Bulls sell to 8,000gns at Hereford spring show and sale

Trade topped at 8,000gns at the Hereford spring show and sale at Hereford market

Sale leader was the male champion Solpoll 1 Perfection from J and W McMordie, Ballygowan, Co Down.

This Panmure 1 Henry son was the pick of SC and GL Hartwright, Abingdon, Oxfordshire.  

Solpoll Perfection © MacGregor Photography

Solpoll 1 Perfection © MacGregor Photography

Next and selling for 6,400gns was Havenfield 1 Rufus, an October 2017-born bull from EL Lewis and son, Dilwyn, Herefordshire.

Buyer was JR Williams, George Nympton, Devon. By Solpoll 1 Lawman, his grandsire is also Panmure 1 Henry.

Havenfield 1 Rufus © MacGregor Photography

Havenfield 1 Rufus © MacGregor Photography

Mr and Mrs MGS Gibson, Stitchcombe, Wiltshire, paid 6,000gns for the red prize winner Solpoll 1 Rawhide, also from the McMordie stable.

This Panmure 1 Henry son was born in September 2017 and is out of the home-bred Solpoll 1 Dainty F16, one of the herd’s best cows.

Solpoll 1 Rawhide © MacGregor Photography

Solpoll 1 Rawhide © MacGregor Photography

Leading heifer trade at 5,500gns was Dendor 1 Myrtle 13th from DE, ED and AL Jones, Caersws, Powys.

The successful bidder was Rachel Aidley, Elworth, Cheshire. Myrtle is by Canadian-bred Harvie Java 52J.

She sold in-calf to Dendor 1 Nairobi which was supreme champion at the Hereford Cattle Society’s National Poll Show in 2018.

Dendor 1 Myrtle © MacGregor Photography

Dendor 1 Myrtle © MacGregor Photography

Averages: 46 bulls, £3,394; 22 show females, £3,021; 24 for sale only females, £1,330.

(Brightwells)

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