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Ludlow Store Sale market report March 30
8:00am Friday 6th April 2012 in Farming
STORE CATTLE – 142 A small entry for this extra sale in the month attracted a strong contingent of buyers. Some nice farming cattle on offer and a very good trade again. Steers peaked at 259.0p per kilo to average 216.5p per kilo, heifers peaked at 252.0p per kilo to average 204.0p per kilo and bulls, to include Friesians, peaked at 244.0p per kilo to average 199.7p per kilo. Allsorts met ready competition but good grazing cattle were particularly in demand. Prices were as follows:- Charolais Steers to £745, £620 (Top 213.0p av. 206.0p) Charolais Heifers to £880, £815 (Top 205.0p av. 204.5p) Simmental Steers to £835 (199.0p) Limousin Steers to £920, £870, £860, £855 (x2), £850, £800, £790 (Top 259.0p av. 245.0p) Limousin Heifers to £1005, £992, £930, £882, £850, £834, £830, £758, £710, £705, £655, £592 (Top 243.0p av.
210.0p) Blonde D’Aquitaine Steers to £1010, £940, £875 (Top 200.0p av. 194.0p) Blonde D’Aquitaine Heifers to £695, £580, £530, £515 (Top 224.0p av.
211.0p) Welsh Black Steers to £970 (183.0p) Aberdeen Angus Heifers to £592 (237.0p) Hereford Heifers to £625 (192.0p) Shorthorn Steers to £795, £732, £700 (Top 252.0p av. 240.0p) Longhorn Steers to £675 (229.0p) Friesian Steers to £815, £605, £550 (Top 160.0p av. 140.0p BULLS Prices as follows: - Charolais Bulls to £840, £500 (Top 238.0p av. 200.0p) Simmental Bulls to £725 (165.0p) Limousin Bulls to £1100, £1020 (x2), £980, £935, £930, £855, £830, £820, £585, £575, £500 (Top 244.0p av.
232.0p) British Blue Bulls to £1030, £840 (Top 196.0p av. 190.0p) Blonde D’Aquitaine Bulls to £782, £700, £640, £520 (Top 230.0p av. 217.0p) Aberdeen Angus Bulls to £620 (170.0p) Shorthorn Bulls to £655, £635, £620 (Top 230.0p av. 210.0p) Friesian Bulls to £550, £525, £395, £345 (Top 212.0p av. 165.0p) STORE SHEEP – 297 Small seasonal entry but a very good trade nevertheless. Still people looking for store lambs believe it or not. Prices as follows: - Strong Store Lambs to £89.50 av. £84.00 Medium Store Lambs to £76.00 av.
£74.00 Small Store Lambs to £65.00 Overall average for all Lambs £72.20 Stock ewes and lambs reached £192.00 a couple and grazing ewes reached £81.50.
CALVES ANDWEANLINGS – 3 A very good trade with continental bulls at £300.00, heifers to £255.00 average £242.00 FORTHCOMING SALES MONDAY 9TH APRIL Normal weekly market at Ludlow, excellent contingent of buyers assured. Good entries needed in all sections. Buyers will be looking for stock to kill after the holiday.
Sale commences with the finished sheep at 9.30am, young bulls 11.30am, clean cattle 12noon, barren cows 2.00pm, killing ewes 2.30pm.