Market Report

 

Saturday 14th November 2020

Auctioneers: Philip Dale & Tim Webster.

Notes

287 Head of Cattle & Calves

Store and Breeding Cattle

Numbers slightly less and younger, smaller cattle more variable, but any strength especially warm sorts were rather expensive. Competing elements at the moment are straw, feed, respiratory health, cull cow price on the negative side and an increasing clean cattle price on the positive side.
HIGHLIGHTS 
STEERS
Simx 17mo £1070 JB Dring
Hfd 21mo £980 JB Dring
S/Horn 20mo £940 Exning Estates
Red 20mo £935 LP & PV Thain
S.Devon 20mo £920 G. Wisson & Son
Simx 14mo £910 G Wisson & Son
BBx 18mo £890 G. Wisson & Son
Limx 17mo £880 G. Wisson & Son
Simx 18mo £830 G Wisson & Son
AA 15mo £800 J. Boulton
HEIFERS
Limx 19mo £1110 Holkham Estates
Hfd 20mo £1040 Holkham Estates
Limx 19mo £810 LP & PV Thain
Simx 20mo £770 W. Debbage
AA 23mo £720 J. Leeder
AA 23mo £700 J. Leeder
BBx 14mo £670 Paul Harvey Livestock
BBx 19mo £670 A. Watts
Limx 11mo £670 Paul Harvey Livestock
BULLS
Lim 116mo £980 RW & DR Coe
Sim 10mo £800 J. Goddard

(16) Cull & Prime Cattle

Trade is slightly easier, caused by lockdown blocking commercial outlets however good returns for any quality and farm assurance at a premium.
Clean heifers from Carrick & Son sold to 181ppkg and cows from the same vendor reached 129ppkg.


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

 

Breeding Cattle

AA x Heifer & AA Bull Calves £1400 & £1275 for George Thompson Farms

(63) Calves & Stirks

Another decent entry and the trade of the year so far for quality, especially Blues and Lims. CW Potter topped the market at £440, £400, £370 and £360 for Blues. RJ Barnes reached £330, £315, £295 and £285 for Blues. Alex Dann sold Blues to £295 and Coston Hall reached £280 for Lim Bulls. Hereford from CB & SC Gapp reached £210 while LG Brigham had a Hereford Bull calf at £220 and a Heifer at £210. Black and Whites in demand with strong calves from R. Paterson to £180. Suckler Bred from JWB Livestock made £420, £415 & £380

Stirks

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SHEEP (403)

Another damp day in Norwich. Todays sale was hampered with the news one of our main buyers could not attend because of medical matters but can report he is now fit and getting better.
PRIME LAMBS (264)
A few more lambs than expected but they were wanted, especially the lighter lambs and topping at 236.4ppkg to MK & CM Britton and £103 per head to C.T. Appleton. Please book entries of show lambs in for the 12 Decemver ASAP thanks.

Standard Lambs (75) 189.10 to 236.40 av 204.82 £70.00 to £78.50 av £73.18
Medium Lambs (144) 186.90 to 234.00 av 200.23 £76.50 to £103.00 av £83.91
Heavy Lambs (31) 190.50 to 209.90 av 197.16 £86.40 to £97.00 av £92.00
Heavy + Lambs (14) 161.10 to 202.70 av 182.26 £87.00 to £102.00 av £95.33

Auctioneer Tim Webster ALAA.

(57) Cull Ewes

A small entry but quality throughout was good and greeted with fierce bidding topping at £109 for Bures Farm Partners.
£11 to £109 Av £70.40
CULL RAMS (4)
£60 TO £100 Av £77.50
HOGGETT (1)
£59.00

Store Lambs (53)

A small entry of lambs forward but still selling very well topping at £78.00 for Texel x Mules for Tim Haste of Campsey Ash.
£46 to £78 Av £58.84

Breeding Sheep

BREEDING EWES (20)
All the Ewes on offer today had been running with a Ram and topped at £90 for some Flock Aged Suffolks down to £35 for a pair of Swale Ewes.
£35 to £90 av £71.85
BREEDING RAMS (4)
Topping at £100 for Tim Haste and going to a good local home.
£81 to £100 Av £89

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.