Store Cattle Sale Report 15th April 2023

An entry of 615 Store and Breeding cattle were on offer with a good firm trade throughout and a record price being achieved for a Limousin steer from Mr G K Challinor of Tean at £1960.

Breeding Section
There was a shortage of quality with a Limousin cow with a Limousin bull calf at foot with the cow being PD’d back in calf to the Limousin exchanging hands for £1590 and an entry from Chris Gabbott & Family of Rainow selling up to £1210 for an Angus heifer with a British Blue young heifer calf at foot.

In calf Shorthorn cows from Geoff Tunnicliffe & Family from Quarnford topped at £1110 with a 23 month old Pedigree Hereford bull from Messrs Nicholls of Wetley Rock exchanging hands for £2120.

Young Bulls
There were 17 young bulls on offer topping at £810 for a 12 month old Angus from Rachel Simcock of Rainow with a pair of 7 month old Limousins from Mrs Anne Brown of Biddulph achieving £785 with a 12 month old Limousin from M J D Farms of Alstonefield exchanging hands for £740 and 3, 7 month old Angus from Rachael Simcock at £620.

Steers
There were 347 steers on offer with a top price being the new record of £1960 for a 32 month old Limousin from G K Challinor of Tean with another 31 month old Limousin from the same vendor at £1920 and a third at 32 months at £1690. Other Limousin steers sold up to £1610 for a pair from Robert Day of Cheddleton and £1590 for a pair of 23 month old cattle from J Gilman & Partners of Bosley and a single 17 month old from Arthur Swinson of Gawsworth at £1585 with another 23 month old Limousin from the same vendor at £1565.

A bunch of 4, well grown, good shaped Hereford steers at 21 months of age from D J Edge of Lach Dennis were bid for keenly and sold for £1750 with another 18 month old Hereford from Arthur Swinson at £1550 and a 21 month old Angus from the same vendor at £1555.

Limousin steers again from Arthur Swinson at 23 months of age sold up to £1440 with a pair of 19 month old Simmentals from D J Hoult of Barton under Needwood achieving £1420 and South Devon steers at 23 months of age from M & L Agriculture Limited at £1400. 13 month old pair of Limousin steers from Geoff Nutter of Grindon sold for £1370 with a single 14 month old Limousin from Messrs Massey of Gawsworth selling well at £1310 and 3, 10 month old Limousins from Gavin Peach of Warslow at £1290.

Charolais steers from Geoff Goodwin of Wetley Rocks at 16 months of age sold for £1335 for a bunch of 3 with Friesian steers topping at £950 from Pete Southwell of Uttoxeter.

Overall average achieved for steers was a pleasing £924.77.

Heifers
There were 228 heifers on offer topping at £1610 for a single South Devon 22 month old heifer from Keith and Alison Wilton of Fairfield with the same vendor selling another 22 month old heifer for £1310. British Blue heifers from BJ & BW Brunt & Sons of Wincle at 24 months of age topped at £1525 with a pair of 15 month old British Blue heifers from Keith Minshull and Family of Bosley at £1290 with Limousins up to £1470 for a pair of 23 month old cattle from J Gilman & Partners of Bosley with another from Robert Day at 21 months of age achieving £1440.

Charolais heifers from Geoff Goodwin of Wetley Rocks at 16 months of age sold up to £1260 with Stabilser X heifers at 21 months of age from Alan Jackson of Gawsworth at £1170 and a single 24 month old Angus heifer from Cliff Whilock & Family of Ipstones at £1110. Hereford heifers at 24 months of age sold up to £1090 for S Archer of Derby with Blonde heifers from B E Wain at £1060.

Younger cattle sold up to £1040 for a bunch of 7, South Devon heifers from Keith and Alison Wilton at 12 months of age with a single 9 month old heifer from Gavin Peach of Warslow at £1030.

Overall average achieved was £810.56.

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