Beef Shorthorn sell to 2,350gns at Chelford

Beef Shorthorn trade was led at 2,350gns by a cow with a calf at foot at the breed society’s official annual spring sale at Chelford Agricultural Centre.

Llanarth Candida TI +12, SRI +11, was knocked down sold for 2,350gns with her six month old light roan heifer calf Llanarth Emlyns Rosina, sired by Llanarth Emlyn, to J R Pearce, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Bred by K E Mitchell, Llanarth, Ceredigion who was completing his two part herd dispersal sale, this seven year old red and white cow sired by Tofts Rigger S273 and out of a homebred dam was back in calf to Emlyn. Mr Mitchell took a further 1,500gns for Llanarth Emlyns Hetty TI +15, SRI +14, a 19 month old dark roan heifer in calf to Llanarth Centaurs Gareth. Purchased by G R and R F Norbury, Macclesfield, Cheshire, this one was also by Emlyn and out of a homebred dam.

From the same breeder, a call of 1,450gns was made for Llanarth Titans Fenella TI +2, SRI +0, a two year old light roan heifer by Llanarth Titan and out of a homebred dam. In calf to Emlyn, Fenella went home with T J Evans, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Mr Mitchell also had success in the bull trade with the two year old dark roan Llanarth Emlyns Hector TI +16, SRI +14, by Emlyn and out of a homebred dam secured at 1,500gns by E J Moseley, Matlock, Derbyshire.

A bid of 2,000gns secured the red and white heifer Grafton Foggathorpe Diana TI +16, SRI +13 for J Townsend, Southampton, Hampshire. In calf to Westmoor Duke, and bred by T C Brown, Towcester, Northamptonshire, the two year old Diana was by Chapelton Waverley and out of Tarrant Weigelia.

Grafton Foggathorpe Diana.jpgSticking with the same herd a call of 1,900gns was made for the 22 month old roan heifer Grafton Elesha TI +14, SRI +11. By the same sire and out of Tarrant Xanthsoma, she was also in calf to Duke and went home with I W and N Hollows, Whitchurch, Shropshire, along with the two year old Grafton Broadhooks Eliser TI +10, SRI +10, at 1,850gns. This roan heifer by Grafton Bombardier and out of a homebred dam was again in calf to Duke.

The 23 month old red bull Floweryfields Woody made 1,500gns for breeder T Birtles, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Purchased by D M Thorp, Bakewell, Derbyshire, this one was by Meonhill Highland Beau and out of Ayylward Rothes Queen 33rd.

Averages: 2 bulls, £1,575; 2 in calf cows with calves at foot, £1,890; 12 bulling/in calf heifers, £1,429.75.

Auctioneers: Frank Marshall