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Farming Derby Market Report

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: February 10, 2014

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Derby Market Thursday, January 30 PRIME CATTLE

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 their 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 six 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 per cent 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 8 weeks.

Top Prices per kilo were: Limousin 178 p/Kg@ 568 For Hazeldine Farms, Watnall; Friesian 165 p/Kg@ 627 For Woodhouse &Son, Ashbourne; Aberdeen Angus 158 p/Kg@ 694 For Vendor from Leek ; Friesian 147 p/Kg@ 579 For Woodhouse &Son, Ashbourne; Simmental 138 p/Kg@ 680 For Atkin Bros, Barrow on Trent. CALVES 65 Young Calves 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 and Aberdeen Angus Bulls to £268.

British Blue sold to £355 for S M Mcleavy, Staffordl; Simmental sold to £348 for J Cooper & Son, Berkeswell; Limousin sold to £300 for G S & L Wheeldon Ltd, Atlow; Charolais sold to £292 for R Tilley, Hinkley; Aberdeen Angus sold to £268 for P J Yates Ltd, Derby 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. STORE CATTLE 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.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. SHEEP 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 R J 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 W G Brownsword, Brailsford; 48.0Kg 182p/Kg J H Harvey, Nailstone; 52.0Kg 175p/Kg P E 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,

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