Beef Shorthorn females met a strong demand selling to a top of 4,100gns at the breed society’s official sale at Worcester on Saturday 23 September 2017.
Sale leader at 4,100gns was Podehole Tessa Jest TI +25, SRI +20, a white, two and a half year old heifer within the breed’s top 10%, by Podehole Fandango, out of a homebred dam and sold in calf to Rickerstown Jackaroo. Jest who was one of a draft of heifers from Harry Horrell, Thorney, Peterborough was secured by A Haigh, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire.
Four more lots from the same vendor were among the top lots. Next at 3,400gns was the red Podehole Phantasy Jolly TI +12, SRI +9, another same age Fandango daughter, this time sold in calf to Knockenjig Hercules who is within the breed’s top 5%. The buyer was A and C Farms, Langham, Leicestershire.
A and C Farms went on to invest in two more Podehole entries by the 10,500gns Millerston Fine Ideal. First to go at 3,300gns was Podehole Phantasy Josephine TI +10, SRI +8, a red, two and a half year old in calf to Hercules. A bid of 3,100gns secured the 18-month old red and white maiden, Podehole Gypsy Kirika TI +17, SRI +18.
The day’s second 3,300gns call was made by RF Leach, Banbury, Oxfordshire for Podehole Rothes Jubilee TI +18, SRI +18, a two and a half year old light roan by Podehole Fandango and in calf to Hercules.
A second 3,400gns bid was made by JN Rogers, Hereford for a cow and calf pair from Jill Williams, and T and K Bodily, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire. The rising four year old roan, Glebedale Lancaster Harmoney was by Rothesay Eildon, whilst her six month old heifer, Glebedale Lancaster Lulu was a Grafton Hubert daughter.
Wenmar Secret TI +7, SRI +6, a roan four year old by Podehole Beefeater, led the in calf cow section at 2,050gns. Bred and exhibited by M Moore, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, she sold to P Hyam, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
Averages: 4 in calf cows £1703.62; 1 heifer and calf £3,570.00; 3 unserved heifers £1,680.00; 1 bull £2,100.00. Podehole draft: 7 in calf heifers £3,345.00; 3 unserved heifers, £2,530.00.