Charolais bulls sold to a new top centre record of 5,600gns and average of £3,431 in Holsworthy on Wednesday 28th April at the breed society’s south west official spring fixture.
Supreme Champion, Downtown Duncan sold for 4,000gns
Sale leader was Broadbury Diesel, a two year old bred by R and F Long and offered by R S and S M Hopper, Bude. Sired by Burradon Talisman and out of a Riddlecombe bred cow, he sold to C P Heard and Son, Okehampton.
Next at 4,700gns was the day’s reserve champion, Balbithan Everclear, a 14 month old by the 10,000gns Inverlochy Topsire and out a homebred cow by Seawell Offshore. Bred by Mr and Mrs Andrew White, Worth Matravers and exhibited by herd manager, Jane Haw, Everclear was in the breed’s top 10% with a Self Replacing Index of + 37. The buyer was Phillip Heard, Okehampton.
At 3,650gns the same vendors offered Balbithan Duke, a 16 month old by Mortimers Vanquish son and out of a homebred cow going back to Corrie Highlander. Duke was secured by BK Heale, Holsworthy.
Philip Heard also invested 4,000gns in the supreme championship, Downtown Duncan, a Westcarse Beef son and out of a homebred dam by Waverlea Ruler. Bred and exhibited by Brian and Diane Lavis, Okehampton, this 21 month old was no stranger to the ring having secured several tickets on the 2009 local and county show circuit.
A bid of 3,500gns secured Gaer Director for North Wyke Farms, Okehampton. Bred by TE Jones, Welshpool and offered by ML Impey, Ludlow, this 20 month old was by Lowerffrydd Benhur and out of a cow going back to Finnwest lines.
Two lots shared a 2,900gns price tag. First to go was the two year old Pengwedna Dodo a Hendy Alcapone son from AE and A Pascoe, Helston to AW Gale, Newton Abbott. The second 2,900gns bid was made by TJ Jakins, Plymouth for Bailea Dashing, a 21 month old Bailea Ulysse son from Brian Jones, Brecon.
The female sector was led at 2,000gns by a cow and calf pair from John Williams, Chumleigh. Riddlecombe Rita was bred from homebred lines and her eight month old bull, Riddlecombe Englebert was by Riddlecombe Maurice. The buyer was MJ Bulled, South Molton.
Averages: 11 bulls £3,431; three cows with calves £1,470; nine females £1,276
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