IMPORTANT SATURDAY MARKET ANNOUNCEMENT

Saturday Country Market

Our Fur and feather sale commences at 9.45 with plants and timber to follow. Please read THIS important information before you attend our sales.

Should you wish to discuss this please contact Steven Ellis on 01206842156 or [email protected]

Fur and Feather sale commences 9.45 followed by Plants, Bikes followed by yard sale commences at 10am and timber from 11.30 

Goods Accepted Thursday May 9am – 3pm, Friday 9am – 2pm, Saturday morning between 7 and 8.30 by prior arrangement. Fur and feather lots accepted for sale between 7 and 9 am on Saturday mornings

The gates will be open from 8am on the morning of the sale and all visitors will be asked to wear a mask and follow social distancing.

If you have any enquiries please contact Steven Ellis on 01206842156 and he will be happy to discuss them with you.

Covid 19 Auction Update.

Livestock Market

Weekly Finish Cattle and Lambs Sale every Tuesday and Monthly Store Sales held on the last Tuesday of the month.

Contact Steven Ellis or Tim Brassington for more information.

NEXT STORE SALE 28 SEPTEMBER 2021 INCLUDING A CLEARANCE SALE OF SMALL RED POLL SUCKLER HERD – OTHER ENTRIES INCLUDE 30 SIMMENTAL X STEERS AND HEIFERS 12-18MTHS OLD, 4 ABERDEEN ANGUS STEERS 18MTH NAMED SIRES, 3 -16MTH OLD BEEF SHORTHORN STEERS, 1-12MTH OLD SIMMENTAL STEERS, 10 BLACK & WHITE 10MTH OLD STEERS, 6 17-18 ABERDEEN ANGUS STEERS NAMED SIRES ETC. MORE ENTRIES INVITED

Saturday Country Market

Goods Accepted Thursday 9am – 3pm and Friday 8am – 2pm, Saturday morning between 7 and 8.30 by prior arrangement.

The market cafe is open. Homemade cakes and hot and cold food available with inside seating.

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73 cattle included, another good show of farmers prime cattle which found another buoyant trade with prices similar on the week for an increased entry and all easily selling. Top pkg this week for Les Carr at Copdock at 266.5pkg purchased by Colin Byford of Lt Clacton. Les’ other steer at 246.5pkg, purchased by George Debman, Ipswich. A & W Bentall usual run of quality steers and heifers seeing 265.5pkg for a British Blue x Heifer purchased by Wick Farm Meats with steers to 249.5pkg. Usual run of quality steers and heifers from J B Farms saw smart handy weight heifers to 259.5pkg, 251.5pkg and 249.5pkg. Steers with weight to 247.5pkg, 243.5pkg etc and to £1833.98. Pauline Byam British Blue steers to 254.5pkg and heifers to 255.5pkg. Blonde Steer from the same vendor to 242.5pkg. Tony Evans Limousin heifers to 250.5pkg and steers to 239.5pkg. Heather Blyth Simmental heifer to 239.5pkg. R W Coe saw Limousin heifers to 249.5pkg and steers to 240.5pkg. B K Harvey to 246.5pkg for handy weight Limousin Steers. Young Richard Criddle British Blue steers to 249.5pkg. Generally meated cattle of all weights from 220 to 249.5pkg. More traditional bred cattle seen with South Devon X Steers to 234.5, 231.5pkg etc. Hereford Steers to 231.5pkg and Heifers to 236.5pkg. Aberdeen Angus Steers to 227.5pkg and Heifers to 209.5pkg. Top prices per head steers to £1833.98 from J B Farms, Rod Lock £1723.67. Heifers again from J B Farms to 1546.90 with R W Coe to £1526.90.

1 BULLS – from A & W Bentall at 241.5pkg purchased by R Lennox £1378.98 per head

5 AOTM shorter than expected and many more wanted. Quality Limousin cows to 214.5pkg from D & S Wharton. With other Continental Blonde x cows to 174.5pkg. Very lean old beef cows from 84.5pkg.

716 Sheep plus 2 goats sold this week with new season lambs another strong trade well above expectations but buyers selective and meat required. To pkg this week dominated by long distance travellers with standard and medium lambs to 284pkg from Will Griffin and his heavies 276pkg (2 pens) etc. Regulars W B French & Sons 282pkg with pen after pen of lambs from 260 to 280pkg. Leaner lambs less but none below 222pkg in the market. The heavier the lamb the more of demand but still a shortage of heavy lambs forward. Top price per head this week £139 a head from J W Brown & Sons. £138.50 for Texel x from W J Griffin. Young Alistair Robinson £130 a head. Meated lambs wanted throughout with buyers keen to purchase quality. All lambs in the market averaged £113.27 a head reflecting the demand at this centre.

179 EWES as reported elsewhere lower demand as numbers across the country increasing. This week several pens of lean grazing ewes forward. Texel X ewes to £105, Suffolk Ewes to £100, North Country mULES to £90. Charolais x ewes to £90. Lincoln Long Wools ewes to £75, Norfolk Horns to £85 per head. Welsh ewes to £80. Hampshires to £70 a head, Easy cares to £79 and Lleyn x ewes to £72.

103 STORE LAMBS sold to £99 with others £83, £82 etc for stronger types. Quality down on the week but still a realistic sale including many traditional breeds. Suffolk x to £99. Texel x long keep lambs to £78. Hampshires to £69, all in £73.77 a head.

 

 

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
COLCHESTER LIVESTOCK AND GENERAL AUCTION MARKETS

Livestock Market
The Market is continuing to operate under adjusted procedures. All vendors and buyers are required to wear a mask in the Office, Sales Ring and penning areas at all times. Please bring a mask with you or pick one up from the office.

Our Livestock Market dates back to 1900 and we are immensely proud to be the only weekly Livestock Auction in operation in East Anglia. Our weekly auction, held on a Tuesday, provides clients with the opportunity to source primestock from farmers located in Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire. Cattle and sheep are purchased by butchers, wholesalers and other buyers who appreciate the quality primestock, efficient service and bustling atmosphere that the Stanfords Weekly Livestock Market provides.

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Please ensure your stock is accompanied by all the correct paperwork and all animals are correctly tagged.

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PROTECTION SCHEME

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Who's who

Graham Ellis FRICS FAAV FLAA

Graham succeeded his father and grandfather as Partner in the surveying practice which today has become Stanfords. Graham works in all areas of agricultural and rural property advice together with auctioneering every week. Particular areas of expertise include advising on planning and family matters as well as detailed livestock farming matters.

Tel: 01206 842156
Mob: 07798 643534

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Secretary

Tel: 01206 842156

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Tim Brassington MRICS FAAV FLAA

Tim’s experience is in all types of auctioneering coupled with practical agricultural advice relating to helping with support payment schemes and compensation issues. Tim provides general agricultural professional advice, often in regards to compulsory purchase and agricultural land management.

Tel: 01206 842156
Mob: 07850 253601

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Steven Ellis BA (Hons)

Steven is the 4th generation of his family to join the Stanfords partnership following his in the footsteps of his Father, Grand and Great Grandfather. Steven is responsible for the running of the Auctions, and the day to day business operations as well as dealing with the firm’s IT and Accounts. Steven joined the partnership in April 2019.

Tel: 01206 842156
Mob: 07446 100931

[email protected]

LIVESTOCK ENQUIRIES

Market: 01206 842156 [email protected]

OPENING TIMES

Tuesday 7am onwards Sale: 11am onwards

Covid 19 Auction Update.

Saturday Country Market

Provisional reopening date Saturday 24th April 2021

Saturday Market Rules

1. All buyers must register with the office before purchasing goods.
2. Masks must be worn in the office and any building as well as outside if 2 meters social distancing cannot be maintained.
3. No goods shall be collected until they have been paid for with a receipt produced to a member of staff upon request.
4. Social distancing must be maintained at all times and please respect your fellow patrons and our staff’s space. Customers consistently flouting this will be asked to leave the site.

Our Saturday Auctions are a hive of activity with a great mix of regulars and new faces each week. Whether you’re simply coming to browse or you’re selling some of your own possessions, we’re sure you’ll enjoy the energetic, friendly atmosphere and the excitement of the auction. With a varied range including deadstock, produce and small animal sales our Saturday Market could see you bidding for anything from a lawnmower to a rabbit or a wardrobe to a guinea pig. With over 1000 lots going under the hammer each week you can be sure you’re likely to find what you’re looking for – and lots of other great things you weren’t looking for too! Our local traders are available each week to offer you fresh meats, vegetables, fruits and other exceptional produce, adding to the true Country Market atmosphere.

Country Market Auction

For a fun and vibrant atmosphere that you won’t find replicated elsewhere come and enjoy our Saturday Country Market Auction. You won’t believe the variety of items available! Jewelry, bikes, tools, lawnmowers, plants, antiques and more… You can even purchase fresh produce from our regular local food traders and master butcher.

Commission Rates

PROTECTION SCHEME

Stanfords also ensure your money is protected through the RICS client money protection scheme.

Find Out More

Who's who

Steven Ellis BA (Hons)

Steven is the 4th generation of his family to join the Stanfords partnership following his in the footsteps of his Father, Grand and Great Grandfather. Steven is responsible for the running of the Auctions, and the day to day business operations as well as dealing with the firm’s IT and Accounts. Steven joined the partnership in April 2019.

Tel: 01206 842156
Mob: 07446 100931

[email protected]

AUCTION ENQUIRIES

01206 842156 [email protected]

OPENING TIMES

Country Market Auction Goods Accepted Thurs 8am – 3pm Fri 8am – 3pm Sat 7am – 8am By arrangement only