A new centre record was set at Ruthin on Saturday (24 February) with a British Blue-cross heifer by Dragon Blues Firefly from JM and AM Lewis, Llanwrda, Carmarthen.

Judge Eddie Morgan bought her in partnership with Sam Jones, Cilycwm, Carmathenshire, after giving her the champion rosette. The record bid helped lift heifer averages averages £274 to £2,251 a head.

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Trade topped at £9,100 at Ruthin’s 19th show and sale of potential cattle © Chrissie Long

Next at £3,250 was Jets Little Gem from PJ and TA Jones, Builth Wells, sold for £3,250. She was a Limousin-cross heifer born in mid-October 2017 and was one of the standout lots.

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Second best on the day at £3,250 was Limousin-cross heifer Jets Little Gem from PJ and TA Jones, Builth Wells © Chrissie Long

Averages: heifers, £1,977; steers, £1,400; overall, £1,671 (Ruthin Farmers Auction)