Rigside at: Stirling Auction Mart, Scotland
Store cattle prices increased at Monday’s (18 April) sale, with 1,301 cattle going under the hammer.
Bullocks averaged 182.3p/kg liveweight – 1.5p/kg up on the week – and peaked at 231p/kg for a 325kg Limousin, or £1,120 a head for four 635kg Simmentals. Heifers averaged 178.9p/kg liveweight – up 1p/kg – and peaked at 222.5p/kg for a 400kg Limousin, or £955 a head for a 560kg Limousin. Young bull values increased by 17p/kg, to average 157p/kg liveweight, reaching a top of 188p/kg for a 340kg Limousin, or £655 for a 350kg Limousin.
In the sheep ring, 352 store hoggets sold to £93 a head, with ewe hoggets peaking at £102 and ewes at £42. The market’s first sale of ewes with lambs at foot averaged £166 for twins.