Winter Stock Festival (Smithfield) primestock sale highlights

Prices among the primestock here at Peterborough have been strong, particularly in the lambs where trade was largely at or about £2/kg.

Taking the day’s best price was the prime cattle champion from the Dunlops. Tinkler Maidgie, a daughter of Silex sold for a healthy £10,000 to the show judge Liz Vance and I suspect will go for breeding in the Vances 350-cow suckler herd.

In the lambs the champions from the Hall family made £280 apiece.