Top price at Saturday’s sale of Longhorns at Beeston was a 2000gns call for bulling heifer Courthayes Impress from Messrs Boston and Bayley, Cannock Wood. This daughter of Blackbrook Quintessential sold to John Hough, Kirkham.

The same vendors also took a 1500gns bid for another bulling heifer by the same sire. This was Courthayes Iona which sold in a joint deal to T Lea Sherwin and Roland Bardsley, Stanthorpe, Middlewich.

Topping the bulls was a 1600gns sale for Frondeg Indiana, a March 2008-born son of Frondeg Fabian which sold to Messrs Sherwin and Barsley. Meanwhile, January 2003-born Heyworth Elgar from Gary Prince sold for 1350gns to Phil Robinson, Holmes Chapel.

Averages; 4 COWS with calves at foot £971.25; 11 In-calf cows £859.09; 5 Maiden Heifers £1428.00;  2 Bulls £1548.75 (Wright Manley).