Store cattle continue to trade well at Bishops Castle with 125 head traded at last week’s sale to average more than £650/head. The steers forward levelled the day at £715 and 178p/kg with a top price of £995 paid for a pair of 710kg Limousins from B A Betton, Lower Stitt. Top price/kg in the steers was 218p/kg for 280kg Limousins from G E Balmer, Snailbeach.

Heifers, meanwhile, averaged £614 a head and 155p/kg, selling to a peak of £838 for a 600kg Limousin from A G Williams and Son, Plassau, setting the high spot in p/kg was a 205p/kg bid for a 275kg Limousin from Mr Baulmer.

Young bulls sold well too, topping at £720 and 163p/kg for a 440kg Limousin from E T Gethin. Bulls averaged £475 and £130p/kg. (Halls).