A GOOD show of quality cattle for the second weekly dairy sale at Beeston Castle Auction Mart, attracted a large ringside of buyers looking to bid on all types of cattle and a top price of £2150 paid for a fresh heifer from WA Jones and Son's on-going farm dispersal.

Sale leader was Fennshall Villaar Oralie, bred from eight generations of cows scored VG or Ex, from the Comestar L’or Black VG87 family. She sold giving 30kg per day to WJ Oldfield of Gisburn, Lancashire.

Just behind on £2100 was another heifer from the same home. Fennshall Merrick Roxy bred from the heart of the great Roxy line completing 12 generations of cows scored VG or Ex changed hands giving 35kg daily, to G Thomasson and Son of Norbury who also secured several other great lots on the day.

Top price for Bari Evans' herd from Ruthin was £2000 paid for the fresh heifer, Malberry Hurst Annie, purchased by MJ Winward and Son, Tarvin. She is giving 30kg per day.

The same buyers also bought the lead priced cow at £2000. This was an unregistered cow from TM and JM Bowes of Winsford, yielding 42kg daily.

Friesian-type cows in milk sold to £1500 from DC Nurse of Lymm, with Dairy Shorthorns to £1300 from G and B Bell of Crewe.

Swedish Red cross heifers peaked at £1200 from OC Whittaker and Sons, Tabley and dry cows sold to £1500 for a commercial entry due at the end of April to Hereford again from DC Nurse who also sold the lead priced in-calf and maiden heifers at £1110 and £790, respectively.

Averages: All heifers of all breeds including animals with faults, £1586.63; all cows of all breeds including animals with faults, £1342.

Auctioneers: Wright Marshall and Hassall Brothers