Huge Demand For Suckler Cows at Saturday's Sale

66 Cows Averaged £904.70 / 1 Bull £1,600 / 82 Stores £588.17 

Trade was very fast at Saturday’s dispersal sale at Market Drayton Market for in-calf suckler cows.  In-calf cows peaked at £1,420 for lot 35 a 2011 born Limousin from Mr P.A. Clifton.  Other top prices include £1,330, £1,300, £1,260, £1,240 a total of 43 different purchasers saw the cows average £904.  Auctioneer, Ben Baggott of Barbers Auctions, Market Drayton Market reports demand was very brisk for the disposal on behalf of Mr P.A. Clifton.  Purchasers travelled a fair distant to acquire strong well-bred cows all in-calf to the Limousin due this Spring.  The sale also included the entire crop of 2016 spring born calves which topped at £800 for a group of six months old Limousin steers.  The herds Pedigree 2014 born Limousin bull changed hands at £1,600 after some fierce bidding.