Market Report Tuesday 12th March

Lambs off the clock, selling to 452p/kg or £253.12/head. Overall average 396.63p/kg or £175.41/head.

Cull ewes topped at £262/head for Charolais.

Pigs slightly less on the week topped at 190p/kg 

Plenty of buyers in the calf shed, seeing an increase in prices with a British Blue Bull topping at £430 and a British Blue Heifer achieving £400.

Barrens sold to 200p for a 650kg Angus or £1458 for a 815kg Holstein.



Selling time – 10:00am

Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)

A much-reduced entry of barrens today topped at 200p for a 650kg Angus cow.  Top headage £1458 for a 815kg Holstein.

Overall average 156p or £1043/head

Sample Prices:-

200p    650kg   Angus             JF Barber

179p    815kg   Holstein           GE Brookes

176p    595kg   Norwegian       KW&AM Minshull

169p    700kg   Friesian            GE Brookes

168p    710kg   Friesian            FJ Gould

167p    735kg   D S/H               PJ Davies

More barrens and clean required next week please.


PIGS (67)

Selling time – 9:15am

Auctioneer – Ed Groves (07964 510145)

Pigs a touch back on the week, quality perhaps less as well on the day. Top price 190p for fats. Sows to 60p.

Cutters topped at 182p for JLR Ball, Sandbach who had others to 175p. PJ Saunders sold to 182p.

Baconers topped at 190p from C Hine who had others to 183p. B Minshull saw 185p. J&B Fentem sold to 180p, 176, 175, 173, 172.

Heavies topped at 135p for PJ Saunders and 128p for J Lews, Foston.

Sows topped at 60p for J Lewis and 58p. PJ Saunders to 58p.

Pig Averages.

Cutting Pigs (12); av 165.27p/kg or £137.17/head

Bacon Pigs (43);   av 167.33p/kg or £151.78/head

Heavies (2)          av 131.64p/kg or £146.78/head

Sows (4)               av        58p/kg or £132.61/head



Selling time – 11:30am

Auctioneers – Meg Elliott (07967 007049) & Mark Elliott (07973 673092)

Dairies to £1780

A mixed quality forward met  mixed trade with heifers topping at £1780 for a 29kg heifer from David Brailsford of Chesterfield.

Calves topped at £250 from Trevor and Pat Swinson of Caverswall.

Almost 60 milkers already entered for the March Pedigree Sale. Catalogues will be out shortly!



Selling time 11:00am

Auctioneer – Robert Watkins (07929 946652)



Trade simply off the clock! Hoggs topped at 452p for GH&M Torr or £253.12 for J Belfield. Many more hoggs could have been sold to the vendors advantage with buyers left wanting more.

More hoggs required next week please!!

OVERALL AVERAGE 396.63p/kg or £175.41/head!!

Sample Prices: –

382p    31kg   J Walker, Stafford

374p    32kg   A Shaw, Sturston

395p    36kg   D Goldstraw, Meerbrook

392p    37kg  M&M Heath, Rushton Spencer

452p    43kg  GH&M Torr, Bradnop

440p    43kg  D Machin, Rudyard

439p    43kg  S J Pace, Congleton

438p    47kg  R&S Bailey, Cloudside

438p    49kg  D Willaims, Basford

426p    52kg  J Belfield, Leigh

402p    53kg  B Vernon, Marston Montgomery

448p    57kg  J Belfield Leigh

394p    59k   J Hodgson, Kettleshulme

Cull Ewes (111)

Simply not enough to meet the demand. Best Charolais to £262 for J Belfield who had another to £242. R Darlington had Beltex to £200. Mules to £120. 

Overall average £130.10/head


CALVES (146)

Selling time – 10:00am

Auctioneer – Oliver Hiles (07801 530899)

Trade on the up with a big gathering of potential buyers coupled with better orders from the regulars led to increased prices.


All sizes and shapes represented but better money for all, particularly for the second-grade calves. Two super sorts topped £400 with the better sorts generally £360-£390, mediums £250-£310 with the smaller bulls under £250.

17 Blues av £276 to £430          DW & P Hulme

5 Sims   av £251 to £330          TD & DA Higginson

8 Lims   av £304 to £390          LS Riley

1 Cha                 to £418          FJ Gould & Son


Strong money again but not enough to feed the hunger of the buyers. A 3-month-old, well reared British Blue made £400 from, Mark Hodgkinson, with three other
British Blues over £310, and ten over £270. Mediums £200-£250 with smaller sorts under £200.

19 Blues av £222 to £400          H Hodgkinson&Sons

6 Sims    av £185 to £270          RG & AS Williamson

6 Lims    av £221 to £290          B&B Partners


Big numbers including two lots from Spring calving herds.

8 Her Bulls       to £205            Rowland Partners

20 AA Bulls      to £255            G&L Belfield & Son

4 Her Hfs         to £98              Rowland Partners

20 AA Hfs        to £138            Pearson & Son


Well sold with the vast majority £30-£90 depending on size and flesh.



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