Saturday Country Market
SATURDAY AUCTION CALENDAR
SALES OF POULTRY INCLUDING QUAIL ARE STILL SUSPENDED. SALES OF SALES OF CAGED BIRDS AND SMALL ANIMALS CONTINUE.
3rd December – Deadstock and General Sale Sat 3rd December Catalogue
9th December – Deadstock Sale
16th December – Deadstock Sale
23rd December – Auction Closed but Butchers wagon open 8-12
30th December Deadstock Sale and Pet Food Sale
COLCHESTER LIVESTOCK AND GENERAL AUCTION MARKETS
BIRD SALE RULES HAVE CHANGED. SALES OF POULTRY INCLUDING QUAIL ARE STILL SUSPENDED. SALES OF SALES OF CAGED BIRDS AND SMALL ANIMALS CONTINUE.
SATURDAY COUNTRY MARKET – EVERY SATURDAY
Our Fur and feather sale starts at 9.45 with plants and timber to follow. Please read THIS important information before you attend our sales. PLEASE NOTE. SALES OF POULTRY INCLUDING QUAIL ARE STILL SUSPENDED. SALES OF SALES OF CAGED BIRDS AND SMALL ANIMALS CONTINUE.
Should you wish to discuss this please contact Steven Ellis on 01206842156 or [email protected]
Fur and Feather sale commences 9.45 followed by Plants, Bikes followed by yard sale commences at 10am and timber from 11.00
Goods Accepted Thursday May 9am – 3pm, Friday 9am – 2pm, Saturday morning between 7.00 and 8.30 by prior arrangement. Fur and feather lots accepted for sale between 7.00 and 9 am on Saturday mornings
The gates will be open from 7.00am on the morning of the sale and all visitors are requested to wear a mask when in close proximity situations.
If you have any enquiries please contact Steven Ellis on 01206842156 and he will be happy to discuss them with you.
Weekly auctions of prime and cull stock every Tuesday with Store sales on the last Tuesday of each month.
To enter stock please ring Steven Ellis on 07446 100931 or 01206 842156.
147 cattle comprising 15 over 30mth,67 stores and 65 prime cattle. Prime cattle another strong trade for a generally high quality entry of cattle from local farmers which were easily sold. A few lightweight heifers lacking good finish and lean lightweight steers reducing the average for those classes. Top this week again from G Freeman for his superb Limousin X heifer purchased by C Humphrey & Sons at 313.5pkg (£1736.79). Geoff having another Limousin heifer at 308.5pkg (£1813.98) and a strong Limousin steer at the same price pkg (£2066.95). JV Styles & Son showing their usual quality of Limousin steers & heifers topping the price per head at £2128.46 (304.5pkg) for a steer with another steer at the same price pkg (£1866.59). A Limousin heifer at 307.5pkg (£1777.35). Colin Reeve showing Blonde X heifers at 309.5pkg (£1773.44) with Blonde steers at 299.5pkg (£1823.96) and a Limousin steer at 298.5pkg (£1647.72). Adrian Smith Limousin heifers to 294.5pkg & steers to 292.5pkg. Ben Whiting showing BBX steers to 298.5pkg (£2053.68) with another at 298.5pkg (£1823.84) & two BBX steers to 296.5pkg and 295.5pkg. Tony Evans seeing Limousin heifers to 296.5pkg & G Grover showing Limousin handyweight heifers to 284.5pkg. General run of cattle from 250.5pkg to 288.5pkg with finish being important throughout. Run of Stabiliser heifers from F Pearce & Sons to 263.5pkg from 248.5pkg & to £1436.40 a head. Traditional breeds again wanted see AAX steers from Bob Manning to 265.5pkg & Angus heifers from Bob 268.5pkg with another Angus heifer from TG Harris & Sons at 266.5pkg. Lincoln Red steers from C Reeve to 298.5pkg. Longhorn steers from JW Chamley & Sons to 265.5pkg (£1619.55) for another at 258.5pkg.
645 sheep an average entry found another very strong demand for meated medium and heavy lambs but many more lightweight lambs forward taking to feed. Top per head this week £156 from Tracey Kent for 50.5pkg lambs with others from the same holding to £152, £150 (2) etc. W Griffin also had £150 a head with other pens to £142 etc. The Roots family to £142 a head. Medium lambs some super lambs forward to £139.50 (45.5pkg) for W Griffin who had other pens at £136.50, £136 etc. C C Roots also to £134 with Brad Webb to £133. Standard lambs to £108 from Clive Bird who had other pens at £106 etc. Hagag Ltd to £104.50 (2) and L E Carr & Son also to £104. Top pkg in the heavies saw Will Griffin to 313pkg with Tracey Kent to 310, 309, 308pkg etc. Medium lambs again to 313pkg from Will Griffin with C C Roots to 310pkg. Standard lambs to 284pkg from Clive Bird. As always meat and presentation important with dagged sheep at a premium with lean lambs discounted.
115 EWES to £120 for Charollais ewes but plain ewes very difficult and from £2 a head to average £61.19 a head throughout. Half bred ewes to £108. Texel x ewes to £116. Lean Kents to £74. Lean Hampshires to £79. Welsh mules to £49 a head. A difficult time for the ewe trade.