Market Report Tuesday 11th June

Spring Lambs are increasing in numbers seeing a solid trade throughout, topping at 510p/kg, best Hoggs up to 411p/kg and Ewes to £234.

Plenty of buyers gathered in the calf ring with all types selling particularly well seeing a British Blue bull topping at £455 and £315 for a Limousin heifer.

A similar entry of pigs to last week with a small dip in trade inline with the national trend. Top price of the day was 205p/kg.

The Barrens saw a slight increase in numbers with the top price being 196p/kg for a Holstein.

Some good quality on offer in the dairies, seeing a top price of £2020 for a Friesian Heifer.

BARREN COWS (32)
Selling time – 10:00am
Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)
A similar entry of cows with a very similar trade to last week.
Top price of the day was 196p/kg for a 685kg Holstein cow from WE Turnock & Sons with a 795kg Holstein from Robinson Partners of Rudyard at 183p/kg.
Norwegian Red cows from GW Brassington of Kingsley Moor at 750kg achieved 177p/kg with the same vendor having a Shorthorn cow, also selling for 177p/kg at 320kg.
GG Hall & Son of Croxden, also had a Shorthorn at 590kg to 177p/kg with a 755kg Aberdeen Angus for JDB Farming of Stanley selling for 175p/kg.

Top headage price of the day was £1485 for the Aberdeen Angus cow with others £1454.85, £1427.85 and £1427.60.

CLEAN CATTLE
Only a small entry with a 610kg Blonde steer fro BE Wain of Congleton which was well sold at 302p/kg to gross at £1842.20 with a 570kg Limousin steer for Gavin Peach at 216p/kg.

PIGS (104);
Selling time – 9:15am
Auctioneer – Ed Groves (07964 510145)
A similar entry to last week in terms of numbers, trade back on the week as reported in other outlets. Best pigs 200p+, Gilts 190-200p, Boars 180-190p. Top price on the day 205p for fat pigs.

Porkers sold to 175p for the Godber family, Belper.

Cutters sold to 204p from J&B Fentem, others from the same home to 197p, 196p, 194p. JG Belfield sold to 190p. PF&PD Parsons sold to 194p.

Bacon pigs sold to 205p x4 from Massie Farms and PF&PD Parsons who had others to 204p, 202p. JG Belfield to 200p x2.

Heavies more difficult to place, topping at 130p from JG Belfield.

Pig Averages:
Pork Pigs (4) av 175.00p/kg or £125.56/head
Cutting Pigs (28) av 185.87/kg or £153.48/head
Bacon Pigs (63) av 189.93/kg or £176.76/head
Heavy Pigs (7) av 101.92/kg or £127.54/head

DAIRIES (12)
Selling time – 11:30am
Auctioneers – Meg Elliott (07967 007049) & Mark Elliott (07973 673092)
A small entry but a good trade and customers for all types.
Generally, the cattle were milkier and better of body and the trade reflected the quality on offer with the average of £200 per head up on recent weeks.
A feature of the sale was the Friesian type and stamp with the Gregorys and Ryders leading the way.
Top call £2020 for a Friesian Heifer from the Gregory’s at Drointon by Whinnow Website, she sold, yielding 28kg to Ed Brassington at Greenhead. Steve Ryder presented a smart second calver giving 30kg to top the cows at £2000 to the Hawkins at Cheadle.
Framey Holstein heifers regularly mid teens to over £1800.
A pedigree in-calf Holstein heifer, due July/August, to Aberdeen Angus to £1520.
Monthly Pedigree Sale Next Tuesday 18th June.

SHEEP SECTION
Selling time 11:00am
Auctioneer – Robert Watkins (07929 946652)
SPRING LAMBS (433)
Spring lamb numbers increasing nicely and a solid trade for all types.
Very best sorts at 470p and above to top at 510p/kg. More of the best could be sold to the vendors advantage.
Overall average at 426p/kg, comparing very well to other outlets. Top headage at £244.50 to average £171/head.

Sample prices|:
430p 32kg JM Robinson, Swythamley
451p 37.8kg RC&AL Adams, Great Gate
460p 38kg RG&AS Williamson, Wetley Rocks
484p 39.7kg IE,M&A Wilson, Hollington
486p 41.5kg RG&AS Williamson, Wetley Rocks
468p 42kg B Butterworth & Son, Barnton
480p 42.2kg BG&SV Buxton, Sudbury
471p 42.3kg RG&AS Williamson, Wetley Rocks
460p 44kg SFG Clowes, Rudyard
510p 46kg EA&DM Stubbs, Coppenhall
499p 49kg P Johnson, Bignall End
471p 50kg H White, Snelston
449p 52kg BG&SV Buxton, Sudbury
420p 58kg P Johnson, Bignall End

HOGGETS (183)
Numbers falling away now with 183 on offer and trade 2-tier. Best still well bid for, up to 411p/kg or £248/head but plenty of under finished tail end types at 200-300p/kg.

Overall average at 327p/kg or £160.50/head.

Sample prices:
400p 37kg JW Bailey, Congleton
401p 40kg R Challinor, Dilhorne
399p 42.2 D Williams, Basford
356p 48.4kg N Tomlin, Cheadle
411p 48.9kg D Williams, Basford
370p 51kg R Jones, High Peak
380p 52kg D Machin, Rudyard

CULL EWES (394)
More Ewes about this week, with trade on the whole a touch less than last week. Best Texels a pleasure to sell, topping at £234 for BG & SV Buxton, Sudbury. Ron Darlington saw £212, RG & AS Williamson £210. Top 22 pens over £160. A few hill types and plainer ewes in the mix today which are reflected in the averages.

Continental types £160+
Mules topped at £146
Plain Mules £100-£115
Hill types £50-£80
Overall average £124.13/head

Tups topped at £212 from DR Flower & Son and £210 from DJ Haynes.

Overall average £130.88

CALVES (110)
Selling time – 10:00am
Auctioneer – Oliver Hiles (07801 530899)
Extra calves, extra buyers and trade out of this world with some of the dearest calves sold so far.
41 CONTINENTAL BULLS
Buyers galore and not enough to go around with a big ring of potential buyers looking to refill their pens after good store sales. Nine best calves topped £375 including five over £400 to a high of £455 and £450 for a couple from Peter Gilman, Thorncliffe. Medium bulls £270-£350 depending on shape and potential with smaller or plain sorts under £250.
15 Blues av £331 to £455 PF Gilman
2 Sims av £227 to £255 PN Holdcroft
16 Lims av £248 to £410 CV Whilock & Sons
1 Char to £440 FJ Gould & Son
7 Blo av £290 to £350 WH Townsend&Son
28 CONTINENTAL HEIFERS
Dearer by miles with all calves looking well sold. Nine best topped £270 and a high of £315 for a Limousin from Norman Mellor & Family, Earl Sterndale. Medium heifers £215-£250 with a few smaller sorts under £200.
11 Blues av £234 to £304 PR Lawley
2 Sim av £275 to £285 DG & JA Ball
11 Lims av £208 to £315 NG,JMH&H Mellor
2 Blo av £195 to £295 JC & D Hudson
17 NATIVES
Less about but trade very good.
5 Here Bulls av £184 to £245 BE Wain
5 Angus Bulls av £254 to £345 SM McLeavy
3 Here Hfs av £120 to £195 BE Wain
4 Angus Hfs av £155 to £172 Garnett Farms
13 B&W BULLS
A couple of better Friesians £120 and £148 with the majority £40-£80 today.
11 REARED CALVES
2 Limousin Bulls (3mths) £470 CR Upton
3 Limousin Heifers (3mths) £465 CR Upton
6 Holstein Steers (7-8mths) £30 I Gregson
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SATURDAY 22nd JUNE
Catalogued Sale of Store & Breeding Cattle
Entries Close Friday 14th June
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TUESDAY 17TH JUNE
Monthly Pedigree Sale
Entries Invited Contact Meg on 07967 007049.
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