British Blues sell to 5,000gns at final Chelford sale

The final sale of British Blues at Chelford before the market’s closure and move to Beeston drew a large crowd, with bulls peaking at 5,000gns.  

Sale leader was the first prize winner Drift Kojak, a son of Drift Domino and out of the Empire daughter Drift Fliss, from AS Phillips and Son, Reading, Berkshire. Buyer was CA Howe, Hazelhead, Sheffield.

Drift Kojak

Drift Kojak from AS Phillips and Son © Wayne Hutchinson

See also: Charolais peak at 4,900gns at Dungannon 

Dylan Rees made the long journey from Pembrokeshire with two powerful bulls and was rewarded with prices of 4,600gns and 4,400gns.

The higher price was paid for the Colos Van Daisel-sired Bluestones Jason and the second-best price was paid for the reserve champion Bluestones Jinx. Both went to Banbury, Oxfordshire, with Messrs Tustian.

Bluestone Jinx

Bluestone Jinx ©Wayne Hutchinson

Young bulls sold to a top of 4,000gns when Ian Cook, Biddulph, took a fancy to the September 2015-born Dragon Blues Krug from GW and K Williams, Lampeter.

Meanwhile, females peaked at 3,800gns for the October 2015-born heifer champion Tanat Kira from Wyn Jones, Oswestry.

She is by Phenomene De Martinpre, and out of the Bringlee Blackstar-sired Boomer Fendt. After fierce bidding she was knocked down to J Crowther, Sowerby Bridge.

Averages: 23 pedigree bulls, £3,720; nine pedigree females, £2,867. (Wright Marshall)