27 Cattle The shortest entry of cattle seen for many, many years, a reflection of the current difficulties in the beef trade with TB restrictions and a complete over supply of beef affecting demand. All firms represented and purchasing but at lower levels. Any cattle not meeting spec especially difficult. Top per kg this week 210.5pkg for a smart Limousin X heifer from S G Grover and purchased by George Debman, Ipswich, the same vendor also having 209.5, 207.5pkg etc. J H Crooks steers to 205.5pkg, R Partridge & Son to 206.5pkg and to £1,401.78 but in all honesty the price not reflecting the quality. Tony Evans heifer to 208.5pkg. Only real trade for butchery weight cattle at 480 to 560kg. We had 9 buyers forward and to keep them interested more cattle wanted but the trade is the trade. Bulls again difficult with good shape but lean more selective.