Agri-Shop Ltd
Farminguk
29 September 2016 | Online since 2003
Briefing Media - FG Classified


28 January 2014 10:50:21 |Cattle,News,Shows and Events

'Very good' store cattle trade at Bishops Castle Auction


Auctioneers Halls reported a good trade for the best quality store cattle as 350 went under the hammer at Bishops Castle Auction on Thursday, January 23.

“The trade was very good for the top quality cattle and a shade easier on the rest, which is understandable given the current vagaries of the finished beef trade,” said David Bryan-Jones, manager of Halls’ Bishops Castle office.

“All in all, it was a pretty good sale to kick off 2014 and let’s hope the prices strengthen or stabilise from here.”

Overall steers averaged 230p per kilo and £1,005 per head, with highs of £1,300 for a smashing pair of Limousins from I. E. and M. Gittins, Lower Ucheldre and 319p per kilo for a pure 270-kilo Limousin from Messrs Bowen and Bowen, Penthryn.

Heifers averaged 205p per kilo and £870 per head, peaking at £1,130 for a 480-kilo British Blue from T. A. Davies and Partners, Red House and 259p per kilo for a 290-kilo Limousin from B. L. and J. E. Griffiths, Lower Penygelli.

The sale started with two Limousin heifers with bull calves at foot from J. L. Parry, Abermule, which sold for £1,720 and £1,520. J. E. Huffer of Clunton also offered a Welsh Black heifer in calf to a Simmental at £1,100.

Fifteen feeding bulls also sold to average 215p per kilo and £775 per head with highs of 245p per kilo for a 390-kilo Limousin from B. L. and J. E. Griffiths, Pen y Gelli, 234p and 231p per kilo for two Limousins from Bowen and Bowen, Penthryn, 222p per kilo for a Limousin from I. E. and M. Gittins, Lower Ucheldre and 217p per kilo for six Limousins from Aston Hall Farm.

Other leading store prices were: Steers: Charolais: £1,270 for a 615-kilo steer from Messrs Davies, Monksfield Farm and 214p per kilo for a 415-kilo steer from Messrs D. A. Jones and Co, Bronhaulwen. Limousin: £1,300 for two 570-kilo steers from Messrs I. E. and M. Gittins, Lower Ucheldre and 319p per kilo for a 270-kilo steer from Messrs Bowen and Bowen, Penthryn. Blonde D’Aquitaine: £1,250 for a 500-kilo steer from Messrs B. O. and C. E. Roberts, Forge Farm and 258p per kilo for two 360-kilo steers from Messrs N. and K. Unwin, Panty Crasty. British Blue: £1,160 for three 500-kilo steers from Messrs I. E. and M. Gittins, Lower Ucheldre and 280p per kilo for a 415-kilo steer from the same vendor.

Heifers: Charolais: £1,080 for a 490-kilo heifer from Messrs F. Humphries and Son, Moydogfawr and 222p per kilo for three 405-kilo heifers from Mr M. Bayliss, Coed y Brian. Limousin: £1,100 for two 460-kilo heifers from Messrs I. E. and M. Gittins, Lower Ucheldre and 259p per kilo for a 290-kilo heifer from Messrs B. L. and J. E. Griffiths, Lower Penygelly. Blonde D’Aquitaine: £1,020 and 234p per kilo for a 435-kilo heifer from Messrs B. O. and C. E. Roberts, Forge Farm. British Blue: £1,130 for a 480-kilo heifer from Messrs T. Davies and Partners, Red House and 236p per kilo for two 350-kilo heifers from Mr A. E. Potter, Oaktree Farm.

Download

0 Comment

loginuserlogo
Name

Please enter your name


Email

Please enter your email

Please enter valid email


Comment

Please enter your comment


Post Comment

Your comment has been submitted successfully. Please wait for admin approval.


Comments

No comments posted yet. Be the first to post a comment


Ireland | 29 September 2016
Irish dairy farmers seek €11m under EU milk reduction scheme

Irish dairy farmers have sought €11m to reduce milk production during the final three months of the year under the European Union’s Voluntary Milk Reduction Scheme. This is according to the Ministe...


USA | 29 September 2016
U.S. cattle prices continue to erode as supplies rise

Rising beef supplies and large supplies of competing proteins are eroding prices on fed cattle headed for slaughter, and market volatility continues to be the focal point of the U.S. market. In the...


USA | 29 September 2016
Farmers suing Syngenta over GMO corn granted class action status in federal court

A federal judge has granted class action status to at least 440,000 farmers accusing agrochemical giant Syngenta of selling genetically modified corn seeds and costing them billions of dollars in lost...


Australia | 29 September 2016
Global dairy prices lift as farmers slash production

Global dairy prices are rising as farmers around the world cut back on production, but local prices are still below the cost of production for many south-east Australian farmers. The previous Globa...


Puerto Rico | 29 September 2016
Puerto Rico Experiences an Agricultural Renaissance

For the first time in nearly 30 years, Puerto Ricans are buying rice, vegetables and traditional crops such as plantains and pineapples, that are produced on the island. As new farms spring across ...



Trending Now

Viewed
Discussed


Top stories you may have missed
FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

FarmingUK

Farm subsidy payments funded by the UK taxpayer are being paid to millionai...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

FarmingUK

Labour will end the badger cull and prioritise ending bovine TB, Shadow Def...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

FarmingUK

A herd of rare White Park cattle could die out if its owners do not urgentl...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

FarmingUK

The UK government is "failing" to support farmers in the long-term accordin...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

FarmingUK

Retailer Co-op has announced that from May 2017 all of its bacon and lamb w...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

FarmingUK

Over 50 wildlife organisations have compiled a stock-take of all the UK's n...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

FarmingUK

In the run up to the EU farm ministers meeting the agricultural sector have...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

FarmingUK

The RPA must iron out a number of problems that still exist with 2015 BPS p...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

FarmingUK

Tourism businesses in the countryside are being held back due to the uncert...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

FarmingUK

A 24 point action plan aimed at revitalising Scotland's sheep sector after ...


closeicon
Username
Password