Halls auctioneers reported another “exceptional” sale of 350 top quality store cattle at Bishop's Castle Auction

The auction was held on Thursday last week (April 11) where Victor Morris secured the champion’s prize with his winning pen of Limousin steers.

“The trade continued to hit the heights with a full ring of buyers from far and wide keenly contesting all lots, producing an overall average of £1,400 per head,” said auctioneer James Evans, a director of Halls.

Prize classes for the Halls Silver Salver were judged by Elwyn Parkes of Church Stretton, assisted by his grandson, Lloyd.

Victor Morris, of  S. J. C. Morris & Sons of Whitcott Evan, Craven Arms sold the champion 525kg Limousin steers for £1,695 per head.

Runner-up was Messrs Bowen & Bowen at Penthryn, Berriew for 410kg Limousins at £1,460.


While Messrs E. J. & G. M. Trickey of Moat Farm, Caersws secured the top two heifer prizes with 420kg and 400kg Limousins at £1,330 and £1,250.

Overall, steers averaged 308p per kilo and £1,440 per head to a high of £1,770 for a British Blue steer from S. J. C. Morris & Sons and 360p per kg for three Limousin cross steers from H. Jones, Coed Cae, Dinas Mawddwy.

Heifers also sold well to average 288p per kg and £1,325 per head to a high of £1,900 for a 500kg Limousin from Bowen & Bowen and 452p per kg for a 420kg Limousin from the same home.

An excellent run of feeding bulls averaged an incredible 343p per kg and £1,515 per head with highs of £1,800, £1,770 and £1,690 from I. E. & M. Gittins, Lower Heldre, Brooks and £1,600 and £1,560 from Ben Evans & Co, Upper Cwmydalfa, Kerry.

Bishops Castle & District Quality Cattle Association have said that they will be holding a sale of store cattle at Bishops Castle Auction on Thursday, August 25, with entries closing at noon on April 18.

Halls’ next store cattle sale in Bishop's Castle is on Thursday, May 9, with entries closing at noon on May 2.

For more information about the upcoming sales please contact Tel: 01588 638755.