Tup averages showed a positive increase across the board at Builth

Dairy Day in Telford last week was a really strong event which was well supported. There was a super show of cattle and with the recent milk price increases it felt like there was more optimism about. 

The Suffolk ewes were scanned recently with an average take. We were really pleased we scanned five recipients that had had single embryos implanted and surprisingly six lambs scanned, unusually one of the embryos must have split, what good luck!

The NSA ram sale at Builth Wells saw a new record price for the event of 18,000gns for a Texel shearling. There were a few other big prices but more importantly for vendors averages were up in most breeds, no doubt underpinned by demand from commercial buyers.  Likewise, breeding ewes and gimmer lambs seem to be a good if not spectacular trade underpinned by the good prime lamb trade.

Sales coming up this week
  • Friday, September 23Kivells is hosting a herd dispersal of about 330 Holstein-Friesian cattle
  • Saturday, September 24 – Complete dispersal sale of tractors and machinery to be held at Brockholes Auction Mart
  • Sunday, September 25th – 12th annual sale of 1,779 coloured breeds (MV and non-MV) at Llandovery Market
  • Monday, September 26thHawes Auction Mart hosts a sale of 12,000 Mule and continental cross gimmer lambs and shearlings.
Don't forget this next week is the last chance to vote for your favorite mart cafe or auctioneer for the Mart's the Heart awards

Steph Ryder 
Head of Commercial Sales & Development 


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