Livestock & Dairy: Leek Market
Leek Market Report 21-02-2023
Selling time – 11:30am
Auctioneers – Meg Elliott (07967 007049) & Mark Elliott (07973 673092)
The trade for the best continues to hold with 26 passing the £2000 barrier on Tuesday and 3 reaching £3000. However the continued discussions of a milk price drop and the more definitive information coming forward from dairies about how much this will be is definitely impacting on the trade for third quality animals with purchasers being more particular about how they spend their money.
Dominating the top prices was the Weston family of Roston who saw 3 of their 7 heifers reach £3000 with others to £2900, £2860 and £2800.
A Nihao daughter from the Hughes family of Cheddleton reached £2580 with Messrs Cotton of Whiston seeing their Charming daughter make £2320.
Cows topped at £2620 for a second calver from Messrs Mellor of Earl Sterndale with another second calver from the Broadley family reaching £2400.
In-calf heifers from Richard Lomas reached £1920 with Procross youngstock from Halton Farms topping at £700.
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