A total entry of 626 store and breeding cattle were on offer, with an excellent company of buyers from a very wide area including new purchasers, which ensured a firm trade throughout.
The breeding section was busy today with the herd dispersal on behalf of Mr I Hunter of Radbourne, with top price of the day being £1,450 which was paid for a Limousin cow from Mr Hunter with a Limousin male calf at foot. Another outfit from the dispersal being a Limousin cow being PD’d 4 – 5 months back in calf, with a Limousin male calf at foot sold for £1,200 and a Hereford first calver PD’d 5 months back in calf also from Mr Hunter with a Limousin male calf at foot exchanged hands for £1,180. Other outfits from Mr Hunter sold up to £1,140 and £980 (twice).
A Blonde D’Aquataine cow from C H Ede & Son of Somersal Herbert with a Blonde D’Aquataine heifer calf at foot was well sold at £1,320, with another outfit from the same vendor being a Simmental cow with a Blonde D’Aquataine heifer calf at foot at £1,060.
H Salt & Son of Grindon sold an Aberdeen Angus cow with a 6 month old Limousin calf for £1,180.
In calf cows from Mr Hunter sold up to £930 for a Simmental PD’d 5 months in calf with others at £780, £770 and £760 (twice) all from the same vendor.
In calf heifers from Mr Hunter sold up to £850 for a Hereford PD’d 5 months in calf, with other heifers at £820 (twice) and £810.
The stock bull from Mr Hunter, being 87 months old and a full pedigree Limousin was well sold at £1,460.
Other stock bulls from Storer-Smith, Uttoxeter, saw a 14 month old Simmental achieve £1,450 and a 12 month old Simmental at £1,300.
A 46 month old Hereford bull from E Simpson of Winkhill achieved £1,100.
There were 68 young bulls on offer, with a good firm trade throughout, which saw a top price of £860 for a 15 month old Limousin from J A Clowes & Sons of Cubley, with an 11 month old Simmental from G Bailey of Rushton at £840 and an 11 month old Charolais also from J A Clowes & Son at £785.
A pair of Fleckveih 16 month old bulls also from J A Clowes & Son exchanged hands at £780, with other Simmental from G Bailey being 16 months old selling up to £755.
A group of 13 month old British Blues from J A Clowes & Son sold for £750, with further Simmentals from G Bailey at 11 months old topping at £725.
A group of three 11 month old Limousins from F Chadfield of Snelson exchanged hands for £640, with Herefords being 10 months old from W E Turnock & Sons of Onecote selling up to £600.
Overall average achieved for young bulls was £541.84.
There were 242 steers on offer, with some excellent prices achieved, with a top price of £1,250 which was paid for a group of three Limousins being 22 months old from J Gilman & Partners of Bosley. With another group of three 23 month old Limousins at £1,205 and further group of three being 22 months old at £1,180 all from the same vendor.
A pair of 14 month old Limousin from E Simms of Stockton Brook sold for £1,180, with a single 23 month old Limousin from J Austin selling for £1,085.
A pair of British Blue steers from L G Witton of Abbots Bromley being 18 months old sold for £1,165, with a single 18 month old British Blue from G Jones of Langley exchanging hands for £1,145 and a pair of similar cattle at £1,140. A 13 month old British Blue from T Babb of Bradley sold for £1,090.
A 32 month old Blonde D’Aquataine steer from J Gilman & Partners of Bosley sold well for £1,080, with a pair of Aberdeen Angus from the same vendor selling for £1,025.
A group of five Simmentals being 18 months old from P Abell of Barthomley exchanged hands for £1,010, with a pair of Herefords being 14 months old from D Wilson of Morrilow Heath at £1,000.
A 17 month old Welsh Black from B Rowlinson of Bottomhouse exchanged hands at £980.
A group of three Shorthorn steers being 14 months old from M J, C & P M Reeves of Ipstones exchanged hands for £950, with group of five Friesian steers from A E Alcock of Waterhouses being 21 months old selling for £910 and a single Belted Galloway at 19 months old from E R Pepper of Apedale at £870.
Younger sorts sold particularly well up to £1,075 for a pair of 11 month old Limousins from R & A Williamson of Wetley Rocks, with £1,020 being paid for a group of four 11 month old Limousin from M J C & P Reeves and £1,005 for a British Blue from J & R Potts of Macclesfield.
A 10 month old Limousin from B Chadwick of Onecote exchanged hands at £995 and £970 was paid for a pair of 12 month old Charolais’ from M J C & P Reeves and a single 11 month old Limousin from A J & L E Bailey of Grindon sold for £955.
Overall average achieved for steers was £841.18.
There were 251 on offer, with top price of the day being £1,065 which was paid for a pair of Blonde D’Aquataine from J Gilman & Partners of Bosley being 32 months old, with a single 26 month old Limousin from H Salt & Sons of Grindon at £1,010. A single Simmental being 25 months old from J Pudsey of Quarnford at £995 who also sold a 27 month old Limousin at £970 and a 27 month old British Blue at £955.
A 36 month old Hereford heifer from D Wilson of Morrilow Heath exchanged hand for £930, with a group of three 17 month old Herefords from Norton Hall Farms, Stone at £920 and a pair of 23 month old Charolais from the same vendor at £910.
A 25 month old Simmental from J Pudsey sold for £895.
Younger sorts sold up £900 for a 12 month old Limousin from A J & L E Bailey of Grindon, a group of three 10 month old Limousins from R & A Williamson of Wetley Rocks exchanged hands at £880, a further pair from the same vendor being 11 month old Limousins also sold for £880, and a single 7 months Limousin from J Watson of Marple sold for £865, another 8 month old Limousin from the same vendor also achieving £865. A pair of 11 month old Limousins from R Flower of Alstonefield exchanged hands for £860, with others at £850 for a 10 month old Limousin from the same vendor.
Overall average achieved for heifers was £712.25.
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