Leek Market for Tuesday 8th January 2019

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Back in full swing following the New Year sale and a good show of entries in each section.

Dairies were a strong trade with a lovely heifer from Ray Turner, Rownall at £1950 and others to £1900. Don’t forget the monthly Pedigree sale next week with a good number of entries forward.

Barrens were in better demand this week, with a top of 119p/kg and a good average of 95.98p/kg. A shortage of clean cattle but a top of 180p/kg.

Pigs were very much in demand today with a smaller entry forward and strong prices throughout with a top of 146p/kg for cutters and weaners to £58.

A solid trade for lambs today with a top of 231p/kg and a very creditable average of 189.75p/kg. Ewes sold to £114/head.

Plenty of seasonal buyers for calves today with a nice trade throughout. Bulls sold to £440.

BARREN COWS (36);

Selling time – 10:00am

Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)

A much sharper trade for barren cattle with a good entry forward and plenty of buying power around the ring today.

Top price of 119p/kg for a 680kg Hereford from T Beswick, Fairfield with Angus’ to 116p/kg for a 745kg cow from D & S Rogers, Chinley.

Dairy types sold to 112p/kg for an 890kg Holstein from W G & J Clark, Bradnop and a 705kg Montbeliarde from Harrison Partners at 112p/kg.

Other top prices;

110p 775kg Holstein - WG & J Clark, Bradnop

109p 730kg Friesian - WG & J Clark, Bradnop

108p 740kg Swedish Red - J & R Maydew, Consall

107p 755kg Holstein - W E Turnock & Sons, Onecote

105p 745kg MRI - J W Handford & Sons, Apenshaw

104p 590kg Hereford - J Bailey, Stanley

104p 705kg Holstein - WG & J Clark, Bradnop

A pleasing average of 95.98p/kg and £643.48/head.

Top headage price of £996.80 for Holsteins from Wes Clark, with Angus’ to £864.20.

CLEAN CATTLE;

Selling time – 10:45am approx.

Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)

A small entry of clean cattle and a top of 180p/kg for a 495kg Limousin heifer from E E Connor, Bagnall who also sold a 590kg Limousin heifer at 174p/kg. Steers sold up to 160p/kg for a 495kg Hereford steer from David Gee, Rudyard.

Top headage price of £1026.60 for heifers and £978.75 for steers.

DAIRIES (26);

Selling time – 11:00am

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

A swift trade for dairies saw numerous heifers pass the £1700 mark with a top of £1950 for a Burlane Tennyson daughter from Ray Turner, Rownall.

Close behind at £1900 was another heifer from Messrs Ball of Sandbach.

Two more traditional type heifers from Messrs Bennett of Bamford made £1830 and £1800 respectively.

A good entry of over 60 already forward for next weeks pedigree sale. Catalogues will be online shortly.

First Quality Heifers to £1950 av £1834

Second Quality Heifers to £1540 av £1540

Second Quality Cows to £1500 av £1500

PIGS (75);

Selling time – 9:15am

Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)

Less numbers about this week, but with more buyers about and leading to a strong trade throughout.

Only one pen of pork pigs today selling well to 120p/kg for 74.3kg pigs from J & B Fentem & Sons.

Cutting pigs sold to 146p/kg for a pair of neat 85kg pigs from S Bailey, Knypersley with others at 136p/kg and 132p/kg for pigs from J & B Fentem & Sons.

Bacon pigs sold to 138p/kg for a 95kg pig from Chris Hine, Biddulph Park with others from the Fentem family at 134p/kg for 91kg, 130p/kg for 88.6kg, 129p/kg for a 92kg pig and 128p/kg twice for 90kg and 94kg pigs.

Heavy pigs sold to 124p/kg for 107kg pigs from Chris Hine and a pair of 111kg pigs from B & G Barlow, Meerbrook sold well to 112p/kg.

Just one cull sow forward selling at 63p/kg for a 178kg sow from A J Robinson, Foston.

Averages:-

Pork Pigs (3) av 120p/kg or £89.20/head

Cutting Pigs (22) av 123.64p/kg or £101.89/head

Bacon Pigs (28) av 124.92p/kg or £115.73/head

Heavy Pigs (4) av 117.88p/kg or £128.78/head

Cull Sows (1) av 63p/kg or £112.14/head

Store pigs sold at £58/head for a pen of nine 52kg pigs from A Worth, Marton and a pen of eight 18kg pigs at £21/head from D J Shipton, Burton.

SHEEP SECTION;

Selling time 11:00am

Auctioneer – Robert Watkins (07929 946652)

BUTCHERS LAMBS (724);

A reasonable entry sold on a solid trade but reduced from the dizzy heights of New Years Day. The average till a very creditable 189.75p/kg and it has to be said more poorer quality lambs in the entry.

Best sorts would be as firm as ever selling to 231p/kg from Ron Tomkinson of Butterton with others at 230p/kg. numerous pens at 210p/kg and abetter. The poor quality lambs in the entry took the majority of the price hit as did the heavy lambs. Top headage price of £102.21 with a very pleasing number over £90/head.

Sample Prices;

214p 37kg J W bailey, Cloudside

231p 40kg R Tomkinson & Son, Butterton

230p 41.3kg R Tomkinson & Son, Butterton

228p 44.8kg R & S Bailey, Rushton Spencer

223p 44kg J M Robinson, Swythamley

218p 43.1kg H Hodgkinson & Son, Earl Sterndale

206p 49.2kg R J Lowe & Partners, Rudyard

CULL SHEEP (279);

A fair entry sold on a similar trade, some would be dearer and some would be slightly easier.

Best Texel’s sold to £114/head from Roger & Simon Bailey with Mark & Lynne Hodgkinson achieving £104. Heavy ewes generally £80 - £95/head. Best mules at upwards of £55 and plenty of light, small ewes at up to £25/head.

Overall average of £55/head.

CALVES (177);

Selling time – 10:00am

Auctioneer – Oliver Hiles (07801 530899)

The first proper show of the year met a packed ring of buyers with seasonal buyers out in force to produce a wonderful trade throughout.

56 Continental Bulls av £232.44

A super show of bulls with the best a remarkable trade that saw the top over 10 over £330 including 3 over £400 to a high of £440 for a tremendous shapely Limousin from Fred Yates, Longford with Norman Mellor’s Limousin at £405. Medium calves £220 - £300 with smaller sorts under £200.

31 Blues av £220 to £405 - JC & ME Moss & Son

3 Sims av £301 to £385 - C V Whilock & Sons

17 Lims av £237 to £440 - F Yates & Son

5 Cha/Blo to £335 - D & G Tudor

54 Continental Heifers av £139.24

A solid trade but medium calves look very buyable at present. The only Charolais of the day topped at £270 for D & G Tudor with the top 0 selling over £200. Medium heifers £140 - £180 with smaller sorts either side of £100.

20 Blues av £140 to £225 - H Hodgkinson & Son

12 Sims av £181 to £230 - G W & C Brassington

17 Lims av £101 to £230 - F Yates & Son

5 Cha/Blo to £270 - D & G Tudor

32 Natives

Better bulls over £200 with a Hereford to £220 for J & W Knight, Horton with Angus to £205 for R Wain & Sons, Siddington.

33 Black & White Bulls

Mostly processing bulls at £15 - £40 but a smart Shorthorn made £105.

3 Reared Limousin Heifers (5 - 6 mths) sold at £325 per head for J R Barker & Son, Findern.

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SATURDAY 12TH JANUARY 2019

Fortnightly Sale of Store Lambs & Breeding Sheep

Entries Close Friday 4th January

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SATURDAY 12TH JANUARY 2019

DERBYSHIRE DIAMONDS TEXEL IN-LAMB SALE

Catalogues Available Online NOW!

Held In Conjunction With The Usual Store And Breeding Sheep Sale

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SATURDAY 15TH JANUARY 2019

Catalogued Pedigree Dairy Sale

To Include Holsteins, British Friesians, Shorthorns etc

Entries Close: 7th January

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THURSDAY 17TH JANUARY 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 Sales 31st January

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SATURDAY 19TH JANUARY 2019

Monthly Sale of Store and Breeding Pigs

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

Breeding Boars, Gilts and Sows with Litters

Entries Invited

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SATURDAY 19TH JANUARY 2019

Fortnightly Store and Breeding Cattle Sale

Entries Close Friday 28th December

Next Sale: 2nd February

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