St Boswells Livestock Centre, Roxburghshire, Scotland
The Christmas poultry sale on Tuesday (18 December) saw 310 turkeys, chickens and ducks go under the hammer. Oven-ready turkeys made up to £62 apiece, with rough-plucked chickens up to £16 and ducks peaking at £12 a head.
At the previous day’s sale 2,539 lambs averaged 147.3p/kg and sold to £80, or 189.7p/kg. The 760 ewes sold to £105, with tups up to £113 a head. In the cattle section, prime bullocks averaged 211.8p/kg and sold to 234p, with heifers settling at 211.2p/kg and peaking at 238p. Young bulls reached 212p/kg, and averaged 201.2p/kg. Beef-bred, over 30-month cattle averaged 130.5p/kg and sold to 195p – a rise of 3.1p on the week.
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