Market Report Tuesday 29th August

A quiet Tuesday in Leek after the Bank Holiday Weekend but a solid entry of Lambs with better trade than anticipated with best Lambs to 310p/kg.

 A small entry of Barren Cows entered, seeing a top price of 180p/kg for a 600kg Holstien, still getting a good compliment of buyers, seeing a firm trade. More cattle needed.

 Pigs remain a very strong trade with Fats to 244p/kg and averages looking a healthy 235p/kg

  Small dairy entry this week reflecting the uneasiness in the Dairy industry. Top price of £1740 realised for S Greenall

111 Calves entered this week with British Blue heifers seeing a particularly good trade.


Selling time – 10:00am

Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894) A small entry for the Bank Holiday Tuesday saw a good compliment of buyers and another firm trade.

Top price was 180p/kg for a 600kg Holstien from WE Turnock and Sons with the same price per kg for a 580kg average steer from Messrs Salt of Hollington.

Other top prices included: –

179p/kg for a Simmental 635kg Cow     Ipstones

170p/kg for a Charolais 730kg Cow       Werrington

167p/kg for a Charolais 765kg Cow       Werrington

Top headage prices were £1277.55 and £1241.00 for Charolais Cows.

Average was 148p/kg.


A small entry but plenty of trade. Freisian Bulls from JE Archer & Sons met with spirited bidding, selling up to 227p/kg for a 630kg bull with others at 580kg at 226p/kg, 545kg at 224p/kg and 590kg at 222p/kg

Top headage price £1430.10

A British Blue Steer from TJ Partington of Burton on Trent exchanged hands at 210p/kg to gross £1207.50 with a 600kg Hereford Steer from the same vendor achieving 196p/kg to gross £1176.00.

PIGS (113);

Selling time – 9:15am

Auctioneer – Ed Groves (07964 510145)

Trade remains on fire best fats to 244p/kg x2. Averages looking healthy at 235p/kg +. No sows today.

 Porkers on fire to 241p from J Ball, Sandbach.

Cutting pigs topped at 242p from J&B Fentem, others from thew same home to 241p, 240p, 239p. Boars to 230p.
PF+PD Parsons topped at 240p, 239x2p. J Ball had pigs to 240p & 238p.

Baconers topped at 244p from S Bailey & Massie Farms to 244p, 243×2, 242×3 240p. J&B Fentem topped at 241p & 240p . MC&E Beattie topped at 240p x2, 239p x2.

 Heavies topped at 190p from A Lockett for a 114kg pig and 140kg pig to 189p.

Pig Averages.

Porkers (4);                  av 241.00p/kg or £174.12/head

Cutting Pigs (32);         av 235.49p/kg or £192.51/head

Bacon Pigs (71);           av 237.07p/kg or £225.91/head

Heavies (2);                 av.189.50p/kg or £293.67/head


Selling time – 11:30am

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

Dairies to £1740

Another mixed days trading reflecting the current uneasiness within the Dairy industry.

Stuart Greenall of Tonsley topped the day at £1740 for a 6g Shield Red Daughter with Friesian types to £1630.

Some nice sales coming over the forthcoming two weeks. See further details below.


Selling time 11:00am

Auctioneer – Robert Watkins (07929 946652)


Another solid entry selling on a better trade than anticipated, with strong bidding particularly on the best shaped Lambs.

Best Lambs to 310p/kg and best types generally 275p/kg and better.

Overall average at a solid 256p/kg or £107/head.

Top headage at £151.25

Sample prices;

292p    38kg    O Wardrobe, Horton

282p    38.5kg D Slaney, Freehay

283p    39.4kg SFG Clowes, Rudyard

281p    41.7kg JM&ADJ Hayes, Alstonfield

281p    43kg    DJ&P Smith, Rushton Spencer

288p    44.2kg S&J Reeves, Hope Valley

309p    44.4kg R & S Bailey, Cloudside

309p    44.4kg R & S Bailey, Cloudside

310p    45.2kg R & S Bailey, Cloudside

290p    45.5kg S&J Reeves, Hope Valley


A similar entry seeing a similar trade overall, but best Ewes slightly firmer on the week.

Best fed Ewes to £147/head and best Mules to £115/head. Strong horned Ewes around £60/head.

Overall average at £85.09, a reflection of the quality of the entry.

CALVES (111);

Selling time – 10:00am

Auctioneer – Oliver Hiles (07801 530899)

Exactly the same number forward as last week and the Blue Heifers a particularly good trade especially the best types.

Top call of the day £378 for a long shapely Simmental Bull, 32 days old from the Higginson Family at Mobberley.


Best sorts good to sell, the others a little easier.

1 Charolais to £345                   D&G Tudor

25 Blues av £190 to £332          JW Handford

4 Sims av £260 to £378             TD&DA Higginson

10 Lim av £263 to £352             KW Twemlow


The best, a very good trade.

2 Char to £245                         D & G Tudor

17 Blues av £199 to £295          RG&AS Williamson

10 Sim av £179 to £235            TD&DA Higginson

5 Lim av £136 to £240              NE Goodwin & Son


Smaller sorts harder to move and no Herefords forward.

10 Angus |Bulls to £210            FE Whittaker & Sons

13 Angus Heifers to £108         AW Gilman

2 Brown Swiss Bulls to£105     DR&A

3 Dairy Shorthorn to £67           RD Kite


Top price £77 and £68 with smaller types £34-£50 per head.



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**First Sale of the Season**

Catalogued Sale of Store & Breeding Sheep to Include Special Show & Sale of Shearlings

Sale to Commence 10am

Entries Close Friday 25th August



Dispersal of the 22 In-calf Heifers (Due Sept-Jan) & 50 Youngstock on behalf of the Sigley Partnership, Park House Farm, Consall, S-O-T. Herd Av: 10352 3.87%F
3.17%P cc108. By Mr Grey, Mambo, Luca & Santos



Sale of Store & Breeding Pigs – 10.30am

Sale of Store & Breeding Goats – 11am



On behalf of A C & Mrs M T Bentley, Ewelme Farm, Marsh Gibbon, Bicester, Bucks

256 HOLSTEINS NMR Recorded Herd

Comp 118 Cows & Heifers In-milk & In-calf, 52 In-calf Heifers & 86 Youngstock together with an Aberdeen Angus Stock Bull. Nominated Sires

Herd Average: 8680kg  4.17%F  3.27%P  cc125 Bulk Sample: 4.07%F  3.42%P  cc82

Young Herd Viz: 48 Hfrs, 35 2nd & 24 3rd & 4th Calvers, Cubicles & Herringbone


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