Charolais females met a ready demand selling to a top of 4,500gns at the Charolais day at Newark on Saturday (13 June), which included the dispersals of the Newbrooton and Cotehouse herds as well as a major reduction of the Rushfield herd.
Commenting on the sale auctioneer Paul Gentry said trade had been solid and commercially based throughout the sale, with buyers in optimistic mood.
“There was no doubt the ringside crowd were keen to pay, with a strong demand for Charolais bulls seen at recent sales underpinning breeders’ desire to buy well put together cow and calf outfits.”
The day started with a dispersal consignment of the Newbrooton herd from David North, Bassingham, Lincolnshire. He secured the top price for a cow and calf outfit which went home to Whitchurch, Shropshire with Reelow Livestock. The three year old Newbrooton Henryetta TI +59 SRI +56 sired by the 10,000gns Balmyle Dingle and her Blelack Digger sired heifer calf Newbrooton Lucy sold for 4,500gns.
Mr North went on to sell another three year old for 3,200gns. Newbrooton Hebe TI +50 SRI +45 by Balthayock Marius and her four month old bull calf Newbrooton Lionel also by Blelack Digger was purchased by JR Marsh, Coxhill, North Lincolnshire.
A call of 3,100gns secured S Matthews, Cullumpton, Devon the five year old Balthayock Aesop daughter Wesley Fragrance TI +45 SRI +50 and her four month old bull calf Newbrooton Lester by Alwent Goldbar.
Next along was Newbrooton Gertrude TI +36 SRI +35 by Balthayock Marius and her heifer calf Newbrooton Lily by Alwent Goldbar went home with Woods Ltd, Roystone, Barnsley for 3,000gns.
X head Cotehouse dispersal
The Cotehouse herd dispersal on behalf of the late Don Marshall, Scropton, Derbyshire, realised a high of 2,800gns for the herd sire Nitarose Hector. The 38 month old Hector is sired by Trefaldywn Ferrari and was purchased by DW Sessions, Scropton, Derbyshire.
The top priced female lot went for 2,600gns and was a daughter of the 13,000gns Perth Supreme Champion Killadeas Barney. Cotehouse Earliest and her two month old heifer calf Cotehouse Lavender went home with Desmond McAskie from Omagh, Co Tyrone.
X head Reduction consignment
A reduction consignment of 18 lots from James and Vanessa Webb, Billesdon, Leicestershire of the Rushfield herd sold to a top price of 2,300gns for the Newroddige Bruno daughter, Rushfield Freya and her bull calf by Rushfield Fernando who went home with N Tunnicliffe, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
Auctioneers: Newark Livestock Market