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South Devon Society’s Skipton Sale 2015

Paul Harrison with his 2015 Skipton South Devon heifer champion

Paul Harrison with his 2015 Skipton South Devon heifer champion.

Alex Welsh total clearance at Skipton South Devon showcase

While The South Devon Herd Book Society’s fourth annual show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart attracted a small, but select entry of 11 pedigree cattle, the undoubted highlight was the total clearance of a five-strong consignment of heifers from the Galtres herd of Ms Alex Welch, of Huby Grange, near York. (Wed, Nov 11).

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Buoyant trade for South Devons at Hay Lane Dispersal

Trevassack Pride 330 with her heifer calf sold for top price of 3,000gns

Trevassack Pride 330 with her heifer calf sold for top price of 3,000gns

The recent on-farm Dispersal Sale of the Hay Lane herd of South Devons on behalf of Ernie Hemmings, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, brought buyers from right across the country and also from Northern Ireland. Mr Hemmings had taken the decision to come out of farming, and was selling a range of machinery as well as all his cattle.

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South Devon Society’s Spring Sale 2015

Male Champion - Stretchford Herman 7

Male Champion - Stretchford Herman 7

SOUTH DEVON BULLS PEAK AT 8,800 GNS AT EXETER

With all bulls passing a high standard of inspection there was a good choice for potential buyers at the South Devon Herd Book Society’s Spring Show & Sale held at Exeter and conducted by Kivells.

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South Devon Society’s Autumn Sale 2015

Reserve Male Champion and Highest Price - North View Claudius

Reserve Male Champion and Highest Price - North View Claudius

5,400 GNS TOPS AT NEW CIRENCESTER BASE FOR SOUTH DEVONS

Cirencester Livestock Market last week welcomed the South Devons’ Autumn Show & Sale for the first time, with Kivells as auctioneers, and the move attracted buyers from Wales, Cornwall, and Essex, as well as from the closer counties.

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Society's Midland Club Sale 2015

Breed Champion Award

Breed Champion Award

TOTAL CLEARANCE AT SOUTH DEVONS’ MIDLAND CLUB SALE AT STRATFORD

A total clearance in all sections was the result of the annual Midland Club Sale of South Devons at Stratford-upon-Avon, with a top bull price of 6,400 guineas, a top female price of 2,500 guineas, and averages holding up well.

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South Devon Society’s Autumn Sale 2013

Male Champion North View Bailey, bred by Oliver Brewin from Thorpe Langton, Leicestershire

Male Champion North View Bailey, bred by Oliver Brewin from Thorpe Langton, Leicestershire

SOUTH DEVONS SELL TO 10,200 GNS AT BRISTOL

A new record was set for a South Devon polled bull at this week’s Society Autumn Show & Sale, selling at 10,200 gns for M E & T E Broome’s Leicestershire-bred Z Welland Valley Trident 3, to W P & S L Harper, Holsworthy, Devon.  By Z Embury Hermes (T), the bull’s polled genetics will bring additional bloodlines to the Harpers’ Bedford herd.

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