Frome market store cattle trade tops at £1,445

Last Friday’s sale of store cattle at Frome market saw steers sell to £1,370 and heifers to £1,445.


Suckler cows and calves saw a tremendous run of 30 in-calf continental cross cows from a dispersal of the Carmel Stud. Demand was outstanding and everything sold in excess £1,100 with their best Limousin cows peaking at £1,300 reported auctioneer Mark Northcott.


Quality Hereford x cows with Aberdeen Angus calf at foot topped at £1,330 and Angus cows and calves sold to £1,330 from Mary Holbrook, Bath.


A quality entry of young continentals sold well with competitive bidding for all grades forward. Young Limousin Steers (eight months) were wanted and sold from £640 to £670 with yearling heifers from £725 to £768 from G J amd S E Welch and Son.


Suckler bred seven month old Charolais met a fast trade to £650 from Stuart and Lorna King. Young British Blue heifers sold to £500 from Malcolm amd Sharyn White.


C and R L Gapper’s Blonde steer set the trade at £790 at only eight months old. The good consignments of British Blue steers sold equally well from Brian Fudge to £792 with his heifers to £655.


Other good Blue steers went to £788 from Mark Blackeney, and Blue heifers to £638 from Mr J Markendale. Top honours went to Mrs Meredith with her Simmental Steer at an amazing £920.


A tremendous show of continental cattle for the time of year met another flying trade with exceptional prices throughout. James and Liz Tabor’s younger consignment set the trade for the day with their 15-19 month old Blonde steers from £1,170 to a massive £1,285. Their two year old Blonde heifers sold to an exceptional £1,445 and Montbeliarde steers to £1,370.