Entries close on 1 August for the forthcoming Longtown Mart supported sale to be held on 27 August. For more information, contact C&D Auction Marts Ltd.
The sale comprises 85 pedigree Beef Shorthorn females:
73 cows and heifers, in-calf, with 35 calves at foot
12 maiden heifers
The sale will commence with a dispersal from Teeside of Paul Braithwaite's renowned prize-winning Albion herd, together with a crop of maiden heifers from his Juaul herd.
Established in 2002 and grazed on upland pastures above the valley of the Tees, the traditional home of the Beef Shorthorn breed, the Albion herd has won many show and sale prizes and championships which has amply justified the policy of breeding cow families of good type and conformation; deep, long bodied animals with good spring of rib.
Locomotion and good udders have always been a priority together with strong maternal ability. Some of the oldest cow families in the breed are represented, Jilt and Augusta from Upsall, Beauty and Rosebud from the nearby historic Gainford herd and Tanzy from Otterington, together with Waterloo and Sapphire and the North American Maryann from Alta Cedar.
Paul has always sought to use some of the best available genetics without being too extreme - and without losing sight of the need to maintain and improve the best traits and characteristics of the Shorthorn breed.
Sires used over the years include Tarrant Arnie, Democrat of Upsall, Knowehead Hercules by Glenisla Dr Who, LS Driscoll, Glenbrae Grant and the Belmore Patriarch sired Grenadier of Upsall.
The in-calf cows and heifers have all been running with Glenbrae Grant, a poll son of Chapelton Liberty with an EBV +54 for 600 day weight. Health status is TB4, Johnes R1 and BVD and IBR accredited.
This Albion sale is quite simply a great opportunity to acquire some good Shorthorn cattle, many with impressive calves at foot. There are no elder cows offered as these have been moved on. The oldest cow in the dispersal is 2010 born.
Several of the animals being offered were successfully exhibited at this year's Great Yorkshire Show and at other Summer events.
For more information, contact CD Auction Marts on 01228 791215