PRIME CATTLE - Auctioneer: Charles Hollis
Less stock forward. It does appear that my comments have been noted as several farmers had become Farm Assured in the last week or so and I can say it is to every farmer’s advantage to become Farm Assured. The additional price of one animal can cover the cost.
Another fantastic average in the OTM section – 121.5p/Kg; again beating all other local markets by a considerable amount, particularly Market Drayton where we averaged 24½p/Kg more.
It was suggested to me, at a function this week, by a retired farmer that he was not convinced that all my statements were fact. If anyone wants to question them, please step forward!
Fortunately the clean cattle trade has picked up slightly - still less than before Christmas but it spears we are heading in the right direction. Our prices compare favourably with everybody else; the only variation is a penny or two.
In the bull section Johnson, Shuttlewood were the highlights reaching 206p/Kg, averaging 198.03p/Kg, £1217.40 per head. Gordon was particularly delighted because he said he could do with a few extra bob for Valentine’s Day! Paddock was back in the frame with 4 bulls reaching 192p/Kg, averaging 187.82p/Kg, £1263.06 per head.
Highlight in the Steers was from Hazeldine Farms reaching 221p/Kg, averaging 192.77p/Kg, £1171.07 per head. Highlight in the Heifers was from A Faulconbridge & Son, Meriden reaching 228p/Kg, averaging 211.13p/Kg, £1205.00 per head.
We have received a complaint from Trading Standards that a few cattle are coming forward without both tags. Please assist by ensuring both tags are present when beasts come off the transport.
TOP 25 PER CENT
OTM 152.00 p/Kg £1086.06
BULLS 195.00p/Kg £1306.25
STEERS 203.06p/Kg £1381.60
HEIFER 224.00p/Kg £1307.67
OTMs Top Prices per kilo were: Simmental 185 p/Kg@ 552 For Atkin Bros, Barrow on Trent; Limousin 175 p/Kg@ 573 For A H Blackwell, Swadlincote; Limousin 169 p/Kg@ 612 For M J Brewin, Linford; Aberdeen Angus 150 p/Kg@ 545 For G H Jarrom & Sons, Diseworth; Charolais 145 p/Kg@ 681 For M Webster, Sandicare
Top Gross Prices were: Friesian Weighing 913 Kg £1278.20 For G A Bradbury, Trusley; Limousin Weighing 1004 Kg £1244.96 For E Morley & Sons, Kirk Langley; Holstein Weighing 866 Kg £1099.82 For J Woodward, Mapperley; Simmental Weighing 770 Kg £1062.60 For P C Harrison, Derby; Holstein Weighing 823 Kg £1061.67 For P J V & J E Allan, Tutbury
Prime Bulls Top Prices per kilo were: Limousin 206 p/Kg@ 602 For G W & K G Johnson & Shuttlewood, Etwall; Limousin 200 p/Kg@ 655 For G W & K G Johnson & Shuttlewood, Etwall; Limousin 194 p/Kg@ 582 For G W & K G Johnson & Shuttlewood, Etwall; Limousin 192 p/Kg@ 620 For G W & K G Johnson & Shuttlewood, Etwall; British Blue 192 p/Kg@ 685 For G H Paddock, Stone
Top Gross Prices were: Blonde Weighing 724 Kg £1361.12 For J T Ottewell, Calow; Hereford Weighing 740 Kg £1332.00 For J T Ottewell, Calow; British Blue Weighing 693 Kg £1323.63 For G H Paddock, Stone; British Blue Weighing 685 Kg £1315.20 For G H Paddock, Stone; Limousin Weighing 655 Kg £1310.00 For G W & K G Johnson & Shuttlewood, Etwall
Steers Top Prices per kilo were: Limousin 221 p/Kg@ 614 For Hazeldine Farms, Watnall; Limousin 205 p/Kg@ 728 For B & K Stevenson, Quarndon; Limousin 200 p/Kg@ 606 For E W Blood & Sons Ltd, Sibson; Limousin 200 p/Kg@ 649 For F H Sargent & Son, Etwall; Limousin 192 p/Kg@ 609 For Hazeldine Farms, Watnall
Top Gross Prices were: Limousin Weighing 728 Kg £1492.40 For B & K Stevenson, Quarndon; Blonde Weighing 755 Kg £1434.50 For E W Blood & Sons Ltd, Sibson; Limousin Weighing 614 Kg £1356.94 For Hazeldine Farms, Watnall; Blonde Weighing 698 Kg £1326.20 For E W Blood & Sons Ltd, Sibson; Limousin Weighing 649 Kg £1298.00 For F H Sargent & Son, Etwall
Heifers Top Prices per kilo were: Blonde 228 p/Kg@ 599 For A Faulconbridge & Son, Meriden; Blonde 224 p/Kg@ 578 For A Faulconbridge & Son, Meriden; Limousin 223 p/Kg@ 523 For Ambaston Farmers, Ambaston; Limousin 221 p/Kg@ 507 For Ambaston Farmers, Ambaston; Blonde 218 p/Kg@ 582 For A Faulconbridge & Son, Meriden
Top Gross Prices were: Blonde weighing 599 Kg £1365.72 For A Faulconbridge & Son, Meriden; Limousin weighing 685 Kg £1301.50 For P J Tipping, Ashbourne; Blonde weighing 578 Kg £1294.72 For A Faulconbridge & Son, Meriden; Blonde weighing 582 Kg £1268.76 For A Faulconbridge & Son, Meriden; Simmental weighing 599 Kg £1209.98 For Atkin Bros, Barrow on Trent
CALVES – Auctioneer: Barrie Williamson
45 YOUNG CALVES A much better quality entry attracted an amazing response with the best Simmental Bulls from Messrs J Cooper & Son, Berkeswell selling for £390. Heifers from the same Vendor sold for £300, British Blue Bulls reached £370 to average £348. Charolais Bulls sold to £355 for Limousin Bulls to £328.
Bulls Simmental sold to £390 for J Cooper & Son, Berkeswell; British Blue sold to £370 for S J Walker & J Hargreaves, Rolleston; Charolais sold to £355 for A J Parker & Sons, Ticknall; Limousin sold to £328 for A J Parker & Sons, Ticknall; Hereford sold to £275 for J W Brandrick & Son, Uttoxeter
Heifers Simmental sold to £300 for J Cooper & Son, Berkeswell; British Blue sold to £260 for W G Brown & Sons Ltd, Rugeley; Hereford sold to £175 for J W Brandrick & Son, Uttoxeter; Limousin sold to £155 for A J Parker & Sons, Ticknall
68 REARED CALVES Prices remained consistently high with an 8 Month Old Blonde X Simmental Steer from A R Payne & Sons of West Hallam topping the section at £825. Limousin Heifers reached £800 while 8 Month old Limousin X Bulls and Blonde X Bulls selling to £685.
Limousin sold to £685 for L A & E Hayes, Sutton in Ashfield
Blonde sold to £685 for L A & E Hayes, Sutton in Ashfield
Hereford sold to £680 for S J Thirlby, Burton on Trent
British Blue sold to £420 for J D & G R Follows, Ashbourne
Holstein sold to £325 for R J Smith & Son, Rugeley
Limousin sold to £800 for G S Barney, Moira
British Blue sold to £655 for J A Bryer & Son, Belper
Simmental sold to £500 for M Webster, Sandicare
Blonde sold to £405 for L A & E Hayes, Sutton in Ashfield
Charolais sold to £375 for M Webster, Sandicare
Blonde sold to £825 for A R Payne & Sons, Derby
Hereford sold to £795 for G S Barney, Moira
British Blue sold to £750 for J A Bryer & Son, Belper
Limousin sold to £620 for P J Buxton, Kirk Langley
Aberdeen Angus sold to £610 for M Webster, Sandicare
STORE CATTLE - Auctioneer: Oliver Hiles
A similar show of cattle this week with a full ring of buyers and a sharp trade for the cattle on offer.
An In-Calf Cha cow (10 years) sold at £990 from J Millington, Draycott.
Sold well with highlights being:
£1220 BB (22 months) M & J Taylor, Fillongley
£1210 BB (21 months) M & J Taylor, Fillongley
£1150 Sim (22 months) M & J Taylor, Fillongley
£1055 Her (23 months) J Millington, Draycott
£740 Lim (4-15 months) A E & V J Parkinson, Dalbury Lees
£605 Fri (19 months) G E Ferris & Son, Trusley
£1040 BB (21 months) M & J Taylor, Fillongley
£850 Lim (21 months) G E Ferris & Son, Trusley
£745 BB (20 months) C C Etches & Son, Tissington
£720 Her (16 months) N G & S E Hammersley, Lichfield
£670 Her (17-21 months) A H & J E Yates, Kirk Langley
For all information on marketing store cattle, please give me a call on 07801 530899.
SHEEP – Auctioneer: Peter Oven
321 Lambs 41 Ewes & Rams 12 Store Sheep
A smaller show of 374 sheep included 321 lambs. Demand for the lambs was very brisk from start to finish, with all types seeing a marked improvement on last week’s trade. The best lambs peaked at 211p/Kg with an overall market average of 192p/Kg. The best big lambs grossed over £100/head.
32.9Kg 188p/Kg D & J Ingham, Barton in the Beans
35.0Kg 208p/Kg B W & I T Greenfield, Sibson
37.5Kg 209p/Kg B W & I T Greenfield, Sibson
38.0Kg 208p/Kg B W & I T Greenfield, Sibson
39.0Kg 205p/Kg B W & I T Greenfield, Sibson
39.1Kg 208p/Kg J Dewis, Woodville
40.6Kg 204p/Kg B & K Stevenson, Quarndon
41.0Kg 211p/Kg B & K Stevenson, Quarndon
43.5Kg 205p/Kg P E Yates, Quardon
46.6Kg 204p/Kg B & K Stevenson, Quarndon
49.0Kg 188p/Kg E A Sessions, Osleston
51.0Kg 185p/Kg W G Brownsward, Brailsford
61.0Kg 165p/Kg P E Yates, Quarndon
A total of 41 cull ewes and rams attracted brisk bidding with best heavy ewes to £92 Ave £62.20 cull rams to £64.
A small show of 12 ewes and lambs saw a large crowd of prospective buyers watching with Texel doubles to £123. Singles to £86.