Market Report

 

Saturday 9th March, 2019

Auctioneers: Keith Rose and Philip Dale

Notes

It was just as well more stock was on offer as buyers in attendance were keener to acquire the cattle on offer which brought about a stronger trade. For under 10m.o saw Lambert & Co sell Sim x Strs at £845, Rounding Bros £970 for Lim x Strs, Davis Dairies £830 for BB x Strs. 11-12m.o age group saw DN Gardner & Son sell Char x Hefs at £800. & Sim x Strs at £905, KM Key & Son sold Lim x Strs to £935 and J Everson £890for Sim x Strs. All in all a good show with trade to match.

Cattle and Sheep

(150) Cattle

Charolais 8-10mo hefs 590, 11-15m.o hefs £800.

Simmental 8-10mo strs 845. 11-15m.o strs 905 hefs 895, 20mo+ strs 890.

South Devon 8-10m.o strs 490  11-15m.o hefs 700.

Limousin 8-10mo  strs 970 hefs 675. 11-15mo strs 935, hfrs 690. 

Blue 8-10m.o strs 830, 11-15m.o strs 815, 20m.o+ strs 900 hefs 730.  

A.Angus 8-10mo strs 770. 11-15m.o strs 750.

(10) Cull Cattle

Heavy Cows to 136ppkg
Hefs to 148ppkg
Overage Hfd Steers 130-145ppkg
Other Steers 144-150ppkg 

 

(12) Breeding Cattle

8 x Aged in calf Beef Shorthorn Cows £550 to £740.

(66) Calves

A fair entry not the best quality overall but good calves sold well. A Dann topped at £345 for BB x Bull calves.

B. Blue Males 175 to 345 Heifers to 210

Hereford Males 80 to 200 Heifers 90 to 240

Angus Males  to 175 Heifers 115 to 145

Friesians 55 to 80

Stirks

Shorthorn males 185-200

Lincoln Red heifers 280

A.Angus Males to 240 hefs 170-395

(960) Sheep

Not quite so many forward with trade matching national trends. Top price per kilo 214p (G&W Williams) and per head £95 (EE Rudd & Son). Better show of heavy cull ewes topped at £87.50 (J Child). Store hoggets holding trade for the stronger ones.

Light Lambs (25.5-32kg)

Standard Lambs (32.1-39kg)  168.8 to 183.7 average 178.4

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5kg)  151.4 to 214 average 180.2

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52kg) 151.3 to 196.6 average 169.5

Extra Lambs (52.1kg +) 149.8 to 161.5 average 153.5

(95) Cull Ewes

Light/Grazers 30-50,
Medium 55-72,
Heavy 75-87.50,
Overall average £66.80

(128) Breeding sheep & Store Lambs

Store Hoggs 30-66 (J Boyce) Av 54.20,

Texel x ewes with singles £119,

Cross Bred Shearlings & Lambs £95,

In lamb shetland ewes £32,

 

Boer billy goat 60, Toggenburg billy goat 50.