Published: 07/12/2012 16:55

Derby Market

Written byBY JENNY MOODY

PRIME CATTLE - Auctioneer: Charles Hollis

WHAT looked like being a disappointing day early doors turned out to be a record breaking show with over 200 cattle forward. There was a blistering trade for the show cattle and the buyers were quite happy to reward the producers for their selection of excellent quality cattle!! I think it was a unique situation when the Champion & Reserve Champion were home produced.

The Champion from R Rowlinson was purchased by the judge R Taylor at 440 p/kg and Reserve Champion was from D J Langton which sold for 370 p/kg, purchased by Woolley Bros.

First Prize Winners were: Class 1 Best Steer Any Breed (Not Exceeding 550kg) Limousin @ 222p/kg from R A O Johnson Class 2 Best Steer Any Breed (551kg and over) British Blue @ 370 p/kg from D J Langton Class 3 Best Heifer Any Breed (Not Exceeding 480 kg) British Blue @ 282 p/kg from R Rowlinson Class 4 Best Heifer Any Breed (481kg and over) British Blue @ 440 p/kg from R Rowlinson Class 5 Best Bull Any Breed (Un-haltered) Limousin @ 231 p/kg From D Williams Class 6 Best Steer Any Breed (Un-haltered) British Blue @ 280 p/kg from H Naylor Class 7 Best Heifer Any Breed (Un-haltered) Limousin @ 260 p/kg from LEA Farming Class 9 Best OTM Continental Cow (Un-haltered) Charolais @ 160 p/kg from S T Allen

Local family butchers present to purchase stock for the Christmas trade included, R Stafford, Mickleover, N Brown – Ashbourne, R Sargent – Uttoxeter, John Heath – Cheadle, O P Taylors, Leabrooks and Wrights of Codnor.

The truly amazing averages for the show cattle were as follows:-

OTMS- 160.00 P/KG, BULLS – 220.10 P/KG, STEERS-243.05 P/KG, HEIFERS 267.76 P/KG

OTMS-1411.06 BULLS – 1413.61 STEERS-1509.76 HEIFERS 1545.83

A good show of OTM beast included very few Continentals and averaged 113.27 p/kg

Top Prices per Kilo were: Charolais 160p/Kg @851 For Messrs S T Allen & Sons, Belper Charolais 156p/Kg @ 645 For Miss E, E & C J Woodward, Coxbench Charolais 146p/Kg @745 For J Millington, Draycott Brown Swiss 143p/Kg @640 For Messrs C J & R A Hutchinson, Ashbourne Charolais 138p/Kg @901 For J Millington, Draycott

Top Gross Prices were: Charolais Weighing 851Kg, £1361.60 For Messrs S T Allen & Sons, Belper Charolais Weighing 901Kg, £1243.38 For J Millington, Draycott Charolais Weighing 745Kg, £1087.70 For J Millington, Draycott Charolais Weighing 645Kg, £1006.20 For Miss E, E & C J Woodward, Coxbench Holstein Weighing 781Kg, £999.68 For Messrs E Morley & Sons, Derby

Prime Bulls

Top prices per kilo were: Blonde 231p/Kg @642 For J T Ottewell, Calow Limousin 231p/Kg @706 For D Williams British Blue 228p/Kg @624 For A T Turner, Hatton Limousin 225p/Kg @533 For G H Paddock, Stone Blonde 223p/Kg @563 For A T Turner, Hatton

Top Gross Prices were: Limousin Weighing 706Kg, £1630.86 For D Williams Blonde Weighing 728Kg, £1528.80 For J T Ottewell, Calow Blonde Weighing 642Kg, £1483.02 For J T Ottewell, Calow British Blue Weighing 624Kg, £1422.72 For A T Turner, Hatton Shorthorn Weighing 738Kg, £1365.30 For Messrs J D & R L Spalton, Derby

Steers

Top prices per kilo for Steers were: British Blue 370p/Kg @581 For D J Langton, Belper British Blue 292p/Kg @ 607 For Messrs H Naylor & Son, Derby British Blue 280p/Kg @714 For Messrs H Naylor & Son, Derby Limousin 272p/Kg @740 For R A O Johnson, Breadsall British Blue 270p/Kg @612 For N Brocklehurst, Bakewell

Top Gross Prices for Steers were: British Blue Weighing 581Kg, £2149.70 For D J Langton, Belper Limousin Weighing 740Kg, £2012.80 For R A O Johnson, Breadsall British Blue Weighing 714Kg, £1999.20 For Messrs H Naylor & Son, Derby British Blue Weighing 607Kg, £1772.44 For Messrs H Naylor & Son, Derby British Blue Weighing 612Kg, £1652.40 For N Brocklehurst, Bakewell

Heifers

Top Prices per Kilo for Heifers were: British Blue 440p/Kg @600 For R Rowlinson, Ashbourne British Blue 288p/kg @569 For N Brocklehurst, Bakewell Limousin 284p/kg @585 For R A O Johnson, Breadsall British Blue 282p/kg @525 For R Rowlinson, Ashbourne British Blue 282p/kg @600 For S J Thompson, Kilburn

Top Gross Prices for Heifers were: British Blue Weighing 600Kg, £2640.00 For R Rowlinson, Ashbourne Aberdeen Angus Weighing 679Kg, £1833.30 For N Brocklehurst, Bakewell British Blue Weighing 600Kg, £1692.00 For S J Thompson, Kilburn Limousin Weighing 585Kg, £1661.40 For R A O Johnson, Breadsall British Blue Weighing 616Kg, £1650.88 For N Brocklehurst, Bakewell

CALVES – Auctioneer: Barrie Williamson

YOUNG CALVES

102 YOUNG CALVES. Larger entry of better quality calves attracted keen interest. British Blue Bulls to £325 (Av £300) British Blue Heifers to £298 (Av £255) and Limousin Bulls to £302.

Bulls: British Blue sold to £325 for J A Godber, Pentrich Limousin sold to £302 for Messrs D A & O R Waring, Burton on Trent Charolais sold to £288 for S M Mcleavy, Stafford Simmental sold to £260 for J E, J R & S M Tolley, Loughborough Hereford sold to £250 for Messrs M & C Morris, Clay Cross

Heifers: British Blue sold to £298 for Sills Partners, Brailsford Charolais sold to £288 for S M Mcleavy, Stowe by Chartley Limousin sold to £220 for Messrs D A & P R Waring, Burton on Trent Simmental sold to £210 for, P Dyson, Corley Saler sold to £208 for J F Hayes, Belper

REARED CALVES

52 REARED CALVES. Excellent quality entry with a show potential 8 month old Limousin X Steer from Bernard Archer of Oliston topping the section at £1030. 12 Month old Simmental Heifers sold to £715 while 6 month old British Blue Bulls reached £565.

Bulls: British Blue sold to £565 for J E, J R & S M Tolley, Loughborough Hereford sold to £405 for R J Middleton, Sileby Limousin sold to £380 for Messrs E J Nash & Sons, Staffs Holstein sold to £345 for Messrs EJ Nash & Sons, Staffs Aberdeen Angus sold to £110 for Messrs J R Smith & Sons, Draycott in the Clay

Heifers: Simmental sold to £715 for N Thompson, Measham Charolais sold to £700 for N Thompson, Measham Limousin sold to £650 for B R Archer, Oliston Hereford sold to £455 for N Thompson, Measham Longhorn sold to £375 for A P Danvers, Coalville

Steers: Limousin sold to £1030 for B R Archer, Oliston Aberdeen Angus sold to £595 for Messrs M E & A J Collins, West Hallam Charolais sold to £565 for A Hopkinson, Stanley Friesian sold to £555 for Messrs M E & A J Collins, West Hallam Holstein sold to £148 for Messrs J R Smith & Sons, Draycott in the Clay

STORE CATTLE - Auctioneer: Mark Elliott

79 Stores Together With Cows & Calves

A really good entry with some very good sorts but the entry dominated by large numbers of Friesian Bullocks.

The official entry from Richard & Colin Smith at Pipe Ridware sold really well to a top of £1045 for a Blonde Steer at 36 months.

Top call of the day £1175 for a very smart well grown Limousin X Steer (21 months) from L & J Tinsley at Bolsover.

Generally all sectors were very well bid for.

Limousin X Cow c/w Limousin Bull Calf (7 months) £980 Hereford Steers to £850 & £830 (19 & 25 months) Limousin Steers to £1175 & £1048 (21 & 18 months) Blonde Steers to £1045 (36 months) Blue X Steers to £902 (16 months) Limousin X Heifers to £800 (26 months) Friesian Steers to £890 & £688 (21 & 19 months)

SHEEP – Auctioneer: Peter Oven

601 Lambs, 14 Cull Sheep

A total entry of 615 sheep included a larger entry of lambs forward for the Christmas Primestock Show & Sale. The Judge Mr Thomas Deakin from Skegby had a difficult task selecting his prize winning pens.

Vendor Weight p/Kg Purchaser Light 1st D Thornley 38.6Kg 295/Kg Farm Fresh 2nd P Yates 34.0Kg 172p/Kg Farm Fresh Heavy 1st D Thornley 42.0Kg 350p/Kg R Taylor 2nd D Clamp 44.4Kg 188p/Kg J Chambers Non Cont A T Turner 48.6Kg 145p/Kg Mutch Meats

Champion pen went to the heavy lambs grossing £147/head

Overall lamb average £159.38p/Kg

A small show of cull sheep saw ewes to £77 Ave £64.08 Rams to £68 Ave £66.50

GREEN MARKET

STORE CATTLE – DAIRY COWS – REARED CALVES

(Subject to clear TB Test within last 60 days)

OVER THIRTY MONTHS – YOUNG BULLS – CLEAN CATTLE

For Further Information telephone:

DERBY MARKET - 01332 342108

CHARLES HOLLIS - 07967 049394

ALASTAIR SNEDDON - 07973 982441

MARK ELLIOTT - 07973 673092

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