The best of Banbury-based Smiths of Bloxham’s string has sold to a top of 9000gns. By Wilodge Vantastic, Ironstone Colonel out of Wilodge Relisa has a beef value of +34. This good back-ended bull also has a muscle score of +5.3 and now heads to Gordon Wilson’s Bankdale herd.  

Earlier, their first prize Ironstone Calzaghe, again by Vantastic, this time out of Ardbrack Princesspatti sold at 5800gns.