Market Report

 

Saturday 3rd December 2022

Auctioneers: Philip Dale & Tim Webster.

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176 STORE CATTLE AND CALVES

STORE CATTLE

A shorter entry on Christmas Show day produced a very nice trade all round, much improved on last week. A bit of quality always helps and today we certainly had that, with the Overall Champion, very kindly sponsored by Red Bull Farming, going to a pair of superb 9mo Red Limousin Heifers from G.F. Cole & Son of Banham selling to £1080 to Cook & Colman.  The same vendor also had Reserve Champion with another super Red Limousin Steer, selling for £1200 to Brian Ward.  Many thanks to our judge, Mr. James Loveday for doing a very professional job.  Generally, trade is going to be sticky for anything second rate, due to the very high costs of feed, fuel and electricity. The beef market is also under a slight bit of pressure, although things do not look too bad long term.

HIGHLIGHTS
STEERS
Limx 10mo £1200 GF Cole and Son
Simx 17mo £1160 GJ Hancy
Charx 20mo £1090 RJ Beck
Charx 21mo £1070 RJ Beck
Charx 20mo £1070 RJ Beck
AA 30mo £1055 RH Rash
Charx 19mo £1040 RJ Beck
Limx 12mo £1010 T Kinge

HEIFERS
Simx 17mo £1170 GJ Hancy
Limx 31mo £1140 Red Bull Farming
Simx 21mo £1125 Lambert & Co
Simx 19mo £1090 GJ Hancy
Limx 9mo £1080 GF Cole and Son
Limx 9mo £1050 GF Cole and Son
Charx 20mo £930 RJ Beck
Limx 16mo £900 S Woodrow
Limx 11mo £840 SG Lutkin & Son
Limx 7mo £815 Davis Dairies

Cull Cattle (9)

A shorter entry this week and another hell of a trade, with the show winner, a Black Limousin Cow from DAJ Smith selling to 206ppgk (£1843)
A steer from R Savage sold to 228ppkg or £1390 and a Lincoln Red Heifer from John Carrick made 203ppkg £1431

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

 

BREEDING CATTLE

An entry of in calf Cows and Heifers from J. Fryett were very well received and sold well, generally around the £900 mark and up to £1100 for younger sorts.

(29) Calves

A lot of enjoyment was had in the calf section and a flying trade ensued - totally against the national trend. Many thanks to the judge, Mr. Roger Long, who awarded the Championship to CW Potter with a B.Blue Bull which went to sell for £425 for Dennis Wilson.  CW Potter also took 2nd prize with another B.Blue selling at £415, again to Dennis Wilson.  3rd prize went to Alex Dann with a B.Blue Bull  calf selling to the judge at £295.
1st prize in the Native Class went to David Parsons with an Angus Bull calf that also took Reserve Champion, sellling for £290 to John Watson.
1st prize in the Suckler Class was taken by John Goddard with a pure bred Simmental heifer calf selling to Mr. Last for £240.

SHEEP (443)

Back to back sales at Norwich with the focus on the Christmas Fatstock Show this week, highlighting local farmers young and older.

PRIME LAMBS (221)
Alburgh Lamb again winning the trophy with best pair of 45kg lambs at £260 and 577.80ppkg and bought by the judge Mr. Mike Keeler, who also bought the Reserve Champion pair from J. Bradshaw-Hird and Champion Young Handlers Lamb from Arron Denny.  Commercial Lambs selling well and wanted.

STANDARD LAMBS (46) 243.50 TO 333.30 AV 289.71 £90.00 TO £126.00 AV £105.53
MEDIUM LAMBS (90) 241.40 TO 577.80 AV 312.92 £97.00 TO £260.00 AV £130.20
HEAVY LAMBS (52) 248.90 TO 289.70 AV 266.43 £117.00 TO 142.00 AV £126.45
HEAVY + LAMBS (33) 217.30 TO 256.80 AV 242.33 £131.00 TO £150.00 AV £137.33

SHOW RESULTS
BEST PAIR OF LAMBS UNDER 40KG
1ST J BRADSHAW-HIRD
2ND AMY KINGE
3RD BEN LUGSDEN

BEST PAIR OF LAMBS OVER 40KG
1ST ALBURGH LAMB
2ND BEN LUGSDEN
3RD J BRADSHAW-HIRD

OVERALL CHAMPION - ALBURGH LAMB
RESERVE CHAMPION - J BRADSHAW-HIRD

BEST CULL EWE - RUFUS CROSS

YOUNG HANDLERS 
UNDER 5YO
1ST SAM CHANTRY
2ND CLEMMIE CHANTRY

AGE 6-8YO
1ST EVIE HUBBARD

AGE 8-10YO
1ST ROSIE CRIDDLE
2ND RORY HUBBARD

AGE 11-16YO
1ST ARRON DENNY
2ND LEONE KNIGHTS

CHAMPION  - ARRON DENNY
RESERVE CHAMPION - ROSIE CRIDDLE

Again this year we were honoured by the support of Norwich County Council and the presence of the Lord Mayor of Norwich, Dr. Kevin Maguire and his consort and also the Sherrif of Norwich, Caroline Jarrold and her deputy.
They enjoyed mixing with Farmers and presenting rosettes and trophys and especially the Young Handlers

(88) Cull Ewes

Expected smaller entry, though big thanks to Rufus Cross who won the Ewe Class and sold for £195.00

£12.00 to £195.00 av £87.01

STORE LAMBS (134)

Quality lambs sold well with Paul Haistead topping at £88.00

£20.00 to £88.00 av £70.43

BREEDING EWES (51)

Small entry which for this time of year is expected, but topped at £139 for SJ Kidd and his Texel x Shearlings

PLEASE DO NOT FORGET ITS OUR CHRISTMAS FATSTOCK SHOW & SALE NEXT SATURDAY, 3RD DECEMBER.

Please enter our classes ........

Best Pair of Lambs under 40kg
Best Pair of Lambs over 40kg
Best Cull Ewe
Young Handler Under 8yo
Young Handler 8-16yo


 ENTRIES PLEASE FOR ADVERTISING TO TIM THANKS

  • THANK YOU TO ALL FARMERS FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT


Entries for future sale to Tim Webster on 07437 101163.