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Hull Livestock Market – 12 April 2021 – Fatstock & Store Market

Forward – 318 head of stock including 96 Cattle, 103 Sheep and 119 Pigs.

Sows are still a very good trade liveweight, with trade looking up again this week, despite a big show after the bank holiday. A reasonable show of commercial pigs as well and trade holding up throughout for them.

Porkers to 112.0p/kg and £93.52, average 106.8p/kg.
Cutters to 112.0p/kg and £102.48, average 104.6p/kg.
Bacon Pigs to 126.0p/kg and £142.38, average 110.1p/kg.
Heavy Gilts to 92.0p/kg and £135.00, average 77.3p/kg.

Cull Sows to 63.0p/kg and £194.11, average 50.2p/kg.

A bit of all sorts in the sheep market this week, Hoggs continue to go from strength to strength, SQQ today was 298.3p/kg and all in average 293.2p/kg, with half of all lambs over 300p/kg. A cracking trade for Ewes & Lambs as well, topping at £121/life for a lovely pen of Texel Gimmers with month old singles at foot. Cull ewes continue in a rich vein, with more wanted in the next month in the run up to Eid.

Prime Hoggs
Standards to 363.2p/kg and £138, average 323.8p/kg.
Mediums to 339.0p/kg and £147, average 294.3p/kg.
Heavies to 319.1p/kg and £154, average 307.6p/kg.
Over-Weights to 296.2p/kg and £157, average 271.0p/kg.

Cull Ewes to £135, average £112.00.

Breeding Sheep
Ewes with Lambs at foot to £242 for 2 Texel Gimmers with singles and also for a Suffolk X with a pair, average £86.48/life.

Blue de Maine Breeding Rams to £110, average £96.67.
Charollaise Breeding Rams to £100, average £98.
Beltex Aged Breeding Ram to £70.

As has been the norm recently, a very good show of almost 100 cattle today in Hull, with the store market absolutely flying for some wonderful cattle. W J Cawthorne & Son hitting £1,200 eleven times for their annual consignment of Steers, with more Steers & Heifers to follow in a fortnight. A lot of stirks in the store ring as well, and a flying trade for these, hitting prices that you would expect for cattle much older and stronger.

Store Cattle
Limousin Steers to £1,200 ten times, average £1,116.
Simmental Steer to £1,200.
Piemontese Steers to £1,040, average £1,040.
Blonde D’Aquitaine Steers to £950, average £950.
Lincoln Red Steers to £950, average £829.

British Blue Heifers to £965, average £656.
Limousin Heifers to £930, average £840.
Simmental Heifers to £790, average £680.
Lincoln Red Heifer to £730.

Continental Feeding Cows to £1,410, average £1,233.

British Blue Bulls to £375, average £319.
British Blue Heifers to £330, average £255.
Limousin Heifers to £255, average £248.
Fleckvieh Bulls to £155, average £140.
Holstein Friesian Bulls to £105, average £83.

Breeding Cattle
Lincoln Red In Calf cows to £1,400, average £1,324.

Cows with Calves at foot to £1,320 for a 14 year-old Simmental Cow with an 8 month Simmental Heifer Calf at foot, overall average £1,148/outfit.

Monday’s Market will be going ahead as normal under the following restrictions as advised by the Government and Livestock Auctioneers’ Association:

  • A drop and go system will be in place, vendors will not be permitted to enter the market.
  • Face coverings must be worn by all customers in the market.
  • Social distancing rules must be followed and therefore you should not stand within 2 meters of anyone else, including when stood round the ring and at pens during the sale.
  • Anyone entering the market is required to sign a register, providing their name, address and phone number.
  • Only 1 person will be allowed in the market office at any one time, in addition to market staff, please queue outside and wait for the office to be empty.
  • Please do not attend the market if you are in an at-risk group or have shown any signs of being unwell, for your own safety and that of others.

10.30am Fat Pigs
Followed by Cull Pigs
Followed by Store Pigs
Followed by Fat Lambs
Followed by Cull Sheep
Followed by Store Sheep

11.30am Calves & Stirks
12noon Prime, Store & Cull Cattle

For more information:
Ralph Ward - 07980 864909
Philip Mortimer - 07968 614948/
James Buckton - 07539 867249/