglas. By Glenisla Banqo out of Chapelton Duchess, it sold to D. Calder, Aberfeldy.
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Hundreds of young dairy enthusiasts from across Britain descended on the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, for the most prestigious event in a young breeder’s calendar, the All Breeds All Britain Calf Show. Louise Hartley reports from the new venue.
YORKSHIRE-based judge David Booth said the quality of Holstein calves on the second day of the All Breeds All Britain Calf Show had completely blown him away, and his champion was one which ‘oozed class, style and was correct in every way’.
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Preparations are once again underway for Borderway Agri-Expo, which brings together the best of pedigree and commercial showing classes, along the opportunity to find out about key developments in the livestock industry.
The one-day Dairy Show takes place at the beginning of October. Katie Jones takes a look at what is in store for visitors.
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NORTH Wales farmer Rhisiart Tomos Lewis, who runs a herd of 140 dairy cows with home-bred dairy heifers near Llangybi, Gwynedd, was presented with the Farmers Union of Wales and HSBC award for a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the Welsh dairy industry.
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