Livestock & Dairy: Leek Market
Leek Market Store Report for Saturday 9th November 09-11-2019
A total entry of 402 store and breeding cattle were on offer at the fortnightly sale, with trade firmer than two weeks ago, with plenty of buyers in attendance.
There was a shortage of quality suckler cows and calves with the top price of the section being £1120 which was paid for a Simmental cow with a Simmental heifer calf at foot from D Klucznik of Longsdon with the same vendor selling a Simmental cow with a Hereford heifer calf for £1080.
Simmental cows from D Klucznik having run with the bull sold up to £810 (twice).
There was one stock bull forward, which was a 23 month old pedigree Hereford from Walker Farms of Hulland Ward which sold for £900.
Top price of the section was £670 which was paid for a 27 month old Hereford from Mr Bessant of Ashbourne, with a pair of 13 month old British Blue bulls from R Collington of Wymeswold at £560. A 13 month old Aberdeen Angus from the same farmer exchanged hands for £410, with an 8 month old Blonde D’Aquataine bull from E G Taylor & Partners of Rugeley at £405.
There was a number of smaller sorts on offer to reduce the overall average to £412.
There were 228 steers on offer, with top price of the section being £1090 which was paid for a pair of 17 month old Aberdeen Angus from S & S Brain of Cresswell, with a single 18 month old Aberdeen Angus from the same farmers at £1050 and a further 18 month old Aberdeen Angus from Rushton Spencer at £985.
A pair of 19 month old Limousin steers from J & J Mellor of Kniveton, being good quality cattle were kindly bid for and finally sold for £1080, with a 16 month old Limousin from S & S Brain at £1075 and a 28 month old Limousin from F R Allcock of Chealde at £1050.
British Blue steers from S Seabridge of Holywood achieved up to £1050, with another single from G Platt & Family of Gawsworth being 25 months old selling for £1010. A group of three being 26 months old also from G Platt & Family exchanged hands for £980.
A group of three 25 month old Herefords from G Platt & Family were well sold at £1030, with a single 25 month old Hereford from the same vendors at £965. Cont’d…
Bazadaise steers at 29 months of age from Mr Mason of Kniveton sold up to £995, with Charolais steers being 18 months old from S & S Brain at £970.
Black and White steers from S Seabridge sold up to £775 being 26 months old.
Younger sorts sold up to £695 for Charolais’ from S Kidd Farmers of Longnor and £685 for 11 month old Blonde D’Aquataine steers from E G Taylor & Partners and £670 for a group of four Charolais’ being 8 months old from E Hudson of New Mills.
Overall average for steers was £652.48.
There were 139 heifers on offer, with top price being £870 which was paid for a pair of 17 month old Charolais’ from S & S Brain of Cresswell, with a single 25 month old Aberdeen Angus from Mollatt Partnership of Field at £865 and a second from the same vendor being 23 months old at £835.
A group of four 22 month old British Blue heifers from J Fryer of Horton sold for £835, with a group of three similar aged cattle from the same vendor at £830.
Another 23 month old British Blue heifer from Anders Agricultural of Roston sold for £795, with Bazadaise heifers from Mr Mason of Kniveton being 28 months old up to £795.
Younger sorts sold up to £795 for an 11 month old Blonde D’Aquataine heifer from E G Taylor & Partners of Rugeley, with a pair of 9 month old Limousins from S B Mellor & Sons of Winkhill at £700. A single 9 month old Limousin from the same farmer sold for £540.
Overall average achieved for heifers was £525.83.
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