Market Report

 

Saturday 23rd October 2021

Auctioneers: Philip Dale & Tim Webster.

Notes

296 Head of Store Cattle & Calves

Store and Breeding Cattle

NUCLEAR TRADE AT NORWICH !!

I do not know about being in a separate County - we might as well be in a separate Country when we examine the trade, especially for calves and in calf heifers.  Richard Criddle led the stores at £1420, Coin Parker led the in calf Heifers at £1620. The calf trade was on another level not seen before.

On another note, my friend Sherlock has been reading that old book, Don Quixote De La Mancha, from which the word "Quixote" is derived which means impracticality in persuit of ideals - we know al bout that in farming dont we !

HIGHLIGHTS
STEERS
Limx 17mo £1420 R Criddle
BBx 18mo £1280 R Criddle
Charx 19mo £1260 RJ Beck
Charx 17mo £1200 RJ Beck
Charx 17mo £1160 RJ Beck
Charx 20mo £1130 JB Dring
Limx 10mo £990 KM Key & Sons
Limx 15mo £970 JB Dring
Limx 10mo £940 Cook & Colman

HEIFERS
Charx £1250 RJ Beck
BBx £1190 S Woodbridge
Limx £940 Cook & Colman
Limx £860 LP & PV Thain

Cull Cattle (22)

Cow prices are down a bit, with deadweight quotations under pressure, however we still had cows from John Carrick to 162ppkg, 152ppkg, 147ppkg and 144ppkg and David Andrews to 145ppkg

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

 

Breeding Cattle

A proper run of Black Hereford x Friesian in calf heifers from Colin Parker exceeded most peoples expectations, with prices peaking at £1620 and others to £1500, £1450, £1440 and £1425. In all 12 sold to average £1423.75

(75) Calves

Quality calves attract quality buyers and quality prices resulting in a sort of gold fever at Norwich. 58% of the entry made over £300, up to a top of £470 for CW Potter and £460 for Alex Dann
Coston Hall had 70% of their calves over £300, up to £365 for a B.Blue whilst R. Paterson's quality Charolais sold to £390, £375, £370 (5 times) and Lims to £360. CB & SC Gapp had Herefords to £340, £330 and £300

SHEEP (640)

SHEEP (640)
Good entry overall with again the store lamb department creating all the headlines with top prices realised though prime lambs maintaining national trends.

PRIME LAMBS (188)
A few mixed sorts about today, better lambs at a premium selling to 250ppkg for Alburgh Lamb & £231 for J. Gooch, Bracon Ash.

STANDARD LAMBS (57) 207.80 TO 234.00 AV 217.09 £ 76.00 TO £ 89.00 AV £ 76.98
MEDIUM LAMBS (91) 206.60 TO 250.00 AV 231.06 £ 84.00 TO £110.00 AV £ 97.00
HEAVY LAMBS (23) 216.60 TO 243.70 AV 234.60 £104.00 TO £120.00 AV £111.50
HEAVY + LAMBS (17) 185.70 TO 248.00 AV 214.61 £104.00 TO £131.00 AV £114.28

(135) Cull Ewes

Chalk to Cheese today, some lovely meaty sorts selling to £128 for JE Spratt and then rare breed Shetlands with no meat at £7.00

£7.00 to £128.00 AV £70.50

CULL RAMS (9)

£16.00 to £90.00 AV £76.56

STORE LAMBS (262)

Trade was on fire throughout with plenty of buyers wanting these lambs.  Topping at £100 for HM & IC Stiff, Surlingham.

TEXEL X (150) £68.00 TO £100.00 AV £84.28
CHARX (25) £64.00 TO £79.00 AV £75.62
SUFFOLK X (55) £49.00 TO £87.00 AV £80.12
WILTSHIRE (4) TO £78.00 AV £78.00
X BREDS (24) £21.00 TO £67.00 AV £62.88
JACOB (4) TO £48.00 AV £48.00

BREEDING SHEEP BREEDING RAMS (30) Pedigree Texel Shearling Rams £220 to £280 Texel Aged Rams £100 to £152 Leicester x Shearling Rams £210 to £270 Charolais 2 Shear Ram to £200 BREEDING EWES (16) A few rare breed sheep in today. £41 to £68 AV £50.31 Also 3 Ridley Rapper Systems from David Moore sold from £200 to £210 NEXT AND LAST SPECIAL BREEDING SALE ON 6TH NOVEMBER. WE ARE ALSO EXPECTING MORE SHEEP EQUIPMENT Please get your entries in early to enable us to advertise them on our website for potential buyers thanks

Texel x Charolais Shearlings (6) to £200 av £200
Shetland x Char (5) to £100 av 100
Mules FM (24) £58 to £102 av £73.83
Swaledale Shearlings (10) to £110 av £110
Shetland Ewes Flock Ages £52 to £65 av £60.45
Texel Shearlings (3) to £135 av £135

MV ACCREDITED RAMS
Charollais Shearling Ram to £280 av £280
Texel Shearling Rams to £265 av £265

DON'T FORGET OUR NEXT SPECIAL SHEEP BREEDING SALE IS ON 6th NOVEMBER
 ENTRIES PLEASE TO TIM

  • 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.