Store Cattle Sale Report 29th April 2023

An entry of 484 Store and Breeding cattle were on offer, another good entry with plenty of trade for all sections and types.

Breeding Section
There was a shortage of quality breeding cattle with Pedigree Aberdeen Angus breeding heifers from A R Capewell of Checkley up to £1475, £1275 and £1180 and Incalf Hereford heifers from E T Simpson of Winkhill selling up to £1240 and £1180. A Hereford cow with a Hereford male calf at foot from Michael Harrison of Whiston exchanged hands for £1100.

Dexter cows with a Dexter young bull calf at foot from Mr S J Booth of Warburton sold well for £400.

Breeding bulls from Mr Napier of Coalville sold up to £1740 for an 18 month old pure bred Simmental.

Young Bulls
There were 21 young bulls on offer topping at £940 and 2, 10 month old Blonde bulls from Messrs Turner of Radmore Lane at £870, 17 month old Simmental bulls from Stephen Fox of Knypersley at £940.

A Hereford bull from Mark Cotterill of Knutton at 9 months old at £785. 2, 12 and 15 months old Simmental bulls from Messrs Sutton of Congleton at £825 and 4, 11 month old Hereford bulls of Bostock Bros of Biddulph at £750.

Overall average for young bulls was £704.29.

Steers
There were 262 steers on offer with a very similar firm trade seeing 4 Hereford well framed steers at 22 months of age from Dave Edge of Lach Dennis at £1700 with another 21 month old Hereford bull from Geoff Wain of Brandside at £1550 and a single 24 month old Hereford bull from Beryl Kirkham of Leek at £1490.

3 Limousin at 22 months old at £1575 from J Gilman & Partners of Bosley and another 3 from Peter Richardson of Ipstones at 22 months of age at £1530 and another pair from J Gilman & Partners at 22 months of age again at £1530.

A 17 month old Limousin from Ben Rowlinson of Bottomhouse sold well at £1405 and a 13 month old Limousin from B Pegg of Sturston at £1300.

Simmentals topped at £1435 for a bunch of 3, 21 month old from Steve Fox of Knypersley and another 3 from Peter Richardson of Ipstones at 19 months of age at £1405 and a single from Roy and June Shore of Biddulph at 24 months of age at £1405.

A pair of 28 month old Angus from Glyn Redfern of Onecote sold well for £1400 with another pair 18 month old from T & R Allen at £1350 and a single 14 month old Angus from Ben Rowlinson of Bottomhouse at £1290.

A pair of British Blue steers at 25 months of age from Messrs Gould of Waterhouses topped at £1385 with a 12 month old British Blue steer from B Pegg of Sturston selling particularly well at £1380 and a 22 month old British Blue from Roy and June Shore of Biddulph at £1370 and another pair of 18 month old British Blue steers from T & R Allen at £1365.

Friesians were well sold seeing a top price of £1245 at 24 months of age with a Shorthorn from G & E Fallows of Whiston at 23 months of age at £1200.

12 month old Angus steers from J & R Cowap of Crewe topped at £1095 and a pair of 11 month old British Blue steers from Jeff Turner of Okeover at £1075.

Overall average for steers was a pleasing £938.84.

Heifers
There were 187 heifers on offer seeing a top price of £1620 for an 18 month old Hereford from Dave Edge of Lach Dennis with a bunch of 3, 22 month old Herefords from the same vendor again selling well at £1570 and a pair of 23 month old Herefords from Messrs Hicklin of Onecote at £1290.

British Blue heifers from Beryl Kirkham at 24 months of age sold up to £1450 with another single from K A Prins of Cheadle at £1365 and a pair of 23 month old British Blue heifers from Reg Critchlow of Grindon at £1355.

A bunch of 3, 12 month old Limousin heifers from M A Bowyer of Wetley Rocks sold for £990 with Shorthorns at 17 months of age from Messrs Challinor of Dilhorne at £1010.

Other smaller cattle sold up to £975 for a 10 month old Limousin Heifer from Gavin Peach of Warslow, £930 for a 10 month old Hereford from the same vendor and a bunch of 3, 12 month old Limousins from Messrs Massey of Gawsworth topped at £910.

Overall average achieved for heifers was £829.22.

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