Stirling Bull Sales – May 2020
Due to the lockdown and restrictions in place with the Covid-19 pandemic, United Auctions’ Stirling Bull Sales in May were conducted via direct marketing instead of a live sale at Stirling Agricultural Centre. To date, Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers have sold 121 bulls at the May Stirling Bull Sales, which is supported by Galbraith, Scotland’s leading independent property consultancy. An online catalogue was produced which included all the relevant sire information and EBVs with the addition of ... Read more >>>
FOR SALE – SEAWELL MONTGOMERY
              Three year old proven stock bull for sale, only selling due to importing new herd sire. Member of the SAC high health scheme, all cattle run within badger proof fence. Please contact Ben Bellew (07710054792) for more details.
THROWBACK TUESDAY – STARS OF THE FUTURE CALF SHOW 2019
Normally the 2020 show circuit would be well underway with a host of local shows and the great Balmoral Show was sadly missed by all last week. A large number of members have expressed how much they are missing the show season already, so we are going to do a ‘throwback’ to last year when the Salers made their debut at the Stars of the Future calf show. There was a magnificent show of youngstock on ... Read more >>>
MEMBER PROFILE – CHERISTOW SALERS
Our latest member profile comes from Eric and Michelle Heard of the Cheristow Salers. I live in Hartland, a beautiful part of North Devon, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. I have lived there all my life and would not wish to live anywhere else. My wife and I have been keeping traditional Devon cattle since 2008, and for the past 6 years we have been showing them at the local shows, with the help of ... Read more >>>
MEMBER PROFILE – BACARDI SALERS
Bacardi Salers Based near Melrose in the Scottish Borders myself, Adam and my Dad Roy started the Bacardi Salers herd in 2011. We began with a mix of 22 commercial and pedigree cows with calves at foot bought from the Livesey family, and went on to buy stock bull Seawell Fortune from Peter Donger. This herd has since been built up to 100 cows with 24 registered pedigrees. The pedigree herd got off to a good start ... Read more >>>
MEMBER PROFILE – WERNOL SALERS
Our member profile today comes from Aled Jones, Wernol Salers.           WERNOL SALERS Family background I (Aled) farm in partnership with my brother Endaf and Mother Catherine and run a herd of 100 pedigree Saler cows – Wernol Salers in Chwilog near Pwllheli on the Llyn peninsula in North Wales. We also run a caravan park, Parc Wernol and holiday cottages in converted farm buildings.                   Farm size, other stock The farm is 400acres mostly down to permanent pasture lies around 50m ... Read more >>>
MEMBER PROFILE – DRAGON HERD
Today our member profile comes from Mathew Jones of the Dragon herd.             Dragon herd Glan-y-Mor farm is made up of 1500 acres, mostly of salt marsh and sand dunes near Harlech on the North Wales coast. The majority of the land is sand which often burns off in dry spells, all the cattle are wintered out. I, Mathew Jones, farm alongside my father, Alun who keeps around 140 pedigree cows under the Glan-y-Mor prefix, while 3 years ago ... Read more >>>
MEMBER PROFILE – MICKLETON MILL SALERS
Mickleton Mill Salers               Family background Mickleton Mill Salers run by Thomas and Catherine Atkinson. Thomas’s dad used to be more involved but has since retired. Both grew up on upland family farms. Thomas worked at home since leaving school, has also worked on dairy farm and done contracting work. Catherine studied Agriculture at uni, and used to teach, but now works at home full time. The Farm 140 acres owned grassland. Upland SDA farm. Majority of grassland is reseeded ... Read more >>>
MEMBER PROFILE – KAIMBURN
Today our member profile focus is on the Kaimburn herd of Salers.                 KAIMBURN SALERS Kaimburn Salers are owned by Mr & Mrs J A de Gier under the name of Edgerston Trading (2006) Ltd and managed by Neil Ralston. Neil moved with his parents from a dairy farm in Campbeltown to a farm near Morebattle in 1989. He is married to Fiona and they have two sons, Greg and Lewis. When Neil started as manager of Edgerston ... Read more >>>
FOR SALE – CORRICHIE NINJA
              For further details please click on the link below: http://abri.une.edu.au/online/cgi-bin/i4.dll?1=3E373E34&2=2420&3=56&5=2B3C2B3C3A&6=2725265B2523272526&9=525E5D5F To watch a video on facebook please click HERE
MEMBER PROFILE – ONLEY
Today our member profile comes from Tim Roberts and family of the Onley herd of Salers.                 ONLEY SALERS We are Tim and Lara Roberts, we have four children, Archie 15, Rupert 10, Jemima 9, and Hugh 7. We currently share farm on about 400 acres in east Herefordshire, extensive organic beef and sheep with a little arable. We are running around  30 pedigree Salers cows, 40 pedigree Beef Shorthorn cows and 400 pedigree Lleyn ewes. The Shorthorn herd which we ... Read more >>>
MEMBER PROFILE – LOWER BOLIE SALERS
The first of our member profiles comes from Brian and Pearse O’Kane of Lower Bolie Salers.             LOWER BOLIE SALERS My father Brian and I, (Pearse) run a herd of 30 Salers cows in Greysteel, Co Derry. Our farm is at our home house in “in the hills of Killywool” which overlooks Lough Foyle. Due to work commitments we farm on a part time basis. We were on the lookout for easy calving cows, and to be able to produce ... Read more >>>
CLEUCHHEAD – Nothing to beat the Salers for beef finalists
This feature is courtesy of Patsy Hunter / Business and Technical Editor, The Scottish Farmer Photo credit: Rob Haining Performance on a commercial basis is proving key to overall productivity and more importantly profitability at Firth Farm, Melrose – home of the AgriScot ‘Beef Farm of the Year and to Iain Livesey, his wife Sarah and Iain’s parents, Rob and Kath.               No strangers to the show and sale ring, the family has always had an eye for Salers ... Read more >>>
FOR SALE – Cows with calves at foot
                          Parkfield Salers have 4 very good Pedigree Salers cows with February born Pedigree Polled Salers calves at foot, sired by Beowulf Polled Montana. Parkfield Isadora HB POL2007003 calf Parkfield Polled Pulman UK184304 700344 Parkfield Carrie HB POL 2007001 calf Parkfield Polled Panama UK 184304 700351 Parkfield Polled India POL2009001 calf Parkfield Polled Pitman UK 184304 300340 Rigel Tabitha PYE 2005017 calf Parkfield Polled Tabitha 20 UK184304 100345 All 4 have good calving records, and are running with Beowulf Polled Montana ... Read more >>>
SALERS SOCIETY FOR SALE CATALOGUE
Check out breeding, the registered status, myostatin results, EBV’s and obtain owner contact details with one easy click. If you would like to advertise stock for sale in this catalogue please contact the Society office on 07903 626249. CLICK THE LOGO ABOVE TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE CURRENT CATALOGUE
FGBuyandSELL – Discounted rates for members
Farmers Guardians Newest Marketplace FGBuyandSell As a special offer to the Salers Cattle Society members, Farmers Guardian is offering special rates for those wanting to advertise in print and online at FGBuyandSell. If members wish to take advantage of any offers they simply need to give us a call on 01772 799500 quote the code ‘Salers2020‘.   About FGBuyandSell.com Farmers Guardian’s newest marketplace FGBuyandSell.com is the perfect place to advertise stock to a dedicated audience. In these times of uncertainty, we here at ... Read more >>>
FOR SALE – 8 Polled bulls from Parkfield Salers
We have 8 exceptional Polled breeding bulls, 4 are Homozygous Polled, aged 13-14mths old. The average weight gain over the last 82 days was 1.7kg per day with only 3kg of concentrate and haylage per day. We take pride in keeping our bulls in good working condition. Parkfield bulls have a good reputation for maintainimg condition when working. They are easy calving, have a good temperament and very good conformation. Pictured is Parkfield Polled Orson a 13month old Homozygous Polled ... Read more >>>
CATALOGUE – UA Stirling Bull Sales – May 2020
CLICK HERE FOR THE CATALOGUE   Following the Government’s announcement to extend the current UK lockdown, UA have taken the difficult decision to market your Bulls directly rather than hold our usual live sale in May. Please see the email from John Roberts below: The continuing restrictions and social distancing measures in place will prevent vendors from presenting and leading their Bulls, limit buyer numbers, and with no inspections or shows, we believe that direct marketing is the ... Read more >>>
FOR SALE – Bulls from Corrichie
FOR FURTHER DETAILS CLICK THE LINKS BELOW: Corrichie Nero Corrichie Nevis UNITED AUCTIONS – Catalogue
WANTED – BULLING HEIFERS
Wanted 6-8 bulling heifers ideally 16-24 months old. Preferably on Scottish passports, must be good quality. Contact Stevie on 07870 623806
FOR SALE – 50 SUPERB SALERS BULLING HEIFERS
50 Superb Salers Bulling Heifers for Sale 12 – 14 months Median Weight – 491 kilos. Sired by Tolquhon Bonaparte, Cleuchead Kingpin, Gourmand and Highland. Hi Health Herd – BVD & Johnes Free – TB4 Region View sires at www.aidansfield.co.uk Private viewing can be arranged or video, photos and other data. For information: Conor Colgan 07808 812718  Aidansfield Salers, Northumberland
WANTED – RED HOMOZYGOUS POLL BULL
We are looking for a well-bred, red homozygous poll bull. We have only six cows, so would therefore consider a mature bull aged 6 or 7 years old. The bull must come from a herd with a high health status, the same as our Johnes level 1 and must be BVD accredited. If you have something that might fit the bill please email Peter , E: pd@springfarm.biz.
FOR SALE – REDNOCK NERO BLK
Rednock Nero ~ For Sale via Stirling Bull Sales  D.O.B. 31/05/2018 Sire: Drumaglea Kes Dam: Rigel Dapple Poll  Hi Health Status ~ TB4 / IBR marker vacc / BVD accredited & vacc / Johne’s Level 1. 
CANCELLED – Welshpool Show & Sale – 21st May 2020
Following the recent livestock auctioneers announcement of a drop and go policy at livestock markets we have taken the very difficult decision to cancel the Welshpool Show & Sale on 21st May 2020. We hope all of our members understand this decision and ask for your support to create a bumper show and sale in the Autumn instead. In the meantime, as a Society we advise everyone to follow the Government guidelines and keep safe ... Read more >>>
Guidance on statutory TB testing during coronavirus pandemic
Newly published guidance for farmers on statutory TB testing of cattle during the coronavirus pandemic. This can be accessed by clicking on the COVID-19 banner on the homepage of the TB hub website. The guidance will continue to be updated as and when more information becomes available.
SALERS STOCK BULL FOR SALE
8 year old bull Garou, bred by Jean Pierre Rousell, from sire Attila. Imported by Bova Irish A.I. company then brought to the Tolquhon herd in Scotland. He has been the main sire in the pedigree herd for the last five years producing quality females. Further breeding values available on www.icbf.com Contact: Andrew Sleigh 07779 719690 or email: trishaleigh@btinternet.com
2020 Salers Journal
  To view the 2020 Salers Journal using an electronic reader please click HERE To download a copy please use the following link: 2020 Salers Journal
FOR SALE – Polled Salers Bull (24mths)
24mths old pedigree polled Salers bull, very quiet to handle. He was 442kgs at 9mths old, no creep feed, he now weighs 1005kgs at 24mths old. Not over fed and ready to work. Contact Geoff or Olwen at Parkfield Salers for more information. T:01253790328 M 07763132426
2020 May – Stirling Bull Sales – Entries Open
Entries have now opened for the Stirling Bull Sales on Sunday 3rd & Monday 4th May 2020. You can enter by CLICKING HERE The closing date for entries is Friday 20th March 2020.
2020 – Stirling Bull Sales, February
Topping the day for the Salers at 8000gns was Strathallan Navigator bred by Murray Lyle an April 2018 born bull, sired by Seamore Kawaski out of Seamore Jenna. The bull stood as Intermediate and Overall Champion and was knocked down to the judge of the show Mr William Aitken of Carlopshill, Penicuik. Intermediate and Overall Champion – Strathallan Navigator Two lots hit 7000gns the first was Lot number 229 from Rigel Pedigree, Rigel Nirvana, a Rigel Byron ... Read more >>>
Relaunch of the TB hub website – the home of UK TB information
The TB hub website is a joint industry-government initiative. Since it was launched in 2015, it has become the ‘go-to’ place for British beef and dairy farmers to find practical advice and information on dealing with bovine TB on their farm. It covers a broad range of subjects, from biosecurity measures and TB testing, to understanding cattle trading rules. CLICK HERE TO LINK DIRECTLY TO THE TB HUB  
2020 NEWARK SALE 21st MARCH
Please find the links to this years entry details for the ENGLISH PREMIER SHOW & SALE of Bulls and Females on behalf of the SALERS CATTLE SOCIETY of the UK held at NEWARK on the 21st MARCH. ENTRIES CLOSE SATURDAY 15TH FEBRUARY Schedule Pedigree Entry Form Commercial Entry Form Herd Health Declaration Please ensure all pedigree animals are DNA and Myostatin tested as per society sale regulations (see useful resources). Please note this can take 6 weeks so please get your testing ... Read more >>>
STOCK BULL FOR SALE
Rigel Kashmir Born 2015, heterozygous polled, black. Has produced excellent pedigree and commercial heifers for us but now coming back on daughters. Tel: 07854 401457 / 01938 810553 Jones, Welshpool
Bulls Names must begin with the letter P in 2020
2019 – O 2018 – N 2017 – M 2016 – L
Salers Bull For Sale 3 years old
Well-bred 3 year old  pedigree Salers bull for sale Brook Fields Larry (from a high health herd) easy calving producing both top quality bull and heifer calves contact: Geoff Wilson 07802 311411  £1800 (Northern Ireland)
SALERS FOR SALE
6 x pedigree Salers cows and calves for sale Contact – 01994 453240 – Paula Wilson, Carmarthenshire
2019 CASTLE DOUGLAS SHOW AND SALE
A brilliant weekend in Castle Douglas with new and old friends. We thank those attending the AGM on Friday afternoon. Followed by a very successful presentation dinner Friday evening, and even some spectacular dancing! A reminder that the Northern Ireland Dinner is held each February so some could continue where they left off! Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Limited staged the annual two day premier show and sale of Salers Cattle on behalf of the Society. At the ... Read more >>>
2019 Welshpool Autumn Sale
Female trade was good at the society sale at Welshpool Livestock Market on 12 October Top price bull £3360 Ledwych Nero born 3/4/18 Sire: Ledwyche Llewellyn, Dam: Preenbank Justine went to J L Hartley & Sons, Much Wenlock Average Pedigree Bulls £2870 Commercial Salers –  In calf averaged £1174, bulling heifers £965, cow and calves £1653 A production sale of pedigree females from JF Robinson, Preenbank Salers sold to an average of £1732.50 for cows and calves, £1155 for ... Read more >>>
2019 ROYAL WELSH SHOW
A small but select group of Salers and young breeders exhibited at the 100th Royal Welsh Show. What we lacked in numbers we made up for in appearances, with great success in the Exhibitor Bred Pairs Championship with Fred and Bryn Robinson taking  reserve overall with Preenbank Neddy and Preenbank Miss Emma, missing out on the interbreed championship to the British Blues. Preenbank Miss Emma also took Gwawr Griffiths to reserve overall champion in the ... Read more >>>
2019 Great Yorkshire Show
Record cattle entries in this years iconic three day Great Yorkshire Show, one of the largest shows in the English calendar. Judge Alun Jones, Talsarnau, Wales picked a sweet little heifer in Jedforest Nightshade as his breed champion, owned by Greg and Lewis Ralston from Jedburgh. Reserve went to Rednock Mauriac, G Pye from Stirling. Breed Champion – Jedforest Nightshade – G & L Ralston Reserve Breed Champion – Rednock Mauriac – G Pye Bull born before 1 January ... Read more >>>
2019 Royal Highland Show
The 179th Royal Highland Show is one of Scotland’s most celebrated events showcasing the very best in farming, food and rural life. The show has over 900 competitions, 1,000 trade exhibitors and over 6,500 animals. Salers are a small but vital part of the cattle show. Judge Alisdair Davidson, Moffat did a fine job choosing his champions as true representation of what a good Salers should be. The females took it with Bacardi Keisha taking the Breed ... Read more >>>
YOUNG POLLED BULL FOR SALE
Young Polled Bull For Sale Romfordian Narcissus for sale, dob 18/02/18. Very quiet, grass fed and not pushed. Vaccinated for BVD, Lepto, IBR and Blackleg Johnes Risk Level 1 and BVD Accredited Contact; Simon or Sarah 01202 822392 or 07718 761985  Dorset
2019 Balmoral Show
“My Girl” scoops the Salers Championship at the Balmoral Show It was a super week for the Maginn family, Downpatrick when they scooped their first Supreme Breed Championship in the ring at  the Balmoral Show. Their outstanding home bred two year old heifer Lisnamaul My Girl is sired by Seawell Fitzpatrick and out of Lisnamaul Eimar who is still going strong at 16 years of age. Standing in Reserve position was the Junior Champion from B & P O’Kane, ... Read more >>>
THE  GOLDEN  CALF  FOR THE GOLDEN FUTURE
A unique joint breed open day – between the Charolais and Salers – pulled in the crowds to Alun and Anita Thomas’ suckler unit in Bangor, Gwynedd in September, with those attending all impressed with the ‘golden calves’ on show. Alun farms 275 acres with additional mountain rights at Tyn Hendre Farm which enjoys stunning views across the Menai Straits to Anglesey. The farm itself is nearly all grass, with about 17 acres down to a ... Read more >>>
SALERS  SUCCESS  FOR  THE  MCINTYRES
SALERS cattle are famed for being a hardy, easily managed and fertile breed, and its these attributes which have allowed one Aberdeenshire farming family to not only run a profitable suckler herd which produces quality store and finished progeny each year, but run an additional business away from the farm. Father and son team, Ian and Jamie McIntyre, who farm at Milton of Cullerlie near Echt, with their respective wives, Audrey and Kirsty, and Jamie and ... Read more >>>
IN PURSUIT OF THE PERFECT SUCKLER COW
Gill and Malcolm Pye bought their 700 acre Rednock Estate in Stirlingshire in 2014. Having researched and invested in the development of an improved suckler female for the past 30 years, the site was bought with the intention of giving them enough space to run a successful commercial suckler herd alongside their Pedigrees. Today the farm is largely given over to cattle, with a small forestry enterprise being developed alongside. It is essentially a grassland ... Read more >>>
SALERS  SUIT  THE  SYSTEM  AT  CUIL
From the summit of the granite massif of Cairnsmore of Fleet at 2313 feet above sea level to the fertile flats flanking the A75, opposite the Rowan Glen dairy processing plant, are the boundaries of Cuil – home of the McClymonts for the past eight decades. Third generation farmer – Colin McClymont – is now at the helm, farming in partnership with his mother, Christine McClymont. “My grandfather, Pat, who came from Holm of Bargrennan, took ... Read more >>>
2019 STIRLING SALE MAY
A good sale of Salers at Stirling yesterday (6th May). 11 entered, 8 forward, 7 sold to an average of £4080. Pre sale show judged by Mr J Morton, Melrose, Roxburghshire. Highest price of 6200gns was paid for the pre-sale show champion Rednock Mercury, lot 177 from Rednock Estates, Port of Menteith. This April 2017 born bull sired by Rigel Officer showed some power, he sold to Messrs Proctor, Hexham Northumberland. The reserve show champion Drumaglea Major, lot 173 from ... Read more >>>
SCOTLAND’S BEEF EVENT 2019
This years Scotland Beef Event takes place 30 May at Salers members Robbie, Barbara & James Milne, North Bethelnie, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire click here Visitors will be able to tour the 500 acre all-grass farm and view the suckler herd of 320 Salers and Salers cross cows, which are crossed with Charolais, Salers and Aberdeen-Angus bulls with all calves either finished on the farm or sold as forward stores. Other features of the one-day event will include a ... Read more >>>
2019 Welshpool May
A successful spring sale at Welshpool with plenty of interest around the ring. Plenty of choice in bulls and with a production sale from Preenbank Salers there was more than enough choice in females. The pre-sale show was judged by Geraint Powell from Kerry, Newtown. Show Results Senior Males 1st           Approach Farm Monty, A & K Gowthorpe (sold for £2100) 2nd          Seawell Maverick, PM & SM Donger sold for (£3780) 3rd      ... Read more >>>
CHOOSING AN EASY CALVING BULL? CHOOSE A SALERS
Beef (and Dairy) farmers no longer accept that calving time inevitably requires routinely assisting cows to calve, or that late nights and losses are the way to profit. By careful choice of bull, they can make significant progress towards having all their heifers and cows yield a strong live calf every year with no assistance required (excepting malpresentations and sometimes twins). Calving problems arise with a normally presented calf because the cow has grown a calf ... Read more >>>
BREEDPLAN Demonstrating Salers Commercial Advantages
IMPORTANCE OF BIRTH WEIGHT EBV There is a long list of criteria to be considered when choosing a new bull, but at the top of this list will be ease of calving and strong growth rate. Traits like growth rate and conformation can be assessed by eye, but a low birth weight bull can look much the same as a high birth weight bull. Having a reliable birth weight EBV is therefore of great value and ... Read more >>>
Market Review – 2018: Up, Up, Up for Salers
“Prediction is very difficult, especially if it is about the future” (Niels Bohr). Despite this wise observation, we all want to know what is likely to happen in the future and so we look at what has happened in the past and try to guess what this means for the future. For the cattle business this is always challenging because of the impact of “weather” and now we face massive uncertainty due to Brexit. However, ... Read more >>>
HOW A YORKSHIRE SUCKLER HERD IS ACHIEVING 96% CALVES WEANED
Courtesy of Farmers Weekly Unassisted outdoor calving has seen maternal breeds grow in popularity in recent years. Michael Priestley visits Beeston Hall Salers An easy-calving herd is making light work of outdoor calving on a Pennine hill farm, with calf mortality at 1% in recent years and minimal assistance. The Hallos family, from near Ripponden, West Yorkshire, have built up a herd of 80 pedigree Salers cows since going into suckler production in 2003. In that time, they ... Read more >>>
Female Side Breeding – A Commercial Necessity
French cattle (and sheep) are more productive by a commercially crucial 10 – 15%. Meal costs for Salers, €0.33/kg live weight are by some way the lowest of French breeds, writes Professor Jim Mason. The following article has been compiled by Professor Jim Mason. Irish Salers breeders regularly visit farms in France. French cattle are ‘pedigrees’ in our terms, i.e. purebreds, but they are run as commercial herds, not “showcattle”, hence the very strong emphasis on selection ... Read more >>>
FARM VISIT – 17 OCTOBER – NORTHUMBERLAND
Mains Rigg Farm, Whitfield, Northumberland, NE47 8HR.  Farm manager at Mains Rigg Farm Whitfield, Bevis Jordan opened the gates to the estate’s impressive 125-head suckler herd for the National Beef Association’s (NBA) northern region autumn farm walk on 17th October. Jordan has been working with the estate for over 20 years, growing the suckler business into a low-input system producing top quality suckled calves and herd replacements year on year. He explained that the business model was ... Read more >>>
2018 CASTLE DOUGLAS SALE 3rd November
DESPITE horrendous presale weather and more entries, prices held up well against last year’s record breaking sale of pedigree and cross-bred Salers cattle at Castle Douglas, where two bulls led the trade at 9000gns apiece. While a good solid trade prevailed in both sections, averages were mostly down on last year’s extreme levels which had a new 15,000gns record for a bull and a cracking trade for females. On a more optimistic note, the growing demand for ... Read more >>>
FARM VISIT – 15 SEPTEMBER – BANGOR
Didn’t we have a lovely day, the day we went to Bangor! kindly hosted by Alun and Anita Thomas at Tyn Hendre, Talybont, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 3YP This was an excellent opportunity to see Salers and Charolais and “the Golden Calf” This event included a farm tour, lunch, talks and demonstrations including: Introduction by host farmer Alun Society speakers Geraint Jones from Agri Lloyd Pelvic measurement demonstrations by Alun’s vet Scanning demonstrations by Jim Barbour A talk from HCC on EBV’s and calving interval We were blessed with ... Read more >>>
2018 Welshpool Sale 13th October
A good autumn sale at the Welshpool Livestock Market. Commercials averaged £1029.12 with a maximum of £1580 Pedigree Bulls averaged £3360 with a high of £4200 Pedigree Females average £2205 with a high of £2205 Prices reflected the current climate in farming with Brexit looming and the weather this year bringing feed worries for the winter. A good crowd around the ring at the show and sale, Judge Aled Jones from Pwllheli, Gwynedd picked out Seawell Maverick as his champion, ... Read more >>>
2018 Royal Welsh Show
Only six animals forward in the Salers classes but what quality animals we had! Circumstance meant that we were reduced to just six Salers between four exhibitors, but what a team. Richard Tudor from Powys was our Judge and said the Salers entries were low, however that is the nature, and success of the breed as they are the ideal suckler breed and as such in Wales they are a working animal for commercial men and doing well at ... Read more >>>
2018 Great Yorkshire Show
A perfect showing day at the 2018 Great Yorkshire Show, blue skies but with a nice comfortable breeze where Roy and Adam Crockett made a breeze of the competition taking Supreme Champion and Reserve Champion with Bacardi Jessie Jay and Bacardi Lola respectively. Salers Show Champion – Bacardi Jessie Jay – R & A Crockett  Reserve Show Champion – Bacardi Lola – R & A Crockett We had a fine turnout of fantastic cattle from all exhibitors and ... Read more >>>
SALERS CATTLE OPEN DAY IN PRESTON LANCS
  A fantastic opportunity to see Salers at home, courtesy of Geoff and Olwen Lawrenson. Please let them know if you intend to pop along – you won’t want to miss out on tea and cake! Click here for details
2018 Royal Highland Show
Good showing weather helped to ensure an excellent show at Ingliston Show Ground for the 2018 Royal Highland Show. Salers had a good turnout despite being two prolific breeders down, the breed continues to grow in popularity with suckler breeders and a good crowd gathered as judging went ahead. We were delighted to have Sophie Donger as our Judge; Sophie has lived with Salers and Charolais most of her life and has a keen eye for ... Read more >>>
2018 Balmoral Show (Royal Ulster Association)
Excellent Salers Entry at 150th Balmoral Show (photos by Alfie Shaw) Salers cattle breeders put forward a high quality entry at the recent Balmoral Show, with a packed ringside of visitors following the judging. The breed Championship was awarded to Drumlegagh Hamish from the Elliot family, Newtownstewart, Co Tyrone. This rising four year old home bred bull was placed Reserve Champion at the Highland Show in 2017 and has grown on exceptionally well since then. Supreme Champion – ... Read more >>>
2018 Welshpool Sale 17 May
A good number of entries were forward to the sale at Welshpool Livestock Market with a good number of pedigree females sold in the commercial section, so some good bargains to be had. Our thanks to sponsors Caleb Roberts Insurance Services and Pedigree Tours. Seven bulls out of eleven forward sold to an average of £4,000, with the top price bull and Show Champion Seawell Laurence selling out of the ring at £5512, A son of import Denver ... Read more >>>
LEDWYCHE SALERS
Seven years into a 10 year plan to breed a three-way cross suckler cow based on the maternal traits of Salers and out-crossed to fast growing, feed efficient Aberdeen Angus and Simmental bloodlines, James & Emma Hallett’s first crossbreds are performing well but lessons have already been learnt. Having recently achieved the goal of establishing a 100-cow pedigree Salers herd at Lower Wood Farm, near Ludlow, Shropshire, the first three-way cross calves should be born in ... Read more >>>
SALERS PROVE THEIR HARDINESS OUT ON THE HILLS
Drawn in by their easy calving potential, good temperaments and longevity, father and son team, David and Neil Austin who farm around 2650 acres in Kirkcudbrightshire, are firm converts to Salers cattle, running around 370 Salers and Salers cross Angus cows at Boreland of Girthon and nearby Rusko Farms, Gatehouse of Fleet. While the home farm at Boreland extends to 950 acres and comprises 240 Salers and Salers cross Angus cows, 180 Black Face ewes and ... Read more >>>
2018 Stirling Sale 7th May
Seven bulls forward at the Stirling May Bull sales from three vendors, with six selling (one outside of the ring). Judge Ian Smith of Alford, Aberdeenshire spotted the top priced bull Rigel Laredo Poll (from the Rigel Herd, Yarm, North Yorkshire) in the pre-sale show putting him as overall show champion. Sired by Rigel Byron Poll out of Rigel Dixie an Amazonien cow, this April 2016 bull showed some power and sold for 5200gns to ... Read more >>>
2018 Newark Sale 10th March
English Premier Sale (Newark, 10th March 2018): Interest in the Salers lines was mostly from farmers who had come to Newark to talk to breeders about wanting a bull later in the season, so in the sale ring bids were thin on the ground. Rigel Lyra was the only Salers bull who found a buyer, selling for 3,000gns to Messrs Peberdy, Leicester. In the pre-sale show judge by Dennis Mitchell, Seawell Laurence was crowned Show Champion with ... Read more >>>
2018 THAINSTONE SALE 28th FEBRUARY
Snow and ice may have thinned the ranks of potential bidders at Thainstone on 28th February, but nevertheless 4 out of 7 Salers bulls were sold through the ring. The top price of 4000gns was for Reserve Champion Rigel Lancia Poll, a Rigel Tybalt son going back to Sagitaire and Casimir. Lancia was consigned by Terence & Jane Pye, Rigel Pedigree, Yarm and was purchased by Mr D Swanson, Thurso for breeding replacement heifers. The ... Read more >>>
2018 STIRLING BULL SALES 19th FEBRUARY
SALERS AT STIRLING BULLS SALES FEBRUARY 19th 2018 The senior and reserve senior champion bulls went on to take the top two titles for the Salers at the pre-sale show at the Stirling Bull Sales. Taking the Overall Champion was Kaimburn Lewis from Edgerston Trading,Camptown, Jedburgh. Kaimburn Lewis born 21/3/16 is sired by Seawell Highlander and out of Oaklands Gaerwn. He made 6,200gns the second highest price in the Salers sale. Judge, Alisdair Davidson of Poldean, Newton Wamphray, Moffat, said: ... Read more >>>
Harperley Salers: Accidental breeders
Harperley Salers Paul Allison and Tanya Devereux (Allison Devereux Farms) Low Harperley Farm is a typical medium sized County Durham mixed farm sitting at the bottom end of Weardale. When Paul and Tanya took over the farm in 2013, it came with a dairy bred suckler herd of Limousin x cows, and much of the grassland was in a stewardship scheme. Paul and Tanya never intended to become pedigree cattle breeders. As Paul says, “We just ... Read more >>>
Whitebog
by kind permission of Eilidh MacPherson, farmingscotland.com. Records were broken at Stirling Bull Sales this year (Feb 2017) as two Salers sires hit the headlines and the 12,000gns mark. (This however, was soon to be broken at Castle Douglas in Autumn 2017). The MacKenzies of Whitebog, Fortrose on the Black Isle sold five of the nine bulls catalogued, with Whitebog Kracker topping the trade. Salers breeders, P.M. and S.M. Donger, Towcester, Northants, purchased him. “We sold the other ... Read more >>>
RISING STAR IN THE CATTLE BREEDING WORLD
ONE OF THE STARS IN THE cattle firmament right now is the Salers breed and that suits Terence Pye who farms with his wife Jane at Leven Fields, Middleton on Leven, near Yarm. Terence is Chairman of the Salers Cattle Society, a role he took up in November 2016, and his Rigel herd is aptly named for the continuing rise in popularity of the breed as Rigel is a star in the Orion constellation. ‘The breed ... Read more >>>
2018 Breedplan Published Sires
The 2018 list of Breedplan Published sires is now available to view. Click here to download.
2017 NORTHERN IRELAND PEDIGREE CALF FAIR
A fantastic turn out at this years Pedigree Calf Fair, held at the Kings Hall, Belfast. Judge Rachel Hallos, Yorkshire, had her work cut out with such quality animals before her. RESULTS    Senior Champion – J&EA Elliott DRUMLEGAGH LEXIE sired by Drumlegagh Hamish Reserve Senior Champion – J&EA Elliott DRUMLEGAGH LANCELOT sired by Fanfan     Junior Champion – Seamus Connell BALLYKEEL MISSY-MOO sired by Jocker Reserve Junior Champion – PJ Maginn & Sons LISNAMAUL MAGIC sired by Seawell Fitzpatrick       CLASS 25 – BULL BORN ON OR AFTER 01/09/16 & ON OR BEFORE 31/12/16 and CLASS 27 – BULL BORN BETWEEN 01/01/17 & ... Read more >>>
2017 Castle Douglas Autumn Sale
Report courtesy of the Scottish Farmer Living up to his name Bacardi Legend achieved a new breed record of 15,000gns for Roy and Adam Crockett Bacardi Legend – R & A Crockett Growing demand for low maintenance, easy calving suckler cattle, ensured a cracking trade for pedigree and commercial Salers cattle at the breed’s society sale at Castle Douglas, where a new breed record of 15,000gns was achieved. Add to that increased averages, often with more sold, in most ... Read more >>>
2017 Welshpool Autumn Sale
A good sale at the Welshpool Salers sale despite the downward trend for many other breeds, with good clearance rates. Prices were down on last year but that is to be expected in today’s climate. Pedigree bulls topped at £3780, averaging £3213 Pedigree cow n calves topped at £2940, averaging £2940 Pedigree Heifers topped at £2100, averaging £1472 Commercial cow n calves averaged £2375 Commercial heifers averaged £1178 The Supreme Show Champion went to Fred & Bryn Robinson with Preenbank Lord ... Read more >>>
2017 ROYAL WELSH SHOW
A small but perfectly formed group of Salers were entered into the Royal Welsh Show, we hope to expand on this next year. Judge Alan Howatson from Newton Stewart, Dumfries, cast his expert eye over the animals put forward and as a maternal breed chose a Salers cow as his overall champion. Indiana Poll an imported cow born 7/10/12 from Alun and Mathew Jones bred by Gaec De Solignac sire Cumbrian Joker, dam Britany stood out as ... Read more >>>
2017 Great Yorkshire Show
Show day was wet and cold at the Great Yorkshire Show but it didn’t dampen the spirits with water proofs on and brollies up we saw an excellent line up of Salers in the show ring and Judge, Thomas Kelly from Northern Ireland had to deliberate over some excellent stock. Salers were also picked fourth in the interbreed groups, which was a great accolade to the exhibitors taking part. Overall breed champion went to the Livesey’s with ... Read more >>>
2017 Royal Highland Show
Over 190,000 visitors attended the Royal Highland Show over four days, and Salers had a good show of cattle and plenty of visitors to the cattle lines and the stand. Whitebog Salers and Drumlegagh Salers took the main prizes but overall a good selection of breeders  supported the show and Richard Tudor our judge from Wales who was last year’s Farmers Weekly Beef Farmer of the Year had a tough time sorting out the prizes winners. Show ... Read more >>>
2017 BALMORAL SHOW (RUAS)
The crowds packed into the 2017 Balmoral Show to enjoy what must have been the best weather ever at the showground. Salers did their bit to entertain the crowds with a lovely exhibition of animals from various breeders. J & E A Elliott swept the board with an excellent display of animals, but as E Gregg said “proud to come second to that standard” which speaks volumes. The breed is growing in Northern Ireland with lots of new interest ... Read more >>>
THE MCDOUGAL FAMILY AND THEIR SUCKLER HERD
RUNNING a large-scale suckler herd in an era of ever spiralling costs and often reduced end prices is far from easy, but bring in the Salers which not only ensures easy calving but also a live calf that is quick to get to its feet and suckle and the job becomes much more viable – even pleasurable! Salers have certainly worked a treat for the Mcdougal family too, as having introduced the breed to their large ... Read more >>>
ARE BENCHMARKING TARGETS FOR SUCKLER COWS ACHIEVABLE?
Nuffield Scholar – Steven Sandison, Sponsor – The MacRobert Trust Objectives of Study Tour Are the benchmarking targets suggested by industry bodies realistic? What is the best being achieved here in the UK/Ireland? What do those farmers have in common? Which management practices are important? What can we learn from farmers in other countries? Countries visited – UK, Ireland, Canada, Sweden, Norway Messages – The targets set by industry bodies are too high Cow type and breed do affect these targets Staff and management also affect these ... Read more >>>
Beef Farmer of the Year: Richard Tudor Llysun Farm, Llanerfyl, Powys
Richard Tudor is a shining example of how to operate a profitable upland beef enterprise. He is making the most of every morsel of land for his spring-calving, 140-cow suckler herd to generate outstanding gross margins of £704 a cow – £100 above the best Welsh upland farms on average. THE JUDGES LIKED Outstanding grassland management Exceptional calf growth rates Strong focus on herd fertility enabling the herd to achieve incredible conception rates Calving heifers at two and carrying out ... Read more >>>
IAIN LIVESEY – STUDY TOUR TO NEW ZEALAND
I’ve recently returned from a sponsored study trip to New Zealand which I enrolled in through the Scottish association of young famers. On the tour were 20 curious young farmers looking to further their knowledge and understanding of agricultural production overseas. It was evident that shortly after our arrival, the group as a whole were somewhat stunned and engrossed with not only the spectacular scenery, but the diversity and positive ‘gun ho’ attitude of the famers. ... Read more >>>
Feature: Colin Pugh
ONE family with a deep seated commitment to the development and success of  both the Royal Welsh Show and the Welsh Winter Fair are the Pughs of Cwm Whitton. The late Verney Pugh, a former Royal Welsh president, was one of the handful of the event’s founders. His son, Colin, has been a senior steward ever since he was a youngster and his son, Gareth, is also following the family’s dedication. Colin is well-known among exhibitors for ... Read more >>>
2017 STIRLING BULL SALE 1st MAY
A fantastic sale for Salers at the Stirling May Sale, with Salers taking the record for the highest priced bull from any breed at the May Multi Breed Sale. With the highest averages at £5,635 it was a good day at the office for the breed. 9 out of 11 bulls sold in the ring with the Show Champion Whitebog Kick-Ass selling for 8,500gns, but it was Patrick Boyds Drumaglea Kes from Tiree, which made the high ... Read more >>>
2017 WELSHPOOL MAY SOCIETY SALE
The Interest in Salers continues. Cracking trade at Welshpool Livestock Market for the Salers Spring Society Sale – 8 Bulls averaged £4803.75, topping at £6824. Cow and calf made £2835, Commercial heifers averaged £1472.50. Lot 198 Seawell Kincaid made top price of 6,500gns, this March 2015 bull sired by Seawell Governor out of French import Ventouse from PM & SM Donger, Towcester was sold to Salers breeder Simon Hill from Newport Pagnall. Lot 191 was the only female ... Read more >>>
2017 NEWARK SOCIETY SALE
The Newark Society Sale takes place on 18th March, download the catalogue here.  
2017 STIRLING BULL SALES FEBRUARY
A NEW BREED RECORD! Salers continue their popularity with breeders, 10 bulls sold through the ring to an average £6,983, up £1,895 on the year. Achieving top prices of 12,000gns, a new breed record was set by two bulls:- Drumaglea Kingpin 2 from P. Boyd, Isle of Tiree, sold to The McClymonts of Cuil, Palnure, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire. Kingpin 2, born 13/4/15,  sired by Sancy out of Drumaglea Alice is a powerful bull full of presence. DRUMAGLEA KINGPIN 2 Whitebog Kracker from ... Read more >>>
2016 Castle Douglas Sale
25TH ANNUAL PREMIER SHOW & SALE OF SALERS CATTLE Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Limited in association with the Salers Cattle Society staged the 25th Annual Show and Sale of Pedigree and Commercial Cattle at Castle Douglas on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th November 2016. The Show, kindly sponsored by Farmer Guardian, drew a vast audience of breeders and enthusiasts from throughout the country. Judging the event this year was Mr Murray Lyle who runs the Strathallan herd ... Read more >>>
2016 Welshpool Autumn Sale
A good sale of commercial heifers at Welshpool today (15th October). No pedigree females forward and three bulls sold to a top of £4620, averaging at £3300. Our thanks to the judge Alun Thomas and our sponsors Allington Hughes Law – director Rachel Wyn Jones attended the sale and assisted the judge in presenting the rosettes and sashes. Rigel Pennine from Terence and Jane Pye of Yarm, North Yorkshire topped at £4620. Rigel Pennine is sired by Rigel ... Read more >>>
2016 Royal Welsh Show
A clean sweep by Alun Jones taking Champion with bull Etna and Reserve Champion with cow Fortuna at this years show. Judged by Dai Davies, of Llanrwst, Conway in searing temperatures Alun Jones and team did well. Sponsors Allington Hughes Law were delighted with the results and enjoyed handing out the honours and having photos taken alongside the winners. Import Etna took the overall champion, born November 2008, bred by Gaec Elevage Missiel, sire Anjou, dam Ondee, ... Read more >>>
2016 Great Yorkshire Show
Andrew Sleigh from Ellon, Aberdeenshire, travelled to Yorkshire to judge this years entry of Salers. He had a good selection of females to choose from, and it was the females that took the top two spots. The Salers Breed Champion Trophy went to Rob and Kath Livesey, Melrose, Scottish Borders with Cleuchhead Mhairi 10th, born May 2010, with an April born calf at foot. A good strong, milky mother with a good well formed bull calf ... Read more >>>
2016 Lincoln Show
Salers dominated the Any Other Breed class at the Lincoln Show with the Overall and Female Champion coming from Carolyn Fox with Manor Lane Diva Reserve Female was Approach Farm Kara, A & K Gowthorpe Reserve Male was Approach Farm Kruger, A & K Gowthorpe In the Interbreed Group Salers took Reserve Supreme Champion with a team made up of Manor Lane Diva and calf, Manor Lane Hope and Approach Farm Kruger. Hope and Kruger all sired by ... Read more >>>
2016 Royal Highland Show
It was a successful trip across the Irish sea for J & EA Elliott and their show team; they took the Show Champion with Drumlegagh Galaxy who also took the championship at the Balmoral Show in May and Reserve Show Champion with Drumlegagh Hamish under Judge Neil Barclay from Harestone, Aberdeenshire. The youngest member of the show team Drumlegagh Kyra was placed Junior Female Champion with the Junior Male Champion going to R & K Livesey with Cleuchhead ... Read more >>>
2016 Royal Ulster Show (Balmoral)
SALERS MAKE HISTORY AT THE BALMORAL SHOW The Winning Pair Drumlegagh Galaxy and Drumlegagh Hamish For the first time Salers cattle dominated the Interbreed Pairs Championship at the recent Balmoral Show with judge Neil Lloyd describing them as “In a league of their own”. The winning pair were Drumlegagh Galaxy and Drumlegagh Hamish brought out by the Elliott family, Newtownstewart. The tremendous young cow who formed part of the top duo was also tapped out breed champion under the ... Read more >>>
2016 Welshpool Spring Sale
A good show of pedigree Salers at Welshpool stood before judge Benoit David who travelled to Wales from Normandy. Benoit’s family have a successful herd of pedigree Salers in Normandy, France. Benoit and girlfriend Charlotte Martin enjoyed their experience and we enjoyed their company and wish them all the best for their forthcoming wedding. A good sale of commercial cattle followed judging with averages of £1088 topping at £1764 for a an in calf 24month old heifer from ... Read more >>>
2016 Newark Sale 12 March
There was a small but select offering of Salers at the English Premier Pedigree Show and Sale at Newark Livestock Market on Saturday 12th March. The pre sale show was judged by Mr Ian McNee from Doncaster. In the bull class Ian had four to select from and picked out Seawell Jeremiah as the male champion and the overall champion. Jeremiah born 13/3/14 is sired by French Import Casper, out of French import Duchesse unfortunately he didn’t make ... Read more >>>
2016 Stirling Bull Sales February
Stirling Bull Sales 15 February 2016. Judge Neil Austin, Boreland of Girthon, Gatehouse of Fleet. Buyers from around the UK were present at the Salers sale; the show champion and top priced male went to Cuil Herbie born 19/4/14 sired by Cumbrian Jonnie a Vaillant son out of home bred Cuil Eliza this male caught the eye of many around the ring. He sold for 8,000gns to Bryn Robinson, Preen Bank Salers, Shropshire. Whitebog James a June 2014 ... Read more >>>
BEEF EXPO NI AND CALF FAIR 2015
This premier show, being the first of its kind in Ireland showcased the premium quality pedigree calves in Northern Ireland, demonstrating excellence in breeding and the calibre for the future. Beef Strategy 2020, also the first in Ireland, was the forum for discussion at Beef N.I. Expo which offered the chance to discuss the future of Beef farming and best practices with Processors, Retailers, Breeders and all stake-holders concerned dedicated to improving the Beef sector for the future There was ... Read more >>>
Society trip to France September 2015
A breed secretary’s diary….. Wednesday  16th September 2015 After 10 months of planning a Salers trip to the National Salers Show in Saint Flour, France to see 400 Salers cattle in one place I get a facebook message from a French breeder (thanks Benoit David)…… the show is cancelled! With total disbelief I frantically try ringing the French Salers Society; no answer… I ring Paul Campbell from Pedigree Tours (who organised the tour from France) who is on ... Read more >>>
Beeston Hall Salers at the Great Yorkshire Show 2015
ELEVEN YEARS ago Rachel Hallos turned up at the Great Yorkshire Show with just a home bred heifer. The former greeting card manager who had never shown cattle before had left her husband Stephen at home to look after their two young children and the farm on the West Riding-Lancashire border. Her debut went well as the heifer won its class but fast-forward to this year’s Great Yorkshire Show and the Hallos family’s Beeston Hall Salers herd ... Read more >>>
2015 Castle Douglas Sale
Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Limited staged the 24th Annual Show and Sale of Commercial and Pedigree Salers Cattle at Castle Douglas on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th November 2015. With a total of 241 head of cattle presented a remarkable clearance of 99.6% was achieved with only one heifer passing through unsold. Breed records were well and truly broken at the sale when Lot No 27 Cumbrian Capermello; a July 2013 bull from Farmstock Genetics sold ... Read more >>>
2015 Autumn Welshpool Sale
A good trade at Welshpool Livestock Market on 17th October showed that Salers are very much in demand, especially females. Pedigree females topped at 3650gns for Felin Infinity (Champion Female at this year’s Royal Welsh Show) bred by Harri and Sioned Pritchard from Pwllheli, Gwynedd. Infinity, born 19/03/2013 also won her class and won Female Champion at the pre sale show. Sired by Cupid a French import out of Felin Cara, Infinity sold in calf to ... Read more >>>
Royal Welsh Show 2015
Two imported French Bulls wowed the crowds at the Royal Welsh Show and also the Judge. Taking Breed Champion and Reserve Champion the two animals were an impressive site with their full horns. Show Champion went to Forez a French Import born 1 January 2010, sired by Numero out of Beguine brought into the UK by the exhibitors Harri & Sioned Pritchard. Reserve Show Champion went to Etna another French Import born 28 November 2008, sired by ... Read more >>>
Great Yorkshire Show 2015
Judge Alan Howatson, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire. It was females to the fore at the Great Yorkshire Show this year, with Beeston Hall Dena taking the Breed Championship and Female Champion. With calf at foot this May 2010 born cow was a true exhibit of the breeds female traits; a good, strong, working animal, with a good, strong calf and plenty of milk. Bred and exhibited by S & R Hallos, Beeston Hall Farms Ltd, Ripponden, West ... Read more >>>
Royal Highland Show 2015
  A fantastic show of Salers on a dry, but cold showing day faced Salers judge Andrew McConchie at the Royal Highland Show. After a good selection of animals from each class Andrew gave both the champion and reserve champion to females, a good attribute to this maternal breed. John Elliott’s journey from Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland was well worth it when his homebred cow Drumlegagh Elise born 01/03/2011 sir: Blason, dam: Venise, won overall champion taking the ... Read more >>>
Balmoral Show 2015
John Elliott and family, Newtownstewart enjoyed one of their best Balmoral Shows to date when their home bred young cow “Drumlegagh Elise” was tapped out breed champion by judge Alan Howatson, Wigtownshire. The success didn’t end there for the Elliott team when their imported French stock bull “Gladiateur” was placed Reserve Champion making it a clean sweep for the Drumlegagh herd. The Junior Championship was “Lisnamaul Hannah” from Patrick Maginn, Downpatrick. This smart yearling heifer is sired ... Read more >>>
Welshpool Show and Sale 14 May 2015
A successful sale of Salers was held at Welshpool Livestock Sales on Thursday 14th May 2015. The show saw Seawell Idris named Champion Bull, a  February 2013 born bull sired by Casper. He sold for 8000 gns, which was also the top price of the sale. Reserve Champion title went to Seawell Invader, a March 2013 born bull, Sired by Denver, and went on to make 7500gns. Out of the 7 bulls forward, 5 sold to an ... Read more >>>
Nottingham County Show 2015
Judge: Terence Pye, Yarm, North Yorkshire. Only females were forward at this years Nottingham County Show, but they didn’t disappoint. Class – Heifer 1st   APPROACH FARM HOOPLA   KM & Caw Gowthorpe, York 2nd  BEESTON HALL HATTIE   Beeston Hall Farms Ltd, Halifax 3rd   MANOR LANE HOPE   Manor Lane Salers, Newark Class: Cow or heifer 1st   MANOR LANE DIVA   Manor Lane Salers, Newark 2nd  BEESTON HALL GI GI   Beeston Hall Farms Ltd, Halifax 3rd   BEESTON HALL GELLA ... Read more >>>
The challenge – using 4 Charolais X Salers, chosen because they are representatives of today’s British Beef Industry
Unique team and individual contest at industry showcase event A unique contest is being launched to test the skills, knowledge and abilities of teams and individual young beef farmers at this year’s National Beef Association (NBA) Beef Expo. This inaugural competition, The Future Beef Farmer Challenge 2015, is the first of its kind in the UK. It is being run, in association with EBLEX, the Charolais Cattle Society, XL Vets and Thompsons of York, as part of ... Read more >>>
Newark Show and Sale 28 March 2015
A busy market day at Newark with some quality Salers on offer alongside Lincoln Reds, Aberdeen Angus, Simmentals and British Blues plus several hundred sheep! First the show results judged by Alistair Smith of Nottinghamshire Bulls 1st           Approach Farm Griffin – A & K Gowthorpe, York 2nd          Seawell Indigo – PM & SM Donger, Towcester 3rd           Seawell Ishmael – PM & SM Donger, Towcester Females 1st           Beeston Hall Genna – S & R Hallos, Halifax 2nd          Rigel Contessa – Rigel Pedigree, Yarm 3rd           ... Read more >>>
Salers Sucklers
While most beef breeds are experiencing a reduction in demand for breeding bulls the Salers is bucking the trend. Monitoring of the official BCMS figures by the Salers Cattle Society shows more suckled calf producers are buying Saler bulls. Although the breed is proving increasingly popular as a herd sire with the job of producing replacement females, pedigree breeders say a high percentage of Salers bull buyers are attracted by the breed’s reputation for easy calving. “When ... Read more >>>
STIRLING BULL SALES 16 FEBRUARY 2015
Salers bulls sold to a top of 5800gns, 16 bulls sold to an average of £3754 (this includes animals sold out of the ring) Top price went to two lots Lot 7, From J Pirie, Kingussie – Chapelpark Hawk, this April 2013 born bull was calf at foot of Chapelpark Una at the Royal Highland Show 2013, Una took the female Salers Champion and reserve overall. Hawk sired by Chapelpark Arron is a big powerful bull. Lot 15 ... Read more >>>
HERD SALE OF SALERS
Genuine Herd Sale of Quality Pedigree Salers & followers. Also quality in calf cross bred heifers for sale. To be sold as a herd. Tel: 07768 152483 Melissa Lloyd West Wales (Nov)
ANIMALS OF THE YEAR 2014
Showing animals throughout the year is a difficult task; selecting, feeding and training the animals begins well before they are taken anywhere near a show. Then there is the transportation and time away from your farm whilst you attend shows and the society appreciates the effort it takes and the expense involved. In appreciation of the commitment we have Animals of the Year Awards, where points are allocated according to shows, classes and placings. This years winners ... Read more >>>
Castle Douglas Autumn Sale 2014
A packed ringside looked on at the 23rd Annual Sale of Salers at Wallets Marts, Castle Douglas – commercial cattle sold up to £1450 for bulling heifers with in-calf heifers reaching £1700 this was followed by an excellent start on pedigree Salers with the first female to enter the ring Lisnamaul Floss making top price female at £5250. This May 2012 born animal from PJ Maginn  & Sons, Northern Ireland is in calf to Seawell ... Read more >>>
Stirling Autumn Sale
The reputation of the Stirling Bull Sales to draw potential buyers from the length and breadth of Scotland (and the rest of the UK) meant that there was an excellent level of interest in the Salers lines prior to the sale. The most encouraging aspect of this was the steady flow of enquiries from suckler farmers and pedigree breeders planning the change to Salers.  The tough market conditions meant that the Salers, like all the main breeds, experienced selective bidding and lower clearance ... Read more >>>
Welshpool Autumn Sale
The sun was shining at the first Salers Society Autumn Sale at Welshpool  (18th October) especially on the Show Champion Seawell Icebreaker, a Feb 2013 born bull out of Seawell Feather (a Trafalgar Daughter), by Seawell Extra (from French parentage). Seawell Extra is a bull that is producing some impressive animals in the UK, as seen in this champion. Reserve Champion went to Rigel Commodore a big, powerful sort, born February 2012. Commodore is sired by ... Read more >>>
Seawell Genie takes Royal Welsh championship 2014
Peter Donger secured the overall championship at the Royal Welsh Show today under judge Rob Livesey from the Cleuchhead herd. His champion was Seawell Genie, a 2011-born cow with her March-born heifer calf at foot by Vicote. Genie herself is by Seawell Extra and out of Seawell Connie. Rob commented on his champion by saying: “I was impressed by the champion, she is a young productive cow with lots of stretch, scale and style. She has ... Read more >>>
Beeston Hall secure Great Yorkshire Show championship
Taking the overall championship at the Great Yorkshire Show under judge Harri Pritchard from the Felin herd, Pwellheli, was Stephen and Rachel Hallos’ junior champion Beeston Hall Finn. Born in August 2012 he is by Seawell Daimler and out of Stretton Chloe, a Woodvine Lincon daughter. Standing reserve overall was the Livesey family’s female champion, Cleuchhead Mhairi 10th. This 2010-born Valentin daughter is out of Cleuchhead Mhairi 4th, a Cleuchhead Osprey daughter. Reserve female champion was Stephen ... Read more >>>
Females to the fore at Royal Highland Show
A good show of cattle was put before judge Alistair Mackenzie of Whitebog Salers, Fortrose at the Royal Highland Show. Junior female champion was Cleuchhead Gentle 23rd from the Livesey family, Scottish Borders. Sired by Drumlegagh Brandon she out of Cleuchhead Gentle 10th, born March 2013. Junior male champion was Roy and Adam Crockett’s Bacardi Impeccable, this April 2013-born bull is sired by French import Ultra, out of Cleuchhead Delilah 3rd. Champion female came from Farmstock Genetics with ... Read more >>>
4500gns top price at Welshpool
Trade at the Salers Society Sale held at Welshpool Livestock Market on Thursday was up to a top of 4500gns. This was paid for Rigel Jarrow Poll from the Pye family. Sired by Amazonien he has strong growth rates and carries strong maternal traits from both the maternal and paternal lines. He was purchased by Messrs Saunders, Caerphilly. In-calf heifers sold up to 2500gns for the Pye’s Rigel Onika, a daughter of Casimir who was breed champion ... Read more >>>
Reserve interbreed group at Balmoral Show
The Salers continued a fantastic show at Balmoral as our group of three took the reserve interbreed title under Simmental breeder and judge Billy Robson. The group consisted of the breed champion Gladiateur from John Elliot, who was joined by the reserve breed champion Carrick View Heloise from George McCall and then John Elliot’s French-bred cow Unity.
Senior bull wins overall champion at Balmoral Show
Taking the overall championship today at Balmoral Show under judge Dennis Rogers was the French bred Gladiateur from John Elliot. This 2011-born Vermieill son is out of Victoire, he was purchased privately last year from breeder Patrick Malacan. John who runs 65 pure cows has only been beaten in the Salers championship once since classes started for the breed at Balmoral. The first calves are due in August to Gladiateur who will be turned out ... Read more >>>
Beeston Hall Finn wins at Nottinghamshire County Show
Taking the overall breed championship and reserve interbreed male champion at Nottinghamshire County Show under judge Fred Robinson from the Preen Bank herd was Beeston Hall Finn from Stephen and Rachel Hallos. Born 2012 he is by the President son Seawell Daimler and out of Stretton Chloe, a Woodvine Lincon daughter. Coland Tansy stood female champion for Carolyn Fox, this 10 year old Onley Crusader daughter is out of a Novak sired dam. Winning the junior bull ... Read more >>>
5000gns top for Rigel at Stirling
Although not a Society sale, the May multi-breed sale at Stirling saw all four Salers bulls offered sell to average £3360. Sale leader at 5000gns was Rigel Discovery from Messrs Pye. This black coated Rigel Othello son is out of Rigel Dixie, an Amazonien daughter. Combining Othello and Amazonien this bull will posses strong maternal traits with a large pelvic area, good udder and plenty of milk.  He was purchased by Messrs Wallace, Whauphill, Newton Stewart. The ... Read more >>>
Seawell lead Newark trade at 3300gns
Encouraged by the successful sales of Salers bulls and breeding females entered by individual members of the Salers Society over a number of years at the Newark April Multibreed Sale, the Salers Cattle Society held its inaugural Spring Sale on Saturday 3rd May at Newark Livestock Market. Leading trade at 3300gns was Seawell Homer from Peter Donger. This February 2012-born Seawell Extra son is out of Aurore, a Texas daughter and was purchased by  Conor ... Read more >>>
Improving Scale, Shape and Conformation at Darnford Salers
Five years on from purchasing his first pedigree Salers cow, David Watson of Darnford, Banchory enjoyed a bumper trade at the November 2013 Salers Cattle Society show and sale at Castle Douglas, jointly topping the sale with a price of 6000gns for the reserve senior champion Darnford Earl. David also secured 5500gns for the bull Darnford Elite and picked up the overall female champion prize and 4000gns for Darnford Evita. From the outset, it has been David’s ... Read more >>>
Salers prove the ideal breed at Pinmore Mains
SINCE ITS introduction to the United Kingdom back in the early 1980s, the Salers breed has witnessed a slow but steady rise to fame. And it’s the maternal abilities of the breed that have really pushed it onwards, proving to be an excellent suckler cow in both pure and cross-bred herds. And it’s the ideal cow for the Wrights – Alex and Joan together with son Jonathon, his partner Toni and their two boys, six-year-old Deagan ... Read more >>>
Salers prove right breed
Pedigree Salers cattle have proved to be the right choice of breed for the Pyes. Brothers Terence and Malcolm Pye and their respective wives, Jane and Gill, set up their farming partnership more than 20 years ago at Leven Fields Farm, Middleton – on – Leven, Yarm. Both Terence and Malcolm worked for large multi-national companies and while Malcolm and Gill had commercial beef cattle on their farm in Nottinghamshire, Terence and Jane were newcomers to ... Read more >>>
Beeston Hall Salers
Beeston Hall Farm is not the easiest unit to farm even without the limitations imposed by its owner Yorkshire Water. But it is home to a successful Salers-based suckler beef system. When West Yorkshire farmers Stephen and Rachel Hallos took part in a focus farm project, they did it with some trepidation. Instead it has proved the basis for expanding their existing business and helping pave the way for the next generation to make their way in ... Read more >>>
Filming Salers for Cefn Gwlad
Harri Prichard’s experience of filming Salers for Cefn Gwlad Sioned and I recently had the pleasure of working with Dai Jones and the team from Cefn Gwlad, taking part in the making of a programme for S4C about Salers cattle. We spent an enjoyable few days filming and got to experience just how much hard work and footage goes into the making of a TV show. This great opportunity came about as a result of a ... Read more >>>
Salers sell to 3800gns at Thainstone Spring Show and Sale
Trade for Salers at the Spring Show and Sale at Thainstone today has been up to 3800gns for Corrichie Douglas from John McIntyre, Echt, Westhill. This April 2012-born Whiteboy Convenor son is out of Cuil Britany, a Blazer daughter. He sold to Messrs Murphy, Cragiedaff, Durris, Banchory. A second top price of 3200gns was achieved on two occasions, the first being Tolquhon Bruno from the Sleigh family, Tarves, Ellon. This third prize winner in the pre-sale ... Read more >>>
Strong demand for Salers heifers at Exeter
There was a packed sale ring at Kivells & Husseys’s Exeter Livestock Centre for their monthly catalogued sale of Breeding stock which was complimented with two excellent dispersals. Buyers travelled from as far as Monmouthshire and Essex as well as all parts of the Westcountry. The sale started with a consignment of Salers bulling and yearling heifers from Steve and Carole Simmons of South Molton. Their heifers sold to a top of £1080 on three occasions, ... Read more >>>
7800gns top price at Stirling Bull Sales
Demand was strong for the select offering of Salers bulls in Stirling, with a top price of 7800gns and an average of £4725 for seven bulls and £2153 for two females sold. Sale leader was Whitebog Harvey from Alister MacKenzie, this April 2012-born Seawell Diplomat son stood first in his class in the pre-sale judging. His dam is the Cumbria Fury daughter Whitebog Rosie. He heads to Orkney with K Harvey, Vestrafold Farm. The champion Seamore Hernot ... Read more >>>
22nd Annual Premier Show and Sale of Salers Cattle
Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Limited staged the 22nd Annual Premier Show and Sale of Pedigree and Commercial Salers Cattle under the auspices of the Salers Cattle Society. In general, trade for both pedigree and commercial females greatly exceeded expectations, whilst bulls met with a limited demand resulting in very selective bidding. At the Friday’s show, judge Gerald Smith, Drumsleed, found his female champion in the form of the senior heifer Darnford Evita from David Watson,Banchory. Evita is ... Read more >>>
Animals of the Year 2013
The Champion Animals of the Year 2013 are: Champion Junior Female of the Year – Manor Lane Frosty – Carolyn Fox, Newark Champion Junior Male of the Year – Manor Lane Firework – Carolyn Fox, Newark Champion Senior Female of the Year – Manor Lane Bracken – Angus & Kerry Gowthorpe, York Champion Senior Male of the Year – Lisnamaul Buster – PJ Maginn & Sons, Downpatrick Photo to follow Congratulations to everyone, and thank you for promoting the breed by showing your cattle around ... Read more >>>
Cleuchhead Brandy sells privately
The Livesey family have sold their homebred Salers bull Cleuchhead Brandy privately for £6000 to Bob and Lesley Howatt, Kinnaird Farm, Cupar, Fife. This April 2012-born bull is by the Gitan son Drumlegagh Brandon and out of Cleuchhead Gentle 12, a Valentin daughter, his EBVs are in the top 1% of the breed for maternal values. Brandy stood first in his class at the Royal Highland Show this year. Rob, Kath, Iain and Rory Livesey have ... Read more >>>
Fantastic standard forward at Great Yorkshire Show
Judge George McCall travelled from Co Armagh, Northern Ireland, to see a wonderful line up of Salers cattle at the 155th great Yorkshire Show at Harrogate. The sun shone brightly on proceedings and certainly shone down on Carolyn Fox who bred both the show champion Manor Lane Firework and the reserve. While  reserve overall champion went to the female winner Manor Lane Bracken, exhibited by Angus and Kerry Gowthorpe. Class Results: Bull born before 1 January 2012 1st   Beeston ... Read more >>>
French import secures Royal Highland championship
Harri Pritchard headed north from Wales to judge the Salers classes at the Royal Highland Show. Following a morning of judging he placed the show champion to French import Gulliver from the Crockett family, Hawick, Roxburghshire. This bull born February 2011, Sired by Uno out of Colette was bred by Gaec Du Cibial, France. The reserve went to Chapelpark Una a cow born 2004 Sired by Chapelpark Tyson, Dam Farr Margo bred by exhibitor Mr John  Pirie ... Read more >>>
Seawell leads Welshpool trade at 4800gns
A small but select group of Salers were forward for a successful day at Welshpool Livestock Centre on 16th May. Leading the trade at 4800gns was Seawell Gazette from PM and SM Donger. Gazette is by Ultra, a French bred bull who is renowned for producing excellent heifers, with his male offspring proving to be suberb crossing bulls. He sold to Messrs Jones of Welshpool. Top price cow and calf came from Wilf and Christine Burrows. Hampton ... Read more >>>
Drumlegagh herd clinches Balmoral championship
Peter Donger travelled from Northamptonshire to place the Salers cattle at the recent Balmoral Show, selecting as his Supreme Champion an outstanding young bull from the Drumlegagh herd of John Elliott and family, Newtownstewart. Drumlegagh Felix was hailed an exceptional example of the breed by the judge, and went on to be placed second reserve in the Junior Interbreed Championships when competing against twelve other breeds. Felix is sired by Blason, a former Balmoral Champion for the Elliott’s. ... Read more >>>
First time classes for Salers breed at Newark
Jock Watson judged the Salers classes at the Nottingham County Show. This was the first time Salers had their own classes having previously shown in Any Other Continental Breed. A super display of cattle was put forward with great success in the Interbreed Classes for Carolyn Fox, winning Junior Pairs and Reserve Champion in Junior Pure Bred Beef Bull showing that Salers are a breed to be reckoned with. Class Results: Bulls 1st – Senior Bull – Beeston Hall Egor, S & ... Read more >>>
Castle Douglas spring sale sees 4200gns top
There were 11 bulls forward for the Spring Sale on 4th May as well as two females and 12 commercials. Seawell Garfield took the “prize bull” rosette in the bull parade prior to the sale and was top price in the sale ring at 4,200gns. This June 2011-born Seawell Extra son is out of the imported dam Urne from breeder Duval Gerard. Seawell Extra is a home bred by Union son from the Dongers of Seawell ... Read more >>>
Stirling Bull Sales
Winning the first class of Salers was Whitebog Geronimo from Alistair MacKenzie (lot 10), a son of Seawell Diplomat out of Whitebog Sheila, a Lascar daughter. Second spot went to Rigel Popeye (lot 2) from The Pye family, this one is by Rigel Duncan and out of Rigel Pascal, a Rigel Othello. While in third was Drumaglea Zenith (lot 1), this is by Sancy Sim and is out of Rigel Mithrill. Geronimo topped the sale ... Read more >>>
Popularity of Salers cross females is on the increase
Farmers are increasingly turning to the Salers breed for herd replacements. Famous for their ease of calving, placid nature and good overall conformation, demand for good Salers X females is strong. While pedigree Salers have long been highly sought after, more and more farmers are realising the value of Salers as part of a commercial suckler herd. The Salers breed originates in the Auvergne region of France. First introduced to the UK in 1984, there ... Read more >>>
2012 animals of the year
The Champion Animals of the Year 2012 are: Champion Junior Female of the Year – P M and S M Donger’s Seawell Gail, Champion Junior Male of the Year – C Fox’s Manor Lane Erogon, Champion Senior Female of the Year – C Fox’s Manor Lane Diva, Champion Senior Male of the Year – Farmstock Genetics’ Cumbrian Red Hector, Congratulations to everyone, and thank you for promoting the breed by showing your cattle around the country. We wish everyone success in ... Read more >>>
Trease herd disperses to a top of 2600gns
The dispersal sale of Salers on behalf of Gerald Benney, Trease herd, sold to a superb trade topping at 2600gns for Rigel Paloma, a 2008 born black Salers with bull calf by Trease Barney at foot. At 2550gns was the herd’s 2009 Royal Cornwall Show Champion again from the Rigel herd, the 2007 born  Rigel Tansy with a bull calf by Rigel Oberon at foot. Trease cows topped by Trease Tia 3 with heifer calf at foot ... Read more >>>
Autumn Stirling trade peaks at 5600gns
Sale leader in the male offering at Stirling this month at 5,600gns was Whitebog Fantastic, owned by the MacKenzies. Born March 2010 this bull is by Bijou and out of the home bred cow Whitebog Claire. An impressive animal put forward by Alistair and family, he was purchased by J and S Manners, Hawick, Roxburghshire. The top price heifer at 2,100gns was Seamore Fantastic  from James and Sophie Manners, bought by Forthill Farming, Brechin, Angus. Another Seamore ... Read more >>>
Stirling trade peaks at 3500gns for the champion
Judge, Graham McClymont, Cuil, Newton Stewart, backed his decision by purchasing his choice of champion in the Salers ring at the newly named Stirling Bull Sales. Cumbrian Jonnie owned by Brian Walling and Sons, Farmstock Genetics, Over Whitlaw, Selkirk sold for 3500gns. He is out of the Cumbrian Thunderbird sired cow Cumbrian Jolie 57. Homebred genetics were behind the second top priced Salers, Callander Smythe, by Callander Ted and out of Callander Silvie, from the Shepherds, ... Read more >>>
Finding a breed designed for suckler herd purpose
Salers and Charolais provide the basis for an integrated approach to the production of pedigree cattle targeted at the commercial suckler beef producer, developed by Rigel Pedigree – a family farming business based near Yarm, North Yorkshire. While the Pye family have collected a string of show awards, backed up by leading prices at breed sales for their pedigree cattle, their approach is heavily influenced by an earlier experience with strictly commercial, non-pedigree suckler beef production. They ... Read more >>>
Salers take reserve championship spot at Driffield Show
Salers exhibited at the Driffield Show (Wed 18th July 2012) by Angus and Kerry Gowthorpe, and by Carolyn Fox achieved considerable success in the largest and most demanding classes of the show. Despite having as many entries forward as did the Charolais and Simmental breeds, the Salers competed in the Any Other Pure Beef Breeds classes. The Driffield Show is the largest one day show in the UK, and attracted over 40 animals forward to the AOPB classes. Judged by noted ... Read more >>>
A wet Great Yorkshire Show graces Salers exhibitors
Despite the show being cancelled after the first day due to the weather, the cattle show classes did take place, albeit in rather wet, muddy judging rings! The interbreed championships took place without a public audience on the second day of the show. Salers had 43 entries for this show, the third largest entry of continental breeds. Judge, Donald Gilder, Cheltenham, was pleased with the animals forward and commented on the quality of the heifers coming ... Read more >>>
High standard of Salers at Royal Highland Show
A very wet and windy Royal Highland Show did not deter the show classes on Thursday where an excellent display of Salers cattle were on show. Class results: Female born on or before 1st January 2011 1st   B Walling’s Cumbrian Jolie 536, 2nd   J and S Manners’ Seamore Gladioli, 3rd   J and S Manners’ Seamore Glitter, 4th   W Davidson’s Poldean Dee, 5th   R and K Livesey’s Cleuchhead Hope, 6th   R and K Livesey’s Cleuchhead Mhairi 13th, Female born or bewtween 1st January and 31st ... Read more >>>
Salers success in ASDA steak competition at Balmoral Show
An excellent line up of Salers cattle was to be found in the exhibitors hall at the Balmoral Show, Rob Livesey stepped in to judge the Salers after Jock Watson had to stand down due to ill health, we wish Jock well. Alongside the top quality offering in the pedigree rings, a Salers cross heifer won the Northern Irish Asda/ABP Beeflink Steak Competition. The steak from a 23 month old Salers sired heifer won the top accolade in the first Asda/ABP ... Read more >>>
Castle Douglas spring sale hits 7000gns top for Whitebog
The society, in association with the Wallets Marts, staged their first annual spring sale of Salers Cattle at Castle Douglas. A good ringside of breed enthusiasts were forward from Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales. Commercial cattle sold well whilst pedigree bulls were a more selective trade. Topping the sale at 7000gns was Whitebog Fury from Mr A McKenzie, Whitebog, Fortrose. This March 2010-born bull is out of the French import Bijou. His dam, Whitebog Winnie, is ... Read more >>>
Glynne Hall clinches Welshpool spring championship
At this year’s Welshpool Spring Sale, judge D Gilder, Gloucester picked his show champion in the two year old bull Glynne Hall Dynamite from TT Jones and Son, Glyn Farm, Llanidloes, Powys. This powerful bull by Mock Arwyn is out of Cuil Vixen and made 3000gns in the ring. The reserve champion from Peter Donger, Towcester, was Seawell Faroh. This Trafalgar son is out of  Viennoise and sold for 3600gns. Both animals quality examples of the ... Read more >>>
Livesey Salers herd most fertile in Scotland
As a breeder of commercial heifer replacements, Scottish Borders farmer Rob Livesey knows how important it is to have a good calving average. So he is delighted that the pedigree and commercial herds at his farm in Melrose have been named the most fertile cattle in Scotland, according to Scottish Agricultural Colleges’ figures; an accolade that he attributes to the breed of cattle he runs at Firth Farm – the Salers.  And this year, the cattle have received ... Read more >>>
Salers knock down overheads
Driving down variable costs on any unit, is never an easy task, but you can cut them back a fair whack on a beef unit by altering the breeding policy to introduce an element of Salers blood. That’s what has been achieved at Edston Farm, part of Benson Wemyss Farms, just outside Peebles, now managed by Craig Balmbra. Over the past two years, the business has abandoned its previous breeding programme, reliant on a Charolais as a ... Read more >>>
Animals of the year Awards for 2011 go to….
The Champion Animals of the Year 2011 are: Champion Junior Female of the Year – Manor Lane Diva – Carolyn Fox Champion Junior Male of the Year – Fanfan – J Elliott Champion Senior Female of the Year – Manor Lane Avon- Carolyn Fox Champion Senior Male of the Year – Beeston Hall Corky – S & R Hallos Congratulations to everyone, and thank you for promoting the breed by showing your cattle around the country. We wish everyone success in the 2012 showing ... Read more >>>
7800gns top for premier sale at Castle Douglas
Leading the trade for bulls at the Premier Show and Sale was the second prize winner Seawell Fitzroy from Peter Donger, Foxley, Towcaster at 7800gns. Purchasing him was Messrs Mitchell, Station Farm, Fakenham, Norfolk. While female trade peaked at 7000gns for Drumlegagh Corissa from J and EA Elliott, Newtonstewart, County Tyrone. She was awarded female and overall champion by judge David Watson, Banchory. The event had a real four nations feel about it with buyers and sellers ... Read more >>>
Salers give the highest return
Farmers often think of sale prices to judge the profit from a breed. The sales price is something concrete, directly obvious, however behind the sale of an animal there are costs. The real profits consist of several elements (the product, premia, costs…). The profit margin is the best technical and economic comparison of breeds. The figures in the table are based on results from the National Date base in France (2006), on data from 500 farms ... Read more >>>
Strong support for Salers breed at Royal Welsh Show
Unfortunately no show classes at this years Royal Welsh Show. Breeders in Wales need to plan ahead so we can try get the classes re-instated in 2012. Despite no showing classes the Salers stand had many visitors from far and wide. Richard Tudor supplied some good Salers X cows with Salers X Simmental calves at foot. Many thanks to Richard for supporting the society by not only providing cattle for the stand but also for being ... Read more >>>
Seawell-bred bull clinches Great Yorkshire Show
New society member JT Mitchell & Sons from Norfolk had a fantastic show with a young bull bred by Peter Donger from Northants. Seawell Franko, DOB 11/1/2010, Sire Viconte, took Junior Bull, Junior Champion, Male Champion and overall Show Champion. Pairs (Jock Watson Trophy) – S & R Hallos Groups (I’Ansons Trophy) – S & R Hallos Polled (Arthur Beevers Cup) – B Walling, Farmstock Genetics with Cumbrian Vermille Reserve Junior Champion (Dennis White Cup) – B Walling, Farmstock Genetics with Cumbrian Hyacinth Junior Champion (Salers Cattle Society Cup) – ... Read more >>>
Heifer catches the eye at Royal Highland Show
Bryan Wallings’ young heifer Cumbrian Hyacinth 456 (Sire: Jaguar, Dam: Upperland Hyacinth 373) caught judge Graham Fishlock’s eye at this years Royal Highland Show, winning as Best Junior Female, Junior Champion and overall Show Champion. The heifer born August 2009 was bred by B Walling, Farmstock Genetics, Selkirk TD7 4QN. Rob Livesey had a successful show with Cleuchhead Zebra a young bull to watch out for in the future. Zebra’s sire Poldean Vince was show champion in 2010. Overall Show ... Read more >>>
Heifer wows judge at Balmoral Show
The weather did little to dampen spirits in the Salers ring with a strong entry from Northern Ireland’s leading breeders. The Air Core sponsored Supreme Champion was a simply outstanding heifer forward from John Elliott and family, Newtownstewart. “Drumlegagh Caitlin” was making her debut appearance on the show circuit and certainly made quite an impression on Welsh judge Harri Pritchard who described her  as “one of the best examples of the breed that he had ever had ... Read more >>>
Revolutionary Thinking
Some beef farmers have not changed their businesses a jot since the political reform of the sector. Others have, or are, modifying them a bit, while a few are making seismic, revolutionary transformations, John Owen, who farms 110 Autumn and Spring calving suckler cows, and finishes the progeny at Monachty Bach farm, Pennant Aberaeron, Ceredigion is one of the latter. His system is changing in its entirety. Conventional beef production is giving way to organic. ... Read more >>>
2010 Animals of the Year Awards
The Champion Animals of the Year 2010 are: Champion Junior Female of the Year – Cleuchhead Mhaira – R & K Livesey Champion Junior Male of the Year – Seamore Entourage – J & S Manners Champion Senior Female of the Year – Manor Lane Spirit – Carolyn Fox Champion Senior Male of the Year – Morwenstow Saracen – Messrs A & M Austin Congratulations to everyone, and thank you for promoting the breed by showing your cattle around the country. We ... Read more >>>
Salers top trade at lanark store sale
Sold through Lawrie and Symington, Lanark on 13/10/09, a pen of ten pure Salers bullocks from Benson Wemyss, Edston, Peebles, weighing 274kgs. at 6 ½ months of age sold to a top price of £680 per head or £2.48 per kg, an average dwg of 1.3kg. This was achieved straight off their mothers, grazing hill ground at 1600ft, and with limited creep feed for only four weeks prior to the sale. They outsold their Lim x ... Read more >>>
Castle Douglas trade hits 4800gns on two occasions
The 21st Annual Sale at Wallets Marts, Castle Douglas was a great success with a top price of 4800gns achieved on two occasions. First at this money was David Watson, Darnford, Banchory, Aberdeen, who sold Darnford Dynamite, a 18 month old Chapelpark Ali son out of Precieux daughter Drumlegagh Bea. He was bought by J Howatson of Newton Stewart. Then Rob and Kath Livesey, Firth Farm, Lilliesleaf, Melrose, sold their 18 month old Cleuchhead Archer. He ... Read more >>>
 

SALE ONLY - 4th May 2020 - Stirling Bull Sales

United Auctions, Stirling

CANCELLED - 21st May 2020 - Welshpool Show and Sale

Welshpool Livestock Centre

POSTPONED National Beef Expo

Darlington

CANCELLED - Royal Highland Show

Ingliston, Edinburgh

CANCELLED - 14th - 16th July 2020 - Great Yorkshire Show

Harrogate Show Ground

CANCELLED - 20th - 23rd July 2020 - Royal Welsh Show

Builth Wells

19th - 22nd August 2020 - Royal Ulster Show (Balmoral)

Northern Ireland

10th - 12th September 2020 - Royal Cornwall Show

Wadebridge, Cornwall

10th October 2020 - Welshpool Show and Sale

Welshpool Livestock Centre

6th - 7th November 2020 - Premier Show and Sale

Wallets Marts, Castle Douglas

30th November - 1st December 2020 - Royal Welsh Winter Fair

Builth Wells

Council Meetings take place

1st March 2020 / 7th June 2020 / 6th September 2020 / 6th December 2020

Annual General Meeting

6th November 2020 - Wallets Marts, Castle Douglas

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