A total entry of 439 store and breeding cattle were on offer, with some good quality cattle being presented for sale ensuring the good company of buyers were well satisfied.
A Limousin suckler cow with a Limousin bull calf at foot from D W Harrison of Priestcliffe was particularly well sold at £1620, with other top prices including £1500 paid for a Limousin cow with a Limousin heifer calf at foot from G Rowlinson of Denstone, with a similar outfit from the same vendor at £1490.
£1350 was paid for an Aberdeen Angus cow with an Aberdeen Angus heifer calf and £1310 was paid for an Aberdeen Angus cow with an Aberdeen Angus bull calf, both presented for sale by M W Woodward of Whiston.
These topped at £1000 for a 26 month old Limousin heifer from Mrs Goldstraw of Wetley Rocks, with a group of three pure bred Limousins from M Butler of Bagnall being 12 - 15 months old exchanging hands for £880.
Breeding bulls were particularly well sold, with a Pedigree Simmental bull from Messrs Smith of Spath being 16 months old selling for £2060, with a second Pedigree Simmental from the same vendor at 13 months old achieving £1700.
A Pedigree Hereford bull from S Roberts of Leek realised £1580, with another Hereford being bull being 27 months old from G Goodwin of Wetley Rocks exchanging hands for £1330.
In the young bull section, there was a shortage of strong sorts, with a pair a 13 month old Limousins from J & M Bradbury of Ipstones selling at £780, with a group of three 10 - 12 month old Limousins from the same vendor at £750.
A pair of 15 month old Simmentals from S Smith of Meerbrook achieved £740, with a 13 month old Simmental from Bradda Farms, Biddulph at £730.
Overall average for young bulls including a number of smaller sorts was £426.45.
In the steer section, there were 220 on offer and a very firm trade throughout which saw a top price of £1415 which was paid for a 25 month old Charolais from G W Mellor of Gawsworth, with other Charolais’ being 25 months old from the same vendor at £1400 and £1385.
Other Charolais’ sold up to £1235 for a group of three 24 month old animals from R Hine of Gratton, with a single 15 month Charolais from D & G Tudor of Kingsley at £1150.
Limousin steers, again from G W Mellor, being 28 months old sold for £1410, with a single25 month old Limousin from M Jervis of Whiston at £1300 and a pair from P Nixon of Timbersbrook being 23 months old at £1290.
A single 24 month old Limousin from A & N Swinson of Gawsworth was well sold at £1215 and a single 24 month old Limousin from M Jervis of Whiston at £1180.
Aberdeen Angus steers topped at £1370 for a 22 month old from A & N Swinson, with a pair of 26 month Aberdeen Angus from S Pye of Swythemley at £1330 and another pair from the same vendor being 25 months old at £1265.
Blonde D’Aquataine steers from P Nixon of Timbersbrook being 23 months old sold up to £1335, with a group of three from the same vendor, also at 23 months old exchanging handsfor £1280. A further pair of Blonde D’Aquataine steers being 28 months old from S Pye of Swythamley at £1255.
Simmental steers from D Cope of Endon being 25 months old sold for £1280, with a single from R Hine of Gratton being 20 months old at £1275 and a group of three from David Cope being 25 months old at £1150.
British Blue steers from G Forrester of Abbots Bromley being 20 months old were well sold up to £1200.
Hereford steers topped at £1140 for a 24 month old steer from M Jervis.
Fleckveich steers being 21 months old from D Cope sold up to £1055, with Shorthorn steers at 23 months old up to £985 from Anders Agricultural of Roston and Montbeliarde’s topping at £990 from G Forrester.
Younger steers topped at £1080 for a group of three 13 month old Charolais’ from D & G Tudor and 11 month old Limousins from W S Hudson of Ilam at £1150 and a further group of three Limousins being 9 months old from the same vendor at £890.
Overall average for steers was a pleasing £848.61.
There were 155 heifers on offer, returning an excellent average of £800.55 and seeing a topprice of £1170 which was paid for a pair of 23 month old Limousin’s from G W Mellor of Gawsworth, with another 23 month old Limousin from F Potter & Sons of Yeaveley at £1110 and a 22 month old Limousin from P Williams of Tean at £1105 and others at £1080, £1075 and £1070.
Hereford heifers from A & N Swinson of Gawsworth were well sold at 25 months old up to £1140. P Nixon of Timbersbrook also realised £1140 for a pair of 23 month old Aberdeen Angus heifers and a pair of Aberdeen Angus from S Pye of Swythamley being 27 months old sold for £1120.
British Blue heifers being 30 months old from D Burton of Rough Close topped at £1025.
Blonde D’Aquataine heifers from C H Ede & Sons of Someral Herbert being 13 month old topped at £1,000 and a further group of 12 month old Blonde D’Aquataine heifers from the same vendor at £990.
Charolais heifers at 21 months old sold up to £980 from D Burton.
Younger sorts sold up to £840 for a group of four 12 month old Limousins from F R Alcock of Cheadle, with a group of three 13 month old Aberdeen Angus from G Sidebottom of Marple Bridge at £830 and three British Blue heifers at 9 months old at £790 from H J Hitchcock of Belper.
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