Good entry of prime lambs at Thursday cattle market

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NUMBERS were back up at Louth Cattle Market on Thursday due to the harvest with 38 cattle through the fat ring averaging 172.87 ppk (£1,007).

There was also a good entry of prime lambs, with 490 sold on the day.

The top price per kilogram for a clean beast was a BBx heifer from JC Crust of Halton Holgate weighing 488 kgs and selling for 205.5 ppk to C Bustance.

The top price heifer per head was £1,212 for a British Blue x from WH Farrow & Sons.

The top price steer per kg was a Charolais x from RA Hall of Old Leake weighing 548 kgs and selling for 195.5 ppk to A Wright & Son of Boston.

The top price per head was £1,259 for a Charolais x steer also from RA Hall.

The top price per kg for a young bull was a Lincoln Red x from FA Wallis & Sons of Biscathorpe, weighing 568 kgs and selling for 198.5 ppk.