Ringside at Truro

Truro livestock market, Cornwall.

Lodge & Thomas’s TB-restricted market saw 50 store cattle go under the hammer on Monday (24 September).

A group of 20-month-old Limousin cross steers commanded the day’s top price of £990, with British Blue steers selling to £975. Hereford crosses peaked at £968, with Simmentals up to £935, and 15-month-old Limousins to £730. Heifers reached £840 for 22-month-old Aberdeen Angus crosses, with 16-month-old Herefords peaking at £670.

Dairy cull cows reached a top of 125p/kg and averaged 108.35p/kg, with plain beef cows averaging 107p/kg, and topping at 116p/kg. Limousin bulls reached 116p/kg. A small entry of under 30-month cattle sold to 176p/kg for an Aberdeen Angus cross heifer, with AA steers peaking at 172p/kg.

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