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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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