• THRAPSTON Livestock Markets first video sale of store cattle was held last week in the marts canteen. Keen bidding due to a shortage of good quality stores in the area meant a complete clearance with plenty of competition for cattle. Michael Bletsoe of auctioneer Henry * Bletsoe & Son said prices were similar to last year. Top price went to eight blue-carded Limousin steers that made £555/head.
• HENLEY-IN-ARDEN Auction Sales annual Christmas turkey and goose sale with classes for live and dressed birds will be held at Warwick Road Market, Henley-In-Arden, on Dec 5. Entries will be judged by Stan Hems, president of Birmingham and District Butchers. Last years champion turkey sold for £625. *