Market Report Tuesday 9th May

A busy sheep shed with 1235 forward and a superb trade throughout! Hoggs to 350p/kg and average of £142.20 a head! Lambs to 451p/kg and ewes to £234.

A sharp trade for barrens and more required each week seeing the best to 218p/kg and £1700.40.

Pigs were a flying trade, with 115 forward and the best over 200p/kg up to 220p/kg three times and £215 per head.

Dairies sold up to £2080 for heifers! Look out for next weeks Pedigree catalogue online.

Plenty of buyers looking for calves of all qualities seeing bulls to £365 and heifers to £300.

Selling time – 10:00am
Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)
A super trade for barrens with more required each week!! Top price of 218p/kg for a 780kg Limousin cow from EJ & DC kidd, Flash with a 605kg Beef Shorthorn at 203p/kg for G G Hall & Son who sold another 595kg Beef Shorthorn for 192p/kg.

A 710kg Limousin reaslied 200p/kg for Des Alcock, Elkstones and a 485kg British Blue cow sold for 194p/kg from A J Bayley, North Rode.

A 500kg Angus sold for 190p/kg from NG & P Sidebottom, Marple, and a 730kg Charolais sold for 178p/kg from MJ, C & P Reeves, Ipstones.

Friesians topped at 183p/kg for a 725kg cow from J W Brandrick & Son, Beamhurst.

Overall average of 172.85p/kg or £1047.76 per head.

Top headage price of £1700.40 and £1420 for Limousins, Friesians to £1326.75, Charolais’ to £1299.40, Beef Shorthorns to £1228.15.

PIGS (115);
Selling time – 9:15am
Auctioneer – Ed Groves (07964 510145)
Trade on FIRE for fats pigs topping at 220p/kg x3 averages above 200p/kg, top headage £215. Good to see a consistent show of pigs and the trade to match at Leek each week. 115 pigs sold today.
Fat Pigs
Porkers topped at 212p/kg for a 64 kg pigs from C Blackshaw, others from the same home to 206p/kg and 202p/kg.
Less cutters on offer today but nonetheless an excellent trade topping at 213p/kg twice from J&B Fentem for 85kg & 81kg pigs and 207p/kg for 81kg pigs. C Blackshaw saw 212p/kg for a 76kg pig.
Baconers were once again sort after, topping at 220p/kg x3 from Massie Farms, Stafford for 96kg pigs. Others from the same home to 219p/kg, 218p/kg, 217p/kg, 216p/kg & 215p/kg. B Minshull, Buxton saw 219p/kg for 93kg pigs and S Bailey, Knypersley had 87kg pigs to 216p/kg.
Heavies topped at 184p/kg for a 114kg pig from M R Banham, Bromsgrove. J&B Fentem saw 178p/kg for a 113kg pig.

One sow realised 56p/kg from RA Watson for a 306kg pig.

Pig Averages.
Porkers (3) av.206.67p/kg or £162.06/head
Cutting Pigs (12); av 211.93p/kg or £173.43/head
Bacon Pigs (95); av 203.97p/kg or £189.21/head
Heavy Pigs (3) av 171.20p/kg or £195.74/head
Cull Sows (1) av. 56.00p/kg or £171.36/head

Selling time – 11:30am
Auctioneers – Meg Elliott (07967 007049) & Mark Elliott (07973 673092)
A stylish heifer from John Stone of Onecote topped the day on Tuesday at £2080 with another heifer from the Darwin family of Oxspring, Sheffield close behind at £2020.

A great group of In-calf heifers also from the Darwins topped at £1700 with bulling heifers from the Shirts reaching £1180.

Strong entries already forward for next weeks pedigree sale which also includes a special entry of Shorthorns comprising Milkers, In-calf Heifers and Youngstock.

Selling time 11:00am
Auctioneer – Robert Watkins (07929 946652)
An increased entry was well absorbed by the line up of buyers with more numbers required each week.

Best lambs very well bid for, topping at 451p/kg for an excellent pen from Ron Darlington. Plenty of others at 400 – 425p bracket.

Commercial lambs generally 330 – 360p/kg.

Overall average at 375p/kg

Sample prices;
451p 38.5kg R Darlington, Beresford Dale
429p 39kg RG & AS Williamson, Wetley Rocks
426p 38.6kg RG & AS Williamson, Wetley Rocks
428p 41kg D Williams, Basford
420p IE, M & A Wilson, Hollington
415p 40.2kg C G Buckston, Sutton on the Hill
342p 48.5kg R E Harrison, Runcorn

HOGGETS (745) AVERAGE £142.20/HEAD!!
Numbers still coming forward and still an excellent trade for the best of which more could be sold each week.

Best hoggs at 350p/kg and top headage at a massive £230.82/head. Plenty of best at 320p plus and plenty of big hoggs at £180/head plus.

Overall average at 303p/kg or £142.20/head!!!

Sample prices;
334p 39kg I G Forrester, Trent Vale
328p 34.8kg M Jones, Rudyard
327p 38.8kg R Challinor, Dilhorne
350p 42kg M Jones, Rudyard
338p 42kg Grigg Farms Ltd, Rainow
326p 39.1kg H Hodgson, Whaley Bridge
324p 43.7kg P D Brittain-Cartlidge, Staden
322p 45kg I G Forrester, Trent Vale
334p 47.4kg P D Brittain-Cartlidge, Staden
330p 47kg P Storer, Reapsmoor
325p 49.8kg D Williams, Basford
345p 55.8kg FS & MJ Heath, Pipe Gate
345p 53kg FS & MJ Heath, Pipe Gate
340p 58.7kg FS & MJ Heath, Pipe Gate
327p 52.6kg D Williams, Basford
319p 56.1kg C W Shenton, Wilmslow

A seasonal entry met an exceptional trade through with best ewes regularly over £200 to a top of £234/head.

Best Suffolk ewes to £180, Charollais to £200 and Mules generally £110 – £125 for meated types.

Overall average at £129/head.

CALVES (107);
Selling time – 10:00am
Auctioneer – Oliver Hiles (07801 530899)
Strong numbers and a classic spring trade with vast numbers of buyers all jostling for position around the ring to secure calves.

47 Continental Bulls
Good numbers and trade throughout with the smaller calves looing exceptionally well sold once again. The best as always good to sell with a high of £365 for a Limousin from Andrew Townsend, Sudbury with the best end generally over £300.
34 Blues av £170 to £360 – Woodward Partners
5 Sims av £264 to £320 – RG & AS Williamson
7 Lims av £244 to £365 – W H Townsend & Son

38 Continental Heifers
Just like the bulls, really good to sell this week although more better calves needed for the demand. Best Charolais topped at £300 for Richard Moss, Yarlet with the best generally £230 plus. A big run of 40 Blue bulls and heifers look well sold but do a little to enhance the averages.
30 Blues av £145 to £275 – D W & P Hulme
4 Sims av £207 to £280 – RG & AS Williamson
3 Lims av £151 to £135 – W H Townsend & Son

32 Natives
Always well sold at Leek.
10 Hereford Bulls av £141 to £225 – H W Heath & Son
5 AA Bulls to £135 – Wheelton Farms
10 Hereford Heifers av £105 to £148 – K W Powell
7 AA Heifers to £90 – Woodward Partners

15 Black & White Bulls
Best Friesians to £135 and £98 for Ian Gregson with the majority better sold at £20 – £50.

7 Reared Calves
1 Hereford Bull (8mths) at £500
1 Friesian Steer (3mths) at £230
3x British Blue Heifers (10mth) at £260

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