All the pens were full at Holsworthy on Wednesday, report Kivells, with the pick of 209 dairy cattle topping at £2020 on behalf of Ranches Ltd of Bridestowe.

242 store cattle saw a top call of £1175 for Messrs Wooldridge of Broadbury with younger cattle to £1095 in from FR Brown of Northlew.

213 calves & stirks saw Messrs Rockett top the day at £565 with young calves to a top call of £410 for Hutton Brothers of Hatherleigh.

641 prime sheep saw the best reach £110 for Messrs Watkins of Torrington with premium set at 232p/kg for Messrs Walter of Bideford.

276 cull sheep saw the best to £99 from Kenton Bealey with a market average of £73.42.

568 breeding ewes sold well with Ken Hill of Bideford topping at £160 for two pens of Texel 2T ewes.

Rams hit £380 for Messrs Ridd of West Buckland.

A very large entry of 456 store lambs sold to an average of £75.26 and a top of £84 on behalf of Parsonage Farm, Newton Tracey.