Market Report Tuesday 2nd April

The Easter Tuesday sale seeing good entries and a fast trade throughout, especially in the Spring Lambs with a top price of 600p/kg, Hoggs reaching 453p/kg and cull Ewes a pleasing £210/head.

Calves sold well with a British Blue Bull reaching £488 and a British Blue Heifer to £314.

Flying trade for Pigs with fats topping at 246p/kg and Sows topping at £250.08/head.

Once again, a strong trade in the Barrens seeing a top price of 183p/kg reaching a top headage price of £1637.85 for a 895kg Holstein.

 

BARREN COWS (29)

Selling time – 10:00am

Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)

A decent entry for Easter Tuesday and trade very similar.

A top price of 183p/kg was achieved for an 895kg Holstein, from SJ Hooley of Macclesfield, to gross £1637.85.

Two more Cows from the same farm sold for 180p/kg and 179p/kg at weights of 690kg and 695kg with a 640kg Holstein, from PN Holdcroft, achieving 174p/kg.

A 730kg Holstein, from A & JE Goldstraw of Waterhouses, sold for 169p/kg with a 610kg, from BE Wain of Siddington, at 174p/kg.

 

 

PIGS (61);

Selling time – 9:15am

Auctioneer – Ed Groves (07964 510145)

A modest entry sold on a flying trade for all types, top price 246p for fats and 114p for sows.

 

Porkers topped at 234p from J&B Fentem who had others at 224p.

 

Cutters sold to 235p from S Bailey, J&B Fentem had a run at 226p, 225p, 224p, 223p x2.

 

Baconers sold to 246p from J&B Fentem who had others to 245p, x2, 244p, 243p. C Hine sold to 241p, and C Blackshaw sold to 240p.

 

Heavy pigs topped at 238p or £254.66 from C Hine who had others to 224p, 213p.

 

Sows topped at 114p or £250.08 from J&B Fentem.

 

Pig Averages.

Porkers (3);            av 230.22p/kg or £171.13/head

Cutting Pigs (13);    av 223.95p/kg or £183.80/head

Bacon Pigs (41);     av 224.07p/kg or £210.21/head

Heavy Pigs (7);       av 210.94p/kg or £233.30/head

Sow (1);                av; 114pp/kg or £250.08/head

 

DAIRIES (6)

Selling time – 11:30am

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

A reduced entry forward saw heifers top at £1800 from J Hill and cows at £1740 for a second calver from Steve Ryder. Next week we have the
Short Notice Herd Dispersal of 69 Head on Behalf of the Lea family of Over Peover (See Advert Below).

 

SHEEP SECTION

Selling time 11:00am

Auctioneer – Robert Watkins (07929 946652)

SPRING LAMBS (19)

A small entry saw an electric trade and orders not able to get started.

Best to 600p/kg for RG & AS Williamson and an overall average of 572p/kg. Top headage of £272/head and an average of £236/head.

 

Sample Prices:

550p    36.5kg IE M & A Wilson, Hollington

560p    40kg    IE M & A Wilson, Hollington

588p    41.5kg RG&AS Willimason, Wetley Rocks

600p    42.8kg RG&AS Willimason, Wetley Rocks

592p    46kg RG&AS Willimason, Wetley Rocks

 

HOGGETS (776)

A very fast trade, as expected, as the end of the festival approaches. Generally a poorer quality entry and less very best types forward.

Best Hoggets in extreme demand, regardless of weight, topping at 453p/kg and a top headage price of £244.76/head.

A lot of commercial quality sorts in the entry, which were well bid for at 370p-395p/kg. This type dominated the entry.

Overall average at 387p/kg or £171.60/head.

Sample Prices: –

428p    36.2kg JS Sheard, Congleton

425p    36.7kg J Ball, Cheddleton

435p    38.5kg J Belfield & R Deakin-Gallimore

431p    40kg    JM&ADJ Hayes, Alstonefield

432p    40kg    JB Rowliinson & Son, Gawsworth

440p    42.8kg J Belfield & R Deakin-Gallimore

440p    43kg    M Wright, Hartington

450p    45.3kg D Williams, Basford

432p    45.3kg A Edgecox, Onecote

442p    45.8kg FS&MJ Heath, Pipe Gate

453p    48.3kg FS&MJ Heath, Pipe Gate

408p    51.5kg GW Myatt & Partners, Endon

392p    54.3kg P&C Palfreyman, Bakewell

422p    58kg    GW Myatt & Partners, Endon

 

CULL EWES (268)

A mixed entry in terms of quality sold on a very strong trade.
Top price £210 for Texel ewes from J Beldfield & R Deakin-Gallimore, Tean.
Other strong Texels £190+. Top 20 pens all over £160.

 

Mules topped at £130

Plain mules generally £85-£95

Lean types generally £50-£70

 

Overall average £132.09

 

Tups topped at £190 from GJ Ruscoe, Goostrey and PJ Staden, Buxton also £190.

 

Overall average £161.00

 

CALVES (92)

Selling time – 10:00am

Auctioneer – Oliver Hiles (07801 530899)

Top of £488

A good entry for the Bank Holiday week and trade strong.

The very best to £488 and £430 but these were extremely smart types.

Ray Turner took top honours with a British Blue bull at 23 days with the Myatt
family of Gratton Lane, again a British Blue, at £430.

Heifer calves topped at £314 for the Hulme Family of Basford, yet again with a British Blue.

33 CONTINENTAL BULLS

18 Blues av £274 to £488          R Turner

7 Sims   av £242 to £365          SJ Hooley

8 Lims    av £229 to £360          F Yates

27 CONTINENTAL HEIFERS

12 Blues av £229 to £314          DW&P Hulme

6 Sims    av £229 to £286          RG&AS Williamson

9 Lims    av £169 to £245          FT Lemon & Son

21 NATIVES

In the Native breeds, strong demand and a smart Friesian Bull from Andrew Hulme topping the breed section at £204 at 39 days old.

All of the Aberdeen Angus and Hereford Calves saw spririted bidding.

7 Her Bulls       av £141 to £206 AR Jackson

4 Her Hfs          av £116 to £182 BE Wain

4 Angus Bulls   av £147 to £282 DG&JA Ball

6 Angus Hfs     av £114 to £148 G&B Thompson

11 B&W BULLS

Better Friesian Bulls over £118 with smaller sorts £22-£50.

 

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THIS TUESDAY 9TH APRIL 2024 11AM

On behalf of S W, J E & K A Lea, Foxwood Farm, Over Peover, Knutsford, Cheshire

68 FRIESIAN X, NORWEGIAN RED X & AYRSHIRES

Comp 48 Cows & Heifers In-milk & In-calf together with 20 In-calf Heifers. Cubicles & Herringbone. Lepto & BVD Vac & Johnes monitored. All by Genus Sires.

Herd Av 8358kg 4.81%F 3.38%P cc74

(Following the Usual Commercial Entry)

For Further Details & Catalogues Contact (01889) 562811 Ref: MEE

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SATURDAY 13TH APRIL

Sale of Store & Breeding Cattle

Entries Close Friday5th April

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SATURDAY 13TH APRIL

Fortnightly Sale of Ewes & Hoggs
with Lambs at Foot – Please advise of entries! Sale at 11am

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SATURDAY 13TH APRIL

Sale of Store & Breeding Pigs – 10.30am

Sale of Store & Breeding Goats – 11am

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SATURDAY 27TH APRIL

Sale of Store & Breeding Cattle

Entries Close Friday 19th April

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SATURDAY 27TH APRIL

Fortnightly Sale of Ewes & Hoggs with
Lambs at Foot – Please Advise of Entries! Sale at 11am

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