Market Report Tuesday 5th March

The first Tuesday Sale of March and the sun was shining. Good number of entries in the Calves with plenty of potential buyers around the ring, seeing Bulls top at £450 and Heifers to £320.

Trade was on Fire in the Sheep Section, once again seeing entries over the 1,300 mark, with a top of 420p/kg and a top headage price of £228.48.

More Barrens on offer this week with a top price of 195p/kg and a top headage price of £1530.

Mixed quality on offer in the Dairies, with milkers topping at £2080.



Selling time – 10:00am

Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)

More forward this week met with a pleasing trade, top call 195p for a 620kg Friesian cow from B Poyser of Onecote. Roston Farms saw 190p for a 660kg British  Blue cow and BP & JR Needham had a 770kg Holstein cow to 189p.

Top headage £1530 from a Nottingham vendor for a 860kg Holstein.
Others to £1459, £1479 & £1399.

Other top prices:

187p     Hereford         685kg   D&DC Green

184p    British Blue      710kg   B&BM Rowlinson

182p    Mont                580kg   SC.FE.JA Harvey

179p    Friesian            555kg   B&A Poyser

178p    Holstein           775kg   Nottingham Vendor

178p    Hereford          820kg   B&BM Rowlinson

177p    Holstein           755kg   GE Brookes



Young Bulls to 204p for a 505kg Friesian from D&EA Jefferey, Roston.

Heifers to 218p for a 495kg Aberdeen Angus from D&EA Jefferey, Roston. Others from the same home to 214p for a 435kg Friesian. KW&AM Minshull to 206p for a 545kg Black and White.


PIGS (63)

Selling time – 9:15am

Auctioneer – Ed Groves (07964 510145)

Well, what a difference one week makes. Less pigs on offer with only a 63 head forward. Top price for fats 221p. Sows topped 98p.

Cutters topped at 217p twice from JG Belfield, Sheen and 195p for boars. J&B Fentem topped 216p twice.

Baconers topped at 221p from C Hine with others to 207p. J&B Fentem to 214p, 212p. JA&B Minshull 209p. RT Wilson, Oldham sold pigs to 209p, 208p, 207p.

Heavies to 168p for R Watson, Chester.

Pig Averages.

Cutting Pigs (17); av 208.28p/kg or £167.60/head

Bacon Pigs (43);   av 199.36p/kg or £182.90/head

Heavies (2)          av 164.05p/kg or £189.48/head

Sows (1)              av   98.00p/kg or £266.56/head



Selling time – 11:30am

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



A mixed quality bought a mixed trade yesterday highlighting the fickleness of the dairy trade as a whole on a week-by-week basis.

Topping the day was a sweet heifer from Andrew Mills of Ratcliffe on Wreake at £2080 with another from David Brailsford of Chesterfield reaching £1940.

Entries are now being taken for the pedigree sale in a fortnight. Contact Anna Wildgoose on 07532 237232.



Selling time 11:00am

Auctioneer – Robert Watkins (07929 946652)

HOGGETS (1116)


Numbers similar to last week. Trade moved up another gear this week. Top price 420p/kg for 44kg hoggs from D Machin, Rudyard. A pleasing nine pens over the 400p mark. Top Headage £228.48 From H White, Snelston for 68kg hoggs.

A very pleasing overall average of 351.37p/kg or £151.35/head.

Sample Prices: –

354p    30kg     DB Goldstraw, Meerbrook

348p    30kg     LE Shaw, Sturston

362p    37kg     TR Lomas, North Rode

358p    39kg     M Wright, Hartington

402p    42kg     J&JA Venables, Macclesfield

408p    43kg     J Wright, Hartington

410p    43kg     A Williams, Basford

420p    44kg     D Machin, Rudyard

400p    46kg     R Machin, Rudyard

410p    48kg     A Willaims, Basford

400p    50kg     FS&MJ Heath, Pipe Gate

370p    53kg     W Prime, Sudbury

390p    55kg     FS&MJ Heath, Pipe Gate

380p    55kg     A Willaims, Basford



Less numbers forward on the week but more quality on offer. Top call £232 for texel ewes, from AJ & ME Minhsull Tean. SE Buxton saw £228 and D Willaims £200. Top 20
pens over £170. Mules to £132. Plainer ewes £70-£90.

Overall Average £134.79

Rams topped at £182 from the Brunts, wincle

Average £137.22


CALVES (142)

Selling time – 10:00am

Auctioneer – Oliver Hiles (07801 530899)

Good numbers again with a few extra Spring calving men showing calves.


All shapes and sizes represented although a good lot of smaller sorts on offer. Top price today was £450 for a strong 12-week-old British Blue from Ellis Farming
of Thurvaston, with fresh sorts to £395 for Messrs Twemlow of Swinscoe. Best sorts generally over £320, mediums £250+ and smaller and younger Bulls under

19 Blues av £241 to £450          Ellis Farming

6 Sims    av £288 to £345          H&E Bailey & Ptr

10 Lims  av £265 to £395          KW Twemlow & Co


Good to sell but only a few best calves on offer today. A strong British Blue, from Foker Grange, topped at £320 with a fresh Limousin at £295 for Messrs Evanson.
Best £200+, Mediums £150-£200 and smaller sorts either side of £100.

17 Blues av. £135 to £320         Foker Grange Farm

6 Sims  av   £190 to £ 245        RJ Clowes & Sons

12 Lims av   £113 to £295         TM Evanson


Solid money today with the natives very much in demand.

11 Here Bulls av £169 to £300  AR Jackson

3 Here Heif    av £147 to £300   AR Jackson

21 Ang Bulls  av £133 to £335  S&J Ryder

8 Ang Heif     av £87   to £160   OR Prince & Ptrs

2 Linc Heif    av £115 to £140   Birch Bros


Strong money as we have come to expect with the majority £40-£80 today.


British Blue Heifers looked well sold today and made £550 at 10 months.



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