Patron: HRH Prince Charles

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.

Z Welland Valley Trident 3 sold for 10,200 gns (M E & T E Broome’s Leicestershire-bred) to W P & S L Harper, Holsworthy, Devon

Z Welland Valley Trident 3 sold for 10,200 gns (M E & T E Broome’s Leicestershire-bred) to W P & S L Harper, Holsworthy, Devon

Judge Peter Rowe from Trewint, Menheniot, Cornwall, picked out his male champion from a very strong line-up of 18 bulls, as North View Bailey, sired by Edmeston Zodiac 3, and bred and shown by 22-year old Oliver Brewin from Thorpe Langton, Leicestershire.  Oliver’s win was widely applauded, and the judge’s decision was fully vindicated in the sale ring when the hammer fell at 10,000 gns to R J & S E Whitcombe, Petersfield, Hampshire.  It is rare indeed for any breed to bring forward such a high level of success from someone so young, and the Society offers its congratulations to the North View herd.

Mr W H D Scott’s Grove David 18 Reserve Male Champion and winner of the Thornton Cup, sold for 7,500 gns to Collacombe Farm Ltd, Tavistock, Devon

Mr W H D Scott’s Grove David 18 Reserve Male Champion and winner of the Thornton Cup, sold for 7,500 gns to Collacombe Farm Ltd, Tavistock, Devon

Reserve male champion and winner of the Thornton Cup for most points on performance and inspection was Mr W H D Scott’s Grove David 18, a high EBV bull with Trevowah bloodlines, who sold to Collacombe Farm Ltd, Tavistock, Devon for 7,500 gns.

Female Champion was M E & T E Broome’s Welland Valley Reggatta 18 (T), in-calf heifer sold for the top female price of 5,100 guineas to A & C Farms, Rutland

Female Champion was M E & T E Broome’s Welland Valley Reggatta 18 (T), in-calf heifer sold for the top female price of 5,100 guineas to A & C Farms, Rutland.

In the female section, the champion was M E & T E Broome’s Welland Valley Reggatta 18 (T), a stylish in-calf heifer who sold for the top female price of 5,100 guineas to A & C Farms, Rutland. 

Mr R K Rundle’s Kestle Buttercup 31 sold for 4,000 guineas to Morgan & Co, Leominster, Herefordshire.

Mr R K Rundle’s Kestle Buttercup 31 sold for 4,000 guineas to Morgan & Co, Leominster, Herefordshire.

Next highest female prices were achieved for M E & T E Broome’s Welland Valley Primrose 31, and Mr R K Rundle’s Kestle Buttercup 31, which sold for 4,100 and 4,000 guineas respectively to Morgan & Co, Leominster, Herefordshire.

M E & T E Broome’s Welland Valley Primrose 31 sold for 4,100 to Morgan & Co, Leominster, Herefordshire.

M E & T E Broome’s Welland Valley Primrose 31 sold for 4,100 to Morgan & Co, Leominster, Herefordshire.

The reserve female champion came from the Tully Partnership, Waddeton Pansyette 43, by Northwick Fortissimo 2, who sold for 2,300 guineas to Daylesford Organic Farms, Moreton-in-Marsh.

Best pair of males came from The Tully Partnership, Brixham, Devon; and best pair of females was shown by Mrs D R Rusher, Minehead, Somerset.

Averages:16 bulls £4,088; 23 in-calf heifers £2,616; 18 maiden heifers £2,421

Auctioneers:  Messrs Kivells, Holsworthy, Devon

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