PRIME Cattle- Auctioneer: Charles Hollis
One of the biggest markets this year with an exceptionally good trade - total entries just short of 200.
OTM section had the highest average compared to the six other local markets and an unbelievable average compared to Market Drayton.
Our average 30 pence more p/Kg which is equivalent on average to £180 per head more.
Clean Cattle section had twice as many entries with an overall average of 189.57p/Kg and average of 196.4p/Kg for Steers and Heifers.
The forecast for next week, it will be worthwhile giving us a call.
Smart cattle will be wanted but it is likely that lean Holstein bulls will not be easy to sell.
Special entries this week from J A Warner, Markfield had an overall average of 237.07 (£1096.84), W A Stretton & Son, Etwall Av 221.62 (£1370.32), H R & N Faulconbridge, Berkswell Av 217.52p/Kg (£1174.61), L Faulconbridge, Allesley Av 209.95 (£1108.56) and J V & K E Belfield, Ashbourne Av 204.91 (£1298.31).
TOP 25 PER CENT
OTM 133.85p/Kg £933.39
BULLS 210.44p/Kg £1539.10
STEERS 226.00p/Kg £1527.81
HEIFER 232.04p/Kg £1343.00
OTMs Top Prices per kilo were: Blonde 170 p/Kg@ 713 For A Allen, Uttoxeter; Holstein 139 p/Kg@ 662 For W G & G H & M Brookes, Uttoxeter; Limousin 130 p/Kg@ 826 For G S & E A Parkes, Swadlincote; Aberdeen Angus 130 p/Kg@ 834 For W H Townsend & Son, Sudbury; Holstein 126 p/Kg@ 649 For J M Griffin, Canwell
Top Gross Prices were: Blonde Weighing 713 Kg £1212.10 For A Allen, Uttoxeter; Aberdeen Angus Weighing 834 Kg £1084.20 For W H Townsend & Son, Sudbury; Limousin Weighing 826 Kg £1073.80 For G S & E A Parkes, Swadlincote; Holstein Weighing 662 Kg £920.18 For W G & G H & M Brookes, Uttoxeter; Holstein Weighing 741 Kg £889.20 For Sills Partners, Brailsford
Prime Bulls Top Prices per kilo were: British Blue 220 p/Kg@ 743 For S Dore, Palterton; Limousin 220 p/Kg@ 711 For G H Paddock, Stone; Limousin 215 p/Kg@ 730 For G H Paddock, Stone; Limousin 214 p/Kg@ 662 For G H Paddock, Stone; Hereford 209 p/Kg@ 645 For J T Ottewell, Calow
Top Gross Prices were: British Blue Weighing 743 Kg £1634.60 For S Dore, Palterton; Limousin Weighing 730 Kg £1569.50 For G H Paddock, Stone; Limousin Weighing 711 Kg £1564.20 For G H Paddock, Stone; British Blue Weighing 779 Kg £1558.00 For S Dore, Palterton; Blonde Weighing 756 Kg £1542.24 For J T Ottewell, Calow
Steers Top Prices per kilo were: Limousin 238 p/Kg@ 592 For W A Stretton & Son, Etwall; Blonde 231 p/Kg@ 617 For H R & N Faulconbridge, Berkswell; Limousin 225 p/Kg@ 625 For F H Sargent & Son, Etwall; Charolais 225 p/Kg@ 664 For W A Stretton & Son, Etwall; Limousin 225 p/Kg@ 587 For W A Stretton & Son, Etwall
Top Gross Prices were: Limousin Weighing 749 Kg £1662.78 For F H Sargent & Son, Etwall; Simmental Weighing 719 Kg £1581.80 For E W Blood & Sons Ltd, Sibson; Limousin Weighing 731 Kg £1564.34 For R G Sisson, Ilkeston; Limousin Weighing 721 Kg £1514.10 For Vendor from Derby; Hereford Weighing 764 Kg £1497.44 For E & D Kemps, Etwall
Heifers Top Prices per kilo were: Limousin 248 p/Kg@ 471 For J A Warner, Markfield; Blonde 247 p/Kg@ 545 For A Faulconbridge & Son, Meriden; Blonde 240 p/Kg@ 559 For A Faulconbridge & Son, Meriden; Blonde 235 p/Kg@ 533 For H R & N Faulconbridge, Berkswell; Limousin 234 p/Kg@ 450 For J A Warner, Markfield
Top Gross Prices were: British Blue weighing 687 Kg £1428.96 For J V & K E Belfield, Ashbourne; British Blue weighing 666 Kg £1405.26 For J V & K E Belfield, Ashbourne; British Blue weighing 653 Kg £1397.42 For J V & K E Belfield, Ashbourne; Blonde weighing 545 Kg £1346.15 For A Faulconbridge & Son, Meriden; British Blue weighing 697 Kg £1345.21 For J V & K E Belfield, Ashbourne
CALVES – Auctioneer: Barrie Williamson
44 YOUNG CALVES
Smaller entry met an excellent trade with British Blue Bulls selling to £388 to average £298. Limousin Bulls reached £300 and Limousin Heifers to £298.
Bulls British Blue sold to £388 for A B Baskerville, Lichfield; Limousin sold to £300 for K W Cresswell, Yeaveley; Charolais sold to £292 for R & K Dumelow, Ashby De La Zouch; Simmental sold to £265 for N L & M P Brown, Rangemore; Montbeliarde sold to £182 for A J A Dilks & son, Belper
Heifers Limousin sold to £298 for R H Booth, Derby; British Blue sold to £248 for R J Wedd & Son, Burton on Trent; Simmental sold to £160 for N L & M P Brown, Rangemore; Aberdeen Angus sold to £112 for N L & M P Brown, Rangemore
59 REARED CALVES Strong demand for all types. Suckler calves sold to £780 for a 7 Month Old Limousin X Heifer from C A Heathcote of Kniveton while British Blue Bulls from H Goodwin & Sons of Linton reached £695, and Blonde X Bulls sold to £690.
Bulls British Blue sold to £695 for H Goodwin & Son, Linton; Blonde sold to £690 for C A Heathcote, Ashbourne; Limousin sold to £600 for C A Heathcote, Ashbourne; Friesian sold to £550 for A L Hopkinson & Sons, Sheffield; Aberdeen Angus sold to £520 for A L Hopkinson & Sons, Sheffield
Heifers Limousin sold to £780 for C A Heathcote, Ashbourne; Blonde sold to £555 for C A Heathcote, Ashbourne; Hereford sold to £480 for W Hill & Son, Abbotts Bromley; Aberdeen Angus sold to £460 for G Stevenson, Woodville
Steers Hereford sold to £470 for G R Webster & Son, Ashbourne; Aberdeen Angus sold to £455 for G R Webster & Son, Ashbourne; Shorthorn sold to £330 for G R Webster & Son, Ashbourne
STORE CATTLE - Auctioneer: Oliver Hiles
50 STORE CATTLE Decent numbers in the run up to Christmas and a very good trade throughout with numerous bidders.
A Monty cow and twin Angus calves sold at £860 for S R Spendlove, Belper.
Young Bulls sold to £695 for an Angus (15 months) from J Nicholson, Clowne with Longhorns (14-18 months) at £690 for G Baskerville, Burton on Trent.
Steers sold well with highlights being: £885 AA(x6) (20-21 months) J Nicholson & Son, Clowne; £870 Her(x2) (25-26 months) A & L R Swinnerton, Shenstone; £745 Short(x2) (14 months) S Smith, Selston; £660 Sim (x4) (15-18 months) T Brooks, Burton on Trent; A short entry of heifers with; £735 Cha (18 months) G Boden & Sons, Allestree; £715 Her(x4) (25-26 months) A & L R Swinnerton, Shenstone
SHEEP – Auctioneer: Peter Oven
253 Lambs 30 Ewes & Rams 23 Store Lambs
A total entry of 306 sheep included 253 farmbred lambs. Demand was very good throughout with prices up 8p/Kg on last week. Best handy weight sorts peaked at 190p/Kg with overall average of 174.11p/Kg.
Leading Prices 35.6Kg 172p/Kg T W Fountain, Marston; 38.5Kg 172p/Kg E M & J A Billings, Hulland; 39.0Kg 172p/Kg R Rowlinson, Ilam; 39.2Kg 190p/Kg P E Yates, Quarndon; 40.0Kg 184p/Kg P E Yates, Quarndon; 41.5Kg 189p/Kg R Rowlinson, Ilam; 42.0Kg 178p/Kg O R Prince, Hoar Cross; 44.2Kg 179p/Kg Camp Farming; 46.0Kg 185p/Kg A J & J E Gagie, Hatton; 50.6Kg 171p/Kg A E Timmis, Church Broughton
A small show of 30 cull ewes and rams saw best rams to £118 Ave £89, ewes to £95 Ave £63.18.
Three pens of feeding lambs on offer attracted brisk bidding with Texel X to £54.50 Ave £49.28.