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Livestock - Stratford Market
3:00pm Saturday 10th March 2012 in J-L
The Schmallenberg Virus is reported to be starting to have an effect on the export of lambs so let’s hope it is short lived. The SQQ for the 111 hoggs was 195.07p/kg and all in (174) averaged 183.76 pence. If you have any entries please speak to Brian Pile 07778 970628.
Old season lambs: 174 sold. Again short of numbers but an improvement on the trade. The standards sold to 196p to average 193.29p, mediums sold to 202p leveling at 195.23p, the heavies sold to 193p returning 174.79p, the 52kg lambs sold to 170p. Top price p/kg this week was 202p BR & S Ismay for two pens of Beltex hoggs 41½ and 42½ kgs.
£s per head went to TR Tame & Son 65½kgs Suffolks £94.32.
Cull ewes and rams: 91 sold. An improved number of ewes this week, selling from £10 to £95 to average all in £58.82. Top price this week went to TR Tame fork Suffolks £95, then R Burrow Continentals £88.
Store lambs: 21 sold. Just three pens of store lambs Suffolks from PS Slatter £59 and Charollais £58.50, Texels £58.50 from WA Goffe & Son.