Market Report Tuesday 13th February

A good day trading throughout at Leek Auctions with good numbers in the Calf shed, seeing 124 on offer and selling to an excellent trade with a Charolais Bull topping at £470 and a Limousin Heifer topping at £435.

Numbers continue to rise in the Barren section seeing a top price of £1820.55 being achieved for an Aberdeen Angus weighing 795kg.

The sheep numbers still rising, seeing an excellent trade throughput with over 1,200 head on offer and topping at 375p/kg.

A top price of £2,320 in the Dairy shed for the best Heifer with others also topping the £2,000 mark.

 

BARREN COWS & BULLS (34)

Selling time – 10:00am

Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)

A fast trade throughout with a good number of bidders in attendance.

Top price was £1820.55 for a 33-month-old Aberdeen Angus Heifer weighing 795kg and selling for 229p/kg.

A 640kg Montbeliarde Cow, from SC, FE JA Harvey, sold for 178p/kg with a Friesian at 720kg also selling for 178p/kg.

An entry of 7 cows, from new vendor G & R Pykett of Ilkeston, achieved up to 176p/kg for a 780kg Limousin X and 175p/kg for a 775kg Limousin X.

Other top prices achieved were as follows: –

705kg Lim X    169p/kg           G & R Pykett

750kg Char X   168p/kg           G & R Pykett

710kg S/Horn   163p/kg           P J Davies

790kg Friesian 165p/kg           SJ Hooley

A 1075kg Hereford Stock Bull was well sold at 160p/kg to gross £1720.

Other top headage prices for Cows were £1450.80 for a Holstein from G E Brookes & Partners and £1372.80 for a Limousin X from G & R Pykett.

 

PIGS (118);

Selling time – 9:15am

Auctioneer – Ed Groves (07964 510145)

Good numbers forward with 113 sold. Fats topped at 174p with trade on the whole 10-15p down from last week.

Porkers sold to 167p from S Bailey

Cutters sold to 170p from J&B Fentem. C Hine had pigs to 170 & MR Banham also to 170p.

Baconers topped at 174p from S Bailey. D Goldstraw to 170p and J&B Fentem to 170p

Heavies to 174p for 122kg pigs from R Rowlinson. 180kg gilts to 124p or £240 from C Blackshaw

Sows sold to 50p from C Blackshaw.

Pig Averages.

Porkers (2)                   av.140.43p/kg or £93.39/head

Cutting Pigs (24);          av 156.44/kg or £128.15/head

Bacon Pigs (67);           av 160.26p/kg or £151.39/head

Heavy Pigs (15)            av 140.13p/kg or £174.79/head

Sows (4)                       av 44.79p/kg or £144.80/head

 

DAIRIES (16)

Selling time – 11:30am

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

DAIRIES TO £2320

 

A very brisk trade for milkers on Tuesday saw the best heifer reach £2320 from David Brailsford of Chesterfield to Brian Parker of Haughton. He also went on to take a heifer from John Stone of Onecote at £2040.

Numerous heifers were in that £1800-£2000 mark reflecting a much more buoyant trade for all qualities.

 

There is an excellent entry already forward for next week’s Pedigree Sale with nearly 70 Milkers entered.
Catalogues will be out shortly.

 

SHEEP SECTION

Selling time 11:00am

Auctioneer – Robert Watkins (07929 946652)

LAMBS (871)

A decent show of Hoggetts on offer but many more could have been sold to the vendor’s advantage. Trade was absolutely on fire for all types and all weights.

Overall average of 327p/kg or £139.18/head!!

Best Hoggetts well bid for, topping at 375p/kg and best heavies to £199.36 for some outstanding 56kg Texels from the Machin Family of Rudyard.

Best Hoggs regularly 350p and better and plenty more at 335p-350p. The averages speak for themselves.

 

Sample Prices: –

345p    34.8kg TR Lomas, Congleton

346p    36kg    JM Robinson, Swythamley

345p    37.1kg JE Swindells, Elkstones

344p    39kg    CE Smith, Longford

350p    39kg    R Tomkinson, Butterton

350p    41kg    R Tomkinson, Butterton

348p    43kg    SJ Pace, Congleton

370p    43.3kg R&S Bailey, Rushton Spencer

350p    43.7kg GH&M Torr, Bradnop

360p    44.4kg FS&MJ Heath, Pipe Gate

351p    49.4kg D Machin, Rudyard

369p    50kg    R Tomkinson, Butterton

358p    53kg    W REA WD Sessions, Trusley

342p    55.7kg D Machin, Rudyard

356p    56kg    D Machin, Rudyard

 

CULL SHEEP (395)

A good entry selling on a solid trade, with the best to £180 for Texel from David Machin and others at £166 from Dave Goldstraw.

Top ten pens all over £150/head.

Overall average at £112/head includes a good number of hill Ewes.

Best Rams to £145 for Texels.

 

CALVES (124)

Selling time – 10:00am

Auctioneer – Oliver Hiles (07801 530899)

More Calves and more trade with all shapes, breeds, ages and sexes on fire.

24 CONTINENTAL BULLS

Only 24 but look at the averages, miles up on last weeks flyer with each and every calf above expectations. 7 Best Bulls topped £370 including 3 over £400 and a
top of £470 for a smashing Charlolais,.at 28 days old, from Messrs Gould of Longnor.

Mediums £270-£340 with a handful under £250.

16 Blues av. £312-£460    NE Goodwin & Sons

2 Sims    av  £372-£390    TD & DA Higginson

4 Lim     av  £303-£330    PF Gilman

2 Char/Blo  av £385-£470         FJ Gould & Son

29 CONTINENTAL HEIFERS

Just like the Bulls, on fire. All Calves way beyond prices seen recently. One of the very best Limousin x Friesian Heifer calves you would want to see, topped the day at £435 at 36 days old.Ten best over ££295, mediums £200-£275 with a few under £200.

15 Blues av. £240-£330      PF Gilman

5 Sim      av  £273-£298      SJ Hooley

4 Lim     av  £274-£435     KW Twemlow & Co

2 Char    av  £251-£298      D&G Tudor

47 NATIVES

Like them all today, very dear.

12 Here Bull   av    £198-£300   WM,EM&WP Gleave

19 Ang Bulls  av    £139- £285  CS&J Prince

1 Here Heif      to           £125  Rowland Partners

13 Angus Heifs av  £82 -£145  WE Turnock & Sons

1 W/Bl Bull      to          £212  J Kirkham

21 BLACK & WHITE BULLS

Friesians to £160 with the smaller sorts £40-£75 and bigger Calves over £100.

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