Cattle Prices Soar Ahead of Second National Lockdown in the UK - LivestockTrend


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Wednesday 4 November 2020

Cattle Prices Soar Ahead of Second National Lockdown in the UK

Cattle prices in the UK is on the high due to the anticipated national lockdown which would be the second of it's kind due to the high resurgence of the number of coronavirus cases.


A livestock market in Shropshire this week recorded its most expensive ever trade and "desperately short" supply.


Auctioneer's at Bridgnorth Livestock Market said that the increase in prices is due to the imminent lockdown, and retailers in the area taking up the supply of certain quality meat.


Demands also are being placed for other livestock,  as farmers looked to get stocks ready before further Covid-19 restrictions are imposed.


There were just 98 prime cattle at the market on Wenlock Road on Tuesday – where other weeks have seen numbers as high as 170.


Nock Deighton auctioneer Mark Burgoyne said: "We were desperately short of numbers, with our regular buyers reporting strong retail demand.


"Consequently, a roaring trade resulted in all commodities. This was the dearest cattle trade ever experienced in Bridgnorth, including Christmas auctions.


"Our recommendation is to sell now whilst the wind is blowing in the right direction."

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