A yarding of 44 South Devon cow and calf outfits levelled at £2,221.22 and 25 heifers made £1,372.20 at the Ewefields dispersal at Newark on Monday (18 June).
Trade topped at 4,500gns for stock bull Langham’s Homer as four stock bulls levelled at £3,456 for Oxfordshire-based breeder Jeffrey Warhurst.
Homer is a January 2015-born bull by Edmeston Homer 1 and out of Langham’s Ochre, a Mutterton Ashton Bitter daughter, selling with a quality beef index of +57 and a self-replacing index of +46 to A and C Farms, Oakham, Rutland.
At 3,200gns was stock bull Woodhayes Bellerophon 5, which was knocked down to RJ Tucker and Sons, Kingsbridge, Devon. He is by Grove Bellerophon 3 and out of Cilgwrrwg Illya daughter Woodhayes Daffodil 17.
Two cow-calf outfits made 3,200gns, the first being Ewefields Flame 6, which caught the eye of Gates Farming, Oakham, with her heifer calf at foot.
This Polkinghorne Dazzler daughter is out of Ewefields Flame, going back to Welland Valley Hanbury 4.
Also at this price was Ewefields Whinfield 101, a second calver also by Dazzler. She sold with a heifer calf by Woodhayes Bellerophon 5 to J Wharton, Alford, Lincolnshire.
A call of 2,900gns and two 2,800gns calls were made by the Dunstall Estate, while Laity Farms, Cornwall, bought another Dazzler daughter for 2,800gns.
Averages: 44 cows and calves, £2,221.22; seven cows, £1,263; 25 heifers, £1,327.20; four stock bulls, £3,456 (Newark Livestock Sales)