Market Report

 

Saturday 8th May 2021

Auctioneers: Philip Dale & Tim Webster.

Notes

308 Head of Cattle & Calves.

Store and Breeding Cattle

Today could have been difficult, with rising food prices, no grass or straw, a bit of a wobble in the beef end and torrential rain, which can put people off cattle buying.However, new buyers turned up and the law of supply and demand reigns again - these buyers are probably correct as in some parts of the country, store cattle numbers will dry up.
HIGHLIGHTS
STEERS
Limx 16mo £1110 W Mallon Livestock
Simx 13mo £1080 Pearn Wyatt
Limx 11mo £1070 PJ Mitchell
Red 23mo £1040 P Rogers
Simx 11mo £1030 Pearn Wyatt
Simx 13mo £990 G Wisson & Son
Simx 13mo £980 Pearn Wyatt
S.Dev 14mo £980 Jane Archer
Limx 14mo £980 W Mallon Livestock
Limx 15mo £980 G Wisson & Son
HEIFERS
BBx 21mo £1200 MG Reeder
S/Dev 16mo £1100 ET Archer
Simx 13mo £1080 Pearn Wyatt
BBx 18mo £1080 G Wisson & Son
S/Horn 37mo £1030 PR & VA Claxton
Simx 13mo £1000 Pearn Wyatt
AA 20mo £990 DB Harrison
Limx 11mo £990 RF & RJ Parker
Limx 12mo £980 RF & RJ Parker
Simx 18mo £960 J Everson
BULLS
L/Red 74mo £1330 Carrick & Son
Limx 13mo £930 Davis Dairies
L/Red 14mo £880 Carrick & Son
Limx 11mo £830 B. Morton
A.A 15mo £810 Moores Livestock
Hfd 12mo £760 Manor Farm
A.A 10mo £750 D J Starling

Cull & Prime Cattle

Cow trade is up with new buyers present, a very fast trade ensued, selling to a top of 151ppkg for Mr. Pilch £1146

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

(40) Calves

Possibly the dearest ever seen ??

These are all young calves and half the entry made over £300 up to a top of £435 for a B.Blue bull from Alex Dann, who also had Blues to £385, £378, £370. Limousins again in demand, with R. Paterson making £365, £305, £300, £300, £285 and Coston Hall £348. Herefords continued the trade with SC & CB Gapp at £355, £300, £300 and £300 for a Heifer
LG Brigham had Herefor heifers to £285. Suckler bred calves from Davis Dairies sold to £395, £390 and £345. Black and Whites from Alex Dann were £125, £125 and £120

Stirks

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SHEEP (651)

Trying conditions selling the sheep today, Farmers asking for rain and they got what they wished for !! Buyers stuck to their task and trade was good across the board.

PRIME HOGGS (385)
A very fast trade throughout with buyers falling out over them. Numbers now drying up. Rob Britton topped today at 363.30ppkg and JW Sanderson at £170 per head.

STANDARD LAMBS (26) 289.40 to 312.80 av 300.42 £96.00 to £122.00 av £110.37
MEDIUM LAMBS (112) 278.50 TO 346.50 av 310.43 £116.00 to £149.00 av £131.83
HEAVY LAMBS (119) 280.00 to 363.30 av 313.17 £139.00 to £167.00 av £148.40
HEAVY + LAMBS (128) 233.30 to 292.00 av 260.94 £129.00 to £170.00 av £145.45

NEW SEASON LAMBS (22)
Only a handful present with Ria Fish topping at 377ppkg and Mrs Skinner (Bures Farm) at £160

(134) Cull Ewes

A nice entry of meated ewes with not so many rare breeds today. Topping at £140 for Mrs Skinner ( Bures Farm)
£5 to £140 average £108.46

CULL RAMS (1) to £93

Store Hoggs (15)

JW Sanderson had ewe lambs from £138 to £152 and four from Mrs Holden at £78 avering £123.80

BREEDING SHEEP

BREEDING EWES (5)
£80 to £120 average £104

EWES & LAMBS (54)
Please book your entries in for our Ewe & Lamb Show & Sale next sale, 22nd May. Classes for best continental and best native ewes with lambs at foot.

22 Outfits today of ewes and lambs sold from £62 to £98 per life to average £76.74

GOATS (19)
£54 to £86 average £77.26

  • 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.