Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire.


Demand for store cattle was strong at last Thursday’s (23 June) sale, with a pleasing entry for the time of year. A Limousin cross cow with Stabiliser cross calf commanded the top price of £1,420, with Charolais cross cows reaching £1,300.

Bulls sold to £920 for a 535kg Charolais cross, with steers reaching £1,100 for a 680kg beast. A pair of 615kg Belgian Blue cross heifers topped at £952 a head, with many selling between £800 and £900.

“The younger cattle were keenly sought after and prices peaked at 208p/kg for a pair of Limousin cross steers weighing 350kg,” said Halls auctioneer David Bryan Jones. “The trade is remaining strong and demand for cattle is good, so farmers are encouraged to get their entries in.”