Market Report Tuesday 9th January

A very cold Tuesday Market but plenty of buyers braving the weather.

An excellent show of Sheep today with over a thousand head in total, seeing a top price of 320p/kg.

Smaller number of Barren Cattle on offer but seeing a sharp trade, with a top price of 160p/kg for a Holstein Cow.

Another good entry of Pigs, with 158 on offer and a top price of 206p.

141 Calves selling on a strong trade throughout, seeing a top price of £495 for a Limousin Bull.

A good entry of Dairies, including two Blue Albion Heifer Calves, topping at £205, at only three weeks old.


Selling time – 10:00am

Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)

A small entry but a sharper trade with a good company of buyers around the ring.

Top price of the day was 160p/kg paid for an 835kg Holstein Cow for WG & J Clark to gross £1336.

A 675kg Holstein, from GE Brookes & Partners, exchanged hands for 152p/kg with a 755kg Friesian, from RG & AS Williamson selling at 150p/kg.

Other top prices: –

670p/kg Brown Swiss   S Bailey                 147p/kg

795kg Holstein             GE Brookes           144p/kg

725kg Holstein             GW & MA Hicklin 143p/kg

765kg Holstein             PR Lawley             140p/kg

Top headage price was £1336 with others £1144.80 and £1132.50.


An entry, mainly of Young Bulls, for which there was strong competition with vendors being well pleased.

Top price was 246p/kg for a 530kg Bull, to gross £1303.80.

A 560kg Friesian Bull, from JE Archer & Sons, sold for 240p/kg to gross £1344 and a 495kg Bull, from the same vendor, selling for 231p/kg with a 555kg Bull at 218p/kg to gross £1209.90.

A 610kg Holstein Heifer, from R Tomkinson & Son, exchanged hands for 180p/kg.

PIGS (158);

Selling time – 9:15am

Auctioneer – Ed Groves (07964 510145)

Another bumper entry of Pigs with 158 head forward.

Trade, on the whole, slightly less than previous weeks, in line with other outlets nationally. Top price 206p, distinct difference between Boars and Gilts today, with Gilts generally a 10p premium.

Porkers topped at 182p from J&B Fentem.

Cutting Pigs sold to 200p, from J&B Fentem, who sold others to 199p, 185p, 180p x 2. S Bailey sold Boars to 178p, and RA Hughes had Boars to 178p.

Bacon Pigs sold to 206p x 2 from Massie Farms, who sold others to 205p x 3, 204p x 5 and 200p. JG Belfield sold Pigs to 200p and 198p. B Palfreyman sold to 198p.

More heavy pigs about, top price 160p for 115kg pigs from MR Banham, who sold others to 159p and 151p.

JG Belfield sold pigs to 156p and 152p for 118kg pigs.

Pig Averages.

Porkers (1)            to. 182.00p/kg or £125.58/head

Cutting Pigs (22); av 182.41p/kg or £146.51/head

Bacon Pigs (114); av 190.72p/kg or £177.44/head

Heavy Pigs (21)    av 128.69p/kg or £155.16/head


Selling time – 11:30am

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

25 Dairy Cattle including two Dairy Heifer Calves.

A good entry for a January Tuesday but quality very mixed.

Two smart Blue Albion Heifer Calves started the day for Richard Toon to a top of £205 at three weeks of age.

No milky strong cows this week with second type Heifers around the £1400 mark.

An entry of Flekvieh Heifers, from Derbyshire vendor A D Thompson, topped at £1440 with Montbeliarde to £1370.

Friesian type Heifers, from Leicestershire vendors the Kirby Family, to £1320.

Next week is the first Pedigree Dairy Sale for 2024

Catalogues available shortly.

Herd Sale – Tuesday 23rd January

Approx 150 Head, Cubicle Housed

Details to follow shortly.


Selling time 11:00am

Auctioneer – Robert Watkins (07929 946652)


A good seasonal entry, selling on a fast trade, being better than anticipated. A more mixed show of quality overall but all sorts well bid for.

Best quality Lambs a good trade regardless of weight. Best heavy weight Lambs grossing at £162.80 and a number of pens at £150+.

Overall average, a very pleasing 281p/kg.

More Hogget’s could have been sold to the vendor’s advantage!

Sample Prices: –

270p    30kg    WA Boddy, Glossop

304p    38.3kg D Machin, Rudyard

308p    39kg    JB Wright, Hartington

304p    39.5kg CP Brocklehurst, North Rode

310p    40kg    CE Smith, Longford

312p    42.3kg J Gilman & Partners, Macclesfield

320p    42.7kg D Machin, Rudyard

317p    44.6kg EA Sessions & Sons, Dalbury Lees

320p    44.8kg R&S Bailey, Macclesfield

312p    45.8kg S&J Reeves, Hope Valley

317p    46.8kg EA Sessions & Sons, Dalbury Lees

300p    47kg    H Hodgkinson & Sons, Earl Sterndale

292p    51.6kg H Hodgkinson & Sons, Earl Sterndale

280p    53kg    CM Wint, Stoke on Trent

280p    54.5kg EA Sessions & Sons, Dalbury Lees

296p    55kg    H Hodgkinson & Sons, Earl Sterndale


A monster entry, selling on a solid trade, topping at £196 for Texel Rams and £170 for Ewes.

Best heavy Ewes generally £130+ and better Mules £80-£95.

Overall average at £98/head.

CALVES (141)

Selling time – 10:00am

Auctioneer – Oliver Hiles (07801 530899)       

A good start to the New Year with 141 Calves penned and sold with the general quality not at it’s best but trade strong throughout.


Trade good throughout with the best in the high £300’s but plenty of smaller sorts about. A suckler bred Limousin Steer (36 days) topped at £490 with Limousin X at
£398. Twelve best over £310, medium £180-£250 with a few smaller or plainer bred calves under £150.

25 Blues av. £248-£395    DW&P Hulme

                            £395     GV Matkin

4 Sims   av  £151-£200    RJ Clowes & Sons,

11 Lims  av  £253-£490    K Goldstraw


Just the same story as the Bulls. Quality thin on the ground but well rewarded if well presented. Best Heifers north of £230 and a high of £275 for a smart black Limousin from Messrs Higginson, Mobberley. Medium Heifers £150-£200 with smallest sorts under £100.

18 Blues av. £170-£250      A&JE Goldstraw

12 Lim    av  £176-£275    TD&DA Higginson

3 Blues    av £181-£190     BE Wain


Always well sold in Leek with good buying support.

20 Angus Bulls to £192             FR&VA Sims

6 Here Bulls     to £270           BE Wain

9 Here Heifs     to £185           C Heath & Sons

9 Angus Heifs  to £92             Grassland Family


Flekvieh to £212, Shorthorn to £89, Friesians to £232 and Holsteins to £112. Smaller Calves dearer and generally £30 to £50.




Catalogued Sale of 3,300 Store & Breeding Sheep Including In-Lamb Breeding Sheep MV and Non MV Sections.

Catalogue Now Available   

Also, Derbyshire Diamond Texel In-Lamb Show & Sale.



Store & Breeding Cattle Sale

Closing Date for Entries Friday 12th January




Due to ill health. Genuine sale of the Entire Milking Herd (approx. 140 Head) on behalf of G A Waller, Mount Farm, Bollington, Macclesfield, Cheshire.

Cubicles & Herringbone, Entirely Homebred. Bulk Sample 4.45%F3.28%P cc117. Genus Sires. Plenty of fresh milk.
Catalogue out shortly.

Contact Meg Elliott for further details.



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