• YOUNGSTOCK in the Focus Milk section led the way at Beeston Cattle Auction's mid-month sale, last week.

  • A SUPER show of 28 prime cattle and 263 prime lambs were forward for judging under the eyes of Sandy Kennedy, Bosomsworth Wholesales, and Richard Lindsay, of Lindsays Butchers, respectively, at Harrison and Hetherington's Christmas show at Carlisle, last week.

  • CALEDONIAN Marts' Christmas show and sale at Oban, last week, saw one of the best shows of cattle for quality ever seen at the centre, with a record number of buyers present from throughout Scotland and the north of England.

  • ABERDEEN and Northern Marts sold 86 cattle and 2890 sheep at Tuesday's Quoybrae Christmas prime show.

  • PEDIGREE Limousin females met a rather select trade at today's Red Ladies Derby, at Harrison and Hetherington's Borderway mart, with only the top end selling for big prices which still didn't match up to last year's top of 20,000gns.

  • AT Craig Wilson's Christmas show and sale of prime cattle on Tuesday, the reserve champion from Iain Lammie, Longhouse, was sold for £1848 with all proceeds donated to the Yorkhill Children's Charity.

  • WITH two five-figure prices, a joint equal record of 8500gns for a Jersey and Holstein yearling heifers averaging in excess of £4400, the 2014 Black and White sale proved a huge success at Carlisle, last week.

  • A BLACK Limousin cross heifer from GW Whitfield and Son, Low Stowbank, Ennerdale, lifted the cattle championship and the top price of 315p per kg or £2236.50 at Mitchells' annual Christmas primestock show and sale on Monday.

  • A TREMENDOUS show of prime cattle and sheep was forward at Lawrie and Symington's Christmas fatstock show and sale at Forfar, last week, with butchers and wholesalers commenting how happy they were to see cattle well fleshed and handy weights.

  • Oban