Three animals from Cambridgeshire breeder Les Cook and his daughter Sarah led the bidding at the National Traditional Native Breeds show and sale at Melton Mowbray.
And while they accepted the top calls of 1,900gns and 1,720gns for a pair of traditional Hereford heifers, they rejected a bid of 1,750gns for the British White bull, Latchygors Teabone, which took the show’s reserve interbreed championship.
The top call of 1,900gns came for February 2013-born Albany Leah the Third. Bred by the Cooks at Albany Farm, Over, she won’t be moving far as she was bought by Carolyn Redmayne, Mereside Lodge, Station Road, Over and will join other Albany animals in her growing herd.
The second heifer – Albany Lucia, born April 2013, was bought for 1,720gns by Keith Siddorn, Cheshire.
Latchgors Teabone, the four year old British White that left the sale ring unsold despite a 1,750gns bid, remains on sale.
“He’s a lovely easy calving bull and all his calves are born without assistance, but his first daughters will be going to the bull for the first time this autumn”, said owner of the two-time British White bull of the year, Mr Cook.