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Leading prices from Ulverston Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Lancaster Auction Mart

3:39pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Ulverston Auction Mart

Leading prices from Penrith Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Penrith Auction Mart

3:36pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Penrith Auction Mart

Leading prices from Lancaster Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Lancaster Auction Mart

3:33pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

North West Auction Mart

Leading prices from Kirkby Stephen Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Carlisle Auction Mart

3:29pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Kirkby Stephen Auction Mart

Leading prices from Hawes Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Hawes Auction Mart

3:24pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Hawes Auction Mart

Leading prices from Carlisle Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Carlisle Auction Mart

3:21pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Carlisle Auction Mart

Leading prices from Broughton Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Carlisle Auction Mart

3:18pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Broughton Auction Mart

Leading prices from Kendal (J36 Crooklands) Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Kendal J36 Crooklands Mart

2:58pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

North West Auction Mart

Leading prices from Bentham Auction Mart

2:50pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Bentham Auction Mart

Leading prices from Ulverston Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Lancaster Auction Mart

3:23pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

North West Auction Mart

Leading Prices from Penrith Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Penrith Auction Mart

3:20pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

North West Auction Mart

Leading Prices from NWA J36 Crooklands Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Kendal J36 Crooklands Mart

3:19pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

North West Auction Mart

Leading Prices from Kirkby Stephen Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Carlisle Auction Mart

3:16pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

North West Auction Mart

Leading Prices from Carlisle Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Carlisle Auction Mart

3:14pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

North West Auction Mart

Leading prices from Bentham Auction Mart

3:12pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

North West Auction Mart

Leading prices from Lancaster Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Kendal J36 Crooklands Mart

3:10pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

North West Auction Mart

Leading prices from Hawes Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Hawes Auction Mart

3:08pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

North West Auction Mart

Eden alpaca pioneer to say farewell to herd

The Westmorland Gazette: Pat Bentley

6:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A RENOWNED Eden alpaca herd is to be sold at a special auction next month.

'Track nesting birds' plea

2:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

THE British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) is calling on UK householders to help track the progress of nesting birds in gardens by getting involved in the 2014 Nest Box Challenge (NBC).

Police receive training at wildlife crime course

12:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

THIRTY police officers from Lancashire and Cumbria Constabularies received specialist training at the first regional wildlife crime course.

Help crack down on litter

8:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

KEEP Britain Tidy has launched its annual Great Litter Count, to find out which brands are the most littered.

Leading Prices for Ulverston Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Lancaster Auction Mart

2:07pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

North West Auction Mart

Leading Prices for Penrith Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Penrith Auction Mart

2:06pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

North West Auction Mart

Leading Prices for Kirkby Stephen Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Carlisle Auction Mart

2:04pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

North west Auction Mart

Leading Prices for Kendal (J36 Crooklands) Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Kendal J36 Crooklands Mart

2:02pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

North West Auction Mart

Leading prices from Hawes Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Hawes Auction Mart

1:59pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

North West Auction Mart

Leading Prices from Carlisle Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Carlisle Auction Mart

1:54pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

North West Auction Mart

Livestock owners must be risk aware

The Westmorland Gazette: Livestock owners must be risk aware

12:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Iain Richards is a South Lakeland vet

MP Tim Farron calls for more help for upland farmers

The Westmorland Gazette: Tim Farron MP

5:30pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

SOUTH Lakes MP Tim Farron used questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ask for more to be done to help upland farmers.

Best bloodlines will be on show at spring sale

The Westmorland Gazette: At last year’s show, Pete and Charlotte Denston of sponsor Coomara, overall champion Townlaw Lustful, Robert Sloan, judge David Tomlinson of Bilsrow herd, and champion owner Bryce Sloan

3:40pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

THE UK’s largest spring show and sale of Holstein Friesian bulls takes place in Cumbria next Wednesday, giving buyers chance to access the finest bloodlines available.

Leading prices from Ulverston Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Lancaster Auction Mart

2:56pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

ULVERSTON: Tuesday, March 25. Sale of livestock. Prices - Prime hoggs and cast sheep: Beltex to £119 each (average £103), or 233.33 pence per kilo (average 216.28p); Charollais 71 (71), 191.89 (191.89); Cheviot 92.50 (92.50), 199.35 (199.35); Herdwick 89 (82.13), 199.75 (168.09); Kerry 79 (79), 168.09 (168.09); Mule 85 (80.10), 197.37 (192.24); Suffolk 90 (79.38), 208.74 (177); Swaledale 85.50 (76.60), 201.53 (195.3); Texel 117 (94), 222.09 (220.14). Dairy: Newly calved Friesian heifer 1,450. Calves: Limousin bull 265. Store cattle - Heifers: Blonde d’Aquitaine 1,165; Simmental 970; Aberdeen Angus 1,025; Limousin 945. Steers: Aberdeen Angus 1,110; Montbeliarde 870; South Devon 805; Simmental 1,045; Limousin 930; Holstein/Friesian 805; Stabiliser 1,075; British Blue 795. Prime cattle - Heifers: Limousin to 220.5 pence per kilo; British Blue 203.5. Steers: British Blue 212.5, or £1,470.50; Limousin 203.5; Saler 202.5.

Leading prices from Lancaster Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Lancaster Auction Mart

2:54pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

LANCASTER: Friday, March 28. Sale of cattle. Forward: 520 head. Prices. Store cattle - Bullocks: Charolais to £1,480 each. British Blue 1,450; Limousin 1,390; Hereford 1,280; Aberdeen Angus 1,200; Montbeliarde 1,170; South Devon 1,170; Friesian 1,010; Ayrshire 920; Simmental 900; Shorthorn 840; Swedish Red and White 750. Heifers: Charolais 1,270; Aberdeen Angus 1,220; Hereford 1,220; Limousin 1,210; British Blue 1,160; Simmental 900; Montbeliarde 850; Bazadaise 840; South Devon 720; Friesian 550; Stabiliser 470. Bulls: British Blue 660; Aberdeen Angus 660. Cast cattle - Cows: Charolais to 169.5 pence per kilo; Limousin 159.5; Friesian 159.5; Simmental 154.5; Aberdeen Angus 141.5; Blonde d’Aquitaine 141.5; Hereford 134.5; Blue Grey 121.5; Swedish Red and White 121.5; Jersey 97.5; Brown Swiss 77.5. Heifers: Montbeliarde 189.5; Friesian 137.5. Cast/prime bulls and bullocks: British Blue 179.5; Montbeliarde 151.5; Friesian 149.5. Calves - Bulls: Limousin £228; British Blue 140; Friesian 128; Hereford 120. Heifers: British Blue 285; Hereford 270; Limousin 135; Aberdeen Angus 132. Stirks - Bulls: Aberdeen Angus 490; British Blue 455; Swedish Red and White 375; Limousin 360; Friesian 302. Heifers: Aberdeen Angus 510.

Leading prices from Kirkby Stephen Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Carlisle Auction Mart

2:51pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

KIRKBY STEPHEN: Tuesday, March 25. Weekly sale of sheep. Forward: 1,242 prime sheep, comprising of 1,059 prime hoggs and 183 cast ewes and rams. Prices: Prime hoggs: Beltex to £122.80 each, or 272.9 pence per kilo; Texel 116.80, 218.6; Suffolk 107.80, 214; Swaledale 94.80, 206.6; Mule 94.80, 199.6; Cheviot 86.30, 222.1. Cast ewes and rams: Texel 120.50; Zwartble 110; Beltex 82.50; Bluefaced Leicester 74; Suffolk 73.50; Rough Fell 63.50; Swaledale 62; Mule 60.50.

Leading prices from Hawes Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Hawes Auction Mart

2:48pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

HAWES: Tuesday, March 25. Weekly sale of livestock. Forward: 7 calves and 465 sheep, comprising of 428 prime and lightweight hoggs and 37 cast ewes and rams. Prices - Calves: Limousin heifers to £350 each (average £273); Friesian/Holstein bulls 170 (118). Prime hoggs: Continental £110, or 234 pence per kilo (average 212.4p); Mule 100, 213 (207.1); Horned 91, 213 (184.1). Cast ewes: Horned 60 (30.39); Polled 84 (71.82). Cast rams: Horned 78 (70.86).

Leading prices from Carlisle Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Carlisle Auction Mart

2:43pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

CARLISLE: Monday, March 31. Weekly sale of primestock, breeding sheep and crop. Forward: 241 cast cows, 56 prime cattle, 77 prime bulls, 1,344 prime hoggs. Prices - cast cows/OTM: British blue to £2,174.60 each or 227.5 pence per kilogram; Charolais (stock bull) 1,887.14, 155.5; Limousin 1,581.15; British Friesian 1,271.01, 161.5; Holstein 1,124.55, 133.5; Aberdeen Angus 1,073.03, 142.5; Montbeliarde 1,051.68, 156.5; Blonde d’Aquitaine 1,018.29, 136.5; Swedish Red and White 985.71, 154.5; holstein Friesian 983.06, 186.5; Highland 139.5p. Prime cattle. Steers: Limousin 1,659.86, 238.5; British blue 1,653.86, 225.5; Bazadaise 1,366.58; Whitebred Shorthorn 1,117.80; Aberdeen Angus 201.5p. Heifers: British blue 1,948.12, 279.5; Limousin 1,547, 242.5; Charolais 1,536.39, 231.5. Prime bulls: British Blue 1,835.79, 228.5; Charolais 1,742.64, 205.5 (x2); Limousin 1,484.80, 216.5; Aberdeen Angus 1,286.99, 178.5; Holstein Friesain 1,066.21, 172.5; British Friesian 999.98; Whitebred Shorthorn 818.58; Simmental 189.5p; Ayrshire 151.5p. Prime hoggs: Charollais 125.50; Texel 121.50, 277.6; Suffolk 112.80; Millennium Bleu 111.80, 224.6; Bleu Du Main 110.8; Hill Cheviot 108.80, 235.6; Greyfaced 106.80, 216.2 (x2); Beltex 101.80, 241.6; Dutch Texel 99.80, 252.7; Swaledale 94.80, 211.8; Herdwick 91.80, 223.9; Leicester 85. Ewes/rams: Texel 135.50; Suffolk 129.50; Greyfaced 94.50; Leicester 91.50; Texel ram 113.50. Breeding sheep. Ewes with lambs at foot: Beltex 90; Texel 83; Greyfaced 56.50; Suffolk 78; jacob 47. Shearling gimmers with lambs at foot: Texel 61. Crop: round bales of haylage to £25 per bale, £99 per tonne; round bales of barley straw £24 per bale; round bales of oat straw £18 per bale; round bales of silage £13 per bale; mini hestons of barley straw £90 per tonne; mixed load of hay and barley straw round bales £23 per bale.

leading prices from Penrith Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Penrith Auction Mart

2:40pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

PENRITH: Monday, March 31. Easter show and sale of prime cattle and fortnightly sale of store cattle, green market sale of OTM. Forward: 577 store cattle, 50 OTM cattle. Judge: B. Richardson, Ghyll House. Results - Limousin cross heifer, champion 1&3 Messrs Dent £1,528.55, 271.5p; £1,382.32, 233.5p; 2 Messrs DW & D Elliott £1,294.13, 246.5p. British Blue cross heifer, reserve 1&2 Messrs Pearson £1,670.99, 261.5p; £1,560.66, 228.5p; 3 Messrs Dent £1,351.76, 256.5p. Prices - Clean cattle: British Blue to £1,670.99 each or 261.5 pence per kilogram; Limousin 1,528.55, 271.5; Simmental 1,260, 200; Blonde d’Aquitaine 1,233.53, 210.5. Bulls: Montbeliarde 1,199.44, 159.5. Store cattle. Bullocks: British Blue (more than 12 months): 1,375; Limousin 1,365; Hereford 1,295; Charolais 1,225; Simmental 1,185; Aberdeen Angus 1,165; Black and White 895 (x3). Less than 12 months: British Blue 1,125; Limousin 1,195; Charolais 855 (x2). Heifers (more than 12 months): 1,295; Blonde d’Aquitaine 1,245; British blue 1,185; Charolais 1,095; Saler 1,095; Aberdeen Angus 1,035; Continental 975. Less than 12 months: Limousin 885; British Blue 825. Bulls: Limousin (under 12 months) 935. OTM. Cast cows: British Blue 1,131.59, 137.5; Limousin 996.68, 149.5 (x2); Continental 961.70; Black and White 950.57, 140.5; Blonde d’Aquitaine 868.87, 134.5; hereford 829.26, 135.5; Simmental 791.03, 132.5.

Moors work their magic for tiny bird

The Westmorland Gazette: A merlin

3:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

BRITAIN’S smallest birds of prey are flying in to nest on Cumbrian grouse moors which have helped stave off their downfall.

Auction Mart for Ulverston up to March 27

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Lancaster Auction Mart

2:04pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Prices for Ulverston

Auction Mart for Penrith up to March 27

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Penrith Auction Mart

2:03pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Prices for Penrith

Auction Mart for Lancaster up to March 27

2:02pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Prices for Lancaster

Auction Mart for Kirkby Stephen up to March 27

2:01pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Prices for Kirkby Stephen

Auction Mart for Kendal (J36 Crooklands) up to March 27

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Kendal J36 Crooklands Mart

1:59pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Prices for Kendal (J36 Crooklands)

Auction Mart for Hawes up to March 27

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Hawes Auction Mart

1:58pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Prices for Hawes

Auction Mart for Carlisle up to March 27

1:56pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Prices for Carlisle

Double benefit on fuel for Lake District farm

The Westmorland Gazette: Glencoyne Farm in the Lake District’s iconic Patterdale valley

6:00pm Monday 24th March 2014

A LAKE District farm is getting a two-fold fuel benefit thanks to the installation of state-of-the-art biomass heating.

New administrator at Hadfield Trust

The Westmorland Gazette: Caroline Addison

3:15pm Monday 24th March 2014

A CHARITABLE trust which supports Cumbrian rural communities has a new administrator with strong farming connections.

Farmers report spike in theft of livestock

The Westmorland Gazette: Farmers told to supplement ewes

7:50am Wednesday 19th March 2014

A SPIKE in livestock thefts in the Yorkshire Dales has been reported by hill farmers.

Buyers flock to farm machinery sale at J36 Rural Auction Centre

The Westmorland Gazette: DISPERSAL: New and vintage tractors featured in farm sale at J36

5:00pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

PURCHASERS from around the UK and Ireland descended on J36 Rural Auction Centre, Crooklands, for a major tractor and farm equipment sale.

OBITUARY: Coffin borne on tractor for last journey of stalwart of farming community Harold Robinson

The Westmorland Gazette: Harold Robinson

7:00pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

THE funeral of Harold Robinson – patriarch of one of South Lakeland’s most prominent farming families – has been held at Old Hutton.

Hardy cattle breed proving popular in Lake District

The Westmorland Gazette: Luing cattle

5:41pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

LUING cattle are proving increasingly popular among northern England farmers, according one expert.


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