Today’s sale of South Devon’s at Exeter has seen a new breed record set at 10,500gns for Mutterton Ashton Bitter from A H and E M Bartley.
This February 2009-born bull is by Shorland Ashley and out of Mutterton Burnet 3, a Northwick General 8 daughter. He sold with a quality beef index of +36 and a suckler replacement index of +48 and includes polled lines on both his sire and dam side.
He was described in the catalogue as a bull with exceptional growth, bone and fleshing. I’ve got no news on the buyer yet, but will update you as soon as I do have.
Following that at 8100gns was Polkinghorne Genpro, a February 2009-born son of Woodhayes Illya 2 from T H E Laity. He is out of Polkinghorne Grace 30, a Countisbury Cracker 2 daughter. He sold with a QBI of +30 and an SRI of +40.Then making 8000gns was Grove Brutus from Douglas Scott. He is an October 2008-born son of Highgate Hanover 2 out of Grove Buttercup 64, a Grove Hector 15 daughter. He went with a QBI of +24 and an SRI of +32 and had previously been breed champion at last year’s Royal Welsh Show as well as reserve male champion at Great Yorkshire.Selling for 7500gns was the reserve overall champion and an F94L gene carrier Trewint Magnetto 4 from P S Rowe. He is by Trewint Magnetto and out of Trewint Suffragette 17, an Oxey Prince 3 daughter.