Market Report 20th September

A packed Dairy ring led to a superb trade throughout for this months Pedigree Sale which included two dispersals. The Sale saw 10 over £3000 to top at £3300 for a heifer from the dispersal on behalf of P K Brocklehurst, Mobberley.

An buoyant trade seen for lambs this Tuesday with a strong entry topping at 293p/kg and £151.68 with a super average of 245p/kg overall. Cull ewes topped at £161.

Barren cattle sold well topping at 204p/kg for a Limousin cow to top at £1557 per head, and clean cattle sold up to 271p/kg for a butchers heifer.

Trade up on the week in the pig section with saw Bacon pigs sell up to 184p/kg and cutters to 181p/kg.

A few less calves this week, and a mixed sample, with the best bulls to £355 for a Charolais.

Selling time – 10:00am
Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)
An excellent trade for Barren cattle this week and some good cattle on offer topping at 204p/kg for a 760kg Limousin cow from K D Burton, Beamhurst, with a 695kg British Blue at 198p/kg for R E Green, Bucknall.

Black & whites topped at 191p/kg for a 690kg Holstein from D & J Moseley Ltd, Caverswall and a 865kg Holstein at 180p/kg for E Morley & Sons Kirk Langley.

Other top prices include;
175p 660kg British Blue – WA & KP Bailey, Rushton
169p 835kg Holstein – E Morley & Sons, Kirk Langley
161p 525kg Saler – MJ & VP Oliver & Sons, Toft Green
160p 675kg Friesian – WG & J Clark, Bradnop
160p 780kg Holstein – C J C Stone, Onecote
159p 610kg Shorthorn – FW & RC Hodgkinson
157p 615kg Holstein – BN Capewell & Son, Gratwich

Overall average of 140.75p/kg or £918.24 per head.

Top headage price of £1557 for the 865kg Holstein from E Morley & Sons, with other Holsteins at £1411.15; £1317.90 & £1248 with Limousin’s to £1550.40 & British Blues to £1376.10.

Selling time – Following the Barren Cattle
Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)
It was pleasing to see some excellent cattle forward this week, with a smart 540kg Limousin heifer which sold for 271p/kg from R P Hall, Heaton, with a run of three Limousin heifers at 226p/kg for a 560kg heifer, 220p/kg for a 525kg heifer and 203p/kg for a 525kg Limi heifer, all from PM & L Harris, Alkmonton.

Two Charolais steers sold a 216p/kg for a 670kg and 700kg steer from WK & M James, Horton.

Top headage price of £1512 & £1447.20 for steers and heifers up to £1463.40.

DAIRIES (171);
Selling time – 11:30am
Auctioneers – Meg Elliott (07967 007049) & Mark Elliott (07973 673092)
* PEDIGREES TO £3180 *
*HERD SALE TO £3300 *
10 OVER £3000; 44 0VER £2000
The dairy ring was packed on Tuesday know doubt drawn by the large numbers on offer, with trade surpassing all expectations.

Pedigree vendors presented some fantastic animals for sale and were well rewarded for their efforts.

Cows peaked at £3000 for a powerful second calver by Horst Allard from the Mellor family of Earl Sterndale. Giving 45kg she was clinched by John Bayley of Nuneaton.

Hot in pursuit was another second calver by Marquee from the Broomhouse Herd of Messrs Easom. Churning out 46kg she went to Messrs Neville of Matlock.

The Easom family continued their successful run with a lovely group of heifers that topped at £3100 for an Entity daughter giving 30kg to Messrs Hutchinson of Weston Underwood, with a second at £3020 to A Mayer of Brown Edge and a third at £3000 again to Messrs Neville.

However it was a heifer from Michael Wainwright by Secretariat that lead the Pedigrees at £3180 also to Messrs Hutchinson.

This superb trade produced an average of £2307 for all of the milkers.

The top price for the day came within the herd dispersal for Phillip and Jean Brocklehurst of Mobberley. An exceptional cow by ABS Achiever attracted a lot of interest with John Bayley eventually clinching her at £3300. In all 12 passed the £2000 mark in the herd sale.

Stock Bulls of all breeds were keenly sought after with young Pedigree Simmentals to £2800 and £2550 and a 3⅟2 year old Angus to £2000.

Young calves from A Myatt reached £370.

Overall the results speak for themselves. 10 passed £3000 with 44 over £2000 with 171 sold!

If you have stock to sell get in touch! More herd sales to come over the forthcoming weeks.

PIGS (110);
Selling time – 9:15am
Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894).
110 pigs sold today with trade up on the week, a better show of pigs topping at 184p for P J Bowers, Mow Cop, cull sows and boars still a flying trade.

Pork pigs topped at 177p for 69kg pigs from A Scott who sold others to 163p for 70kg pigs, other top prices from J&B Fentem with 70kg pig achieving 175p and PJ Bowers, Mow cop selling 71kg pigs to 160p.

Cutters topped at 181p for an 82kg pig from PF & PD Parsons, Whitchurch. B Minshull, Buxton sold an 81kg pig for 178p and a trio of 77kg pigs to 176p. J&B Fentem sold 78kg pigs to 178p.

Baconers sold to 184p for 95kg pigs from P J Bowers, Mow cop. PF & PD Parson sold 87kg pigs to 182p. J & B Fentem sold pigs to 179p and 172p for 96kg and 87kg pigs.

Heavy pigs topped at 140p for a 122kg pig from PF & PD Parsons. H Kelsall & Son sold a pair of 119kg pigs to 138p and B Minshull sold 110kg pigs to 136p.

Sows were a solid trade again for a run of sows from the same home making 74kg and 76kg.

One cull boar weighing 234kg from H Kelsall & Son achieved 38p

One pen of store pigs from A Scott achieved £30.

Pig averages
Porkers (21) av 166p or £117/head
Cutters (26) av 165p or £133/head
Baconers (42) av 162p or £147/head
Heavy’s (5) av 138p or £156/head
Cull Sows (11) av 73.5p or £176/head
Cull boars (1) av 38p or £89/head

Selling time 11:00am
Auctioneer – Robert Watkins (07929 946652)
LAMBS (1053);
An increased entry sold on an excellent trade with competitive bidding on all types throughout.

Best lambs in extreme demand, topping at 293p/kg and plenty at 260p – 280p and more could have been sold.

Heavy lambs remain in very good demand up to 290p/kg and plenty at £140 and better, topping at £151.68.

Overall average at 245p/kg. Thank you for your continued support.

Sample prices;
255p 31.7kg P & AE Bailey, Bosley
278p 38kg J M Robinson, Swythamley
264p 38.7kg J Gilman & Partners, Bosley
262p 37.5kg Renshaw & Brassington
293p 44.3kg R Brough & Son, Monyash
290p 44.5kg J M Robinson, Swythamley
280p 40.7kg J A Hine, Biddulph Moor
290p 47kg R Brough & Son, Monyash
286p 47kg DH & J Lovatt, Rushton Spencer
275p 52kg M H Grindey, Rushton Spencer
270p 52kg R Belfield, Upper Hulme
250p 58.4kg T J Bloor & Son, Endon

Another strong entry saw a fast trade for meated sorts topping at £161/head. Leaner ewes continue to be harder to sell and look to have potential to earn money if you can grow them.

Overall average at £81.50/head for a mixed sample. Meated ewes required every week!

CALVES (160);
Selling time – 10:00am
Auctioneer – Oliver Hiles (07801 530899)
A very good entry after the Queens memorial Bank Holiday. Trade for the best good but some small processing calves looked steady.

38 continental bulls
Top call of £355 for a Charolais bull 30days from the Tudor family at Kingsley Moor. The best 10 continental bulls averaged £324.10.
24 Blues to £345 av £210.21 – P F Gilman, Thorncliffe
2 Char to £355 av £196.50 – D & G Tudor, Kingsley
5 Sims to £270 av £170.60 – DG & JA Ball, Fulford
7 Lims to £348 to £197.71 – F E Whittaker, Bosley

27 Continental Heifers
12 Blues to £235 av £134.50 – N E Goodwin & Son
4 Sims to £182
10 Lims to £272 – RJ & KA Salt, Rudyard

In the Natives the best were good to sell with Angus bulls to £238 and Montbeliarde bulls to £124.
33 Angus Bulls to £238 av £110 – FA & TM Cotton, Tean
9 Mont Bulls to £124 – W H Townsend, Sudbury
20 Holstein Bulls to £90 – J S Bostock, Biddulph
2 Hereford Bulls to £80
20 Angus Heifers to £178

Bigger Friesians £75 to £90 with others taken for processing at between £28 and £42 per head.

Sale of Store and Breeding Sheep
Entries Close Friday 23rd September
Next Sale: Saturday 15th October
Sale of Store & Breeding Cattle
Catalogues Available Online
Next Sale: Saturday 8th October
Sale of 417 Breeding Rams
MV & Non MV Sections
Catalogues Available Online
Dispersal sale of the entire Herd of 46 Holstein Friesians In-milk and In-calf on behalf of P J & J R Boffey, Green Farm, Church Lawton, Stoke on Trent. Abreast Parlour, Cubicles. Milk Quality: 4.09%F 3.12%P cc82.
News from the Peak Farmers Group
Our next event ‘Pasture for Profit’ will take place on Wednesday 28th September from 11am to 2.30pm at Sittinglow Farm, Doveholes, Buxton, SK17 8DN by kind permission of the Buckley family.
This will be a farm walk with speakers including Rob Massey of PastureTec Ltd and Sean Chubb of the Livestock Improvement Corporation.
Hear from our experts who will be sharing knowledge and advice on post drought grassland and crop management as well as the practicalities of establishing a rotational grazing system.
We will also be finding out more about pasture utilisation and cost control – how a grazing management plan can improve grass growth and soil health, cut input costs, improve production and live-weight gain from forage.
This event is free to attend and includes lunch.
To book a place or find out more please call 07483 373 435 or email

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