• AT Aberdeen and Northern Marts' recent summer show and sale of store cattle, it was the champion which went on to top the trade at £1580.

  • NEARLY 350 pedigree and commercial dairy cattle sold at Wright Marshall's mid-month dairy sale at Beeston, last week, which included special sections for the Western Holstein Club's Focus Milk sale.

  • IT WAS the champion which led the trade at Monday's sale of dairy cattle through Craven Cattle Marts' Skipton centre.

  • ALMOST 1000 enthusiastic Holstein breeders attended last weekend's on-farm sale of the Sterndale and Peak herds, where trade peaked at 10,000gns.

  • NO FEWER than 52 lots made £2000 or more at Wright Manley's mid-monthly sale of pedigree and commercial dairy cattle at Beeston, where 280 head of cattle were forward and only one failed to sell.

  • First time exhibitor, Thomas Threkeld, Bow House Farm, Glencaple, Dumfries, made his presence felt at last week's Limousin society sale at Carlisle, selling the top priced bull at 10,500gns.

  • A PACKED ringside of both commercial and pedigree breeders were in attendance for the dispersal of J Fawcett's Merkland herd of Luing cattle, at Wallets Marts, Castle Douglas, where a top price of 3000gns was achieved for the stock bull, Luing Northern Star, purchased by Rory Bell buying for his Plenderleith herd at Roxburgh Mill, Kelso.

  • THE FIRST sale of imported European fresh calved cows and heifers and in-calf heifers for more than 20 years at Beeston Castle Auction Mart, attracted a large crowd and a lead price of £2600.

  • THE LONG trip south to Norwich proved fruitful for Dumfriesshire South Devon breeder, DL Irving, who owns the Enterprise herd at Thornhill, when he purchased the second top priced lot at the dispersal of Clive Salmon's Malthouse pedigree herd.

  • TRADE PEAKED at 5500gns for a British Blue bull at a joint production/dispersal sale of pedigree and commercial cattle at Newark, last weekend.