Market Reports

Auctioneers: Keith Rose and Philip Dale

Notes

Another excellent entry but the same old scenario, plenty of bidding for quality and trade to match. Small badly bred & fed stock again limited response. Vendors of these type of cattle may have to consider growing them over winter if they have the food available.  For under 10mo sucklers I.Orr topped the Lim strs at £890 whilst Davis Dairies sold Lims at £820 & £830. R.C. Riches & Partners had a good run of Sims & Lims which sold for £980, £880 & £955.  Up to 19mo A.Hurn  Partners sold strong Sim & A.Angus x Heifers at £980 & £955

Cattle and Sheep

(234) Cattle

  • Charolais 11-15mo strs 800. 16-19mo strs 845
  • Simmental 11-15mo Bulls 600, strs 980, hfrs 815. 20mo hfrs 980
  • Blonde
  • Limousin 8-10mo Bulls 540, strs 890, hfrs 640. 11-15mo strs 880, hfrs 780. 16-19mo strs 955
  • Blue
  • A.Angus 8-10mo Bulls 505. 11-15mo strs 810. 16-19mo strs 930, hfrs 825. 20mo hfrs 955
  • Hereford 8-10mo strs 535, hfrs 565. 20mo strs 875

(19) Cull Cattle

  • Small lean Cows 50p to 58ppkg Light Cows 77p to 114ppkg
  • Heavy Cows 95p to 109ppkg Mature Bull 108ppkg
  • Steers 156ppkg Best Heifers 187ppkg Others 129p to 146ppkg

(71) Breeding Cattle

Very large entry of Breeding Stock today to include 40  head of In Calf heifers from S.G. Holden & son, Mendham. Trade was very difficult for most Cows & Calves as they were either small or very lean cows, some also being 12-13yo.

  • In Calf Hfd x Hfrs £760 to £920, A. Angus £500 to £600, B.Blues £620 to £630
  • Lincoln Red Cows & Bull Calves £1110
  • Lim Cows & Calves £650 to £800
  • A.Angus Cows & Calves £600 to £760 

(109) Calves


Another excellent entry and trade for quality. Seconds again difficult. B.Blue Bulls to £295 (FS Dann) & Heifers £290 (FS Dann) A.Angus Bulls £200 (CW Parsons) More interest in Stirks with Lims 5mo to £540 (CW Sutton).
  • B. Blue Males 200 to 295 Heifers 195 to 290
  • Hereford Males 95 to 145 Heifers 80 to 130
  • Angus Males 110 to 260 Heifers 105 to 140   
  • Charolais Heifers 235
  • Friesians 25 to 42  

Stirks

  • Lim Males 540 Heifers 245
  • Sim Males 360
  • Lincoln Red Males 280 to 355 Heifers 250 to 315
  • A.Angus Males 195
  • Friesian Males 122 to 180

(476) Sheep

A little more sparkle in trade today but too few prime actually fitted the word ! Vendors should seek advice of our staff before presenting forward.  BF Moore & Son topped today at 178ppkg. Cull ewes a little better whilst store lambs still highly contested.  

  • Light Lambs (25.5-32kg)
  • Standard Lambs (32.1-39kg)  142.0 to 177.6 average 159.4
  • Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5kg)  152.2 to 174.6 average 162.4
  • Heavy Lambs (45.6-52kg) 141.3 to 167.3 average 155.3
  • Extra Lambs (52.1kg +) 137.1 to 154.2 average 145.2

(126) Cull Ewes

  • £15 to £90 (D. Cross) Average £48.10

(122) Store Lambs

  • Store Lambs £34 to £57.50 (C. Bird) Average £46.85

Fur and Feather

Birds - Prices Per Head

Geese 14, turkeys 14-20, cream legbars 15, Rhode Island Reds 11, Runner ducks 12-16, game hen 6, Mini Appleyard ducks 14, Light sussex pullets 16, Silver pheasants 15, call ducks 15, gold partridge brahmas 22-30, chocolate call ducks 16, white Wyandotte bantams 10, Norfolk cobbs 4-6, Carolina wood duck 22, northern pintail duck 30, silkies 10, light sussex hens 10, buff sussex hens 8-12, Appleyard ducks 15, golden pheasant cock 30, brown hens 1-8, dutch pyle 5, cochins 10, barred wyandottes 10

Boxes - Prices Per Head

Barnvelders 8, Ko Shamo 12, Isabella brahmas 7-10, Pekins 6-12, Light sussex 12-14, Cream legbars 12, roller pigeons 6, Birmingham rollers 5, Aylesbury ducklings 2, buff sussex hen & 9 chicks 20-25, buff lace Wyandotte hen & 3 chicks 32, moscovy duckllings 6, Java sparrows 8, Exhibition budgies 10, Budgies 12, Quail 2, Californian Quail 14, Cockerels 50p-3

Fur - Prices Per Head

Small entry of Rabbits & Guinea Pigs sold to a good trade. Lop Does 23-24, Dwarf buck 10, Doe 8, LionLop Doe 15-17, Californian Doe 11, XBred Doe 28, Lionhead Buck 10, Lop Buck 13

Deadstock

Bags feed wheat 5, water but 14, pressure washer 12, Roll flexi net 20, box pet bottles 10, double dog cage 35, crates 16, indoor pet cages 10-12, feeders 12, bird cage 35, dog crate 10, free standing nest box 14, lawn mower 20, gun cabinet 32, double bird breeding cage 12, chicken houses 12-14

Additions

  • Notice to all sheep vendors. As of January 1st 2015 all shepp mush have an electronic tag in place. No tag, no sale and they will be sent home.
  • All enquiries to ANita on 01603 502690
  • Next sale will be held on 8th December 2018, no sale in November due to the market holding extra cattle sales.