Outfits set record breed average at Balbithan dispersal

Source: http://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/outfits-set-record-breed-average-balbithan-dispersal.htm

Farmers Weekly

A centre record of 17,500gns and a record breed average were made at Sedgemoor on Thursday (12 October) as the Balbithan Charolais herd dispersed to all parts of the UK. Cow-calf outfits levelled at £8,550.65 as Andrew and Beth White, Worth Matravers, Dorset, ended 30 years of breeding after starting with four females from the Warninglid and Cullum herd in 1987. Leading the sale at 17,500gns was seven-year old show cow Balbithan Faith, who knocked down to Mark Switsun, …

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