Tipped as the sale topper by owners David and Pam Hiles of Yockings Gate Farm, Whitchurch, as well as many ringside enthusiasts on the day, was Yockings Gate Almond Morty Avis selling for 4500gns at Beeston Castle today.

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And digging deep in to his pockets to make the top bid was Southern Ireland breeder Peter Kingston.

Topping trade for calves were the two embryo heifers from the sale topper, in the form of Picston Shottle daughters Shottle Avis A and Shottle Avis B, selling for 2600gns and 2000gns (pictured with mum below) respectively, to Mr Gilman.

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