Market Report 12th October

A busy Tuesday with good entries in each section, particularly in the sheep shed with 814 lambs and 516 cull sheep forward, they met a sold trade throughout, with lambs to 294p/kg or £141.39. Ewes topped at £158.

A strong entry of barren cows with 53 forward, selling on a steadier trade to 145p/kg or £1056 per head, with clean selling very well to top at 247p/kg or £1551.

Less Dairies forward, ahead of next weeks bumper Pedigree Sale including the Shorthorn Society Show & Sale. Top price today or £2120 for a second calver from the Easom family who also sold another at £1900.

Pigs a much better trade this Tuesday with a top price of 164p/kg and 158p/kg for 106-109kg pigs and 90kg-105kg pigs very much sought after.

A few less calves but they sold on a solid trade, with a super Limousin bull calf to £460, and strong heifers to £352.

BARREN COWS (53);
Selling time – 10:00am
Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)
Trade a little less this week. Top price of 145p/kg for a 580kg Hereford cow from M Salt, Hollington, with a 720kg Charolais cow selling for 137p/kg from G Goodwin, Wetley Rocks. A 725kg British Blue cow made 136p/kg for DA & LM Moss, Rushton Spencer.

Black & Whites topped at 135p/kg for a 685kg Holstein from D & J Moseley, Caverswall.

Other top prices include;
135p 590kg Angus – DA & LM Moss, Rushton Spencer
133p 550kg Limousin – S A Allcock, Waterhouses
129p 590kg Limousin – C H Barnsley, Morridge
129p 540kg Sussex – CEA & JM Dale, Leek
128p 825kg Shorthorn – K C Parker, Hamstall Ridware
125p 735kg Friesian – N D Gibbs, Butterton
124p 685kg Shorthorn – K C Parker, Hamstall Ridware
120p 765kg Montbeliarde – Woodward Partners, Rudyard

Overall average of 110.04p/kg or £683.77 per head.

Top headage price of £1056 for the 825kg Shorthorn from Keith Parker, with Charolais to £986.40, British Blues to £986 and Holsteins to £924.75.

Two overage steers sold very well up to 205p/kg for a 640kg Simmental and 190p/kg for a 565kg Simmental.

CLEAN CATTLE(11);
Selling time – 10:45am approx.
Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)
A good trade for the cattle on offer topping at 247p/kg for a 540kg British Blue from FG, JM & TE Carnwell, Dilhorne, who also sold a 540kg British Blue heifer at 214p/kg. A 670kg Limousin heifer realised 235p/kg.

Steers topped at 220p/kg for a 705kg Simmental from Rushton Spencer, with Friesian steers to 200p/kg for a 550kg steer and 192p/kg for a 560kg Friesian, both from J E Archer & Sons.

Top headage price of £1551 for the 705kg Simmental steer with others at £1131.60 and £1116. Heifers topped at £1574.50 and £1333.80.

DAIRIES;
Selling time – 11:30am
Auctioneers – Meg Elliott (07967 007049) & Mark Elliott (07973 673092);
Another bumpy ride in the dairy ring with trade continuing to be unpredictable.

A lovely second calver from the Easom family topped the day at £2120 with a second from the same home reaching £1900.

Heifers topped at £1890 from Messrs Broadley.

A big Pedigree sale next week with a large entry of youngstock also features the Autumn Shorthorn Show & Sale. The catalogue is online to view.

PIGS (91);
Selling time – 9:15am
Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)
A much stronger trade for pigs this Tuesday with averages well up on the week.

Cutting pigs topped at 143p/kg for 82kg pigs from J & B Fentem, who sold other cutters at 141p/kg, 138p/kg and 129p/kg. A 82kg pig from Bernard Minshull realised 134p/kg.

Bacon pigs sold up to 142p/kg for a 88kg pig from Bernard Minshull, who sold others at 138p/kg. 87kg pigs made 141p/kg for J & B Fentem, who sold others at 136p/kg twice, 134p/kg and 126p/kg. David Goldstraw sold a pair of 100kg pigs to 140p/kg.

Heavy pigs topped at 164p/kg for an excellent pair of 106kg pigs from David Goldstraw, who also sold a pair of 109kg pigs for 158p/kg. Others sold at 132p/kg and 125p/kg for PF & PD Parsons, Whitchurch.

Cull sows topped at 58p/kg twice for two 222kg sows from Bernard Minshull who sold another at 49p/kg. Other sows generally 38p – 45p/kg.

Averages;
Pork Pigs (2); av 112p/kg or £82.86/head
Cutting Pigs (13); av 134.79p/kg or £111.46/head
Bacon Pigs (36); av 124.36p/kg or £118.69/head
Heavy Pigs (27); av 111.1p/kg or £126.57/head
Cull Sows (12); av 39.48p/kg or £98.15/head

SHEEP SECTION;
Selling time 11:00am
Auctioneer – Robert Watkins (07929 946652)
BUTCHERS LAMBS (814);
Overall average of 247p/kg or £105 per head!
A seasonal entry but many many more could have been sold to the vendors advantage with trade very strong.

Best lambs in extreme demand topping at 294p/kg and plenty at 270p and better! Big lambs in strong demand, particularly 53kg and over selling to 259p/kg or £141.39. Numerous pens at £125/head and over.

Overall an excellent trade, and more required each week to keep orders coming.

Sample prices;
34kg 275p R Campbell, Dilhorne
37kg 275p J M Robinson, Swythamley
40kg 294p A J Gilman, Elkstones
40.8kg 284p DJ & P Smith, Rushton Spencer
41.2kg 282p DJ & P Smith, Rushton Spencer
41.2kg 281p J Gilman & Partners, Bosley
42.5kg 271p G Peacock, Martinslow
49kg 266p R J Critchlow, Grindon
46kg 265p J M Robinson, Swythamley
53kg 259p R J Critchlow, Grindon
56.3kg 251p A D Buxton, Bollington
55kg 245p J & W Knight, Horton

CULL SHEEP (516);
An excellent entry and very pleased to report trade remained strong to the very last.

Best selling ewes are meated and well shaped ewes, but not over fat. These topped at £158 for R & S Bailey, and also for G & A Peach, Clifton. Better ewes at £130 and better. Mules not as easy to sell but still £100 for the best.

Best Rams to £136.

Overall average of £94/head.

CALVES (99);
Selling time – 10:00am
Less calves on offer and with a warm, wet day a few less buyers around the ring.

34 Continental Bulls av £280.35
Some lovely calves on offer but also plenty of third quality sorts about. A superb Limousin bull sold at £460 from S A Allcock, Waterhouses. Best 10 over £340. Mediums £240 – £300 with smaller bulls under £200.
18 Blues av £279 to £405 – G W Jones & Son
4 Sims av £260 to £365 – Woodward Partners
5 Lims av £251 to £460 – S A Allcock
5 Char av £344 to £392 – FW & JF Brookes

28 Continental Heifers av £190.32
Similar strong to the bulls with an odd less buyer about and less trade overall. A trio of best Blues over £300 and up to £352 for a strong 3 month old sort with fresh calves to £302 for Messrs Handford, Birch Vale. Mediums £200 – £250 with smalls under £200.
19 Blues av £209 to £302 – J W Handford & Sons
4 Sims av £140 to £172 – N E Goodwin & Son
4 Blonde av £152 to £200 – B E Wain

17 Natives
Generally strong money today.
6 Here Bulls av £171 to £265 – K W Powell
1 AA Bull to £265 – C Jackson & Sons
4 Here Heifers av £119 to £185 – B E Wain
5 AA Heifers av £131 to £180 – C Jackson & Sons

20 Black & White Bulls av £51.18
Good money today with a odd better Holstein to £100 with the vast majority £35 – £60.

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THIS SATURDAY 16TH OCTOBER – 10AM
Catalogued Sale of 9,400 Store & Breeding Sheep
Catalogues Available Online
Next Sale – Saturday 30th October
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SATURDAY 23RD OCTOBER – 10AM
Sale of Store & Breeding Cattle
Including Longhorn Society Show & Sale
Entries Close Friday 15th October
Next Sale – Saturday 6th November
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SATURDAY 23RD OCTOBER – 10AM
Sale of Breeding Rams & MV Accredited Females – Entries Close Friday 15th October
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SATURDAY 6TH NOVEMBER
Sale of Store & Breeding Pigs – 10.30am
Sale of Store & Breeding Goats – 11am
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TUESDAY 19TH OCTOBER – 11AM
107 HOLSTEINS & SHORTHORNS
Fully Catalogued Sale from some of the Leading Herds in the Midlands and Surrounding Counties. A TREMENDOUS ENTRY already received from:
Alsopdale (6), Braemarhouse (2), Broomhouse (5), Deanbank (3), Havendale (23), Hollyhurst (5), Leaventhorpe (6), Littonfields (2), Millhurst (2), Moreben (3), Sternmoor (2), Timberlane
Incluidng 23 Youngstock from the Havendale Herd, 6 Youngstock from the Leaventhorpe Herd & 6 Youngstock from the Timberlane Herd
Stock Bulls Incl – Ped Dairy Shorthorn Bull, a Ped Beef Shorthorn Bull (18mths) & a Blonde Bull
Incl Shorthorn Society Show & Sale of 38 SHORTHORNS
Fantastic entries received for the Society Sale at Leek as follows:-
Amber (13), Cottonhall (2), Oxton (2), Twells (18), Weaverdale
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