POSTPONED due to snow from the 18th January the HPLS cattle sale took place on Friday 1st February.
Travelling conditions were dramatically better than the original date and the vast majority of the catalogued entry were forward together with a few additions. Yet again the High Peak Livestock Society members have raised their quality standards and the cattle were second to none with a wonderful show of stock on offer.
A packed ring of buyers fought hard to secure their purchases and some remarkable figures were achieved.
The highlight of the sale was the entry of Limousin x Steers (8-13mths) from Chatsworth, the first 3 pens each of 11 cattle sold at £1,400, £1,380 and £1,250 and the entire run of 52 averaged £1,251.
The largest entry in the sale was from Mrs M Mosley & Sons of Matlock comprising no fewer than 146 Charollais and Limousin steers and heifers.
The first 3 pens of Charollais mostly steers, 9-10mths selling at £1,040, £1,040 and £1,050.
The first 3 pens of Charollais x heifers were £810, £810 and £810 giving an indication of the wonderful level run of cattle.
Trade was electric from start to finish and there were highlights too many to mention individually however, the following sample results give some indication of the level of demand and the quality of the stock.
£2,050 Lim Stock Bull, 70mths N Birch, Monyash
£1,180 Lim x Hfr, 34mths, I/C RJG Swift, Taxal
Feeding Bulls from £290 to £1,060 average £818
£1,060 Blonde x 11m AJ & GH Bland, Mottram
£1,030 Lim x 10m RJG Swift, Whaley Bridge
£1,000 BB x 11m BA & SW Mills, Wyming Brook
£960 Lim x 10m IF & RW Smith, Ilam
£940 Lim x, 8m IC Ford, Whaley Bridge
£900 Lim x 7-8m M Salisbury, Hayfield
£880 Lim x 9m DR Flower, Alstonefield
£810 Blonde x 8m GA & SM Wainwright, Bamford
£700 AA x, 9m JW Shemilt, Ipstones
329 Steers from £470 to £1,400 average £930.56
£1,400 Lim 11-13m Chatsworth Estate
£1,230 Blonde x 21m DW Shirt, Edale
£1,220 BB x 10m JA Key, Midhopestones
£1,150 Blonde x 11m MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale
£1,110 Lim x 10-11m JF Else, Lea
£1,090 Lim x 7-9m P Hambleton, Calton
£1,050 Sim x 10m R & S Salisbury, Abney
£1,050 Char x 7-10m Mrs M Mosley & Sons, Matlock
£1,045 BB x 9m JG Derbyshire, Warslow
£990 BB x 11m Mrs MP Elliott, Eyam
£950 Lim x 9m VJ Holland, Ilam
£910 Lim x 9-10m B & AB Lawson, Ringinglow
£900 Blonde x 7-9m J & P Riley, Hartington
£850 Sim x 8-9m H Wainwright, Pott Shrigley
£835 Lim x 9m DM Thorp, Baslow
£800 Lim x 8-9m J Twyford, Farley
£800 BB x 8m DT Worthington, Edale
£800 Lim x 8-12m NA & JA Stone, Tissington
£780 Lim x 8-9m S Wagstaffe, Twodales
£780 Blonde x 9m B Kaye, Deepcar
353 Heifers from £380 to £1,180 average £756.01
£1,150 Blonde 11m MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale
£1,120 BB x 10m JA Key, Midhopestones
£1,100 BB x 10m GM & DE Storer, Wincle
£1,080 Blonde x 21m DW Shirt, Edale
£1,060 Lim x 14m IC Ford, Whaley Bridge
£1,000 Lim x 11-12m JF Else, Lea
£955 Lim x 9m JG Derbyshire, Warslow
£950 BB x 8m JA Hall, Youlgreave
£920 Lim x 8m P Hambleton, Calton
£905 Lim x 11m J Turner, Okeover
£900 BB x 9m SJ Buckley, Doveholes
£885 BB x 10-11m Mrs MP Elliott, Eyam
£855 Lim x 9-10m MD Critchlow, Tideswell
£810 Char x 9-11m Mrs M Mosley & Sons, Matlock
£790 Lim x 9m AJ Lowe, Hulme End
£775 Lim x 10m B & AB Lawson, Ringinglow
£760 Lim x 8-9m J Twyford, Farley
£750 BB x 10m AJ & GH Bland, Mottram
£745 Blonde x 9m J & P Riley, Hartington
£725 BB x 8-12m GA & SM Wainwright, Bamford
£725 Lim x 8m VJ Holland, Ilam
£700 BB x 8m DT Worthington, Edale
£700 Lim x 9m NA & JA Stone, Tissington
£660 Lim x 7-9m S Wagstaffe, Twodales