Farmers Weekly Interactive

Record cattle trade at Frome Market

The best Limousins sold at a record level at Frome Market this week with heifers selling to 232p/kg from E R and R Bowring and steers to 228p/kg from W A Waterman who also had another at 223p/kg.


All grades were in demand and many more would have sold to advantage, report the auctioneers, Premier Livestock.


The best suckler bred steers met a cracking trade. Among the 48 UTH steers on offer, good quality crossbred steers were in strong demand, selling to 196p/kg from G and D Wyatt.


Plenty of stock sold in advance of 185p/kg, with Aberdeen Angus particularly keenly sought with smart animals to 186p/kg (£1,195) from D F Luff. Friesians also attracted keen interest to 168.50p/kg (£1290) from V E J and C J Baker. One MRI bull went for 195.5p/kg from R T J Voizey and Partners.


There was an excellent entry of Limousins among the 40 UTM heifers forward creating a record top price at 232p/kg (£1377), 219p/kg (twice) and 210p/kg. 


These excellent types created a strong average of 207.79p/kg. Good British Blues achieved £1,293 from K G and S M Vincent.


Crossbred heifers found a good trade with Aberdeen Angus to 174p/kg, again from V E J and C J Baker and £1,092 from J D and J S Padfield. Herefords sold to 176p/kg (£1,110) from V E J and C J Baker.


More records were smashed among the large entry of barren cows and bulls up for grabs, with the auctioneers reporting records being smashed week on week.


All cows averaged 133.32p/kg and £878 with 42 Cows sold in advance of £1,000 – a market record.


There were 77 dairy cows forward with the best heavy Friesian meat cows peaking at 144p/kg from Winfrith Fields Farm. Top headage was at £1,223 from R E and D Woodward. A further 14 sold over £1,000 and eight over 140p/kg.




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