5 May 1995

Primrose bids hit 10,000gns

A TOP price of 10,000gns and an average of £5234 for 15 members of the Primrose family – tracing back to the great Somerford Falcon Primrose – were the highlights of the Watergate sale staged by John Hunter at Bicester.

Top call came for the second-calver Dynasty Tab S Primrose, which gave 12,037kg as a heifer and has a PIN of +£116, placing her number 16 in the UK PIN list. Buyer was W G Troup of the Valeoskene herd in Aberdeenshire.

A 6800gns call from Robin Loxam, buying for a client, secured him the 12,500kg heifer Dynasty Mandingo SS Primrose (PIN value of +£129, third on the UK list).

Guest consignments came from David Hulls Twizzlefoot herd, Spiby Partners Olympian herd and Grosvenor Farms Grosvenor herd.

AVERAGES: Watergate: 51 lots, £2938; Twizzlefoot: Three lots, £2352; Olympian: Three lots, £2695; Grosvenor: Four lots £1522. (Norton and Brooksbank.) &#42