A big crowd competed for stock from this herd which was established eight years ago by Fife-based breeder John Brown. Founded on strong lines from Panmure, Baldinnie, Tullypark and Shradon – all responsible for some major show titles for the herd in recent years – the dispersal produced two top calls of 3000gns.
The March 2006-bred maiden heifer Hilton 1 Charlotte was first to cause a major stir and made 3000gns to D Smith and Son, Turnberry, Ayrshire who took two other lots.
Another Vodaphone daughter, Hilton 1 Doreen, matched the bid. Also in-calf to the Romany bull, she goes to father and son team of Robert and Ian Shaw who run the Hallwood Herefords in
Buying a foundation cow for a new herd were D and A Telfer, Langholm, Dumfriesshire who gave 2000gns for Hilton 1 Abbey. This fourth calver is by Nether Criggie 1 Harry and was suckling a July-born heifer calf by Vodaphone and is in-calf to the Romany bull.
A collective sale of bulls on the same day also produced a top call of 3000gns for the 22-month-old bull Baldinnie 1 Fighter from J Cameron and Son,
Averages: Hilton dispersal – 14 cows £1642; three served heifers £2590 and five maiden heifers £1407. Collective – three bulls £2205 and two heifers £1391. (Harrison and Hetherington).