22 May 1998

South Devons from Bucks make most

BUCKS breeders Messrs D E and B E Phillips fared best with stock from their Haddenham herd at Aylesbury when the South Devon Cattle Society held a Midlands club sale.

The event, hosted by Mark and Margie Rushbrooke at Shatter-ford, Kidderminster produced a selective trade, but the top price of 1150gns came for one of three heifers by Haddenham Pioneer 1st.

Paying most was Kent buyer J Fish to secure Haddenham Doris 7th, a two-year-old maiden heifer. She joins his herd at Fakenham with another Haddenham heifer taken at 1000gns. A third heifer from the Haddenham offering made 950gns to M and S Kettlewell, Chipping Norton.

AVERAGES: 20 females £739. (Norton and Brooksbank).