Hailsham Market, Sussex
South East Marts’ annual show and sale of store cattle attracted nearly 500 cattle on Monday (29 April). Trade was buoyant, with 25 pens commanding over £1,000 a head, and 20-month-old Limousin cross steers from Charles Diplock fetching the day’s top price of £1,460.
Mark Peter’s 12 to 13-month-old Bazadaise cross Belgian Blue/Friesian steers won the championship title, and went on to sell for £940 a head. Three 18 to 20-month-old Sussex cross Aberdeen Angus heifers took the heifer prize, and sold for £940, while a pen of Aberdeen Angus cross steers won the native stock title, selling for £785.
Other leading prices included 18-month-old Limousin cross steers at £1,450 and 25-month-old Simmental cross heifers at £1,380.