Another excellent entry of 518 store and breeding cattle were on offer, with a number of new vendors and purchasers in attendance, ensuring an excellent crowd around the selling rings.
There was an increased entry of cows with calves at foot, with top price of the day being £1,520 being given for a Limousin heifer with a young Limousin bull calf at foot from M Ollerenshaw of Bradwell, with the same vendor receiving £1,410 for two similar outfits and £1,350 for a British Blue heifer with a Limousin bull calf.
An entry of heifers with calves at foot from J Beech of Foxearth sold up to £1,400 for a British Blue heifer with a British Blue bull calf at foot, with a pedigree Limousin heifer and Limousin heifer calf achieving £1,380, and £1,230 (twice) being paid for Limousin heifers with a Limousin bull calves at foot, all from the same vendor.
A Hereford cow with a Limousin bull calf at foot from J Plant of Bradnop sold up to £1,330.
An entry from R & S E Poole of Winkhill saw a good trade up to £1,250 for a Hereford cow, with a Hereford heifer calf at foot and a Hereford cow with a Hereford bull calf at foot achieving £1,210.
An Aberdeen Angus cow with a Charolais bull calf at foot from T Evans of Rough Close sold up to £1,300, with a Hereford cow with a Limousin heifer calf at foot from Needham Brothers of Bradnop selling for £1,240.
An entry of breeding heifers from Messrs Jeffrey of Ashbourne sold up to £1,040 for a group of six Limousins being 23 months of age, with another group of 18 month old heifers from the same vendor selling for £900 and a group of three Shorthorn heifers being 25 months old from M J D Farms of Alstonefield selling for £720.
A pair of Charolais 21 month old heifers from Messrs Bennett of Blackshaw Moor sold for £860 and a single Simmental heifer from Messrs Smedley of Longnor sold for £890.
A young Hereford stock bull from R & S E Poole of Winkhill being 13 months old achieved £930.
In this section, top price of the day was £710 which was paid for a 15 month old Hereford bull from M Hall of Knypersley, with the same vendor selling a further pair of Herefords, being 13 months old for £690. A pair of Montebeliarde bulls from A Titterton of Saverley Green sold for £560.
A 12 month old Limousin bull from J Elkin of Hiderstone exchanged hands for £490, with a group of four Aberdeen Angus, being 11 months old from I G Foster & Son of Burton on Trent selling for £490.
There was an excellent entry of steers selling to a fast trade in both rings. With smaller sorts looking particularly well sold. Top price of the day was £1,160 paid for a group of four named Aberdeen Angus being 25 months old from Robinson Partners of Burton of Trent, with a single Fleckveich steer from A & N Swinson being 23 months old selling for £1,140 and a group of four 25 month Simmentals from A Chaddock of Gillow Heath, selling for £1,130. A single Hereford also being 25 months from A Chaddock sold for £1,120. With a 27 month old British Blue steer from W N Salt of Cauldon selling for £1,100.
A single British Blue from Messrs Williamson of Wetley Rocks exchanged hands for £1,090, with a pair of 22 month old Limousins from P W Gerrard of Combridge selling for £1,080 and a single named Hereford steer being 23 months old selling for £1,075 from A & N Swinson.
B P & J R Needham of Rushton Spencer received up to £1,070 for a 26 month old Hereford steer, with a pair of British Blue 23 month old steers from Messrs Wilshaw & Hine of Swythamley selling for £1,070 and a group of three Herefords being 24 months old from A Beech of Milton exchanging hands or £1,060.
An entry from P Richardson of Ipstones sold up to £1,060 for a 26 month old Limousin, £1,055 for a 23 month old Limousin and £1,050 for a pair of 24 month old Simmentals.
Shorthorn steers from A & N Swinson being 24 months old sold up to £1,000.
In the younger sorts a 13 month Aberdeen Angus steer from A J Peach of Warslow sold up to £1,060 and a pair of 9 month old Limousins from W S Hudson of Ilam sold up to £905, with a pair of 12 month British Blue steers from G Jones of Langley selling up to £890.
A pair of 7 month old Limousins from A Leeson of Ilam sold for £840, a pair of 8 month old Limousins from K L Potts of Mottram St Andrew exchanged hands for £830, with a group of three from W S Hudson of Ilam being 9 months old selling for £830. An 11 month old Charolais from J T Needham of Bradnop exchanged hands at £785.
In this section, top price of the day was £1,060 for a group of four Blonde D’Aquataine heifers being 15 months old from C H Ede & Sons of Somersal Herbert, with a group of three Aberdeen Angus from Robinson Partners of Burton on Trent, being 26 months old exchanging hands at £1,045 and a single 24 month old Limousin from P W Gerrard of Combridge selling for £1,000.
A single Aberdeen Angus heifer being 24 months old from I Barks
A single Aberdeen Angus heifer being 24 months old from I Barks of Blackshaw Moor exchanged hands for £990, with a 17 month old Aberdeen Angus from A J Peach of Warslow selling for £980 and a 23 month Hereford from A Chaddock of Gillow Heath selling for £970.
A 23 month old Limousin from D Burton of Rough Close sold for £965.
A group of three Aberdeen Angus being 25 months old from Robinson Partners realised £950.
In the younger section, a 13 month old Limousin from W S Hudson of Ilam realised £820 and a single British Blue heifer from Foker Grange Farms of Leek sold for £730 and a group of six from the same vendor being 8 months old selling for £680.
NEXT SALES 2016
Saturday 16th July
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Saturday 13th August