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6 The Chronicle, Thursday, 11th August, 2011. www.chronicleseries.co.uk
A bumper day for sheep at last Tuesday’s market with 945 lambs penned to meet a complete clearance leading to an average of 189p, 4p up on a week ago. Demand for a small entry of clean cattle remained firm, with steers and young bulls to £1,140 apiece. A few less barren cows about, trade saw an improvement for best quality resulting in the top 10 cows averaging 136p er kg, returning a top price of £1,140. Another strong entry of dairy cattle sold to a top price of £2,300.
CLEAN CATTLE (24): heavy steers topping 180p for a remium Limousin with prime Limousins to 172p. Average for rime steers 164p. Heifers saw one mediumweight commercial animal at 137.5p with prime heavy weight heifers to 177.5p for a Limousin (169p). Light ulls to 147.5p for Friesians with medium bulls to 152p for South Devons with heavy bulls to 173.5p for prime Simmentals; others at 170p and 167.5p. Average for heavy bulls 166p. Quality prices, steers: premium 180p; prime 172p (164p); heifers: prime 177.5p (169p); commercial 137p (130p); young ulls: prime 173.5p (167p); commercial 138p (132p).
OVER 30-MONTH STOCK (54): Continentals topped 147p for a Limousin with Brown Swiss to 143.5p and Blue Albion at 143p. Simmentals to 136.5p with best Friesians to 134p. Average for grade one cows 128p; grade two cows to 116p (92p); grade three cows to 88p, (86p).
Overage clean topped 162p for a Simmental with Friesians to 152.5p. Stock bulls sold to 128p for a Blue Albion with Charolais to 111.5p (£1,115). Average for the section 114p (£717).
DAIRIES TO £2,300: another tremendous entry of 60 milkers met an exceptional trade yet again with prices peaking at £2,300. Top call was a heifer shown by Messrs Johnson, of Longnor. Sold giving 61/2gls she went to Messrs Hulme, of Basford; £2,080 clinched a Kizzy daughter shown by Messrs Peach of Warslow to Mr A Brocklehurst, of Wincle. Cows eaked at £2,030 for a second calver shown by Mr R Potter, of Yeaveley. She went to Mr D Cotton, of Whiston. Young calves were also a swift trade eaking at £310. Prices: Q1 heifers to £2,300 (£1,950); Q2 heifers to £1,790 (£1,572); Q1 cows to £2,030 (£2,030); Q2 cows to £1,510 (£1,455).
BUTCHERS’ SHEEP (945): a shed bursting at the seams saw lightweight lambs to 203p and 195p (187p). Standard weight lambs to 210p with others to 202p (192p). Medium lambs to 225p (190p) with heavy lambs to 204p (180p). Top price lambs £95.88. Quality prices, lambs:
remium 225p (218p); prime 203p (189p); commercial 175p (170p).
EWES AND STORE SHEEP (229): a storming trade to £124 apiece with others to £120 and £118. Market average £97.50. Rams to £127 (£110).
CALVES (194): Simmental ulls topping the section at £320 with others at £288 (12, £240). Blues topped at £310 with others at £302 (£246, 21). Limousins to £284 (16, £198). Blondes to £258. Herefords to £198. Angus to £192.
Heifers topped £260 for a Limousin, with 19 averaging £147. Blues sold to £252 (16, £184). Charolais to £248. Angus to £145.
FRESH CALVES (141): 49 black and white calves from £20 to £110 (£58.51).
Bulls: Holstein x (31): (£49.23) to £106; Friesian (18): (£74.50) to £110; Ayrshire (2): (£100) to £110; Hereford (4): (£236.75) to £240; Charolais x (1): to £280; Simmental x (10): £280.40) to £328; Limousin x (2): (£172.50) to £180; Blonde x (3): (£244.67) to £270; British Blue x (£199.67) to £355; Shorthorn (7): (£70) to £118; Aberdeen Angus (2): (£123) to £152; Sussex x (1): to £86; Brown Swiss (1): to £44.
Heifers: Holstein x (1): to £30; Hereford (6): (£181.50) to £232; Simmental x (14): (£203) to £262; Limousin x (2): (£178) to £218; Blonde x (3): (£184.67) to £204; British Blue x (8): (£183.75) to £255. Shorthorn (1): to £18; Aberdeen Angus (2): (£123) to £152; Sussex x (1): to £78; Blue grey x (1): to £140; Swedish Red (1): to £75.
HEADS POULTRY (1,262): star of the sale was a trio of unrelated peafowl with achieved £46 each. Ornamental water fowl was particularly popular with whitefaced pintails a close second at £30 and mandarin pairs £28. Call ducks achieved up to £17 each.
STORE AND BREEDING CATTLE (193): disappointing numbers of dairy cattle once again, the entry lacked any real superstars but tidy neat heifers were keenly sought with Messrs Bickerton’s fresh heifer at £1,460 and Frank Lindop’s Shorthorn x to £1,190.
Suckler cow and calf outfits looked a little less money, but some respectable results recorded once again. Three outfits which peaked at £1,530. Friesian cows with good Limousin calves got to £1,040. Older cows to £980.
STORE CATTLE: cracking cattle selling to £950 at just 12 months of age. Forward short keep cattle were scarce once again and sold to £895 for steers and heifers getting to the same price.
Youngsters looked very dear and even the best black and whites got to £700.
In the heifers, smart youngsters would be two or three bids less than last week topping at £850 and £820. Forward Angus sold to £820.
Quality bulls selling well also, £760 with a Hereford x Blue. Simmental x to £660 and the black and whites were a good £40 or £50 better.
PIGS (221): the 27 cull sows and boars met a firm demand with meated sows to 64p and feeders 57p.
Three boars to 55p (41.30p); 24 sows to 64p (58.07p).
The 78 butchers’ pigs saw best gilts to 135p and boars to 130p.
Prices: porker (7): 124p (97.43p); cutter (40) 132p (111.40p); baconer (31) 135p (115.02p); overall (78) (111.52p).
116 store and breeding pigs saw suckler weight (15-17kg) to £27.
Prices: £36 at 37kg; £34 (coloured) at 64p; £33 (coloured) at 42kg; £30 at 33kg; £29 (coloured) at 36kg; £25 at 21kg; £24 at £15; £23 at 22kg; £21 (coloured) at £15; £19 (coloured) at 13kg.
STORE AND BREEDING SHEEP (181): the few shearling ewes on offer met a firm demand with Charollais to £150 and mule £124.
Plenty of demand in the store lamb section with Texel ewe lambs to £83, feeding lamb also in demand looking very well sold compared to finished prices.
Prices: ewes lambs: Texel to £83; mule to £77. Feeding lambs: Texel £65; Suffolk x £59; mule £63.
LOADS OF FARM PRODUCE (25): selling was harder work than has been the case in recent weeks with most commodities back by about £10 per tonne. Top price of the day was a load of small bale 2010 hay which made £152 per tonne with small bale new season hay at £100 per tonne. Big bale hay generally between £80 and £90 per tonne with few loads of best quality available this week.
Big bale barley straw was in more plentiful supply today and made between £72 and £96 per tonne, mostly in the £80s with big bale wheat straw around about £70 per tonne. A single load of small bale barley made £120 per tonne and the first new season haylage, a small load £65 per tonne.
CULL COWS AND OTM STEERS AND BULLS (130): 92 black and white cows from £301.50 to £1050.72 (£674.94). A few more cows about particularly black and whites which resulted in the cows averaging £720.37. The trade is holding firm so don’t wait for the wet and cold September/October days, sell now.
Cows: Charolais x at 836kg 138p or £1,162.04; British Blue x at 720kg 160p or £1,152; British Blue x at 708kg 155p or £1,097.40; British Blue x at 788kg 138p or £1,087.44; Holstein x at 796kg 132p or £1,050.72.
Cull cows: Holstein x (55):
(109p) to 145p; Friesian (37): (114.17p).
BUTCHERS’ SHEEP (1,219): the 962 butchers’ lambs sold to 202p (29.3kg) Texel crosses (117.3p).
Quality averages: premium to 202p (193.5p); prime to 194p (186p); others to 172p (168.5p).
CULL EWES AND RAMS (257): saw rams average £125.83; ewes average £80.49; Texel rams to £130, £125, £121; Texel cross ewes to £121, £108 (twice) £107; Suffolk cross ewes to £108, £104; mule ewes to £107, £104, £100.Super trade for strong, wellfinished ewes again, all over £100 a piece and plenty of meated, but smaller ewes from £80 to £90. Strong rams to another flyer, anything with meat from £120 upwards.
BUTCHERS’ CATTLE (81): a top price of 211p for a cracking heifer coming to £1,249.12. Hereford heifers to 169p (£1,122) and Longhorn steers to 169p.
Bulls were up over 200p once again with the top twice of 205p to gross £1,312 and £1,032 respectively.
Best black and whites sold to 167p with fleshy bulls mostly over 160p. Even big lean bulls grossed over £1,000 with a Bidlea Holstein at £1,029.60.
Quality price report: steers (18): to 197p (166.64p); heifers (21): to 211p (178.56p); bulls (42): to 205p (161.26p); overall average (81): 166.81p.
Olwyn’s in the money with a work syndicate
Olwyn’s lucky syndicate celebrates its Lotto win. A Congleton woman’s syndicate has won more than £150,000 on the Lottery.
me to sit down and then said that we had won the lottery and won big. I just could not believe it, I was shaking.
Olwyn Horn is celebrating after she and her 32 colleagues at Lindab, an air conditioning manufacturer in Trafford Park, won £158,590.
“I got all of the syndicate together straight away and they wouldn’t believe me, they thought it was a big wind up.”
The Manchester factory workers only discovered they had won after the syndicate leader’s wife called him in work.
It matched five numbers: 18, 19, 26, 39, 47 and the bonus ball, 4, in the 3rd August 3rd Lotto draw.
Each member will receive £4,805.
Syndicate leader, Malcolm Berry, (60), from Sale, said: “We have only been doing The National Lottery for the last nine months. I just didn’t think to check the ticket. We have had a few £10 wins but nothing this big.
“I was in work and the phone went and it was my wife. She told
Three members of the syndicate are currently on holiday but Mr Berry, a machine operator, contacted them to share the good news.
He added: “I could hear the champagne corks popping. They certainly were not going to waste any time getting the celebrations under-way.”
The syndicate members are still deciding how to spend their wins but many of them have decided to go on holiday.
Mr Berry said: “We always play every Wednesday and Saturday and each member of the syndicate chooses a line. We’ve already bought our tickets for the next draws!”
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Latest plans received by Cheshire East Council
Cheshire East Council has received the following planning applications:
roofing on chancel with terne coated stainless steel.
Congleton: Bloor Homes (North West), for 17, Sweet Briar Court (plot 21, Marsh Farm), substitution of one house type; Paul Clarkson, Investment Castings, Greenfield Farm Trading Estate, Back Lane, non-material amendment of application 11/1538c; Regenda Housing Association, for Bakers Villas, Wagg Street, install three hot water solar panels to supplement the hot water system, the panels are proposed to be fitted to the roof of the property. the proposed panels are: vaillant aurotherm exclusive vtk 1140/2 dimensions; Saint Goblain Building Distribution, for Jewson, Newcastle Road, West Heath, flat roof singlestorey extension to existing kitchen and bathroom showroom and replacement of timber framed screen with roller shutter door to adjacent storer building.
Rural: BT Openreach, junction of Newcastle Road and Bent Lane, Astbury 1 x BT DSLAM cabinet; Goldcrest Finance, for former Henry Alty Site, Knutsford Road, Cranage, demolition of derelict building and construction of eight family homes; Loraine Wood, Brookfold Barn, Congleton Road, Gawsworth, rear extension for garden room; Mr D Parkinson, 154, Congleton Road North, Scholar Green, outline application for three detached two-storey dwellings; Paul Abell, Walnut Tree Farm, Radway Green Road, Barthomley, lean-to extension of existing building; Rowland Homes and Messrs Pace, Paces Garage and Fairfields, Newcastle Road, Arclid, redevelopment of industrial/ commercial premises and two detached garages and erection of 18 dwellings (13 market and five affordable), provision of public open space and formation of replacement access for the dwelling Fairfield.
Sandbach: Mr and Mrs Alex Sturge, 9, Firth Close, singlestorey rear extension to replace approved application 10/4047c.
Decisions Cheshire East Council has settled the following planning applications:
Refused Congleton: Mr and Mrs Dale, Hill Top Bungalow, Wall Hill, for Loachbrook Farm, Sandbach Road, redevelopment of land for up to 200 dwellings, community facilities and associated infrastructure; Mr Whitewright, 6, Delamere Road, oak framed, sedum roofed caravan port.
Rural: Mr D Pagan, Sunnyholme, Brereton Heath Lane, Brereton Heath, outline application for demolition of the existing accommodation and the development of three interrelated utility sharing, energy efficient homes, including a main residence and two associated, family homes.
Withdrawn Congleton: Wainhome Development, Cedarwood 2, Kelvin Court, Birchwood, Warrington, WA3 7PB, for land off Wolstanholme Close, residential development with access off Wolstanholme Close. Approved with conditions
Alsager: Mr C Hales, 23, Spencer Close, kitchen / breakfast and bedroom extension with internal alterations; Mr Morgan, 3, Heath End Road, side extension creating new sitting room; Wardens and PCC, St Mary Magdalene Church, Crewe Road, replacement of stolen lead
Congleton: John Martin, Synergy AV, 12a, West Street, alterations to form a new entrance door and new windows in existing openings, also alterations to form a new entrance door and new windows; Luthe Turner, The Boundry House, Clewlows, Bank Bagnall, ST9 9LN, for 61, Newcastle Road, extension to time limit o application 08/0066/out, demolition of existing dwellings, erection of three detached dwellings and construction o new access; McDermott Developments, Jupiter House, Mercury Rise, Altham Business Park, Altham, Lancashire, BB5 5BY, for 1, The Chandlery, Whar Mill, change of use from existing offices to a pair of three-bed semi detached houses; Mr J Hewitt and Ms P Dawson, Moss Noo Cottage, 9, Back Cross Lane, extending existing porch and amendments to elevations; Ms P Dawson, Moss Nook Cottage, 9, Back Cross Lane, garden fence with pedestrian gate fo access to maintain service area; S Isherwood, Marlfields County Primary School, Waggs Road, side entrance and ramp.
Holmes Chapel: Mr D Ford, Saltersford Meadows, Macclesfield Road, construction of single-storey extension oakframed balcony and lean-to porch.
Rural: D and S C Sutton, Oakhanger Hall Farm, Taylors Lane, Oakhanger, excavation o a new clay lined slurry lagoon; Mr and Mrs Cliffe, Potters Hill, School Lane, Astbury, demolition and rebuilding of rear extensions and garage and new porch to front door; Mr and Mrs S King, Somerford Park Farm, Holmes Chapel Road, Somerford, erection of a satellite stable bloc comprising 20 stables with tac / feed / wash / store areas; bul straw and chipping storage and a muck room; Mr J Plant, 50, Ball Lane, Norton Green, Stokeon-Trent, for The Smithy, Rushy Lane, Barthomley, change o use of old smithy to dwelling with single storey extension, construction of detached single garage and rebuilding of wall; Mr M Noad, Clough Cottage, Oak Lane, Astbury, ground floo extension to form conservatory and utility, also demolition and rebuilding existing cattle and hay store; Mr R Darlington, Ban Farm, Mill Lane, Scholar Green, extension to existing equestrian shed; Mr Steel, 12, Station Road, Goostrey, land adjacent to 12, Church Cottage, Station Road, Goostrey, new vehicular access to paddock; Pat Sutton, Bent Farm, Bent Lane, Astbury, demolition of existing extension to existing dwelling, new conservatory extension to existing dwelling to replace demolished extension.
Sandbach: Michael Shenton, 5, Pickwick Close, front and side extensions, including rear canopy to existing detached dwelling; Mr and Mrs Smithers, The Newlands, London Road, singlestorey extension to rear and demolition of existing garage; Mr R Bettley, Sandyforth Lodge, Benefield Road, Glapthorn, Peterborough, PE8 5BH, for Top Yard, Station Road, construction of eight light industrial units; Newfield Fabrications, Hall Lane, Moston, extension to existing factory to provide new staff amenities. Tree Preservation Orders
Consent Congleton: Thomas Riddell, 7, The Mount, remove diseased yew tree.Holmes Chapel: Dr P Sloper, 87, Portree Drive, cut back oak by up to 3m.
Chamberlain, Hill Croft, The Hill, fell sycamore and prune back eight beech and one sycamore.