A tremendous show of cattle at Leek’s first Pedigree Christmas Show and
Judge for the day, Stuart Heath, had a difficult job but eventually picked out an All-Nure Bellwood Larky heifer from the Harley Grange herd of Mark and Lynne Hodgkinson as his Champion. A frenzy of bidding eventually stopped at £2640 with the heifer travelling to local purchaser John Holdcroft of Sandbach.
However, it was a Lystel Lorenzo daughter from John Allen, Tutbury that topped the day, breaking all previous known records at £2850. Boasting an 85 point dam which had given 12,947kg as a heifer, she was sold giving 34kg and was clinched by Phillip Smith, Tutbury.
A heifer from Messrs Gadsby, Yarlet reached £2620 by Cottonhall Lucky Charm she was sold giving 33kg and went to Mr M Hollingsworth of Swythamley.
Reserve Champion went to a red and white second calver shown by Ian Lemon, Alkmonton by Morwick Sand Ranyer, she had given 7024kg as a heifer, fresh with her second and giving over 30kg she went to T Wilson, Fradswell.
An amazing trade throughout the day saw the top 15 animals average £2393 and the entire pedigree entry average £7 short of £2000 at £1,993.
1st Quality Heifers to £2,850 average £2,393
1st Quality Cows to £2,410 average £2,365
2nd Quality Heifers to £2,140 average £1,919
2nd Quality Cows to £1,740 average £1,740