Covid 19 Auction Update.

Christmas Primestock Show.

Tuesday 1st December. 

We are pleased to confirm that Defra have stated that Christmas Prime stock shows may go ahead as long as the following rules are adhered to.

Christmas Show & Sales of livestock – Christmas Shows & Sales can take place. However, judging must take place in the pennage area. The judge should be the only person inspecting the animals and entering each pen (vendors must not stand in, or around the pen of their animals at the time of judging) The wearing of Face Coverings and Social Distancing must be complied with throughout.

The LAA would encourage members only to hold Christmas Shows if they are confident that doing so does not pose any increased risk to their staff and/or customers.

Christmas Shows must not become a social gathering and should be limited to those exhibiting their animals and the judge (only 1 representative per business)

We are pleased to announce we will be holding a Prime stock show on Tuesday 1st December. This will be a smaller show than normal but we look forward to providing vendors a chance to show and sell some quality animals for the Christmas trade.

A big thankyou to all our sponsors in there support for the show this year.

Please Note this will be subject to rules and regulations changing, and all people following strict social distancing rules.

Please click on this link to download 2020 Primestock Show Schedule

Livestock Market

As from Tuesday 10th November we will be working under the following set of rules.

1.The Drop and Go policy will be in effect. Please pull up, drop your stock off leaving any instructions with the auctioneers and leave the market site.

2.The wearing of facemasks throughout the market site is compulsory for all attendees, along with complying to the 2m social distancing at all times.

3.The canteen will be open for takeaway only.

4.Only 1 person per business allowed on site.

We are again looking to provide a safe environment for you to sell your stock in at a good advantage but the booking in of your stock is more important than ever to allow us to inform buyers.

For more information please speak to Steven or Graham Ellis

Saturday Deadstock Markets.

Following Saturdays announcement by the Prime Minister our Saturday Deadstock Markets are postponed until further Notice. All items that you wish to collect must be collected by 4pm Wednesday 4th November. Please do not turn up to deliver goods or attend a sale until we announce we are open again.

Christmas New York Dressed Poultry Sales

Saturday 19th December and Monday 21st December

We are provisionally looking to hold 2 Christmas poultry sales this year. Due to the current regulations they will be staged differently.

We will publish more details on these sales at the start on November.

To keep up to date please check our news page.

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63 Cattle forward being mainly commercial breaking cattle.  Butchery type steers and heifers in short supply and selling to a premium.  Limousin X steers sold to 238.50, 235.50, 233.50, 232.50pkg.  Limousin X heifers sold to 232.50, 229.50, 228.50, 220.50pkg.  Simmental X heifers sold to 210.50pkg, Hereford steers sold to 197.50pkg, Hereford heifers sold to 206.50pkg, Aberdeen Angus steers sold to 216.50pkg, British Blue X heifers sold to 209.50pkg.  Limousin steers realised £1,436 from P A Evans.  Limousin heifers realised £1,514, £1,407 from M Bates, £1,408, £1,304 from D J Black, £1,312 from R Lock.

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.

Market forms

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

VIEW OUR MARKET REPORTS

Prime Stock Show Report 4 December 2019
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PROTECTION SCHEME

Stanfords also ensure your money is protected through the RICS client money 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

[email protected]

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

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.
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