The best of West Country breeding drew a crowd of over 200 people to
Devon and Dorset families ruled the day with the Bolton freshly calved heifer Hemburyfort Satin 2nd selling for 4,400gns to the Hussell family for their Perrins herd in Devon who fought off competition from Carmarthen,
The heifer was out of the Ex90 Satin going back to the
Shottle daughters were prominent in the sale and a third calver Hemburyfort Demifrits 214th by Shottle and giving 47.4kgs sold for 3,200gns to Roger Morse for his Cowindale herd in
A September 2011 born Gerard bull calf from an Ex91 Goldwyn going back to the Crichel Favourites created considerable interest and sold for 1,000gns to S E Voysey and Son at Axminster.
No less than 53 different purchasers were successful on the day with Hemburyfort cattle travelling all across the West Country and into
Averages: Dairy cows and heifers (Inc 5 A Lots), £1,651; Calved heifers, £2,123; In-calf heifers, £1,680; ‘A’ Lot Bull Calves, £630; 210 Head, £1,617 (Greenslade Taylor Hunt)