Worcester Highlands hit 1500gns top call

Highland cattle hit a top price of 1500gns at Worcester on Saturday when Robert Philips, Skipton, Yorkshire, sold his bull Ulysses of Hellifield. He sold to J and F Farms, Melbourne Derbyshire.

Next best was an 1150gns call for the best of the day from Michael Poland’s Mottistone Fold. This was given for Eoin Mhor 2 which sold to A Harrison, East Grinstead, Sussex.

Leading the females on offer were a brace of 1000gns sales. First to go at this money was an in calf heifer from Michael Poland, which sold to R Travers, Dunsfold, Surrey, having stood first in the pre-sale show. The other at this money was the female champion from the pre-sale show female champion Fleur of Eckington from Judy Gardner, Pershore, Worcestershire.

Averages; one in-calf cow £777, four in calf heifers £792.75, eight maiden heifers £739.66, two bulls £1391.25 (McCartneys).