Livestock & Dairy

Dairy & Pedigree Sales

Cattle sales take place at both of our markets sites but we also offer dairy dispersal and monthly pedigree sales at Leek too.

Thursday 1st July 2021

A huge crowd of Holstein breeders and enthusiasts from across the UK and Ireland travelled to Fernydale Farm for the Final Dispersal Sale of the Sterndale & Peak Holstein herd.  Owned by Bill Nadin & Yasmin Bradbury who over the years have built up a reputation for breeding excellence based on a solid foundation of prolific cow families with generations of high scoring Excellent cows.

The trade topped at 21,000gns for an outstanding Excellent cow with the overall average for 197 Holsteins coming to £3437 with 23 animals selling for £5,000 or more.  Demand for embryos was strong, they topped at 1,250gns to average £961. Full Report available here https://www.bagshaws.com/reports/sterndale-peak-final-dispersal-sale/

Sterndale & Peak Dispersal Sale

200 Head Holsteins

With Harrison & Hetherington

Fernydale Farm, Earl Sterndale, Buxton, Derbyshire

Dairy dispersals

Husband and wife team Mark and Meg Elliott are well known for their uniquely “hands on” approach both in markets and especially at on-site farm sales.  Rostrum duties are shared but with their team, they also undertake all of the necessary sale preparations including cataloguing, building of the sale ring, all paperwork and the numbering and penning of cattle. This very practical approach ensures as far as possible the smooth running of the sale, and hopefully in turn, minimises the pressure for the client on a day which is often quite emotional.

Aside from their commitment to provide a great service, the biggest advantage they have over their competitors is access to two major markets which can accommodate herd dispersal sales when an on-site sale is not suitable. This allows them to tailor all instructions to clients’ needs and also gives the team a hugely effective “shop window” in which to promote the sales using both Bakewell and Leek sales centres.

Weekly Dairy Sales

Weekly Dairy Sales take place at Leek every Tuesday at 11am with monthly Pedigree Sales every third Thursday in the month, with no entry fee charged for this full catalogued and advertised sale. In addition, the market has capacity to host small herd dispersals, and special entries of all classes of dairy including youngstock on existing market days, making the most of an existing crowd as well as single day dispersals.

Monthly Pedigree Dairy Sales

These events are fully catalogued, with hard copies sent on an extensive mailing list as well as to vendors.  This ensures that we attract the maximum number of both vendors and purchasers.  It is also worthy of note that no entry fee is charged for this. In 2019 Leek Auctions were pleased to be asked to host the Shorthorn Society Show & Sale and this has now become a permanent arrangement with two sales set for the spring and autumn of 2020.

“Meg demonstrates all that is best about the industry, combining sound business acumen with the passion to get best results for both buyers and sellers alike.”