Market Report 14th September

Selling time – 10:00am
Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)
A good entry sold up to 183p/kg for a 675kg Blonde cow from DA & LM Moss, Heaton.

Other top prices include;
179p 610kg Limousin – K L Potts, Mottram St Andrew
158p 710kg Holstein – AW & D Kennerley & Son, Betley
147p 815kg British Friesian – S J Hooley, Butley
146p 695kg Charolais – S C Proctor, Longnor
139p 795kg Holstein – W Wood & Son, Rushton Spencer
132p 720kg Holstein – WE Turnock & Sons, Onecote
131p 740kg Holstein – R J Clowes & Son, Kingsley

Overall average of 116.19p/kg or £709.13 per head.

Top headage price of £1235.25 for Moss’s Blonde Cow.

Selling time – 10:45am approx.
Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)
A good entry forward selling up to 252p/kg for a 480kg Limousin heifer from Chris Barnsley, Morridge, with other heifers to 238p/kg for a 570kg Simmental from Rushton Spencer who also sold a 625kg Simmental heifer for 230p/kg. A 495kg Limousin heifer made 208p/kg for P Partington.

Steers topped at 198p/kg for a 560kg Angus steer from IA & SE Macpherson who sold a 530kg steer at 194p/kg.

Black & White x Bulls sold on a solid trade to 195p/kg and 194p/kg for 580-605kg bulls with others at 190p/kg and 185p/kg.

Top headage price of £1437.50 for heifers, bulls to £1193.25 and steers to £1311.30.

Selling time – 11:30am
Auctioneers – Meg Elliott (07967 007049) & Mark Elliott (07973 673092);
Another nice trade for dairies saw the best to £2190 for a very stylish second calver from the Cotton family of Whiston with another second calver from Messrs Easom to £1900. Heifers topped at £1940 from Messrs Armett of Loughborough.

A big entry already received for next weeks Pedigree Sale (See Advert below).

PIGS (122);
Selling time – 9:15am
Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)
A good entry forward and selling on a decent trade.

Top price of 144p/kg for 95kg pigs from J & B Fentem, who sold pigs at 143p/kg, 141p/kg, 139p/kg, 137p/kg, 134p/kg etc.

Gilts from S Bailey, Biddulph realised 143p/kg for 87 & 90kg pigs. 107p/kg pigs from the Parsons sold for 125p/kg with others at 124p/kg and 121p/kg. a 98kg gilt made 136p/kg for Bernard Minshull, and a 90kg gilts at 140p/kg for P Allen, Brailsford.

Cutting Pigs (5); av 116.98p/kg or £96.16/head
Bacon Pigs (56); av 119.15p/kg or £111.30/head
Heavy Pigs (26); av 83.54/kg or £116.54/head

Selling time 11:00am
Auctioneer – Robert Watkins (07929 946652)
A reduced entry selling on a slightly steadier trade, in line with the previous day’s trading. The average at 225p/kg is 10p back in the week, but significantly in front of many other markets today, which is pleasing to note.

Best sorts still very well bid for, topping at 270p/kg for handy weights, 266p/kg for standard weights and 256p/kg for heavy weights, generally handy weight lambs saw the most competitive bidding, with 42kg and above meeting a steadier trade, except for the very best sorts. Top headage at £132.

Sample prices;
270p 37kg C A Gregory, Taddington
265p 37kg K W Twemlow & Co, Swinscoe
264p 39kg T & T Goodwin, Wetley Rocks
266p 40kg T & T Goodwin, Wetley Rocks
264p 43kg C Wood, Cauldon Lowe
261p 40kg S M Kirkman, Leigh
256p 47kg T & T Goodwin, Wetley Rocks

A bumper entry saw a solid trade, but not as feisty as we have been used to. Best ewes from Martin Lancaster selling to £170/head, with heavy Continental ewes generally £125-£140.

More hill bred sheep in the entry today, all finding their level but bringing the overall average back to £78.81, the first time below £80/head for a very long time!

A reflection of the sheep forward, and a slightly steadier enquiry.

CALVES (136);
Selling time – 10:00am
Auctioneer – Oliver Hiles (07801 530899);
Less numbers about and more buyers at ringside lead to an excellent trade throughout.

42 Continental Bulls av £271.71
Numerous potential buyers at ringside and strong demand for store and finalised cattle led to a very good trade for the calves today. 15 best bulls topped £320 and rising to a super high of £390 for a lovely Charolais from Daz Tudor who had his other at £365 medium bulls £240 – £300 with a few smalls a little less.

42 Continental Heifers av £209.02
Just like the bulls, very dear as rearers look to refill the sheds after recent good sales of big cattle. 13 best heifers topped £260 and selling to £362 for a superb shape Blue from John Hawkins, medium heifers £200-£250 with smalls under £200.

18 Blues av £245 to £362 – GR & D Hawkins
19 Limousin av £193 to £328 – R J Salt

20 Natives
Still very strong money throughout although a lot less about this week.
3 Her Bulls av £266 to £290 – P T Beswick
6 AA Bulls av £211 to £290 – C V Whilock & Sons
7 AA Heifers av £147 to £165 – A J & T Myatt

34 Black & White Bulls av £63.17
A handful of stronger reaching sales around £100 with Friesand to £142 from Ian Gregson, medium bulls £60-£80 with smalls generally £40-£55.

Sale of Store & Breeding Cattle
Entries Close Friday 17th September
Next Sale Saturday 9th October
Sale of Breeding Rams & MV Accredited Females – Entries Close Friday 17th September
Next Sale Saturday 23rd October
Pedigree Sale
Fully Catalogued Sale from some of the Leading Herds in the Midlands and Surrounding Counties. A TREMENDOUS ENTRY already received from:
Alsopdale (5), Bentygrange, Braemarhouse (3), Broomhouse (6), Deanbank (4), Deytheur (3), Ivydene, Leaventhorpe (2), Littonfields (6), Lymm, Millhurst (2), Rownall (2), Scalfordlodge (10), Sternmoor (4),
2 Ped Lim Bulls (14 & 17mths), Ped Blonde Bull (19mths) & Ped SH Bull (4yrs)

Catalogued Sale of Store & Breeding Sheep
Sale to Commence 10am
Entries Close Friday 24th September

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