Trade peaked at £5,000 at Ruthin show potential sale at the weekend (22 February).
Sale leader was the reserve supreme and champion heifer from TM and EE Williams, Llanidloes. The eight-month-old was bought by Phil and Sharon Sellers.
Messrs Williams also won the reserve champion steer title with their eight-month-old Limousin cross steer, which went on to sell for the day’s third top price of £3,350 to Lin Pidsley, Devon.
The day’s second best price of £4,600 was paid by Gilbert Brookes for a nine-month-old Limousin x heifer from Miss J Gilbert, Arley, Coventry. She stood third in her class previously in the day.
Next best £3,500 was the supreme champion from father and son Mansel and Dafydd Lewis, Llanwrdda, Carmarthen. Their five-month-old British Blue steer was purchased by the day’s judge Trevor Lyons, Lincolnshire.
H Parry, Llangefni, paid £2,500 for a first prize, 10-month-old Charolais steer from Bowen and Bowen, Welshpool.
TM and EE Williams also picked up the reserve female rosette with their British Blue x heifer. She sold for £1,950.
Taking the championship in the un-haltered steer class was Glyn Roberts with a British Blue x heifer. She sold to TC Edwards and Sons, Derbyshire for £1,700.
Meanwhile the first prize un-haltered steer from BL and JE Griffith, Newtown, sold for £1,380.
The best exhibit sired by a Genus bull was awarded to DG and E Lewis, Pumpsaint, for their Limousin steer. It went on to sell for £1,400.
Two lots made £1,020. First of these was a Charolais heifer from WA and ME Williams, Bethel.
Next at this money was T and NW Roberts’ first prize Limousin x heifer.
Averages: 35 heifers, £1,570; 25 steers, £1,468; 60 lots overall, £1,527.
Auctioneers: Ruthin Farmers Auction Company