Trade at this week’s mid-month dairy sale at Beeston Castle, the first to be split over two days due to a massive entry, reached a top price of £2500gns for the only animal on offer from M and J Siddorn, Tattenhall. This was Taxus Shottle Scooter. Calved 18 days ago and giving 34kg a day she sold to J L and E M Parker and Son, Haughton, Stafford.
And the same buyers took the next two highest priced lots when they claimed a brace from Jack and Barclay Taylor, Shrewsbury. The first was a daughter of Cogent Matisse and sold to £2320, while the second was an Alfrag Juror Kendall daughter which made £2300.
A pair of £2300 bids were made for unregistered heifers, with the first being from Huw Roberts, Cefn-y-bedd, Wrexham. This was a Lucente daughter giving 37kg a day. She also sold to the Parkers. Second at this level was was a red-and-white daughter of Marlie Jo Bob Red which sold to S G Lee and Son, Wolverhampton.
At £2220 was a fresh calved non-pedigree daughter of Dixie-Lee Aaron from J K and D Astbury, Nantwich. This sold to Keith Mather, Lymm. Two made £2120, the first being a fresh calved heifer from Hague Partners, Danevale Speed Kitty.
Second at this value was another from the same home, Danevale Justy Kirsty, she sold to David Green, Lach Dennis.
Best in the cows was a fresh calved second lactation Norwegian Red cross from Messrs Tomlinson and Son of Burleydam, Whitchurch, which sold for £1980 to Dave Mathias, Wrenbury.
Averages; 399 fresh calved cows and milking heifers £1505.99, 17 in-calf heifers £1555.29, eight served heifers £1106.25, 41 maiden heifers £787.07, 18 heifer calves £432.22 (Wright Manley).