There was 567 store and breeding cattle on offer with a very strong trade for the stronger cattle which were near to finishing and also for quality younger sorts with plenty of buyers in attendance.
Suckler cows and calves were a firmer trade than a fortnight ago with a top price of £1580 for a Limousin cow from JD & MR Bradbury of Ipstones with a Limousin heifer calf at foot approximately 8 months old with the cow having run back to the Limousin bull.
A Pedigree Angus cow with a young Angus bull calf at foot from Messrs Griffin of Alstonefield sold at £1340 with a heifer calf at foot at £1220. In-calf suckler heifers from Stuart Potts of Gillow Heath created a good demand with the top price being £1320 for a 28 month old British Blue being PD’d in calf to the Hereford with other similar beasts at £1280 and £1240.
J D Edge & Son from Eccleshall sold a British Blue cow with a stabiliser bull calf at foot for £1290. Other In calf cows from Messrs Woodfield of Market Drayton up to £1180 and £1150.
There was a shortage of quality young bulls, with a 15 month old Hereford from Howard Beswick exchanging hands for £1110 and a 12 month old Simmental from S Driver of Glossop up to £865 with a 15 month old Limousin from D J Latchford of Abbots Bromley at £925.
There were 278 steers on offer with the top price being £1575 for a 27 month old British Blue from Mrs Julie Mees of Stone, with other British Blues up to £1405 for a bunch of 3, 25 months old from JG Curtis & Sons of Basford with another bunch from the same vendor of similar age at £1400 and a single 32 month old British Blue from J E White of Sheffield at £1325.
A 23 month old British Blue from Rob and Andy Williamson of Wetley Rocks sold for £1235.
Limousin steers at 23 months of age from J G Curtis & Sons of Basford sold up to £1485 with a 24 month old Limousin from the same vendor at £1420 and a 21 month old Limousin from J L Mellor & Partners of Macclesfield at £1340 and a pair from J Gilman & Partners of Bosley at 28 months of age at £1295.
Simmental steers topped at £1350 for a bunch of 3, 19 month old Simmentals from J B Proudlove of Congleton with a 16 month old Simmental steer from the same vendor at £1285.
Hereford steers from J & I Knight of Horton at 25 months of age sold up to £1315 with a pair of 17 month old Herefords from Messrs Gould of Middlewich at £1260 and a single 24 month old Hereford from J L Mellor & Partners of Macclesfield at £1205.
South Devon steers from Keith and Alison Wilton of Buxton were well sold at £1285 at 17 months of age with Angus up to £1160 for a 13 month old steer from Adrian Swinnerton of Lichfield with another 31 month old Angus from the same vendor at £1145.
Montbeliarde steers from Anders Agriculture of Roston topped at £1090 for a bunch of 4,18 month olds with Friesian steers up to £1045 for a pair of 21 month old steers from Rob and Andy Williamson. A Fleckvieh steer from Rushton Spencer at 18 months of age achieved £1040 with a Swedish Red Steer at 16 months of age from Messrs Petford of Tamworth at £935 and a Blonde steer from Geoff Forrester of Abbots Bromley at 15 months of age exchanging hands for £930.
An 11 month old Charolais from A & H Etches of Earl Sterndale sold for £850 with a bunch of 3, 13 month old Shorthorns from Mary Rowlinson of Cotton at £820 and a bunch of 3, 14 month old South Devons from the same vendor at £780.
Overall average achieved for steers was a pleasing £887.23.
There were 203 heifers on offer with a top price being £1265 paid for a 24 month old Blonde heifer from Jason Jervis of Cheadle with another Blonde heifer at 22 months of age from the same vendor at £1160.
A British Blue heifer from J G Curtis & Sons at 24 months of age was well sold at £1235 with a bunch of 4, 20 month old British Blue heifers from Rob and Andy Williamson at £1215 and a pair of 26 month old British Blues from Adrian Swinnerton of Lichfield at £1180 and a single 28 month old British Blue heifer from J E White of Sheffield selling well at £1170.
Simmentals topped at £1170 from Ann Beech of Milton at 25 months old with another bunch of 4, 23 month old Simmentals from K W Dakin & Son of Macclesfield at £1130.
Angus heifers from B J Archer at 22 months of age sold for £1130 with Hereford heifers up to £1120 for a pair of 17 month old from Messrs Gould of Middlewich and Charolais up to £1105 for a 25 month old beast from J & I Knight of Horton.
2 South Devon heifers were well sold from Keith and Alison Wilton of Buxton at £1080 with a 20 month old Friesian from B J Archer of Hilton at £1060.
A Shorthorn heifer from Oakwood Farm Estates Limited of Glossop exchanged hands for £1100.
Younger cattle sold up to £765 for 13 month old Shorthorn from SJ Hawkins of Middleton by Youlgreave with a bunch of 3, 13 month old Angus from C Blockley of Altringham at £750 and an 11 month old Simmental heifer from K Nash of Chapel en le Frith at £705.
Overall average achieved for heifers was £724.45.
Saturday 20th November 2021 & 4th December 2021