Twyning Ash bulls top at 6800gns in Chelford

TB movement restrictions may havestopped Richard and Julia Carter from exhibiting British Blue bulls from their TwyningAsh herd at the society sale in March, but they made up for it by selling theirstring at Chelford this week by topping trade at 6800gns.


Sale leader was the April 2007born Twyning Ash Corporal, the first son of Twyning Ash Worcester to be sold. Outof Twyning Ash Amelia, an Elite daughter, Corporal is a powerful black andwhite bull with terrific conformation and joins the Bockleton Blues herdbelonging to Ian and Jim Phillips.

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At 6000gns Twyning Ash Churchilla March 2007 born by Azur d’Ochain out of Twyning Ash Violet was purchased by HDavies and Sons, Llandegla, Denbighshire, while K J Jones and Son, RobestonWathen, Pembrokeshire, made the long journey to secure Twyning Ash Troy sonColumbus for 5500gns, a September 2007 born bull out of the Wreay Odlio siredTwying Ash Sable.


Foxley, Norfolk-based Paul Davieswent to 5300gns to secure Twyning Ash Berkeley a son of the Freshman siredTwyning Ash Trent and out of the Savant De Pierrecome sired Twyning Ash Renee,while at 5000gns, Twyning Ash Chazz, another Troy son went home to Brill,Buckinghamshire with Peter Morris.


A selection of young heifers fromMessrs Baldwins, Gloucestershire, met a more selective trade with a relativelystronger demand for the younger heifers forward. A top price of

1900gns was paid for White FarmCinderella, by the home bred bull Waylord out of the Hazelwood Oscar siredBassibones Titania. She returned to Gloucester with David Awre, Newnham. WhiteFarm Cardamon, another Waylord daughter this time out of the Galopeur siredAstbury Satin made 1850gns to George Proctor Bignall End, Stoke on Trent.


The sale also featured a selectionof Continental cross suckler cows with British Blue cross calves at foot fromMessrs Carter. The cows, all heavily back in calf to either a British Blue orLimousin, were offered separately and made up to £1350 for an April 2004 born soldseven months in calf to Twyning Ash Admiral.


Averages 11 Twyning Ash bulls£4849; 15 White Farm heifers £1515; in-calf suckler cows £819; British Blue crossweaned calves £568 (Frank Marshall).