12 September 1997

B Blues make 3000gns each

A PACKED ringside at Chelford for the British Belgian Blue Cattle Societys sale last Saturday produced three top bids of 3000gns.

Leading bull price was given for Hazelwood Nelson from D M and S M Hazel, Luton. This naturally born blue son of Hazelwood Jake and out of a Greystone Banko dam was bought by M Arnold, North Walsham, Norfolk.

Suckler men were scarce among the bidders but 52 bulls found new homes to level at £1527.

A 3000gns call came for the champion female, the 1994-bred Lambside Liqueur from Robert Ivory, Hitchin, Herts. Sired by Park Debonair and in-calf to Black Moor Magnum she was bought by Dumfries breeder C Ryder.

The Woods family from Preston shared top price with a 3000gns sale of their heifer Bannister Las Vegas, offered with a bull calf by the 1997 Royal Show champion Battlesden Marshall Miggs. Buyer was Mrs &#42 R Walker, Carmarthen. The 31 pedigree females averaged £1772.

The commercial section saw 48 cross-bred steers level at £680 and 53 cross-bred cows at £581. (Frank R Marshall and Co)n