The January store cattle sale at Bakewell last week attracted a good entry of 740 store cattle which sold on behalf of the High Peak Livestock Society.

As usual the cattle come off hill farms in and around the Peak District National Park which are renowned for producing suckled calves for feeding in the lowlands.

The quality of cattle was absolutely superb, reported auctioneers. Highlight of the sale was a run of pure Limousin steers consigned from Chatsworth which sold to a top of £1,350 for a bunch of eleven and £1,250 for a bunch of ten with their entire entry of 49 cattle averaging £1,067.