A top price of 6,000gns and a clearance rate of 99% marked a successful spring show and sale for the Hereford Cattle Society this week (15 April).

 

Making the headline price was the day’s champion 21-month-old Lowesmoor 1 Jockey, exhibited by Mr MJ Clark, Tetbury, Gloucester. By the home-bred sire Lowesmoor 1 Gauloise and weighing 910kgs, he was purchased by Mr MJ Burton, Leigh, Surrey.

Male Champion Lowesmoor 1 Jockey Lot 35 sold for 6,000gns

Second highest price of the day was paid for the first prize-winning bull, 22-month-old Weybrook 1 Midas, from Mr HA Hatt, Basingstoke, Hampshire. By Dendor 1 Flinder and out of Weybrook 1 Mink 5th, he sold for 5,800gns. to Mr and Mrs MGS Gibson, Marlborough, Wiltshire.

Weybrook 1 Midas Lot 30 sold for 5,800gns

Next with a bid of 4,500gns was Messrs Cant’s 16-month-old Panmure 1 Knightsman, a Superior Carcase Sire and a son of Volcano. Purchaser Fir Farm, Firbosa Herefords, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire.

 Panmure 1 Knightsman Lot 49 sold for 4,500gns

Just shy of this at 4,100gns was the first bull through the ring, 26-month-old Sigston 1 Jupiter by Masefield 1 Colarado and from Mrs JA Walker, Northallerton, North Yorkshire. He was purchased by NJ and BA Turner and Son, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire.

 

Two bulls made 4,000gns. First of these was 24-month-old Fisher 1 Jenson from WJ Hutchings and Sons, Chichester, West Sussex. Sired by Allendale Waterloo he sold to Stratfield Saye Farms, Reading, Berkshire, weighing 870kg.

 

Next at this money was 23-month-old Lanscombe 1 Oh No from Mr RA Mitchell, Dorchester, Dorset, Sired by Brangwyn 1 Emperor he was purchased by J and E Thornhill, Poynton Herefords, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

 

Females

 

Female trade peaked at 4,500gns for the 17-month-old heifer Romany 1 Plum D1 K58 from JRB Wilson and Sons of Kelso, Borders. Sired by SMH Castro she travelled home with breed newcomers Martel Herefords, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.

Romany 1 Plum D1 K58 Lot 8 sold for top female price of 4,500gns

The second highest price heifer was the 24-month-old in-calf reserve champion Dendor 1 Myrtle 11, from by Messrs DE ED and AL Jones of Caersws, Powys. She sold for 4,200gns to Mr B Head, Barnt Green Herefords, Barnt Green, Birmingham.

 

The champion heifer, 15-month-old Panmure 1 Blessing K11 from Messrs Cant Arbroath, Angus, sold for 2,450gns to Mr AJ Thomas, Premier Herefords, Narberth, Pembrokeshire.

 Female Champion Panmure 1 Blessing K11 Lot 10

Averages: 27 bulls, £3,390; 15 females £2,516.50.