30 Dairy Cattle (Hassall Brothers) Auctioneer Stuart Hassall - 07495 504308/01829 260545
£2300 - New Top Price for 2017 weekly Sales !
A Smaller entry this week with all types on offer before a packed ring today It was an outstanding heifer from Mr Bill Pickering that set the trade top today at £2300 his Snelson Ferris Ruth by Bomaz Ferris from a VG Dam (by Garrison) giving 30 kg she caught the eye of BG & MA Elkin & Sons, Hilderstone. Just behind her from Slater Farms at £1850 was Lionhart Meteor Fran this Sully Altameteor daughter sold along with her herdmate at £1610 to a regular Cheshire buyer. Also over £1600 today was a fresh heifer from Mr Keith Jones this top quality heifer Winstanley Duchess 49 by Guarini with a 10000kg dam also heading to Cheshire. All in all the heifer trade was up slightly for those heifers with strength and giving 30kg especially. Heading up the cow section today was a super uddered 2nd calver from R & C Bates ongoing dispersal. This Monty cross cow giving over 40kg sold for £1790 along with another second calve cow from the Bates' yielding 45kg at £1700, these cows have proved very popular and have gone on well in their new homes. Friesian types were again in demand with a 2nd calver from Ken Brown leading the way to sell for £1580 to Messrs Ellis, Whittington. Cows were a fantastic trade and averaged £1400, more are always required to fulfil our regular buyers weekly demands.
It was very encouraging to see vendors travelling a distance to Market Drayton with Messrs Smith, Clacton on Sea with 4 super young cows and heifers selling well, and a group from Lower Denby Farms, Huddersfield selling to ÂŁ1550. As always we welcome your advance entries for cataloging and as we near our 1st anniversary selling as the joint venture with Barbers at Market Drayton on Wednesday 1st March with our monthly Show & Sale we look forward to seeing a full ring once again. Entries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or please ring 07967 728835/01829 260545. Thank you.