McCartneys reported a good seasonal entry of store cattle together with cows and heifers with calves at foot, in calf cows, feeding bulls and cows for their December sale this week.
The sale of store cattle met a very good trade which has remained level over the past few weeks due to buoyant livestock prices nationally and all the store cattle entered averaged £910 a head.
All cattle were in good demand by several buyers which were present and some buyers went home without purchasing due to the excellent level of trade.
The feeding bulls were also an exceptional trade with bulls topping £870 a head.
The feeding cows continue to sell exceptionally well and many more could have been sold to advantage.
On the day of the sale there was also an entry of 6 cows and heifers and cows with calves at foot which met a good trade with there values being underpinned by an exceptional cull cow trade.
December cattle sale prices were as follows:
Top price paid for cattle on the day was £1160 for some Limousin x Steers from JP & GL Davies
Steers averaged £1.96per kg with a top of £2.15 per kg for some Limousin x steers from JW Lloyd & Son
Heifers averaged £1.89 per kg with a top of £2.10per kg for some Limousin x heifers from HJ Price & Son
Store Bulls averaged £2.05ppk with a top of £2.22 from some charolais x bulls from R Fairclough
All Steers forward at the sale averaged £950 per head with a top of £1160 per head.
All Heifers forward at the sale averaged £900 per head with a top of £1102 per head
Cows with Bull calves at foot sold to £1320 per head from N & EE Lloyd
Cows with Heifer calves at foot also sold to £1320 per head from N & EE Lloyd
In calf cows sold to £910 a head from R Fairclough