Covid 19 Auction Update.

Following the Prime Ministers announcement tonight we have received the following further guidance from Defra and the Livestock Auctioneers Association.
Defra have confirmed that markets may take place tomorrow, Tuesday 24th March. However we MUST apply strict conditions.
With immediate effect LAA members MUST implement a “drop and go” policy for vendors bringing stock to market for sale.
Vendors:
Members must implement a “drop and go” policy for vendors.
This action is to prevent any sellers from entering the market.
Vendors MUST be instructed to deliver their animals to the loading docks (remaining in their vehicles) whilst the market staff unload the vehicle and take the animals to their pens.
The sale documentation MUST be collected by the auctioneers staff from the vendor’s vehicle when they arrive at the unloading docks – Vendors MUST NOT take the paperwork to the market office themselves, or enter the market pennage area for any reason.
The LAA appreciates that this will create many challenges – no more so than developing a system by which the vendor can accept or reject the price offered at the time of sale.
Unfortunately, if we want to stay in business and protect everyone from the virus we need to find and implement solutions to these challenges.
Buyers:
The number of buyers MUST be restricted to allow Social Distancing (2 meters between each buyer). The number of buyers able to attend may be different between markets, depending upon the size and layout of your sale pens and/or sale rings, and will result in some markets being able to manage slightly more buyers than others.
Markets MUST keep a register of those that attend their sales – contact name, address and telephone number.
At the conclusion of the sale buyers MUST be asked to enter the sales office in a way that does not result in too many entering at any one time.
Buyers should be asked to sanitise on entry to the market and again on exit.
In addition to this The Café will be shut.
Please work with us to help keep the market open and providing you with a open competitive market for your stock.

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95 Cattle included a good entry, considering the current situation, of 75 prime cattle and 20 stores. The prime cattle found a firm trade throughout with several runs of smart cattle selling well. Top price per kg this week 227.5pkg for a smart butcher’s weight steer from A & W Bentall purchased by Colin Byford of Little Clacton. The same vendor having 223.5pkg for a smart heifer. E Halsall & Sons to 217.5pkg for a Limousin X heifer with others to 209.5pkg. Andy Tomson to 210.5, 207.5pkg etc. A Hamilton to 206.5pkg (2). C J Campbell to 207.5pkg for AAX heifer, R Keeling heifer to 217.5pkg with Limousin X steers to 214.5, 211.5pkg etc. Messrs Cawston Limousin X heifer to 207.5pkg, R Partridge & Son Ltd BBX steer to 208.5pkg, heifer to 204.5pkg. More weight about in general saw bulls to £1,539.38 from R A Keeling for an 18m/o Limousin bull. H Cawston heifer to £1,323.75, R Partridge & Son medium weight steer to £1,312.20. Please keep numbers coming to ensure we can provide stock to our regional abattoirs and butchers.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
COLCHESTER LIVESTOCK AND GENERAL AUCTION MARKETS

Livestock Market
Following the Prime Ministers announcement tonight we have received the following further guidance from Defra and the Livestock Auctioneers Association.
Defra have confirmed that markets may take place tomorrow, Tuesday 24th March. However we MUST apply strict conditions.
With immediate effect LAA members MUST implement a “drop and go” policy for vendors bringing stock to market for sale.
Vendors:
Members must implement a “drop and go” policy for vendors.
This action is to prevent any sellers from entering the market.
Vendors MUST be instructed to deliver their animals to the loading docks (remaining in their vehicles) whilst the market staff unload the vehicle and take the animals to their pens.
The sale documentation MUST be collected by the auctioneers staff from the vendor’s vehicle when they arrive at the unloading docks – Vendors MUST NOT take the paperwork to the market office themselves, or enter the market pennage area for any reason.
The LAA appreciates that this will create many challenges – no more so than developing a system by which the vendor can accept or reject the price offered at the time of sale.
Unfortunately, if we want to stay in business and protect everyone from the virus we need to find and implement solutions to these challenges.
Buyers:
The number of buyers MUST be restricted to allow Social Distancing (2 meters between each buyer). The number of buyers able to attend may be different between markets, depending upon the size and layout of your sale pens and/or sale rings, and will result in some markets being able to manage slightly more buyers than others.
Markets MUST keep a register of those that attend their sales – contact name, address and telephone number.
At the conclusion of the sale buyers MUST be asked to enter the sales office in a way that does not result in too many entering at any one time.
Buyers should be asked to sanitise on entry to the market and again on exit.
In addition to this The Café will be shut.
Please work with us to help keep the market open and providing you with a open competitive market for your stock.

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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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

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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

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LIVESTOCK ENQUIRIES

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OPENING TIMES

Tuesday 7am onwards Sale: 11am onwards

Covid 19 Auction Update.

Saturday Country Market
It is with great reluctance that we have decided that with immediate effect the Saturday Market will be suspended. We understand this will be an enormous loss to our loyal vendors and buyers but we have taken this very difficult decision following the general government advice and also recommendations of the Auctioneers Association of England and Wales.
We are looking to conduct specialist sales of certain items in the near future and the intention will be to open as soon as we can.
If you do wish to discuss please contact Graham Ellis or Steven Ellis or any other members of the team at Stanfords who would be happy to discuss the current situation.

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.

Furniture sale room

Next furniture sale to be held in the new year. Further information to come in the new year.

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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.

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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 9am – 1pm Fri 8am – 4pm Sat 7am – 9am (7.30 Dec – Jan) Sales Start at 9.45 every Saturday