There’s some cattle trade confidence around it seems

This last week, like many others, we experienced a real winter wonderland when the unexpected snow landed. Certainly a welcome break from the rain!

We've started halter training our two Simmental bulls. One is off to Stirling bull sales in February. He’s taken it all in his stride so far. Hopefully we’ve got our timings right and he’ll be looking fit enough for the sale.

It has been a quiet week for pedigree sales this week, but in the commercial rings, store hoggs continue to be a strong trade - no doubt bolstered by what continues to be a surprisingly good January demand for prime. But it is unlikely to be the current prime cattle trade that is driving some good prices for store cattle - it must be buyers with plenty of confidence!

  • Thursday, January 21, dispersal sale of the Hartlandview herd of 200 pedigree Holsteins at Sedgemoor Auction Centre.
  • Friday, January 22, premier British Blue sale incorporating the Blue Ladies Classic sale at H&H Carlisle.
  • Sunday, January 24, special New Year sale of in-lamb females and geld gimmer hoggs at Penrith Auction Mart.
  • Wednesday, January 27 - Friday, January 29, a sale of 50-plus tractors at Euro Auctions Leeds Site, Roall Lane, DN14 0NY.
Maybe see you at the Blue sale on Friday.
Steph Ryder
Head of Commercial Sales & Development, Farmers Guardian

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