• WORLD records for a beef animal were smashed at Carlisle last week, when the Limousin show heifer, Glenrock Illusion, from Stephen and Helen Illingworth, son Thomas and daughter Vicky, sold for a fantastic 125,000gns - eclipsing the previous best of 120,000gns paid for the Limousin bull, Dolcorsllwyn Fabio, here in 2012.

  • The 125,000gns Limousin heifer, Glenrock Illusion, selling for a new breed record and indeed a new world record beef price through the ring at on Friday!

  • TWO bullocks from Steven Smith, of Sunnyhill Croft, Tuffiee, swept the board by first leading the heavyweight class and then going on to stand overall champion and reserve at Aberdeen and Northern Marts' August show and sale of store cattle.

  • A 'glorious 12th' trade prevailed throughout for the Mid-Month sale of pedigree and commercial dairy cattle at Beeston on Tueday, with buyers forward from as far afield as Dumfriesshire all the way down to Essex.

  • TWO females sold for the top price of £3500 at Wright-Manley's month-end sale of pedigree and commerical dairy cattle at Beeston Auction Mart.

  • JUST shy of £310,000 changed hands at the dispersal of Andrew and Alison Bunting's Newabbey Holstein herd at Carlisle, last week, where a top price of 18,000gns was achieved.

  • AN excellent selection of quality bred cattle were on offer to a packed ringside of buyers at United Auctions' fair day show and sale of 398 stores last week.

  • THE reserve champion headed up the July Craven dairy auction with a price tag of £2300 at Skipton, on Monday, where the recent ARLA milk price reduction may have had an influence on prices.

  • THE fourth and final sale of Richard and Heather Thompson's Grinkle herd reached a top of 4800gns at Bennison House Farm, Sneaton.

  • YOUNGSTOCK from the Lismulligan British Friesian herd met a strong demand at Basil and Adam Lawson's annual sale at Carlisle, last week, selling to 3900gns.