Market Report

 

Saturday 3rd April, 2019

Auctioneers: Keith Rose and Philip Dale

Notes

363 HEAD OF CATTLE & CALVES

More Cattle forward today to meet the "Spring Fever" demand for both inside finishers and grazing stock. Emphasis is still on quality and secondary sorts better trade. For under 10mo Rounding Bros hit £885 Lim strs & £855 Lim hfrs, also £875 B.Blue strs. JC Watson £720 B.Blue hfrs. 11-12mo Sim strs sold at £860 J. Doyle. P. Wright sold Lim strs to £960 & hfrs £865. R&D Penn sold B.Blue strs to £880. J. Doyle hfrs £785. R.Beck sold Char strs at £1015 & hfrs £840. JB Dring £1050 Lim strs. RC Murrell £1045 South Devon strs.

Cattle and Sheep

Cattle

Charolais 8-10mo Strs 725, Hfrs 595. 20mo strs 1015, hfrs 840

Simmental 8-10mo Bulls 635, Hfrs 535. 11-15mo Strs 860, Hfrs 665. 20mo Hfrs 820

Limousin 8-10mo Bulls 645, Strs 885, Hfrs 855. 11-15mo Strs 960, Hfrs 805. 20mo Strs 1050

Blonde 8-10mo Strs 670, Hfrs 630

Blue 8-10mo Strs 875, Hfrs 720. 11-15mo Strs 880, Hfrs 780. 16-19mo Hfrs 600

A.Angus 8-10mo Bulls 475, Strs 625, Hfrs 510. 11-15mo Strs 690. 16-19mo Strs 640, Hfrs 585

Hereford 8-10mo Strs 700. 11-15mo Strs 755. 20mo Strs 970

Saler 8-10mo Bulls 735. 11-15mo Strs 840

South Devon 11-15mo Bulls 640, Strs 1045

(14) Cull Cattle

Better trade for the cull cattle.
Heavy Cows 105 to 122ppkg. Light Cows 96 to 102ppkg
Young Bulls 155ppkg Mature Bulls 79p to 125ppkg
Heifers 160 to 175ppkg

 

(34) Breeding Cattle

Parker Cattle Ltd sold 19 Black Hereford x Cows with Charolais Calves at foot. Older Cows ranged from 940 to 1020. Younger Cows 1100 to 1400
Lim Cows & Calves to 1180 Helen Collins

Simmental Bulling Heifers 820

(96) Calves

More weanlings than fresh calves. Plenty of buyers and a very firm trade. FS Dann topped with a B.Blue Bull at 340. FW Parsons Angus to 260. Stirks very much in demand with Sims to 470 P. Gunther

B. Blue Males 200 to 30 Heifers 185 to 315

Hereford Males 125 to 240 Heifers 130 to 168

Angus Males 205 to 260 Heifers 185 to 260

Limousin Males 215 to 335 Heifers

Charolais Males 360

Friesians 45 to 50

Stirks

B.Blue Hfrs 180 to 200
Angus Males 165 to 350 Hfrs 135 to 235
Lim Males 260 to 340 
Charolais Hfrs 390
Hereford x Males 180 to 335 Hfrs 105 to 335
Simmental Males 470 Hfrs 350
Shorthorn Hfrs 260
Lincoln Red Males 145 to 280 Hfrs 270 to 290
Friesian Males to 260

(840) Sheep

Strong entry and even stronger trade as export quality hots up. Top price 251ppkg James Case to provide an overall average of 195.35ppkg. For all weights to 70kg. Cull ewes also much improved up to £118 for Bures Farm Partners & Rams to £105 Ben Coe. Ewes & Lambs lacked quality hence lower prices

Light Lambs (25.5-32kg)

Standard Lambs (32.1-39kg) 174.2 to 218.9 Average 196.2

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5kg)  176.1 to 251.1 Average 208.3

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52kg) 145.0 to247.7Average 194.2

Extra Heavy Lambs (52.1kg +) 137.6 to 191.6 Average 167.6

Spring Lambs 219 to 226

(183) Cull Ewes

Cull Ewes £25 to £118 Rams to £105 Overall Average £76

(30) Breeding sheep & Store Lambs

Store Hoggets £30 to £59 Average £56.40
Ewes & Lambs £72 to £152 (triplets)