Kivells of Holsworthy saw a busy day today (Wednesday) with the pick of the dairy cattle reaching £2,200 on behalf of Messrs Kempthorne of St Tudy, Cornwall with an overall average of £1,534.

216 baby calves saw a top call of £400 on behalf of Steve Urquhart of Dunstaple with Messrs Nance-Kivell close up at £375 and six vendors up and over £370.

175 store cattle saw the trade continue to hold up well with the best steers to £1,150 for Messrs Timms of Northlew and heifers up to £1,140 for Jason Quance of Shebbear.

778 prime sheep topped at £101 for A Barriball of Clawton with premium set at £118 for Ken Hill of Bideford.

278 draft ewes saw the best at £101 for Alan Tucker of Stibb Cross and £91.50 on behalf of K&S Heywood of Bude.