Market Report

 

Saturday 10th April 2021

Auctioneers: Philip Dale & Tim Webster.

Notes

358 Head of Cattle & Calves.

Store and Breeding Cattle

Store cattle prices rise again against an increase in supply, reflecting the continuing upward movement of the beef trade. As the beef cattle shortage continues, recent media headlines are illustrating some covid related supply problems such as "Global shortage in computer chips reaches crisis point" and "US Restaurants face ketchup packet shortages amidst covid pandemic"
The roaring twenties was a period after the first world war and the Spanish flu pandemic, that represented a time of great prosperity in some sectors in certain parts of the globe. Is history about to repeat itself ??
There were no shortage of cattle in Norwich on Saturday and prices were definitely roaring !!

HIGHLIGHTS 
STEERS
Simx 22mo £1280 JM Farrow
Limx 13mo £1170 MC Barker
Charx 27mo £1160 Parker Cattle Ltd
AAx 13mo £1110 Guyer Farms
Limx 13mo £1110 Holkham Estates
BBx 12mo £1100 MC Barker
Hfd 13mo £1080 Holkham Estates
Hfd 23mo £1080 Parker Cattle Ltd
Hfd 24mo £1060 Parker Cattle Ltd
BBx 12mo £1050 WS Everitt

HEIFERS
Simx 25mo £1240 Exning Estates
Simx 22mo £1190 JM Farrow
Hfd 26mo £1190 Bures Farm Partners
Hfd 15mo £1180 Bures Farm Partners
BBx 13mo £1140 MC Barker
Hfd 20mo £1140 JR Brown
Simx 23mo £1090 JM Farrow
Saler 19mo £1080 AJ Austin
Simx 17mo £1060 G Wisson & Son
Simx 23mo £1050 J Everson

Cull & Prime Cattle

An increase in trade with Cows to 170ppkg or £1302 for MC Barker and Heifers to £197ppkg for Chalke Farms

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

 

Breeding Cattle

Exceptional really with a very nice Pedigree Limousin Stock Bull to £2350 for Kemp Farms and Cows and Calves to £1725, £1700, £1700, £1660, £1660 for Bures Farm Partners South Devons and Herefords.  JR Goddard £1600 for Simmental Cow and Calf. MJ Peck £1560 for Pure Bred Charolais Cow and Calf. Charlie Rand £1560 and Alex Dann £1540

(38) Calves

Many buyers couldnt get started and are used to cheaper outlets than Norwich. Top price to CW Potter with a B Blue bull at £402 and hefiers to £378. Alex Dann had a B Blue heifer reach £395 and a bull to £392. Limousins from R Paterson sold to £290, £275, £270 and A. Angus from David Parsons reached £248. Herefords £255 from LG Brigham. Even Black and Whites got to £170 for CW Potter. Suckler bred calves realised £338 for a Limousin Bull from Davis Dairies and £300 for a Simmental Heifer from Five Berries Cattle.

Stirks

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SHEEP (588)

Trade very fast throughout all sections with record prices achieved week on week. Less numbers on offer this week nationally and straight after Easter has driven these prices. More could have been easily sold.

PRIME HOGGS (337)
Less numbers today with many Farmers lambing and numbers drying up, but prices the strongest seen with Hoggs to £180 for Messer TS & ME Child and 359.52ppkg for Messers Attew & Sons.

Standard Lambs (51) 264.80 to 342.40 av 314.07 £ 98.00 to £126.00 av £114.50
Medium Lambs (126) 307.30 to 359.52 av 322.63 £126.00 to £151.00 av £136.63
Heavy Lambs (61) 283.38 to 327.61 av 306.26 £136.00 to £159.00 av £146.92
Heavy + Lambs (74) 251.50 to 307.88 av 286.60 £153.00 to £180.00 av £163.07

(183) Cull Ewes

Unbelievable trade today with plenty of meat on offer and spirited bidding with Rob Martin topping at £175 for a good ewe.
£58 to £175 av £126.02

CULL RAMS (17)
Bill Harvey topping at £155
£80 to £155 av £128.22

CULL GOATS (2)
To £98

Store Hoggs (12)

Just a few on offer today but selling well.  SS & JE Eglington realising up to £128 for Suffolk x Lambs.

Suffolk x (10) £70 to £128 av £109.30
Zwartable (1) to £90
Mule x (1) to £80

EWES & LAMBS (46)

A nice entry of 22 ewes and 24 lambs with both Neil Baskett and Chris Godwin achieving £92 per life.
£70 to £92 av £85 per life

  • 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.