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Strong demand for dairy cattle at Beeston Castle as prices rise on the month

The Mid-Month dairy Cattle sale at Beeston Castle saw almost 60 buyers recorded and trade significantly up on the month.


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Strong demand for dairy cattle at Beeston Castle as prices rise on the month #teamdairy

The Mid-Month dairy Cattle sale at Beeston Castle saw almost 60 buyers recorded and trade significantly up on the month.

 

Top price of the day was £2,320 for a fresh heifer, Fordswood Saloon Angel from Howard Walmsley Preston which sold giving 36kg to D. E. Davies, Powys. Two more heifers reached £2300. Firstly, a Ralma Confirm daughter from G. J. Sutton, Congleton, which sold, having calved a month and giving 33.8kg, to D. and H.E. Colclough and Son, Sandbach.

 

At the same price was a heifer from Fife, Scotland consigned by M. and G. Struthers. The daughter of BB Toy Missile which calved on June 12 is giving 34kg a day, also went to Messrs Davies. Next were two heifers from J. and T.J.N. Platt, whose consignment of cattle averaged £1,915. At £2,280 was Lachstone Dalton Kindle sold giving 36kg bought by J.A. and M.H. Wright, Sandbach and then Lachstone Jackpot Kerry giving 38kg was secured by Messrs Davies.

 

Cows were a flying trade with particularly the bottom end showing the largest increase on the month. The leading cow was Topcroft Zoltec Ona from T. Crawford and Co, Bungay, Suffolk. By Go-Farm WWS Zoltec, it gave 11,000kg as a heifer and was sold giving 50.6kg having calved its second a month ago to M. J. Winward and Son, Tarvin. Two more broke £1,900, both selling to J.G. and C.A. Bayley, Nuneaton. Firstly, at £1,950 was a third calved cow giving 35kg from G.W. and J. Mercer, Lancashire and then at £1,900 were D. and E. Monk, Ormskirk.

 

Topping the in-calf heifers was an unregistered two-year-old springing to calve at £1,500 from J.E., D.M. and J.E. Moss, Betley. A group of heifers from Billockby Farms, Norfolk averaged over £1360, with an August calver by Gerwyn at £1,480 selling to S.R. Nash, Stoke-On-Trent.

The maiden heifer section was dominated by T. Crawford and Co whose group of yearlings through to 14-month-old heifers averaged £833, with eight past £1,000 and topping at £1,060 for a Fever daughter.


Averages

46 cows, £1,413.95; 122 milking heifers, £1,671.71; 9 in-calf and served heifers, £1,393.33; 69 maiden heifers,

£755.69; 7 heifer calves, £170.

 

Auctioneers – Wright Marshall.

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