Exeter Livestock Market, Devon. Tuesday’s (17 September) TB-restricted market attracted an excellent quality entry of 195 cattle, which sold to little or no discount to unrestricted stock.

A 21-month-old South Devon cross steer topped the day at £1,200, with 24-month Charolais steers reaching £1,190, British Blues £1,135 and Friesians £835. Limousin steers peaked at £1,160, with heifers reaching £1,060 apiece. Barren cows also commanded a strong trade, with South Devons topping at 139p/kg.

The previous day’s clean sale saw prime cattle sell mostly in the 180-190p/kg range, with the best topping at 230p/kg. Farm-assured prime steers averaged 206.2p/kg, with heifers levelling at 211.3p and young bulls 175.8p/kg. Barren cows sold to 196p/kg and averaged 117.8p/kg.