Leek Market Report for Tuesday 20th August 2019

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Another jam packed day at Leek including the monthly pedigree dairy sale with a top of £1960 for a heifer from the Stone family, Onecote.

A better trade for lambs this week with a top of 217p/kg and overall average of 181p/kg. Ewes sold to £135 for strong Texels, with a solid trade for all types.

Barrens sold to 132p/kg for a British Blue cow with clean cattle to 180p/kg.

Pigs were a good trade with a top of 148p/kg with a nice show of stock forward.

Calves were a solid trade, but not at heady heights, with a top of £300 for a Blue bull calf.

BARREN COWS (53);

Selling time – 10:00am

Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)

A similar trade to last week, with a good number of cattle forward to satisfy customers orders! Please keep numbers coming forward!

Top price today of 132p/kg for a 625kg British Blue from M & D Barber, Blore, with a 615kg British Blue at 125p/kg for DA & LM Moss, Heaton and a 665kg Simmental selling to 123p/kg for M & D Barber.

Other top prices;

122p 720kg Shorthorn - IJ & AM Barks, Blackshaw Moor

118p 770kg Holstein - S J Potts, Gillow Heath

118p 685kg Friesian - DR & A Shuker, Bosley

117p 805kg Shorthorn - IJ & AM Barks, Blackshaw Moor

117p 640kg Montbeliarde - Woodward Partners, Rudyard

117p 700kg Brown Swiss - DR & A Shuker, Bosley

117p 625kg Simmental - A Simcock & Son, Mobberley

116p 765kg Holstein - DG & JA Ball, Fulford

115p 680kg Friesian - W Carbutt, Siddington

115p 735kg Friesian - S J Potts, Gillow Heath

115p 690kg Fleckveih - J G Curtis & Son, Basford

Overall average of 103.68p/kg or £677.59.

Top headage price of £941.85 for Shorthorns, with Holsteins to £906.60, £891 & £887.40.

A 725kg overage Angus steer sold for 137p/kg to realise £993.25 for W Carbutt, Siddington.

CLEAN CATTLE (21);

Selling time – 10:45am approx.

Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)

A good number of cattle forward on Tuesday and trade similar to last week.

Top price of 180p/kg for a 655kg South Devon steer, and the same for a 565kg South Devon from the same home.

Young bulls sold to 176p/kg for a 600kg Simmental from Rushton Spencer.

Heifers topped at 168p/kg for a 620kg Charolais, and a 555kg Charolais realised 165p/kg with a 620kg Simmental from Reg Critchlow at 163p/kg, who also sold a 600kg British Blue heifer for 158p/kg.

Top headage price of £1179 and £1017 for the South Devon steers, with bulls to £1056 and heifers to £1041.60 and £1035.

DAIRIES (111);

Selling time – 11:00am

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

A packed ring gathered for the August pedigree sale and more milkers were definitely required to satisfy the demand.

There was a real shortage of first quality heifers however all of the entry including Shorthorns, Ayrshires and British Friesians sold to an exceptional trade.

Topping the day at £1960 were the Stone family of Onecote for a commercial heifer giving 30kg. Very close behind at £1940 was a Shorthorn X second calver from the Howe family of Litton. Giving 34kg she made £1940.

Also at £1940 was a powerful heifer from the Rees family of Nantwich. Dalebank Canada Pamela was clinched by Bill Bradbury to join his herd at Earl Sterndale.

A large entry of youngstock sold to a swift trade with British Friesian bulling heifers to £850 with all ages selling exceptionally well.

More milkers are certainly required so get in touch if you have some to sell!

PIGS (106);

Selling time – 9:15am

Auctioneer – Graham Watkins (07976 370894)

Another strong trade for pigs this week with averages pretty much the same across the board.

Pork pigs sold to 130p/kg for a 68kg pig from Bernard Minshull, Buxton with a 58kg pig from R Parker, Upper Hulme at 107p/kg.

Cutting pigs sold to148p/kg for a super 83kg pig from PF & PD Parsons, Redbrook who sold others at 143p/kg, 130p/kg and 122p/kg.

Bacon pigs sold to 140p/kg for a pair of 98.5kg pigs from Chris Hine, Biddulph, with an 88kg pig at 132p/kg from Bernard Minshull who also sold at 103kg pig at 130p/kg and a pair of 86kg pigs at 127p/kg and Chris Hine sold a 95kg pig at 130p/kg.

Heavy pigs topped at 126p/kg for a 107kg pig from S Bailey, Knypersley, with a pen of 106kg pigs at 105p/kg for LA & EJ Hayes, Sutton in Ashfield.

Cull boars sold for 69p/kg for a 323kg boar from J & B Fentem, and a 398kg boar at 62p/kg for LA & EJ Hayes. Only one sow forward sold at 60p/kg for a 205kg sow from Alan Worth, Marton.

An in-pig sow from D K Collier, Oldham sold for £155.

Averages;

Pork Pigs (2) av 119.41p/kg or £75.23/head

Cutting Pigs (40) av 109.31p/kg or £87.45/head

Bacon Pigs (45) av 111.98p/kg or £106.06/head

Heavy Pigs (13) av 86.94p/kg or £102.19/head

Cull Sows& Boars (5) av 56.34p/kg or £129.24/head

SHEEP SECTION;

Selling time 11:00am

Auctioneer – Robert Watkins (07929 946652)

BUTCHERS LAMBS (817);

A similar entry sold on a firmer trade with competitive bidding throughout. Many more could have been sold!

Best on offer raced away to 217p with best sorts generally 190p and above.

Overall average at 181p/kg.

Sample prices;

217p 42.6kg M Wright, Hartington

201p 41.2kg F Yates & Son, Longford

198p 42.3kg G Mosley, Wormhill

198p 43.4kg S & J Reeves, Blythe

198p 43.2kg J W Bassett, Hartington

198p 45.3kg J Woolliscroft, Hanbury

196p 39.5kg G & J P Gibson, Knutsford

196p 50kg J Potter, Yeaveley

CULL SHEEP(270);

A good entry saw spirited bidding throughout. Best on offer sold to £135 for tremendous Texel's from Paul Johnson.

Best Mules well sold to £82, overall average were in at just under £60/head which included a large number of plain and horned ewes.

CALVES (189);

Selling time – 10:00am

Auctioneer – Oliver Hiles (07801 530899)

More calves on offer and a few extra buyers around the ring led to a solid trade for all calves on offer. No records broken but competitive bidding and a level price.

50 Continental Bulls av £183.34

All shapes and sizes on offer with plenty of bidders for all but at realistic prices. 18 better sorts topped £230 with a high of £300 for Wes Clark, Bradnop. Mediums generally £150 - £200 with a handful of plain calves under £100.

30 Blues av £196 to £300 - W G & J Clark, Bradnop

10 Sims av £163 to £275 - WJ & MJ Holdcroft, Sandbach

7 Lims av £164 to £232 - N E Goodwin & Son, U. Hulme

3 Cha/Blo av £161 to £235 - DG & JA Ball, Fulford

58 Continental Heifers av £154.98

Nearly exactly the same average as last week and considered a better price than the bulls. 13 better heifers sold over £200 with a high of £238 for a lovely Blue from TD & DA Higginson, Knutsford. Mediums £130 - £170 with 11 smalls under £100.

35 Blues av £155 to £238 - TD & DA Higginson

11 Sims av £179 to £220 - WJ & MJ Holdcroft, Sandbach

10 Lims av £129 to £208 - J R Mosedale & Son

3 Blo av £150 to £185 - WH Townsend & Son, Sudbury

40 Native Bred Calves

Some good sorts on offer with Herefords selling to £215 for bulls and £195 for heifers for R J Salt, Rudyard. Angus bulls sold to £230 for C Jackson & Sons with Angus heifers to £215 for P T Beswick, Cauldon.

38 Black & White Bulls av £43.28

Friesians to £110; Holsteins to £95; Brown Swiss to £140; Montys to £135 and £115 with a good few for rearing today. Processing bulls generally £12 - £40 depending on size.

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THURSDAY 29TH AUGUST 2019 – 4PM

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***

Next Sale: 12th September

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SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2019

Catalogued Sale of Store & Breeding Sheep to Include Special Show & Sale of Shearlings

Sale to Commence 10am

Entries Close Friday 30th August

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FRIDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER 2019

Catalogued Show and Sale of Pedigree Texel Sheep On Behalf of The Derbyshire Texel Club

Catalogues Available Shortly

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SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2019

Monthly Sale of Store and Breeding Pigs

Entries Invited

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SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2019 – 10AM

Catalogued Sale of Store and Breeding Cattle

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

Entries Close Friday 6th September

Next Sale: 28th September

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