NATIONAL SPRING SHOW AND SALE OF BRITISH SIMMENTAL BREEDING CATTLE
The increasing demand for the breed continued ensuring a 100% clearance of the 18 bulls forward and showing a healthy average of £1844.79.
The leading price of the day was 3,100gns for Ascote Sparrow Hawk, a 15 month old son of Blackford Hawk, bred & exhibited by S & C Evans, 21 Shoemaker Close, Ascote, Northants. He went to local buyers R.I Bell, Aigle Gill, Aspatria.
Chairman of the Simmental Young Members, Rob Fitton, of Moss Hall Farm, Lostock, Bolton, realised the next highest price for Simply Rudolph, by Slievenagh Fantastic son which made 2,800gns to The Woolhanger Farms partnership, from Parracombe, Devon, where he joined their earlier purchase of Blackpool Ross for 1,600gns from the judge Ron Loftus’s Blackpool Herd from Kirkham, Lancs for the long journey home.
Mr. P Kelly from Ballamodda Farm, Isle of Man purchased Edenbank Raymond from John Irving, Houghton, Carlisle for 2,400gns and the next lot in the ring realised 2,000gns for the 1st prize and Reserve Male Champion, Needwood Romeo, from B & D F Williams, Holly Bank Cottage Farm, Barton Gate Staffs, selling to Messrs McDowall & Co, Culquahsen, Glen Luce, Newton Stewart. Needwood Romeo is a son of Salisbury Challenger.
Messrs S & H Graham & Son, Hallrigg, Plumpton, Penrith paid 2000gns for another 1st Prize winner, Annanwater Rusty a son of Dovefields Gallant, from B K Ryder, Newton Farm Moffat. Edenbank Radar, from John Irving, sold for 2000gns to Messrs A. Lindsay & Co, Culnaightrie, Auchencairn, Castle Douglas.
The Supreme Champion for the Day, Holstead Lydia, from Messrs F & J. Andrews, Holt Farm, Holmfirth, N. Yorks led a good show of females to an average of £1064.79.
This outstanding heifer was sold in calf to Omorga Prince who sold at Perth in April 2005 or £15,000. She sold to G.G. Perratt, Hole House Farm, Irvine, Ayrshire for 2000gns. Messrs Henry, Knockallan Farm, Castle Douglas paid 1500gns twice for the first of their 4 purchases. Firstly for Annick Princess the 1st prize Senior Maiden Heifer from L.D.Quarm, Holehouse Farm, Irvine, followed by Midhope Ruby from a draft sale of heifers from W.J.Hollingsworth , Midhopestones, Sheffield. These were joined by Midhope Radar at 1350gns and Midhope Rowena at 1050gns, Hunsonby Charolais Ltd Townfoot Hunsonby, Penrith added Holtstead Amy to their herd from Messrs Andrews for 1400gns.
The draft sale of heifers from the Blakewell Herd from Messrs Steele Easington, Hull topped at 1000gns to A.H.Gamble, Little Fithie, Farnwell, Brechin.
18 bulls £1,844.79
22 females £1064.00
8 head £1141.88
8 head £ 888.56
|Judge: Mr Ron Loftus|
|17 Bulls sold to a sales average of £1891.54|
|Reserve Supreme Champion & Male Champion||Needwood Romeo||B & D F Williams||Messrs Mcdowall & Co – Newton Stewart||2000.00|
|Reserve Male Champion||Moorside Sovereign||J T & G Smith||Mr Webster – Marlin Grange Herd||1800.00|
|Top Price Bulls||Astcote Sparrow Hawk (P)(ET)||S & C Evans||Mr R Bell – Carlisle||3100.00|
|Simply Rudolph||R M Fitton||Woolhanger Farming Ptnr’s – North Devon||2800.00|
|Edenbank Raymond||Mr J Irving||Mr P Kelly – Isle of Man||2400.00|
|Needwood Romeo||B & D F Williams||Messrs Mcdowall & Co – Newton Stewart||2000.00|
|Annanwater Rusty||B K Ryder||S & H Graham & Son – Penrith||2000.00|
|Edenbank Radar||Mr J Irving||A Lindsay & Co – Castle Douglas||2000.00|
|22 females sold to a sales average of £1064.79|
|Supreme Champion & Female Champion||Holtstead Lydia||F & J Andrews||G G Perratt – Ayrshire||2000.00|
|Reserve Female Champion||Annick Princess 1st||Mr L D Quarm||T & D Henry – Knockallan Herd||1550.00|
|Top Price Females||Holtstead Lydia||F & J Andrews||G G Perratt – Ayrshire||2000.00|
|Annick Princess 1st||Mr L D Quarm||T & D Henry – Knockallan Herd||1550.00|
|Midhope Ruby||Mr W J Hollingsworth||T & D Henry – Knockallan Herd||1550.00|
|Holtstead Amy||F & J Andrews||M/S J & T Holliday – Eden Valley Herd||1400.00|
|Midhope Radar||Mr W J Hollingsworth||T & D Henry – Knockallan Herd||1350.00|