Wither­swood An­gus’s last sale as John and Joan re­tire

Mansfield Courier - - Property Guide -

IT is al­most the end for one of the North East’s premier bull studs, with Wither­swood An­gus due to KROG WKHLU ¿QDO EXOO VDOH QH[W PRQWK

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GOOD­BYE AN­GUS: John and Joan Woodruff, from Wither­swood An­gus, will com­plete phase two of their stud dis­per­sal next month with their on-farm bull sale to be held on March 19.

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