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Solomon soars to the top for Beef Shorthorn trade at Melton Mowbray

It was two in a row for the Podehole herd as they retained the Beef Shorthorn Championship title at Melton Mowbray’s increasingly popular multi breed sale.

Their March 2022 born bull, Podehole Solomon who was sired by Podehole Magician and out of Podehole Madeline Lisson Ex91 was placed Champion in the pre-show sale by judge Janet Dunning and later went on to sell for 8,000gns and second top price of the day to Gates Farming Partnership, Leicestershire. The zero myostatin bull was full brother to the Horrell’s 2023 Champion, Podehole Rum.

However, it was the females that met strong demand with 12 cows (10 with calves at foot) selling to average 2592gns. Top price of 3250gns was paid for Langhams Rianna Broadhooks, a three-year-old first calver with her November 2023 born bull calf at foot from A C Farms. She headed north to Andrew Morton’s Lochend herd in Stirlingshire with another three cow and calf outfits from the same stabling.

A C Farms also achieved top price in the heifer trade with 3,200gns being paid for Langhams Minnie Treasure, a January 2023 born roan heifer selling to F Nourse, Temple Farm, Wiltshire. 15 heifers sold to average 1,843gns.

“Overall, it was another successful sale with a good selection of animals forward,” says Beef Shorthorn Director, Tim Coles.

“Females were keenly sought from buyers across the country, and it was good to see regular vendors and buyers as well as some new faces sitting round the ring looking to purchase foundation animals.”