Market Report Tuesday 19th December

A festive Tuesday for the Christmas Pedigree Dairy Show & Sale which saw a superb entry of stock from regular vendors. The Supreme Champion was awarded to Messrs Mellor of Earl Sterndale in the Heifer class, seeing a top price of £3000. First in the Cow class and Reserve Champion went to Messrs Easom of Oakerthorpe, also achieving £3000.

88 Calves on offer with a good compliment of buyers around the ring, seeing a British Blue Bull topping the trade at a whopping £520.

A solid trade in the Sheep shed with 981 Lambs forward, seeing a top price of 332p/kg for R & S Bailey of Rushton Spencer.

A smaller entry of Barrens but seeing a firmer trade overall.

We Would Like to Wish All Our Customers a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

We Will be Closed on Tuesday 26th December. We will be open for Sheep & Pigs Only (See Below) on Wednesday 27th December and Open as Usual on Tuesday 2nd January 2024.

Thank you for your Support!

A bumper entry of Pigs on offer, seeing a firmer trade, with averages topping 200p plus.


Selling time – 10:00am

Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)

A small entry with the run up to Christmas but a firmer trade was experienced seeing a top price of 165p/kgfor a 695kg Friesian Cow from  D&J Moseley of Caverswall to gross £1146.75.

There was a shortage of good meated cows with a 760kg Holstein, for WJ & P Wilson of New Thorntree, achieving 137p/kg and a 645kg Holstein, from WE Turnock & Sons, selling at 143p/kg.

A 535kg Holstein, again for WE Turnock & Sons, sold at 139p/kg.

Top headage price of the day was £1146.75.


PIGS (193);

Selling time – 9:15am

Auctioneer – Ed Groves (07964 510145)

Another bumper entry with some quality pigs on offer. Trade firmer this week with averages looking healthy at 200p+ topping at 217p.

Porkers sold on a strong trade, topping at 212p from J&B Fentem, who sold others to 180p.

Cutters sold to 213p, from S Bailey, who had boars to 203p. PF+PD Parsons sold pigs to 209p & 208p.
J&B Fentem to 207p, 205p & 202px2.

Baconers sold to 217p from PF+PD Parsons who sold others to 214p and 211p. Massie Farms to 215p, 210p, 210p. JA&B Minshull to 214p, 211p. C Hine to 214p.

Heavies to 165p for S Woodcock and 150p for JG Belfield.

Only one Sow to 50p, from A Worth, weighing 204kg.

We have a sale of Pigs next Wednesday, 27th December, weighing from 12 noon sale time 3pm.

Pig Averages.

Porkers (7)            av. 201.13p/kg or £144.15/head

Cutting Pigs (24);   av 202.54p/kg or £164.92/head

Bacon Pigs (141);   av 201.20p/kg or £190.29/head

Heavy Pigs (8)       av 158.95p/kg or £174.24/head

Sows (1)                to 50.00p/kg or £102.00/head


Selling time – 11:30am

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

* TOP OF £3000 X2 * 40 OVER £2000 *


What a Show! The Christmas Pedigree Show and Sale surpassed all expectations on Tuesday at Leek and as always proved to be a tremendous day for all those in attendance.

An absolute credit to our vendors who produced some fantastic animals for the event and were justly rewarded with an outstanding trade.

Judge, Nigel Moss of Meerbrook, with quiet expertise and careful consideration made an excellent job of picking his top three out in each class awarding first in the cow class and reserve champion to regular vendors Messrs Easom of Oakerthorpe. Broomhouse Outback Echo 6533 by ABS Outback had given 9613kg in her third lactation. Sold fresh with her fourth she was eventually clinched by the Evans family of Oswestry at £3000 who went onto make some other choice purchases.

However, it was a heifer by Claynook Country from the Braemarhouse Herd of Messrs Mellor of Earl Sterndale that took the honours in the heifer class and was eventually awarded supreme champion. Sold giving 35kg she was purchased by the judge Nigel Moss at £3000.

Trade was simply on fire with numerous others edging towards the £3000 mark. A commercial heifer by Pine-Tree-I Pursuit from Messrs Needham of Heaton, that took first in the commercial class, reached £2850 to the Bailey family of Brown Edge.

An exceptional cow from the Nadins of Earl Sterndale made £2840. Sterndale Sidekick Rachel boasted 12 generations VG/EX and caught the eye of the Johnsons of Hilderstone who clinched her for £2840.

In all 40 passed the £2000 mark with 10 making it past £2500.

Thanks to all who support Leek Auctions throughout the year, it is very much appreciated.

Wishing all our customers a happy and safe Christmas and prosperous new year.


Selling time 11:00am

Auctioneer – Robert Watkins (07929 946652)

LAMBS (981)

A good entry selling on a very solid trade with brisk bidding from start to finish.

Best Lambs in very high demand, topping at 332p/kg and numerous pens at 300pand better. Plenty more could have been sold.

Heavy Lambs selling to 298p/kg or £155/head.

We are holding an afternoon sale of Prime Lambs and Cull Ewes on Wednesday 27th December with weighing from 12 noon and sale at 3pm. Good buyer support is expected.

Sample Prices:-

318p    37kg    A Shaw, Ashbourne

314p    38kg    LE Shaw, Ashbourne

315p    40.6kg AG Tomkinson, Thorpe

317p    42kg    JB Rowlinson & Son, Gawsworth

314p    42.8kg DJ&P Smith, Rushton Spencer

313p    43.2kg WB&DE Gyte, Barmoor Clough

315p    44.5kg J Gilman & Partners, Bosley

332p    44.2kg R & S Bailey, Rushton Spencer

330p    45kg    R & S Bailey, Rushton Spencer

298p    46kg    GT Worsley & Son, Whaley Bridge

297p    48kg    M&C Hall, Sheen

290p    51.5kg W, REA, WD Sessions, Trusley

270p    57kg    W, REA, WD Sessions, Trusley


A good entry met a fast trade, topping at £170 for Texels from GT Worsley & Son, seeing Ewes generally £140 plus.

Mules a better trade with the best end around £100.

Overall average at £100/head.


Selling time – 10:00am

Auctioneer – Oliver Hiles (07801 530899)       

A small entry to close the year but possibly the best trade we have seen for the last 12 monthswith some remarkable prices throughout as the buyers do their Christmas shopping.


Wow, what a day with the Bulls with all the buyers fit for Calves, 8 best topped £340 with a festive best of £520 for a storming good British Blue from Andy Williamson. Brian Goodwin had £375 and Richard Toon £375, all with British Blues.10 medium £250-£315with smaller Calves £200-£240. Only a couple under £200.

19 Blues av. £291-£520            RG&AS Williamson

2 Sims   av  £322-£335            RG&AS Williamson

7 Lims   av  £260-£320             FJ Gould & Son


Calves definitely wanted today with all buyers in good spirits.11 better sorts over £275 with 2 at £295 for Chris Ball and Brian Goodwin. Mediums £180-£240 with
just a handful under £150.

19 Blues av. £202-£295            DG&JA Ball

                                                 NE Goodwin & Son

4 Sim      av  £278-£288             H&E Bailey

5 Lim     av   £166-£275             DG&JA Ball


As strong as ever at Leek.

12 Angus Bulls    to £322           KW Twemlow & Co

10 Angus Heifers to £140         KW Twemlow & Co


Sold to £62.



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