Females were the pick of the trade at Saturday’s (22 October) autumn show and sale of Lincoln Reds at Newark, with a top call of 3,000gns and in-calf heifers selling to strong demand.

Auctioneer Paul Gentry said demand for females was electric, with strong, well-bred cows and heifers being keenly fought for.

“Several good runs of cattle on offer sold very well and in-calf heifers sold to an exceptional trade, with no fewer than 10 selling at 2,200gns or more.”

Heading up the prices at 3,000gns was the female champion Auchmacoy Heroine T272 from Mrs S Buchan, Ellon, Aberdeenshire.

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This Auchmacoy Lancaster daughter is out of Westacre Heroine H5, a Market Stainton Councillor daughter.

She sold having run with Beverley Samson and was bought by LM Burditt, Shelton, Nottinghamshire.

Auchmacoy Heroine

Leading trade at 3,000gns was the female champion Auchmacoy Heroine T272 from Mrs S Buchan, Ellon, Aberdeenshire © Tim Scrivener

Then making 2,600gns was Auchmacoy Bianca T261 from the same home.

This Auchmacoy Othello daughter is out of Auchmacoy Bianca P116, an Auchmacoy Langworth daughter and also sold in-calf to Beverley Samson. She found a new home with Messrs Spendlove Brothers, Orton, Northamptonshire.

Next best at 2,500gns was Donington Jessie T46 from JG Parkinson, Louth, Lincolnshire.

This Beverley Kudos daughter is out of Donington Jessie K39, a Bevann Gallant daughter.

She sold in-calf to Brandon Robber and was the choice of Stuart Howes and Son, Leicestershire.

And two then sold at 2,400gns.

The first was Hemingby Treasure T957 from Michael Read, Horncastle, Lincolnshire.

This one is by Auchmacoy Oakley and out of Hemingby Treasure N664, herself a Donington Kavannah daughter.

In-calf to Hemingby Illustrious she sold to the same buyer as the last.

Also at this money was Auchmacoy Heroine T233 from Mrs Buchan.

This Auchmay Orlando daughter is out of Walmer Rose J20, a Walmer Falcon daughter and sold carrying to Beverley Samson.

She was knocked down to ME Williams, Market Harborough.

Maiden heifers

Maiden heifer sold to a high of 2,000gns for Springwood Jessie U110 from Springwood Farm.

This St Fort Essex daughter is out of Springwood Jessie P55, a Hemingby Dragoon daughter and headed home with previous buyers Messrs Spendlove Brothers.

114 Springwood Jessie U110 made 2,000gns

114 Springwood Jessie U110 made 2,000gns © Tim Scrivener

Then at 1,950gns was a maiden heifer from the Auchmacoy consignment, Auchmacoy Daisy U318.

She’s by the home-bred Auchmacoy Orlando and out of Auchmacoy Daisy L027, a Westacre Derek daughter.

Messrs Spendlove Brothers were the buyers here too.

Averages: 12 maiden heifers, £1,561.88; 30 in-calf heifers, £2,061.50; one cow and calf, £1,627.50; two yearling bulls, £1,680 (Newark Livestock Sales)