A commercial herd of more
than 200 suckler cows and
stores was up for auction
last week on one Devon
farm. FW called in on
spring-born calves (68)878
autumn-born calves (19)610
In-calf and served
The herd at Newland Farm, Cullompton was, according to auctioneers Stags, in "extremely fine heart and condition". The spring- and autumn-born calves were by Charolais and Limousin bulls respectively.
Let there be light… Preparations under way in the sale shed. Fastening up the lighting, however, posed a bit more of a challenge than you might think.
The auction in full swing and a big crowd of locals, together with visitors from Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Somerset, ensured bidding was brisk. Charolais cross cows with steer calves made to £1150.
George Baker is a well-known face at West Country dispersal sales. And a youngster looks on, perhaps to pick up a few tips on buying.
Sausage and chips, all round… helpers Gerry Denford (left) and Ivor and Ruth Denyer grab a bite to eat from the catering van. On a day like this, with all hands to the pump, it was a case of eating "on the hoof".
No, not karaoke night, but auctioneer Richard Turner in action. Other notable prices taken at this event included £700 for a Simmental cross cow and £505 for Charolais cross steers on green CIDs.
The last straw… Ivor Denyer busy with final preparations for this sale for the J Grant Cann Partnership.