Yesterday’s anniversary show and sale of store cattle at Carlisle yesterday saw the ringside packed with buyers eager to fill their yards.

Top price on a strong trade was to be found in the steers where Charolais crosses from T A Jefferson, Aspatria Hall, made £1260. More of the same breed from the same home made £1165, £1135 and £1030. Limousin crosses were led by a consignment from Hollywood at £1140, while British Blues topped at £1180 for the same vendor.

Heifers hit a top of £1190 for British Blue crosses from Alistair Vance, Bridgehouse Farm, with more of the same breed from Hollywood making £1160. Charolais topped at £1075 for J H Baty and Son, Broomhills.

The show was led by a Limousin cross from A and M J Trafford Bassenthwaite Hall Farm, Keswick which went on to sell for £1060.

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