Improved demand for hoggs

Well the Christmas break was very much enjoyed and was a grand opportunity to catch up with our neighbours. 

I managed to squeeze in a morning's beating and this time took Ruby, our young Labrador. She was extremely well behaved and it was a chance for her to mix socially with other dogs, as well as getting her used to the gun. Good news is she took it all in her stride, obviously enjoyed herself and thankfully is not gun shy.

The lambs are thriving and are being turned out through the day. It is difficult not to linger over the fence and waste time watching their antics as they ping about the field. 

It’s fairly quiet on the sales front as things start to get back to normal after the glut of Christmas shows and sales followed by the Bank Holidays. Cattle trade remains fairly level but there seems to be an improved demand for hoggs at the beginning of this week which has pushed prices up a bit - let's hope it continues throughout the year.

Sales coming up this week
  • Friday, January 6 - Major reduction sale of pedigree Limousin cattle from the Ellesmere herd, on behalf of Messrs A.H.M. Lea and Sons. This sale is at Welshpool Livestock Market in conjunction with Harrison and Hetherington 
  • Saturday, January 7 - Sale of 96 pedigree Beltex females at Chelford Market.
  • Saturday, January 7 - Horse and tack sale at Clitheroe Auction Mart.
  • Tuesday, January 10 - Genuine dispersal of in-lamb ewes, to include 212 continental and Welsh Mule in-lamb ewes, at Shrewsbury Livestock Market.

All the best for 2017!.

Steph Ryder 
Head of Commercial Sales & Development


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