PRIME CATTLE - Auctioneer: Charles Hollis
Another well supported market.
OTM average 21-24 pence dearer than any other local markets and 10 pence dearer than the market to the North, and this is after including a plain Danish Jersey cow which realised 40p/Kg.
There were few others that made as little as this and on the whole the quality of the Friesian cattle was extremely good with many making 115-130p/Kg. Hazeldine Farms of Watnall topped the section with a Limousin which made 178p/Kg. Almost 100 cattle forward in the clean cattle section 61 Heifers and Steers averaged 181.44 after excluding only 4 which were lean outlining homebred stores.
The highlight in the Steers was from W A Stretton & Son, Etwall who had an entry of 6 Steers which topped at 230p/Kg (£1336.30) Av – 208.32p/Kg (£1235.70). These are his last consignment for this year. Overall trade was better for the quality cattle.
The Faulconbridge family had again another good run in the Steers & Heifers with a top of 217p/Kg (£1312.85) and 219p/Kg (£1281.15).
Other highlights were in the Bulls from P A Hammersley, 220p/Kg (£1366.20) and from G H Paddock, Stone 213p/Kg (£1339.77)
The quality in the Bulls was again much improved but unfortunately a good 50% were plain Holstein s which as everybody knows are difficult to sell.
In all departments it is proven that Farm Assured cattle realise 20p/Kg more money and it is also worthy of a note in the market that our trade is better than anywhere else. Proof by fact that Woolley Brothers go to other markets and although fantastic customers at Christmas haven’t attended normal market in the last eight weeks.
TOP 25 PER CENT
OTM 139.92p/Kg £1035.11
BULLS 204.66p/Kg £1294.66
STEERS 214.57p/Kg £1320.26
HEIFERS 209.16p/Kg £1064.21
OTMs Top Prices per kilo were: Limousin 178p/Kg@ 568 For Hazeldine Farms, Watnall; Friesian 165p/Kg@ 627 For Woodhouse &Son, Ashbourne; Aberdeen Angus 158p/Kg@ 694 For Vendor from Leek; Friesian 147p/Kg@ 579 For Woodhouse &Son, Ashbourne; Simmental 138p/Kg@ 680 For Atkin Bros, Barrow on Trent; Top Gross Prices were: Limousin Weighing 831 Kg £1146.78 For Whatton Estate, Loughborough; Shorthorn Weighing 864 Kg £1097.28 For MJ Hill, Leicestershire; berdeen Angus Weighing 694 Kg £1096.52 For Vendor from Leek; Simmental Weighing 779 Kg £1051.65 For Atkin Bros, Barrow on Trent; Limousin Weighing 881 Kg £1048.39 For Hazeldine Farms, Watnall
Prime Bulls Top Prices per kilo were: Limousin 220 p/Kg@ 621 For PA Hammersley, Nr Brailsford; Limousin 213 p/Kg@ 629 For GH Paddock, Stone; Limousin 209 p/Kg@ 601 For GH Paddock, Stone; Limousin 206 p/Kg@ 607 For PA Hammersley, Nr Brailsford; Blonde 196 p/Kg@ 493 For RJ & A Brown, Spondon
Top Gross Prices were: Limousin Weighing 621 Kg £1366.20 For PA Hammersley, Nr Brailsford; Limousin Weighing 629 Kg £1339.77 For GH Paddock, Stone; British Blue Weighing 678 Kg £1288.20 For GH Paddock, Stone; British Blue Weighing 667 Kg £1267.30 For GH Paddock, Stone; Limousin Weighing 601 Kg £1256.09 For GH Paddock, Stone
Steers Top Prices per kilo were: British Blue 230 p/Kg@ 581 For WA Stretton & Son, Etwall;
British Blue 225 p/Kg@ 570 For WA Stretton & Son, Etwall; Blonde 219 p/Kg@ 585 For L Faulconbridge, Allesley; British Blue 216 p/Kg@ 611 For WA Stretton & Son, Etwall; Blonde 212 p/Kg@ 544 For L Faulconbridge, Allesley
Top Gross Prices were: Aberdeen Angus Weighing 789 Kg £1364.97 For EA Sessions, Dalbury Lees; Limousin Weighing 721 Kg £1355.48 For B & K Stevenson, Quarndon; British Blue Weighing 581 Kg £1336.30 For WA Stretton & Son, Etwall; British Blue Weighing 611 Kg £1319.76 For WA Stretton & Son, Etwall; Hereford Weighing 711 Kg £1294.02 For JW Sheperd & Son, Staffs
Heifers Top Prices per kilo were: Blonde 217 p/Kg@ 605 For A Faulconbridge & Son, Meriden; Blonde 215 p/Kg@ 597 For A Faulconbridge & Son, Meriden; Blonde 210 p/Kg@ 565 For A Faulconbridge & Son, Meriden; Limousin 206 p/Kg@ 535 For Vendor from Leek; British Blue 205 p/Kg@ 500 For A Faulconbridge & Son, Meriden
Top Gross Prices were: Simmental weighing 669 Kg £1324.62 For Atkin Bros, Barrow on Trent; Blonde weighing 605 Kg £1312.85 For A Faulconbridge & Son, Meriden; Blonde weighing 597 Kg £1283.55 For A Faulconbridge & Son, Meriden; Charolais weighing 611 Kg £1234.22 For G Spencer, Kirk Langley; Limousin weighing 644 Kg £1230.04 For Hazeldine Farms, Watnall
65 YOUNG CALVES – Auctioneer: Barrie Williamson - Larger entry met a firm trade with the best British Blue Bulls and Heifers, consigned by Mrs Sheila Mcleavy from Stowe by Chartley, selling for £355 and £270 respectively. Simmental Bulls sold to £348, Limousin Bulls to £300, Aberdeen Angus Bulls to £268.
Bulls - British Blue sold to £355 for S M Mcleavy, Stafford; Simmental sold to £348 for J Cooper & Son, Berkeswell; Limousin sold to £300 for GS & L Wheeldon Ltd, Atlow; Charolais sold to £292 for R Tilley, Hinkley; Aberdeen Angus sold to £268 for PJ Yates Ltd, Derby
Heifers - British Blue sold to £270 for SM Mcleavy, Stafford; Simmental sold to £248 for J Cooper & Son, Berkeswell; Charolais sold to £235 for R Tilley, Hinckley; Limousin sold to £225 for TD Phillips, Rugeley; Aberdeen Angus sold to £168 for Sills Partners, Brailsford
81 REARED CALVES More on offer with even higher prices. The best Limousin Heifers selling to £950, while Steers sold to £810 both from Paul Buxton of Kirk Langley.
Bulls - Aberdeen Angus sold to £545 for JR Ford, Kirk Ireton; Holstein sold to £395 for T Hall, Sutton on the Hill; Hereford sold to £298 for JW Brandrick & Son, Uttoxeter; Friesian sold to £220 for JW Walker, Wakebridge
Heifers Limousin sold to £950 for PJ Buxton, Kirk Langley; Blonde sold to £415 for D Lovett, Swadlincote; Charolais sold to £500 for DS Edwards, Swadlincote; Aberdeen Angus sold to £440 for R Cook & Son, Leicester; Simmental sold to £415 for D Lovett, Swadlincote
Steers - Limousin sold to £810 for PJ Buxton, Kirk Langley; Aberdeen Angus sold to £595 for Hawksworth Farmers, Shardlow; British Blue sold to £560 for Hawksworth Farmers, Shardlow; Simmental sold to £550 for R Cook & Son, Leicester; South Devon sold to £500 for R Cook & Son, Leicester
STORE CATTLE - Auctioneer: Oliver Hiles
A grand turn out of cattle again with the trade starting to be affected by the finished cattle price. Numerous potential purchasers around the ring with fresh buyers in attendance. 12 In Calf Cows sold on a good trade with a fit Charolais selling at £925 from A Ludland & Son, Heather with leaner Simmentals at £785 from M Webster, Sandiacre.
25 Steers sold well with £1160 Her x2 (21-22 months) J Millington, Draycott; £1025 Lim x 2 (18-19 months) CA Heathcote, Kniveton; £805 BBx4 (14-19 months) GE Ferris & Son, Trusley; £800 Lim (18 months) CW Wykes, Nuneaton
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SHEEP – Auctioneer: Peter Oven
493 Lambs 62 Ewes 6 Store Lambs
A total entry of 561 sheep included larger show of 493 lambs. Demand very good from all with best lambs well bid for peaking at 210p/Kg and a further 5 pens over the 200p barrier. Overall average 180.15p/Kg.
Leading Prices; 35.2Kg 194p/Kg D & J Ingham; 38.1Kg 203p/Kg Ede Holdings, Ashbourne; 39.0Kg 201p/Kg Messrs Allen, Uttoxeter; 39.7Kg 203p/Kg D & J Ingham; 40.0Kg 210p/Kg Messrs Allen, Uttoxeter; 41.0Kg 204p/Kg RJ Beardsley, Morley; 42.0Kg 209p/Kg B & K Stevenson, Quarndon; 44.9Kg 195p/Kg D & P Gibbs, Butterton; 46.3Kg 186p/Kg B & K Stevenson, Quarndon; 47.0Kg 189p/Kg WG Brownsword, Brailsford; 48.0Kg 182p/Kg JH Harvey, Nailstone; 52.0Kg 175p/Kg PE Yates, Quarndon; 55.0Kg 170p/Kg H White, Turnditch
A better entry of 62 cull ewes and rams saw brisk bidding for all types. Texel X ewes to £87, best mules to £68, Swale ewes to £49. Overall ewes average £62.03 Rams to £75,