PRIME CATTLE - Auctioneer: Charles Hollis
Almost twice as many cattle about this week. Ninety per cent of the OTMs, weary, worn and sad resulting in a lower average. Out of the six other local markets in our circle, Derby was still second.
Clean cattle section - again a lot more forward similar to last week. Cattle were meat but very short of polish consequently the average was lower.
S Dore, Palterton topped the bulls with a Limousin reaching 223p/Kg (£1532.01) followed by J A Warner, Markfield 218p/Kg (£1113.98) and J T Ottewell, Calow 214p/Kg (£1527.21).
OTM 158.087p/Kg £1118.26
BULLS 211.20p/Kg £1222.84
STEERS 212.16p/Kg £1401.19
HEIFERS 222.00p/Kg £1434.43
OTMs - Top Prices per kilo were: British Blue 193 p/Kg@ 608 For J H James, Leicestershire; Hereford 189 p/Kg@ 709 For J H James, Leicestershire; Hereford 185 p/Kg@ 620 For T Babb, Alton; Holstein 178 p/Kg@ 612 For Holdcroft & Sons, Burton on Trent; Charolais 170 p/Kg@ 680 For J H James, Leicestershire
Top Gross Prices were: Hereford Weighing 709 Kg £1340.01 For J H James, Leicestershire; Aberdeen Angus Weighing 1061 Kg £1220.15 For J & D Patchitt, Cossall; British Blue Weighing 608 Kg £1173.44 For J H James, Leicestershire; Charolais Weighing 680 Kg £1156.00 For J H James, Leicestershire; Hereford Weighing 620 Kg £1147.00 For T Babb, Alton
Prime Bulls - Top Prices per kilo were: Limousin 223 p/Kg@ 687 For S Dore, Palterton; Limousin 218 p/Kg@ 511 For J A Warner, Markfield; Charolais 214 p/Kg@ 643 For J T Ottewell, Calow; Simmental 213 p/Kg@ 717 For J T Ottewell, Calow; Limousin 213 p/Kg@ 561 For J A Warner, Markfield
Top Gross Prices were: Limousin Weighing 687 Kg £1532.01 For S Dore, Palterton; Simmental Weighing 717 Kg £1527.21 For J T Ottewell, Calow; British Blue Weighing 698 Kg £1465.80 For S Dore, Palterton; British Blue Weighing 703 Kg £1406.00 For S Dore, Palterton; Charolais Weighing 643 Kg £1376.02 For J T Ottewell, Calow
Steers - Top Prices per kilo were: Charolais 225 p/Kg@ 637 For A H Blackwell, Swadlincote; Charolais 217 p/Kg@ 681 For A H Blackwell, Swadlincote; Blonde 213 p/Kg@ 744 For G & W Plant, Studley; Limousin 209 p/Kg@ 602 For Atkin Bros, Barrow on Trent; Limousin 209 p/Kg@ 497 For Atkin Bros, Barrow on Trent
Top Gross Prices were: Blonde Weighing 744 Kg £1584.72 For G & W Plant, Studley; Charolais Weighing 681 Kg £1477.77 For A H Blackwell, Swadlincote; Charolais Weighing 637 Kg £1433.25 For A H Blackwell, Swadlincote; British Blue Weighing 734 Kg £1321.20 For P A Lee, Ibstock; Limousin Weighing 723 Kg £1301.40 For A J Steeples, Heanor
Heifers - Top Prices per kilo were: Limousin 225 p/Kg@ 662 For K Hall, Pilsley; Limousin 221 p/Kg@ 489 For K M Beechey & M J A Corbett, Warwicks; Limousin 220 p/Kg@ 496 For K M Beechey & M J A Corbett, Warwicks; Blonde 220 p/Kg@ 649 For G & W Plant, Studley; British Blue 208 p/Kg@ 592 For J V & K E Belfield, Ashbourne
Top Gross Prices were: Limousin weighing 662 Kg £1489.50 For K Hall, Pilsley; Blonde weighing 649 Kg £1427.80 For G & W Plant, Studley; Blonde weighing 700 Kg £1386.00 For G & W Plant, Studley; British Blue weighing 592 Kg £1231.36 For J V & K E Belfield, Ashbourne; Blonde weighing 577 Kg £1107.84 For G & W Plant, Studley
CALVES - Auctioneer: Barrie Williamson
103 YOUNG CALVES - Larger entry but fewer quality calves on offer. Simmental Bulls sold to £350 while Simmental Heifers reached £268.
Bulls - Simmental sold to £350 for J Cooper & Son, Berkeswell; British Blue sold to £295 for P J Yates Ltd, Derby; Charolais sold to £275 for Blythe Bridge Hall Farm, Chartley; Hereford sold to £225 for A Y Byron, Uttoxeter; Aberdeen Angus sold to £192 for D & A L Seddon & Bradley Seddon, Ashbourne
Heifers - Simmental sold to £268 for J Cooper & Son, Berkeswell; British Blue sold to £230 for Sills Partners & Son, Brailsford; Charolais sold to £178 for Blythe Bridge Hall Farm, Chartley; Hereford sold to £150 for G E Smith, Derby
138 REARED CALVES - A larger entry of reared calves created keen interest with trade brisk throughout the auction. 6 Hereford Steers from Graham Worsey of Cubley sold to £780 while 6 Limousin Heifers from Paul Carthy of Barton under Needwood reached £680. From a consignment of 44 calves (7-8 months) from Monty Webster of Sandicare Aberdeen Angus Steers sold to £590, Simmental Steers to £530, Aberdeen Angus Heifers to £500 and British Blue Heifers to £460.
Bulls - Limousin sold to £550 for T H Yates, Abbots Bromley; Aberdeen Angus sold to £435 for M Webster, Sandiacre; British Blue sold to £430 for M Webster, Sandicare; Blonde sold to £430 for M Webster, Sandicare; Simmental sold to £410 for M Webster, Sandicare
Heifers - Limousin sold to £680 for G G & O M Carthy, Barton Under Needwood; Aberdeen Angus sold to £500 for M Webster, Sandicare; Hereford sold to £480 for M Cox, Derbyshire; Blonde sold to £460 for D Sims & Son, Ashbourne; British Blue sold to £460 for M Webster, Sandicare
Steers -Hereford sold to £780 for G R Worsey, Ashbourne; Aberdeen Angus sold to £590 for M Webster, Sandicare; Charolais sold to £590 for H & M H Howe, South Wingfield; Simmental sold to £530 for M Webster, Sandicare; Others sold to £490 for M Cox, Derbyshire
STORES – Auctioneer: Oliver Hiles
99 STORE CATTLE - A super turn out of store cattle this week as the section gathers momentum. A full line up of buyers and a total clearance.
Three Cows & Calves sold to £1040 for a 5 year old Hereford cow with a heifer calf at foot.
37 Steers averaged £880. £1275 AA(x2) (24 months) J & D Patchitt, Notts; £1210 BB (22 months) P Dyson, Corley; £1170 AA (20 months) A Mulligan, Cossall; £1165 Char(x3) (15-16 months A Mulligan, Cossall; £1155 Blo (25 months) Mrs A Allen, Uttoxeter; £890 Blo(x3) (22-24 months) Townsend Parts, Astley; £785 Hol (20 months) P E A Thompson, Doveridge; £720 Hol (23 months) J W A Dickin, Mickleover
56 Heifers sold exceptionally well with bidders for all shapes and sizes - £900 Her (30 months) S Prince, Kings Bromley; £860 BB (20 months) J W A Dickin, Mickleover; £790 Her(x4) (19 months) M E & S M Young, Kirk Langley; £785 Hol (26 months) P E A Thompson, Doveridge; £740 Her(x2) (18 months) J A Clark, Holmewood; £700 Lim (23 months) J & D Collington, Appleby Magna
Many thanks for your custom, keep the numbers coming.
DAIRY CATTLE – Auctioneer: Meg Elliott
Derby Pedigrees to £1760. Another strong trade on Thursday saw a top price of £1760 for a milky British Friesian heifer from Brian Dalby of Rugby. She went to Messrs Bowler of Ashley Hay.
Close behind at £1740 was a stylish heifer from Rob Pearson of Barlow sold giving 28Kg she went to Mr R Townsend of Sudbury. Heifers to £1760 av £1628.
SHEEP – Auctioneer: Peter Oven
335 Lambs 152 Ewes & Rams 22 Store Sheep
A total of 509 sheep on offer included 335 lambs. Demand very good for all types with best meated sorts well bid for regardless of weight. Best lambs peaked at 199p/Kg with an overall average of 173.47p/Kg with an overall average of 173.47p/Kg.
Leading Prices - 37.1Kg 184p/Kg E J Mottram, Gratwich; 39.5Kg 187p/Kg R S Mounsey; 40.0Kg 191p/Kg P Yates, Quarndon; 41.0Kg 187p/Kg W A Moore, Botcheston; 46.6Kg 179p/Kg A J & J E Gagie, Hatton; 47.5Kg 173p/Kg A J & J E Gagie, Hatton; 49.0Kg 169p/Kg E J Baskerville. Lichfield
An increased entry of 152 cull ewes and rams saw both killing and feeding buyers bidding briskly. Best Texel ewes peaked at £95 with an overall average of £61.17, cull rams to £65 store ewes to £80 for Texels.