Tup trade tops at 21,000gns at Shrewsbury

I was at the Royal Welsh Show at the start of the week where the weather was certainly on the side of the exhibitors. Crowds were thick around the rings and although stock numbers were down on previous years, the quality was certainly high.

On route to Builth Wells on Saturday, I attended Shrewsbury livestock market's national sale of Suffolks, where trade topped at 21,000gns for a tup lamb from Gary Beacom. Overall averages were 1,459gns with a 65 per cent clearance.
The sale of Sterndale and Peak Holsteins at Beeston Castle peaked at 10,500gns, followed by a 10,000gns bid and two at 7,500gns.

Store and breeding cattle trade is still strong and prime cattle prices much the same this week and, although lambs have dipped, they are still way above the same time last year.

Sales coming up this week...
  • Friday, July 28 – United Auctions will be hosting the Suffolk Sheep Society sale at Stirling
  • Saturday, July 29 – McCartneys is holding its annual sale of MV-accredited, performance recorded Lleyn sheep at Brecon Market
  • Sunday, July 30 – Halls is holding its annual show & sale of traditional, native and rare Breed livestock at Shrewsbury Auction Mart
  • Tuesday, August 1 – An evening sale of machinery and implements will be held at Gisburn Auction Mart


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