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**Halls Bishops Castle Auction report a highly successful prize sale of store cattle last Thursday 18 ^{th}**

Classes were kindly sponsored by Ian Shelton of Shortwood Estates and after some expert scrutiny, the prizes were awarded as follows:

Silver Salver and 1^{st} prize steers – G. E. Jones, Hafod – 495kg - £1135

2^{nd} prize steers – C. J. Davies & Sons, Amblecote – 405kg - £1040

3^{rd} prize steers – D. A. Jones & Co, Bronhaulwen – 430kg - £1030

1^{st} prize heifers – S. J. C. Morris & Sons, Whitcott Evan – 405kg - £1090

2^{nd} prize heifers – V. G. & N. Jones, Bryn Hesglwyn – 400kg - £840

3^{rd} prize heifers – W. S. Turner & Sons, Stone Acton – 415kg - £870

Overall, steers averaged 228p/kg and £1000/head with highs of 293p/kg for a bunch of 4 Limousins from W. B. & M. E. Harding, Hafan and £1415 for a Limousin from G. H. Bayliss, Borfa Wen.

Heifers averaged 206p/kg and £890 to a maximum of 270 p/kg for a pair of Limousins from S. J. C Morris & Sons, Whitcott Evan and £1280 for a Limousin, again from G. H. Bayliss, Borfa Wen.

Other leading prices were as follows:

**Blonde x Steers – **251p/kg for 1 steer, 233p/kg for 1 steer, H. M. Powell & Son, White House

**British Blue x Steers **– 259p/kg for 1 steer, S.J.C. Morris & Sons, Whitcott Evan, 220p/kg for 1 steer, T.E. Thomas & Co, Melin Grug, 208p/kg for 2 steers, D.P. & M.A. Jones, Poulton Farm

**Charolias x Steers - ** 258p/kg for 5 steers, 246p/kg for 3 steers, 219p/kg for 1 steer, R.F. Gough & Son, New House Farm, 245p/kg for 7 steers, 240p/kg for 3 steers, 240p/kg for 6 steers, D.A. Jones & Co, Bronhaulwen, 233p/kg for 3 steers, 227p/kg for 6 steers, 223p/kg for 1 steer, 220p/kg for 1 steer, R. W. Llewellyn, Llynwood, 219p/kg for 1 steer, R. F. Gough & Son, New House Farm

**Simmental x Steers** – 211p/kg for 2 steers, D. A. Jones & Co, Bronhaulwen

**Limousin x Steers – **293p/kg for 4 steers, W. B. & M. E. Harding, Hafan, 269p/kg for 6 steers, 259p/kg for 3 steeers, 256p/kg for 1 steer, 251p/kg for 1 steer , S. J. C. Morris & Sons, Whitcott Evan, 262p/kg for 3 steers, 251 p/kg for 6 steers, C. J. Davies & Sons, Amblecote Farm, 261p/kg for 2 steers, R.M. & S. Austin, Middle Woodbatch, 259p/kg for 1 steer, 254p/kg for 1 steer, T. H. & A. B. Jones, Barhedyn

**Blonde x Heifers – **241p/kg for 1 heifer, 198p/kg for 1 heifer, 192p/kg for 2 heifers, H. M. Powell & Son, White House

**British Blue x Heifers – **269p/kg for 4 heifers, S. J. C. Morris & Sons, Whitcott Evan, 207p/kg for 3 heifers, Beamond Partners, The Cottage Farm, 188p/kg for 1 heifer, R.M, & S. Austin, Middle Woodbatch, 188p/kg for 3 heifers, 183p/kg for 4 heifers and 182p/kg for 1 heifer, W. G. Bright & Son, Robury Ring

**Aberdeen Angus x Heifers – **186p/kg for 3 heifers, 186p/kg for 3 heifers, Beamond Partners, The Cottage Farm, 182p/kg for 1 heifer, D. T. Gethin, Llanyhared

**Charolais x Heifers – **224p/kg for 4 heifers. 206p/kg for 3 heifers, 206p/kg for 3 heifers, R. W. Llewellyn, Llynwood, 213p/kg for 1 heifer, 211p/kg for 5 heifers, 211p/kg for 2 heifers, 206p/kg for 5 heifers, 206p/kg for 3 heifers, D. A. Jones & Co, Bronhaulwen, 210p/kg for 6 steers, 202p/kg for 3 steers, G. & M. Jones, Brynyrhesglwyn

**Simmental x Heifers – **10p/kg for 6 heifers, 197p/kg for 6 heifers, 195p/kg for 5 heifers, W.S. Turner & Sons, Stone Acton, 190p/kg for 1 heifer and 1 heifer, D. A. Jones & Co, Bronhaulwen

**Limousin x Heifers – **270p/kg for 2 heifers, 269p/kg for 2 heifers, 240p/kg for 1 heifer, S. J. C. Morris & Sons, Whitcott Evan, 265p/kg for 2 heifers, W. B. & M. E. Harding, Hafan, 262 p/kg for 2 heifers, R. F. Lloyd, The Green, 262p/kg for 3 heifers, 250p/kg for 1 heifer, 247p/kg for 2 heifers, F. T. Bedell & Son, The Linch House, 245p/kg for 1 heifer, G. & M. & A. Jones, Cefn Dre, 233p/kg for 2 steers, R. S. Adams & Co, Foxholes

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