Last Monday at Chelford, Frank Marshall and Co conducted their annual Easter Prize Show and Sale of calves.
Auctioneer Roy Waller said “It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a pen full of so many good calves. The buyers bid furiously to try to secure the best. It’s always the same, its quality that sells”. The prices tell the story – 14 calves to average £227.36.The Judge, Edward Hollingworth of Middleton, North Manchester, chose a 10 week old Belgian Blue Bull calf for his championship ticket from David Moss, Betchton, Nr. Sandbach, which later sold to Alan Addison from Burtonwood, Nr. Warrington for £285.
David also sold the top price Blue Heifer at £235, which stood 3rd in its class to Daniel Purtill of West Houghton, Nr. Bolton.
The 14 show calves, including 6 heifers, averaged £227.36.
The market average was £124.00 for the total entry of 251 calves,
155 bulls £130.61 and 96 Heifers £114.74.