Next in the bull section at 3800gns was Moelfre Commando, a 19 month old second class prize winner by Gretnahouse Vigorous and out of a Thrunton bred cow by Mortimers Politician. Bred and exhibited by Kevin Thomas, who was making a 600 mile round trip from Newcastle Emlyn, Commando continued to travel north with his buyers, P and M Watson, Durris, Kincardine, Aberdeenshire.
Two more Vigorous sons from Kevin Thomas were knocked down sold at 2500gns each to the same buyer, Westcott Farms, Brentor, Tavistock. First was the April 2007 born Moelfre Comet who was out of a Mowbraypark bred cow by Mowbraypark Paramount. Later in the day, Westcott Farms secured Moelfre
Vanessa Vasey, Wetheral,
Another Welsh bred bull making a successful journey from
A bid of 2800gns secured Bleasdale
Three more lots were bid to 2500gns a piece. First to go was the 21 month old Caylers Columbus, a first class prize winner by the 15,000gns Burradon Talisman, sire of the 55,000gns Thrunton Voldemort and out of a homebred cow going back to Killadeas Lloyd from the Barker family, Nuthampstead, Royston to WJF Vance, Whithorn, Newton Stewart.
Next at 2500gns was Hackleton Chieftain, another 21 month old this time by Kilcullen Ted and out of a homebred cow going back to Lendor lines. Bred by Hackleton Farms, Hackleton,
Shraden Concorde, a May 2007 born entry from Roger Everall, Shrawardine,
Heading the Cracker section at 4400gns was the reserve female champion Mowbraypark Crystal who was within the breed’s top 15% with a Self Replacing Index of 35. Bred and exhibited by Mike and Margaret Atkinson, Kirkby Malzeard, Ripon, this 21 month old maiden was by Inverlochy Topsire and out of a homebred cow by Mowbraypark Paramount. The buyer was FE Hoad, High Blantyre, Lanark.
At 3500gns, the Boden and Davies partnership, Mellor,
The fixture featured a collective sale of females which was topped by a couple of cow and calf pairs from Tom Cox, Great Longstone, Bakewell. First at 4500gns to CH and GA McDowell, Billesdon,
A bid of 3500gns secured the second outfit from Tom Cox for A and G Wood and Scott, Forest-in-Teesdale,
Andrew Sellick, Williton, Taunton went to 3300gns for Robbie and Kathleen Jackson’s (Seaville, Silloth) Seaville Vanity, a four year old by the 12,000gns reserve Perth champion Mowbraypark Northend sold with her rising 12 month old bull, Seaville Countess by Burradon Talisman.
Averages: 22 bulls £2,488.98; six Cracker heifers £2,407.08; 26 collective females £2,671.70
Shraden draft: eight lots £938.44; Mortimers reduction: 16 head £1,109.07; Bilston draft: 10 lots £879.90