Market Report Tuesday 14th May

Once again, seeing 100% clearance in all sections in Leek today.

Over 1,400 head of Sheep on offer in Leek seeing a very solid trade throughout.

Calves keep selling on an excellent trade with prices dearer than we have seen before.

Barrens reaching 190p/kg with more stock needed each week.

Pigs a little less than last week but still a good trade.

Selling time – 10:00am
Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)
A short supply and another very firm trade up to 190p/kg for a 575kg Holstein cow for PN Holdcroft with the same vendor selling a 540kg Friesian for 189p/kg and the heaviest cow of the day being an 825kg Holstein, for WE Turnock & Son, achieving 187p/kg.
A Montbeliarde, weighing 595kg sold for 185p/kg from EB & BM Sutton and a 530kg Flekvieh for J Haynes achieved 185p/kg also.
The lowest price was 157p/kg.

Top headage price £1542.75.

A 495kg Hereford heifer, from AM & JE Kirby of Rutland, sold for 239p/kg to gross £1183.05.

PIGS (77);
Selling time – 9:15am
Auctioneer – Ed Groves (07964 510145)
Pigs a good trade although a bit less than last week’s flyer. Top price for fats 208p.
Porkers topped at 195p for J & B Fentem who had others at 183p. DB Goldstraw saw 192p and 188p.
Cutters topped at 208p from DB Goldstraw who had others to 205p. S Bailey to 197p. J&B Fentem 197p, 196p, 193p, 190p.
Bacon Pigs topped at 200p from PF&PD Parsons who had others to 199p x2, 197p. DB Goldstraw to 196p and JA&B Minshull to 190p.

Heavies topped at 180p from JA&B Minshull and 172p from J&B Fentem.

Pig Averages:
Pork Pigs (5) av 190.65p/kg or £138.03/head
Cutting Pigs (24) av 190.86/kg or £156.50/head
Bacon Pigs (41) av 181.12/kg or £168.58/head
Heavy Pigs (7) av 122.84/kg or £146.18/head

Selling time – 11:30am
Auctioneers – Meg Elliott (07967 007049) & Mark Elliott (07973 673092)
A mixed quality in the dairy shed met a mixed trade on Tuesday. Two busy weeks ahead however with the Pedigree Sale next week including the Shorthorn Society Show and Sale. Over 80 entered to date with more expected. The following week sees the sale of 50 fresh cows on behalf of the Waterfall Family of Stanford on Soar. See adverts for both below. For further details on either sale or if you have stock to sell, contact Meg Elliott on 07967 007049 or Anna Wildgoose on 07532 237232.

Selling time 11:00am
Auctioneer – Robert Watkins (07929 946652)
Another modest entry, selling on a solid trade. Best Lambs selling to 501p/kg. Best big lambs to £216/head. More best shaped lambs could be sold each week.
Overall average at 453p/kg.

Sample Prices:
488p 36kg CG Buckston, Sutton on the Hill
482p 37.5kg IE, M&A Wilson, Hollington
490p 38kg RG&AS Williamson, Wetley Rocks
488p 39kg CG Buckston, Sutton on the Hill
488p 39.5 RG&AS Williamson, Wetley Rocks
501p 40.5kg RG&AS Williamson, Wetley Rocks

A massive entry of Hoggs saw a very solid trade with best types to 421p/kg or £248.54/head.
Plenty of well fleshed, good shaped Hoggs at 390p-410p and more could be sold to the vendors advantage.
Overall average coming in at a solid 368p/kg or £174/head.

Sample Prices: –
410p 37.2kg R Challinor, Dilhorne
394p 37.5kg CP Brocklehurst & Son, North Rode
396p 39kg J Gilman & Partners, Bosley
392p 43kg D Edgecox, Onecote
401p 44.7 D Machin, Rudyard
407p 44.8kg D Williams, Basford
401p 45kg RD Machin, Rudyard
421p 46kg RD Machin, Rudyard
392p 50kg T Wainwright, Knutsford
398p 50.3kg CW Shenton, Wilmslow
390p 53kg D Williams, Basford
376p 56.2kg CW Shenton, Wilmslow

An increase in numbers and trade just not as sharp as previous weeks. Top call for Ewes £184 for Texels.

Continental types £140+
Mules topped at £120
Plain Mules £70-£90
Hill types £60-£80
Overall average £88.30/head

Tups topped at £182.
Overall average £134.10.

Selling time – 10:00am
Auctioneer – Oliver Hiles (07801 530899)
Short on numbers but high on trade with calves ‘off the clock’ and some of the dearest we have ever sold.
Nowhere near enough for the level of trade or the number of buyers at ringside. Five best topped £400 and topped at £445 for a Limousin from the Mellor Family, Earl Sterdale. Mediums £280-£320 with just a handful of calves under that.
9 Blues av £323 to £435 Halton Farms
5 Sims av £321 to £408 JA&HE Warrington
6 Lims av £226 to £445 NG,JMH&H Mellor
1 Blo av to £400 RG&AS Williamson
Trade of the day with some unreal prices throughout, but we do need more calves to fulfil this demand. One strong British Blue made £425 for Sheila McLeavy with fresh British Blues to £355 for Halton Farms, Astbury. Nine best over £295, mediums £220-£270 with just a few under £200.
13 Blues av £283 to £425 SM Mcleavy
3 Sim av £243 to £295 RG&AS Williamson
9 Lims av £181 to £280 I Gregson
As dear as ever.
6 Here Bulls av £200 to £245 G Heath & Sons
8 Angus Bulls av £169 to £345 Halton Farms
4 Here Hfs av £105 to £200 PN Holdcroft
6 Angus Hfs av £112 to £140 Halton Farms
Friesians to £168 and Holsteins to £158 with the smaller sorts generally £50-£80.
£655 Sim Steers (10mths) A Howe
£650 Lim Steers (10mths) A Howe
£610 Brit Bl Steers (6mths) JBS Eardley & Sons
£580 Brit Bl Heifers (5mths) JBS Eardley & Sons
80 Holsteins, Shorthorns & Jerseys
Incl. Shorthorn Society Show & Sale
Fully Catalogued Sale from some of the Leading Herds in the Midlands and Surrounding Counties. A Tremendous Entry already received from:
Appleberry (8), Burbrook (3), Braemarhouse (4), Brundcliffe (4), Hollyhurst, Meldamar(3), Millhurst (3), Tanant (3)
Incl 12 Pedigree In-Calf Heifers (due June onwards) from Messrs Shirt, 8 Pedigree In-Calf Heifers from Messrs Godber, 20 Commercial Shorthorn Youngstock & a Pedigree AA Stock Bull (24mths)
For Further Details & Catalogues Contact (01889) 562811 Ref: MEE
Catalogued Sale of Store & Breeding Cattle
Entries Close Friday 17th May

Forthcoming Dairy Sale (Following the usual commercial entry)
On behalf of Messrs Waterfall, Underhill Farm, Stanford on Soar, Leics.
Genuine sale of an unselected group of 50 NMR Recorded FRESH NZ Friesians. An abundance of milk on offer. Vac Lepto, BVD & IBR & Johnes Monitored. Cubicles & Herringbone. Herd Av 6000kg 4.10%F 3.55%P cc183. 12 monthly TB and never had a case!

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