Livestock & Dairy: Leek Market

Leek Market Report 24-05-2022

Another blistering trade in the Dairy Shed on Tuesday saw both cows and heifers soaring above £2800 again and 11 in excess of £2000. The whole commercial entry including a number with faults averaged £1737.

Topping the day in the Commercial Section was a superb heifer from the Meldamar Herd of the Shepherd family of Bakewell. A Westcoast Alcove daughter, she was sold giving 38.4kg and went to Andrew Hulme of Basford.

Another from the same home by Seagull-Bay MVP reached £2580 to J Bayley of Nuneaton who also took a second calver at £2180. Andrew Hulme went on to take another Alcove daughter at £2460.

The Riley family of Longnor saw their 31kg heifer reach £2360, with Messrs Platts of Hope Valley seeing their two heifers make £2140 and £2260 respectively.

The herd sale on behalf of James Harrison of Cheadle despite including a number of older cows sold exceptionally well. He topped the days trade with a third calver by Fontaine. Calved in April and giving 54kg she was eventually clinched by John Bayley at £2860 with another third calver by Mozzarella making £2500 to the same home.

The last lot of the day, an impressive second calver by Fontaine reached £2620 to A J Minshall, Tean.

Next week we have the very impressive Pedigree Herd of Holsteins and Ayrshires to sell on behalf of the Weston family. Head to the website to take a look at the catalogue.


Meg Elliott

Auctioneer and Valuer, Market Associate

Mark Elliott


Farm and dispersal sales, livestock auctioneer