• PEDIGREE Charolais cattle prices peaked at 4500gns at Newark, for the dispersal of David North's Newbrooton herd and the late Don Marshall's Cotehouse herd.

  • MILKING heifers from Jack and David Brewster's Boclair herd from Bearsden, Glasgow, provided most of the highlights at the Border and Lakeland club show and sale at Carlisle, securing the overall championship and two of the top three highest prices.

  • LOCAL breeders, Eric and Elaine Norman, led the trade at a society sale of pedigree Limousin bulls and females at Carlisle, last week, where an increased demand for bulls resulted in an improved average on the year and a 100% clearance.

  • AN Aberdeen-Angus bull from John Elliot jnr's Elliot herd from Kelso, has been sold privately for £20,000 to Abington Farms, Great Abington, Cambridgeshire.

  • THE Shorthorn Society's summer show and sale of Dairy Shorthorns at Beeston, last week, met a good trade, particularly for youngstock.

  • A STRONG selection of milking cows, heifers and in-calf heifers forward for the monthly dairy day at Carlisle, saw a top price of £1780.

  • MORE than 100 head of Luing cows with calves at foot were sold and achieved a record breed dispersal at St Boswells Auction Mart, last weekend.

  • A SOLID trade was received throughout the Holling family's disperal of the Twilyte Limousin herd at Newark, last week, although buyers were slightly more cautious than at previous dispersals due to the uncertainty in the prime beef sector.

  • Heifers from James McKay's Ampertaine herd, from Upperlands, led the way at a joint production sale of Limousin females at Carlisle, last weekend, securing four of the top six prices, including the day's best at 12,500gns.

  • Simmental cattle met a buoyant demand at a club show and sale at Ballymena Livestock Market, where prices peaked at 4800gns and 4400gns.