Market Report

 

Saturday 22nd May 2021

Auctioneers: Philip Dale & Tim Webster.

Notes

360 Head of Cattle & Calves.

Store and Breeding Cattle

A massive day, with many prices doubling vendors expectations. I now know why cattle and calf buyers do not come to Norwich from the Midlands (thats where I am from) and further North - they cannot afford them !!   A large entry of breeding stock in the inauguaral Show and Sale of Cows and Calves, competing for the Paul Davis Memorial Trophy, met a trade which can only be described as impossible for many to partake in.
The Championship went to Matt Barker of Diss, with a Blonde Cow with a young B.Blue x Bull Calf at foot, selling for £2400 to Davis Dairies.  Matt also sold a Blonde x Cow with small twins at £2800 and a Blonde Cow with a Blonde Bull Calf at £2700.. Top price of the day went to Helen Collins with a Limousin x Cow and Limousin x Heifer Calf at foot at £2900..  Thanks are due to the judges Mr Jason Child and Mr Justin Rust-Andrews for giving up their time and carrying out their task in a most professional manner.  Mr. Gary Sharpe of Fristling Hall Farms for this generous sponsorship of the prize money and for all the vendors for a show of cattle of great quality and to the buyers for holding their nerve.

SHOW RESULTS
CONTINENTAL COW AND CALF
1st Matt Barker   Blonde Cow & B.Blue Bull Calf 2mo £2400 to Davis Dairies
2nd Helen Collins Lim x Cow & Lim x Heifer Calf 7mo £2900 to Davis Dairies
3rd Helen Collins B.Blue x Hfr & Lim x Heifer Calf 1mo £2450 Raven Bros

NATIVE COW AND CALF
1st JH & PE Nicholson A.Angus Cow & A.Angus Heifer Calf 3mo £1800 to Davis Dairies
2nd JH & PE Nicholson A.Angus Heifer & A.Angus Bull Calf 3mo £1800 to Davis Dairies
3rd RM Shaw & AJ Goate L.Red Cow & L.Red Bull Calf 1mo £1400 to J & N Case

In the store cattle section, we are experiencing a see-saw trend - one side of the equation is going down, while the other side is going up !!  Tremendous Limousin x Bulling Heifers from TH & L Caldicott sold to £1600 and Sim x 14mo Steers reached £1190 for A.Sewell

HIGHLIGHTS
BREEDING CATTLE
Limx Cow with Heifer Calf £2900 Helen Collins
Blonde x Cow with Twins £2800 Matt Barker
Blonde Cow with Bull Calf £2700 Matt Barker
Limx Heifer with Heifer Calf £2500 Helen Collins
BBx Heifer with Heifer Calf £2450 Helen Collins
Blonde Cow with Bull Calf £2400 Matt Barker
Blonde Cow with Heifer Calf £2200 Matt Barker
A.Angus Cow with Bull Calf £1800 JH & PE Nicholson
A.Angus Heifer with Heifer Calf £1800 JH & PE Nicholson
A.Angus Heifer with Bull Calf £1750 JH & PE Nicholson
A.Angus Heifer with Bull Calf £1700 JH & PE Nicholson
A.Angus Cow with Heifer Calf £1700 A.Clarke & Partners
Simmental Cow with Bull Calf £1650 Sharon Morter
A.Angus Heifer with Heifer Calf £1600 JH & PE Nicholson
A.Angus Heifer with Heifer Calf £1550 JH & PE  Nicholson
Simmental Cow with Heifer Calf £1550 S. Morter
A.Angus Cow with Heifer Calf £1500 A.Clarke & Partners
Red Cow with Bull Calf £1500 A.Clarke & Partners
L/Red Cow with Bull Calf £1400 RM Shaw & AJ Goate

STEERS
Simx 14mo £1190 A Sewell
AA 14mo £1170 J Cargill
AA 14mo £1080 J Cargill
AA 14mo £1060 J Cargill
AA 15mo £1040 J Cargill
Simx 12mo £1000 J Everson
Simx 14mo £980 A Sewell
Simx 15mo £970 A Sewell
Limx 10mo £960 MA & CR Rounding
Simx 16mo £960 J Everson

HEIFERS
Lim 24mo £1600 TH & L Caldicott
Lim 17mo £1550 TH & L Caldicott
Lim 16mo £1250 TH & L Caldicott
Limx 21mo £1170 MA & CR Rounding
BBx 21mo £1160 MG Reeder
Blonde 15mo £1130 B Jones
Blonde 14mo £1090 B Jones
Blonde 14mo £990 B Jones
AA 14mo £970 J Cargill

BULLS
Sim 21mo £1500 Mautby Farms
Char 39mo £1350 Holkham Livestock
Lim 65mo £1325 FA & CA Kinge
Lim 15mo £1300 A Hodge
AA 14mo £1180 J Cargill
Hereford 48mo £1175 TS & ME Child
BBx 16mo £1080 Beef Finishing Co
AA 16mo £1020 J Cargill
AA 14mo £990 J Cargill
Lim 14mo £950 K & S Livestock

Cull & Prime Cattle (16)

A very fast trade all round with Cows to 168ppkg for Colin Grimes and £1204 for Matt Barker. Overall average 143.25ppkg

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

 

Breeding Cattle

See Report Above

(57) Calves

Top price of the day went to Davis Dairies with a Limousin Bull Calf, auctioned to raise money for the National Amylodosis Centre, in the Royall Free Hospital, London, in memory of Paul Davis. The calf sold to Roger Long for £480.  Blue calves sold to £455 for CW Potter & Son, with others from the same vendor at £410, £400, £400, £400.  Alex Dann sold Blues to £410, Angus to £368 and Black & Whites to £160. Limousins are always in demand, with R. Paterson reaching £402, £395, £380, £365 and £360. A.Angus from FW Parsons sold to £370 and £350 with Herefords from LG Brigham to £310 and Tom Crawford £305.

Stirks

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SHEEP (529)

Good to welcome our first Ewe & Lamb Show and Sale today, with special thanks to our Judge Andrew Foulds. Smaller numbers during the inbetween time of Hoggs and Lambs.

PRIME HOGGS (191)
Hoggs now drying up with all shapes and sizes about today but topping at 315ppkg for Michelle Lakey and for Kevin Borley £170.

STANDARD LAMBS (64) 200.00 to 290.90 av 219.34 £74.00 to £110.00 av £89.00
MEDIUM LAMBS (38) 261.90 to 315.00 av 294.18 £106.00 to £138.00 av £125.25
HEAVY LAMBS (51) 270.83 to 308.51 av 295.34 £130.00 to £145.00 av £140.63
HEAVY+ LAMBS (38) 205.47 to 326.92 av 254.27 £137.00 to £169.00 av £152.61

NEW SEASON LAMBS (68)
A few more forward and more interest topping at 363.00 ppkf for Bures Farm Partners £167

STANDARD LAMBS (17) 300.00 to 363.15 av 331.58 £102.00 to £138.00 av £120.00
MEDIUM LAMBS (26) 315.90 to 348.70 av 335.35 £134.00 to £149.00 av £141.83
HEAVY LAMBS (14) 320.00 to 334.78 av 327.39 £154.00 to £160.00 av £157.00
HEAVY + LAMBS (11) 272.54 to 315.09 av 301.88 £139.00 to £167.00 av £155.00

(135) Cull Ewes

A good show of meated ewes forward and greeted with keen bidding, topping at £134 for Bures Farm Partners.
£49.00 to £134.00 av £108.50

CULL RAMS (5)
£94.00 to £138.00 av £116.60

Store Hoggs

BREEDING SHEEP

EWES & LAMBS (127)

A nice entry forward for our First Sepecial Sale. Champion went to Sharon Morter for Natives and Rerserve to Shirley Keeler for Continentals.

£48.00 to £120.00 av £75.01  per life

GOATS (3)
A small entry of young goats forward
£36.00 to £76.00 av £53.00

  • 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.