26 January 2015 | Online since 2003



28 March 2014|Finance,News,Shows and Events

Buyers compete for store cattle at Bishops Castle


Buyers from as far away as Leicester and Suffolk competed for the 250 store cattle on offer at Bishops Castle Auction on March 20.

The entry was up compared with the same auction last year and the trade was good for the best cattle. Auctioneers Halls reported that buyers were a little more selective given the temperamental nature of the end beef price, with most major supermarkets currently offering red meat deals.

Overall, steers averaged 225p per kilo and £920 per head with highs of £1,345 for a 600 kilo Limousin from S. and A. V. Richards, Prees Heath and 269p per kilo for a cracking 330 kilo Charolais pair from C. P. Breeze, Plasaduon.

Heifers averaged 214p per kilo and £830 per head with a maximum of £1,150 for a 550 kilo Charolais from D. Edwards and T. H. Cooke of Kempton and 253p per kilo for a single 350 kilo Limousin from J. T. Jones, Tynewydd Cyffin.

A small number of bulls sold to average 236p per kilo and £775 per head, with Halls appealing for more entries to meet demand. Again a consignment from Aston Hall topped the market, with 236p per kilo and 228p per kilo for bunches of Limousins and 231p per kilo for a Limousin from John Corfield of Woodgate.

Two Limousin cows and calves from Mrs Parry of Cil Gwrgan sold for a healthy £1,580 and £1,600 a set.

Download



Comments


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

To post comment without approval login or register

Display name

Please enter your name

Email (optional)
Comment

Please enter your comment

Post Comment

Your comment submitted successfully.Please wait for admin approval.

Some error on your process.Please try one more time.



Jobs


22 January 2015
Senior Infrastructure Engineer - Manchester
Wind Farms for Renewable Energy Systems; Our client is a global consultancy with one of the most impressive project lists in ...

21 January 2015
Industrial Maintenance Electrician
A great opportunity has arisen for a Maintenance Electrician to join our client, a producer and supplier of potash fertiliser...

6 January 2015
Scheme Manager
Sandyhurst, 37 Hockley Farm Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 1HN. Full induction and any necessary training will be provi...

9 January 2015
Operations and Maintenance Technician
Routine and scheduled checks of solar farm systems including maintenance actions on cabling, junction boxes, framing and elec...

19 January 2015
Tractor Driver/Assistant Herdsperson Essex Ref 220
We seek an Tractor Driver/Assistant Herdsperson immediately to join a team on our clients 250 acre mixed dairy and arable far...




Top stories you may have missed
12 November 2014 | Arable
GM crops 'good for farmers and the envir...

GM crops 'good for farmers and the envir...

GM crops are good for the economy and can reduce the amount of pesticides u...


6 November 2014 | Cattle
Smaller European markets drive beef expo...

Smaller European markets drive beef expo...

Demand from smaller European markets has helped drive strong growth for UK ...


6 November 2014 | Agri Safety
Lack of engineers a 'ticking time bomb' ...

Lack of engineers a 'ticking time bomb' ...

A lack of engineers, not enough people promoting the land-based industries ...


4 November 2014 | Bees and Beekeeping
Bee action plan due: Last chance for bee...

Bee action plan due: Last chance for bee...

Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss is launching the National Pollinator ...


4 November 2014 | Arable
Experts welcome financial boost for youn...

Experts welcome financial boost for youn...

Agricultural specialists have welcomed a potential financial boost for youn...


3 November 2014 | News
Supermarket competition on prices 'risks...

Supermarket competition on prices 'risks...

As retailers continue to participate in a highly competitive race to the bo...


31 October 2014 | Arable
New Defra farm figures 'underline volati...

New Defra farm figures 'underline volati...

New farm business income data from Defra, which focus on income from March ...


30 October 2014 | Agri Safety
Agriculture remains one of UK's most dan...

Agriculture remains one of UK's most dan...

Agriculture has remained one of the industries in which workers are most li...


29 October 2014 | Finance
UK farmland prices see 'substantial grow...

UK farmland prices see 'substantial grow...

Prime arable land in the UK has seen a substantial year-on-year growth in p...


27 October 2014 | Arable
Satellites to help farmers pinpoint dise...

Satellites to help farmers pinpoint dise...

A new mobile app for farmers able to pinpoint and identify disease, pests a...