Livestock & Dairy: Leek Market
Leek Market Report 15-02-2022
Selling time – 11:30am
Auctioneers – Meg Elliott (07967 007049) & Mark Elliott (07973 673092)
SCORCHING TRADE AT FEBRUARY PEDIGREE SALE
15 OVER £2000 – TOP OF £2380
PEDIGREES AV £1873 * ALL MILKERS AVERAGE £1804
Another super trade at Leeks February Pedigree Sale saw 15 smash the £2000 barrier and every single milker including the commercials average £1803 which also included those with detriments.
A super second calver from the Meldamar Herd of Messrs Shepherd topped the day at £2380. Meldamar Caviar Triuna 49, by Gillette Caviar was sold giving 42kg and went to John Moss of Rushton Spencer.
The same family also saw their Westcoast Alcove heifer reach £2240 with their entry of 7 which include 3 cows average an excellent £2091.
Close behind the top spot at £2320 was a tremendous heifer by TW Goodwhone from the Alsopdale herd of Messrs Bunting. Giving 32kg she went to Messrs Neville of Rushley.
John Stone of Onecote presented a lovely run of 6 heifers which saw the best to £2240 and two others reach £2100 to average £2010.
Regular vendor David Brailsford of Alton Chesterfield saw his milky 31kg heifer reach £2100.
Within the commercials first time vendors Messrs Williams of Middlewich saw two of their Norwegian Red X heifers both reach £1900.
Calves were keenly sought after with a very pretty red and whites from the Timberlane Herd of Messrs Hayes reaching £500 with another from the same home at £485.
A lovely run of 6 Fleckvieh heifer calves from Messrs Bailey of Biddulph Park topped at £400 to average £370.
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