Market Report

 

Saturday 12th December 2020

Auctioneers: Philip Dale & Tim Webster.

Notes

276 Head of Cattle & Calves

Store and Breeding Cattle

Excellent shows all round for the time of year with many uncertainties facing the industry, such as Deal or no Deal, COVID, straw, feed, windmills, trees, vaccines, CO2 and cold weather.
Trade continues for quality whereas secondary sorts which require more farming can be variable, so stronger 'warm' cattle or shapey younger ones are the flavour of the month. The show and sale of suckled calves was won by Holly Lutkin with a Blonde x steer. Our thanks go to the judge,  Mr. Brian Ward.
HIGHLIGHTS
STEERS
Limx 21mo £1070 J. Woodward
Hfd 20mo £1010 Holkham Estates
Charx 19mo £1000 AJ Coppin
S. Dev 19mo £960 G. Wisson & Son
Simx 20mo £960 AJ Coppin
Limx 18mo £950 White Gables
Limx 9mo £830 Davis Dairies
Limx 8mo £820 Davis Dairies
Limx 18mo £810 White Gables
Hfd 18mo £760 SG Lutkin & Son
HEIFERS
AA 21mo £1045 Holdham Estates
Char 25mo £935 RJ Beck
Char 19mo £895 NP Key
S. Dev 21mo £820 G. Wisson Son
Hfd 27mo £780 SG Lutkin & Son
Limx 11mo £770 A Hodge
Charx 26mo £705 RJ Beck
S. Dev 17mo £690 G. Wisson & Son
SHOW RESULTS
1st Holly Lutkin Blonde Steer £700
2nd Davis Dairies Limx Steer £820
3rd Sharon Morter Sim x Steer £700

(5) Cull & Prime Cattle

A little bit of quality with a youngster from G. Hartley-Webb to 158ppkg or £1011 and a BBx from M.Barker to 148ppkg or £976


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

 

Breeding Cattle

(97) Calves

Including the Annual Christmas Show & Sale of calves, ably judged by Mr. Roger Long. An excellent show in terms of numbers, although quality was lacking in places, found many buyers for all breeds and types. Some phenominal top prices were achieved, with Messers Potter & Son reaching £460, £440, £440, £385, £370 for B. Blues. Other B. Blue vendors made £280 R. Paterson, £265 Alex Dann, with A. Angus from David Parsons at £270, Tom Crawford at £245 and Coston Hall Farms at £230.
SHOW RESULTS
Calves Under 2mo of age
CONTINENTALS
1st CW Potter & Son BB Bull £460
2nd CW Potter & Son BB Heifer £350
3rd CW Potter & Son BB Heifer £370
NATIVE BRED
1st D. Parsons AA Bull £270
2nd Tom Crawford AA Heifer £245
3rd Coston Hall Farms AA Bull £230
Calves Over 2mo of age
CONTINENTALS
1st C. Haste (not sold)
2nd CW Potter & Son BB Bull £440
3rd CW Potter & Son BB Bull £440

Stirks

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SHEEP (611)

A good show of sheep across the board with a bit of Christmas feel for our Show & Sale. The quality forward was very good and all chasing pre-Brexit deals. Please note we are holding a sale next week, 19th December, our last of the year.
PRIME LAMBS (374) CHRISTMAS FATSTOCK SHOW
History was created at Norwich Livestock Market this weekend when Alburgh Lamb from Harleston won the Best Pair of Lambs at the Christmas Show for a remarkable fifth straight year with quality Texel Lambs weighing 47kg and realising £165 each and sold to a local buyer Justin Rust Andrews who also bought the Reserve Champion pair from Emma Germany for £145 each.
OFFICIAL RESULTS
Best Pair of Lambs under 40kg
1st Rosie Criddle, 2nd Rory Smith, 3rd Emma Germany
Best Pair of Lambs over 40kg
1st Alburgh Lamb, 2nd Emma Germany, 3rd Emma Germany

Standard Lambs (93) 185.60 to 246.70 av 212.70 £66.00 to £95.00 av £77.82
Medium Lambs (125) 189.10 to 337.20 av 215.10 £80.00 to £145.00 av £91.95
Heavy Lambs (91) 182.60 to 351.06 av 212.42 £84.00 to £165.00 av £99.70
Heavy + Lambs (65) 173.60 to 201.10 av 190.30 £91.00 to £108.00 Av £101.40

Auctioneer Tim Webster ALAA.

(96) Cull Ewes

Much better entry than previous weeks. A bit easier on the plainer ewes but anything meated was well sort after and topping at £120 for Suffolk ewes from G Beddie of Suffolk.
£10 to £120 Av £80.70

Store Lambs (137)

Store lambs remain a serious trade. Farmers with optimisim going into the new year. JE Spratt topped today with Ewe Lambs at £109.
Texel x (97) 45.50 to 109.00 av £76.87
Suffolk x (12) 60.50 to 75.00 av £67.80
Kerry Hill (8) to 62.00 av £62.00
Lleyn (5) to 63.00 av £63.00
Zwartble (4) 61.00 to 66.00 av £63.50
XBreeds (6) 39.00 to 67.50 av £60.38
Jacob x (4) to 58.00 av £58.00
Badger Face (1) to 65.00 av £65.00

Breeding Sheep (4)

A few younger sorts moved from the culls ewes £56.00 to £76.00 av £71.00

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.