Blonde cattle sold to 4,200gns at the British Blonde Cattle Society’s spring show and sale at Worcester on Saturday (26 April).
Sale leader was the third prize winner Allacot Herbert, a 22-month-old bull from David Skinner’s Devon based herd. This third-prize winner is sired by Allacott Fame and is out of Allacott Debs. He was purchased by G Rogers, Ballyhinch, N Ireland.
Overall 37 lots sold to represent a clearance rate of 82%.
Next best at 3,900gns was the junior and overall reserve champion Fronfedw Hafren from RG Davies, Ceredigion.
Sired by the Drumraymond Carl son Fronfedw Eamon he is out of a homebred dam and is the grandson to the 2011 Royal Welsh Show champion Fronfedw Vergil. Weighing 825kgs he was purchased by M Thomas, Neath, Glamorgan.
He was followed by the reserve junior champion Copperbeech Haribo from Moore’s Livestock, Norfolk. Sired by Thornage Viking he is out of Doncombe Vienetta and tipped the scales at 845kgs.
He sold for 3,800gns to J Wilson and Son, Newton, West Midlands.
Third prize winner Kinaston Hank made 3,700gns when selling to DR Arnold, Crediton, Devon. Bred by Roy Kinnish, Shropshire, he is sired by Bridge ET and is out of Kinatson Caitlin, sired by Haydens Platinum.
Mr Kinnish also earned 3,600gns when selling his stablemate Kinaston Holbrook to G Collins Farms, Core Cross, Wiltshire. Sire by Doncombe Sebastian he is out of the Romer Nevada daughter Kinaston Sikala.
David and Sue Knight led female trade with their 14-month-old, second prize winning heifer Doncombe Iphigeneia, from their Bristol-based herd. Sired by Rodleigh Voyageur she is out of the Druk Thor daughter Doncombe Elektra and was snapped up by EM Parry and Son, Brecon, Powys, for 1,900gns.
Averages: 19 bulls, £3,168, five cows in calf or with calves at foot, £1,587.60; 13 unserved heifers, £1,176.
Auctioneers: McCartneys LLP, Worcester