Blondes peak at 5,100gns at Worcester


Quicks Fantastic Top price £5355 web.jpgThe Blonde Cattle Society’s annual spring show and sale at Worcester, saw no shortage of keen, competitive bidding culminating in a top bid of 5,100gns for the appropriately named Quicks Fantastic from Devon based breeders A R Quick and Partners.  


The 22 month old first prize winner weighing 1,080 kg by Dalton Bertie and out of a homebred cow by Hallmark Tornado was secured by commercial breeder J L Thomas, Chirbury, Montgomery, Powys.

A small consignment from Sue Knight’s Dodimead herd made a big impression on the sale with her twenty three month old Dodimead Fugacity topping her entry. Weighing 950kg this one is sired by Rodleigh Voyageur, grandson of both Nicodeme and Druk Lance. The reserve male and reserve overall champion was knocked down at 4,600gns to A R Thomas, Llanwit Major, South Wales.


The male and overall champion weighing 935 kg was Marstonmill Fernando (below). At nineteen months he is sired by Hallfield Charles and grandson to Megray Senator from Ian and Sue Archer’s Marstonmill herd which has an EBV of 32. He eventually sold to D L Williams and Son, Tonyrefail, Mid Glamorgan, at 4,000gns.


Champion at Worcester Marstonmill Fernando web.jpgNext best was a bid of 4,200gns for Bostock Gerald from Charlotte Bodens Bostock herd. Weighing 750kg, this 12 month old bull sired by Sauveur was the grandson to Hackleton Aimee which was the last Royal show champion as well as champion at the Royal Welsh show in 2009.


Roy Kinnish’s Shropshire based Kinaston herd had a good strike rate and topped his run of bulls at 4,000gns for fourth placed Kinaston Forbes. Weighing 885kg he was sired by the same sire as the champion of the show selling to H E L Bradley and Son, Knighton on Teme, Worcestershire.


There was a strong consignment of bulls from R G Davies peaking at 3,500gns for Fronfedw Ffanfer – a first prize winner in the preceding show to Herefordshire based breeders R F and E Pursey, St. Owens Cross. Weighing 825kg he is sired by the Welsh show champion 2011 Fronfedw Virgil.


A select entry of maiden heifers from David Knight’s Doncombe herd sold briskly and topped at 1,950gns for the female champion Doncombe Guarani.



Doncombe Guarani Champion female web.jpgShe is closely related to the reserve champion of the day, and sired by Rodleigh Voyageur and granddaughter of both Nicodeme and Druk Lance. She went to P Thomas, Edneys Hill, Wokingham, Berkshire.  The same purchaser taking two other heifers at 1,400gns and 1,200gns.


 Averages: 27     Bulls; £3,045.00; 4 Maiden Heifers, £1,619.37 (McCartneys)