Top price at Ruthin Livestock Market on Saturday (23rd Feb) of £6000 came from a pen of October-born Limousin calves from Dylan and Elen Davies and family of Drefach, Llanybydder. Not only was this the family’s first time selling at Ruthin, but they also took the championship under judge Blair Dufton, Aberdeenshire.

£6000 Ruthin Supreme Champion Baby Shark

Sale leader named Baby Shark, was a Mereside Lorenzo daughter and out of a Limousin cross cow. Taking her home and across the water for future showing in Northern Ireland was JCB Commercials, Newtownards, Co Down.

The second highest priced Limousin sired animal on the day was a pedigree heifer, Cefnbarrach Oulu , from David John Lloyd and Co, Caersws. This one sold for £4500 to Phil and Sharon Sellers, Lincoln.

£4500 Cefnbarrach Oulu

Next best at £3200 was another Limousin cross from JM and AM Lewis, Carmarthen. Taking her home was Aled Roberts, Gaerwen, Anglesey.

£3200 Limousin cross from JN & AM Lewis

The reserve heifer champion, another Limousin cross and this time from Dion Hughes, Corwen, sold for £2700 to R Whitfield, St Helens.

£2700 Reserve heifer champion

Averages: 18 heifers £2117.78, 15 steers £1596 (Ruthin Farmers).