Livestock & Dairy: Leek Market
Leek Market Report 16-05-2023
DAIRIES (66) ;
Selling time – 11:30am
Auctioneers – Meg Elliott (07967 007049) & Mark Elliott (07973 673092)
A funny trade for milkers at the May pedigree sale, no doubt not helped by the good silaging weather.
Top call for black & white’s was £2320 for a Batman daughter from the Shepherd family of Bakewell, giving 32kg she went to Andrew Neville of Matlock. Another Batman daughter from the same home reached £2280 to Messrs Howell of Yarlet.
Andrew Stone, Onecote saw his Bidlea Isaac daughter reach £2240 to Messrs Sellors of Grangemill.
Cows peaked at £2180 for a second calver from the Needham family of Rushton.
In-calf heifer from Richard Lomas of Calow reached £1620 with calves topping at £290.
The special entry of Shorthorns were very well received with a heifer from Messrs Hole of Ashover topping at £2300 to Messrs Malkin of Stone. Cows topped at £1820 for a third calver from Richard Harper. Several commercial shorthorn heifers from the Hollinworth family of Ashover topped at £1110.
Youngstock from the Bailey family of Oswestry sold particularly well with a September born heifer by Tanat Valleyrun making £640 with others to £620 and £600.
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