This season’s upbeat demand for Blonde bulls continued at Bristol last week when the British Blonde Society’s sale levelled 25 bulls at £2032 and saw prices reach 3500gns for yet another good sort from the Quick family in Devon.
Traditionally their best have carried the family’s renowned Loosebeare prefix but this time it was the new partnership headed by Andrew Quick – and now registering stock under the Quicks herd name – that attracted the day’s strongest bidding.
Quicks Albert is a 22-month-old son of Loosebeare Robert and out of a cow by Loosebeare Champion. He stood overall champion under judge Pip Rogers and stays in the West Country with M T James of Chulmleigh, Devon.
Long established breeder Roy Kinnish came south with a wagon load of bulls from his Kinaston herd at Bridgnorth and earned his highest bid of 2900gns with the third prize winning Kinaston A-Boy.
With a dash of French breeding behind his sire Haydens Platinum, he is predominantly home-bred on the bottom line with the addition of Druk Carter. He goes to Hereford buyers A E Howells and Son, Dorstone.
The Kinaston string also collected the reserve championship with another Plantinum son – Kinaston Alfie – taken at 2400gns by D C Rees and Son, Brecon.
Females peaked at 1480gns when well known Worcestershire cattle producers Ian and Jim Phillips bought five females paying most for the unserved heifer Fronfedw Alys from R G Davies, Lampeter.
Averages: 25 bulls £2032 and 7 heifers £1323. (McCartneys).