Angus averages up and trade tops at 4,359gns

It's been a busy Easter getting one of our young Simmental bulls ready for a sale at the end of this week. He's had a crash course in halter breaking and is walking out well when led. Up until this last week he'd never been on a halter so, considering this, he's really taken it all in his stride. We're halfway through the sale so, fingers crossed, he sells well.

The weather is so mixed. We've experienced just about everything from sun, to rain, to hail. Monday settled somewhat and I was delighted to see the return of the swallows. It really is a welcoming sight to see them swooping and diving in and out of the windows and crevices around the yard.

Aberdeen-Angus bulls sold to 4,350gns at Worcester, with the average up significantly on the year. Store cattle trade remains strong, although prime cattle prices seem fairly static. Sheep trade over the Easter period and the beginning of this week has been fairly good. More spring lambs about now and, although there are still plenty of hoggs, overall numbers are now reducing week on week.

Sales coming up this week
  • Friday, April 21 - Collective machinery and equipment sale at Thrapston Livestock Centre, Bletsoes.
  • Friday, April 21 - Pedigree Simmental cattle including 'The Leading Ladies' at Borderway Mart, Carlisle.
  • Saturday, April 22 - Show and sale of Blonde and Longhorn females and bulls at Worcester Market, McCartneys.
  • Monday, April 24 - Yorkshire Holstein Club show and sale of dairy cattle at Skipton Auction Mart.

Have a good week.
Steph Ryder
Head of Commercial Sales & Development


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