• THE October Border and Lakeland Dairy sale took place at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, last week.

  • A 7500gns top price for a cow and calf outfit from Paul Brown's Rathconville dispersal from Loughgilly, Co Armagh, headed the Limousin society sale of females, at Carlisle, last week.

  • SCOTTISH breeders were well rewarded for their long trip south to Hereford, receiving some of the top prices among the males and females at the Hereford Cattle Society's autumn show and sale.

  • CHAROLAIS cattle breeders produced a cracking sale to end the Stirling bull week, with both the lead price of 22,000gns and the top average of all the breeds.

  • A QUALITY show of Simmentals met a buoyant demand, with no fewer than eight lots attracting five-figure prices helping to bump up the average by £211 to £5852, with a 68% clearance.

  • LIMOUSIN bulls met a selective demand at Stirling, on Monday, where the top end met a decent trade to top at 14,000gns with only 49 of the 86 on offer - after six were rejected at inspection - finding new homes.

  • TRADE was somewhat selective for Aberdeen-Angus bulls at Stirling, on Monday, where it was the junior bulls which attracted the most attention with the money following the prize list as a number of class leaders went on to lead the sale.

  • DESPITE supermarket giant Morrisons calling out for more Shorthorn-sired beef to meet the demand for its Traditional Beef range, Shorthorn bulls failed to excite the buyers at the ringside.

  • DESPITE no fewer than 11 five-figure sales, a disappointing trade for Limousin bulls at the society's autumn show and sale at Carlisle, last weekend, saw averages fall by more than £750 on the year.

  • CHAROLAIS females hit a top of 4200gns at Welshpool, last week, for the dispersal of WRJ Everall's Shraden herd from Shrewsbury.