Leek Market for Tuesday 7th April 2020

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Leek Auctions are still operating well under the new strict restrictions in place due to Covid 19, with a ‘DROP AND GO’ system in place for Vendors, and Buyers registered upon entering the market adhering to the strict rules that are in place including social distancing throughout the market.

A good number of stock forward and livestock in very good demand throughout.

Thank you to our customers and market staff for their co-operation at this time to ensure that markets will continue to operate.

Please keep an eye on our Facebook page and Website for further updates on the situation.

BARREN COWS (19);

Selling time – 10:00am

Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)

A solid trade again, with a top price of 130p/kg for a 500kg Hereford from J Roberts, Upper Hulme who also sold a 430kg British Blue at 128p/kg and a 535kg Simmental for 122p/kg.

Black & white’s sold up to 117p/kg twice for a 635kg Holstein from H Dutton Ltd, Thurvaston and for a 625kg Holstein from Woodward Partners, Rudyard.

Other top prices;

116p 685kg Brown Swiss - DR & A Shuker, Bosley

112p 595kg Norwegian Red - R & M Green, Whiston

109p 830kg Holstein - H Dutton Ltd, Thurvaston

Overall average of 106.12p/kg or £683.62/head.

Top headage price of £904.70 for H Dutton’s Holstein.

CLEAN CATTLE (12);

Selling time – 10:45am approx.

Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)

A good enquiry for clean, with a nice entry selling to 194p/kg for a 555kg Limousin heifer from Chris Barnsley, Morridge, and other heifers at 169p/kg for a 525kg Simmental from SP Mitchell & Bradley.

Steers sold up to 191p/kg for a 535kg Angus from George Wise, Audley who also sold a 174p/kg for a 505kg British Blue steer.

Top headage price of £1076.70 & £1029 for heifers and £1021.85 for steers.

PIGS (110);

Selling time – 9:15am

Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)

Another excellent trade for pigs this Tuesday and a good enquiry.

Pork pigs sold up to 164p/kg for 72.6kg pigs from RAO Johnson, with others at 134p/kg for 64kg pigs from A Scott, Knutsford.

Cutting Pigs topped at 178p/kg for a 82.5kg pig from RAO Johnson, with the Fentems selling cutters at 176p/kg (x3) and 164p/kg for 83kg pigs and 14p/kg for 82 kg pigs from PF & PD Parsons.

Bacon pigs were an excellent trade and sold to 184p/kg four times, for 89.5kg and 96kg pigs from PF & PD Parsons, and 98kg & 102kg pigs from S Bailey, Knypersley. A trio of 98kg pigs sold at 181p/kg for C Blackshaw, Sheldon. Plenty of others 175p/kg and above.

Heavy pigs sold up to 165p/kg for a 109kg pig from Bernard Minshull, Buxton and a 110kg pig at 164p/kg from John Minshall, Tean and 150p/kg for an 106kg pig from Bernard Minshull who also sold others at 148p/kg (twice).

Cull sows topped at 95p/kg three times for a 203kg sow from JW & B Bennett, a 233kg sow from Chris Hine and a 293kg sow from J Tabbenor, Heage, with others at 88pkg and 63p/kg.

Averages;

Pork Pigs (13) av 124.60p/kg or £81.28/head

Cutting Pigs (22) av 157.52p/kg or £128.24/head

Bacon Pigs (61) av 166.47p/kg or £158.14/head

Heavy Pigs (7) av 153.11p/kg or £163.61/head

Cull Sows (6) av 82.99p/kg or £193.51/head

WITH REGARDS TO DAIRY SALES

Due to the recent change in government legislation we are unable to sell dairy cattle by auction for the foreseeable future.

We have set up a farm to farm sales register to help our clients both vendors and buyers in any way we can. So should you have stock to sell or you are looking for dairies please get in touch.

📞 Call Meg Elliott on 07967 007049

SHEEP SECTION;

Selling time 11:00am

Auctioneer – Robert Watkins (07929 946652)

SPRING LAMBS (51);

An increased entry but not enough for the demand with a top price of 358p/kg or £147.84 and an average of 291p/kg or £124/head. Many more required!

Sample prices;

358p 35.3kg IE M & A Wilson, Hollington

328p 37.3kg K L Potts, Mottram St Andrew

310p 37.5kg RWM & PM Barnett, Twemlow Green

340p 40kg RG & AS Williamson, Wetley Rocks

310p 42kg K L Potts, Mottram St Andrew

308p 46kg RG & AS Williamson, Wetley Rocks

308p 48kg RG & AS Williamson, Wetley Rocks

BUTCHERS HOGGETS (323);

Again, more forward but no where near enough of the best sorts for the strong demand from butchers and wholesalers. Best sorts regularly 250p and above to top at 280p/kg. best big lambs selling to £134.33. More required for satisfy demand.

Sample prices;

245p 39kg Critchlow Bros, Sheen

280p 40.5kg A K Belfield, Sheen

278p 40.5kg D Machin, Horton

278p 40.7kg D Machin, Horton

276p 44.3kg D Machin, Horton

268p 42.1kg D Williams, Basford

260p 42.4kg L A J Turner, Rownall

266p 50.5kg A K Belfield, Sheen

253p 47.2kg D Williams, Basford

252p 51kg J Belfield & R Deakin-Gallimore, Leigh

238p 52.7kg T J Bloor, Endon

CULL SHEEP (48);

Only a small show and many more could have been sold to the vendors advantage. Best selling to £118, but the overall average told the real story coming in at £92.11. Bottom end of £35 for lean Swales.

Selling time – 10:00am

Auctioneer – Oliver Hiles (07801 530899)

CALVES (91);

Aa good line up of caves and buyers today and a fantastic trade with spring certainly in the air.

26 Continental Bulls av £202.27

Trade better with all shapes and sizes well sold, its just a shame that there were not a few more about. A trio of best Blues from Andy Williamson sold to £370, £350 and £285. Mediums £200 + with a few smalls less.

15 Blues av £205 to £370 - RG & AS Williamson

5 Sims av £236 to £250 - T M Allen

4 Lims av £164 to £182 - J Kirkham

Continental Heifers av £150.25

A better average and trade with Phillip Heath at the top at £190 for a Blue.

Blues av £111 to £190 - Foker Grange Farm

Sims av £155 to £180 - GW & C Brassington

38 Natives

Bulls a serious hot trade to £215 for an Angus for TF Jackson, Monyash with other Angus bulls at £195 and £185. Hereford bulls sold up to £185 for B E Wain, Siddington with others at £180 and £170. Angus heifers sold to £170 for AJ & T Myatt with all but one being sold for rearing.

19 Black & Whites

The vast majority being sold for rearing but generally at low money £10 - £25.

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