The Tom Gittins Cup auction held in memory of the late Hall’s director, attracted an entry of 660 store cattle at Bishops Castle Auction on Thursday (18 October).

A good number of buyers around the ring from all parts of the country resulted in competitive bidding and a strong trade.

A total of 365 steers sold to an average of 211p/kg and £992 a head, with a top price of 259p/kg and £1,285 a head. The entry of 291 heifers averaged 193p/kg and £841 a head, making a top price of 230p/kg and £1,130 a head.

Philip and Mike Wood of Messrs JA Wood and Sons of Kinnerton were awarded the silverware for eight Limousin steers.

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