A massive entry of more than 500 head were forward at Beeston on Tuesday and met a strong trade to top at £2550.
The sale included the dispersal of the entire Tattondale Herd, the property of Hugh Barber, Mereside Farm, Knutsford who topped the day’s proceedings selling at £2550 twice; his first at this price was the fresh second calver Tattondale Penelope 55, a daughter of Budjon Sky Enforcer ET who sold to Rob Ward, the new occupier of Ashford Grange, Whitchurch.
Also at this price was the fresh heifer, Tattondale Elaine 52, a daughter of Ballycairn Orion that sold to Ben Elkin of Hilderstone, Stone. Another heifer, the March calved Tattondale Penelope 60, by Moet Melody was the choice of G Green & Son of Lach Dennis, Northwich. No less than nineteen of the Tattondale cows made £2000 or more.
The Sale also featured several part dispersals of herds who are selling their cows as they calve; Messrs D J & S Windsor of Black Park, Whitchurch sold to a top of £2350 for a non pedigree Picston Shottle heifer that calved at the end of March purchased by the Whalley’s of Tabley, Knutsford
Also at this price was the Leicestershire Cheese Company’s Stud Enforcer Snowdrop 11, another heifer by Budjon Enforcer which sold to P Mathias & Sons of Haverfordwest who purchased 42 head at the sale, and Terence Rigby of Isycoed, Wrexham also sold a non pedigree heifer by Wa-Del Convincer for £2250 to D & HE Colclough & Son of Sandbach.
The maiden heifers topped at £1250 for Tattondale Minister Flame 41st, a June 07 daughter of Mr. Minister which was part of Hugh Barber’s Dispersal Sale with others from the same herd selling for £1180 and £1120.
Heifer calves were a great trade and probably the trade of the day; top price was £650 for a 4 month old daughter of Joylan Specialist which was part of the Tattondale dispersal with others from this herd making £580 and £540. Younger calves were selling regularly between £400 and £500.
9 SERVED HEIFERS £1197.78 43 MAIDEN HEIFERS £873.25; 45 TATTONDALE MAIDEN HEIFERS £822.22. 97 HEAD £879.69
19 HEIFER CALVES £352.94; 13 TATTONDALE HEIFER CALVES £486.15; 32 HEAD £404.68 (Wright Manley).