Charolais bulls were in demand commanding the day’s top 3,600gns bid in Newark on Saturday 11 April at Newark Livestock Market’s multi-breed show and sale.
The dayís leader, Wesley Chieftan at 3,600gns
Sale leader at 3,600gns was Wesley Chieftan, an 18 month old Balthayock Aesop son and out of a homebred dam by the 20,000gns Perth champion, Thrunton Trojan. Chieftan who was within the breed’s top 15% with a TSI +23 and SRI +29, was bred by Wesley Estates, Markfield, Leicester and sold to G White and Son, Beesby, Alford.
Wesley Estates offered the day’s next two highest entries. The 17 month old Wesley Cruiser TSI +31 SRI +36, another Aesop son and out of a homebred cow, this time going back to Maerdy Rock was awarded the day’s championship before selling for 3,300gns to NAS Johnson, Bitteswell, Lutterworth.
A bid of 2,600gns secured Wesley Creditor TSI +24 SRI +33 for Padray Farms, Rushden, Northampton. This rising two year old was by Burradon Talisman, sire of the 55,000gns Perth supremo, Thrunton Voldemort and out of another homebred dam by Maerdy Rock.
James and Vanessa Webb, Billesdon, Leicester offered 2,800gns for the reserve champion, Mowbraypark Cambridge TSI +24 SRI +29 from Mike and Margaret Atkinson, Kirkby Malzeard, Ripon. A 19 month old, Cambridge was by Alwent Ulysses and out of a homebred cow by the noted Mowbraypark Paramount.
The female trade was led by a couple of two year old heifers from Peter Donger’s Seawell herd, Foxley, Towcester. Seawell Catwalk, who was by the 30,000gns Thrunton Voltage, made 2,300gns, while Seawell Contour, by the 8,000 Perth junior champion Edenhurst Sterling commanded a 2,000gns bid. Both lots went home with GW Jones, Brixworth, Northampton.
Averages: 11 bulls £2,335.00; two females £2,150
Auctioneers: UA and Newark Livestock Market
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