It was a solid day’s trading for the Blondes at Bristol Sales
Centre on Saturday 21st of April with a clearance rate of 95%. The
British Blonde Society sale was in the charge of McCartneys, who
presided over a good commercial demand for bulls ready to work.
Quicks Albert sold for 3,500 guineas
Leading the way was Quicks Albert from Messrs A R Quick and Partners,
Crediton, Devon who sold to 3,500gns. Albert was awarded first place
in his class and Overall Champion by the Judge Mr P Rodgers, Presteigne.
Albert was an impressive June 2005 bull which featured the Quicks
breeding on both sides and was sired by the homebred Loosebeare Robert
and out of a 16 year old homebred dam Loosebeare Goldie a Loosebeare
Champion daughter and he heads back down to Devon to Mr M T James,
Hardings Leigh, Chanleigh, Devon.
The reserve champion was Kinaston Artie from Mr Roy Kinnish, Manor
Farm, Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Artie followed Albert through the classes
and was eventually knocked down for 2,400gns to Messrs Rees, Pencrug
Brecon. Artie, was a June 2005 son of the herd’s successful
senior herd sire Haydens Platinum and out of a homebred cow, Kinaston
Izzie. Taking the second top price of 2,800gns was another bull from
the Kinaston herd, Kinaston A-boy, third prize winner to the champion
and born in June 2005, who was another son of Haydens Platinum and
out of the homebred mother Kinaston Rowenta, a Kinaston Henry VIII
daughter. A-boy goes north to Messrs Howells, Mynyddbrith farm, Dorstone,
There were several bulls sold for 2,300 gns, the first being the
red ticket winning Meynpern Vincent from Mr Lional Mann, Meyn Pern
farm, Constantine, Falmouth, Cornwall who was a November 04 son of
the French sire Laos and out of Megray Lindsey, this impressive bull
weighed in at nearly 1150 kg and goes to work at Messrs Rogers farm
at Corn Hill, Leominster. Mr Mann also sold a Nicodeme son, Meynpern
Arni out of Treamble Teresa, for 2,000gns to Mr W H Howells, Tynwtra,
Also selling for 2,300gns was the first prize winner, Ystwyth Apollo
form Messrs J G P Lewis and Son from Cefnllwynpiod near Aberystwyth,
Ceredigion. Apollo, a March 2005 bull was sired by another French
sire Fallou and out of a homebred dam, Ystwyth Poppy an Intrepide
daughter and goes down to Devon to Messrs Neill of Barnstable, Devon.
The third bull to make 2,300 was the May 2005 bull Doncombe Aesculus
from local vendor David Knight of Coombe Cottage, Failand Lane, Bristol.
Aesculus was sired by the Knight’s successful senior herd sire
Druk Lance and out of a homebred cow, Doncombe Lillypilly an Arlequin
daughter. He sold to Mr C Price of Herbert Farm, Middle Tysoe, Warwickshire.
Mr Knight sold Doncombe Banyan a son of the home bred sire Doncombe
Ranganitra, a Blackwater Jockey son out of a Druk Lance daughter
Doncombe Sequoia for 2,100gns to Scriveton Manor Farm Holdings Ltd
at Bakewell. One of the youngest bulls forward - born in January
2006, he was a first prize winner and boasted figures of BA 20. Also
from the Doncombe stable was Doncombe Arapaho sired by the French
bull Nielsen out of another Lance daughter, Doncombe Pocahontas and
he was knocked down for 2,000gns to volume buyer G Collins Farms
Ltd, Gore Cross, Wiltshire.
Selling for 2,200gns was the second prize winner and the youngest
bull forward the 12 month old Millend Billy-Whiz from George Bowden & Son,
Millend Farm, Hambleden, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. He boasted
a tremendous weight for age and weighed in at 670kg. Sired by the
homebred sire Millend USA, a Bradbury Evan son out of Millend Noodle
a Billingford Noodle daughter. He was knocked down to the Mabon herd
of Messrs GW & FM Jones, Garth Hall Farm, Llanfabon, Mid Glamorgan.
Mr R G Davies of Fronfedw Farm, Ciliau Aeron, Ceredigion sold the
second prize winner, Fronfedw Abracadabra, a Fronfedw Rhyd-y-Beirdd
son out of a homebred dam Fronfedw Tegwen, who is a Whistley Oedema
daughter for 2,100gns to Messrs AM & S Bowden, Harepath Farm,
Drewsteignton, near Exeter.
Bilsington Alad from P A de Giles from Swanton Farm, Bilsington,
Ashford, Kent was sold for 2,100gns to Messrs Boultons Court Farm,
Rodley, Gloucestershire. Alad is a son of the homebred sire Bilsington
Snowdon, an Everest son and out of the homebred dam Bilsington Trollop.
Leading the females were two heifers from R G Davies’s Fronfedw
herd, at Ciliau Aeron, Lampeter. First through the ring was Fronfedw
Verona who was a first prize winner on the day and she sold to volume
female buyer Messrs Phillips of Bockleton Farm Ltd, Sallings Farm,
Bockleton, Worcestershire. Mr Phillips also purchased the second
prize winner from Mr Davies, Fronfedw Alys for 1480gns. Both Verona
and Alys was sired by the Davies’s successful herd sire, Fronfedw
Rhyd-y-Beirdd an Ashtonlodge Jet son.
Average for 25 Bulls sold - 1932gns.
Average for 7 Females sold - 1260gns.
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