The sale of British Blonde cattle took place at its new venue
Worcester Mart on Saturday 12th April under the expertise of auctioneer
Clive Rhodes from McCartney’s selling 90% of cattle forward.
The Hackleton herd swept the board with Overall Champion and top
price seen for Hackleton Achiever. Achiever by name
and achiever by nature, this strong bull born 02/11/05 weighed in
at 1240kgs out of Hackleton Serena sired by Hadley
Hank. Owned by Mrs J Smith and
shown by Mr Neil Brown of Hackleton Farm, Northampton, proud of his
EBV’s and his success in the show ring sold to Messer’s
HJ & BJ Read & Sons from Bromyard who own the Edvin herd
Second top price of the day was bid for Hackleton
Blenheim a, well
muscled bull born 04/10/2006 and weighing 835kgs. This eighteen
month old bull out of the same stable as the champion won his class
for autumn 2006 bulls. Out of Hackleton Rosa sired by Whistley
Dollar this second Hackleton bull of the day was sold to Mr A Turner
from Hahon, Derbyshire for £3675.
Reserve Champion was Kinaston Arno born 05/12/05 weighing in at 990kgs.
This strong bull from the Kinnaston herd owned by Mr R Kinnish from
Bridgenorth, Shropshire was bought by Messer’s DJ & HM
Morgan from Peterchurch, Hereford for £2100.
Champion female Doncombe Bayadere born 21/11/2006 out of Doncombe
Vashti and sired by Rodleigh Voyageur owned and shown by Mr D Knight
from Bristol was sold to Messer’s Phillips of Bockleton Farm,Tenbury
Top priced female of the day was Withybrook
Sweetheart with calf at foot. Withybrook
Sweetheart born 20/04/01 out of Brownhill Grace and sired by Burfield
Peregrine owned again by Mrs J Smith and shown by Mr N Brown from
the Hackleton herd, Northampton sold to Messer’s Phillips
of Bockleton Farm Tenbury Wells for £2047.50p.
Eight of the cattle sold at this new venue were sold to local farms.
The Blonde society would like to thank Mr S Feehan from A.B.P for
judging the showing classes and Mr Gerald Shearing of Shearing
Plough Livestock supplies for his generous sponsorship of this
new sale at Worcester.
A large turn out was achieved through the
support of society members and the interest from the farming fraternity.
Interest in the breed and society proves to grow year on year and
we look forward to building on this interest and taking the society
and breed forward into a widening market.
16 bulls average price £2418.28
9 females average price £1211.00
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