Market Report Tuesday 21st May

Despite the amount of people silaging at the moment, we saw another busy Tuesday in Leek with 202 cattle and 912 sheep on offer.

The dairy shed was in full swing with the Pedigree Sale seeing a top price of £2120.

Once again, the calves were a roaring trade with a British Blue Bull topping at £485.

Some good quality pigs on offer, seeing 247p/kg for fats.

Selling time – 10:00am
Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)
Another very sharp trade, seeing a top price of 198p/kg for a 535kg Hereford cow, from KW Cresswell with a 700kg Holstein from JW Campbell at 196p/kg and a 695kg Friesian at 190p/kg for J Brough & Son.

The heaviest cow of the day was an 860kg Holstein, from WE Turnock & Sons, which was sold at 187p/kg, with a 690kg Aberdeen Angus from NG & P Sidebottom at 180p/kg and a 705kg Holstein from JW Campbell at 178p/kg.

Top headage price of the day was £1608.20, £1461.80, and £1372.00.

PIGS (73);
Selling time – 9:15am
Auctioneer – Ed Groves (07964 510145)
Probably the dearest trade for some time. A good show of quality pigs was met with a sharp trade for all types with nothing under 173p on the day. Top call 247p for fats and 90p for Sows.

Only a single porker to 234p for B Vernon.

Cutters topped at 247p from PF & PD Parsons who had others at 228p. J&B Fentem sold to 241p, 238p, 237p.B Minshull sold to 236p.

Bacon Pigs sold to 246p from PF&PD Parsons, others to 235p, 234p. J&B Fentem to 241p, 232p. C Hine sold to 231p and B Minshull 230p x2.

A single pen of heavies sold to 186p from PJ Saunders.
Sows sold to 90p from PJ Saunders and 80p from Marsden & Paddock. Single cull boar sold to 66p.
Pig Averages:
Pork Pigs (1) av 234.0p/kg or £163.80/head
Cutting Pigs (19) av 232.70/kg or £193.14/head
Bacon Pigs (47) av 221.08/kg or £205.23/head
Heavy Pigs (3) av 186.00/kg or £210.80/head

Selling time – 11:30am
Auctioneers – Meg Elliott (07967 007049) & Mark Elliott (07973 673092)
TOP OF £2120

With silaging fever in full swing, there were a few less people around the Dairy Ring on Tuesday. However, trade still topped at £2120 for a Stantons Applicable daughter from the Shepherd family of Hassop. They also saw a second of their heifers reach £2100.

The first cow through the ring. A Swedish Red X from Mick and Kay Hulse of Consall reached £2020. Two very milky cows from the Mellor family of Earl Sterndale made £2110 and £2000.

The Shorthorn entry topped at £1540 for a second calver from the Brindley family of Adderley. Youngstock from the Baileys of Oswestry reached £590.

Next week we have a consignment of 50 fresh Friesians from Messrs Waterfall. An abundance of milk on offer all from grass, they are well worth a look (See advert below).

Selling time 11:00am
Auctioneer – Robert Watkins (07929 946652)
Numbers remain slow to come forward, with a strong trade today compared to other outlets.
Best sorts to 494p/kg and best heavy lambs at £225.75/head.
More could be sold each week.

Sample Prices:
452p 37kg TJ Bloor & Son, Endon
480p 38.8kg IE, M & A Wilson, Hollington
494p 39.8kg IE, M & A Wilson, Hollington
464p 40kg TJ Nicholls, Stone
451p 43kg K Sessions, Alkmonton
482p 43.5kg IE, M & A Wilson, Hollington

A reduced entry, as expected, saw a steadier trade in line with the national trend.
Best sorts still very well bid for at 380p-403p/kg but a lot of under finished typed forward, dragging the average to 340p/kg.
Best Hoggs to 403p/kg and best big Hoggs to £212.76.

Overall average at £163/head for a mixed sample.

Sample Prices: –
385p 42kg JM Robinson, Swythamley
401p 44kg D Williams, Basford
403p 45.5kg D Williams, Basford
401p 46kg CW Shenton, Wilmslow
399p 47.5kg D Williams, Basford
389p 49kg CW Shenton, Wilmslow
380p 49.7kg DJ Austin, Longford
381p 50.7kg CW Shenton, Wilmslow
380p 51.7kg DJ Austin, Longford
375p 53.3kg CW Shenton, Wilmslow
394p 54kg R&S Bailey, Rushton Spencer

Ewes dearer on the week seeing an uplift in trade for all types. A good number of hill types with half meated Swales around £65-£75 mark. Best Texel/Beltex types £170+. Top price £215 for Texels from R&S Bailey.
Continental types £150+
Mules topped at £147.
Plain Mules £105-£120
Hill types £70-£90
Overall average £120.28/head

Tups topped at £246 for a Texel from the Williams family of Basford.
Overall average £161.

CALVES (103)
Selling time – 10:00am
Auctioneer – Oliver Hiles (07801 530899)
Just over 100 again and an unreal trade from start to finish with more desperately needed to quench the demand of the buyers.
Some good sorts on offer today with a little more strength about. Nine better sorts topped £395 (39%of the entry) and topped at £485 for a smart British Blue from Sheila McLeavy. Mediums £270-£320 with a few smalls a bit less.
16 Blues av £290 to £485 SM McLeavy
5 Sims av £344 to £410 TD& DA Higginson
2 Lims av £435 to £450 NE Goodwin & Son
Same story as the bulls with the best in short supply. Graham Turnock topped with a British Blue at £350 with the better sorts over £295. Mediums £220-£250 with a few smalls under £200.
12 Blues av £214 to £350 WE Turnock & Sons
3 Sim av £263 to £300 SM McLeavy
5 Lims av £146 to £218 B&B Partners
Still big numbers and trade strong.
17 Here Bulls av £114 to £190 C Heath & Sons
17 Angus Bulls av £145 to £360 PE Holmes & Son
£330 PE Holmes & Son
£300 PE Holmes & Son
6 Here Hfs av £109 to £188 Adaptive Farming
12 Angus Hfs av £117 to £200 GW Myatt & Partners
Almost a rare breed with the majority £50-£80.


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