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23 January 2014 01:20:56 |Cattle,News,Shows and Events

Excellent dairy cattle trade at Shrewsbury Auction Centre

Auctioneer Halls reported an 'excellent' entry and trade in dairy cattle from start to finish at Shrewsbury Auction Centre on Tuesday with in-milk heifers averaging £2,057 and peaking at £2,500.

A cow due to have her third calf in February from P. and C. Kynaston, Weston Lullingfields sold for £1,790 for and a second calver from J. P. and H. M. Davies, Crew Hill made £1,700.

Heifers averaged £2,057, with Neale Sadler topping the section with one of his Quinabrook herd by Burt selling at £2,500, beating Richard Howard into second place at £2,480 with a heifer by Janner.

James Richards sold a Hafesp heifer by Design at £2,450, Mr Howard sold a Topshot heifer at £2,400 and S. J. Pickering sold a Cogent Prestwick heifer at £2,250.

The first monthly catalogue sale of dairy youngstock produced a good entry and trade. In-calf heifers sold to £1,900 for P. H. Parry, Emstrey by Copywood Sarson Red and in-calf to Brookroad Millionaire. Others from this home realised £1,850 and £1,750.

Bulling heifers peaked at £1,060 from Ashowen (D. M. J. Owen & Co) by Longfont Speedster and Debbie Jo Decker and heifer calves sold to £410.

A young Simmental bull sold at £1,150 and two Hereford bulls made £1,440 and £960.

Next Tuesday’s auction include an entry of 20 Ashowen bulling heifers while February 4 sees an entry of 46 cows from Messrs Mansell.


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