The Charolais world record was smashed earlier today when bidding climbed to the heady heights of 100,000gns.
Vexour Garth was put forward by investment banker, Jan Boomaars, Heathdown, Woldingham, Kent, and was bought on behalf of the US based Livestock Capital Company which had shown interest in the bull as a calf and keenly tracked his development.
A fitting headline price in the fiftieth anniversary year of the breed’s first introduction to the
In fact a full brother of Ferny was also up for sale this week, but went unsold at 8,500gns.
Originally from the
Speaking about Vexour Garth (pictured below) he said: “I knew there was interest, but not to that extent. He is a well balanced bull and out of a very good female line that’s done well for us.” But he said the main reason he sold well was his strong performance figures.
This Dingle Hofmeister son is out of Vexour Della and has a TSI of +71 and a SRI of +74. He will remain in the
The next best price of 17,000gns was achieved for two entries, with 10 bulls in total selling for more than 10,000gns. The first at 17,000gns was Balthayock Gunner (below), from Major Walter,
Blackford Gladiator (below), from A Macpherson, Blackford Farm, Croy,
At 15,000gns was Elrick Gallant (below), a Maerdy Dublin son, out of Blelack Ophelia. Put forward by Mr M J Massie, Mains of Elrick, Auchnagattm Ellon, this one has a TSI of +62 and a SRI of +56 and sold to Mr Eurof Jones, Danycapel Farm,
Not far behind at 14,000gns was Ashby Gucci below), from Mr D Noton, The Oaks, Ashby-Cum-Fenby,
He was followed by another 14,000gns call, this time for Maerdy Gent from D E Evans, Monfa,
The reserve intermediate champion Thrunton Gabriel (
The reserve junior champion (
Two entries then went for the next best price of 12,000gns. First was (
Among the females, a cow and calf forward from Miss A MacPherson, from Blackford Farm, Croy,
Blackford Debbie was AI’d in calf to Corrie Alun in August. She is sired by Burradon Talisman and is out of Blackford Suzy. Her male calf, Hercules is four-months-old and by Newhouse Bigal.
The champion female heifer Vexour Flirt, exhibited by Mr J Boomaars sold to an unknown buyer for 4,200gns.
Averages: 89 bulls, £7,699 (2011: 97 bulls, £6,279), females – to come (United Auctions)