The annual Midland club sale of South Devon cattle at Stratford Upon Avon realised a total clearance and a top bull price of 6,400gns.

Leading trade was the day’s reserve champion the April 2013-born bull Lumbylaw Horizon 7 from Robert Lee, Lumbylaw, Alnwick, Northumberland. By Lumbylaw Halcyon 8 this bull headed home with Mr B Kingham, Aldbourne, Marlborough, Wiltshire.

Lumbylaw Horizon 7

Lumbylaw Horizon 7

From the same stable and selling at 5,100gns was Lumbylaw Halcyon 35 by Welland Valley Hanbury 10. This high figured bull sold to K and A Watchorn, Walton on the Wolds, Leicestershire.

The day’s champion Brafferton Trooper of 2013 from J P Harrison Tollerton, Yorkshire sold for 4,000 guineas to A E J and F J Claridge, Middle Clayden, Bucks.

Male and breed champion

Male and breed champion

Topping the female trade was the female champion Welland Valley Princess 26, from M E and T E Broome, Thorpe Langton, Leicestershire. This stylish March 2013-born bulling heifer sold to Mrs J Archer from North Tudenham, Norfolk.

Female champion Welland Valley Princess 26

Female champion Welland Valley Princess 26


Next highest female price was J P Harrison’s Brafferton Princess 3, selling to E C and M M Everall, Ludlow, Shropshire for 1,900 guineas. This in-calf heifer was by the same sire as the male champion and out of Brafferton Princess 2.

Top priced yearling heifer was Broadwood Gladrial 1 from Mr J White, Market Harborough, Leicestershire. This one sold to Mr O Brewin, Thorpe Langton, Leicestershire for 1,750 guineas.

Averages: Nine bulls, £3,687; 18 heifers born 2013, £1,671; six heifers born 2014, £1,146. Auctioneers: Kivells