19 August 1997

Two £3700 bids for Simmentals

TWO bids of 3700gns came for Simmental cattle at the 11th Premier Production sale of stock from 12 herds at Towcester, Northants.

The sale, hosted by Fermor-Hesketh Estates, saw the first top price paid for Boddington Estates 1995-bred Sterling Catalinas Firebird, a Heywood Talent daughter in-calf to Brinkton Brilliant. Buyer was Peter Hill, Loughborough.

Phillida and Tony Hurns Norfolk-based herd sold their Gretna Supersonic sired heifer Twyford Elspeth with a heifer calf at foot by Bemersyde Endeavour. She also made 3700gns to John Salisbury.

The in-calf heifer Sterling Woodbines Flame, by Woodhall Captain, made 3400gns to M R and M Y Quarm, Irvine.

AVERAGES: 10 cows with calves £1191; 50 in-calf heifers £1243 and six maiden heifers £1365. (United Auctions)