Livestock & Dairy: Leek Market

Leek Market Report 31-05-2022

Shieldhouse Dispersal to £3000 with 31 £2000+

A very large crowd gathered for the Dispersal of the Shieldhouse Herd of Holsteins and A-Shieldhouse Herd of Ayrshires on behalf of the Weston Family of Roston, Ashbourne. They were no doubt drawn by the real quality on offer which saw a top price of £3000 and the entire herd average a superb £1831.

Topping the day was a fresh second calver by De Vlottenburg Fantasy. She had given 9711kg in her heifer lactation. Sold giving 45kg she went to the Minshall family of Tean.

Hot in pursuit at £2800 was a February calved third calver by Nafta. Due in again in January to Dynamite she was giving a massive 52kg and went to John Bayley of Nuneaton. Another second calver by Fantasy calved in February reached £2560 to a Stafford purchaser.

Ayrshires topped at £2360 for a milking heifer due again in November to Ryland Red to Messrs Sales of Leek.

In total 29 passed the £2000 barrier to average out an exceptional £1831 which included some with faults.

The commercial section saw a mixed quality forward which sold to a very strong trade topping at £2400 for second calver from Phillip Brocklehurst of Mobberley with heifers from John Stone of Onecote to £2100.

Overall the strong trade continues to hold if not improve. Please get in touch if you have stock to sell.


Meg Elliott

Auctioneer and Valuer, Market Associate

Mark Elliott


Farm and dispersal sales, livestock auctioneer