Market Report Tuesday 5th September

A very warm Tuesday in Leek today saw a good trade for all with a bumper entry of Lambs on offer with a top price of 308p/kg

Barrens once again in short supply but seeing a firm trade with a good number of buyers forward, achieving a top price of 164p/kg  for a Hereford Cow.

163 Pigs on offer today seeing a strong trade throughout, Fats topped at 239p/kg for MC & E Beattie.

108 Dairies saw a good trade for the quality on offer, a special entry of In-Calf Heifers from the Sigley Family of Consall topped at £1960.

118 Calves with some very good calves on offer which led to a cracking trade throughout.

BARREN COWS (17); Selling time – 10:00am

Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)

Barrens are in short supply with trade continuing to be firm with a good number of buyers.

Top price was 164p/kg for a non-Farm Assured.Hereford cow weighing 755kg from Hambleton Bros of Stoke-on-Trent.

A Holstein cow weighing 730kg from Messrs Maydew of Consall sold for 159p/kg.

Other top prices:-

158p/kg for a 715kg Hereford    Hambleton Bros.

158p/kg for a 765kg Hereford   Hambleton Bros.

157p/kg for a 655kg Holstein    Foker Grange Farm

150p/kg for a 720kg Holstien    Messrs Maydew

Top Headage price was £1238.20 for a Hereford from Hambleton Bros. with Holsteins up to £1160.70

Overall average was 136.3p/kg.


A small entry but plenty of demand for those on offer.

Top price was 224p/kg for a 590kg Limousin Steer from TJ Partington of Burton-on-Trent with a £570kg Aberdeen Angus Heifer from the same vendor achieving 216p/kg.

A 725kg British Blue Steer from PJ & J Tomlinson of Burton-on-Trent achieved 199p/kg with a 490kg Norwegian Red Heifer for HJ Whitfield being well sold at 180p/kg.

Top Headage price was £1442.75 for the British Blue Steer and £1321.60 for the Limousin Steer.

PIGS (163);

Selling time – 9:15am

Auctioneer – Ed Groves (07964 510145)

A bumper entry of 163 pigs saw a strong trade throughout. Fats topped at 239p/kg, more sows today topped at 120p.

Porkers topped at 222p from R Brough. RA Hughes topped at 210p. a few plainer coloured sorts to 100p.

Cutting pigs to 234p from J&B Fentem, others from the same home to 233p, 231p and 229p. R A Hughes to 228p.

Baconers topped at 239p from MC&E Beattie who had others to 238p x3. Massie Farms, 234p x3, 233p x2, JG Belfield had pigs o 234p.

Heavies topped at 216p from MC&E Beattie. R Rowlinson topped at 215p. Plainer sorts 125-175p.

Sows topped at 120p from R Rowlinson. Leaner sorts to 87p, 85p and 80p.

Pig Averages.

Porkers (10);                av 173.06p/kg or £117.33/head

Cutting Pigs (38);         av 212.29p/kg or £173.07/head

Bacon Pigs (100);         av 226.09p/kg or £213.70/head

Heavies (9);                 av.156.64p/kg or £187.79/head

Sow(6);                        av.  87.03p/kg or £203.65/head

DAIRIES (108);

Selling time – 11:30am

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

 TOP OF £1960

 A good trade for the quality forward saw the best commercial milkers to £1920 for a fresh heifer giving 29kg from the Broadley family of New Haven. Close behind at £1900 was another heifer from Messrs Bennett.

Cows topped at £1900 for a second calver from the Gregory family of Drointon.

The special entry of In-calf heifers and youngstock from the Sigley family of Consall topped at £1960 for an Haste daughter due in September with others to £1880 and £1800. Bulling heifers topped at £910.

Next week we have the Herd Dispersal on behalf of the Bentely family of Marsh Gibbon, Bicester. True Holstein Friesians with a summer calving bias so plenty of fresh milk.


Selling time 11:00am

Auctioneer – Robert Watkins (07929 946652)

LAMBS (1186);

 A bumper entry seeing a 100% clearance and stronger trade than expected, with new traders operating, ensuring competitive bidding throughout.

Best types still well bid for to 308p/kg and better types generally 270-290p/kg. Best big Lambs grossing up well to top at £142/head and
average for heavy Lambs at £124/head.

Commercial Lambs generally 240-250p/kg and looking well sold compared to other outlets.

Overall average at 255p/kg, 257p SQQ and average of £109.20/head, up £2 per head on last week.

Sample prices;

280p    33kg    NA Bonsall, Stanshope

280p    38.5kg A Shaw, Ashbourne

290p    39kg    JR Kirkham, Buxton

281p JF Kirkham,  Buxton

291p    39.3kg A Shaw, Ashbourne

281p    41.4kg FJ Gould, Longnor

296p    41.6kg J Gilman & Partners, Bosley

308p    43kg    R & S Bailey, Cloudside

306p    44kg    R & S Bailey, Cloudside

280p    46kg    GT Rowlinson, Denstone

276p    46kg    PJ Harrison, Priestcliffe

280p    46.5kg JM Robinson, Swythamley

285p    48kg    TW&EJ Gratton, King Sterndale


Again, a strong entry seeing a firmer trade on the week, with probably a poorer show overall.

Best Texels to £196/head for DAJ Burton of Ipstones Edge and the best 10 pens, all £155 plus.

Best Mules to £115/head.

Overall average of £91.33/head.

Thank you to vendors and buyers for your continued support!

CALVES (118);

Selling time – 10:00am

Auctioneer – Oliver Hiles (07801 530899)

Similar numbers and some very good Calves today with a couple of extra buyers at ringside which led to a cracking good trade throughout.


Solid money today with returning buyers looking for all qualities and needing numbers. 12 best topped £320 and topped at £390 for a British Blue for Andrew Hulme of
Basford who had another at £370.Medium Bulls £250-£300 with some good younger calves looking well sold at £150-£200 and just a few plain sorts under £150.

32 Blues av £225 to £390          DW&P Hulme

4 Sims av £252 to £335             H&E Bailey

11 Lim av £256 to £372             NG JMH& H Mellor


Not quite as strong as the Bulls but still customers for all with some going home empty handed. A lovely Blue Heifer from Graham Turnock topped the girls at £320
with the better sorts generally £200-£280 but a lot of smaller, younger or plainer sorts under £100.

19 Blues av £120 to £320          WE Turnock & Sons

4 Sim av £148 to £245              H&E Bailey

2 Lim av £243 to £272              JP & SR Slack

1 INRA            £220                J Hughes


Very dear today with a new man wanting males.

7 Here Bulls av £135 to £155    Foker Grange Farm

12 Angus Bulls av £159 to £245 PE Holmes & Son

3 Here Heifers av £138 to £165 DI Ball & Son

9 Angus Heifers av £96  to £140 WE Turnock & Sons


Almost a rare breed these days with the best to £80 for Ian Gregson, Hanbury.


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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



Catalogued Sale of Store & Breeding Sheep to Include Special Show & Sale of Breeding Ewe Lambs

Sale to Commence 10am

Entries Close Friday 8th September







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