DAIRIES (32) ; Selling time – 11:30am Auctioneers – Meg Elliott (07967 007049) & Mark Elliott (07973 673092)
A small entry this week after the pedigree week with 20 milks and 12 younger cattle. The best newly calved heifers remain over £2000 with the best today from regular vendor Andrew Mills, Ratcliffe on Wreake who topped at £2280 for a 2 year old fresh calved sort that was giving 27kg to Ed Clowes, Kingsley. Others from the same home at £2180 and £1950.
Best of the youngstock was 4 Friesian x Ayrshire bulling heifers that sold in two pairs at £710 and £690 from G W Hallam, Warslow.
Well, what a fantastic day! Probably one of the largest sales to take place on farm this year so far and the largest ever undertaken by Bagshaws with 516 head, nearly all adults sold in 7 hours.
The Cookson family are held in the highest respect in the Cheshire area and this was certainly reflected in the massive crowd in attendance that held to the very end of the sale. In all 59 active purchasers with many others going home empty handed.
Trade was strong from the start with a massive 93 passing the £2000 mark. Topping the day at £2650 was one of the very many stylish milking heifers in the sale. By Matcrest Dewey, she was giving 33kg and was clinched by E T Hanson of Bradford who were one of the bulk buyers at the sale.
Hot in pursuit at £2520 was another milking heifer, freshly calved with many others in the £2300-£2500 bracket.
In-calf heifers were a particularly strong trade topping at £2450 to Messrs Brassington of Endon with numerous others in excess of £2000. The youngstock also sold exceptionally well with bulling heifers to £1150. Every life averaging a superb £1565!
DAIRIES (89) ; Selling time – 11:30am Auctioneers – Meg Elliott (07967 007049) & Mark Elliott (07973 673092)
TOP OF £3900 – 31 OVER £2000
Another strong trade for Dairies on Tuesday saw 31 of the 65 Milkers pass the £2000 mark topping at a record £3900.
A superb show of cattle from D N Carter & Co of Rugby attracted massive interest topping at a record breaking £3900 for a fantastic heifer by Mr Frazzled Aristocrat. She went to Andrew Hulme of Basford who also took another heifer by the same bull at £2900.
The Aristocrat daughters were very impressive with another reaching £3250 to Arthur Mayer of Brown Edge who also went on to take a Mr Gen R-Rapid Haze daughter at £3000. Their whole entry averaged a superb £2133.
Two commercial heifers from Messrs Needham of Heaton reached £2400 and £2360.
DAIRIES (126) ; Selling time – 11:30am Auctioneers – Meg Elliott (07967 007049) & Mark Elliott (07973 673092)
DAIRIES TO £2360
A really bouncy trade for all qualities today saw a top price of £2360 for a 32kg heifer shown by Trevor & Pat Swinson of Caverswall. Close behind at £2280 was a smart heifer from the Phillips family of Winkhill to A Neville of Matlock who also went on to take another at £2220 from Ruth Millington of Byley. Cows topped at £2100 for a second calver from Messrs Darwin of Oxspring. The herd sale on behalf of the Gosling family of Parwich met a strong trade topped at £1980 for a second calver. Next week we have a fantastic entry in the Pedigree sale including a special entry of 60 from D N Carter & Co of Rugby which are all heifers and second calvers and fresh, a really stylish group that are most worthy of inspection.
Great British Snow Did Not Deter the Bidders to Butchery Dispersal
With nearly 300 lots to sell the Bagshaws team were out at Nettleworth Farm at Sookholme Nr, Mansfield for the 9th March dispersal of butchery equipment on behalf of Robert and Lynn Bowring. Inclement snow covered the north of England however, the local roads were good to pass and buyers attended from quite a wide area. In the Smaller Lots; • Boxes of Teapots to £60 each • Large Rectangular Dinner Platters to £80 per box • Small Rectangular Mini Platters to £35 per box • Twin Set of Avery Berkel Readers and Tills £580 • Stainless Serving Trays £30 per lot • Easi-Zap Light Stunners £30 each • Anti-Insect Door Chains £20 each Within the Tables and Chairs; • Outdoor Sets of Round Tables with 4 Chairs £105 per lot • Others with 3 Chairs at £80 per set For Internal Tables; • Square Café Tables with 2 Chairs Up to £18 per set With the butchery and catering specific items there had been good pre-sale interest with; • Stainless Steel Single Drainer Sinks Up to £250 • Older Type Double Drainer Sinks Up to £70 • Vac Packer Units were well bid for with Manca Packers To £200 • Yang Vac Packers To £200 • Turbovac Vacuum Packer Unit At £440 • The Manca PP52 Electric Mixer achieved £820 • KT Oy 3 Phase Mincer made £900 to a Yorkshire Butcher • Omega Bandsaw c/w Stand £360 There was keen interest in the various butchers blocks with small blocks c/w Alloy Stands Up to £290 and £260.
In the Cooking Equipment and Fryers; • Blue Seal Gad Fired Fryer Unit £520 • Rancilio Coffee Machine £650 • Café Vero Single Unit Coffee Machine £205 • Corner Place Banmarie Shop Unit £100 The Bingham Trailers Twin Axle Butchery Sales Trailer achieved £4,700 with a well kept Ifor Williams Twin Axle BU126G Box Trailer c/w Front Side Door achieving £2,000.
Four Sales Already Booked for Late March and April including various Vintage and Classic Tractors and Vehicles