Weekly finished auction markets by region
An overview of the week’s auction market prices and throughputs for finished sales of cattle and sheep are available here for all regions across Great Britain.
These reports are normally updated every Monday afternoon for the previous week.
Finished cattle are sold individually and auction markets provide the breed, sex category, date of birth, price, weight and farm assured information for each beast sold liveweight.
Prime cattle are classed as heifers or steers under 30 months and bulls under 24 months of age.
Finished sheep are normally sold in batches and the auction markets provide the age category, price, weight and farm assured information for every lot sold liveweight.
Prime sheep are reported as new season lambs (clean sheep from this year’s crop) or old season lambs (clean sheep from last year’s crop) sometimes referred to as hoggs or hoggets. The Standard Quality Quotation is an industry standard weight band for prime live sheep between 25.5kg and 45.5kg.
Source: AHDB, LAA, IAAS
This information is provided under licence from the Livestock Auctioneers Association (LAA) and Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers in Scotland (IAAS). No part of this information may be used, reproduced or transmitted in any form by any means, for commercial purposes, without the prior written consent of the LAA and IAAS.
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