14 November 1997

Sluggish trade at Wexham Cup sale

A SLUGGISH trade disappointed vendors at the 47th annual Wexham Cup show and sale of Holstein Friesian bulls at Crewe.

The event saw 76 head average £1142 selling to a top of 3600gns.

The trophy, awarded on a production-inspection system of bulls shown with their dams, was won by Honeypot Celtic, an Etazon Celsius son from the Chepstow-based Honeypot Partnership. Buyer at 2600gns was R L Goodfellow, Congleton, Cheshire.

Reserve Wexham Cup winner was Aintree Nemesis, a Rotate Jed son from Richard Pilkington, Wrexham.

Top price came for Waying Indian Man, imported as an embryo by Ward Partners, Altrincham. He is by Mandel and out of a VG85 two-year-old Mascot dam that gave 10,000kg as a heifer. Buyer was Joe Sankey for his Muckleton herd at Telford.

A Bidlea bull made 2800gns for Ray Brown and Partners and a Dombinator son from the Brynhyfryd herd of J W C George and Sons realised 2600gns. (Wright-Manley)