Leek Market Report 15-03-2022

DAIRIES (126);

Selling time – 11:30am

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

Top of £2580 ** 100% Clearance

In total 27 milkers passed the £2000 mark with the Pedigree entry averaging an outstanding £2032 and all milkers including commercials averaging out at £1824.

Just when you think you’ve reached the peak of the dairy trade, you get a trade like todays that surpassed all expectations. Admittedly our vendors did not disappoint providing an excellent selection of both milkers and youngstock for purchasers to choose from.

Cows topped at £2260 for a fantastic second calver from the Barmick herd of Mick & Barbara Hollins. By Scientific B Defiant, she was classified VG85 and was sold giving 48kg. she was clinched by Messrs Swindells of Chelmorton.

However it was a superb run of 10 fresh heifers from the Rowarton herd of Andrew & Carrie Sutton of Astbury, Congleton that stole the show. 9 out of the 10 passes the £2000 mark with a ‘Our-Favourite Ve Matia daughter leading at £2580 to Andrew Hulme of Basford. Hot in pursuit at £2400 was Rowarton Silvio Anita also heading to the same home. All 10 averaged a superb £2169.

Well bred bulling heifers also from the Barmick herd peaked at £1000 with a smashing run of weaned calves from Hankins Heys Farm of Crewe topping at £600 to average £523.

There was lots of interest for the commercial Guernsey herd sold on behalf of the Webster family. Trade topped at £1780 for a fresh Jersey x Guernsey heifer with a 5th calver close behind at £1720.

Next week we have an entry of 12 genuine herd sale cows from one home. We will also be selling a heifer kindly donated by Hayden Whitfield for the Ukraine Crissi. Leek Auctions will be matching the sale price. Many people have already kindly donated including Andrew Mills who gave £500 from the sale of his heifers yesterday and the Moore family who donated money from the sale of fodder.


Mark Elliott


Farm and dispersal sales, livestock auctioneer

Meg Elliott

Auctioneer and Valuer, Market Associate