Strong store cattle trade at Bakewell Market

The High Peak Livestock Society autumn store cattle sale at Bakewell Market saw 1,032 cattle sold to buyers from throughout England and Wales with averages well up on last year.

A total of 253 young feeding bulls sold to an average of £686.98 – up £226 on 2010.  The top price of £1,030 went to seven Limousin x, aged nine to 11 months, from Clark Farms, Ringinlow.

Meanwhile, a total of 271 steers averaged at £685.45 – up £102 on 2010.  The top price of £1,100 went to a five-month-old Limousin from LW Higton, Wetton.

The heifer trade saw 418 sell to an average of £550.75 – up £77 on 2010.  The top price went to an 11-month-old Limousin heifer from CL Morton & Son, Holmesfield.