Record entry at Beeston mid-month sale sees prices top at £2,750

A record entry of 352 was forward at Beeston’s mid-month dairy sale, where trade was described as “tremendous” by auctioneers Wright Manley.

 

No fewer than 86 animals sold for £2,000 and more to achieve a 100% clearance rate.

 

Sale leader at £2,750 came from the Burnbrae herd of Jack and Barclay Taylor, Myddle, Shrewsbury. Their Shottle daughter Starward Shottle Peonie, a fresh heifer, sold giving 32kg to an undisclosed West Wales buyer.

 

Not far behind from the same home was a lovely red heifer, Burnbrae Twister Chris Red, by HS Twister. She sold giving 34kg to another west Wales buyer, Windsor Thomas of Carmarthen for £2,650.

 

Also from the Burnbrae herd was a very well bred Vaakje heifer, with nine generations of VG/EX dams behind it by Willow-Marsh CC Gabor. She sold for £2350 to D and HE Colclough and Sons of Hassall, Sandbach.

 

The Barclay’s also sold a cracking purebred Brown Swiss heifer by Red Brae Prelude Zeus for £2300 to Rob McColm of Stranraer.

 

Three heifers made £2450 each; the first was Flintstone Sam Cloe 2nd from RA and S Arnott of Kings Langley, Hertforshire selling to Richard Williams of Wrinehill, Crewe who also purchased Holbeck Jeeves Primrose 264th from EV and B Boughey and Son of Tarporley at the same figure. Also at £2,450 was Worthingtons Lorna 210th by a homebred bull, from S E and J Collier of Wigan which sold to Anthony Matthews of Whitchurch who also acquired Burlane Captain Trixie from Simon and Clare Powell of Shrewsbury for £2400.

 

The trade for cows was incredible. The top price in this section went again went to the Taylor’s with their Bixleypark Dewdrop 26th, a second calver by Regancrest Dolman giving 48kg selling to the Colclough’s for £2,600.

They also sold Stapleford Scooby Duu Nessina, another second calver giving 52kg daily for £2,500 to John Bayley, Nuneaton who also had a homebred second calf Damion from the same home at £2,400.

 

The Scarisbrick family of Galastar Holsteins, of Goostrey, Holmes Chapel also had a great day topping their consignment of cows at £2,450 for a Gillette Carlton second calver and £2400 for a Drake both going to  West Wales to two different purchasers.

 

Coloured breed animals topped at £2300 for the Brown Swiss that has already been mentioned but a very smart Swedish Red cross Montbeliarde heifer from BW & J Robinson & Son of Kirkham, Preston sold for £1900 and a Shorthorn heifer from OC Whittaker & Son of Knutsford selling for £1750. Rob Morgan’s third calf Brown Swiss cows sold up to £1600. Jersey crosses sold to £1180.

 

IN-CALF HEIFERS:

A much smaller entry of in-calf heifers, most of which were lying off into the New Year sold on a decent but not startling trade. Top price was £1,550 for an unregistered heifer B and C Lampard of Nuneaton with another selling at £1.400. A pedigree heifer by Rossett Golden Boy from SJL Roberts, Telford sold for £1,480 and a Lavanguard heifer from F Pass & Sons, Nantwich sold for £1460. Lying off heifers were generally in the £1250 to £1300 region.

 

MAIDEN HEIFERS:

Again a seasonal small entry with the major being ES Cole and Sons of Norfolk consigning a lovely group of maidens from their Winfarthing Herd which sold up to £1000 for an 11 month old daughter of Goldfish.

 

HEIFER CALVES:

A good entry of 35 heifer calves sold well particularly for the best and reached £500 twice for September born calves by Cervie Allemar and Golden Oaks Alexander, both consigned by Tollemache Farms of Peckforton, Tarporley.

 

BULLS:

There were six beef bulls entered of which five found new homes. They sold to £2300 for an 18 month Simmental from Simon and Clare Powell of Shrewsbury with another Simmental from S Keen of Sheffield selling to for £2000.  A Limousin from Alan Baldwin, Nantwich sold for £1,900.

 

AVERAGES:

154 Cows £1606.95; 198 Calved Heifers £1769.80; 63 Served Heifers £1218.57; 30 maiden heifers £706.33; 35 heifer calves £334.29. five bulls, £1760.00

 

 

WRIGHT MANLEY