Beef Shorthorn females met a flying trade selling to a top of 5,200gns at the breed society’s inaugural sale at Worcester on Saturday 24 September.
Sale leader at 5,200gns was the female and overall champion, Podehole Gypsy Jazz TI +18, SRI +14, a roan 18 month old maiden heifer by Millerston Fine Ideal and out of a homebred dam going back to Trogan of Craigeassie. Bred and exhibited by H Horrell, Peterborough, she sold to A and C Farms, Langham, Leicestershire.
Next at 4,600gns was the reserve female champion, Podehole Phantasy Jude TI +15, SRI +12, another 18 month old roan by Fine Ideal from H Horrell. She sold to G Hunt, Thirsk, North Yorkshire who also bid 2,300gns for Grafton Broadhooks Jamila TI +20, SRI +18, an 18 month old roan by Lowther Eclipse from TC Brown, Blakesley, Northamptonshire.
A bid of 3,200gns from A and C Farms secured the 18 month old maiden, Aylward Cora 12, a red and little white by Meonside Field Marshall from DR Rutherford, Odiham, Hampshire. The same buyers took home a total of seven entries including Meonhill Flossy Nightingale TI +14, SRI +13 at 2,700gns. She was a 19 month old red maiden by Eionmor Highlander from LEP Farms, Chidden, Hampshire.
A and C Farms also purchased two roan Lintonpriory Dollar sired heifers each at 2,100gns from Peter J Gillingham, Kent. First to go was the 18 month old Sandley Hope and the second, the 16 month old Sandley Hester.
Wenmar A Tessa TI +5 SRI +1, a 17 month old in calf roan heifer by Wenmar Flagman from M Moore, Tenbury Wells, Gloucestershire commanded a 2,850gns bid from J Wood, St Andrews, Fife. Another entry from the same breeder, Wenmar Melody TI +12, SRI +6, a dark roan in calf second calver made 2,000gns to RAA Pinfield, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. She was offered with her seven month old heifer, Wenmar Melody by Wenmar Hanley.
Glenariff Elissa-Gina TI +24, SRI +18, a dark roan in calf third calver by Glanariff Apache with her six month old heifer, Silson Gina Kate, made 2,600gns. Consigned by PA and HM Coles, Towcester, Northamptonshire, the pair sold to JC Jackson and Son, Swadlincote, Derbyshire.
The Stanford Park Partnership, Faringdon, Oxfordshire offered their highest entry at 2,450gns to S Beamond, Caersws, Powys. Vale Meadows Broadhooks 2 TI +13, SRI +14 was a light roan by Wavendon Roan Rattler and sold with her third calf, Stanfordpark Kaiser, a five month old bull by the £16,000 Chapelton Covenanter.
Averages: 6 cows and calves £2,257.50; 18 served heifers £1,686.41; 29 maidens £1,580.43; 1 bull £2,100.00.