Market Report

 

Saturday 28th August 2021

Auctioneers: Philip Dale & Tim Webster.

Notes

191 Head of Cattle & Calves.

Store and Breeding Cattle

It was PR day in Norwich today - Price Rebellion. We had 3 demands.
1. Higher prices for farmers
2. More store cattle
3. Warmer weather - it was freezing cold first thing.
At the end of the day we achieved all three and everyone went home happy. One farmer said that the prices he witnessed were the highest in the history of the universe, whilst my very good friend Sherlock stated that farmers were like lemmings - rushing to the edge of a cliff - however contrary to popular myth, lemmings are not stupid and can be way more aggressive than their diminutive size should dictacte !!
HIGHLIGHTS
STEERS
Limx 8mo £1450 R Keeling
Limx 17mo £1360 Holkham Estates
Limx 16mo £1210 R Criddle
Hfd 18mo £1200 Holkham Estates
Simx 16mo £1200 Holkham Estates
Limx 16mo £1190 R Criddle
Charx 16mo £1160 NP Key
Limx 9mo £1150 R Keeling
Limx 16mo £1150 A White
Limx 17mo £1150 JM Fryatt

HEIFERS
BBx 26mo £1370 R Keeling
Simx 17mo £1200 GJ Hancy
Limx 17mo £1190 A White
SHorn 16mo £1160 Chalke Farms
Simx 15mo £1160 GJ Hancy
Limx 15mo £1100 R Criddle
Char 15mo £1080 NP Key
BBx 16mo £1060 R Criddle
Limx 19mo £1040 A White
Simx 15mo £1020 GJ Hancy

Cull & Prime Cattle (9)

The cow trade continues with heifers from Chalke Farms to 195ppkg and Cows to 164ppkg for Foulden Latimer Estates & £1171 for Mrs P Mitchell.

Important notice to Farmers - please get Farm Assured if you can, it makes a real difference.

 

Breeding Cattle

A nice little show met a firm trade with Charolais Cows and bull calves to £1540 for MJ Peck. Limousin Cow and bull calf to £1510 for LP & PV Thain

(36) Calves

Another entry of quality met a very fast trade. B.Blues from CW Potter sold to £470, Charolais from R. Paterson reached £450, Angus from David Parsons made £360, Herefords from CB & SC Gapp realised £275.

SHEEP (706)

An unsettled weather day at Norwich. Plenty of store lambs forward with recent high prices. More fit lambs could have been sold to a premium. Next sale on the 11th September is our 2nd Special Breeding Sale, Please send in your entries early thanks.

PRIME LAMBS (243)
Today a few light and unfinished lambs forward but the fit lambs were greeted with a fierce trade and topping at 280ppkg for Charlie Haste and £128 per life for Bill Harvey.

STANDARD LAMBS (100) 214.20 TO 250.00 AV 231.13 £75.00 TO £89.00 AV £83.00
MEDIUM LAMBS (95) 217.70 TO 280.00 AV 239.05 £91.00 TO £123.00 AV £100.81
HEAVY LAMBS (29) 247.90 TO 269.50 AV 256.12 £110.00 TO £124.00 AV £118.57
HEAVY PLUS (19) 225.40 TO 256.00 AV 239.12 £115.00 TO £128.00 AV £124.00

(172) Cull Ewes

A strong entry of ewes forward. A very mixed bunch with all shapes and sizes but meaty ewes at a premium. Sam Aspinall topping for a Texel ewe at £120.
£10.00 to £120.00 av £81.92

CULL RAMS (7)
£22.00 TO £140.00 AV £80.71

STORE LAMBS (249)

A good entry with the better sorts wanted. Sharon Morter topping at £106 with spirited bidding.
TEXEL X (163) 36.00 TO 106.00 AV 69.51
XBREDS (39) 52.00 TO 92.00 AV 68.46
SUFFOLK (22) 51.00 TO 66.00 AV 62.50
N.HORN (15) TO 50.00 AV 50.00
CHEVIOT (7) TO 65.00 AV 65.00
ROUGH FELL (4) 40.00 TO 60.00 AV 50.00
BADGER FACE (5) T0 46.00 AV 46.00
HERDWICK (3) TO 51.00 AV 51.00
SOAY (1) TO 10.00 AV 10.00

BREEDING SHEEP (35)

Just a few bits and pieces today.  We have over 100 Breeding Ewes entered for our next Special Breeding Sale on the 11th September.

SHROPSHIRE SHEARLINGS TO 128.00 AV 128.00
XBRED SHEARLINGS TO 85.00 AV 85.00
N.HORNS TO 48.00 AV 48.00
HERDWICKS TO 40.00 AV 40.00
SOUTHDOWNS 60.00 TO 85.00 AV 73.25
CHAROLAIS RAMS 185.00 TO 210.00 AV 197.50
BLUE FACE LEICESTER RAM TO 145.00 AV 145.00
LLEYN RAM 2 SHEAR TO 74.00 AV 74.00
N.HORN RAM 2 SHEAR TO 42.00 AV 42.00

DONKEYS (2)
Lots of interest again and selling very well
3yo Jenny to £680
14yo Jenny to £580

  • THANK YOU TO ALL FARMERS FOR
  • UNLOADING THEIR STOCK AND LEAVING IT TO US DURING THESE TRYING TIMES


Entries for future sale to Tim Webster on 07437 101163.