Sale report by United Auctions
A record price for a Simmental female was established when Darsham Kit Kat the much admired winner of five Royal championships over the last two years made 18,000 gns. Kit Kat, a 1999 born cow was sired by Sterling Flint and out of the foundation cow Revelex Desire 5th was purchased by Mr C Ireland, Abbey Barns, Ickleton.
A further breed record was established when Darsham Real Treasure an April 2004 bulling heifer sold for 13,000 gns. Sired by Salisbury Challenger, this very promising show heifer was purchased by Minsten Pedigree Herds. Codicote. Mr Webster, Whittakers Barn, Skipton purchased Darshams Parasol for 12,000 gns. This heifer boasted an excellent pedigree being a full sister to Darsham Kit Kat.
Mr J Peters, Durley Hall Farm, Durley purchased Darsham Loleta for 10,000 gns. A daughter of Sterling Flint, this cow was first prize as a two year old at the Royal Show and sold with a heifer calf at foot.
Mr Horrell, Pode Hole Farm, Peterborough who is well known for breeding Beef Shorthorns purchased several animals including Darsham Rebecca a daughter of Sterling Flint for 7200 gns. The same buyer went to 4200 gns for Darsham Slinky, a 2005 born heifer sired by Darsham Haddon.
A further two Simmental heifers sold for 5000 gns, Mr G Smith (Jnr) of the well known Drumsleed Herd purchased a daughter of Corrick Kentucky Kid while Strathisla Farms, Meigle purchased a daughter of Darshams Haddon.
16 Cows with calves at foot: £2538
21 Cows (in calf): £2368
8 In calf Heifers: £4266
9 Maiden Heifers: £3687
7 Heifer calves: £1748
12 Bull calves: £1325
6 Bulls: £1628
79 lots averaged: £2495