FROM the Beeston Review, w/c October 6. CATTLE Plain and strong plain continue to be a flyer, with the gap between the best and leanest cattle, not what it was during the summer. Best cattle back in top gear today, with plenty of meated Holsteins sailing past 130p/kg.
Top prices as follows: 180p (Blo) C W Shenton; 175p (W Park) R C Hollinshead; 170p (Blo) C W Shenton; 169p (Blo) C W Shenton; 160p (Sim) B Bromfield; 156p (Hol) SFR Farming Ltd; 154p (Fr) F D Wright; 154p (Hol) K W Newton; 151p (Hol) WH Crump & Sons; 150p (Hol) K W Newton; 148p (Hol) WH Crump & Sons. POULTRY There was no shortage of poultry or lack of variety on offer at Beeston this Monday. Easily the best quality poultry were two cages of Nova brown pullets £12 (all prices per head). Three Guinea fowl £12. Pair of Ko Shamo £10. A pair of blue white call ducks £9. As mentioned in last week’s poultry review cockerels are always in demand, selling up to £8. PIGS A strong turnout this week at Beeston, With a good strong trade. Porkers selling to 157p/kg from Jac Davies of Anglesey. Lighter trade on the sows and boars. Top price sow selling to 47p/kg.
A good show of store pigs but we had three missing buyers and it had a slight effect on the trade with the best pen of store pigs selling for £29 per head. SHEEP The flying trade came across to the sheep section on Monday, with a good turnout of new and old vendors Texel shearling ewes selling to £100 from S R Wharfe. Knutsford store lambs selling to £59 per head from the House family of Congleton.
Plenty of buyers for the ewes and lambs. EGGS Free range eggs sold well at 80p per dozen. FRUIT & VEG Another quality entry of locally grown vegetables fresh “from field to fork” saw; potatoes to £7 per bag, carrots £2, leeks to £3 (5kg), swede and red cabbage to £3.50, hard cabbage to £3.50 and cauliflower to £4 (all per box). PRODUCE Good trade and 100% clearance with June 2017 hay in quads at £113 per tonne, barley straw in quads at £85 per tonne and wheat straw in quads £74 per tonne.