A packed ringside at the North Wales Potentials Show at Ruthin Farmers Auction at the weekend (25 February) saw prices top at 4,600gns for a five-month-old pedigree Limousin heifer.
The leading lady from KI, E & HI Jones, Bryn Ddraenen, Padog, sold to Wilkinson and Smith Jackson, Ivy Farm Cottage, Leyburn.
Next in the money was a nine-month-old British Blue heifer from T and E Jones, Bodychain Uchaf, Caernarfon, which sold for £4,500 to M Alford, Devon.
The classes were judged by Mark Harryman, who had his work cut out delving through the quality of catalogued cattle.
He eventually tapped out his champion, a seven-and-a-half-month-old Limousin heifer from G and A Williams, Nant y Geifr, Llanidloes, which later sold for £3,800 to R Whitfield, St Helens.
The reserve overall champion was a seven-month-old British Blue heifer from JM and AM Lewis, Pentwyn, Llanwrda. She later sold to Aled Roberts, Gaerwen, Anglesey, for £4,000.
The champion steer came from same the holding and realised £4,000 when selling to Marwood and Wilkinson, Leyburn.
Averages: heifers, £1,977; steers, £1,400; overall: £1,671
(Ruthin Farmers Auction)