The Autumn Show and sale of Simmental cattle at the Bristol sales Centre.
For the second successive year the female trade led the way at the Bristol Autumn Sale with the top call on the day being 3600gns for Greenfields Astra, a Corskie Pilot daughter with Brinkton Brilliant on the dams side. She had earlier been crowned the Female Champion from Mr G Green, Kibworth, Beauchamp, Leicestershire.
Mr Green also took the second top call of 2700gns with the Reserve Female Champion Greenfields Agatha. Agatha a Brigstock Samson daughter and granddaughter of Curlieu Knight.
A packed ringside ensured a 70% clearance of handy Commercial bulls bid to a top price of 2400gns for Sway Bravo the Reserve Male Champion, Bravo a polled bull by Sway Vinney and with Curlieu Knight on his dams side from Mr & Mrs S.L. Blomfield, The Bungalow, Kings Lane Sway, Lynington, Hampshire.
Next best was Taurus Buccaneer, a Celtic Rock son going back to Starline Prefect on the dams side selling to 2300gns from Alstone Court Partners, Alstone Lane, Highbridge, Somerset.
7 Bulls sold to a sales average of £2160
11 heifers sold to a sales average of £1742
2 Cows and Calves sold to a sales average of £2021.25
Aquarius reduction 5 £1354.50