Store steers hit £682 at Ashford Market

Top call of the day for steers in the store rings at Ashford Market on Tuesday was £682 for a 27 month Limousin steer from D R Miles. A good run of prices were seen for a group of 14-18 month old Blondes from J C Plommer whose steers sold to £655 and heifers £535.

Numbers of young suckled cattle were poor, although prices were unaffected with a top price of £510 securing a batch of 13 month old Limousin x Angus/Simmental steers from G C Amos. 12 month Murray Grey x Simmental steers from Tom Lawrence sold for £495, while 10-11 month Angus steers from G R and B G Cannon made £430 and heifers £360.

Dairy bred stores saw a mixed demand, affecting prices slightly. A good run saw the sale of 14-18 month British Blue x Friesian heifers from Sternberg Farms selling to £562.