Worcester Beef Shorthorns lead at 2,650gns
Beef Shorthorns peaked at 2,650gns at the breed society’s annual autumn sale in Worcester in Saturday 22 September.
Sale leader at 2,650gns was Warmington Lawrence, a 17-month-old roan bull by the 8,000gns Carrarock Chalkie from R Leach, Banbury, Oxfordshire. The buyer was Messrs Barnett, Hereford.
The same breeder offered the day’s leading heifer at 2,600gns to CW Dover and Sons, Twigworth, Gloucestershire. Warmington Broadhooks was a 17-month-old roan by Chalkie.
Next at 2,300gns was Podehole Gypsy Harem TI +8, SRI +10, a four-year-old red and little white by the 10,000gns Chapelton Clansman, in calf to Knockenjig Hercules and offered with her six-month-old heifer, Podehole Gypsy Mystique by Hercules. Bred by H Horrell, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire the pair sold to RAA Pinfield Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.
The same breeder offered three more leading entries. A bid of 2,150gns secured Podehole Gypsy Frieda TI +22, SRI +21 VG88 for DI and M Wootton, Newton Abbot, Devon. A six-year-old roan Chieftain of Upsall daughter and in calf to Klondyke of Upsall, she sold with her six-month-old bull, Podehole Marshal, by Hercules.
Two more cow and calf lots from H Horrell were bid to 2,000gns each. First to go was Podehole Phantasy Euphoria TI +8, SRI +11 VG87, a seven-year-old roan Trojan of Craigeassie daughter and her six-month-old bull, Podehole Monarch by Hercules. The pair went to Emily Wood, Hawkhurst, Kent.
The second 2,000gns bid went to Podehole Madeline Jasmine TI +17, SRI +16 VG86, a three-year-old red by the 10,500gns Millerston Fine Ideal and in calf to Knockenjig Hercules. The buyer was LD Robson, Rugby, Warwickshire.
Greenley Lolita Floss, an 18-month-old red and little white heifer by Glenisla Explorer from GH and Megan Towers, Welford, Northamptonshire was secured for 2,250gns by J Nelson, Larne, County Antrim.
A second 2,150gns call was made by Tom Angell, Bishops Castle, Shropshire for the three-year-old red and white Sandley Jezebel, a Lintonpriory Dollar daughter from Evans and Price, Llanilar, Ceredigion. She was sold with her five-month-old heifer, Llwynhywel Melanie by Glenisla Jacobite.
Averages: 4 cows and calves £2,257.50; 8 in calf cows £1,519.87; 2 in calf heifers £1,837.50; 10 maiden heifers £1,544.55; 3 bulls £2,187.50.
Champion: Warmington Broadhooks 380 (P) from R Leach
Reserve: Warmington Lust 354 (H) from R Leach