Stags, auctioneers at Tavistock Livestock Centre, report a smaller entry of cattle at their Annual Show and Sale of Suckled Calves on Tuesday, November 17.

As with previous years, the show was decided by top prices and Stags' thanks go to all the day’s sponsors.

Trade was very similar to the First Seasons sale two weeks ago with plenty of potential purchasers around the ring.

Topping the day’s prices and walking away with two cups and some decent prizes was Westcott Farms, Brentor; with two pens of 6mo and 7mo Charolais x steers realising £800.

Both pens were bought by Mr L J H Barons, Diptford who received the £100 prize money for the purchaser of the highest price suckled calf from the ‘Devonshire Straw Man’ Mr Michael Pidsley.

The top price steers from Westcott Farms, Brentor won the £50 feed vouchers from Tamar Milling as well as the first prize from the Charolais Cattle Society of £50 and a jacket and a hat.

Westcott Farms also topped the heifer prices at £690 for a pen of three 6mo Charolais x and again winning a £50 feed voucher from Tamar Milling and a £50 prize from the Charolais Cattle Society along with another hat and jacket.

The best demand was for the younger suckled calf steers with prices including £765 for three 6mo Maine Anjou steers from Messrs W A Cole & Sons, Sampford Spiney; £750 for 8mo South Devon Steers from Messrs C D, D M & S K Alford, South Zeal; £705 for three 6mo Charolais x Steers from Mr M H Northmore, Yelverton; £705 for four 6mo from Mr N Harrison, Bere Alston; £700 for 7mo Charolais x from Messrs J & G Nankivell, Tavistock; £700 for 8mo South Devons from Messrs D & A Hutchins, Tavistock and £695 for a bunch of six 7mo Charolais x from Mr A P Legassick, Tavistock.

The third seasons catalogued sale of suckled calves is again in two weeks’ time at Tavistock Livestock Centre which will include the monthly sale of store cattle and sheep as well as a part herd dispersal of 35 Charolais x and Hereford x cows on behalf of Taviton Farms Limited, Tavistock.