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CALVES (173): 63 Black and White calves to £148 (£48.22). Top rice a five-week-old Limousin x ull for £460 from a Bradwall vendor while “BB” heifers sold to £290. The auctioneer asked £400 and once the bidding started it went up in £10
There were 120 butchers’ pigs, which saw best gilts to 144p. Coloured pigs 40-88p.
Prices: two porkers to 40p; 23 cutters to 144p (115.28p); 79 baconers to 141p (112.27p); 16 overweight to 114p (85.73p); 120 overall 107.38p.
The 69 store and breeding pigs met a good demand and more could easily have been handled.
Bulls: Holstein x (55): (£44.58) to £95; Friesian (8): (£73.25) to £148 (Gawsworth); Ayrshire (2): (£23) to £28; Hereford (6): (£204) to £220 (Allostock); Simmental x (12): (£267.58) to £355; Limousin x (3): (£291.67) to £460 (Bradwall); Blonde D’Aquitaine x (30: (£228.33) to £400 (Haslington); British Blue (10): (£265) to £400 (Haslington); Shorthorn (6): (£31.67) to £58; Galloway (1): to £128; Aberdeen Angus (12): (£154.58) to £236 (Betchton Heath); Brown Swiss (4): (£47) to £64 (Peak Forest).
Prices: £37 at 49kg; £35 at 43kg; £32 (coloured) at 34kg; £25 (Saddleback) at 16kg; £24 (Pietrain) x at 11kg.
STORE AND BREEDING SHEEP (137): the 41 ewes with lambs at foot saw a Beltex/Texel ewe and twins at £215.
The entry of mule hogs with single lambs met with plenty of interest and sold to £190. Also in demand was a run of Beltex/Texel ewes with twin lambs selling to £215.
Heifers: Holstein x (1): to £60; Friesian (1): to £36 (Buglawton); Hereford (2): (£131.50) to £148 (Allostock); Charolais x (2): (£165) to £170; Simmental x (16): (£193.81) to £254; Limousin x (9): (£184.33) to £230 (Bradwall); Blonde D’Aquitaine x (5): (£188.80) to £220 (Chelford); British Blue (6): (£232.50) to £290 (Astbury); Shorthorn (1): to £58 (Medhurst Green); Galloway (1): to £105 (Allostock); Aberdeen Angus (7): (£99.29) to £158.
LOADS OF FARM PRODUCE (20): 20 loads offered, 20 loads sold. Best quality bale hay made £235 and big bale hay £140-£158.
Big bale barley straw was keenly sought at £75-£98 with three loads of small bale barley straw £100-£128.
Big bale wheat was firm at £68-£75. Five loads of haylage made £55-£95.
The shire show and sale was very slow with a two-year-old filly at 700gns.
HEADS OF POULTRY (854): the customary wide assortment of oultry on offer included both bantam like Belgium. Watermaeler and Sablepots to the large black cochins. Plentiful supplies of hybrid layers attracted prices which ranged from £16 for quality, vaccinated point of lay pullets to £1 for older hens. Hens with chicks were a popular entry attracting prices up to £35.
There were several lots of attractive pairs of call ducks which included the more unusual Khaki and Blue Dusty, both attracting £20 per bird.
Best prices included: gold laced Orpington pullets at £50 each, black cochins £20, red Pekins £18; French Maran pullets £16, buff Orpington ducks £22, call ducks £20, turkeys £18.
STORE AND BREEDING CATTLE (197): perhaps a few less on offer after the last couple of busy Mondays.
DAIRY AND BEEF BREEDING CATTLE: maiden heifers sold to £355 and £340 with otential to improve and a couple of smart heifer calves made £210 apiece.
Cow and calf outfits lost their edge slightly but still sold to £1,070 for a young outfit. In-calf heifers got to a top price of £880 and £850 for things in good order and close to profit. Pedigree Simmental bulls sold to £1,300gns (£1,365). In the store cattle, quality was a pleasure to sell from start to finish. Those things lacking shape were definitely harder to place.
Good “making” steers got to £980. Further calls came close at £965, £920 and £895 with a cracking youngster at £850.
Out-wintered Angus got to £845. Heifers were led by a Hereford x at £875, just pipping one at £835. Angus were in the running at £775 with further Hereford x to £700 and £650.
A nice group of Blues got to £635.
Prices: steers: Limousin x (24 months old) £980; Charolais x (19 months old) £980; Limousin x (24 months old) £965; Limousin x (13 months old) £920; Limousin x (22 months old) £895.
Heifers: Hereford x (22 months old) £875; Belgian Blue x (29 months old) £835; Aberdeen Angus x (22 months old) £775; Aberdeen Angus x (22 months old) £705; Hereford x (22 months old) £700.
PIGS (199): the 10 cull sows and boars sold to £166.97, best sows to 67p. Three boars to 34p (30.87p); seven sows to 67p (57.55p).
The show created much interest and the champion went to Rheidol Beauty, a yearling filly shown by the Worthington family from Walton stud. She obviously caught the eye of judge Paul Bedford.
Reserve champion was first in the mare class, Ringstone Purdy, a mare by Hillmoor Double Coin led by JR and CM Threfall, of Ringstones.
EGGS (2,338 DOZEN): free range: extra large £1.40; large £1.10; medium 70p; small 44p. Barn: large 70p; medium 60p; small 46p; extra large £1.
There were 365½ dozen duck eggs to £3.20; 324 goose eggs to £1.10; 26 turkey eggs to 30p each.
BAGS OF POTATOES (325): new Cheshire rocket in 14lb bags £15. Moss Nadine £4; Valor £3.50; old season Nadine £1.50.
VEGETABLES (330): rhubarb x 20lb £3.50; flat lettuce x 12 £2.50; Gatwick lettuce x 12 £4; beetroot x 28lb £1.50; spring cabbage x 10 £3; leeks x 10lb £1.75; parsnips x 10kg dirty 75p.
CULL COWS, BULLS AND OTM CATTLE (97): the 63 black and white cows from £289.80 to £1,197 (£749.35).
Holstein cows averaged £809.44 for four. With a market average of 121.88p, 12 out of 97 sold to over £1,000.
Cows: Holstein x 900kg at 133p or £1,197 (Hassall); Saler 826kg at 140p or £1,156.40; Aberdeen Angus 744kg at 148p or £1,101.12; Holstein x 802kg at 135p or £1,082.70; Holstein x 802kg at 135p or £1,082.70; Holstein x 802kg at 135p or £1,082.70; Holstein x 814kg at 131p or £1,066.34 (Hassall); Holstein x 776kg at 134p or £1,039.84; Friesian 732kg at 139p or £1,017.48 (Gawsworth); Holstein x 758kg at 133p or £1,008.14 (Hassall).
Bulls: Aberdeen Angus 1,060kg at 128p or £1,346.20; Simmental x 980kg at 130p or £1,274; Limousin x 692kg at 117p or £809.64; Jersey x 684kg at 109p or £754.28; Limousin x 684kg at 109p or £745.56.
Cull cow: Holstein x (41): (121.60p); to 137p; Friesian (22): (112.14p) to 140p.
BUTCHERS’ SHEEP (907): 275 new season lambs followed by 453 old season lambs.
Spring lambs 322p at 39.2kg Texel crosses; old season lambs 250p at 42.3kg Texel crosses; overall averages: spring lambs 295.5p; old season lambs 226.3p.
Best pen at 322p, but several other vendors close for the top spot,
as 26 pens in total made over 300p.
Demand for old season lamb continues to hold up well. Best pen made 250p with all the better quality Continental crosses over 235p.
Averages: spring lambs: premium to 322p (310.5p); prime to 304p (298.5p); others to 275p (268p). Old season: premium to 250p (243.5p); prime to 235p (229p); others to 212p (206.5p).
CULL EWES AND RAMS (179): overall averages: ewes £96.66; rams £106.13. Lleyn rams to £139; Suffolk rams to £131; Texel cross ewes to £130, £124, £120 etc; Suffolk cross mule ewes to £128, £117.
BUTCHERS’ CATTLE: well fleshed cattle were easily 5p or 6p dearer on the week and although the 200p barrier wasn’t broken, vendors were delighted with their returns.
Leading the trade was a plum at 198p. A Montbeliarde made 180p, narrowly pipping a smart steer at 178p. P Mayer and Son took the highest priced spot at £204, one of seven over £1,000 from the same home.
A massive entry of bulls, largely Black and Whites, enjoyed a good level of trade from start to finish. Best Continentals were regularly over 170p to a top of 178p for Blondes and Blues. Some very smart Black and Whites on offer, many of which were well into the 150s with the plainer end into the 130s.
Steers (23): to 178p (159.13p); heifers (22): to 198p (161.32p); bulls (51): to 178p (145.59p); overall average (96): 152.77p.
Steers: premium (3): to 178p (175.3p); prime (18): to 169p (158.7p); other (2): to 138p (137.5p).
Heifers: premium (2): to 298p (189p); prime (18): to 175p (160.83p); other (2): to 142p (137p).
Bulls: premium (7): to 178p (172.2p); prime (7): to 166p (157.7p); other (37): to 149p (137.2p).
With the overnight rain relieving the unseasonable weather, local vendors took an opportunity of visiting the market with their finished and store stock. A good entry of 158 calves met a remarkable trade with best bulls to £370 apiece with eight calves above £300 and best heifers to £312 for a calf that went direct to slaughter. Heifers averaged £170 apiece reflecting confidence among local graziers for a good fat trade at the end of a two-year wait.
At the finished end demand was keen with a better choice than for many weeks, seeing a top price of 176.5p for steers and 171.5p for heifers. The top price steer amounted to £1,112.
Demand continued through to the barren section with best continentals to 147.5p with an average of 115p (£735 apiece). A good entry of dairy cattle sold briskly, as did lambs with new season lambs averaging £32p.
CLEAN CATTLE (24): a better choice for local butchers than for many weeks seeing medium steers to 144p for commercial Herefords. Heavy steers topped 176.5p for a premium Limousin with prime Limousins to 166p and Blues 157.5p. Heifers saw prime Limousins to 148p lightweight and 171.5p heavyweight. Charolais from Eric Mitchell to 163p. Commercial stock to 143p. Young bulls were all commercial grade topping 135.5p. Top price steer £1,112, heifer £1,067. Quality prices. Steers: premium 176.5p; prime 166p (157p); commercial 143p; heifers: premium 171.5p; prime 168p (159p); commercial 143p.
OVER 30-MONTH STOCK (79): no let up in demand being driven by export seeing finished Limousins at 147.5p and 145p. Belgians to 139.5p. MRI to 131p and Friesians to 129.5p. Grade one
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cows averaged 126p, grade two cows 119.5p grade three cows 109p The plainest of cows were a quieter trade than of late. Overage clean topped 143.5p for Herefords with Simmentals to 140p (135p). Stock bulls topped 132.5p for a Shorthorn with Limousins to 119p (£1,297) and Herefords to 111.5p. Average for the section 115p.
DAIRIES (37): a good trade again for milkers saw prices peak at £1,810 for a fresh heifer giving 6gls from Mr Taylor, of Wormhill, with a second from the same home reaching £1,760. Both went to Ken Burton, of Basford. Another at £1,760 was a 25kg heifer from David Seabridge, of Sandon. Prices: Q1 heifers to £1,810 (£1,810); Q2 heifers to £1,760 (£1,699); Q2 cows to £1,520 (£1,465).
STORE CATTLE (10): 19-month-old Angus steers to £638 with younger stock to £542. Angus heifers to £400 with 15-month-old Limousin heifers at £340.
BUTCHERS’ SHEEP (239): lamb numbers are not coming forward fast enough for most purchasers, seeing standardweights to 338p (300.14p). Mediumweights to 342p to (307p). Heavy lambs to 276p (272p). Old season lamb saw standard weights to 235p (208p). Medium weights to 225p (203p). Heavy hoggets to 236p (194p). Maximum price per head £126.96. Maximum price for lambs £143.64.
EWES AND CULL SHEEP (127): a tremendous trade for killing ewes topping £145 for stock with others at £135 (£79.60). Rams to £150 with others at £125 (£98). Ewes with doubles at foot to £182 (£168).
CALVES (158): Simmental bulls to £370 (12, £237). Blues to £365 (17, £244). Charolais to £334. Limousins to £290 (12, £201). Herefords to £190 (13, £134). Friesians to £160 (35, £64). Heifers saw Blues £312 (£200). Limousins £265 (21, £178). Simmentals to £195 (£166). Herefords to £182 (£144). Angus to £150 (£116).
Alsager: Mr and Mrs R Hadfield, 67, Linley Grove, demolish existing conservatory and build single-storey extension to lounge, plus single-storey side extension to form utility room and cloakroom.
Congleton: Adullam Homes, Lambs House, Buxton Road, removal of ground floor window bay; Luther Turner, 61, Newcastle Road, extension to time limit of application, demolition of existing dwellings, build three detached dwellings and new access; Mollard Motors (Cheshire), garage, 97, Lower Heath, totem pole advertisement; Mr and Mrs Dale, Loachbrook Farm, Sandbach Road, redevelopment of land for up to 200 dwellings, community facilities and associated infrastructure; Mr and Mrs Jones, Dane Cottage, Reades Lane, conversion of floorspace to a holiday let; Mr B Twigg, 62, Havannah Street, construction of shop unit (pharmacy) and detached toilet; Mr E Iyoha, 8, Highcroft Avenue, two-storey side extension; Mr L Donathy, 72, Obelisk Way, first floor side extension and rear single-storey extension; Mr Martin, 1-2, Martins Court, West Street, change of use from offices to residential; Mr R Fallows, land opposite Ivanhoe, Tommys Lane, construction of a single-storey three bedroom bungalow with detached garage; Mr S Wood, Ashlea, 12, Jackson Road, two-storey side extension to form garage, utility, bedroom and en suite, single-storey rear extension to kitchen to form dining area; Mrs Darnell, The Orchard, Padgbury Lane, extension to dwelling to accommodate relocation of dog grooming parlour from adjacent site.
Holmes Chapel: Mr M Mousikou, 35, London Road, proposed amendment to planning permission 10/4172c for change of use from class A1 retail to class A5 hot food takeaway, together with new shop front with respect to revised design for new flue; Vale
UK, 28, London Road, relocate main entrance door and replace with automated sliding door, installing new shopfront windows and replacement of roof top plant, two new conditioning condensing units to be positioned on flat roo and additional plant by loading doors.
Middlewich: British Salt, British Salt, Cledford Lane, retrospective application for a permanent height reduction of the smaller chimney from 48.7m to 28.5m.
Rural: EDF Trading Gas Storage, Hole House Gas Storage Facility, School Lane, Warmingham, non-material amendment to planning permission; Mr Birch, Gawsworth Fisheries, Off Church Lane, Gawsworth, creation of a new fishing pool, car park area and private access track at Gawsworth fisheries; Mr Goodwin, Hope Lodge, Birch Tree Lane, Goostrey, extensions and alterations to bungalow to form first floor accommodation and additional accommodation at ground floor level, extension to form attached garage and utility room, increase width of existing vehicular access; Mr H Blake, Haslington Cricket Club, Clay Lane, Haslington, engineering works for new cricket nets; Mr R Baker, Gleads Moss Farm, Gleadsmoss Lane, Lowe Withington, conversion of redundant outbuildings to residential accommodation.
Sandbach: Mr J Capper, 7, Offley Road, replacement dwelling; Mr R Clarke, 93, Heath Road, two-storey extension to rear.
The council has settled the following planning applications.
Invalid Approved with conditions Congleton: Mr Parkinson, 28, John Street, rear single-storey extension.
Middlewich: Mr and Mrs Curtis, 19, Elm Road, pitched roof over existing garage.
Rural: British Waterways, Navigation Road, Northwich, loc 60, Trent and Mersey Canal, Betchton Road, Malkins Bank, listed building consent application for replacement of head gate, a set of two locks, the metal head gate on the offside lock replaced with a timber lock gate.
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While things have improved from where they were a year or so ago, the market is still challenging and to combat this Reeds Rains has launched an exciting and pro-active spring sale promotion.
This innovative campaign is being run throughout May and provides vendors with a new opportunity to make their properties stand out from the crowd and increase their chances of selling.
It also provides buyers with some excellent opportunities to secure competitively priced property — but hurry, this is a limited offer for the month of May, so catch them while you can.
The spring sale properties are not simply being reduced, Reeds Rains are instead publicising the vendors’ negotiation baseline, providing transparency for buyers. The properties that participate will be supported by distinctive marketing to highlight their property in a much stronger way than normal.
If you are currently trying to sell, you’ll be pleased to know that the campaign is not limited to Reeds Rains vendors, if you are interested in taking part then contact your local Reeds Rains office for details have how you can join in. Across the Reeds Rains network there are hundreds of properties available at discounted prices, and every branch can provide a list of those houses participating, detailing the original asking price alongside the current spring sale price, so if you’re looking for a super spring deal, contact Reeds Rains at 14, High Street, Congleton, or telephone 01260 275217 today.
Rural: C Fernihough and Son, Lawton Hall Farm, 4, Liverpool Road West, Church Lawton, general permitted development order, steel framed extension to end o current cow housing.
Sandbach: Miss D Sutton, The Nest, 10, Victoria Street, single-storey rear extension and demolition and replacement o single-storey garage at back.
Trees Cheshire East Council has received the following applications pertaining to trees:
Rural: John McKenna, fo Swan Cottage, New Platt Lane, Cranage, fell chestnut tree.
Sandbach: Mr T Jeffries, fo 25a, Chartwell Park, work to ash tree. Complaints against police have risen in the last year
The Chronicle, Thursday, 19th May, 2011. www.chronicleseries.co.uk
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By Katie Ollier There’s been a yearon-year increase in the number of complaints and allegations made against Cheshire Police.
A report just released by Cheshire Police Authority shows a decrease in the number of complainants and allegations from January to March this year, but there had been an annual increase overall.
And the report says there will e an increased focus on neglect of duty complaints after they rose y 2%.
In 2010/11, 504 people made 745 allegations against 1,036
olice officers, 12 special constables, 29 PCSOs and 90 other members of police staff. During 2009/10, 460 people made 640 allegations against 919 police officers, 15 special constables, eight PCSOs and 61 other mem-
ers of police staff. However the January to March 2011 quarter shows a 19% decrease in complainants and an 8% decrease in allegations in comparison with the same period last year. Annually, there was an
11.7% increase in complainants and a 16.2% increase in allegations from 2009/10 to 2010/11.
The figures show that between January to March this year 71% of the complainants were male and 28% were female, and the age group that made the most complaints were those in the 40 to 49-year-old age bracket. In addition, 75% of the officers or staff members who were the subject of the complaints were male.
A total of five cases were referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission from January to March, compared with six cases over the same period last year. Referrals included one case of death and four cases of serious injury following police contact.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has directed that the Cheshire force undertakes a local investigation into three of the cases, and an independent investigation in the remaining two cases.
The report outlines that the “increasing numbers of complaints are being “promptly researched and recorded within Independent Police Complaints Commission guidelines”.
The report, presented to the authority’s Staff Committee on Tuesday, said the numbers of complaints of incivility and impoliteness have decreased, which
was “encouraging, given the focus on this aspect over the past 12 months”. It also says that complaints of neglect of duty “will be the subject of increased focus and analysis over the coming quarter” after the 2% increase in complaints from 2009/10.
The average time taken to investigate and resolve complaints continues to improve, with the complaint cases recorded within 10 days increasing from 89% in 2009/10 to 94% in 2010/11.
The number of complaint cases in 2009/10 increased by 8% from 2008/09.
The report did not localise details of the complaints.
‘Brilliant’ Cadets praised
The ACF Congleton detachment, left, L/CPL Daniel Lennered and Cadet Joe Weston.
Congleton Cadet units have been recognised for their efforts during last year ’s Poppy Appeal collection.
Each year, the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, David Briggs MBE, sponsors the county Cadets units in the Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal competition.
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Congleton Fire Service Cadets: Kieran Dennen, Couper, Jack Hodges, Emilie Robson, Laura Wheelton, EmmaAldington and Hannah Booth.
Congleton’s three Cadet units were represented at a presentation evening held at the De Vere Hotel, Daresbury near Warrington recently.
Thirty-nine cadet units were entered into the Poppy Appeal competition from across the country and Congleton cadets achieved “brilliant” results.
The Army Cadet Force, Congleton detachment, was county runner-up, narrowly being pipped at the post by the much-larger Ellesmere Port detachment.
Congleton’s 230Sqn Air Training Corps had a winner in Cdt Sgt Whitmore, who was top ATC Cadet in the county for the amount that he collected.
For the second year running, Congleton Fire Service Cadets won the county unit award.
As well as their individual awards, all three units were presented with a certificate of merit by the Lord Lieutenant.
Mick Short, of the Royal British Legion Congleton branch, said: “Each year the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in Congleton receives tremendous support and help from our Cadet units and last year our three units raised over £3,000 for the appeal.
“As Poppy Appeal organiser for Congleton, can I thank the Cadet units for all they do on behalf of the Poppy Appeal, their efforts are really appreciated.”
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