Market Report

 

Saturday 27th March 2021

Auctioneers: Philip Dale & Tim Webster.

Notes

313 Head of Cattle & Calves.

Store and Breeding Cattle

Who could have predicted this. There is one thing for sure and that is the law of supply and demand will prevail. This is simple as that. As Lucky Luciano said "if you have a lot of what people want and can't get, then you can supply the demand and shovel in the dough"
HIGHLIGHTS
STEERS
BBx 13mo £1260 MC Barker
BBx 12mo £1190 MC Barker
Saler 20mo £1180 A & J Samson
Simx 13mo £1110 Holkham Estate
BAx  12mo £1110 MC Barker
S/Horn 13mo £1105 Holkham Estate
Limx 12mo £1100 Waterer Partners
Limx 12mo £1100 Holkham Estate
Saler 19mo £1090 A & J Samson
Limx 10mo £1080 RF Parker
HEIFERS
S/Dev 24mo £1200 Holkham Estate
Simx 24mo £1190 Holkham Estate
Limx 24mo £1150 Holkham Estate
BBx 21mo £1130 R Criddle
Simx 20mo £1095 J Everson
BAx 25mo £1090 R Criddle
Charx 13mo £1080 Holkham Estate
BBx 12mo £1060 MC Barker
S/Dev 11mo £1060 A Foulds
STORE BULLS
L/Red 36mo £1060 J. Carrick
L/Red 25mo £1060 J. Carrick
L/Red 24mo £1005 J. Carrick
L/Red 25mo £ 940 J. Carrick
L/Red 24mo £ 800 J. Carrick
Saler 14mo £770 A & J Samson

(19) Cull & Prime Cattle

A better entry and a faster trade produced an overall average of 144.68ppkg. Top price went to K & S Livestock with a Limousin Heifer at 207ppkg and Cows to 191ppkg (£1224)
Frank Kinge sold cows to 171ppkg or £1197

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

 

Breeding Cattle

Demand exceeded supply in this section, with a 7yo Pedigree Simmental Stock Bull from A.Hurn & Partners reaching £2,000 and Simmental x Cows and Calves from Andrew Watts to £1900, with the same vendor achieving £1650 for Angus Cows and Calves. In Calf Limousin Cows from Andrew Watts reached £1150

(43) Calves

A few more about and the calf trade is keeping up with the beef. Top price went to a Suckler Lim x Heifer at £405 from Davis Dairies.
CW Potter & Son sold Blues to £402, £402, £378 whilst Alex Dann reached £375, £345, £335 for Blues and £295 for Angus, a price equalised by David Parsons Angus bull calf. As ever, Limousins were in demand selling to £290, £265, £240, £252, £255 for R. Paterson. Black and Whites reached £90 for Alex Dann.

Stirks

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SHEEP (1079)

Another busy market with most pens filled with either sheep or cattle. Generally prices were a little easier, but not much and in line with most outlets this week. Prices expected to rise over the next few weeks.

PRIME HOGGS (684)
Good entry again with a few new vendors and again new buyers making Norwich better week on week. Topping today was our very own Ritchie Criddle at £159 and CT Appleton at 385ppkg

Standard Hoggs (84) 258.22 to 376.18 av 290.33 £85.00 to £112.00 av £102.40
Medium Lambs (233) 266.98 to 337.61 av 293.34 £109.00 to £144.00 av £124.96
Heavy Lambs (250) 266.28 to 311.42 av 285.63 £120.00 to £146.00 av £135.22
Heavy Plus (117) 248.22 to 294.10 av 266.43 £134.00 to £159.00 av £147.39

(198) Cull Ewes

Trade again a bit easier but still wanted and topping at £118 for S. Simmons Texel x Ewes.
£40 to £118 av £91.64

CULL RAMS (14)
£50 to £121 av £100.07

CULL GOATS (2)
To £97

Store Hoggs (98)

Good Texel x Ewe Lambs to £153 for Ian Appleyard and are still wanted.

Texel x (71) £51 to £153 av £106.28
Zwartable (5) to £90 av £90
Suffolk x (3) to £79 av £79
XBreeds (7) £50 to £51 av £50.50
Jacob (4) to £46 av £46
Herdwick (3) to £42 av £42
Soay (5) to £29 av £29

EWES & LAMBS (63)

£52 to £76 per life av £65.07

IN LAMB EWES (3)
£94 to £110 av £100.33

NANNYS & KIDS (13)
£48 to £115 av £71.15

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.