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LUDLOW MARKET SALE NEWS

MONDAY 9th SEPTEMBER 2019

FINISHED CATTLE – 332

An entry with some nice cattle in it sold to a firmer trade throughout. Clean cattle still considerably dearer than bulls but nevertheless everything just a bit brighter.

Prices were as follows:

MEDIUM STEERS: Best Quality to 217.5p av. 217.5p; Standard Quality to 186.5p av. 186.5p; Also Rans to 159.5p; Overall average 182.0p

HEAVY STEERS: Best quality to 221.5p av. 209.6p; Standard quality to 194.5p av. 187.5p; Also rans to 182.0p; Overall average 188.1p

MEDIUM HEIFERS: Best quality to 239.5p av. 227.0p; Standard quality to 197.5p av. 192.2p; Also rans to 174.5p; Overall average 184.0p

HEAVY HEIFERS: Best quality to 231.5p av. 214.4p; Standard Quality to 197.0p av. 193.4p; Also Rans to 185.5p; Overall average 188.7p

LIGHT BULLS: To 162.5p average 144.2p

MEDIUM BULLS: To 197.5p average 176.0p

HEAVY BULLS: To 205.0p average 185.0p

BARREN COWS & OLD BULLS – 34

An entry that was dominated by plain cows this week.

Grade 1 Cows to 125.5p av. 123.8p               Grade 2 Cows to 119.5p av. 117.2p

Grade 3 Cows to 114.5p av. 109.2p                Grade 4 Cows to 99.5p av. 73.2p

Overall average 95.6p

LAMBS – 2,028

A comparable lamb trade.  

Prices were as follows:-

Standard Lambs to 194.5p av. 168.9p

Medium Lambs to 210.0p av. 176.3p

Heavy Lambs to 184.0p av. 169.1p

Overweight Lambs to 172.5p av. 162.2p

Export quality lambs sold up to 210.0p per kilo and averaged 190.6p per kilo and home trade lambs sold up to 175.5p per kilo and averaged 170.1p per kilo.

CULL SHEEP – 835

Another good entry of ewes and again a good trade to match with plenty of competition for all sorts. Trade has slipped nationally but that being said the best Suffolk’s would still be £85 plus with plenty of well meated other ewes in the £70 - £80 bracket.

Ewes topped £103.50 and averaged £53.18

Rams topped £87.00 and averaged £54.91

 

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