Calling all you crazy people out there that like spending money on flash commercial cattle, the job really is beginning to get a little mad now!

Now don’t get me wrong, I can raise my hand with the best of them while standing round the sale ring and on many occassions I’ve had to be brought back to reality on how much money I can actually afford, but £9000 for a young steer, come on surely that won’t pay!

Granted the sweet little Limousin cross in question from John Richardson that took Penrith market by storm this week is a fair animal, but paying that amount for a steer doesn’t stack up. I only hope he has a good show season for new owners Messrs Brooks from Worcester and end up selling for a record price at Smithfield!

Take a look at him and let me know what you think!

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Overall John Richardson and Son, Ghyll House Dufton, had an excellent days trading, selling 19 head of cattle to average out at over £3149 each,a record for the market.

He also sold this cracking heifer below for £5800.

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