Market Report 11th January

A strong trade for hogget’s this Tuesday with leading prices of 330p/kg and averaging 269.62p/kg or £119.25 per head. A very fast trade for cull ewes also selling to £175 and averaging £116.08/head!

Some good quality dairies and another brisk trade throughout, selling to £2380 and £2210 for heifers.

More barren cattle about this Tuesday and they sold on a solid trade with prices up nationally and topping at 157p/kg to average 112.31p/kg.

A drop in price for pigs this Tuesday with the best to 103p/kg or £1104.58.

A good turnout of calves this week with a top price of £435 for a British Blue bull and heifers to £335.

Selling time – 10:00am
Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)
A good entry forward this Tuesday and an improved trade seeing a top price of 157p/kg for a 600kg Holstein from J & R Maydew, Consall, with a 595kg Charolais realising 154p/kg for D & DM Turner, Macclesfield and a 685kg Limousin from the same home selling for 151p/kg.

Other top prices;
133p 790kg Holstein – W S Farm Holdings, Stapleton
133p 690kg Montbeliarde – D & G Tudor, Kingsley
132p 715kg Holstein – Alcock Bros, Ford
128p 700kg Holstein – J Fernyhough, Swythamley
125p 700kg Holstein – PF Gilman, Thorncliffe
123p 655kg Holstein – D & PW Kirkman, Alderwasley
123p 830kg Holstein – Alcock Bros, Ford
122p 685kg Holstein – J & R Maydew, Consall

Overall average of 112.31p/kg or £725.04. Top headage prices of £1050.70 and £1020.90 for Holsteins, Limousins to £1034.35 and Montbeliarde’s to £917.70.

Selling time – 10:45am approx.
Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)
A small entry with a top price of 205p/kg for a 735kg British Blue Steer from M & M Heath, Heaton. Two Blonde steers at 585kg and 630kg made 182p/kg and 175p/kg respectively for G A Wise, Audley.
Selling time – 11:30am
Auctioneers – Meg Elliott (07967 007049) & Mark Elliott (07973 673092)
*Heifers to £2380, 5 Over £2000*
Another very strong trade for milkers saw the best to £2380 from Messrs Easom of Oakerthorpe with others from the same home to £2210 for another heifer and £2100 for a second calver.

Richard Lomas of Calow saw his Holsteins x Norwegian Red heifer reach £2100. Numerous other heifers were in that £1800 – £2000 bracket with more needed to satisfy demand.

A tremendous entry already entered for next weeks pedigree sale will see over 70 milkers forward along with in-calf heifers, bullers and calves. Loot out for the catalogue online which will be out shortly.

PIGS (146);
Selling time – 9:15am
Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)
Trade was down this week which is reflected in the averages below, mainly down to an over supply nationally. Pork pigs sold to 62p/kg for 69kg pigs from T R Meakin, Loxley and 50p/kg for 65kg pigs from P J Barker.

Cutters topped the day at 103p/kg for 83kg pigs from David Goldstraw, Meerbrook who also sold 83.5kg pigs for 102p/kg. J & B Fentem sold cutters at 96p/kg, 93p/kg, 92p/kg and 90p/kg.

Bacon pigs sold up to 97p/kg for a 91kg pig from P J Bowers, Mow Cop, with 90kg & 91kg pigs at 94p/kg from Massie Farms, Stafford. 94p/kg for 85.5kg pigs from J Davenport, Gawsworth and 93p/kg for 91kg pigs from Bernard Minshull and 92p/kg for 87kg pigs from J & B Fentem.

Heavy pigs sold up to 89p/kg for 117.5kg pigs from M R Banham, Bromsgrove. PF & PD Parsons sold 116kg pigs for 80p/kg, 76p/kg and 74p/kg.

Cull sows sold to 41p/kg twice for 271kg and 331kg from MC & EA Beattie, Allostock, and 37p/kg for a 237kg sow from K Owen, Cowdale, 37p/kg for 282kg sow from Bernard Minshull.
Pork Pigs (11); av 48.82p/kg or £32.84/head
Cutting Pigs (48); av 83.83p/kg or £68.35/head
Bacon Pigs (56); av 85.04p/kg or £79.32/head
Heavy Pigs (15) ; av 66.95p/kg or £81.37/head
Cull Sows (15); av 26.52p/kg or £64.08/head

Selling time 11:00am
Auctioneer – Robert Watkins (07929 946652)
A seasonal entry and prices slightly back on the week but nevertheless a solid trade throughout, especially for heavier weights.

Top price of 330p/kg for 40.6kg lambs from D M Rowland, Kirk Ireton and 329p/kg for 41.2kg lambs from K N House, Somerford.

Heavier lambs up to 316p/kg or £161.88.

Overall average of 265.97p/kg or SQQ of 269.62p/kg and £119.25 per head.

Sample prices;
276p 32kg S Wardle, Peak Dale
308p 38.5kg J Matthias, Nantwich
300p 36.7kg F Potter & Son, Yeaveley
330p 40.7kg D M Rowland, Kirk Ireton
329p 41.2kg K N House, Somerford
313p 41kg Thomas Alleynes School, Uttoxeter
308p 43kg J Belfield & R Deakin-Gallimore, Leigh
316p 48.7kg R & S Bailey, Cloudside
310p 48.5kg R & S Bailey, Cloudside
297p 50.5kg R & S Bailey, Cloudside
270p 54kg M E Cawser, Sudbury
267p 55.6kg N E Goodwin & Sons, Upper Hulme
266p 57kg J Belfield & R Deakin-Gallimore, Leigh

An exceptional trade for cull ewes this weeks with the average coming in at £116.08 says it all! Top price of £175 for Texel ewes from R & S Bailey, Cloudside, with numerous strong Continentals £145 – £170.

CALVES (150);
Selling time – 10:00am
Auctioneer – Oliver Hiles (07801 530899)
A bigger turnout of calves today that included 2 bigger consignments that had obviously been kept over the festive break.

56 Continental Bulls
The best easy to sell but a number of smaller or plainer calves about certainly had their effect on the averages. 14 best topped £310 to a high of £435 for a posh Blue from Robert Gray, Sheffield. Mediums £230 – £300 with smaller calvers around £200.
28 Blues av £260 to £435 – R S Gray
11 Sims av £290 to £350 – D S Harrison
12 Lims av £237 to £380 – R G Emmott

48 Continental Heifers
Not as dear as last weeks flyer but the best still look well sold. A super Blue from Andrew Huxley, Talke sold at £335 with the top 10 heifers all over £250. Mediums £170 – £230 with smalls a little less.
27 Blues av £217 to £335 – S & M Huxley & Son
11 Sims av £157 to £225 – P Bennett & Son
8 Lims av £174 to £295 – F E Whittaker & Sons

37 Natives
Still as strong with heifers again looking best sold.
5 Hereford Bulls av £156 to £242 – FW & JF Brookes
11 AA Bulls av £150 to £265 – C Heath & Sons
10 Hereford Heifers av £81 to £140 – F J Gould & Son
11 AA Heifers av £129 to £210 – C Heath & Sons

9 Black & White Bulls
Only 9 today. 2 Monty’s sold at £110 and £115 with Holsteins £26 – £76.

Sale of Store & Breeding Cattle
Catalogues Available Online
Next Sale – Saturday 29th January
********************************************* SATURDAY 15TH JANUARY 2022
Sale of Store & Breeding Pigs – 10.30am
Sale of Store & Breeding Goats – 11am
Catalogued Sale of & Breeding Sheep
Including In-Lamb Sheep
Entries Close Friday 28th January
Upcoming Events from The Farming Life Centre
– Bacon butty morning
The team from The Farming Life Centre will be popping along to the Bakewell branch of Carrs Billington on Friday morning 14th January where we will be serving up bacon butties and a cuppa. A great chance to find out more about our Farming for the Future Programme or any of our other services. Pop along and see us between 10am and 12noon for a butty and a brew on us and a chat. Directions: Carrs Billington, Unit 4-6 Kingfisher Building, Buxton Road, Bakewell, DE45 1GS. See you there!
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