Pedigree Hereford cattle make more than 3000 guineas a piece

Prices of up to 3,000 guineas were achieved twice in a successful dispersal sale of the pedigree herd of Santa Maria Polled Hereford cattle from Llandysul in Ceredigion at Shrewsbury Auction Centre on Tuesday (27 June).

The herd, owned by Tony Vasari, was included in a sale of 145 pedigree and pure-bred Hereford cattle, which included reductions from the Humblebee Grange and Moralee herds and other select breeders.

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Of the 60 pedigree Hereford cows and calves on offer, top price of 3,000 guineas went to the first lot, Rempstone 1 Bertha from the Santa Maria Herd, which also sold Dendor 1 Greta for the same price.

The 11-month-old Santa Maria 1 AJ, by Moralee 1 Rebel Kicks, sold as a further stock bull for a local pedigree herd for 1,100 guineas, while Sky High 1 Demeter achieved 2,200 guineas in the pedigree in-calf heifers.

Senior pedigree stock bulls sold to 2,800 guineas for 2020 born Humblebee Grange 1 Victory from Walker Farms.

Hall’s senior auctioneer Jonny Dymond said the auction had contained some of the very best bloodlines in the breed, “carefully selected from sales and on farm, paired with extensive use of the very best AI genetics from around the globe”.

“The auction was a great success, with vendors and buyers in attendance from all over England and Wales,” he added. “It is great to see the increased interest in Herefords with every sale at Shrewsbury.”

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