Market Report Tuesday 6th June

A busy sale for the beginning of June with 1357 sheep, 233 and 119 pigs forward. Twice the number of Lambs this week as the season starts to take hold with prices well inline with other outlet seeing the best to 380p and £176.90. Still good numbers of hoggs about with the best to 316p/kg and £198.66. Cull ewes in good demand topping at £191.

Demand for fat pigs goes from strength to strength with some excellent prices achieved with the best to 234p/kg.

Barren cattle continue to sell on a strong trade, with the best today to 213p/kg and £1545.60 a head.

Dairies sold on a mixed trade seeing a fourth calver to £2000 and heifers to £1940.

Calves are on fire yet again, and more buyers appearing each week! The best bull calves to £440 and heifers to £330.

Selling time – 10:00am
Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)
A similar entry selling on a good trade, with a 670kg Beef Shorthorn topping to day at 213p/kg from N A Bonsall, Stanshope, with a 630kg Beef Shorthorn realising 193p/kg from G G Hall & Son, Croxden and Limousin’s to 193p/kg for a 585kg cow from H G Nutter, Grindon.

Other top prices;
189p 725kg Holstein – W E Turnock & Sons, Onecote
188p 695kg Hereford – N A Bonsall, Stanshope
188p 720kg Angus – D & A Stonier, Eaton
188p 640kg Limousin – H G Nutter, Grindon
184p 840kg Holstein – D & J Moseley Ltd, Caverswall
178p 825kg Hereford – N A Bonsall, Stanshope

Overall average of 172.36p/kg or £1137.45 per head.

Top headage price of £1545.60 for Holsteins with Herefords to £1468.50, Shorthorns to £1427.10 and Angus’ to £1353.60.

A OTM Beef Shorthorn steer weighing 740kg sold for 217p/kg from N A Bonsall to realise £1605.80.

PIGS (119);
Selling time – 9:15am
Auctioneer – Ed Groves (07964 510145)
Trade remains on fire once again and long may it continue. Fats averaged over 200p/kg for all sections, topping at 234p/kg for the best gilts, boars to 220p/kg . Sows dearer on the week topping at 98p/kg.

Just the one 73kg porker achieved 229p/kg from J&B Fentem, Allsop en-le Dale.

Cutting pigs topped at 230p/kg from J&B Fentem for 77kg pigs others from the same home to 229p, 228×3, 219, 217 & 215. 83kg pigs from N Turner, Kidderminster topped at 228p/kg. Boars to 216p/kg.

Baconers topped at 234p/kg from R Watson, Frosham for a 92kg pig. Massie Farms, Stafford topped at 233p/kg x2 for 90kg & 93kg pigs, others from the same home to 231p/kg, 230p/kg x3. JA &B Minhsull, Buxton had a pair of 97kg gilts to 230p/kg. Boars to 220p/kg. A few plainer pig on offer are reflected in the averages, Those best pigs 228p/kg+.

Hevaies were a more boyant trade with 110kg pigs to 216p/kg from D Goldstraw, Meerbrook.

Sow trade had an uplift topping at 98p/kg for a 192kg sow from S Bailey, Kypersely. R Rowlinson, Ramshorn had a 268kg sow to 98p/kg.

Pig Averages.
Porkers (1); av 229.00p/kg or £167.17/head
Cutting Pigs (35); av 221.79p/kg or £178.57head
Bacon Pigs (71); av 202.16p/kg or £187.07/head
Heavy Pigs (5); av 208.43p/kg or £224.69/head
Cull Sows (4); av 93.87p/kg or £245.71 /head.

Don’t forget its store and breeding pigs on Saturday with a strong entry lined up.

Selling time – 11:30am
Auctioneers – Meg Elliott (07967 007049) & Mark Elliott (07973 673092)
Another week of a bouncy trade where yet again more numbers are needed to satisfy demand.

All classes were keenly sought after with cows topping at £2000 for a second calver from Messrs Darwin of Oxspring. Close behind at £1930 for a 40kg fourth calver from the Needham family of Rushton who topped the heifers at £1940.

Young calves topped at £310 for a Dairy Shorthorn x with bullers topping at £900 also for a Shorthorn.

Selling time 11:00am
Auctioneer – Robert Watkins (07929 946652)
The biggest entry so far this year saw trade less than the previous but comparing well to other markets on the same day. The overall average still at 333p/kg or £137.30/head.

Best lambs well bid for at 380p/kg and the best generally 360p and better. Best heavies grossing £176.90.

Sample prices;
380p 38.5kg IE, M & A Wilson, Hollington
370p 38kg G G Burton, Repton
369p 42kg E A Sessions & Sons, Dalbury Lees
368p 40kg RG & AS Williamson, Wetley Rocks
361p 43.2kg J L Morris, Cresswell
360p 39.6kg J & GJ Fryer, Horton
348p 47.5kg M Turner, Grindon
342p 50kg M Turner, Grindon
338p 49kg A D Williams, Basford
335p 52kg IE, M & A Wilson, Hollington

HOGGETS (339);
An excellent entry for this stage in the season saw a solid trade. Best at 316p/kg and top headage price of £198.66.

Sample prices;
294p 34.4kg R Challinor, Dilhorne
391p 34.7kg S J Pace & Co, Congleton
307p 42kg A M Bailey, Sutton
302p 42.6kg C P Brocklehurst & Son, North Rode
300p 44.5kg J Fernyhough, Swythamley
316p 45.7kg D Williams, Basford
313p 51.8kg J Burgess, Rushton Spencer
304p 57kg R J S Sherratt, Meerbrook

Another strong entry with best to £191/head from Ashley Williams with heavy ewes generally £160 plus, best Mules to £128 and very good horned ewes at £80.

Overall average at £106.71.

CALVES (162);
Selling time – 10:00am
Auctioneer – Oliver Hiles (07801 530899)
Trade remains on fire with more buyers arriving and looking for calves.

46 Continental Bulls
The best dear but all calves look well sold at present with some medium bulls looking miles better sold than they were in February/March. 4 good bulls topped £400 from four different vendors with two at £440 for Blues from Andrew Hulme and Simmentals from Alan Williamson. Peter Gilman has £425 and £400 for John Goldstraw, both with Blues. 12 best topped £350. Mediums generally £250 – £320 with a few smalls under £200.
34 Blues av £291 to £440 – DW & P Hulme
3 Sims av £343 to £440 – RG & AS Williamson
9 Lims av £234 to £395 – DR & A Shuker & Sons

40 Continental Heifers
Same story as the bulls with an extra buyers or two after the best. 4 best over £300 with Rob Lawley at £330; Peter Gilman at £320 and Andrew Hulme also at £320. 11 Best topped £250, mediums £190 – £220 with a few smaller calves under £150.
22 Blues av £213 to £330 – P R Lawley
4 Sims av £256 to £310 – DG & JA Ball
14 Lims av £146 to £220 – DG & JA Ball

40 Natives
Very dear at present.
13 Hereford Bulls av £173 to £370 – S J Hooley
11 Angus Bulls av £95 to £270 – DR & A Shuker
1 Hereford Heifer to £105 – C Heath & Sons
14 Angus Heifers av £111 to £235 – F&N Brunt & Sons

22 Black & White Bulls
Dearer than we have seen for some time with the processing job taking a big lift.

14 Reared Calves
British Blue Bulls (x2) 5-6mths – £535
Holstein Bull (x2) 6mths – £350
British Blue Heifer 6mths – £490
Friesian Steers (x2) 6-12mths – £400

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Entries Close Friday 2nd June
Sale of Store & Breeding Pigs – 10.30am
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