Welsh in force at BBlue sale

26 November 1999

Welsh in force at BBlue sale

WELSH breeders were the predominant buyers at the British Belgian Blue Cattle Societys sale, Lichfield where bulls reached 2500gns.

The March-1998 bull Bassibones Punch, by Igenieux du Stordeur and consigned by C and M Godden, Great Missenden, Bucks topped the trade selling to G and S Wainwright, Sheffield.

There were two 2000gns deals. Blackburn, Lancs based Maguire Livestock Services sold their Navac Playboy, by Junior de la Faussie, to Bodmin, Cornwall farmers D and M Oliver while Bengall Oscar from James Reid, Lockerbie heads for mid-Wales with S J Smith, Penybryn Castle, Welshpool.

The contingent of Welsh buyers fought for all the females on offer taking bidding to 1600gns for the in-calf heifer Blue Linson Ocean. This Bringlee Freeman daughter was from Rugeley, Staffs breeder Graham Tomlinson. Buyers were A and B Morgan, Pontardulais, Swansea.

Don and Lorna Tyson from Wirral, Cheshire sold their maiden heifer Donnah Pluto Finesse at 1260gns to Mrs F M Langford and Sons, Berriew, Welshpool. And the 1995-bred cow Battlesden Mavis, by Platinum George and suckling an April-born bull calf, faced the longest journey home. She made 1600gns to Raymond Gunn, Caithness who selected her from the dispersal of Wilts breeders S and L Ropers Anmark herd. (Wintertons with United Auctions.)7

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