Compare finished auction markets

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  • The England and Wales liveweight auction market data reported on this webpage is licensed by the Livestock Auctioneers Association (LAA), who have made the decision to take direct control of the creation, publication, and dissemination of this data. 
  • From 1 January 2024, liveweight auction market data will no longer be available via the AHDB website. The responsibility for producing England and Wales market data is being moved by LAA to a third-party data partner, with AHDB ceasing to cleanse or aggregate this data. As part of this change, AHDB will be unable to publish Scottish or GB data or provide cleansed data to licensed publishers and users.
  • AHDB will continue to provide independent expert analysis of the domestic livestock industry through our regular publications, analysis, data and outlooks. AHDB will explore how more insight on liveweight prices and throughputs can be provided in the future for levy payers.
Auction markets across Great Britain report their cattle and sheep sales to AHDB throughout the day. 
This tool allows you to compare the latest prices and throughputs of up to four individual finished auction markets.

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Additional information

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.


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