Spectacular Swale trade at Hawes

It was the 10th anniversary of Agri-Expo last week, and what a fantastic turnout of stock and folk from all over the country. There was an outstanding show of pedigree calves, commercials and sheep throughout all classes.

One minute the weather is unseasonably warm and the next its frosty, which isn't the best recipe for indoor stock, as we are finding. One of our calves had a spot of pneumonia. We called out the vet to be on the safe side and, after some treatment, he is thankfully recovering nicely.

Swaledale ram trade was off the clock last Thursday at Hawes, with top prices of £92,000 and £86,000. That was the last of the big ram sales so we might get back to some normality now.

Trade is steady in the primestock rings with lambs just creeping up a little bit, so let's hope things improve as winter approaches. There seems to be a good trade for the better quality dairy stock so, hopefully, there is some confidence returning as milk prices start to improve slightly.


Sales coming up this week
  • Friday, November 4 - Special store cattle catalogued sale at Melton Mowbray Market.
  • Saturday, November 5 - Mart’s the Heart-supported sales of pedigree Salers at Castle Douglas Mart.
  • Saturday, November 5 - A Mart’s the Heart-supported sale of pedigree Suffolk sheep at Beeston Castle Auction Mart.
  • Tuesday, November 8 - A Mart’s the Heart-supported show and sale of suckled calves at Middleton in Teeside.

Enjoy bonfire night!

Steph Ryder
Head of Commercial Sales & Development

Sophia Hussain

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