Market Report 6th July

A busy Tuesday sale with twice as many sheep forward on the week and what a trade for those who came! Top prices of 293p/kg for lambs to average 257p/kg and ewes an outstanding demand selling up to £184 to average £110!!
Barrens a solid trade topping at 189p/kg and £1402.20 per head with clean just as strong selling up to 229p/kg and £1179.35.
A nice variety of milkers this Tuesday sold on a buoyant trade, with British Friesian heifers to £2000.
Calves continue on a good trade, with plenty of buyers looking for stock. Top price of £390 for Blue & Simmental bulls and heifers to £315.
Less pigs about this Tuesday, and they sold well, with bacon pigs up to 130p/kg and 129p/kg with cutters to 125p/kg.


Selling time – 10:00am
Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)
Another excellent trade for barrens with plenty of buyers about topping at 189p/kg for a 600kg British Blue from J & A Worthington, Nether Alderley, with a 805kg Aberdeen Angus cow making 168p/kg for A Turnock & Sons, Horton, who also sold a 855kg Angus for 164p/kg
Simmentals sold up to 735p/kg for a 735kg cow from P J Stephens, Macclesfield, who also sold a 800kg British Blue for 144p/kg.
Black & whites topped at 144p/kg for a 800kg Friesian from BD & MA Hudson, Ipstones.
Other top prices include;
143p 630kg Holstein – W E Turnock & Sons, Onecote
141p 725kg Friesian – J & R Maydew, Consall
140p 645kg Friesian – DR & A Shuker, Bosley
140p 605kg Angus – A J Peach, Warslow
140p 730kg Holstein – ET & ME Pemberton, Cheadle
140p 745kg Holstein – C J C Stone, Onecote
138p 795kg Longhorn – R W Potter & Co, Yeaveley
137p 610kg Limousin – P J Stephens, Macclesfield
Overall average still looking remarkable at 126.71p/kg or £868.14 per head.
Top headage price of £1402.20 for the 855kg Angus from A Turnock & sons, Horton who also seconded at £1352.40. Shorthorns sold up to £1260.60; Simmental’s to £1212.75; British Blues to £1152 and Friesians to £1152.


Selling time – 10:45am approx.
Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)
An excellent trade for the stock on offer, with a top price of 229p/kg for a 515kg Limousin heifer from Chris Barnsley, Morridge. Mark Butler presented two very neat Limousin heifers which sold to 227p/kg (480kg) and 212p/kg (490kg).
A run of 4 black & white bulls sold very well to 191p/kg for a 530kg bull, 190p/kg for a 590kg bull, 180p/kg for a 535kg bull and 185p/kg for a 560kg bull.
Top headage price of £1179.35 for the Limousin heifer from Chris Barnsley with other heifers to £1089.60 and £1038.83 and bulls to £1121.


Selling time – 11:30am
Auctioneers – Meg Elliott (07967 007049) & Mark Elliott (07973 673092)
Dairy trade was buoyant again on Tuesday with all categories selling well.
Top price was a very pretty British Friesian heifer from the Kirkby family of Oakham at £2000. Hot in pursuit was a sweet heifer from R Thompson of Sudbury at £1980.
Another heifer from G Brown of Spondon reached £1920 as did a smashing third calver from Adrian Barber of Gnosall. Messrs Brown of Spondon also had a second calver to £1880.
Numerous others were in that £1700 to £1850 bracket.
Get in touch if you have stock to sell, more needed to satisfy demand.

PIGS (57);

Selling time – 9:15am
Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)
An smaller entry sold on a decent trade, but a little less on last weeks sale. Cutting pigs sold up to 125p/kg for 85kg pigs from J & B Fentem, who also sold 79kg pigs at 124p/kg and 81kg pigs at 110p/kg.
Bacon pigs sold up to 130p/kg for a pair of 90kg pigs from J & B Fentem, who sold other bacon pigs at 128p/kg twice, 110p/kg and 108p/kg. A trio of 92kg pigs realised 129p/kg for Bernard Minshull who also sold 103kg pigs at 122p/kg and a 93kg pig at 112p/kg.
Heavier pigs sold up to 119p/kg for a 114kg pig from J Edwards, Chesterfield.
Cull sows sold up to 76p/kg for a 309kg sow from Ray Rowlinson, Ramshorn and a 236kg sow at 72p/kg for Laura Smith Basford.
Cutting Pigs (10); av 114.13p/kg or £93.25/head
Bacon Pigs (37); av 112.3p/kg or £105.54/head
Heavy Pigs (4); av 109.84p/kg or £121.65/head
Cull Sows (5); av 66.29p/kg or £160.42/head


Selling time 11:00am
Auctioneer – Robert Watkins (07929 946652)
Over 1200 Prime & Cull Sheep receive another solid trade at Leek
A please increase in numbers on Tuesday saw another solid trade in spite of increased numbers. 863 Prime Lambs sold to a top of 293p/kg or £131/head to average a very pleasing 257p/kg or £104.78.
344 Cull Sheep saw a blistering trade topping at £184 for an excellent pen of 5 Texel Ewes from Paul Johnson with the whole entry averaging £110/head including a number of hill bred ewes. The top 10% of the entry averaged £154/head.

A bigger entry selling on a solid and competitive trade with spirited bidding for the best sorts. Thank you to vendors for the excellent supply of quality lambs and more of these could be sold each week.
Best lambs regularly 270p and better, topping at 293p/kg. big lambs in very short supply with only 2 lots over 50Kg! More big lambs could be sold each week! Best headage price of £131/head.
A much larger proportion of light lambs in the entry today with plenty at 30-35kg’s. Best types well bid for but some lacked the required finish and sold accordingly.
Overall average of 257p/kg or £104.78 per head.
Sample prices;
293p 39kg M Lancaster, Congleton
280p 39kg J M Robinson, Swythamley
278p 34.3kg R Brough & Son, Monyash
272p 37.3kg A Shaw, Sturston
290p 42.2kg R Brough & son, Monyash
290p 40kg FS & MJ Heath, Pipe Gate
286p 39kg J M Robinson, Swythamley
284p 42.8kg FS & MJ Heath, Pipe Gate
278p 45kg D R Flower & Son, Alstonefield
284p 46kg FS & MJ Heath, Pipe Gate
259p 48kg T W Carnwell & Sons, Kingsley
Hoggs were well bid for topping at 210p/kg or £124.20.
A good entry sold on a very fast trade, particularly for the meated sorts.
Best Texel’s from Paul Johnson to £184 with the top 10% averaging £154 per head. Best Mules to £116 and best horned ewes at £78. Best Rams to £148.
Overall average of £109.35 for ewes and £127 for Rams.

CALVES (125);

Selling time – 10:00am
Auctioneer – Oliver Hiles (07801 530899);
A good turnout of calves again this week and a grand line up of buyers but calves would be less money across the board.
39 Continental Bulls av £264.15
Generally smaller calves on offer but they would not be as dear as they were last week, 11 best sorts still topped £350 with both Sims and Blues up at £390. Medium bulls £250 – £300 with 10 smaller bulls under £200.
21 Blues av £262 to £390 – J G Curtis & Son
9 Sims av £335 to £390 – C V Whilock & Sons
3 Lims av £234 to £370 – A L Turnock & Sons
6 Blo/Baz to £298 – B E Wain
29 Continental Heifers av £214.51
Still well sold but less than last weeks flyer. 10 better heifers sold over £250 including a best Blue at £315 from Andrew Hulme. Mediums £190 – £220 with smaller calves a little less.
14 Blues av £206 to £315 – DW & P Hulme
9 Sims av £247 to £295 – C V Whilock & Sons
4 Lim/Blo av £153 to £175 – J Kirkham
2 Char av £250 to £250 – FW & JF Brookes
Slaughter Tags are only to be used in sheep under 12 months of age. Ewes should be Double Tagged with a matching pair of tags, one being electric.
28 Natives
Similar money overall with some smart calves certainly making their money.
8 Here Bulls av £222 to £280 – P J Davies
10 AA Bulls av £165 to £255 – R J Clowes & Sons
2 Here Heifers av £152 to £170 – Rowland Partners
8 AA Heifers av £137 to £190 – R J Clowes & Sons
18 Black & White Bulls
A few extra’s for rearing. A few smarter sorts over £80 to a high of £118. Medium rearer’s £50 – £70 with smaller bulls generally £25 – £50.
11 Reared Calves
A trio of Hereford bulls sold at £330 (4mths) from John Millington.
Sale of 324 Store & Breeding Cattle
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