The South Devons’ Autumn Show and
Leading the way was the day’s male champion Welland Valley Crusader 5 forward by Malcolm and Thelma Broomes. With bloodlines going back to the Explorer and Hanbury families, he has already seen great success in the show ring with six male and breed championships to his credit. Keen bidding in the ring saw the hammer finally fall to G Pluess, Trevoulter Barton, Bude,
The reserve male champion, R R B and S J Harvey’s X Sexton Champ Poll Polaris, by AI Z Sexton Poll Hermes, achieved 3100 gns to polled South Devon breeder T H E Laity, Polkinghorne, Hayle,
A record-breaking top price of 5000gns was achieved for heifers with Newquay breeder R K Rundle’s Kestle Buttermaid 84 leading the way. This one sold to Cornish breeder M A and C Sandbach and Son, Wadebridge.
The second highest priced heifer Foxhole Bonnie 7, consigned by K V and M A Plain,
Averages: 7 bulls £3795; eight halter-broken bulling/in-calf heifers £2737; 10 halter-broken maidens £1160; 27 non halter-broken heifers £1100.
(Messrs Kivells, Hallworthy,