Trade for strong young beef cross calves continues at a high with Leyburn Auction Mart seeing prices well in to the £300 bracket.

Topping day’s trade were G P and R Simpson, whose British Blue cross bull calf sold for £325 and whose batch averaged £271. Blue cross heifers also topped at £315 for one from A S and J K Leggott, their batch averaged £266.

Next to top were Limousin’s when a heifer from J Pearson and Sons sold for £295 and a bull calf from J Dinsdale sold for £280.

J A Dent and Sons’ Simmental crosses topped at £242 for bull calves and £205 for heifers.

On the same day 110 sheep were forward with in-lamb Mules hitting £50 a head and Mule gimmer hoggs selling to £59 a piece.