Longhorns topped the day’s trade for Traditional breeds at Worcester with the sale leader being Trelawnley Icarus, a four year old bull by Wellhead Cognac and out of a Parc Grace Dieu bred dam from David Nutt’s Buckinghamshire-based herd. He was knocked down at 2000gns to A L Riseborough, Raglan, Monmouth. David Nutt also had success with a cow bred by Peter Close, Fishwick Helio who was four months in calf to Icarus and sold at 1200gns.
Two unserved heifers from Messrs Bayley’s Courthayes herd and both by Blackbrook Quintessential, a former junior champion from the 2007 East of England Show, sold at 1180gns to G Hedges, Midgham, Berkshire and G V P Ltd, Tetbury, Glos, respectively.
Devon cattle had a good cross section of support for both cows and heifers with Brown and Geddes peaking at 1200gns for a six year old cow with steer calf at foot and a four year old cow with steer calf selling to R H Ward and Son, Burton on Trent, Staffs and V and M Grubb, Bucknell, Shropshire, respectively.
Meanwhile, served Devon heifers enjoyed a sharp and competitive demand topping at 1180gns for Tilbrook Gem 5th from Gavin Hunter’s Cambridge based herd taken by J Colley, Bewdley, Worcester. Unserved heifers hit 800gns for one from Davina Stanhope with a homebred heifer Tingewick Nora 5th by Hansnett Beau Trespasser 2nd’ to S Linton, Bodenham, Hereford.
British Whites also found strong favour with buyers with cows and calves peaking at 1040gns for Latchygors Tealeaf with a bull calf at foot from P Scholfield selling to S D Pennington, Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Maiden heifers in this breed also sold well with Ladbarrow Celestine by Albany Top Cat from Simon Willes heading the section at 850gns, which was knocked down to previous buyer S D Pennington.