The South Devon Herd Book Society’s Autumn Show & Sale at
A record trade for heifers saw a new top price of 3600gns achieved twice, for R R B Harvey and The Tully Partnership from
And polled heifer Z Waddeton Suffragette 89 sold to Mr & Mrs Holt-Martyn from Tavistock.
Portman Burtley Estate Co paid the next best price of 3300gns for a scurred bull, X Colcharton Demetrius 17 from R J & C J Edwards.
Reserve male champion went to R R B & S J
Close behind was the male champion in the pre show sale, Brafferton Starbuster Wright which sold for 3000gns. He was put forward by Mr J P Harrison,
A heifer from show ring judge, Roger Rundle from the Kestle herd, Kestle Mill, Newquay sold for 2900gns. Buttermaid 81 went to Mr P Bowditch from Axminster,
The bull gaining most points on performance and inspection was Mr W H D Scott’s Grove Brutus 109, with a Beef Index in the top 5% of the breed, selling to Hill & Johnstone from
M R & R J Rowe’s Tregondale Crumple 49 was reserve female champion, and was rewarded in the sale ring with a price of 2600 gns, selling to Mr A Davies from
Averages: 12 bulls; £3150. 23 halter-broken heifers; £1995. 8 non halter-broken cows; £1614. 35 non halter-broken pedigree heifers; £1612
Auctioneers: Messrs Kivells, Hallworthy,