Market Report 7th June

A quiet Tuesday market following the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend.

Spring lambs sold on a fast trade with the best up to 399p/kg or £196.10/head with an average of 360p/kg overall. A few less hogget’s about with a top price of 307p/kg. Cull ewes in strong demand averaging at £117.35/head with the best to £184.

Dairies this week sold up to £2260 twice for heifers and a lovely trade in general.

Barren cows met a good enquiry seeing two at 200p/kg and topping at £1599 per head. Clean cattle sold up to 256p/kg.

Averages up in the pig shed this week with a strong demand received seeing the best up to 176p/kg for both cutters and bacon pigs.

Calves met a large gathering of buyers this week, and a fast trade throughout seeing the best bulls up to £415 and heifers to £328.

Selling time – 10:00am
Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)
A good entry of barrens this week selling up to 200p/kg twice, for a 695kg Limousin from T B Thornley, Stanton and a 705kg Simmental from Home Farm. A 695kg Limousin at 197p/kg from T B Thornley and a 590kg Hereford realising 190p/kg for D & EA Jeffrey, Roston.

Other top prices;
176p 555kg Limousin – G E Yates, Rugeley
176p 655kg Hereford – A J Peach, Warslow
174p 765kg Holstein – W H Townsend & Son, Sudbury
174p 555kg Friesian – G E Yates, Rugeley
172p 820kg Holstein – S J Hooley, Butley
169p 675kg Longhorn – R W Potter & Co, Yeaveley

Overall average of 154.65p/kg or £1044.95 per head.

Top headage price of £1599 for a 975kg Holstein from DJ & KL Leadbetter, Sudbury and £1542.30 for a Holstein from the same home. Simmentals to £1410 and Limousin’s from £1390 and £1369.15.

Good to see more about this week with the best up to 256p/kg for a 635kg Limousin heifer from R P Hall, Swythamley who also sold a 540kg Limousin heifer for 254p/kg.

A 690kg Longhorn heifer realised 208p/kg for R W Potter & Co, Yeaveley.

A 720kg Angus steer sold for 220p/kg from Home Farm, Rushton Spencer.

Selling time – 11:30am
Auctioneers – Meg Elliott (07967 007049) & Mark Elliott (07973 673092)
HEIFERS TO £2260 X 2
Trade continues to remain solid for dairies with the entry on Tuesday selling extremely well.

Two heifers topped at £2260, the first from the Shepherd family of Bakewell and the second from John Stone of Onecote. Cows also from the Shepherds topped at £2120.

Trade was consistent throughout with the majority of the entry between £1700-£2000 with all milkers including a number with faults averaging £1790.

More numbers are needed to satisfy demand. Please get in touch if you have stock to sell. Contact Meg Elliott on 07967 007049.

PIGS (94);
Selling time – 9:15am
Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894).
Some good prices received this Tuesday saw cutting pigs up to 176p/kg for a 78kg pig from Chris Hine, with 83kg and 79kg pigs at 169p/kg from J & B Fentem who sold others at 167p/kg and 164p/kg with Massie Farms selling cutters at 165p/kg three times and 164p/kg, 163p/kg.

Bacon pigs topped at 176p/kg for a 90kg pig from PF & PD Parsons, Whitchurch, with a 94kg pig at 170p/kg for Chris Hine and a 96kg pig at the same price for J & B Fentem. The Parsons sold others at 166p/kg twice, 163p/kg and the Fentems at 158p/kg and 150p/kg twice.

Heavier pigs topped at 120p/kg for a pair of 130kg pigs from P W Hine, Meerbrook.
Sows topped at 110p/kg for a 203kg sow from RAO Johnson, Hilltop who also sold a 205kg sow for 100p/kg and a 223kg sow for 90p/kg. a 217kg sow realised 93p/kg for HM Carroll, Snelston and a 188kg sow a 74p/kg for R A Watson, Fenny Bentley.

Pork Pigs (1); av 162p/kg or £119.88/head
Cutting Pigs (50); av 157.36p/kg or £125.51/head
Bacon Pigs (24); av 150.87p/kg or £139.37/head
Heavy Pigs (2) ; av 120p/kg or £156/head
Cull Sows (15); av 65.13p/kg or £122.15/head

Selling time 11:00am
Auctioneer – Robert Watkins (07929 946652)
A modest entry selling on a very good trade with many more able to be sold to the vendors advantage. Best lambs an exceptional trade topping at 399p/kg or £196.10/head and many more of the types are required every week.

Overall average of 360p/kg or £147.90/head!

Sample prices;
399p 38.7kg C G Buckston, Sutton on the Hill
393p 39kg IE, M & A Wilson, Hollington
380p 38.5kg E A Sessions & Sons, Dalbury Lees
398p 45kg C G Buckston, Sutton on the Hill
396p 40kg A Shaw, Sturston
393p 40kg IE, M & A Wilson, Hollington
391p 44.5kg C G Buckston, Sutton on the Hill
370p 46.5kg J L Morris, Cresswell
370p 50.3kg E A Sessions & Sons, Dalbury Lees
359p 47kg E & D Kemps, Willington
370p 53kg E A Sessions & Sons, Dalbury Lees

Numbers drying up very fast now but still a very good demand topping at 307p/kg for the best and plenty at 280p/kg and better. Overall average at 266p/kg. top headage of £188.94.

Still a good demand for fleshed hoggs – if you have some to sell get them in soon.

Sample prices;
307p 44kg G W Myatt & Partners, Endon
306p 42kg Massie Farms, Stafford
289p 50kg A Scott, Marthall
305p 52.2kg RA & KD Day, Cheddleton
287p 56kg G W Myatt & Partners, Endon

A very short entry in terms of numbers met a very firm trade and many more required! Orders were unable to be fulfilled today!

Best Texel’s to £184 but middle of the road ewes by far best to sell at £140 – £160. Mules to £138 and horned ewes to £84.

Overall average of £117.35.

CALVES (77);
Selling time – 10:00am
Auctioneer – Oliver Hiles (07801 530899)
A lighter entry after the long weekend with various problems regarding passports missing in the post. Possibly more buyers than calves this week with a very good trade for all.

23 Continental Bulls
A storming good trade with buyers looking for numbers. A superb 27 day old Simmental with shape won the day and sold at £415 with others from the same home at £350, £345, £332 (All 11-12 days). Mediums £240 – £300 with only a smaller one less.
11 Blues av £289 to £342 – J & R Maydew
9 Sims av £316 to £415 – G Matkin & Sons
3 Lims av £302 to £305 – NG, JMH & H Mellor

11 Continental Heifers
An unbelievable price with calves in short supply. Simmentals again won the day at £328 for a Phillip Holdcroft special. 4 over £300, mediums £240 – £280 with two less tan £200.
6 Blues av £262 to £308 – Robinson Partners
2 Sims av £316 to £328 – P N Holdcroft
2 Lims av £167 to £270 – E Moss & Son

13 Natives
Good calves and a good trade.
4 Hereford Bulls av £231 to £310 – J & W Knight
3 AA Bulls av 193 to £295 – GR & D Hawkins
5 Hereford Heifers av £174 to £255 – J & W Knight

6 Black & White Bulls
Sold from £50 to £90 for G Waller, Bollington.

24 Reared Calves
Angus Steers (5mths) to £360 – A Howe
Simmental Heifers (4mths) to £370 – Robinson Ptns
Blue x Steers (3mths) to £355 – J Bailey & Sons
Angus Steers (2 ½ mths) to £310 – J Boulton
Angus Heifers (2 ½ mths) to £265 – J Boulton

Sale of Store & Breeding Cattle
Entries Close Friday 10th June
Next Sale: Saturday 2nd July

Upcoming Sales

No event found!

More Market Overview Reports