Builth ram sales: Averages up as Leicester hits 9,500gns

Source: http://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/builth-ram-sales-averages-leicester-hits-9500gns.htm

Farmers Weekly

Trade lifted £14 on the year at the NSA Wales and Border sale, Builth Wells, on Monday (25 September) as a lively day’s trading saw highs of 9,500gns. An entry of 4,244 lots met an 87% clearance and turned over £13,000 more on the year to gross £2.225m. The biggest grossing classes were 712 Texel shearlings at £523,435, 444 Bluefaced Leicester shearlings at £247,338 and a notable £191,513.70 by 317 cross-bred Beltex as well as 358 Texel ram lambs at £148,523. […

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