Market Report 30th August

Bank holiday Tuesday saw strong numbers in the sheep shed, with trade being similar to last week, seeing the best to 280p/kg, and £158/head. Overall average of 235.5p/kg. Cull ewes generally a better trade, seeing the best to £178.

Barrens continue to sell well, especially for meated, fed types with 178p/kg and £1459.60 achieved for black & whites. Clean up to 210p/kg.

Less pigs about this week, and good prices for the quality on offer, with the best to 168p/kg.

A good demand for dairies but less about this week, seeing some excellent prices up to £2380 for heifers.

A bumper show of calves this week, and a very mixed sample which saw the best up to £330 & heifers up to £292.

Selling time – 10:00am
Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)
Some good prices achieved for the cattle on offer with the best to 178p/kg for a 820kg Holstein from E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough, with 176p/kg for a 690kg Friesian from Harrison Partners, Rushton and 169p/kg for a 575kg Simmental from D & G Tudor, Kingsley.

Other top prices;
164p 705kg Holstein – Harrison Partners, Rushton
160p 885kg Friesian – D & G Tudor, Kingsley
159p 660kg Fleckvieh – E Morten & Sons
159p 665kg Montbeliarde – G E Smith, Ashbourne
159p 660kg Holstein – E Morten & Sons
158p 670kg Friesian – Harrison Partners, Rushton
158p 705kg Holstein – D & J Moseley Ltd, Caverswall

Overall average of 142.2p/kg or £939.80.

Top headage price of £1459.60 for the 820kg Holstein from the Mortens, with Friesians to £1416 & £1214.40.

A small entry saw a 555kg Montbeliarde heifer realise 210p/kg from Home Farm, Rushton and a 705kg Hereford heifer to 203p/kg from B G Clarkson, Gawsworth.

Selling time – 11:30am
Auctioneers – Meg Elliott (07967 007049) & Mark Elliott (07973 673092)
A stylish heifer from Andrew Weston of Litton topped the day at £2380 with others from Messrs Phillips of Winkhill to £2200 and D Brailsford of Chesterfield at £2140.

More needed to satisfy demand, get in touch!

PIGS (92);
Selling time – 9:15am
Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894).
Less about this week and trade slightly back but some good prices achieved. Porkers sold up to 160p/kg for a pair of 71kg pigs from J & B Fentem, with Alan Worth, Marton selling 65kg pigs at 156p/kg and 63kg pigs at 152p/kg and others at 148p/kg and 144p/kg.

Cutters sold to 168p/kg for 79kg pigs from J & B Fentem, with other at 160p/kg, 158p/kg etc. PF & PD Parsons sold cutters to 162p/kg for 81p/kg pigs, 158p/kg, 154p/kg & 146p/kg.

Bacon pigs sold to 167p/kg for 102kg pigs from R T Wilson, Oldham, who also sold 101kg pigs for 163p/kg. 86kg pigs sold to 164p/kg from the Parsons, who also sold 90kg pigs for 160p/kg and 92kg pigs for 158p/kg. The Fentems sold bacon pigs to 158p/kg, 152p/kg, 150p/kg.

Just one pair of heavy pigs at 106kg for 160p/kg from RT Wilson, Oldham.

A run of sows from the same home sold at 67p/kg for mixed weights (230kg – 280kg).

Pig Averages;
Pork Pigs (15); av 147.31p/kg or £101.35/head
Cutting Pigs (27); av 154.21p/kg or £124.28/head
Bacon Pigs (33); av 155.88p/kg or £144.40/head
Heavy Pigs (2); av 160p/kg or £170.40/head
Cull Sows (14); av 58.4p/kg or £155.50/head

Selling time 11:00am
Auctioneer – Robert Watkins (07929 946652)
LAMBS (998);
A good entry for a bank holiday Tuesday saw a solid trade being very similar to the previous week. Generally not quite the same quality of lambs forward today. It really is paying to feed lambs this year, with an improved price per kilo for better finished lambs, and heavy sorts in very strong demand.

Best lambs today to 280p/kg and plenty at 260p and better. Big lambs very good to sell, topping at £158/head and 45kg plus averaging £117/head or 248p/kg.

A lot of under finished sorts again seeing plenty of bidding but at much lower figures, generally 210 – 220p/kg.

Overall average 235.5p/kg.

Sample prices;
268p 38kg AW & RA Mycock, Flagg
260p 37.1kg E J Mottram, Gratwich
258p 39kg T & T Goodwin, Wetley Rocks
255p 39.2kg Renshaw & Brassington, Ashbourne
280p 45.8kg R Brough & Son, Monyash
280p 45kg R Brough & Son, Monyash
264p 49.3kg IE, M & A Wilson, Hollington
258p 46.7kg D V Holland, Blore
256p 49.6kg Brookbank Farm Ltd, Holmes Chapel
278p 54kg R Brough & Son, Monyash
271p 58kg M N Bailey, Biddulph

Ewes generally a stronger trade on the week topping at £178 for best Texel’s from K House, Congleton and £175 from Eddie Simpson, Winkhill.

Best Mules £110 – £120 bracket and strong Suffolk’s at £149.

Overall average of £96 for another very mixed sample.

CALVES (212);
Selling time – 10:00am
Auctioneer – Oliver Hiles (07801 530899)
A very big post August Bank Holiday entry and the best calves very good to sell but some third quality sorts harder to move.

Top call £330 for the Salts of Rudyard with a smart Limousin bull calf with the Blues, Angus and Lims all peaking at £300 or above.

37 Continental Bulls
As detailed, the best were all a good trade and the smart mediums £210 – £240 range.
23 Blues av £218 to £305 – DW & P Hulme, Basford
7 Sims av £228 to £290 – S & M Huxley & Son, Talke
2 Blonde to £65 – WH Townsend, Sudbury
5 Lims av £180 to £330 – R J Salt, Rudyard
43 Continental Heifers
A few best Blue heifers caught the eye of several purchasers with strong bidding resulting;
26 Blues av £197 to £292 – CS & J Prince, Marchington
8 Sims av £191 to £275 – S & M Huxley & Son, Talke
2 Blonde to £52
6 Lims to £190 – F Yates & Son, Longford
1 Char to £125 – S Bailey, Knypersley

The best of the Natives were a good trade with Angus bulls topping at £320 and Hereford bulls to £278. Again, best heifers a very good price.
14 Hereford Bulls av £155 to £278 – J & W Knight
26 AA Bulls av £114 to £320 – K W Twemlow
1 Welsh Black Bull to £102 – S Bailey
13 Hereford Heifers to £132 – D I Ball
12 AA Heifers to £138 – K W Twemlow

33 Dairy Bulls
Friesians to £88 – DR & A Shuker, Bosley
Holsteins usually £22 – £45.

**First Sale of the Season**
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