Covid 19 Auction Update.

Livestock Market

Whilst in Tier 4 we will be following the rules below. Please help keep us open by following them.

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 is currently closed

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.

Due to Colchester being placed into Tier 4 we have closed our Saturday Deadstock Market until further notice. Please keep an eye on the website, Instagram Facebook for updates.

Please ensure that if you are attending you bring and wear a mask, Maintain social distancing and maintain no more than 2 customers in the office at one time. Mask wearing is compulsory when in the office and if you cannot maintain a 2m gap when outside.

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86 Cattle included another short entry of 55 prime cattle with quality generally excellent throughout and a strong company of buyer’s present competing well for all. Top per kg this week 247.5pkg for a smart Limousin heifer from J V Styles & Son purchased by C J Byford & Son Little Clacton. The same vendor also having another Limousin heifer to 237.5pkg and quality steer to 242.5pkg. Loyal supporter David Black of Gt Bentley sharing the trade for Limousin home bred heifers to 245.5pkg & 244.5pkg as did another loyal supporter Tony Evans Mount Bures who had a real gem of a butcher heifer at 243.5pkg with steers to 238.5pkg and 229.5pkg. Heather Blythe stronger Limousin steer to 232.5pkg (1485.68). Good run of handy weight cattle from Rip Harvey to 238.5pkg, 237.5pkg, 236.5pkg etc for steer and heifer to 229.5pkg for Charolais. Ben Whiting show a British Blue X steer at 239.5pkg another at 235.5pkg with a similar bred heifer to 231.5pkg. Commercial cattle selling easily at 200 to 229.5pkg with Aberdeen Angus X to 229.5pkg for steer and heifer to 227.5pkg and fed Friesian heifers to 219.5pkg with Holstein steer to 212.5pkg for 194.5pkg all included in average. Top price per head £1528.74 from Messrs Chaplin Bros for an Aberdeen Angus X steer Heather Blyth to £1485.68 and Chris Lock to £1463.95 all for steer. Heifer to £1370.60 for Peppers Farm Partnership.

12 AOTM a firm selling trade throughout. Dairy cows generally very lean but meat dairy cows selling well, plenty of buyers forward

19 STORES as many buyers as stock! Limousin steer 10 m/o to £960 Limousin heifer 10 m/o to £780 Limousin steer 8 m/o to £595 Limousin heifer 9 m/o to £550. Holstein bull to £650 (13 m/o). Aberdeen Angus X bull £645 (9 m/o). MORE WANTED PLEASE

 

670 Sheep & 2 goats, Perhaps a slight resistance to the trade especially for traditional breeds with some heavy over fat for the current demand. Top per kg 314pkg for G J Goff for Texel X standard weight lambs and a general run of continental lambs 270pkg to 294pkg in all weight ranges. A strong entry of Hampshire X lambs sold to around 230pkg to 260pkg and to £120.50 a head. Top price per head £130 for Tom Biela for Texel X. Robert Spink to £130 for again Texel X (2 pens). G J Goff to £126, £123, £122 etc. Jamie Gregory to £128, £127(3), £126 etc for quality continental medium weight lambs.

94 EWES all in average £81.28 from £22 a head. Polled Dorset Ewe to £88, Suffolk Mule to £105, Halfbred Ewe to £90, North Country Mules to £95, Welsh Mule to £80, Cheviot Ewe to £71, Kent Ewe to £82

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

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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

Closed until further notice

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