Army of Buyers All Eager For Stores!

374 Barren Cows, Bulls & Overage Forward on Monday 9th March for first red market of March - overall market average 114p (222p sucklers, 212p bulls, 207p clean & 153p dairy).  Next red market Monday 30th March.

205 Clean Cattle & Young Bulls - selling to some spirited bidding around the ring and a solid trade prevailed under the current climate - top slots to 236p for heifers, 235p for bulls & 221p for steers.

198 Store Cattle - young grazing cattle a fast trade and Hereford & Angus sired cattle easy to sell.

1,086 Prime Hoggets sold on Monday Evening Sale with an overall SQQ market average returned at 203p - these Monday evening sales will continue throughout March/April/May.  Plus 2,397 Prime Hoggets selling on Wednesday - handy weight export hogs were in short supply selling on a fast trade - an overall makret average was returned at 195.5p.  489 Butchers Ewes (average £89.80) and 46 Store Sheep.

402 Calves - a larger number forward this week with more demand for Friesian bulls but all other calves in demand.  Next week is our monthly weanling sale with 320 to 380 expected!! And corresponds with The Farmers Guardian "Marts The Heart" with cash prizes for highest priced calves and weanlings.