Suffolk trade shines through the rain topping at 6,500gns

The weather is back to normal... wet! The ground is sodden and the only ones who appear to be enjoying it are our ducks and geese.

We really enjoyed the Mart's the Heart Lake District stockjudging evening last Thursday night. Our stock looked alright in the ring after all and a few folk were really complimentary too, which was nice to hear.

Borderway had a busy weekend of pedigree selling, with Zwartbles hitting 900gns for the pre-sale champion, a shearling gimmer from the Broomfield flock.

The Three Nations Suffolk sale saw the Taylor's Ballynacannon flock from Co Londonderry take the top two prices with shearling gimmers at 6,500gns and 6,000gns.  

Trade at the final Charolais fixture of the year was consistent with what's been achieved for the breed this season, as bulls sold to 5,500gns and averaged £3,304.

Dairy sales have received some positive trade this week, with fresh pedigree heifers being the order of the day. Several lots have traded for over the £2,000 mark, with heifers hitting £2,500 at Beeston, £2,150 at Skipton and £2,100 at Lancaster to name a few.

Early festive sales are underway, with higher prime cattle numbers reflecting the festive time of year, resulting in a slight slip in prices this week.

Prime lamb trade has also dropped slightly, but should hopefully regain some momentum once we hit December.

Store cattle prices remain relatively stable.

Have a good week,


Sales coming up this week
  • Friday, November 24 - Wright Marshall will be running its Month End Focus milk sale which includes commercial and pedigree Holstein dairy cattle from leading UK herds at Beeston Castle Auction.
  • Saturday, November 25 - Welshpool will be holding a sale of pedigree Limousin cattle, including a consignment from the Sarkley herd, on behalf of the North West Midlands and North Wales Limousin Club. In addition, there will be a British Blue sale incorporating the Rhymil sale of Blue Beauties. 
  • Saturday, November 26 - CCM will be holding a Mart's the Heart-sponsored Christmas primestock show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart 
  • Tuesday, November 28 Howkins and Harrison will be hosting the 64th Midlands Produce auction of hay, straw, silage and haylage in bales at Lutterworth Rugby Football Club LE17 4LW


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