Greenslade Taylor Hunt reported a much larger entry and a higher proportion of heavier/thicker lambs forward at Monday’s sale at
The handyweights sold to a very similar strong trade, however the buyers for the heavier lambs could afford to be more selective, they said.
The best handyweights sold to 189p/kg and 183 p/kg from Mr G Legg; 183 p/kg from Mr AM Bastable; 182 p/kg from Mr JPT Scott and 181 p/kg from Messrs C & A Crudge and Messrs FG, NK & AJ Gammon;.
In the prime cattle trade, there was a very tight entry of 162 prime animals which met an excellent trade, but looked generally dearer again. Some cold cattle showed the affects of the recent weather looked particularly dear.
Top was 206.5 p/kg twice for two top drawer
Black and white steers were also in good demand to 174.5 p/kg from Messrs AJ Gay & Son Ltd, who sold another smart type at 169 p/kg. Good
Heifers peaked at 200 p/kg for a very clean red
Averages: Lambs; £75.22, Steers; UTM, 173.91p/kg, OTM, 163.14p/kg; Heifers, UTM, 175.36p/kg, OTM 164.55p/kg