FORWARD: 130 HEAD OF CATTLE. 86 Pedigree Beef Shorthorn Cattle. 35 Pedigree Aberdeen Angus Cattle. 9 Pedigree British Blue Cattle.
The Horrell Family from Peterborough made the long trip to the Autumn Sale with 5 entries in from their well respected Podehole herd. Top price of the day was 11,000gns a joint record for the centre, achieved by Podehole Rothes Phoebe a March 2020 daughter of Knockenjig Hercules bred from Podehole Rothes Kitty, a Podehole Fandango daughter. The heifer sold free of the bull was purchased by AC Farms.
Judge Carey Coombs (Dunsyre) also found his reserve champion in the Podehole pen, in Podehole Rita Philomena an April 2020 Red and Little White daughter of Podehole Rock Legend bred from another Hercules daughter, this time Podehole Rita Liberty with the maiden heifer making 7400gn.
The Supreme Champion came from another high quality pen this time from D&T Bradley Farmer of Parkgate, Dumfries when the May 2020 born Meonside Desiree Penelope was awarded the top rosette. Sired by Caramba Kinvara out of the Knockenjig Foremost sired Coldrochie Desiree making 5200gns to an Irish internet bidder.
Messrs Bradley Farmer also sold Meonside Shamrock Pocahontas, born in May 2020 by Meonside King Kong bred from Caramba Lovely Lovely a very well bred cow. Sold empty the heifer sold to an internet bidder from Ireland for 5000gns.
With buyers keen to buy cattle incalf the heifers in this section peaked at 5000gns for P. Turnbulls, Oakleigh herd which sold Oakleigh Natasha a 2019 heifer by Castlemount Ross bred from the Blelack Masterpiece bred cow Oakleigh Gorgeous for 5000gns. The Hon. Gerald Turtons Upsall herd was back at the sale with Jilt X1437, a 2019 Firefox of Upsall daughter bred form the Dingo of Upsall, Jilt x1059 which backed by a good set of maternal trait EBVs sold for 4700gns to M Robinson of Kendal.
The Champion male was Loxley Pedroe a 2020 bull by Meonhill Jetstream sold by Roger Hebden of Bassett Hall for 1900gns to RM&J Johnson of Pengwern.
Class 1 – Bull any Age
1st R Hebdon Lot 1 sold for 1900gns
2nd PS&SE Hardcastle Lot 2 unsold
Class 3 – Senior Heifer 2019 born
1st I Tennant Lot 13 sold for 3700gns
2nd Bradley Farmer Lot 15 sold for 2800
3rd P Turnbull Lot 12 sold for 3600gns
Class 4 – Heifer 2020 born (01.01.20 – 31.03.20)
1st S Swales Lot 24 sold for 3000gns
2nd C Horrell Lot 37 sold for 11000gns
3rd CJ Ward Lot 22 sold for 2400gns
Class 5 – Heifer 2020 born (01.04.20 – 31.05.20)
1st D&T Bradley Farmer Lot 59 sold for 5200gns
2nd C Horrell Lot 42 sold for 7400gns
3rd D&T Bradley Farmer Lot 65 sold for 5000gns
Class 6 – Heifer 2020 born (01.05.20 plus)
1st M Severn Lot 69 sold for 3200gns
2nd S Currie Lot 77 sold for 3600gns
3rd A Jackson Lot 84 sold for 1800gns
Female Champion – Bradley Farmer Lot 59 Female Reserve – C Horrell Lot 42
Male Champion – R Hebdon Lot 1
Supreme Champion – Bradley Farmer Lot 59 Supreme Reserve – C Horrell Lot 42
Pedigree Maiden Heifers
C Horrell 11000gns 7400gns 2500gns 2400gns
D&T Bradley Farmer 5200gns 5000gns
Thomson Roddick & Laurie 3650gns
S Currie 3600gns 3400gns 2600gns
M Severn 3200gns
Steve Swales 3000gns
CJ Ward 2400gns
Pedigree Incalf Heifers
P Turnbull 5000gns 3600gns
G Turton 4700gns 3500gns
I Tennant 3700gns
A Thompson 3100gns
D&T Bradley Farmer 2800gns
H&N Sloan 2500gns
Pedigree Cow & Calves
L Ingleby 1800gns 1600gns
R Hebdon 1900gns
Beef Shorthorn Maiden Heifers to 11000gns av £2319
Beef Shorthorn Heifer Incalf to 5000gns av £2541
Beef Shorthorn Cow & Calf to 1800gns av £1784
Beef Shorthorn Bull (2019 born) to 1900gns
Embryos to 225gns
The Autumn Angus Female Sale at Skipton had another excellent clearance rate for an entry that was mainly made up of young cows coming with their 2nd to 4th calves.
Leading price from the collective entry belonged to TA&P Johnson, Yearsley, at 2600gns for a Rawburn Elysium daughter incalf to Black Hawk. The same vendor made 2400gns of Copperidge Lady Ruth S061, out of Wall Lady Ruth by Cardona Potter it was sold incalf to McCormick Pathfinder.
Messrs Walsh from the Buckhurst herd topped their run at 2600gns for Buckhurst Elluma, by Blelack Entertainer out of a Lady Croft Bold Lad Dam it sold carrying its second calf to Rolex for March.
The Airedale Draft Sale was full of quality, and it was Airedale Kitt U552 that took the first joint lead price of 4000gns on the day. By Airedale Lord Perseus out of The Moss Kitt, this excellent young cow sold due it third calving to Airedale Rockonboy.
The second at 4000gns was from the Kinannie family, Airedale Kinannie T541 carrying its 2nd calf to Weeton Black Battleship.
Within the Airedale sale was the March 2019 born young bull Airedale Mr Essential, a stylish grandson of Weeton Lord Horatio that sold for 3700gns.
Messrs Isherwood had 4 further 3000gns plus sales in their run of 21 included within the sale.
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Chief Prices –
D&J Isherwood 4000gns x2 3700gns 3300gns 3200gns 3100gns 3000gns 2800gns 2600gns 2500gns 2400gns
J Walsh 2600gns
TA&P Johnson 2600gns 2400gns
Aberdeen Angus Heifers to 1800gns av £1785
Aberdeen Angus Cows Incalf to 4000gns av £2713
Aberdeen Angus Cow & Calf to 1300gns av £1365
Aberdeen Angus Bull to 3700gns av £3885
At the Special sale of Pedigree British Blue Cattle which featured the annual draft from the Greystone herd, property of Messrs Coates of Rainscar, Stainforth, Settle, top call in the females was 4000gns twice. The first occasion was for Greystone Purdey a yearling heifer by Farouk de st Amand bred from one of the herds biggest cows in Greystone Kansas, a daughter of Almeley Ginola which sold to J Cardwell of Askern. The second 4000gn sale was for Greystone Pringle a daughter of the easy calving Pendle Bruce bred from Greystone Herpine, a Ringmaster daughter which joined Joe Crust’s Betterbred Herd. The Greystone herd average was £3692.
Ian Wainwright of Cupar in Fife produced a pen of very mobile British Blue bulls, which had lived out and looked ready for work with his best the 2019 Todhall Otter a Bringlee Carlos grandson bred from Todhall Heather, a Colos Van Daisel daughter which returned to Scotland when heading to Turiff to a long standing customer of the Company in Bill Stephens for 5000gns. Another bull, Todhall Olympus also by Sheehills Inspiration sold locally for 3700gns.
MI Wainwright 5000gns 3700gns
Messrs Coates 4000gns x2 3900gns 3200gns 3000gns x2
Heifers to 4000gns av £3759 Messrs Coates
Cow to 3200gnss Messrs Coates
Bull to 5000gns av £4567 MI Wainwright
Semen to 95gns per straw