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6 The Chronicle, Thursday, 15th September, 2011. www.chronicleseries.co.uk
FRESH CALVES (200): 86 lack and white bull calves to £160 (£45.90).
Bulls: Holstein x (65): (£45.69) to £160 (Lower Withington); Friesian (21): (£46.57) to £100; Ayrshire (4): (£27.25) to £55; Red (1): to £90; Charolais x (24): (£266.58) to £324; Limousin x (1): to £246 (Siddington); British Blue (11): (£283.18) to £340; Jersey (3): (£17.33) to £20; Shorthorn (4): (£82.75) to £122; (Gawsworth) Aberdeen Angus (9): (180.89) to £218 (Wildboarclough); Montbeliarde (7): (£69.60) to £100 (Lower Withington); Swedish Red (5): (£69.60) to £100 (Lower Withington).
Heifers: Friesian (2): (£44) to £50; Hereford (2): (£157.50) to £180 (Siddington); Simmental x (3): (£204.23) to £256 (Barthomley); Limousin x (3): (£168.33) to £190 (Lower Withington); Geblvieh x (1): to £65 (Elworth); Blonde D’Aquitaine x (1): to £165 (Church Lawton); British Blue (12): (£223.75) to £285; Aberdeen Angus (10): (£152.50) to £244 (Betchton Heath).
HEADS POULTRY (1,181): hybrid point of lay poultry continued to secure sound prices with Black Rocks and Bluebelles the most popular at £11 and £10 respectively.
Ornamental ducks remain opular though again with reduced prices, Pintails and Shellducks £16, chocolate calls £20, other calls £10-£12.
Other best prices included arnacle geese £22, peafowl £20, silky hen and chicks £20.
STORE AND BREEDING CATTLE (208): leading the trade was a good square cow fresh calved with her third, she made £2,000. A couple of fancied heifers found good levels of interest at £1,860 and £1,850.
Maiden heifers sold to £450. Sucklers: a good show of cow and calf outfits saw trade continuing at similar rates, fuelled by a buoyant cull cow trade, producers are quite willing to commit to replacements event at these levels.
Ian Cooke took the top three outfits at £1,700, £1,580 and £1,500 with a good Simmental cow and calf from Steve White also at £1,500. Hereford cross cows with young calves generally £800-£900.
Store cattle: no less than 17 cattle over £1,00 and averages of £745 for steers and £668 for heifers.
Seventy-three steers and no shortage of tremendous cattle. Blue cross steers at £1,220 (six from the end). Younger Simmental crosses got to £1,070 and with Herefords to £850 and Friesians to £780.
Heifers to £1,000 others close at £885 and £945 respectively. An absolute raft of heifers over £700 including a good number of native breeds.
At the end of the scale some decent smaller heifers, which were bound to improve, were selling around £400.
PIGS (180): the seven cull sows and boars met an improved trade with best sows to 75p. One boar to 43p; sows to 75p (58.55p).
The 66 butchers’ pigs met a similar entry and another good trade with best gilts to 138p and oars to 125p. Coloured pigs 57p to 94p.
Porkers (11): to 136p (117.35p); cutters (10): to 125p (121.46p); baconer (29): to 138p (112.93p); overweight (16): to 105p (82.38p); overall (70): 104.91p.
STORE AND BREEDING PIGS – 41kg = £60.
STORE AND BREDDING SHEEP (330): only a few shearlings on offer with best Texel Shearlings to £180.
Plenty of interest in both short and long keep lambs with a top of £68 for tight-skinned Texel.
Ewe lambs in demand with Texel x over £90 to a top of £93 and Suffolk x mule to £81.
Ewe lambs: Texel x to £93 (£78); Suffolk x to £81 (£76). Store lambs: Texel x to £68 (£58); Suffolk x £67 (£59).
LOADS OF FARM PRODUCE (13): a small entry with particular concern at the lack of hay becoming available. It must be out there and there are purchasers waiting. Two loads made £90 and £92, neither load being best quality. Two loads of haylage up to £95 per tonne.
Barley straw was also in short supply with only two loads entered. The first lot offered made £100 per tonne and later a 17 tonne load £70 per tonne.
Most of the entry was made of big bale wheat straw and was perhaps the day to be buying with loads between £59 and £69, hardly prices to attract entries from the eastern counties, having regard to the price of diesel. Straw from that area is apparently going east into Holland rather than west Cheshire.
EGGS (1,630 DOZEN): free range: extra large £1.85; large £1.10; medium £1.35. Barn: extra large £1.10; large £1.04; medium 84p; small 42p; 14 dozen duck £3; 50 dozen quail 50p.
BAGS POTATOES (753): Sceptre £1.50; Bard £2; Wilja £3.25; Romano £3; Maxine £3; Rocket £2.50; Maris Peer £1.50; Accord £2.75; Nadine £2.50; Javelin £3; Accord (Mids) £2; Estima £2.50; Casablanca £3.25; 310 bags stock feed carrots £1-£1.20; SF potatoes £1; boxes of salad potatoes £5.50; 10kg washed Nadine £2.50.
P A C K A G E S VEGETABLES (2,248): parsnip x 5kg £4; cauliflower x 8 £2.50; spring cabbage x 10 £4; cabbage x 8 £2.75; Savoy x 6 £1.50; red cabbage x 6 £3; mixed lettuce x 8 £2; Webb x 12 £2; Cos x 12 £1.50; leeks x 10lb £3.75; courgettes x 5kg £2; green damsons 25-38p per lb; Victoria plums 20p per lb; cooking apples 13p per lb; Kohl Rabi x 6 £4.50; bunch carrots 25-35p (1,060 bunches); dirty carrots x 28lb £2.75; washed carrots £3; runner beans x 5lb £2; broccoli x 10lb £4; bunch beetroot 45p; vine tomatoes x 11lb £6; rhubarb x 15lb £3.75; beetroot x 28lb £2.50; turnip £1.80; celery x 6 £2.75; marrow 20-40p; celery x 6 £2.50; pumpkins £3.50; Romanesque x 8 £3.50; pears 30p per lb.
CULL COWS, BULLS AND OTM STEERS AND BULLS (141): 81 black and white cows to £1,215.52 (£695.71).
Cows: Holstein x at 856kg 142p or £1,215.52; Simmental x at 794kg 152p or £1,206.88; Aberdeen Angus at 742kg 150p or £1,113; Charolais at 816kg 136p or £1,109.76; Limousin x at 702kg 156p or £1,095.12.
Cull cows: Holstein x (65): (110.72) to 144p; Friesian (16): (102.12) to 131p.
BUTCHERS’ SHEEP (1,020): butchers’ lambs (885) to a top spot of 192p (41.3kg) Texel Crosses, S Moss; (45.4kg) Texel Crosses; (45.6kg) Texel crosses; overall average 173.1p.
Export quality lambs again mostly in excess of 180p to a top of 192p on three occasions.
Once again a large proportion of heavier lambs, over 45kg and therefore out of export expectations, but nevertheless selling consistently well throughout.
Quality averages: premium to 192p (185.5p); prime to 183p (175.2p); others to 167p (163.5p).
The biggest calf entry for many years at Leek, leading to excellent top prices of £378 for bull calves and £260 for heifer calves. An increase in the number of slaughter cattle saw barren cows to 155p (114.4p) with butchers’ cattle to 198p for premium heifers.
A strong entry of butchers’ lambs sold to 168p, with cull ewes remaining a fast trade to £128. A full dairy shed met a buoyant trade, seeing animals topping £2,000 apiece for newly calved heifers.
CLEAN CATTLE (38): plenty of choice although demand held strong throughout. Medium steers topped 164.5p for prime Shorthorns, with Angus to 161.5p. Heavy steers topped 177p for a prime South Devon with Belgians to 162.5p, commercial steers to 143p.
Medium heifers topped 150p for Angus with heavy heifers forming the bulk of the entry, selling to a top price of 198p for a premium Limousin, with prime Charolais to 177p twice and Belgians to 169p. Commercial heifers to 135.5p. Young bulls topped 170p for a premium lightweight, with Angus to 164.5p for medium weight and heavy bulls to 149p for prime black and whites. Top price steer £1,235, heifer £1,108, bull £856.
OVER 30-MONTH STOCK (80): what looked like being the beginning of the autumn rush saw a firm demand although full cattle were difficult to sell. Continentals topped 144p for Limousins with Devons to 143.5p, Charolais to 139.5p. Grade one cows (133p); grade two cows to 119.5p (114p); grade three cows to 99p (93p). Grazing sorts topped 125p with overage clean to 155p for young Charolais and Herefords at 141p. Stock bulls to 127p.
Top price cow £1,140, stock bull £1,473. Average for the section 114.4p (£740 per head).
DAIRIES (54): a packed shed of dairies with 54 milkers forward met a solid trade which saw prices peak at £2,000. Top call went to Messrs Poole, of Winkhill, for a Sterndale Shadow daughter. Sold giving 29kg she was purchased by Mr S Heath at £2,000. Close behind at £1,990 was a stylish heifer shown by Mr D Higgott, of Northampton, who went to the same home. Messrs Whieldon, of Longnor, had a heifer to £1,980 giving 6gls; she went to Mr D Swinson, of Gawsworth. Averages: 1st quality heifers to £2,000 (£1,963); 2nd quality heifers to £1,760 (£1,564); 2nd quality cows to £1,570 (£1,475).
STORE CATTLE (3): 18-month-old Friesian cross steers at £1,480 apiece.
BUTCHERS’ LAMBS (897): with numbers building up to the autumn prices have swung in the buyers favour, although lambs are tending to weigh heavier.
Standard weights topped 180p (166p). Medium weights topped 195p and 190p for Texels (171p). Heavy lambs to 187p (165p). Quality price reporting, Lambs: premium 195p (187p); prime 190p (167p); commercial 148p (139p).
EWES AND CULL SHEEP (116): a continuing romping trade resulting in a top price of £134 apiece for stock with others to £120 (£71.27p). Rams to £128 apiece.
CALVES (249): a demand that took the entry “head-on” to produce bulls to a top price of £334 paid for Limousins (27, £244). Simmentals to £308 and £290 (£256 for 21). Blues to £300 (£265). Strong Friesians to £378 with weanling Friesians averaging £340. Younger stock to £146 (40 Friesians, £78).
Heifer calves peaked at £260 for Blues (£199 for 17) with Simmentals to £238 (£180 for 15). Limousins to £238 (£159). Herefords to £162.
Plans to convert stables passed despite concerns
Plans to convert stables for living and work purposes have been approved, despite objections from nearby residents.
Previous applications to convert the stables on Bleeding Wolf Lane, Scholar Green, had been refused because they involved building in greenbelt area.
But a Cheshire East Council planning officer’s report said the latest proposal, including threebedrooms, demonstrated that the building was capable of conversion without extension.
It would involve demolishing the extension at the western end of the building, with a garden area formed immediately adjacent to the converted stables.
A number of objection letters had been written in response to the proposal outlining concerns such as the impact on traffic on Bleeding Wolf lane.
But in his case report, planning officer Paul Moore stated: “The existing use as a stable block has the potential to generate a higher level of vehicular activity than a single live-work unit and that a reason could not therefore be sustained.”
Another concern was light pollution and an objection from Odd Rode Parish Council was about housing within the greenbelt.
The council planning report explained that any “issues relating to lighting and control of permitted development rights will be addressed by way of conditions to protect the amenity of neighbouring residents”.
“The impact of the scheme in terms of residential amenity, drainage and flood risk along with ecology have been found to be acceptable and the scheme is therefore recommended for approval”.
The plans were passed under the council’s delegated powers.
News from Eaton Parish Council
Ian Anderson has been co-opted onto Eaton Parish Council and has immediately set to work re-painting the improvement award in the central flowerbed.
Some drainage work has commenced at Brookside Cottages. This is the smaller job and the main work of replacement of the drain under the A536 will be some time as Cheshire East Council needs to acquire funding.
The notice board at the park has been vandalised but Tarmac agreed to provide and fund a new sign board for the park as a notice board is not really required there. The latest information numbers to report any suspicious matters to the police is posted on the notice board in the village.
Latest plans received by Cheshire East
Council Cheshire East Council has received the following planning applications:
Alsager: Mr P Corbett, 38, Linley Grove, single-storey front extension; property committee chairman Wesley Place Methodist Church, crown raise two holly trees and one cherry tree.
Congleton: Primesight Ltd, one internally illuminated free-standing double-sided display unit, at Co-op, St Johns Road; Great Places Housing Group, amendment to siting of block B of permissions 06/1414/ful, 10/2226c and 10/4773c, at Albany Mill, Canal Street; Mr P Evans, Brunswick Wharf, Brook Street, prior notification of proposed demolition of office accommodation and storage facilities.
Rural: Mrs A Cooper, Lawton Memorial Hall, Liverpool Road West, Church Lawton, proposed extension on rear of memorial hall; Mr L Jay, Jubilee, Oak Tree Lane, Cranage, addition of a dorme window within the roof space and new chimney to the side of the property; Mr and Mrs Hinde, Long Lane Cottage, Davenport Lane, Brereton, amendment to approval 11/0622c: conservatory to have tiled roof. Proposed granny flat comprising of first floor and two storey side extension with sun lounge; Mr I G Armstrong, The Chalet, 32, Northwich Road, Cranage, ground and first floo side / rear extension and entrance canopy to front elevation o dwelling; Mr J Whittaker, Church Farm, Church Road, Bosley, construction of slurry tank.
Holmes Chapel: Mr N Kelly, 22, Selkirk Drive, two-storey with attached single-storey extension to rear of property, new chimney and windows to side elevation; Mrs R Bateson, 46, London Road, crown lift and deadwood horse chestnut at entrance to driveway.
Rural: Mrs P Howitt, 18, Woodlands Drive, Goostrey, conservatory to side of house; How Planning, Congleton Retail Park, Barn Road, erection of singlestorey class A1 non-food retail unit; William Bromley Davenport, Capesthorne Hall, Capesthorne, extension of time period of planning approval 08/1053p for the erection of a temporary pavilion at Capesthorne Hall.
Sandbach: Mr D Chamberlain, Hill Croft, The Hill, new boundary wall and entrance gates. Approved with conditions
Alsager: Bankmachine c/o Agent 1, The Point, Crewe Road, the retention of an automated teller machine and the installation of an external roller shutter to cover atm.
Congleton: Reserves Forces and Cadets Association, Alexandra Court, 28, Alexandra Drive, Liverpool, erection of 38m2 single story extension to side of existing air cadet hut, at Air Training Corps, Rope Walk; Mr A Yates, Wood Farm, Middle Lane, demolition of existing house and construction of one new house; Mr J Morley (importers) Morley Drive, extension to existing warehouse; Boots UK, Thane Road, Beeston, Nottingham, AC condenser units at unit E, Congleton Retail Park, Barn Road; Cheshire County Properties, Edwards Mill, Hatter Street, conversion of existing mill to form 4 no commercial units for b1 and b8 uses at ground floor and 6 no residential partments at first and second floor; Mr C Garner, 222, Padgbury Lane, listed building consent for proposed change of use from a4 (drinking establishment) to c3 residential (3no one bedroom flats) plus a 2nd floor rear extension, at 18, Rood Hill;
Sandbach: Mr A Sharman, 37, Congleton Road, proposed front and rear extensions; M A Littlemore, Iron Grey, 49, Middlewich Road, 1 no fascia sign and 1 no hanging sign; Mr A Littlemore, Iron Grey, 49, Middlewich Road, proposed conversion/change of use to internet cafe, gaming facility and separate residential flat plus associated building works; M C Jepson, 9, Telford Gardens, proposed first floor extension.
Withdrawn Rural: E Ward and Son, Whitethorn, Watery Lane, Astbury, agricultural worker’s dwelling.
Positive certificate Sandbach: S Small, 8, Dove Close, ground floor single storey extension.
Refused Rural: Mr K Oliver, 14, Birch Tree Lane, Scholar Green, new three bed detached house.
Determination Approval with conditions stage two:
Congleton: O2 and Vodafone c/o agent WFS Telecom, 125, Buchanan Street, Glasgow, 14.8m high joint operator street furniture type telecommunications tower, at the junction of Rood Hill and Berkshire Drive.
Rural: BT Openreach c/o agent Sebastian Bowe, Mono Consultants, 76 Cross Street, Manchester, telecommunications 1 x bt dslam cabinet at junction o Newcastle Road and Bent Lane, Astbury
Approved Rural: Mr and Mrs A and J Brierley, Red Lion Inn, 3, Station Road, Goostrey, non-material amendment to change render finish to rear elevation to horizontal timber boarding on land adjacent to Red Lion Inn, 3, Station Road, Goostrey.
Holmes Chapel: Mr I Huddart, 18, Mardale Court, single storey side extension; Maria Mallaband Care Group Westcourt, Geldherd Road, Leeds, 3 no 800mm satellite dishes to the proposed development, 1 no to each building, at 1-3 Chester Road; Mr D Griffiths, Telephone Exchange, London Road, remove glazing from one ground floor window on the west elevation and install one aluminium louvre. Remove one section of glazing from each of the two ground floor windows on the east elevation and install two
A bicycle and a set of keys were stolen from Astbury in the early hours of last Friday.
Thieves took the keys from one of two cars parked on the driveway of a house on Moss Road and made off with a Giant Terrano mountain bike at around 5am.
Police said the keys were found the next day in a nearby hedge. Congleton group’s deep green plans to cut carbon level By Chris Young
Afive-step plan to make Congleton a more environmentally friendly town includes switching off streetlights, bulk buying solar panels and growing local produce.
Congleton Sustainability Group has released a caron reduction plan that also focuses on alternative energy sources, reducing the impact of transport and home and business carbon reduction.
The 2008 Climate Change Act requires the UK to reduce its carbon emissions y 34% by 2020, which the sustainability group said could be achieved in Congleton, with the help of the town and Cheshire East councils.
The group has already promoted local food with its successful Congleton apple juice, created from surplus local produce. It now wants to expand the scheme, encouraging people to grow their own fruit and vegetables.
The plan also calls for people to re-use and recycle goods including giving unwanted items to friends or charities.
Group members want to promote home insulation, establish car share schemes and encourage householders to use less electricity.
Electricity could be saved by reducing street lighting, which has already been piloted by Cheshire East Council in Wilmslow. Peter Aston, from the sustainability group, said: “We are waiting to see how the pilot in Wilmslow turns out.”
A hydroelectric scheme has already been announced for the River Dane, and other green energy producing schemes are in the pipeline.
Mr Aston said: “We are trying to increase the number of homes with photovoltaic (solar) panels. We are putting a scheme together to bulk purchase panels. If 10 households in the town want them, we can get together and get a discount on them.”
To cut down on car journeys, the group will support the Congleton Cycling Campaign and organise walk to school campaigns.
As previously reported in the “Chronicle,” plans are in the works for a local produce store in Congleton, which would also include an energy advice centre.
Transport is being discussed with Cheshire East Council officers and Mr Aston said ideas being bounced around included charging points for electric cars in councilrun car parks and altering bus timetables to link with bus and rail journeys.
The group’s plan was received at a meeting of Congleton Town Council’s Community and Environment Committee on Thursday.
The boys are back in Town
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Give bank details to win a fortune — that’s rich!
A scam letter is currently circulating claiming to be from a manager at a Chinese bank who has a very rich client who shares a surname with the letter’s recipient.
The “client” has recently died with no living relatives to inherit his vast fortune and for that reason the recipient has been made the sole beneficiary due to the shared surname. The bank manager names himself as Bruce King and explains how the scheme was his idea and if the recipient agrees to become the beneficiary they will inherit $7m dollars. Mr King, of course, requires verification details in order for the bank to transfer the fortune into the beneficiary’s account.
The consequence for anyone falling for that could be financially disaster as the account will be open to fraud bank details or other important private information has been given.
The parish church of St Oswald’s at Brereton welcomes the Rev Robin Mosley as its priest in charge on Monday at 7.30pm.
The induction will be performed by the Ven Ian Bishop, following the collation by the Rt Rev Robert Atwell.
All are welcome to attend the service.
To complement their large warehouse on Manchester Road, in Congleton, Greyfriars Carpets are now reopening their shop on the High Street, near the town hall.
This will enable customers
(“Chronicle” photo. 3726a/11).
who find i t difficult to reach the outskirts of town to order discount carpets at warehouse prices from the High Street.
A spokesman for Greyfriars said: “In addition, we will be selling a small selection of beds, mattresses and headboards.
“As a company that always trades locally, we feel that opening the High Street shop again will benefit the community and i ts locals and to this end, we have numerous introductory offers.”
(“Chronicle” photo. 3726b/11).
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