Albion Shorthorns disperse to 8,000gns top

A packed ringside bid to an average of £3,465 at the Albion herd dispersal at Longtown on Monday (27 August).

The sale of the old North Yorkshire-based herd ran alongside the annual Beef Shorthorn female sale at Longtown and offered high-health pedigree cows and heifers to keen bidders.

Topping the trade was an 8,000gns bid for Albion Rosebud Jihan Jadazia, a daughter of Democrat of Upsall. She is in calf to Glenbrae Grant and sold with her heifer calf at foot.

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She knocked down to Lady Nairn, Balnabroich, Blairgowrie, who took four other cows and heifers including Albion Jilt Jadazia for 4,800. She is another Democrat of Upsall daughter.

Next at 7,200gns was in-calf heifer Albion Tanzy Carrisa, which was knocked down to A&C Farms of Oakham, Rutland.

At 5,200gns was the dearest cow on the day, Albion Jilt Amelia, which was knocked down to SG Mair and Sons, Kinnermit, Turriff. 

A 4,200gns bid also came from Lady Nairn for Democrat daughter Albion Maryann Jacinta and Albion Maryann Freya, who is by Tarrant Arnie.

Averages: Albion dispersal, £3,465; collective sale of 84 cows and heifers with 40 calves at foot, £2,143 (C&D Marts)