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Podehole take the top prices at Melton Mowbray

Saturday 25th March saw the Beef Shorthorn Sale at Melton Mowbray Market as part of the third Multibreed Sale held at the Market.

In all 18 Beef Shorthorns sold, an increase of 13 animals from 2022, with vendors from all across the country heading to Melton Mowbray. Selling to Commercial and Pedigree breeders alike, a packed ring saw animals heading to North Wales and Suffolk as well as right across the Midlands and even up to Scotland.

Leading the trade was Podehole Rum (H), a two year old Roan bull from Harry Horrell, Pode Hole Farm, Cambridgeshire, who sold for 5000gns to AE Neachell & Son, Walsall. Podehole Rum is sired by Podehole Magician (P), and out of Podehole Madeline Lissom (H)(ET) EX 91.

Topping the Female trade was a red two year old Podehole Madeline Sassy (P), also sired by Podehole Magician (P), out of Podehole Madeline Lark (P) VG 87 and from Harry Horrell, and heading across the border for 4500gns.

The Stanford Park herd of Mr and Mrs Stoneham saw bulls selling for 4200gns for Stanford Park Real McCoy, sired by Crooked Post Tobias 13D, and 4000gns for Stanford Park Rembrandt, sired by Fearn Godfather.

The female trade also saw Mr A Vrona’s Langhams Augusta Rosita by Langhams Kansas Star sell for 3000gns to Hadley Farms, Leamington Spa.

The pre sale show saw more success for Podehole, with Podehole Roland taking Male Champion and Podehole Phantasy Sienna taking Female Champion, judged by Jenny Hurst, with these selling for 2500gns and 2200gns respectively.

8 bulls sold – average 3043 gns

10 females sold – average 2338 gns

Auctioneers – Melton Mowbray Market