It was certainly a “Vantastic” trade for Peak District Limousin breeder David Harrison when he staged a major reduction from his Harrison herd at Newark Livestock Market today where bidding reached 10,000gns and the day’s three highest prices came for progeny of Wilodge Vantastic.
Eddie Sims of Stoke on Trent made the highest call to secure Harrison Famela, a January 2010-bred heifer by Vantastic and out of a Nenuphar dam. Just a few minutes earlier Mr Sims had paid 7000gns for the maiden heifer Harrison Florence (below) – also by Vantastic and out of a cow by Junior.
Harrison Duke, the 2008-bred stock bull by Vantastic and out of a Ronick Ivan cow made 8500gns (below) to Lincolnshire buyer Chris Bustance.
The other stock bull offered on the day, the 2008-bred Coachhouse Detail, goes to Norfolk buyer W Mallon Livestock at 5500gns. His is by the Fedneyhouse Nelson son Coachhouse Virgil.
Harrison Ellen, a Vantastic cow with a Harrison Duke heifer calf at foot, realised 5000gns to A Heath, Market Drayton. Heifer calves sold to 3300gns when D Wharton, Norfolk took an August 2011-bred daughter of Vantastic out of a Ronick Ivan dam. Bull calf trade peaked at 2200gns for a 13-month-old Rocky son bought by J Gilbert, Coventry.
Averages: 10 in-calf cows £1972; nine cows and calves £2672; 17 bull calves £1312; two heifer calves £2310; 10 heifers and calves £3931; 22 maiden heifers £2462; two stock bulls £7350 and one yearling bull £2730. (Newark Livestock Market)