Leading the trade was the pre-sale show champion from Mick and Jean Gould’s Woodmarsh herd, Shrewsbury, Woodmarsh Melburn. He is a January 2008-born son of Dudoc Mr Burns and bred from eight successive generations of VG and EX dams and is out of a dam by Picston Shottle which gave 13,282 litres in her first lactation.
Second best at 3600gns was the second prize intermediate bull from Peter Waring, Beverley, Yorkshire, Winton Paddy Burns. Also by Dudoc Mr Burns, this one was born in December 2007 and is ET from a dam which gave more than 10,000 litres in three of her six lactations. He sold to Messrs Evans, Llanrhystud.
And the third and final lot to sell for more than 3000gsn came when Mark Nutsford of Riverdane Holsteins sold a Braedale Goldwyn son Riverdane Sizzler. This one, again ET bred goes back to the some impressive breeding on his dam’s side, including being a grandson of noted show cow Copywood Integrity Sara Red. He went home with another Welsh buyer K S Jones and Sons of Llansantffraid, Powys.
Four then sold at 2000gns, the first of which was Stardale Heinz, an Emerald-Acr-Sa T Baxter son from J Burrow and Son which sold to D Sutton, Crewe. Second at this level was Styche Super Talent from Seaton Farms. This one is by Al.Par.Stadel Elayo Red and sold to P C and V Kenny, Stone, also at 2000gns was Sterndale Atmosphere from W J Nadin and Co when he sold to M Fisher, Penrith, he is by KHW Kite Advent Red.
The final 2000gns sale was for R and E Butterfield’s Ingleview Virtue. An ET bred son of New-World Empire out of Hillbrad Patron Vanessa, he headed home with T G and D M Watchorn, Leicestershire.
Averages; 34 bulls £1552.76 (Wright Manley).