19 July 2002

Buyers wait for champion

BUYERS waited patiently for the most sought after entry in the virtual dispersal of Driffield-based breeder Roland Masons successful Wold Newton herd of Belgian Blues where this years Royal Show champion – the last lot in the catalogue – topped the sale at 6000gns.

Wold Newton Rambo, the eight-year-old by As De Trefle Du Vanova, has excellent limbs and locomotion and now heads for work with Wigton, Cumbria buyers J C and S E Little.

Mr Mason, who is retaining a small nucleus of cattle, decided to sell the herd following son Patricks decision to emigrate to New Zealand.

The 39 cows and calves averaged 1852gns peaking at 4600gns for a recipient dam carrying a Rambo calf that was bought by K W Gamble, Skipton, North Yorks. Best bid for in-calf heifers was 3050gns given by S and G A Potter, Thirsk, North Yorks for Wold Newton Sally – a daughter of Embleme Du Stordeur. The 18 in-calf heifers averaged 1802gns.

Wold Newton Sweet, a daughter of the successful show winning cow Fervent Du Chateau De Noirchain, realised 4500gns to Richard Carruthers of Penrith while R D Atkinson of Goole invested 4400gns in the January 2001-bred bull Wold Newton Tabard – a son of Embleme. (Boulton and Cooper). &#42