Srong demand for Blonde and Longhorn bulls at Worcester

A new Longhorn breed record was set for a senior at the society’s spring show and sale at Worcester on Saturday (25 April), when Aberdeen Nik from Graham Lennox, Aberdeen, made 5,400gns.

This two-year-old bull is sired by Colaba Faro and is out of a Gorse Maharajah daughter. He won the male and reserve overall rosettes in the pre-sale show and was secured by D Howden, Ludgershall, Buckingham.

Second best when securing a bid a 2,700gns was Linton Ieuan from Andrew Goodman, Worcester, and bred by Phil Evans. Sired by Dunley Alligator he is out of the Bollin Urchin daughter Linton Zodiac. Buyer was K Mason, Waltham Abbey, Essex.

Females peaked at 3,550gns for the reserve female champion Treverton Nettle, a homebred maiden heifer from Rachael Heard, Welford, Northampton. She also headed home with Mr Howden.

Next best at 2,500gns was the female and overall champion Blackden Mint from Phil Robinson, Crewe, Cheshire. Sired by Wellhead Dante she is out of the Bejon Donald daughter Dingleback Imogen. She sold in calf to Mr Howden.

Blondes

On the same day Blonde bulls peaked at 4,000gns for the two-year-old male and overall champion Aaron Insengard from Nick Rogers, Powys.

Sired by Bridge Carcker Jack he is out of the homebred cow Aaron Ethanstar by the French sire Mir. Buyer was A and B Bowden, Exeter.

Champion and top priced bull 4000gns Aaron Insengard

Just shy of this at 3,850gns was the first prize Samoht Ike from Paul Thomas, Wokingham, Berkshire. Sired by the Druk Thor son Doncombe First Eagle he is out of Samoht Fancy. Buyer was RJ Barrett, Bromyard.

Females sold to 1,920gns for Egerton Gallica from Jones and Garratt, Ashford, Kent. Sired by Egerton Ruanda by Cacao she is out of Egerton Rose. She sold with her heifer calf at foot to DW Hicks, Coventry.

Female champion Cosdon Izabellah

Averages: Seven Longhorn bulls, £2,678; 17 Blonde bulls, £2,869.

(McCartneys, Worcester).