There was 569 store and breeding cattle entered with trade very similar with the well grown cattle being a firmer trader with strong competition throughout.
There was an increased entry of cows with calves at foot which produced some excellent prices seeing a top price of £2,000 for a British Blue cow with 2 Aberdeen Angus male calves at foot from David Poole Bailey of Knypersley with the same vendor receiving up to £1500 for a Hereford cow with a Bazadaise male calf at foot, and a similar outfit at £1440, £1470 for a Limousin cow with a Bazadaise male calf at foot and a Limousin cow with a Limousin heifer calf at foot for £1585, with other outfits at £1400, £1310 and £1300.
An entry of Longhorn cows with calves at foot from Ian Gregory of Peak Forest saw a top price of £1030 (twice) with another outfit at £1000.
An in calf British Blue cow from S B Mellor & Sons of Bottomhouse sold for £950.
Breeding bulls produced a top price of £1320 for a 27 month old Shorthorn from Mr Thornicroft of Gawsworth with a 26 month old Simmental bull from B & G Barlow of Meerbrook at £1120.
Young bulls topped at £1090 for a 13 month old Charolais from Paul Emery of Gratwich with a 13 month old Bazadaise from W D Hatch & Co at £860 and a bunch of 3, 13 month old British Blues from the same vendor at £859.
Overall average achieved for young bulls was £715.00
There were 249 steers on offer with some excellent prices achieved seeing a top price of £1435 for a bunch of 5, 20 month old Herefords from PJ & PA Mitchell of Fradswell, with a single 21 month old Hereford steer from D & J Haslem of Marston at £1355 and a single 23 month Hereford from WG & M Myatt of Gratton at £1275.
An Aberdeen Angus 29 month old Steer from Robert Chaddock of Gillow Heath achieved £1405 with a single 28 month old Angus from Robert Chaddock at £1300 and a 19 month old Angus from WG & M Myatt of Gratton at £1265.
A 28 month old Limousin from John Hudson of Ipstones sold for £1400 with a pair of 18 month old Limousins from AP Wain of Draycott at £1280 and a single 17 month old Limousin from John Hudson at £1260.
A pair of Charolais from J & I Knight of Horton at 24 months of age sold for £1305 another pair of 21 month old Charolais steers from T J Hargreaves of Gratton sold for £1265.
British Blue steers at 22 months of age from D & J Haslam of Marston sold for £1360 with a bunch of 5, 19 month old British Blue steers from AD & J Potts of Astbury at £1280.
A Simmental steer at 16 months of age was well sold at £1175 from J M Robinson of Swythamley.
A bunch of 3, 13 month old Limousin steers from S B Mellor & Son of Bottomhouse sold for £1060.
Overall average for steers was £924.71.
There were 237 heifers on offer with a top price being £1365 paid for a 21 month old Hereford heifer from D & J Haslam of Marston and a 28 month old Hereford heifer from F F Finney & Son of Dilhorne at £1275 and a similar outfit from the same vendor at £1270.
Charolais heifers from J & I Knight of Horton sold up to £1355 at 24 months of age with another pair of 24 month old Charolais heifers from the same vendor at £1280 and a pair of 18 month old Charolais heifers from Sheila Kidd of Quarnford being well sold at £1230.
A pair of 21 month old British Blue heifers from D & J Haslam of Marston sold for £1340 with a single longhorn heifer from RW Potter & Co of Yeaveley at £1300. A bunch of 3 Limousins at 22 months of age from R Rowlinson of Ramshorn at £1295 and a single 28 month old Limousin from John Hudson at £1250.
Overall average achieved for heifers was a pleasing £808.45.
Saturday 23rd October & 6th November