Market records were set at Bakewell yesterday with new highs seen in both the cull ewe and OTM cattle sections.

In the cull ewes the entry of 580 averaged £86.95, with successive increases in trade culminating with the best yet when a cull ewe from Messrs F A Nairey, Blackburn, made £166, their consignment of 24 averaged £136.33.bakewell record cull ewe.jpg

 In the OTM cattle section a new record was set when a British Blue cow from Andrew Dickinson, Bradbourne, sold at 203p/kg. The 880kg cow grossed £1786.40, with the 110 OTM cattle forward levelling at 110p/kg (Bagshaws).