Newfield Beef Shorthorn dispersal peaks at 5,200gns

A cow and calf pair led the bidding at 5,200gns when Michael Abrahams dispersed his Newfield Beef Shorthorn herd in Skipton on Wednesday 7 November.

The 5,200gns top lot was Newfield Ecstasy Foxglove, a roan seven-year-old by Holmeere Fraser and offered with her nine-month-old heifer, Newfield Magic Foxglove. The buyer was G Hunt, Thirsk, North Yorkshire.

Next at 3,800gns was Newfield Goddess Foxglove, a roan five-year-old by Connor of Upsall and sold with her nine-month-old heifer, Newfield Melody Foxglove to Sleightholmedale Partners, Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire.

Two Connor of Upsall daughters shared a 2,500gns bid. First to go was Newfield Greta Foxglove, a roan four-year-old sold with her six-month-old heifer, Newfield Mermaid Foxglove to A Jackson, Lanark. The second 2,500gns entry was Newfield Jezebell Tanzy, a red and white three-year-old with her nine-month-old steer calf. The buyer was ME and TD Tailford, Riding Mill, Northumberland.

D Watkins, Ipstones, Staffordshire paid 2,400gns for Newfield Hazelnut Elderflower, a red and white four-year-old Connor daughter with her eight-month-old heifer, Newfield Mystery Elderberry.

Averages: 15 cows with calves £2,201.50; 4 heifers £1,522

Auctioneers: CCM