Market Report 16th November

A busy November sale including the monthly Pedigree Sale which saw an unbelievable trade with Pedigree’s peaking at £3000 for a second calver from the Eason family. 9 other milkers over the £2000 mark.

Lambs continue to sell at a pace with the average at £114/head or 265p/kg! Top prices today of 316p/kg or £152.71. Cull ewes also in good demand with the best meated sorts to £158 and averaging at £101 overall!

More barren cattle forward this week and sold well for the time of year, with the best to 154p/kg and black & white’s to 130p/kg to top at £1336.50.

Calves sold very well this week, with some remarkable prices achieved with 6 over £400 to top at £450 for a Blue Bull Calf and heifers up to £288.

Another bumper entry of butchers pigs this week with trade being stronger topping at 134p/kg for butchers pigs.

BARREN COWS (63);
Selling time – 10:00am
Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)
Twice as many cattle forward this Tuesday and trade generally a little less as in line with national trends. Top price of 154p/kg for a 745kg British Blue from E L Pederick, Osmaston, with a 610kg Limousin at 148p/kg from D A Naylor, Glossop. Other Blues topped at 146p/kg for a 555kg cow and a 745kg British Blue at 143p/kg from Adam Shaw, Sturston.

Black & whites topped at 130p/kg for a 715kg Holstein from WSW Mills, and a 765kg Friesian at 127p/kg from G J Tideswell, Marchington.

Other top prices include;
135p 990kg British Blue- M & M Heath, Heaton
134p 785kg Hereford – P G Sims, Yeldersley
121p 670kg Friesian – J Kirkham, Sutton
118p 625kg Friesian – WSW Mills, Ratcliffe on Wreake
118p 8840kg Charolais – C & EJ Whilock, Werrington
117p 580kg Limousin – G E Yates, Rugeley
117p 755kg Holstein – RG & AS Williamson

Overall average of 98.57p/kg or £645.20.

Top headage price of £1336.50 for the 990kg British Blue from M & M Heath, with other Blues at £1147.30 and £1065.35 with Herefords to £1051.90; Holsteins at £1046.40 and Charolais to £991.20.

A 785kg Hereford steer realised 141p/kg for P G Sims, Yeldersley.

DAIRIES (48);
Selling time – 11:30am
Auctioneers – Meg Elliott (07967 007049) & Mark Elliott (07973 673092)
A scorching trade for milkers on Tuesday saw a top of £3000, the highest price reached this year and 9 pass the £2000 mark.

Catching the eye of many was a beautiful second calver Broomhouse Agronaut Koo from the Easom family of Oakerthorpe. By Mr Rubi-Agronaut she had given just over 8000kg as a heifer. Sold giving 44kg she was finally clinched by Bill Bradbury of Earl Sterndale for £3000.

Another from the same home, a heifer Broomhouse Victor Pearl by Glamour Boghill Victor reached £2440. She too went to Messrs Bradbury. The Easoms had two others reach £2340 and £2300. The first a heifer went to Messrs Truman of Melton Mowbray and the second, a second calver to Andrew Hulme of Basford.

Andrew Weston of Litton had a heifer to £2420. By Peak Altarecoil she was giving 28kg and went to Messrs Truman of Melton Mowbray.

The same purchaser also took home two of Ray Turners heifers of Rownall at £2320 and £2260.

All milkers averaged a superb £1517.

British Friesian In-calf heifers from Messrs Creswell of Atlow topped at £1920 to average £1624 with heifer calves to £370.

PIGS (166);
Selling time – 9:15am
Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)
A good entry forward again and trade sharper on the week with prices up again. Pork pigs sold up to 115p/kg for a 70kg pig from J & B Fentem, Alsop and a 69kg pig at 107p/kg for Lockett Bull Hire, Heaton.

Cutting pigs sold up to 131p/kg for 77kg pigs from P J Saunders, Lichfield, who also sold 82kg pigs at 119p/kg. A 79kg pig realised 124p/kg for PF & PD Parsons, with J & B Fentem selling cutters at 118p/kg (x2), 117p/kg, 112p/kg and 110p/kg.

Bacon pigs much better sold this week up to 134p/kg for 91kg pigs from Bernard Minshull, with a pair of 98kg pigs at 130p/kg from PF & PD Parsons, with D J Pope, Thame selling pigs at 130p/kg, 129p/kg, 128p/kg and 125p/kg with a trio of 87kg pigs at 125p/kg from PF & PD Parsons and Bernard Minshull selling another pen at 122p/kg.

Heavy pigs topped at 119p/kg for a pair of 108kg pigs from Dave Goldstraw, Meerbrook who also sold 111kg and 119kg pigs at 101p/kg. A 111kg pig made 114p/kg from PF & PD Parsons, Whitchurch and 106kg pigs at 101p/kg from W Rigby & Son, Chinley.

Cull sows better sold on the day up to 53p/kg for a 205kg sow from JA & B Minshull, Buxton who also sold a 250kg sow at 51p/kg. Rigby’s sold sows at 41p/kg and 37p/kg (x4).

Averages;
Pork Pigs (4); av 97.7p/kg or £68.15/head
Cutting Pigs (23); av 109.07p/kg or £86.64/head
Bacon Pigs (108); av 111.76p/kg or £104.83/head
Heavy Pigs (14); av 101.37p/kg or £110.79/head
Cull Sows (7); av 40.97p/kg or £117.48/head

SHEEP SECTION;
Selling time 11:00am
Auctioneer – Robert Watkins (07929 946652)
BUTCHERS LAMBS (796);
A reasonable entry selling on a solid trade albeit less than last weeks eye watering prices. Overall though the lambs average 10p/kg less or £4/head. SQQ coming in at 265p/kg and overall average of £114/head.

Best lambs still a strong trade but less of the very best sorts about generally. Best to 316p/kg from James Gilman of Bosley with best sorts generally 280p and above. Big lambs again adding up well, topping at £152.71 but perhaps showing the most price resistance.

Sample prices;
270p 25.6kg R J Critchlow, Grindon
299p 36.7kg H Hodgkinson & Sons, Earl Sterndale
295p 37kg G M Brown, Leigh
293p 37.5kg B Shaw, Parwich
316p 43.5kg J Gilman & Partners, Bosley
293p 42.5kg J Gilman & Partners, Bosley
278p 47.4kg A G Tomkinson, Thorpe
271p 48.6kg A G Tomkinson, Thorpe
260p 46kg C E Smith, Longford
260p 53.6kg E A Sessions & Sons, Dalbury Lees
250p 55.4kg I F Klucznik, Ipstones Edge
249p 61.3kg E A Sessions & Sons, Dalbury Lees

CULL SHEEP (396);
Another consistent entry selling on an excellent trade.

Best ewes to £158 from the Grindey family, Rishton, closely followed by £156 for J & GJ Fryer and £155 from K House, Somerford .

Best Mules for £118 and best Suffolks to £138.

Ewes averaged £101/head! Best Rams to £166.

Please keep numbers coming!

CALVES (116);
Selling time – 10:00am
Auctioneer – Oliver Hiles (07801 530899)
Similar numbers to last week and a super trade with the best a remarkable trade.

39 Continental Bulls av £318.77
**5 BLUES FROM 5 VENDROS OVER £400**
An unbelievable trade today that was really all Blues with just 1 Charolais and 1 Simmental in the entry. 5 over £400 with another 9 over £350 and just 8 under £250. Buyers certainly had to work hard today. Blues sold to a top of £450 for a super sort from Alan Mosedale, Longford with Andrew Hulme at £420; John Hawkins at £410; Richard Hill at £410 and Andrew Cotton at £405 & £395. Mediums generally £290 – £330.
37 Blues av £318 to £450 – J R Mosedale & Son
2 Cha/Sim to £385 – D & G Tudor

22 Continental Heifers av £188.50
Just not enough on offer for the trade with buyers at the ringside needing calves. Blues topped at £288 for R Wilkinson & Son, Great Budworth with the better heifers over £250. Mediums £170 – £220 with smaller heifers under £150.
17 Blues av £190 to £288 – R Wilkinson & Son
2 Sims av £137 to £140 – Woodward Partners
3 Char/Lim to £180 – JA & HE Warrington

37 Natives
A strong Angus x Friesian bull sold as a fantastic £405 for K W Twemlow, Swinscoe with all calves today looking well sold.
11 AA Bulls av £211 to £405 – K W Twemlow
9 Here Bulls av £120 to £185 – D & G Tudor
7 AA Heifers av £96 to £152 – CS & J Prince
10 Here Heifers av £100 to £125 – J & W Knight

17 Black & White Bulls
2 Monty’s sold at £180 (7 wks) from Messrs Townsend, Sudbury with medium rearer’s £50 – £70 and smaller calves £30 – £50.

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Sale of 472 Store & Breeding Cattle
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