Store cattle very much in demand


Well we got our bull away at the Simmental sale at Carlisle. He sold for 3,300gns to a nice character from Wigton who will be using him on his suckler cows. Bull trade topped at 5,600gns for a Corskie bull, and topping the females was a maiden heifer at 3,600gns sold by William Clarke Livestock. Cows and calf trade looked really healthy, some good outfits were going through the ring making in excess of £2,000.

We've weaned the Suffolk lambs this week and decided on the two ewes I'll show this year. All are being pushed on now to get them in show condition. I just need to hurry up and make my mind up on which of the gimmers will make the show team.

There have been a few pedigree bull sales this last week which have seen a steady commercial trade. Store cattle are very much in demand with plenty of grass about and prime cattle have been worth a bit more in some markets at the beginning of the week. The end of the holiday period combined with more new season lambs coming forward has seen at fall in price but they are still a decent trade. There are still plenty of hoggs around, with heavyweights difficult to sell.



Sales coming up this week

  • Friday, April 28 - Sale of 85 high quality Ayrshires at Beeston Castle Auction Mart.
  • Saturday, April 29 - Sale of pedigree Charolais cattle at Welshpool Market.
  • Saturday, April 29 - 14th spring rare breed sale at York Auction Centre.
  • Sunday, April 30 to Monday, May 1 - Multi-breed show and sale of 304 pedigree bulls and females at Stirling Agricultural Centre.



Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend.

Steph Ryder
Head of Commercial Sales & Development

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