Hopes Auction Co, Wigton reported a sharp trade, but reduced numbers of stock forward at their weekly sale of primestock.

 

An entry of 145 Cattle including bulls, and 547 Prime sheep including ewes saw improved returns across the board, with averages showing a 4p increase. 

 

The top price of 234.5p/kg was paid for a British Blue heifer shown by J G and M Little, Greenhill Farm, and was purchased by G Riley and Sons, Dunnockshaw.  A Limousin Heifer shown by Messrs A E Fawkes and Sons, Welton Farm, made the top price per head of £1,481.31 and was purchased by T Harrison, Main Street, Cockermouth.

 

Top price for Steers was 228.5p/kg for a Limousin which was shown by J G and M Little, Greenhill Farm.  Top price a head of £1,653.25 was paid for a Limousin steer shown by Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Bothel.   

 

The top price of 216.5p/kg was paid for a Blonde Bull shown by J F Bowe and Sons, Calvo and was purchased by G Riley and Sons, Dunnockshaw. This Bull also made top price of £1,619.42 a head.

 

Over Thirty Months cattle sold to 186.5p/kg paid for a Limousin Heifer shown by D A Harrison, The Old Vicarage, Westnewton, Wigton.