The South Devon Society saw a strong trade at their Spring Sale in Exeter, with a top price of 10,000 guineas, and an average bull price of £3,830 which represents an increase of almost £200 on the year. Heifers also sold well, topping at 2,400 guineas, and averaging £1,943. Overall there was a 92% clearance rate.
SOUTH DEVONS TOP AT 9,600 GUINEAS AT EXETER
There was strong demand for South Devons at their recent Spring Show & Sale held at Exeter Livestock Market with some keen bidding for the best bulls that saw the top price exceed £10,000. A good selection of 32 bulls and 13 breeding females were forward, with about 90% of the cattle finding new homes, mainly in the South West. Breed Secretary Caroline Poultney said, "We are seeing a reflection of the quality of the cattle forward, and it's really pleasing to see the strength of demand for both bulls and breeding females."
There was good demand for both South Devon males and females at the Midland Club’s annual spring sale at Rugby Farmers Mart, Stoneleigh, with prices topping at 3,500 guineas and 3,100 guineas respectively, and a 93% clearance.
9th October 2017
SOUTH DEVONS TOP 3600 GNS FOR BULLS AND 2600 GNS FOR HEIFERS AT CIRENCESTER
The South Devons’ Autumn Show & Sale at Cirencester saw interest from across the country, including purchasers from Northumberland, Essex, Cornwall, and Powys.