Show of support for best Lincoln Reds

BIDDING HIT 3000gns at the Lincoln Red Cattle Society”s recent sale and there was no shortage of supporters at Louth Livestock Centre.

The top call came for one of last season”s big show winners, Beverley Exalted, from breeder Ivan Clough & Son”s 80-cow herd at Spilsby, Lincs. The October 2002-bred bull Exalted comes from an almost unbroken line of home-bred cattle.

Exalted collected the supreme championship at last year”s Lincolnshire County Show and went on to take the junior and reserve supreme tickets at the Great Yorkshire Show. He heads for the Bembridge family”s Anwick herd at Lincoln.

The sale attracted a top quality parade of cattle for judge Graham Thompson, of Timberland, Lincs, who found his supreme champion in Hemingby Walter from Michael Read”s herd based near Horncastle.

The 23-month-old Walter is by Anwick Chancellor and out of a show-winning dam from the herd”s Polly family. He stays in Lincs with C Simmons & Sons of Tetford.

Several new breeders were out looking for foundation females, producing a lively trade. Among the new faces was Eddie Minshull from Stadhampton, Oxon, who invested 1525gns in Walmer Heroine F5 from Lincs breeders HM & JM Needler.

 This daughter of Market Stainton Bonus was in-calf to Harrington Dorian and had stood first in a strong maiden heifer class at last year”s Great Yorkshire Show.

The female title also went to Mr Read with a heifer from the Hemingby herd”s Treasure family. Buyer at 700gns was DJ Bacon of Chorley, Lancs, who is setting up a new herd.

 A heifer from Julian and Hazel Hammond”s Walesby herd achieved 750gns to new breeder A Ownsworth of Fulbeck. The funds will be donated to the Red Arrows” appeal for Macmillan Cancer Relief (Masons).