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.
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.
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.
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.