Leek Market for Tuesday 25th June 2019

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A busier sale today with a buoyant trade seen in the dairy ring with a nice entry forward selling to £1920.

A rise in lamb numbers today saw a nice trade for the stock on offer. Top price of 236p/kg and averaged 201p/kg. Cull ewes to £122 and ewes with lambs to £198.

Still a good trade for barren cattle, with a top of 136p/kg for a Limousin cow and young bulls to 169p/kg. Please keep more numbers coming forward!

Pigs selling on a good trade again this week with top prices of 138p/kg and £147.66/head!!

Calves were a little easier today with similar numbers to last week, topping at £372 for Limousin bull calves.

BARREN COWS (36);

Selling time – 10:00am

Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)

A decent show of cattle this week with trade being slightly back on the week but a new buyer operating today created spirited bidding.

Top of 136p/kg for a 550kg Limousin from RF & JP Critchlow, Hartington who also sold a 500kg Limousin at 130p/kg.

Herefords sold to 126p/kg for a 610kg cow from EM & CP Naden, Cheddleton who sold a 710kg Hereford at 124p/kg.

Top prices include;

123p 790kg Holstein - J Hughes, Cheddleton

122p 845kg Holstein - DG & JA Ball, Fulford

121p 620kg Simmental - R M Simcock, Rainow

120p 545kg Belted Galloway - F D Horsford, Croxden

119p 705kg Montbeliarde - FA & TM Cotton, Tean

118p 605kg Montbeliarde - FA & TM Cotton, Tean

115p 805kg Holstein - DG & JA Ball, Fulford

114p 755kg Limousin - R & P Organic, Moddershall

114p 610kg Holstein - W Bradbury & Partners

Overall average of 101.88p/kg or £627.26 per head.

Top headage price of £1030.90 for an 845kg Holstein from DG & JA Ball with other Holsteins to £971.70 and £925.75.

CLEAN CATTLE;

Selling time – 10:45am approx.

Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)

A smaller entry and no show stopping sorts today. Top price of 169p/kg for a 545kg Friesian bull from J E Archer & Sons who also sold another 575kg bull at 164p/kg.

Top headage price of £943 and £921.05.

DAIRIES;

Selling time – 11:00am

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

A buoyant trade for milkers on Tuesday saw numerous £1800 plus with more needed to satisfy demand.

Topping the day at £1920 was a very milky 2nd calver from David Swinson of Rushton. Giving 40kg she went to John Moss.

Hot in pursuit at £1890 was a 26kg heifer from Derek Davenport of Brereton, Sandbach. She went to Andrew Hulme of Basford.

Andrew & Marcus Callwood of Knutsford had a sweet heifer to £1860.

Next week we have the herd dispersal of 256 Holsteins on behalf of the Challans family. Take a look at the catalogue online at https://www.bagshaws.com/event/dairy-dispersal-2nd-july-2019

PIGS (98);

Selling time – 9:15am

Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)

Pig trade similar to last week, but prices keeping well in line with other outlets.

Cutting pigs topped at 133p/kg for a trio of 80kg pigs from PF & PD Parsons, with another pen of three at 130p/kg from J & B Fentem & Sons. Philip Nadin so two 77kg pigs at 130p/kg.

Bacon pigs sold to 138p/kg for a pair of 98kg pigs from MC & EA Beattie who also sold a single 95kg pigs at 137p/kg. J W Bailey sold a pair of 88kg pigs at 134p/kg.

Heavy pigs sold to 138p/kg for 107kg pigs from MC & EA Beattie, with a trio of 105kg pigs at 132p/kg from Bernard Minshull who also sold three 105kg pigs at 121p/kg.

Some better quality sows about this week topping at 73p/kg for a 292kg sow from Chris Hine, with a 243kg sow at 70p/kg from MC & EA Beattie and a 200kg gilt at 69p/kg from Marsden & Paddock.

One pen of 7 weaners sold at £32 from S Harper, Onecote.

Averages;

Cutting Pigs (30) av 120.09p/kg or £97.27/head

Bacon Pigs (40) av 119.63p/kg or £111.64/head

Heavy Pigs (14) av 121.96p/kg or £129.28/head

Cull Sows (7) av 58.99p/kg or £153.96/head

SHEEP SECTION;

Selling time 11:00am

Auctioneer – Robert Watkins (07929 946652)

SPRING LAMBS (417);

Trade a touch easier this week, mainly down to more numbers coming forward nationally, but good to see more numbers about and plenty of buyers in action.

Top of 236p/kg for 40.7kg lambs from Rob & Andy Williamson, Wetley Rock. The whole entry averaged 201p/kg!

Sample prices;

232p 38.3kg M Lancaster, Congleton

231p 38.4kg S L Seabridge, Stone

230p 38.4kg RWM & PM Barnett, Twemlow Green

230p 34kg M Lancaster, Congleton

236p 40.7kg RG & AS Williamson, Wetley Rocks

235p 42.7kg RG & AS Williamson, Wetley Rocks

227p 40kg Archer & Bartram, Willington

216p 43kg R Tomkinson & Son, Butterton

218p 39.1kg R A Day, Cheddleton

CULL SHEEP (125);

A similar story to last week with ewes being a good trade. Texel ewes at £122 from M Lancaster, Congleton and others at £108 from C Fox, Barthomley.

Overall average of £66.45.

STORE SHEEP (122);

An excellent trade again for ewes with lambs with 2 and 3 shear ewes with doubles at £198, £196, £184, £182 and £180 from Miss J Belfield, Macc Forest. Mule hogs with single lambs at £152 and £150.

CALVES (142);

Selling time – 10:00am

Auctioneer – Oliver Hiles (07801 530899)

A slightly easier trade than last week with keenest bidding for Blue bulls.

42 Continental Bulls av £223

Selling to a top price of £372 for a smart Limousin from Sewell Farmers with Blues to £316 from S Wainwright. Medium calves met a keener trade than the rest.

16 Blues av £228 to £316 - S Wainwright

12 Sims av £190 to £300 - S & M Huxley & Son

12 Lims av £251 to £372 - Sewell Farmers

2 Char av £296 to £301 - DG & JA Ball

40 Continental Heifers

If anything more buyers than for bulls producing a top price of £250 for Blues from T Higginson with both Simmental and Limousins to a top of £228 from Sewell Farmers and S & M Huxley, Talke.

17 Blues av £183 to £250

10 Sims av £145 to £228

12 Lims av £161 to £228

1 Char to £156

33 Natives

9 Hereford Bulls av £160 to £220 - P J Taylor

9 Angus Bulls av £135 to £200 - V Sims

4 Hereford Heifers av £125 to £156 - J Brookes

9 Angus Heifers av £105 to £132 - V Sims

22 Black & White Bulls

Top of £155 to average £67. Main all for processing.

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TUESDAY 2ND JULY 2019

Holstein Dairy Herd Dispersal Sale

On Behalf on Challans Partners

Yoxall, Burton on Trent

Full Details Available Shortly

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TUESDAY 2ND JULY 2019

Fortnightly Sale of Ewes with Lambs at Foot

Sale to Follow Usual Weekly Entry

Please Advise R L Watkins of Entries

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THURSDAY 4TH JULY 2019

RED MARKET

Fortnightly Sale of Barren & Clean Cattle

Entries taken from 2pm onwards

***PLEASE DO NOT FORGET YOUR TB24b LICENCE IF YOU ARE UNDER TB RESTRICTIONS***

Sale to Commence at 4pm

Next Sale: 18th July **********************************************

SATURDAY 6TH JULY 2019

Catalogued Sale of Store and Breeding Cattle

To Include Breeding Cows & Heifers, Some with Calves, Maiden Heifers, Breeding Bulls, Young Bulls & Store Cattle

Entries Invited

Next Sale: 20th July

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TUESDAY 16TH JULY 2019

Monthly Catalogued Pedigree Dairy Sale

To Include Holsteins, British Friesians, Shorthorns etc

Catalogues Available

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SATURDAY 20TH JULY 2019

Monthly Sale of Store and Breeding Pigs

To Include Store Pigs, Weaners, In-Pig Gilts & Sows,

Breeding Boars, Gilts and Sows with Litters

Next Sale: 17th August

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SATURDAY 20TH JULY 2019

Special Sale of Early Lambing Shearlings & Ewes

including Early Rams

MV and Non MV Sections

Entries Close Friday 12th July

Next Sale: 17th August

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