Saturday’s inaugural English Premier Sale of Aberdeen-Angus, Beef Shorthorn, Lincoln Red and Simmental cattle saw buyers eager to secure new genetics out in force and willing to bid well for the best of the cattle on offer, with trade reaching 6200gns twice.
Auctioneer Paul Gentry said the sale had received strong support from vendors and buyers alike, with an excellent turnout of quality cattle from many top herds in all breeds. “Vendors with quality cattle were well rewarded, with bulls topping at 6200gns twice and females also well sought after.
“It was great to see all breeds in demand and buyers recorded from as far afield as Lanark in the north and Bristol in the south. Both males and females were well supported and we look forward to building on this for future sales.”
Topping the day’s trade were a pair of bulls, one Beef Shorthorn and one Lincoln Red, at 6200gns, with the Beef Shorthorn at this price being Meonhill Fort Winsome from LEP Farms and the Lincoln Red the well travelled St Fort Rolex from Andrew Mylius, Fife.
Leading the Aberdeen-Angus male trade at 3800gns was Andrew Mylius’ reserve champion from the pre-sale show, St Fort Paxman M159. Sired by St Fort Pedlar Medlar J833, he’s out of the Fordafourie Kris B300 daughter St Fort Pam G681 who traces back to Netherton Pam S56, a foundation female for the herd. This one found a new home with R D Spendlove, Belper, Derbyshire.
Next best at 3500gns was Shadwell Estate with the third place Shadwell Brigadier Bob M646, a Netherallan Peter Pershore E052 son out of the Lockerley Bruno C270 daughter Shadwell Blue Belle H383. This one carries a SRI of +58 and TSI of +42 and sold to R Shaw, Market Rasen.
Then at 3000gns was the second place Morpheus Jager Day M010 from Owen Tunney. By Boyd Next Day 6010, this one is out of Duncanziemere Jody B068, a Duncanziemere Judge Y247 daughter and sold to J and I Tivey, Lutterworth, Leicestershire.
Beef Shorthorn bulls
Taking top call in the Beef Shorthorn bulls and the day’s joint overall sale leader at 6200gns was Meonhill Fort Winsome from Hampshire-based LEP Farms. By Chapelton Winsome, this polled June 2012-born bull is out of the Chapelton Wildfire daughter Meonhill Waterloo Zola and carries a TSI of +26. This one sold to H and M Copley, for pedigree use in their Manorfarm herd, Grantham, Lincolnshire.
Next best in the Shorthorns was a call of 4000gns securing Stonehills Joint Master from the Riby family. By the 2010 Highland Show champion Elliot Bodacious, he’s out of the Westmoor Magician daughter Stonehills Fox Trot and sold to Thistledown Stud, Loughborough, Leics.
Then at 3800gns was LEP Farms again with Meonhill Fighter Pilot. This white son of Meonhill Highlander Beau is out of the Tofts Romany sired Chapelton Rose Queen and was knocked down to Messrs Moss, South Harefield, Uxbridge.
Lincoln Red bulls
Scottish breeder Andrew Mylius enjoyed a good day’s trading the Lincoln Reds, taking the day’s top price of 6200gns and also selling at 5000gns and 4200gsn. Mr Mylius’ sale leader was the second prize St Fort Rolex. By Wragby Minstrel, this one is out of the St Fort Jack Frost daughter St Fort Orchid who goes back to former Highland Show champion Hemingby Orchid. Purchasing this one was Chris Page, East Yorkshire.
Next best at 5500gns was the junior and reserve overall champion Beverley Regal from Ivan and Martin Clough. By Beverley Janitor, this one is out of the Market Stainton Governor daughter Beverley Mary K2. Taking this one home was Iken Hall Farms, Woodbridge, Suffolk.
Then at 5500gns was the senior and overall champion Brackenhurst Ranger from Nottingham Trent University. Sired by Market Stainton Matador, this one is out of Donington Jessie K13, a Limestone Dunstan daughter and joins N J Barton, Macclesfield, Derbyshire.
Then at 5000gns was Andrew Mylius again, this time selling the first prize St Fort Rhinestone. This Norton Beau son is out of St Fort Thora, a St Fort Guv’nor daughter. He was knocked down to Severalles Farm, Newbury, Berkshire.
Two bulls then traded at 4200gns, the first of which was the reserve junior champion Market Stainton Raider from the Needham family. This is a Donington Lancer son out of a homebred daughter of Hemingby Wallace and sold to Iken Hall Farms.
Andrew Mylius was then back in the action selling for the same price. Taking this money for St Fort Red Star. He’s by St Fort Punch and out of Norton Mary M2, a Norton Nelson daughter. He sold to R and I Mee, Loughborough.
Following him at 4000gns was the reserve senior champion Othorpe Rufus from the Jackson family. By Hollyoak Laudable, he’s out of a homebred Limestone Dapper daughter and sold to Henry Needler, Market Rasen, Lincs.
Rounding off the Lincoln Red trade at 3100gns was Donington Rupert from J G Parkinson. Sired by Donington Nero he is out of the Hemingby Viking daughter Donington Molly J19 and sold to R D Sidebottom, Buxton, Derbyshire.
Sale leaders in the Simmental bull offering were Hayley and Andrew Clarke with Williams Draco. Born February 2012, this Darsham Playboy son is out of the Blackford Lancer daughter Tillymaud Malvenas 58 and was shown with success last year on the South east and East Anglia circuit and also picked up the title of South East Simmental Club Simmental of the Year. He found a new home at 4000gns with Messrs Player, Nottinghamshire.
Next best with these was a call of 3500gns for the third prize Burghbridge Damian C J G Clake. This Strathisla Popeye son is out of the Brinkton Major daughter Burghbridge Emerald and carries a TSI of +62 and an SRI of +75. Buyer here was N T Walker, Matlock, Derbyshire.
Then from the same home and making 3100gns was Burghbridge Darius, this time by Horsfordmanor Bonus and out of a home bred Popeye daughter, which sold to Messrs Middleton and Son, Alford, Lincs.
And at 3000gns were the Turvey family who sold their reserve champion Shannock Danny Boy. This is by the Anatrim Jacob son Rathlee Ben and out of a home bred Shannock Pride daughter. He was knocked down to H Curtis and Sons, Pensford, Bristol.
Aberdeen-Angus females saw a top price of 1900gns for the female champion Briston Pride Melody M489 (lot 116) from Duncan and Tracey Jeary. By Wrae Batchelor Boy G11, she’s out of a homebred Hurdcott Eagle D158 daughter and was knocked down to Don Parkin and Sons, Gateforth, Selby.
At 1800gns was the April 2009-born Elliot Delia J999 from Marsdens Farms. By Rawburn Randolph F555, she’s out of a Hoff Limited Edition daughter and sold to M E Crowder, Torskey, Lincoln.
Beef Shorthorn females
In the Beef Shorthorn section it was the Horrell family that took the top price of the day selling Podehole Irene Finch (lot 138) for 2600gns. This red and white May 2012-born Trojan of Craigeassie daughter is out of a Nevada Warrior daughter. Buyer of this one was A and C Farms, Oakham, Rutland.
Also from the same home and heading the same way to Rutland at 2000gns was Podehole Gypsy Fuschia (lot 137). This one is a Chieftan of Upsall daughter out of Podehole Gypsy Angel, another Nevada Warrior daughter.
Lincoln Red females
Lincoln Red female trade peaked at 2800gns for Walmer Princess from the Needler family. This February 2012-born heifer is by Beverley Jaunty and out of Walmer Princess H29, a Walmer Everest daughter. She found a new home with M E Williams, Market Harborough.
Next best at 2200gns was the reserve female champion Holyoak Orchid R145 from the Goodwin family. By Grovehouse Kristov, she is out of a homebred Market Stainton Bonus daughter and sold to R Mawer, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire.
Meanwhile, at 2100gns was the Needler family with Walmer Heroine. This is a Walmer Kudos daughter out of a Beverley Henchman daughter, which was knocked down to Messrs Spendlove Bros, Kettering, Northants.
Then at 2000gns was Donington Molly R12 from Messrs Parkinson. By Beverley Kudos, this February 2012-born heifer is out of a Hemingby Viking daughter and sold to A W Bambridge, Aylsham, Norwich.
Sale leader of all pedigree females on offer at 3500gns was the January 2012-born Simmental heifer Midhope Dove from the Hollingsworth family. By Corskie Wealth, she’s out of the Dirnanean Snowie daughter Midhope Thora 2. Sold having ran with Delfur Chas from 1 January, she was knocked down to Messrs Bower, Hyde, Cheshire.
Next best at 3300gns was another from the same herd, Midhope Cherry. Again by Corskie Wealth, this one is out of another Snowie daughter and again sold having run with Delfur Chas. This one found a new home with Chris Tucker, Edgcott, Bucks.
Following that at 3000gns and again from the Hollingsworths was Midhope Charm. By Dirnanean Snowie this one is out of a Dyfed Lord daughter Midhope Tremendous. She found a new home with P Joliffe, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire.
Averages; five Beef Shorthorn bulls £4074, nine Aberdeen-Angus bulls £2858.33, 12 Lincoln Red bulls £4410, seven Simmental bulls £2823, Six Beef Shorthorn females £2170, 11 Aberdeen-Angus females £1324.91, 45 Lincoln Red females £1294.30, 18 Simmental females £1995 (Newark Livestock Market).