Market Report

 

Saturday 11th September 2021

Auctioneers: Philip Dale & Tim Webster.

Notes

237 Head of Cattle & Calves.

Store and Breeding Cattle

An increased entry, plus record levels of straw and food produced, plus an end to the harvest drew a lot more buyers and the record prices continue, showing the huge demand for British Beef experienced for the last year and a half. My friend Sherlock thinks buyers should bring calculators, however it should be noted that if you put garbage into a calculator, garbage comes out !!

Record price for Norwich Market - Limousin Bull £6,700 for D & S Wharton.

One of the best Limousin Bulls seen locally was entered by Messers D & S Wharton, Norfolk, saw a monumental bidding battle take place, which finally ended at £6,700 as he left the sales ring. Congratulations to all involved.

HIGHLIGHTS
STEERS
Shorthorn 18mo £1340 Exning Estate
Shorthorn 18mo £1270 Exning Estate
Simx 19mo £1220 Holkham Estate
S.Devon 17mo £1210 Holkham Estate
Saler 19mo £1200 A & J Samson
Shorthorn 18mo £1200 Exning Estate
Shorthorn 18mo £1190 Exning Estate
S.Devon 17mo £1170 Exning Estate
S.Devon 18mo £1140 Exning Estate
Simx 14mo £1140 G.Wisson & Son

HEIFERS
Lim 18mo £1270 A. Hodge
Lim  22mo £1270 A. Hodge
Charx 18mo £1200 Holkham Estate
Shorthorn 18mo £1180 Holkham Estate
Limx 16mo £1090 Davis Dairies
Limx 17mo £1080 Davis Dairies
Limx 17mo £1020 G Wisson & Son
Charx 13mo £870 K Mason
LImx 15mo £850 Davis Dairies
Hereford 15mo £810 A Watts

Cull Cattle (5)

A small show, a nice trade, with Cows from LP & PV Thain to 177ppkg (£1205) and from Moores Livestock 170ppkg (£1224)

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

 

Breeding Cattle

A small show this week, but do not forget next weeks Special Breeding Sale and the ovious highlight of Messers Whartons record breaking Limousin Bull at £6,700.

(62) Calves

A better entry, as with the store cattle, drew more buyers and some fantastic prices ensued.Top price went to a Charolais (we have not heard that for a while) at £475 for R. Paterson - the same vendor achieving £455, £425, £405, £405 - all for Charolais. B.Blues sold to £460 for CW Potter and £430 for Alex Dann. A. Angus reached £320 for David Parsons and Black and Whites to £275 for Alex Dann for a reared calf.

SHEEP (746)

Today was our Second Breeding Sale of the Season with 100% clearance of all sheep. Thanks to all entrants, buyers and staff for a successful day. Notable many more faces in the market today

PRIME LAMBS (151)
A few less numbers about today with prices all week dropping, but in line with other outlets. Top prices today went to J. Waspe 284ppkg and Nick Darrell £124 per head.

STANDARD LAMBS (28) 213.50 TO 284.00 AV 233.51 £75.00 TO £90.00 AV £83.57
MEDIUM LAMBS (80) 204.40 TO 245.40 AV 223.46 £92.00 TO 108.00 AV £97.41
HEAVY LAMBS (32) 222.40 TO 250.00 AV 236.60 £109.00 TO £116.00 AV £112.00
HEAVY + LAMBS (11) 190.30 TO 219.30 AV 208.31 £99.00 TO £124.00 AV £110.83

(131) Cull Ewes

Another decent entry with again many sheep several shapes, breeds and sizes, generally sold well with a few plainer sorts a bit easier.
Top price today went to J. Waspe, Swilland for a Beltex x Ewe at £128.

£18.00 to £128.00 av £75.44

CULL RAMS (3)
£20.00 TO £108.00 av £78.66

STORE LAMBS (307)

A strong store lamb trade with plenty of buyers and numbers to offer.  A Suffolk vendor topped the day with their Texel x at £87.00

Texel x (210) £43.00 to £87.00 av £70.02
Xbreeds (36) £51.00 to £73.00 av £65.17
Mules (3)  to £74.00 av £74.00
Suffolk (8) to £72.00 av £72.00
Dorset (4) £44.00 to £66.00 av £49.50
Romney (27) to £47.00 av £47.00
Jacob (1) to £44.00 av £44.00
Lleyn (10) to £68.00 av £68.00
Southdown (8) £60.00 to £65.00 av £64.38

BREEDING SHEEP

EWES & LAMBS (4)
£40.00 to £70.00 av £55.00 per life.

BREEDING SHEEP (136)
Blue Texel Shearling (1) to £175.00
Blue Texel x Zwartable Ewe Lambs (2) to £132.00
Romney Shearlings (37) to £120.00 av £90.00
Jacob Ewes (7) to 78.00
Ped  Hampshire Ewes (4) to £86.00
Suffolk Ewes (16) to £122.00 av £122.00
Texel FM Ewes (64) £98.00 to £120.00 av £112.88
Mules 2 crop (3) to £104.00 av £104.00

M.V. ACCREDITED RAMS (7)
Nice quality today with Shaw & Simmons Charollais Shearlings to £330 and Anita Padfield Pedigree Blue Texel Ram Lambs to £300.

NON M.V. ACCREDITED RAMS (7)
Texel Shearling Rams £120.00 to £248.00 av £184.00
Ped Beltex Shearling Ram to £200
Blue Texel Shearling Rams to £200
Ped Jacob 3yo £128
Ped Jacob 2 Shear £90

  • 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.