A day’s high of 2,050gns was achieved at the South Devon Herd Book Society’s third annual show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart last week (5 Nov).
Top price fell to AI Galtres Homer Daisy 14, a June, 2012-born heifer from North Yorkshire breeder, Ms Alex Welch, Huby Grange, near York. By Edmeston Homer 1 she is out of the home-bred Galtres Winston Daisy 9, and sold scanned in calf to the Cogent bull Hawkley SAS Javelin. Buyer was CM Dean, Queensbury.
Next best at 2,000gns was a first-prize winner from BB and K Hope, Thirsk, with the runner-up making 1,400gns on joining EC Cockburn in Crow Edge, Sheffield. The same vendor also stepped up with the first prize non-halter broken cross-bred heifer under two years, which sold for 1,600gns to LJ Riley, Longwood, Huddersfield.
Northumberland husband and wife Robert and Sally Lee, Edlingham, near Alnwick, made 2,000gns for their second prize heifer Lumbylaw Snowdrop 145, a well-bred daughter of Lumbylaw Galahad 18. She sold in calf to Lumbylaw Halcyon 8 and went home with JW and CA Turner, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire.
Two maiden heifers from the same home made 1,200gns and 1,400gns when both selling to TJ Carr, Saltburn North Yorkshire.
Non-halter led heifers under two years peaked at 1,700gns for the Z Arncliffe Gairloch daughter Arncliffe Kisi from John Bell, Northallerton. Buyer was R Pattison, Brompton, Northallerton.
Next best were two more from the Arncliffe herd. First at 1,600gns was Arncliffe Daffodil by Arncliffe Galileo. Buyer was EC Cockburn, who also purachsed another Arncliffe consignment for 1,550gns, by the same sire as her herdmate.