Chatsworth Limousin’s head Bakewell store sale

TRADE hit new heights at Bakewell where 700 store cattle went under the hammer on behalf of the High Peak Livestock Society.

With all the cattle coming from hill farms in and around the Peak District National Park, bidding was fast and furious with one of the highlights being a run of pure Limousin steers from Chatsworth Settlement Trustees.

These sold to a top of £1,350 for a pen of 11 and £1,250 for a pen of 10, with their entire entry of 49 cattle averaging £1,067. Overall, steers averaged £843.90, which was £202 up on the year.

Heifers averaged £682.27, up £153 on the year, and sold to £1,170 for Blondes from D.W. Shirt, Edale.

Young feeding bulls averaged £692.95, up £68 on the year and sold to a top of £850 for British Blues from R. and A. White and Son, Snakepass.

Auctioneers: Bagshaws.

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