Beef Shorthorn females met an exceptional demand from a packed ringside, selling to a new breed centre record of 5,000gns in Skipton this week (6TH Nov) at the breed society’s official autumn sale.
Sale leader at 5,000gns was Podehole Phantasy Eva TI +12, SRI +12, a March 2011 born heifer with her seven week old bull calf at foot by Chapelton Clansman. Sired by the multi interbreed winner Trojan of Craigeassie and out of a homebred dam by Chapelton Promoter, the pair were bred and exhibited by Harry Horrell, Thorney, Peterborough. They sold to Rumsden Farms, Crowborough who went on to secure three more top-price lots from the same vendor for their newly established herd.
They also bid 4,700gns for Podehole Irene Elodie TI -2, SRI +1, a same age dark roan heifer, out a homebred dam by Nevada Warrior and offered with her six week old bull. Both heifer and calf were by Craigieassie.
Next at 2,900gns to Rumsden was Podehole Tess Edwina TI +6, SRI +7, a two and a half year old roan heifer going back to Warrior, which sold in calf to the 11,000gns Chapelton Clansman.
Minutes earlier Rumsden paid 2,700gns for Tugby Annabelle TI +10, SRI +10, a roan five year old from Harry Horrell. Bred by Jean Doughty, she was by Chapelton Promoter and sold in calf to Craigeassie.
Mr Horrell’s final entry, Podehole Irene Yuppie, a red and little white eight year old by Warrior and sold in calf to Craigeassie, was knocked down for 2,400gns to M Ward, Harwoodale, Scarborough.
Yorkshire breeder, Gerald Turton, Upsall, Thirsk was in the money with his highest entry at 3,800gns heading the small entry of bulls. Eurosceptic of Upsall TI +20, SRI +24 was a roan, 18 month old Broughton Park Thunder son and out of a homebred dam going back to Dunsyre lines. He went to the Isle of Man with EJ Faragher, Andreas.
Ury Maid X590 of Upsall TI +12, SRI +5 led Mr Turton’s female trade at 2,900gns to IR Rockley, Claverton, Nottingham. Sired by the homebred Vortrekker of Upsall and out of a homebred dam going back to Uppermill lines, she was offered with her three month old bull calf at foot by Dingo of Upsall.
Next at 2,850gns was Augusta x378 of Upsall TI +1, SRI +7, a light roan seven year old, by Wallace of Upsall and out of a dam going back to Sutherland lines. She was sold with her roan bull calf by the 4,000gns Glenisla Zetor to LJ Riley, Longwood, Huddersfield.
A bid of 2,500gns secured Victoria X806 of Upsall TI +16, SRI +10 for EG Parry-Jones, Nannerch, Mold. A roan 21 month old heifer, she was by Atilla of Upsall who goes back to Canadian lines, and out of a homebred dam. Next in the ring from Mr Turton and selling for 2,050gns was Tessa X821 of Upsall TI +16, SRI +11, a red 20 month old Dunsyre Bonaparte daughter and out of a homebred dam. The buyer was W Denham, Langleydale, Barnard Castle.
Rob Paisley, Middleton, Ilkley, offered his sole entry, Westmoor Diamond Fancy TI +23, SRI +18 at 3,000gns to A Haigh, Willingham, Market Rasen. A roan 19 month old, she was by Podehole Cracker and out of a homebred dam by Glenisla Zetor.
Rothesay Flora TI +12, SRI +10, a roan two year old heifer sold in calf to Glenisla Eclipse made 2,400gns to W Walton, Bardon Mill, Hexham. A Bon-Accord Alpha daughter and out of a Skaillhouse bred dam, she was bred and exhibited by Morrisons Farm, Dumfries House Estate, Cumnock.
Averages: 19 heifers, £1,450.11; 16 in calf heifers, £1,559.91; two in calf cows, £2,677.50; four heifers and calves at foot, £3,150; four cows and calves at foot, £2,139.38; three bulls, £2,415.00.