Ringside at Worcester market

Worcester Market. Store cattle commanded a tremendous trade at Saturday’s (18 May) sale, with 304 head going under the hammer.

“Stronger cattle are really coming to the fore, with fierce competition for short keep cattle,” said auctioneer Clive Roads. “Steers in particular are well placed, with buyers prepared to go head to head for the right goods.”

Bulls sold to a top of £950, with steers reaching £1,400 and heifers £1,660. Most steers averaged 196p-216p/kg, depending on breed, with heifers at 175p-211p/kg. Cows with calves sold to £1,995 for a Simmental pair, with Herefords reaching £1,540.

In the sheep ring, ewes with couples enjoyed the sharpest demand, with Texel crosses fetching up to £178. Lambs and hoggs weren’t far behind at up to £170.


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