The Cattle Market, Dunswell, Hull
Monday’s (22 April) sale saw 79 store cattle, four over 30-month cattle, nine calves, 183 sheep and 114 pigs go under the hammer. “Store cattle and calves remain in high demand, with the best cattle realising £1,260,” said auctioneer Philip Mortimer from Frank Hill & Son. Limousin cross steers commanded the day’s top price, and averaged £912 apiece, with Charolais cross heifers peaking at £1,005 and averaging £868.
Aberdeen Angus heifer calves averaged £372, while OTM cattle peaked at 139p/kg and averaged 133.3p.
In the sheep lines, standard hoggets averaged 182.9p/kg, with medium spring lambs settling at 224.2p/kg and cull ewes at £72.60. Cull sow values improved to average 67.4p/kg, with baconers at 102.3p/kg and gilts at 84.8p.