Beef Shorthorn heifers met a strong demand selling to a top of 3,100gns at the breed society’s official show and sale in Skipton on Wednesday 7 November.
Champion, Tessa X767 of Upsall at 3,000gns
Heading the trade was the day’s champion, Tessa X767 of Upsall TI +16, SRI +8, a 20 month in calf Dunsyre Bonaparte daughter and out of a homebred dam from Gerald Turton, Upsall, Thirsk. She was passed through the ring and later sold for 3,100gns to J and L Swiers, Thirsk.
Leading the sale through the ring at 2,700gns was Croxtonpark Talbot TI +18, SRI +14, an 18 month old in calf heifer by Chapelton Wildfire and out of a Tofts bred dam. Exhibited by Morrison Farm, Dumfries House, Cumnock, she sold to J and L Swiers, Thirsk.
Minutes later, the same vendors offered their homebred Rothesay Ziggy TI +18, SRI +18 at 2,300gns to CM Fanshawe, Naseby, Northampton. An 18 month old in calf heifer, she was by Glenkiln Cambus and out of a Gregors bred dam.
Reserve champion, Shawhill Edward at 2,600gns
Two entries shared the day’s next highest 2,600gns bid. First in the ring was the 21 month old Shawhill Edward TI +18, SRI +10, an Alvie Blueyed Boy son and out of an Upsall dam. Bred and exhibited by Thomson, Roddick and Laurie (Shawhill Shorthorns), Eaglesfield, Lockerbie, earlier in the day he secured the reserve championship before being knocked down sold to FW Graham, Masham, Ripon.
The second 2,600gns bid was made by EG and LA Paddy Jones, Nannerch, Mold for a 20 month old in calf heifer from Tracy Severn, Barkisland, Halifax. Highlee Elizabeth TI +8, SRI +6 was by Astrix of Upsall and out of a Sandwick bred dam. At 2,100gns the same vendor offered Highlee Rose Diamond TI +15, SRI +12, a two year in calf heifer by Vulcan of Upsall and out of a Sandwick dam. The buyers were ME and TD Tailford, Riding Mill, Hexham.
Gerald Turton offered a string of females including the 20 month old Nonpareil X764 of Upsall, an in calf heifer by Dunsyre Bonaparte at 2,000gns to F Hare and Sons, Brignall, Barnard Castle. Minutes before, Marigold X539 of Upsall, another sale age in calf heifer by the homebred Vortrekker of Upsall made 1,900gns to P Turnbull, Pickering.
Mr Turton also led the maiden section at 2,500gns with the 18 month old Upsall Augusta X786 TI +21, SRI +17 by Bonaparte and out of a homebred dam. The buyer was T Riley, Midgely, Hebdon Bridge. Victoria X782 of Upsall, another 18 month old maiden this time by Chapelton Wildfire made 1,500gns to S Cornforth, Egton, Whitby, who also went to 1,450gns for the 17 month old maiden, Ury Maid X791 of Upsall, TI +14, SRI +5, by Bonaparte.
Paul Braithwaite, Stokesley offered the reserve female champion, the two year old in calf heifer, Albion Jilt Desiree TI +10, SRI +12, by Uppermill Lomand. She was secured for 1,900gns by LA Senior, Heysham, Morecambe. Mr Braithwaite also secured 1,850gns the two year old in calf heifer, Heworth Boss Ballard Girl 1, a Bossman of Upsall daughter. The buyers were ME and TD Tailford.
Averages: 11 heifers £1,565.45; 16 in calf heifers £2,103.28; 5 cows £1,900.50; 2 bulls £2,336.25
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