Only just beating last year’s top price of 6200gns, the South Devon Herd Book Society’s spring show and sale at Exeter saw a total clearance of 27 bulls and 17 heifers, with a top call of 6300gns.

Taking the top price on the day was Richard Harvey’s polled bull Z Sexton Poll Hermes 2, which sold to J B Fentem and Sons, Ashbourne, Derbyshire.

south%20devon6300gns.jpg Sold very much in his working clothes, the next highest bid came for D J Thomas and Son, Cornwall, selling Treguddick Hallmark 22 for 6000gns to C J Edwards, Tavistock, Devon. This Bedford Poll Lancelot-sired bull out of the Gentlegirl line sold vaccinated for IBR, BVD and Lepto.

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